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"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
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"Trump calls Florida heartbeat bill a terrible mistake, and Mike Pence talks war with Russia. So I think if you will allow me to speak critically of Donald Trump for five minutes, I will speak critically. No, no, no, no. Look, you know, and I know, everybody listens who to this program knows that I don't think Trump is perfect. I think he ought to be the next president. And I think that, as you know about me and about many people listening to this program, that we are radically pro -life. We think it's a moral issue. And I think that Trump has made, I think he misspoke. I think it was, I don't know. Well, talk about it so people understand what we're talking about. Donald Trump went on face the nation and said that the heartbeat bill Ron DeSantis bravely signed in Florida was a terrible thing, a terrible mistake. And he said that he wouldn't commit to supporting any kind of federal restriction on the taking of unborn life. And he said with characteristic real estate bravado, well, I'm going to have policies that are going to make everybody happy. Everybody's going to walk away happy from the table. That is not how things work. When you're talking about life and death issues, Mr. President, that is how things might work. If you're negotiating over ownership of a golf course. All right. All right. Each of you is going to get nine holes. Okay. You'll each get nine holes. It's wonderful. You got, you've got half a golf course, half a loaf is better than none. But we remember from the story of Solomon, half a baby is not better than none. In this case, we're talking about cutting the baby in half. Literally we're talking about should abortion, should the pro -life position be, we want a bad abortion after maybe 15 weeks, which would only get rid of maybe 8 % of the abortions in America. If that's the pro -life position, it's not worth a damn thing. That's the law in Germany. That's the law in France. That's the law in Belgium. All these countries where euthanasia is now taking over. Having a 10 week, a 15 week abortion ban solves absolutely nothing. It just means the women who are so dopey, they don't even know they're pregnant until like 18 weeks won't be able to get abortions. That's all it means. He's really just punishing the stupid. It's not saving a significant number of babies. I don't know who Trump is getting his advice from on the abortion issue, but they're not on our side. They are like the Jared Kushner. They're not on our side. What Trump is saying is a complete loser position. It's like saying we're going to build the wall. We're going to build the wall with the Mexican border, except every 20 feet there's going to be a gap. We'll get most of the wall built. There'll guess who will come. I think a couple of things need to be said. First of all, I already said it. Trump is not perfect. So he often has done things that I think are harmful to himself. And saying that I think just politically is a mistake. But we also have to say without a doubt he has been the most pro -life president we ever had in this country. Because of him and standing up for Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade was overturned. I want to remind people of that. I also want to remind people that he spoke at the March for Life. No other president had done that. And so right now, I guess I find everything with him, not everything, but a lot of stuff just funny. It's almost like he'll say anything Ron DeSantis says, he'll say the opposite. I know. You could be triggered and tripped into that. And it's his Achilles heel that whatever Trump, whatever DeSantis says, Trump will somehow try to spin it. Trump even said that Andrew Cuomo did a better job on COVID than Ron DeSantis. That is literally the most insane thing any American politician has said since Jefferson Davis said I want to secede from the union. It's up to that level of crazy. But Trump, I mean Trump does this stuff for effect. In other words, for political effect to drive people crazy. That's why I guess I find it at least partially entertaining that he'll go out on a limb and say something like that just to trigger DeSantis. The problem is this stuff isn't cute. There were thousands of people murdered in those nursing homes in New York. Abortion isn't cute. This is not something funny. This is not like letting Jared and Ivanka turn the White House into their own little party hut. This is really serious. And our only leverage over Trump is right now during the primaries. If he gets the nomination, he can do whatever he wants because he will be elected president unless they assassinate him, which I do not put past that. I do not put that past the deal. Oh, I know that there have been attempts that we haven't heard about, but obviously they would do anything to get rid of him. We have our leverage now, especially before the Iowa caucus. Trump needs to be told if you keep saying this weak, rhino, wimpy garbage about abortion, maybe we'll hold our noses and vote for you against Joe Biden because we don't want to be put in prison camps. But we're not going to go to the mattresses for you. We're not going to go to the wall for you. We're not going to be fanatical, devoted supporters. We will hold our nose and vote for you the way we held our noses and voted for George W. Bush. Do you want to be the next George W. Bush? Well, no, John, I think it's worse than that. I think what will happen, what will happen is many evangelicals, pro -life evangelicals simply won't vote, which I think is an unbelievable mistake because they feel it's principled not to vote for Trump because he said this about what DeSantis's view. On the other hand, let him think that and maybe it's true and let him act accordingly. It's like if we are so on the reservation, Eric, that they know they have our votes no matter what they do, the Republican Party will keep treating evangelicals and pro -lifers the way the Democratic Party treats blacks. That is, you have no choice where you're going to go, take whatever scraps we throw you. So no, I think it's good. Let him be a little afraid that we will go off the reservation. No, that's why I just said that. That's why I just said that. In other words, I actually believe that that's true because when you look at what happened in the last number of elections, there are many evangelicals who are so pious in the negative sense that they would say, I'm just going to sit home and I'm not going to vote because Trump had three wives and I'm going to let Hillary Clinton or Satan or Adolf Hitler take over America because I'm so pious that I won't pull the lever for somebody who doesn't agree with me on everything or who puts out mean tweets or says things I disagree with. That is effectively how we got Biden because we didn't have a serious situation that we're in. On the other hand, Mike Pence is saying that unless we give long range missiles to Ukraine so it can kill lots of Russians, we'll have to go to war with Russia because it will invade Poland. So in order to avoid war, we have to fight a war. It's exactly what George W. Bush said about Iraq, that we have to fight the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them over here so they won't do 9 -11 again. Now we know now Iraq had nothing to do with 9 -11. It had no weapons of mass destruction. So he lied us into the Iraq war. In Vietnam, they told us we had to fight the Vietnam war so that the communists wouldn't take over Japan and then Hawaii. The whole domino theory is something that warmongers and the military contractors they work for, they whip it out every time they want to get us in a useless war. They say, well, remember Neville Chamberlain? Remember 1938? And I always say, remember August, 1914, when they blundered into World War I and destroyed all three of the main governments involved in it, all based on nothing, based on lies, based on garbage. Sometimes it's November, September, 1938. Sometimes it's August, 1914. And you're the idiot warmonger about to plunge the world into destruction because of your silly fantasies private about being a big man. Mike Pence is one of those warmongers and he's very dangerous right now. There's never enough time to talk to you, my friend. We'll get you back as soon as possible. Thank you, folks. We'll be right back. Thank you. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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Fresh update on "mike pence" discussed on Bloomberg Law
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"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. All right, we told you about Mike Pence, he's gonna join us 5 p .m. Washington time on Balance of Power, and we're gonna bring it to you here on Bloomberg Radio. We'll meet you back then. Kaley, have a great weekend. You too, Jeff. Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. Live from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio, streaming on YouTube and Bloomberg Originals. It is Friday, September 15th, 2023. I'm Jess Mitten, along with my co -host, Bloomberg TV correspondent, Simone Foxman, who we're both in for Carol Masser and Tim Stenovick, who do have the day off. Happy Friday, Simone. Happy Friday, Jess. Yeah, we're holding down the fort. We are. What an honor, right? Who's who in this situation? It's always a pleasure, though, filling in for both of them. But as you know, Simone, looking over at the U .S. stock market, though, unfortunately, jeopardizing those weekly gains because of today's losses really driven a lot. Not surprisingly, when you have a four trillion dollar triple witching event, especially in the options market, really amping up some of this volatility as we get into the weekend. But you know what? There was some brighter news. U .S. inflation expectations fell to the lowest in more than two years when you're looking at that latest University of Michigan survey. And consumers are growing more optimistic about that.
Fresh update on "mike pence" discussed on Bloomberg Wall Street Week
"Auto companies have seen record profits including the last few years because of the extraordinary skill and sacrifices of UAW workers. Those record profits have not been shared fairly in my view with those workers. While Republicans like former Vice President Mike Pence say President Biden has helped create the problem for electric vehicles. What I'm hearing around the country is that that auto workers are very concerned about Joe Biden's Green New Deal heavy handed effort to use dollars to drive these automotive companies into I mean you got 145 ,000 workers out there that many of them built a lifetime making gasoline powered cars. And auto CEOs like GM's Mary Barrow say that whatever the politics they need to invest all those profits so they can make the move into EVs. We need to invest in our future and we have a
What Did Mike Pence Really Do As VP?
"That's one of them. Pence brought back him into back the old Executive Office building as his right hand man. And you can see why. The guy's on TV. That is Short. Any, I won't say that. So all these If you even think you have a shot at defeating Trump, you run as an anti Biden, not an anti Trump. Just stay in a lane where you can be strong, specific, have a powerful message. You don't even have to get involved in the other stuff. You And I think this is the mistake the guys at two, three, four, five, six percent are making right now. They're going to claw their way up on the back of Trump. No, they're not. None of them are. I don't know why the Vivek Ramaswami is running at all. I have no idea. If you really look at his background, it is troubling, very troubling to me. And I am not going to make excuses for it. Period. Nor going am I to make excuses for Nikki Haley's gubernatorial record because she won't run on it. Why? Chris Christie, he's got a new line down. He's the only one running for president in the Republican primaries who defeated a Democrat governor. What he fails to tell you is Corzine was corrupt up to his eyeballs, was unethical up to his eyeballs. Democrat party members were turning against him. The major media in New Jersey were turning against him. He ran like the conquering king, the US attorney. He doesn't have that anymore. And he's not running against Corzine.
Fresh update on "mike pence" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
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Mark Levin Roasts Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy & Mike Pence
"They love her over there the Wall Street Journal editorial page. They think she's fantastic. But she's not all that conservative. I'll just She's just not. And I don't even disagree with her on Ukraine by the way, but That Ramaswami I've given him my opinion on him. I think he's a This guy's done more business with Communist China than I think Hunter Biden. And when it comes to foreign policy he just wings it. He thinks he knows what you want to hear and he wings it. It's not good enough for me. I But it's very weird these came and look at Pence Pence. turned into like an angry science fiction The eyeballs popping out of the head and the sharp teeth, the eyeteeth and the spittle coming down. This is now how I think of Pence. The Pence I used to know Reagan -like. Not anymore. He's Christie -like. In fact, he's more Christie than Christie. He's got Trump in his brain and he can't shake it. Plus it's weird. He says the Trump -Pence team did this and the Trump -Pence team did that and then he trashes Trump. Now in his own mind he's made the distinction between policy and what happened on January 6th, but that's not going to fly. As Vice President, mostly you don't make
Fresh update on "mike pence" discussed on Bloomberg Law
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Ron DeSantis Is Proof of Taking Action Over Words
"Particularly during events like this. I know I do and that's why one landslide wasn't some sleight of hand or anything of the sort. You know all about his background. You can dig in and look. And he's a guy who's a man actually grabs issues and runs with whether it's breaking the backs unions down there the the culture wars that he confronts. This is why he's attacked for it by Christie. Christie could not would not and will never do anything like it. Mike Pence who thinks he's Reagan. Ronald Mike Pence never did anything about these things ever. And he's fighting with Ramaswami which is fine they should all fight. But when he says the American people are better we've faced even worse we've done this. That tells me that Mike Pence is not capable of recognizing what's happening in this country and therefore is incapable I'll be right back. Radio WABC. 77 Auto repair costs are up nearly 20 % from last year. That's four times the rate of inflation. So when you enroll in a car protection plan through CarShield you can look forward to the following. CarShield offers protection plans starting as low as a hundred dollars a month with flexible month -to -month coverage no long -term
John Zmirak and Eric Unpack the Latest GOP Debate
"Have the emotional strength. I didn't have the emotional strength to watch the debate the other day, principally because it was almost like seeing the the the the former Soviet Union, the Politburo or something like that. People that are just. From another era, and they they are unable to see what we're talking about right now, that we are on the edge of the abyss of tyranny. The only one who had the guts to say it was Vivek Ramaswami, that that. And when you have people like Mike Pence, I mean, it's mind blowing to me that these people, it would it would it would be like you're you're in the middle of a thunderstorm and they're trying to tell you it's a sunny day. And you are they crazy? Are they like what is going on? Eric, in your book, Letter of the American Church, which I can't recommend highly now, you talk about how did the Christian church in Germany let the Nazis take over in the Holocaust happen? And the answer is very simple. Mike Pence, the Christians in Germany were like Mike Pence. Mike Pence is so proud of the fact that he certified fraudulent electors because he followed all the rules of the Constitution as his high paid lawyer told him was the safe thing to do. Mike Pence didn't do the constitutional thing. He did the safe thing. Mike Pence has done the safe thing his entire life. If the early church had been like Mike Pence, there would be one very safe Christian neighborhood on the in the suburbs of Jerusalem and nowhere else on earth. Christianity would exist in one gated community with a nine hole golf course and a very nice little social club and a very good school system. And it would it would still it would be the most obscure little religion, this little suburban cult compound on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Christianity would not have spread to streets over because I heard that streets not safe. If Mike Pence represents Christianity, it's the biggest joke in the history of the world,
A highlight from Kevin McCullough
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Vehicle Dependability Studies. 2023 study based on 2020 models. See J .D. Power dot com slash awards for 2023 details. Last, plan renews at $99 per year. $250 credit back minimum. Excludes alcohol, germs apply. I see too many people who are like, oh, if Fox says it, it must be true. And Fox is just a different kind of evil than CNN, but they're owned by the same people. The ultimate goal of Fox and CNN and MSNBC is to create chaos and anger because the everyday person in the United States has more in common than they want us to. Oh, for sure. U .S. SEC not coming out to Cardano. Charles Hoskinson whips it out online, explaining the SEC's continuous crackdown on crypto entities is political and has nothing to do with securities laws. Chuckie Ho Ho, founder of Cardano, believes the United States Securities Exchange Commission will not come after the project's native token, ADA. Interesting. He didn't say not him, but not ADA. OK, that's fine. During a recent YouTube interview on Corey Costa's crypto coins, shout out Corey Costa, a friend of ATB, Hosky pointed out that there has been no enforcement action against ADA so far. Hasn't there been a couple things where people delisted Cardano? Yeah, a lot of exchanges have delisted in anticipation that something happens, but nothing like there's like misinformation out there. I've actually talked to people who think that right now Cardano is in a lawsuit with the SEC and that is not true. Same. Same. Before we continue with the story, hit that like button. Drew, where are we at for likes, bro? Pull that mic down. Let the people hear your smooth dulcet tones. We got two hundred and eighty eight likes. Need to pump those numbers up. These are. How do I say this nicely? These are Mike Pence at the debate last night. Numbers. We need to bump these numbers up, folks. OK, prove that you are not a Fed and hit that like button. Subscribe to this channel. Leave a comment. Get active in chat, bro. Drew, give me a poll. Who won the debate last night? Poll the audience. Let's get it going. Krit Kratts, Nick Tator hosting very bullish for crypto. Heck yeah, baby. Let's keep on going. SEC is not coming after Ada in two recent lawsuits against the world's leading crypto exchanges. Coinbase and Binance. The SEC classified roughly twelve tokens, including Cardano and a bunch of other ones. Philcon. Yep, Philcon. Oh, Philcon. That's how you say it. Insisting they ought to be registered. Insisting. We're like stamping foot. Should be registered before being listed on exchanges. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Harry's Razor's number one customer once disclosed that the agency had asked the exchange to delist all tokens except Bitcoin as they qualified securities. Isn't it weird that like last week. The CFTC said Bitcoin and Ethereum were both commodities. Yeah, I mean, what's what's the Gary wants control, Nick, but it's over, right? Like no one can serious. No one can take the SEC seriously if another agency says the thing that the SEC says is security is a commodity. I mean, I don't know if anyone has been taking the SEC seriously for a minute now, but we know Gary tries to fight with every weapon he has. And unfortunately, he still has a lot of weapons. They don't work very well, but he still uses them. Yeah, and it's the delay tactic. He wants to delay everything he can. Yeah, yeah. So someone said watching Nick is painful. Well, look. Pain and suffering makes you a better human being, OK? Reject comfort. Watch this stream while I host. All right. Who won the debate last night? Vivek Pence, DeSantis, Trump. I would have put Nikki in there instead of Pence because Pence was just like a buffoon. Anyways, SEC's move is political. Yeah, we know this. Cardano Boss said the one political party in the U .S. which received a lot of money from S .F .F. is trying to show that they are not corrupt. Hence, they have moved from being bipartisan and working with other parties to create crypto rules, to accusing everyone of being a bad actor in time to throw them behind bars. I'll disagree with Hosky here saying there really is only one party in the United States. OK, it's a uni -party system. There is no true opposition. OK, I would say that the Republicans and Fox News are controlled opposition. It's it's the two two wings on the same bird at this point. Would you agree or am I am I being a little too? Oh, no, it's it's extremely obvious the same people own both sides. And I've I've said this before. We've talked about this on Investing Bros that people don't need like I see too many people who are like, oh, if Fox says it, it must be true. And Fox is just a different kind of evil than CNN, but they're owned by the same people. The goal ultimate of Fox and CNN and MSNBC is to create chaos and anger because the everyday person in the United States has more in common than they want us to for sure. 100 percent. They want us to think that if you don't agree, if you're not a Republican, you are the evilest person in the world. If you're not a Democrat or Democrats, you're the evilest person in the world. And they make money by sowing this disunity. Yeah.
A highlight from CRITICAL Cardano Update! (Shopify Altcoin Partner)
"We are going to have some fun today. The Nictatorship is here in the land of BitBoy Crypto. Welcome to BitBoy Crypto. My name is Nick. Over there is Tim. On the board is Drew. We've got a studio audience today. We've got a lit show. My shirt is on fire. Yes, literally. I appreciate everyone here in the chat. Everyone in the chat is probably gobsmacked that the dictator is here on BitBoy Crypto. But you know what? Ben is traveling. It's at a rare evo event. Hobnombing was a bunch of Cardano people. And Deezy is there too. So hang on. Coffee. So it's my turn to run the ship. And as we all know, we can't have Tim immediately take over the BitBoy Crypto channel. They're just kind of easing him in, right? So yeah, like I'm the bench host, right? And then eventually Tim's gonna earn his spot. And this will be TimBoy Crypto. Who knows? So, oh no, not Nick, says Pedro Lavador. Sorry, bro. It is me. No, not Nick. The Nictators in the house from Paul. Flip a Frank. Nick's shirt looks like a 70s living room set. That's exactly the vibe I'm going for. That is exactly the vibe I'm going for. Appreciate all of y 'all. We've got some incredible, incredible news popping today. Tim, how are you feeling, bro? I'm feeling good. And here's the thing, guys. You need to know whether it's Ben or Deezy or the Nictator, my role on the show is to keep the nonsense to less than 2 .6 percent until the end of the show. And at the end of the show, the nonsense gets turned up to a thousand. So yeah, that will continue today. Yeah, I can tell you what. Ben has a difficult job because seeing myself in like six different spots plus the chat, it's a little overwhelming. But I think we're gonna push through. Or we could just end the show. I could just say steak and then we run the mid -roll and then we're in. We're done. Plus one in the chat, if you want me to end the show right now. Actually, there's a lot of Nictator love going on in the chat. No, we don't ask chat for that kind of power anymore. Sometimes they tell us what we don't want to hear. Well, no, I wouldn't give them the illusion of being able to vote. Just like the elections in the United States. Let's move on. Looking at BitBoy Crypto, we've got 1 .45 million subscribers. We've got videos on Matic. This one's really great. Everything you need to know about Matic. We've got Ben coin to one penny. Big update. XRP domination. This video is probably one of the best ones we've done in a long time. 52 ,000 views. Go ahead and check out our content. We make good content, folks. We do. Okay, we've got a negative one from Nate Wick. Appreciate the vote of confidence. You can simp for me on Twitter at Nick DeMundi. I've got there are flames coming out of my mouth at all times. So just be prepared. I'd say it's 30 % crypto content, another 40 % trolling, and 10 % just sus. Look at that outfit. Yeah, this is my Tyler Durden outfit. So, okay, you want to know the story of this jacket? I think I've told this before on ATB. You have 20 seconds. Do you know where I am? Where? Okay, I am at a Christmas wrap party for Stranger Things season 3. This is actually one of the costumers just seconds that they had spare from the costumes for Stranger Things and I wore it and I was about seven Miller Highlifes in. That's my eighth Miller Highlife in my hand right there. And I'm having a good time. Yes, I worked on Stranger Things. My wife and I worked on Stranger Things several seasons. Great times. Love those people. Cool story. Yeah. Let's get into the market watch. Let's get into the market watch. Tim, I like it. It's passive -aggressive. It's a little snide. I like it because it pisses me off. Let's get into it. It fuels you. Coin market cap, Bitcoin 26 ,059 doll hairs. Hang on. Get this crap off. No one cares about the fear and greed index. Hey, everyone's afraid so guess what you should do? When the fear and greed index is red, you should probably consider buying. Remember, everything I say is financial advice. Is it good or bad? That's up for you to decide. Let's see. 662 exchanges. Volume is in the toilet. Okay, like this is, we've had rancid Taco Bell bowel movements level of volume. It's so low and so heavy it cannot get possibly any lower. Ethereum gas is 36 quay. I don't do the math like Ben does because I'm not good at math. I was a communications manager. Okay, like I need a calculator to do anything other than addition and subtraction on fingers. So yeah, fear and greed at 35 out of a hundred. That's great. Buy the red. Sell the green. Ethereum is at 1 ,645. Let's see. XRP scam coin at 51 cents. I'm just kidding. I hold XRP. It's going to pump. It's gonna make people money. Everyone calm down. Cardano at 26 cents. That's quite a steal and we're gonna talk a lot about Cardano coming up. Okay, what's your, you had, you have some history with XRP at 51 cents, don't you, Tim? I mean, to be fair, my history was actually at 55 cents. It was a little bullish, but I do want to say we're gonna continue on with the show. Negative five points for the dictator for using the forbidden coin market cap. Oh, is that another thing? That's forbidden on this show. So we're gonna have to keep moving on. Should we use lunar crush? But yeah, no, XRP for sure. 55 cents got turned into resistance rather than use of force. We're fixing it on the fly here. There we go. There we go. Alright, you can have your five points back. Is it? So much worse. Listen, this is the new show. Chat. CoinGecko. Chat, tell us what to use. Tell us what to use. Tron is at seven cents. Guaranteed short. If you want to absolutely be guaranteed to find successful shorts, Tron and EOS are your coins. Just look and see what the market's doing and Tron and EOS will probably do the opposite. Dai, hey guys, stablecoins are still at a dollar, which is unfortunately an important headline that we must keep track of. Mm -hmm. Litecoin coming in as a $65 stablecoin. Let's see, Avalanche for under $12 is an amazing scoop. I know Ben doesn't like Avalanche, but look, it's the corporate coin. It is what it is. Stellar at 12 cents. Love Stellar. Chainlink at $6 .17. I think Deezy is actually gonna buy McDonald's Happy Meals worth of Chainlink today. Let's see. What are their movers? Oh, we got to do the 24 hour, right? Can we do that on Lunar Crush? Oh my gosh. This doesn't seem very germane to the conversation. Shout out to all the fantasy gold holders with a 90 ,000 % pump over the last 24 hours. My God. Do you know anyone who holds fantasy gold? No. It has a $157 million market cap. Hey, that's pretty big for them. 24 hour volume is $12. Okay. Or 12 million. Alright, let's, we have to go back to CoinMarketCap. That's the only way I can do this. Oh my goodness. We need the 24 hour price. These, I'm giving the squad what they want. BoneSwap, no jokes, up 16%. Didix, up 5%. Basically nothing. Render under $2. Great, great pick. Maker, Aave, Solana. Let's see. Go down. Let's see who's a loser. Thorchain, Monero. Perennial Loser, Curve. Chainlink. Deezy's Apecoin is still down. Deezy's Apecoin. Oh my gosh. Look at this chart. It's been a rough, good, googly moogly, rough couple months for Deezy. Wow. I would say the fundamentals are not bullish on Apecoin at this point. Hang on. Let me sip this. This coffee brought to you by Trezor. Oh, camera's struggling. Lavazza coffee is what I'm drinking today. Top tier coffee. All the nutrients you need to trade on the fly. It's kind of a new show today. We're going to get into continued market watch, but in the other side of the market that we rarely ever cover on this channel. Mining. Look at this. We're going to cover some mining today. They can't stop me. What are they going to do? Turn the stream off? Let's see. Mining. All of crypto, all of your gains brought to you by mining, because if there was no mining of Bitcoin, there would be no crypto. Let's see. Bitcoin is up 79 % today. BitNet money is up 26 % today. China is up 15 % today. We covered this a little bit on Blockchain Basement last night. Verus coin, very interesting coin, up 6 .3%. This is mineable on a cell phone, on a GPU, on a CPU. It is actually throttled, so there cannot be ASICs that mine Verus coin. It's positioned itself as like a currency coin that is very, very spread out, much like Cardano, as far as decentralization goes, but it's like Cardano proof of stake, but proof of work, and you do it on a phone. It's actually optimized for ARM processors and GPU processors, so very interesting coin. You can mine it on any phone, any tablet, any GPU, any CPU, and actually make quite a bit. Let's see. The gainers for today. Rethereum. This is an interesting project because it's Ethereum as it is now with all of its upgrades, but still proof of work. Okay. They relaunched the Ethereum chain. It's not Ethereum Classic. It's not ETH POW. It's Ethereum with all the upgrades minus proof of stake. Interesting project. I'm looking into it. It's the reward gainers. That means the hash rate has gone down, but the profit of the revenue that you're getting has gone up, so you're able to get 49 % more Rethereum than you were just a couple of days ago. Octaspace. This is actually... I don't know if I should... If you're subscribed to Crucial Crypto, you're gonna know about Octaspace. That's all I can say about that. Kadena. Don't sleep on Kadena. Do you know why no one should sleep on Kadena? Why shouldn't they sleep on it? Because it was made by JP Morgan. Oh, okay. Do not sleep on anything that the banks have a hand in. Kadena is one of those things. Casper. Rewards have gone up 5%, which is probably because a bunch of people sold. All right, what's next? We do merch? Oh yeah. Hey. We haven't done merch in a minute. We sell merch. There's Mirel. This is very intimidating. The rings. There's TJ. Let's go back. If this is a D &D class, what would it be? If Mirel was a D &D class, what would he be? Chat, give us your input on who you think Mirel's D &D class is, given this getup. Let me know. I've been neglecting Chat. Are there any good questions for Chat right now? I don't think yet. No, I mean, a lot of people saying how much they love the dictator and loved him. No, you're lying. No, they, I mean, there were, I mean, there was a mixed bag, but they definitely said they loved it. All right, all right. I believe you now. Hot on the block. We do have some really cool merch. Read the positives. Read the positives. Yeah. Okay, there's your merch. Should we move on? Should we do Ada versus the SEC? Okay, this is a really cool story. So, US SEC not coming after Cardano, Charles Hoskinson whips it out online, explaining the SEC's continuous crackdown on crypto entities is political and has nothing to do with securities laws. Chuckie Ho -Ho, founder of Cardano, believes the United States Securities Exchange Commission will not come after the project's native token, Ada. Interesting. He didn't say not him, but not Ada. Okay, that's fine. During a recent YouTube interview on Corey Costa's crypto coins, shout out Corey Costa, friend of ATB. Hosky pointed out that there has been no enforcement action against Ada so far. Hasn't there been a couple things where people have delisted Cardano? Yeah, a lot of exchanges have delisted in anticipation that something happens, but nothing, like, there's like misinformation out there. I've actually talked to people who think that right now Cardano's in a lawsuit with the SEC and that is not true. Same, same. Before we continue with the story, hit that like button. Drew, where are we at for likes, bro? Pull that mic down. Let the people hear your smooth dulcet tones. We got 288 likes. Need to pump those numbers up. These are, how do I say this nicely? These are Mike Pence at the debate last night numbers. We need to bump these numbers up, folks, okay? Prove that you are not a fed and hit that like button. Subscribe to this channel. Leave a comment. Get active in chat. Bro, Drew, give me a poll. Who won the debate last night? Poll the audience. Let's get it going. CritKratz, dictator hosting, very bullish for crypto. Heck yeah, baby. Let's keep on going. SEC is not coming after Ada in two recent lawsuits against the world's leading crypto exchanges, Coinbase and Binance. The SEC classified roughly 12 tokens, including Cardano and a bunch of other ones. PhilCon. PhilCon. That's how you say it. Insisting they ought to be registered. Insisting. More like stamping foot. Should be registered before being listed on exchanges. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Harry's Razor's number one customer once disclosed that the agency had asked the exchange to delist all tokens except Bitcoin as they qualified as securities. Isn't it weird that like last week the CFTC said Bitcoin and Ethereum were both commodities? Yeah. I mean, what's what's the Gary wants control, Nick, but this it's over, right? Like no one can serious. No one can take the SEC seriously if another agency says the thing that the SEC says is security is a commodity. I mean, I don't know if anyone has been taking the SEC seriously for a minute now, but we know Gary tries to fight with every weapon he has. And unfortunately, he still has a lot of weapons that don't work very well, but he still uses them. Yeah. And it's the delay tactic. He wants to delay everything he can. Yeah. Yeah. Hmm. Someone said watching Nick is painful. Well, look, pain and suffering makes you a better human being. Okay. Reject comfort. Watch this stream while I host. All right. Who won the debate last night? Vivek Pence, DeSantis, Trump. I would have put Nikki in there instead of Pence because Pence was just like a buffoon. Anyways, SEC's move is political. Yeah. We know this.
Mike Pence Made Himself Look Like a Man Man
"Governments blown up in the course of a couple of weeks. Not even because of his testimony, but look at him. He almost looked like a madman. He looked like a... What? Look dainty. He made I've been very tough on Christine. He deserves it. Had for Actually him a decent night last night, but. Here's Chris Christie on CNN today. Chris Christie will go Anywhere. Much like his friend Vivek. They think they can get support going Airport radar. They'll be on airport radar. Sonograms. They'll be on sonograms. But you know what? I would tell Vivek this. You can't lead a revolution from the green room of all these studios you go into. Again, you talk about going to Kensington, Philadelphia. I know Kensington, Philadelphia. It's a terrible place right now. I'm from Philadelphia. You gotta reach out to Democrats and minorities and everything. That's all very important. But gonna you're not do that on TV. It would be nice if you did reach out to the conservative base every now and then. I don't see it. So, Chris Christie is on CNN today.
Caller: The Debate Format Is Performative
"Instead of these little snippets of sound bites. But you do get a sense of the candidate when you they're see how fighting or they're talking or they're speaking and the cream rises to the top as they say. So You know I've seen this a long time. You probably have. I remember one of Reagan's made of them and you've got to muscle through. I think that's part of the challenge. I don't have a problem with it unless they have like 16 people on the stage. Remember what was it 2016 they'd have two different debates because there were so many candidates which was ridiculous. Maybe they can narrow it a little bit more but going you're to never stop candidates from yelling at each other. It's all sound bites. Again I'm going to disagree with you. I took a whole hour to unravel what was I thought some of this stuff and if they're yelling at each other. If there's a guy like Mike Pence decided who's that's the road he wants to take. That's something to take note of. I'm not interested in this coming in a pasteurized form where they're all using markets of the marks of queen berry rules. It's just not normal. That's not what happens whether people are running for governor or anything else. Now, they have to live with how they present themselves. They have to live with how they look or they don't look. They got a little rowdy on that stage. You had to expect that we get a little rowdy on that stage. And so you look at it, use your brain,
Mark Levin: Chris Christie Has No Agenda for the Presidency
"Change. Chris Christie honestly did better than I thought he wasn't as bad as I thought and I'll get to Mike Pence in a minute because I think Mike Pence took the role of Chris Christie for the most part but I'll get to this Chris Christie really has no reason to either he doesn't have much of an agenda he hasn't thought about it very much I think he viewed it as perhaps sort of a student debating society I just I don't see any lane for him I don't see any reason for him the governor of Burgum from North Dakota seems like a perfectly fine man I think it'd be a great Secretary of Energy maybe Secretary of Commerce I do like his federalism approach for the but again I'm not sure why he's there that's three out of the eight out of the eight now let's get to the tough part start with Nikki Haley I think she presented herself very well but something huge was missing massively huge whether you like her or not or agree with her or not she almost didn't talk about her eight year record at all she mentioned school choice I think I didn't hear anything else she attacked the spending at the federal level what did she do with spending at the state level did taxes go up did spending go up I have no idea nor do I have the interest to even google it and look it up but she wasn't running on her eight year record at all which tells me it
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 20
"Welcome to The Mike Gallagher Show week in review podcast. I'm Eric Hanson. A lot of things happening this week, including the first GOP debate and the fourth arrest and indictment for Donald Trump. Let's begin with some post debate analysis. Mike thought that Ron DeSantis really needed to have a breakout night and didn't on the debate stage on Wednesday night. And without that, he may never catch Donald Trump. Nothing really came from the debate. Nobody reached out of the TV and grabbed you and said, I'm the person. There all annoyed with Vivek, which means Vivek probably had a great night. The two biggest establishment politicians on that stage, Mike Pence and Chris Christie, seemed to despise Vivek Ramaswamy, which was weird. I have to tell you, angry, petulant, aggressive Mike Pence is a weird look. I think of Mike Pence as this sort of avuncular, kind, gentlemanly, polite, God -fearing man. No, no, no. He kept talking over, going too long. Here's Brett Baer chastising him at one point. Please, please, Mr. Vice President, we got to follow the rules here. And Mike Pence, but he was rattled by Vivek Ramaswamy. They all seem to be. And isn't that interesting? Why? Why were they so rattled by Vivek? Well, let's look at him for a moment. He's not a politician. He's an outsider. He's a gazillionaire. Sounds like anybody you know. Here's Donald Trump's explanation about why he didn't go last night. And I got up today, I go through all of the early, early morning. I'm up at 5 36 in the morning. I go through all the news sites. One of the sites I always review is Axios. I like Mike Allen's work. I mean, their left of center, their mainstream headline at Axios, the big winner of the debate last night was Donald Trump. Trump wasn't even there. And according to Axios, Donald Trump won the debate last night by a landslide. Here he was last night explaining to Tucker on X why he didn't go to the debate. I'm leading by 50 and 60 points. And you know, some of them are at one and zero and two. And I'm saying, do I sit there for an hour or two hours, whatever it's going to be and get harassed by people that shouldn't even be running for president? Should I be doing that? But I just felt it would be more appropriate not to do the debate. I don't think it's right to do it. If you're leading by 50, 60, I have one problem leading by 70 points. And I'm saying, why am I doing it? And I'm going to have eight people, 10 people, whoever made the debate. I don't know how many it is, but I'm going to have all these people screaming at me, shouting questions at me, all of which I love answering. I love doing, but it doesn't make sense to do them. So I've taken a pass. I told you that Ron DeSantis had to have a huge night. He had to have an epic night. He had to have a game changing night. If he didn't, the campaign is over. Well, he didn't have a night that he needed to have if he wanted any chance at all of catching Donald Trump. I mean, he's down 30, 40, 50 points in the polls. And I wonder if you agree with Jason Miller on NBC, who opined that the DeSantis campaign is now pretty much over. And he held his own last night and he could tout a great record in Florida. He had to have that meteoric night. That's the only chance he had to begin catching up and making up all this lost ground. He didn't have it, but I want to play Jason Miller for you and what he said to Chuck Todd on NBC. And then I want to turn it over to you to see if you agree with this. Listen. President Trump looked like a genius by skipping the pig pile tonight and instead doing the interview with Tucker Carlson, which by the way, Chuck just hit 87 million views. So what, probably 10, a little more than tenfold than watch the rest of the folks have their cat fight tonight. But here's the other thing. I think it's a really important point. I heard someone earlier on the panel say they thought that sanctimonious did okay. That's not right. We saw the death of Ron DeSantis' campaign tonight as Vivek Ramaswamy leapfrog him into second place. DeSantis didn't do good enough for him to tread water. He had to have a breakout moment and Ramaswamy completely outshone him. I knew President Trump wasn't going to be there tonight. I didn't know Ron DeSantis was going to skip the debate as well. Now, Ron DeSantis didn't skip the debate at all, but let's be honest, Ron DeSantis with the awkward pauses and the frozen smile, he's not the warm, colorful personality and effective communicator that we've become used to.
A highlight from Trump v. the Others
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. at preggertopia .com I'm not going to say that George Strait automatically means that I'm here, but it's a good signal. Mark Davis in for Dennis. A certain Texas twang coming from George, if not from me, but a certain Texas flavor when I am here and it is always a joy to be here. Mark Davis from 660 AM, the answer where I am the happy morning host. And boy, was I happy to be here this morning. Happy being a relative term. It was demanding for everybody because I'm here in central time talking to the West Coast crew out there in Pragerland where everybody was working really late between radio and the Salem News Channel. Just fantastic coverage last night, post debate, all kinds of opinions flying thick and fast. So I'm just really enormously pleased to be here in one of my frequent fill -ins. It's always a joy to be here for Dennis. And you can follow me on Twitter or X or Guacamole or whatever they're calling that thing these days, at Mark Davis, M -A -R -K Davis. And the best way to get ahold of us, of course, is the phone lines that are used in the show every day. 1 -8 -Praeger -776, 1 -8 -Praeger -776. Again, I'm Mark Davis here in the big bustling DFW. And wherever you are, I have some things I need to know from you. You ready? And what I'm gonna do is put some of it in question form. Most of my obvious offering is to get your thoughts and ask the blanket question. What did you think of the two big things that you could see last night? One of them was the debate on a stage in Milwaukee. And the other one was seen by perhaps 10 times more people. I mean, are we at 200 million? At some point, everyone in America, if not around the world, will have seen Trump on Tucker. And we'll talk a little bit about whether it was smart for Trump to do Tucker instead of the debate. It certainly wasn't dumb, it certainly didn't hurt him. Because after all, as we've learned by now, nothing hurts him, at least not yet. And by the way, every candidate on the stage last night, every candidate on the stage last night, dreams of having a bump, having a boost like Trump will get today from another arraignment. This time under the aggressive thumb of Fannie Willis in Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia. He will turn himself in at some point and you will then almost be able to palpably sense the fundraising boost, the poll boost. Here is the truth of the Trump poll numbers. There's something we know, but there's something numerical we don't know. Again, one eight Prager 776, one eight Prager 776. Talk about Trump's decision not to be on that debate stage. And then we'll talk about everybody that was on that debate stage. Cuz it was a fascinating night for Vivek, a so -so night for DeSantis. A really good night for Tim Scott, a surprisingly, momentarily at least interesting night for Mike Pence. Nikki Haley did great, but did she get enough Mike time? Chris Christie, that New Jersey bully boy thing, that just gets really old, really fast. And Doug Burgum and Asa Hutchinson were there as well, which is about the old, I got nothing bad to say about these guys. I've got nothing bad to say about these guys. Hutchinson was an okay governor of Arkansas, really needs to be awakened on some of the gender clarity necessities. Doug Burgum seems like a wonderful guy, and what a tough nut, keyword nut. Who plays basketball the night before a debate? Who does something that has even a remote injury risk? My colleague Mike Gallagher and I were talking, and he said, if I'm on the debate stage the following day, I'm putting myself in lockdown. I'm gonna be in bed, in some type of pneumatic bubble. Nothing will get to me, but so that I don't rip open my Achilles tendon. Which he did, so he had to crutch himself onto the stage. And I don't wanna be cynical enough to say that this strikes me as debate theater and that it was faked. I don't believe that, I don't wanna be that guy, I don't wanna be that cynical, but I will be this judgmental. How dumb is it to do something the night before a debate that can hurt you? So of course, I know driving on the highway can hurt you and da, da, da, da. So I have all kinds of hot takes on how I think everybody did. I'm gonna frame it in terms of what I expected versus how they did. And then we'll talk about what I expected from Trump on Tucker. I expected it to be stratospherically good, and it was. So we have specific Trump on Tucker observations, and we have specific debate participation observations. And it all takes place against this glorious, fascinating backdrop of late August, 2024. Here we are, we are still September, October, November. So we're still four and a half months before anybody votes for anything. Change is still possible, but how plausible is it? How many times have you heard people say, yeah, in this particular year, by this point, Newt Gingrich was in the lead? Yeah, in this particular year, Rudy Giuliani was in the lead. Well, guess what was not going on when Newt, obviously, neither gentleman ever became president or ever will, it seems, for multiple reasons. There was no Trump, nobody had a 50 point lead. It was just wide open, it was five or six or eight or 10 or 14 or 17 people all running now. Trump is the alpha dog, the king of the hill. There is nothing that has dented his support yet. I will tell you the one thing, I wouldn't even say might, I'd say the only thing that can, the only thing that can, and I'll do that here in a second. In fact, probably got to get to that first. 18 Prager 776, 18 Prager 776. And again, my name, Mark Davis, follow me on Twitter, X, whatever you want to call it. I can't say X, it's Twitter to me, I don't know, I'm an old fart, what can I say? At Mark Davis, and I'll take a look at those during the break. But the best way to get ahold of us, of course, with your thoughts, 776. 18 Prager Okay, I do have a fresh column in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, I'm proud to write for the Star Telegram and the McClatchy newspaper chain and Newsweek and Town Hall, but the thing I did an immediate, I pretty well do mean immediate, turnaround reaction column for was the Star Telegram. So if you go to star -telegram .com and look at opinions, find me, Mark Davis, there is my column that talks about how Vivek and Pence and Tim Scott helped themselves. I mean, the only people who did, but they did. But the enduring question, the enduring question is, can anybody catch Trump? Is that even possible? So if we start with the premise that they say anything is possible, not anything, okay? Asa Hutchinson, Doug Burgum, or Will Hurd winning the nomination is as close to not possible as the English language permits, okay? But let's just say that in these turbulent times, where almost everything seems volatile, it was volatility that kind of lofted Trump in 2016. There were a lot of frustrations, there he was, he seemed anti -establishment, he caught the wind of that in the sales of so many Americans. The timing was just, it was perfect for Trump. Now, eight years, next month, wow, he and Melania came down the golden escalator at Trump Tower. In a way, it seems like yesterday, in a way, it seems like 100 years ago. But anyway, everybody knows him now. And the love for him and hatred of him are both baked in so solid, so two things are true at the same time. With Trump as the nominee, you're going to get two things, guaranteed two things. The love for him and the devotion to him and the desire to flip a huge middle finger to the establishment that now pursues and persecutes him, that will be on fire with energy. The other thing that's gonna be on fire with energy, every Democrat, Biden could be actually dead and on the ticket, and Democrats will crawl on broken glass and walk through fire to deliver another loss to Trump. So that will be in furious force. So which of those forces, which of those phenomena is greater? I don't know, and neither do you. Are there risks to making Trump your nominee? There sure are. But are there risks that a whole lot of people seem totally willing to take? Yes, indeedy. So what is the one thing that might erode Trump support? And I'm not saying it will, but it's the only thing that can. I'll tell you next, and take your calls next, 1 -8 Prager 776. Mark Davison for Dennis. The Dennis Prager Show. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart, and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver, or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man, that's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, americanfederal .com, americanfederal .com. So, whether you are watching, or listening, or both, we appreciate it. Mark Davison for Dennis here on Debate Night. I was gonna say morning after, depending on your time zone, the day after, what do we think? I'm gonna take some calls here and sort of intermingle my specific thoughts about how each candidate did. And of course, you know what the short part is, how Trump did with Tucker? Simply superb. It was just vintage Trump for 47 minutes and it was awesome. It was just a reminder of how great he is and why everybody wants him back, or nearly everybody wants him back. I will tell you, not to be a curmudgeon about this, but I still think he should have been on the debate stage. I totally understand his logic. Why should I? They're 50 points behind me. I don't need to show up for this. I totally get it. He's right about that. It did not hurt him to not be there, but it was a missed opportunity. There are millions of people for whom the last 10 times they heard Trump talk, it was all about Jack Smith, and Fannie Willis, and Alvin Bragg, and this persecution, and that lawsuit, and this vendetta, and that witch hunt, all of which is true. But it can be fatiguing to some folks who are not a junkie for this. And this would have been an opportunity for Trump with a bunch of rivals, and a bunch of pretenders to be sure, and a bunch of people at 0 .5%, and I know, I know, I know, I know, I know. But it would have been him talking about borders. It would have been him talking about crime. It would have been him talking about climate, which by the way, he did with Tucker, but he could have done that too. Not to get greedy, but why not do the debate and then sit down with Tucker tonight? Wouldn't that have worked? So yeah, but it was a statement. I understand it was a statement. It was a positioning statement that says, I don't even need to be on that stage as they all run for who's going to be the last person left when there are two candidates left standing. That is, by the way, what last night's debate was about. It's what the entire campaign is about for everybody not named Trump. At some point in the spring, there'll be two candidates left. One of them will be named Donald Trump, and the other one will not. And everybody wants to be that other person. And forever it looked obvious that it was going to be DeSantis. It doesn't look that way so much right now. Now it could really be the vague. Will that sustain? Is this kind of a flash in the summer pan? I don't know. Your thoughts are welcome. 18 Prager 776. As I get ready to go to the phones, here's the thing. Everybody, I get asked this all the time. Is there anything that could change the calculus? Anything where Trump just doesn't have that 50 point lead anymore? Because while we're talking math, here's what's undeniably true. Trump can win the nomination, can breeze to the nomination without poaching one single supporter from anybody on that stage last night. Obviously, he could do it tomorrow. DeSantis, just to pick somebody or the vague, let's go with DeSantis for the moment. He needs to poach half of the Trump poll numbers. He's got to go get half of those people. Half of the people saying we want Trump, half of the 50 some percent, if not more, who say we want Trump, who say that now in August, have to stop saying that by the time people are really voting in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, and Nevada, etc, etc. So what is the one way that happens? And this is a half court shot, maybe a full court shot. And that is that some of the poll emotions right now, some of it, most of it is we want this guy to be president. We loved him then, we love him now, we want this guy to be president. You know, the usual earth logic that people use in expressing support for a candidate. But some of it, and it'll have to be a lot of it. And I don't know that it is. But certain x percentage of it has to be folks who may or may not require Trump to be their next president. But they are furious at what's being done to him. It is a show of support. I mean, why do you think the poll numbers will go up after he is arraigned today in Atlanta? Is it because a bunch of people will just look at issues around America and decide, oh, he is my guy? Some may, but most of the poll bursts and the fundraising bursts that happen after each continuing litany of indictments is people saying, oh, hell no. It's what I call the Jason Whitlock effect. Jason Whitlock is the wonderful broadcaster, blogger, who was on the Tucker one, I think might have been after the first indictment or the second one, I lose track. Jason Whitlock was on with Tucker when Tucker was on Fox and said, I don't even know what I think about Trump. I'm halfway with him, halfway not. I like some of what he does, some of it not. I don't know. But tonight I'm hardcore MAGA. Tucker, tonight I am hardcore MAGA, Jason Whitlock said. And it was as a statement of revulsion at what was being done to him. Now, if that's a bunch of Trump support, cuz here it is in one nutshell. By the time we get to, we go through Christmas, we go through the holidays, everybody digests their holiday meals. And then we all get rolling in January of 2024. And millions of Republicans go, whoa, okay, now it's what's always been serious. But now it's time, time with a capital T. It's not about whether we don't like Jack Smith or whether we think 2020 was rigged or whether we're just not about anything else. Other than it's about one thing, one thing, who beats Biden? Who gives us the best chance of beating Biden? And if the similar numbers of people who think so today think that that's Trump, and by the way, it may well be, then nothing will change. All these campaigns, all the DeSantis's, all the Viv Hanks, all the everybody's, I don't wanna say it'll be for naught, but it will not bear fruit. It will not bear fruit. If, however, and it's funny because right now we got the sort of the fresh angst, the renewed emotion and determination of what will happen after Trump is dragged before yet another tribunal for yet another non -crime. And we can talk about this some today if you want. There's really only one thing out of every single one of these stupid persecution prosecutions, all these indictments, all these things. Really, they only got him on one thing. There's one thing that he just really should have done differently. And that's the handling of those stupid documents. Give back the stupid documents. If you do that, then that's not even a problem. But all this election related stuff is insane. He thinks he got screwed. And guess what? So do I. Guess what? So do most of you. We don't get to believe that. And if we're him, we don't get to act on that and make phone calls and secure meeting space and tweet to somebody to watch a TV show, all of which has been criminalized by these lunatic prosecutors. But in January of 2024, it's not gonna be about that anymore. No matter how we feel about that. No matter how we feel and no matter how resentful we are of that and how much we wanna stick with him. And I mean, in that regard, if millions of people say, God bless you, sir, God bless you, we love your presidency. We want those policies back, but the damage seems to have been done.
A highlight from Chairman Gallagher on What Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Should Ask the GOP Candidates About Xi and CCP
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, Hillsdale dot edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, a listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q for Hillsdale dot com or just Google Apple, iTunes and Hillsdale. Morning Glory America Bonjour. Hi, Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Tomorrow night, eight Republicans will meet on the stage in Milwaukee for a debate. I am certain that China will come up the Chinese Communist Party, but I'm not sure how. Brett Baer, of course, coming up later in the program. Martha McCollum, two superb professionals, the equal of anyone else in our business, will be asking the question. But I thought I would talk it through with the chairman of the House Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party. Mike Gallagher, congressman. Good morning. Great to have you. Thank you for joining me. It is great to be with you, Hugh. We're going to come back around to this kind of war, which I finished last night on the recommendation of you. It is a remarkable book. And I had no idea how awful the chai comms were to our American prisoners. I just I didn't know. Did you know that before? Did the Marines teach you that when you were in the Marines? No, there's there's two things that I think, well, a lot of actually our modern thinking about how to prepare people for when they get captured. Think survival of Asian resistance and escape school, which I attended when I was in the Marine Corps actually comes out of the experience of the Korean War, particularly some politically sensitive moments when a few American captives refused actually to go home. There was, of course, this controversy during that time period post Korean War in the 50s about this idea of brainwashing. This is prominently expressed in the fictional book The Manchurian Candidate, which became a major American movie. But a lot of our thinking about how to better prepare pilots in particular because they get shot down for resisting in captivity actually comes out of that period. Well, a couple of takeaways I'll never forget. There are no Turks died in the camps. The Turks are the toughest people in the world, and none of them died in the Chinese Communist Party camps. And the Americans didn't eat everything they could eat because they didn't like it and they died of starvation. But the fact that the Chinese communists treated our men that way is a tell because they've reverted to this mode. They were the hardcore Maoist, Leninist mode in 1950 through 1953, and they've reverted. And that's what I want to talk to you about. I want to ask you at length. We got a lot of time this morning and thank you for the time. If you were advising Brett and Martha based upon your six months, what would you tell them are the major takeaways that you've learned as the chairman of the Select Committee? And how would you suggest they be turned into a question? Take your time, because that's a big that's a big question. What have you learned thus far in six months? And how would you convert that into questions for our candidates? Well, I think the overall thing to realize for these candidates and this advice is worth what they're paying me for it is that there is, in my opinion, something called the commander in chief test. It's not you know, you're not graded A through F. I think it's a pass fail endeavor, but it is absolutely critical. Put differently, I'm not myopic enough to believe that foreign policy or a particular issue of foreign policy is going to win the candidate candidate the election, but it could very well lose them the election. The final thing to say about the assumptions going into this when it comes to foreign policy is that the conventional wisdom is that it doesn't really matter from a political electoral perspective. And there's a lot of social science to support that. I just would say it doesn't matter until it does. It doesn't matter until things go haywire on the world stage and suddenly voters are looking to a prospective commander in chief to communicate, if nothing else, a sense of safety that I have the temperament and the plan to keep America safe in a very dangerous world, which leads, I think, to the answer your question more than anything else. I think these candidates need to communicate that they have a clear understanding of the threat we face in the Chinese Communist Party, the scale and scope of this threat. Why this isn't just a matter of some obscure territorial disputes in the South China Sea. This is indeed a global competition. The CCP has global ambitions. What happens in Xinjiang, what happens in Beijing is not going to stay there. They are intent on exporting their model of total techno totalitarian control, which leads to the second point that you need to find a way to contrast that threat to enduring the and inherently superior American values. And I do believe that this is a contest between two fundamentally incompatible systems of government. And it's unlike anything we've seen since, of course, the old Cold War. So communicating the stakes, communicating who we're dealing with in the nature of a Marxist Leninist regime that will stop at nothing to ensure that they survive at the expense of their own people. And that is the enemy of freedom around the world is the most important thing. In fact, I would say even more important than any particular policy position is just communicating that understanding of the threat and the prioritization of the threat, a recognition that as president, the most important issue that you will be dealing with as commander in chief is how to deter a war with the CCP in the short term and win a new Cold War with the CCP over the long term. So let's put that in the form of a question for Brett and Martha, because I think you're right, I am looking at, of course, I've always looked at every one of these debates as an audition to be commander in chief. Eventually, there comes a choice with the Democrat. But right now, when I vote in the Virginia primary, I will vote based on who will be the best commander in chief. And because that's what matter. 9 -11 matters. What is the W do on 9 -11 that matters? What does W do? The Afghanistan and Iraq. What does anyone do on any moment of crisis? What do they do in the situation room? Figuring out how to elicit that about China is a difficult thing. So you've been doing nothing but this for six months. And by the way, recap for our audience and Pittsburgh Steeler fans what you have been doing for six months, because they may never have heard of the select committee. This might be the first day they're listening to the audience. No acronyms or five dollars in the tip jar for food for the poor. Well, the speaker of the House created the select committee on the CCP to do two things. One is to communicate why this matters, why anybody in northeast Wisconsin or Pittsburgh or Ohio should care about the threat posed by the CCP, to shine a light on all the things that they're doing, whether it's threatening to invade Taiwan, whether it's establishing illegal police stations on American soil, whether it's infiltrating American universities or attempting to build spy bases in our near abroad, to explain why it matters and why your average American should care about it. The second thing is to identify policies and pieces of legislation that can pass even in divided government. In the 118th Congress, what is the center of gravity in terms of steps that we can take in order to put ourselves on a better position to beat the CCP in this short and long term competition? So that's what we've been doing. We've broken it down, essentially, as though this isn't a perfect organization into three main lines of effort. And I do think this reflects our overall lines of effort, our grand strategy against China basically has three main components. One is military competition. What are the things we need to do to deter a war over Taiwan in the near term, as well as ensure that we maintain our dominant military position over the long term? The second is what I call economic statecraft. How do we selectively decouple from China so they don't have a coercive leverage over us so they can't threaten, for example, to cut off the export of advanced pharmaceutical ingredients in order to bring us to our knees? And then the third line of effort is what I call ideological warfare or ideological competition, which is not only how do we rediscover a language for talking about American values and incorporate values and human rights back into American grand strategy, but also how do we better defend our institutions from Chinese Communist Party subversion, from something called United Front Work, from traditional espionage, things like that. So we aren't corrupted and divided from within, which is what the Chinese Communist Party is trying to do. Wang Huning, who's Xi Jinping's top lieutenant in the 90s, wrote a book called America Against America, in which he talks about Americans as greedy, factional. And that that title, America against America, I think reflects their overall strategy, which is to divide Americans against Americans and thereby make it impossible for us to compete. So we've been developing policy recommendations along each of those lines. We've put out two reports, one on military competition, one related to human rights. And we're going to be putting out further reports. So, you know, I think those are useful starting points for for candidates who want to prepare for a debate in terms of where's Congress at on this issue? Where's the bipartisan center of gravity? Where can you potentially build on some of our work? But that's what we've been doing for six months. It's trying to understand and explain the threat and then identify policy solutions that help us to combat that threat. How would you put that in the form of a question by Brett or Martha? Well, there's the overall prioritization question, you know, what is the biggest threat to American national security, which is a bit boring, but no, it's not that's not boring. That that is that is the question, isn't it? Shouldn't that just be asked? What is the number one threat to American national security and why? Shouldn't that be it? Yeah, I think that that's table stakes, right? That's a good diagnostic question. And then it also allows the candidates, if they want to use their full time and I forget how much time they get to really articulate the key distinction between them and the Biden administration, because if you read the Biden administration's national security strategy that they talk about China as a pacing threat, although I'm hearing now that the Pentagon is saying don't say pacing threat, say pacing challenge or competitor, because we obviously don't want to provoke the CCP for whatever reason. I've described this as kind of like a Voldemort phenomenon. There's this belief that the more more we say things like New Cold War or say that the CCP is doing bad things, that it will somehow become more true, which I think is absurd. I'll be right back. Sherman Gallagher is going to stay with me through the break and then we're going to bring him back and then we're going to do that again. And we're going to talk to him for 15 minutes this morning about this. I can't believe I'm doing that. 15 minutes with Mike Gallagher coming right at you, America. Stay tuned. I'm back now with Chairman Mike Gallagher. This is the segment between the radio segments, so you don't get to hear this unless you're watching it on YouTube or on the on the television station. Chairman, in terms of what level should we expect of our candidates knowledge? I see your Green Bay Packers thing yet. Do you know the Browns cleared 38 million in cap yesterday by restructuring Joel Bentonio and Miles Garrett's contract? We have no we have the most cap space in the NFL. We are the team to beat. We will see you. I actually I don't think you're making it to the Super Bowl this year. We are going to be in the Super Bowl this year and you are not ready for this. I'm glad this isn't on the air because this is a serious conversation. But you had to do that little thing. And I'll I'll just go get my brown sweater and just put it on during this segment like that. I'm going to wear this all the time now on the air because we're going to the Super Bowl. Chairman, do you know that we cleared Miles Garrett contract yesterday? You know what we do? Do you follow sports at all or do you just do ChaiCom stuff? I don't follow Brown's contract minutia. I'll confess. I'll confess that, though. I was I was yesterday. Someone said that I had the potential to coach for the Browns after I helped them with a constituent case issue, to which I said I would never coach for the Browns on an Intel. All right. Let me get serious again. I'm going to try to go off the off the rail. We'll get back on the rails. How many times have you guys held public hearings? Oh, gosh, I think 10 at this point, approximately 10. You had at least one set of war games. You have more war games coming. We do. We have we have at least one more coming up that's going to be more focused on economic and supply chain issues. OK. Do you think the candidates know anything about that? I really do want to try and use today to focus their attention on China. Do you think they know anything about what the select committee has been doing? Have you been approached by any of them? I think some do. It's part of the reason I wrote an op ed on this that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal just came out was an effort, maybe shamelessly, to draw attention to some of the things we're doing, because I think it creates some unique opportunities. I mean, to me, you know, the most and this reflects my bias in thinking that hard power is the most important variable on the world stage. I think a candidate who can articulate what we need to do to rebuild the military in general, but really the Navy in particular, which is, as you know, Hugh is really struggling right now. It needs to be our priority force in our priority theater. It's not. We're going backwards. There's questions about focus, warfighting prowess. You know, I wrote a report with the help of Admiral Montgomery about the lack of warfighting focus in the surface Navy with Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw and others. I mean, I think that's a massive opportunity for a candidate really to take the ball on defense and go a few layers deep beyond just peace through strength, military good, China bad. You go a few layers deep on that and sort of communicate that you have a coherent plan. Doesn't need to be super detailed. Doesn't need to be a 50 page white paper about everything we need to do. But just as an overall strategy for fiction, I'm going to get your comms team in trouble again. I haven't seen this plan that you and Cotton worked on. How can I not have seen this plan? Well, this is a year ago. You got to blame Cotton's comms team for this because he was OK. And usually it's good to blame Tom Cotton. He's on next hour. I'll do that. Is that widely available? Yeah, it's Cotton did it with four of us in the house. It was over a year, a year and a half ago, kind of in response to all of these ship collisions. Some of the reports that we were getting from active duty sailors and just the changes over the years to training in the surface Navy. We did a deep dive drawing on the expertise of Admiral Montgomery and others. I will give him about that in the next hour and I'll get a link and I'll make sure it's posted out to the candidates. Don't go anywhere. I'm coming right back with Chairman Gallagher. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, Chairman Mike Gallagher of the House Select Committee on Engagement, the Chinese Communist Party returns. We talked during the break and we got off course because we did a little football trash talk. But now we're back on course. Chairman Gallagher, have you read this book? You had Kabul, the untold story of Biden's fiasco and the warriors who fought to the end. It it made me furious. It absolutely made me furious. Have you had a chance to read it yet? No, but my friend Commander Salamander, who's great in his podcast, Midrats, I highly recommend, just did a podcast with with the authors. So I listened to it. It's not the same, but I am now looking forward to reading the actual hard copy. Well, the end of the book, which I don't know of Commander Salamander got to because I didn't get to it and I talked to him for a long time. It's about how the chai comms came in as soon as we left. They have designs on Bagram. They know what the air raids mean. They know what the strategic minerals mean. It's just a great example of what happens when we retreat in the world. In fact, in the in the this kind of war book you had me read, I wrote down some notes. A retreat once started as the most difficult of all human actions to reverse. And they were talking about the retreat of the Norcs at that point. And then we would retreat later when they counterattack with the chai comms. But we retreated from Afghanistan and they have come in. Have you focused yet on what they're doing there? It hasn't been, admittedly, a subject of a hearing. You know, we have experts, you know, regional experts and Afghanistan experts. I think the key thing to bring it back to the the presidential debate, obviously the obvious thing to do is to connect the surrender to terrorists in Afghanistan, our abandonment of our position, our abandonment of billions of dollars worth of military equipment to then the collapse of deterrence in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, because I do believe that our feckless position in Afghanistan sent a clear signal of weakness to Vladimir Putin. And no wonder Vladimir Putin ignored all of our warnings leading up to the invasion on February 24th because we look so weak on the world stage and we allowed terrorists to completely take over the country. And I think also that has had a negative impact on our deterrent posture in in the Indo -Pacific, across the Taiwan Strait. You mentioned critical minerals. I also think this is a huge opportunity for presidential candidates to articulate a plausible path towards reducing our dependency on China for critical mineral processing. They control 90 percent of the processing. Right now, I think our attempts to wean ourselves off of our to to establish some form of semiconductor manufacturing independence are not going to be successful, in part because the Biden administration has placed so many onerous regulations on grants for chips, fabrication facilities. But if a Republican candidate, particularly one with a business background or with a gubernatorial background, came in and said, here's our strategy when it comes to advanced pharmaceutical ingredients, critical minerals and rare earth processing, tie that to a robust domestic economic agenda. That's a massive opportunity for someone trying to pass the commander in chief test, because the reality is we are going to have to reclaim our economic independence from China in key areas. The progressives are experimenting with one way to do it. We need to identify a way that is fundamentally free market, but not but nonetheless achieves the actual goal of reducing our dependency on China. Chairman Gallagher, there's only one veteran on the stage, Ron DeSantis. Mike Pence has got a son and a son in law on active duty. Of course, Nikki Haley's husband is deployed. Those three know about this in terms of of why is China a threat? Is it a fair question to ask? Why is China a threat? What is it that worries you about China? Is that a fair question? If so, how would you answer that or suggest they answer that if you are one of the people on the stage? Well, first of all, I do think DeSantis has been really good on China and probably the best in the field. I was watching the forum that they did in Iowa. I forget what it's called, the Iowa Faith and Family Forum. And he proactively brought up China as an issue and talked about what he's done in Florida to combat the threat, talked about the threat in global terms. And so the most of the discussion focused on Ukraine. And I understand that that's more of a politically divisive issue on the stage. And so there is a you know, I think the moderators will want to identify the differences between the candidate thus far. Governor DeSantis has been talking in clear and unapologetic language about why the CCP is a threat and what he would do to combat it, which is greatly appreciated. More to your point, as a Navy veteran, I think he has a huge opportunity to be the Navy guy, be the guy who's going to rebuild the Navy and put it in a position where it can it can deter Xi Jinping from attempting to achieve his lifelong ambition was to take Taiwan by force. So to answer your question, Vivek just told me last week, we'll give them Taiwan after we achieve semiconductor independence. In other words, Vivek understands Taiwan is important for its semiconductor. Your colleague on the committee, Ro Khanna, tweeted at me last night when I was already offline that that doesn't do the trick. That's not why we're worried about Taiwan going down. Who's right? Well, obviously, our interests in Taiwan extend far beyond semiconductors. Our interests predate Taiwan's emergence as a semiconductor powerhouse. And if the concern from Vivek and I think it is that our dependence on TSMC for semiconductor manufacturing needs to be eliminated, I just would say two things. It's highly unlikely that we're going to achieve semiconductor independence by 2028. TSMC is investing far more money than the CHIPS Act is investing right now. Even under a Republican president, we would struggle to wean ourself off our dependency. But if the CCP had control of Taiwan, they would still be able to hold the rest of the world economically hostage. And that is the issue. Semiconductors or other or some sort of domain of economic competition. If they had Taiwan, they would be able to completely dominate the region through which trillions of dollars of international trade go. The other thing I would say, it's I mean, we got to go to break. I'll come back to go to break. We'll be right back with Chairman Gallagher during the break and then one more segment beyond. Don't go anywhere. America, I'm Hugh Hewitt. Portions of The Hugh Hewitt Show are brought to you by Food for the Poor. So I'm back with Chairman Gallagher, Chairman Vivek's answer to that is I'm going to get India to cooperate. And if Taiwan closes the Taiwan Straits, we're going to close the Malacca Straits. Ro Khanna says that's that's crazy. That doesn't work. I don't know what the answer is, but I know what Vivek has told me. I don't think he agrees with you, but I'll let him speak for himself. I don't want to put words in his mouth that we have to worry that much about the Taiwan Strait. Well, he's obviously very smart. I would say this with Marxist Leninist regimes, their appetites grow with the eating. So I think it would be a mistake to think that if we just surrender Taiwan on a date certain that we wouldn't have to worry about the problem. If they're the dominant regional power, they're one step closer to becoming the dominant global power. And that, I think, is the answer to your earlier question. Why? Why is the CCP a threat? Because they're trying to destroy our geopolitical position. Primarily by convincing us to destroy ourselves, they believe, as we mince words about whether they're a competitor or an adversary, they certainly believe that they're in an existential war with the free world led by America and that China will win, rendering America and our constitutional system of self -government subordinate, humiliated and wholly irrelevant on the world stage. So you can sort of think of it as as an assisted suicide. You know, they're trying to expedite our collapse. They provide the chemicals, fentanyl, the collapse in prosperity. Covid, IP theft, economic warfare and the self -loathing and depression via political interference and information warfare. So I think the the the threat would not stop after Xi Jinping had taken Taiwan. I think it would only expedite and become greater. So if you could read Xi Jinping's mind, what is he thinking about us? What does he want to see happen to us? I think he wants us to look inward and to abandon our position on the world stage and to be consumed with internal political battles. I also think he likes seeing us embrace this almost the CCP's narrative that America is an evil country. America is a neo colonial racist hellscape. I mean, this is CCP propaganda that a lot of Americans have embraced. I think ultimately he wants us to lose faith in ourselves as a force for good in the world. And ultimately, over time, he thinks the rest of the world is going to Finland dies more in the CCP's direction as an alternative model of government and world leadership, in part because America has lost faith in itself. That's why I think primarily the hard power is the most important variable. This is an ideological competition overall. And ignoring the role ideology plays in the competition is a fatal flaw. And so we need to find a way to press the candidates on that as well. You know, the we got two minutes before we come back. The ideological competition is quite simply not discussed. And I don't think our media is familiar with it. They're not stupid. They're ignorant of the ideological. They don't even believe it exists anymore. Chairman, have you run into that? Do your Democratic colleagues believe that there are such things like Leninist and that that the 20th century ideological competition is back with a vengeance? Well, I think for two and a half decades, we tried to take the communist out of Chinese Communist Party, and this belief persists that, well, they're not really communist. They're not really Marxist. They've embraced forms of capitalism and they're they're rational actors. And I think this is a dangerous way of thinking to go down, particularly under Xi Jinping. The party has embraced its Marxist Leninist roots. Xi's spirit animal is, in fact, Stalin. He looks to Stalin for guidance on how to operate. And so a candidate who understands that and can articulate that, I think, has a massive opportunity to distinguish themselves. The Democrats sort of come at the ideological competition through human rights. And there are a lot who genuinely believe in the cause of human rights. And though there are times when we have to prioritize between security concerns and human rights, this is when dealing with China, that's not an issue at all. We're coming right back. Stand by, chairman.
Who Is Second Place in the Republican Presidential Race?
"And you even see it on TV. The news media in addition to targeting Trump they're not targeting Mike Pence. They're not targeting Nikki Haley. Tim Scott. They're not targeting Vivek Ramaswamy. It's DeSantis. Because they to want take out number one and they want to take out number two. You see what I'm saying Mr. Producer? They want to take out the leader of the pack and they want to take out number two in the pack. Because let's be honest they're the most states running. I mean I'm not talking about Larry Elder and so forth. Great guy. But I'm talking about people who honestly have a shot. If Larry's mad at me about that I can't control it. I've backed him before but this is this is a different league when you're running for president of the United States as opposed And so they found Vivek Ramaswamy. Now why him as opposed to Tim Scott or Nikki Ali or somebody else? Why him? Do you know why America? Do you know why Mr. Producer?
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/16/23
"God love her. I don't know what's been going on with the work. Listen, everybody gets work, and you know, you can get the Melanie Griffith Duck Mouth or get really incredible high -quality work like Jane Fonda. I don't know what's going on with this woman. Incredible talent, soundtrack of most of my adult life. God bless her. She's 65. Hope everything's okay. She's back to rehearsing again. I just saw a video last night on the news that she's back to work, so hopefully she'll be okay. I do too. Frankly, I'm glad she's not in jail. When you threaten to blow up the White House, one would think there might be some consequences. I wonder why Fannie Willis is an indicting Madonna. This case is so dumb. And I was thinking last night about, what are historians going to say about this 100 years from now? Aren't they going to look at this and say, wait a minute, they didn't indict him in 2020, 2021, 2022. But late summer, 2023, months before the election, they decided they had to send him to prison for 712 years and six months. I love that I had somebody text me yesterday and say, Mike, do you think they're going to build one of those, there's some movie that has where you can be in prison for eternity and it's like you get cryogenically frozen. Demolition Man? Sylvester Stallone? That's what it was. And what's that prison? Is there like a prison that's like, so maybe Trump can go to that prison. Somebody else texted me. Like Demolition Man, he's defrosted and brought out like in 500 years in the future. Can you imagine what's going on here? Where's the Taco Bell? That's the only restaurant you got? Awesome. The future is great. I love it. Have you got a McDonald's? This is superb. Where's Mike Pence? Is he dead? Good. The country's better. Are the historians going to look at the indictments themselves and realize he was indicted for tweeting to tell people to watch TV? Well, you asked a funny question. Well, you asked a very, very telling question. And when you ask it, I know exactly what you mean, what will historians say? It is based on the presumption that there will be historians looking at things with an objective eye, who with the gift of distance in the rearview mirror will take a look at it and say, wow, that was crazy back in 2023 when they did that. But have you noticed the poisons that are working their way through the profession called historian? Not just this Michael Beschloss, who's MSNBC's favorite guy on Twitter all the time. I see people identifying themselves as historians saying we nearly lost democracy on January 6th. Thank God this is an opportunity for us to maybe get it back. Listen, if some Democrat senator or activist says that, whatever, it's another day. Historians? So my added prayer this morning is that we actually have a profession called historian, where people will write stories based on facts and based on objectivity and not their own political load. It almost comes down to who writes the history books. Always has been. And that always has been, always will be. And let's pray there's a shred of objectivity. But let's pray we get this right. I got so much traction yesterday when I woke up and I brought to the show my belief that this all gets turned around in the blink of an eye. And I know it's not going to happen, so don't worry about chastising me. Let me spare you. But if DeSantis and the rest of them next week said, you know what, we wanted to run, but guess what? I mean, DeSantis is, you know, underwater, continually.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Yes. There's an argument, he said, quote, that it is ethnically targeted, COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionately, COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese. We don't know whether that was. Now, listen, first of all, nothing would surprise me. Is it impossible? Nothing's impossible. If winged monkeys swooped down the day and took me away, I would not be surprised. I'd say, well, 2023, here we are. Just check that box. But this does seem rather peculiar. Here's what it's not. Here's what it's not. It is not in any way, shape or form anti-Semitism. R.F.K. Junior is a huge Israel support. He's not an anti-Semite. What his thing is, is he is open to you ever have I don't know who coined this, where your mind is so open that your brains fall out. He is open to absolutely anything sinister about anything virus or vax related, anything. It's what makes him a little too open to the autism link for which the evidence is sparse and anything that's oh, it was it was ethnically engineered. Oh, OK. He also spat out of that same event that the United States, the USA has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on our own ethnically targeted viruses. Again, impossible. Nothing's impossible. But is there evidence? Nope. So weird day for R.F.K. Junior. You've also laid out the the the epic nature of conspiracy theories when you were so right when you say that you're so wide open, then anything becomes possible. And that's the that's the challenge. And listen, I always deny that I'm a conspiracy theorist, but these days, maybe I am. I read this morning in The New York Times how covid is now officially over. There's this law and they said the pandemic is coming. Well, listen to what the New York Times of all places writes that statistically it is now a completely normal illness that 80 people or so a day are dying of it. It's I mean, you know, I flew over the weekend. Still, some people that look nervous and skittish and they're on a plane with two masks and they I feel sorry for them. And I don't know if they may be immunocompromised or something, but I think there are people who are still I mean, psychologically, it's just going to be hard to shake off what covid did for us. But when I see that and the New York, we've been saying it for months and months and months. It's over. Live your life. Go live your New York Times now. Oh, statistically, it's now a non something about the rate. It's like completely manageable. And people really do tell all the news that's fit to print a couple of years. Well, and one more piece of news that I got it. I can't get out of here with that. And I hope we can dig into this tomorrow. The largest legal payout in New York City history has occurred. Do you know who's getting the largest payout? It's it's built at one point eight billion dollars. It's a it's a these are black and Hispanic teachers applicants who successfully convinced the city that they didn't pass teachers exams because they were racist and discriminatory. There are people and they won and they won. There are a few of them that are getting two million dollars apiece. They're becoming multimillionaires because failing. Hey, failing the New York State teachers exam clearly paid off for a few of them. Wait, do you hear this story, Mark? Hold on to your hat, because it's I guarantee you the mainstream media really won't make a big deal of this. But it should.We should watch this. Watch for this. Two hundred and twenty five people who failed the liberal arts and sciences test used for teacher licensing from 1994 to 2014 have gotten settlements of at least a million dollars each. One point eight billion dollars because it was racist. I would love to see examples of the racist questions that you are unable to answer because of pigment. And that's and that's the bottom line, because you know what? Here's the spoiler alert. No one can say what it is. Even the people who got the million dollars, they were asked, well, give us an exam. And the reporter said, well, what was racist? They can't answer. They don't know. They just know because they were black and Hispanic, they got an unfair advantage for all those evil white people. Wow. All right. Happy Monday. Happy Monday. My my eyeball doesn't fall off by the end of the show. I'll let you know with all eyes and teeth intact.
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"Now, I want to be fair. That's not my concern. What's he talking about? And everybody just lit up and went, what? And then Mike Pence reposts it and says, oh, you've been so unfair to me. Get the full context of my remarks. Well, OK, let's let it keep running and see if it gets better. Tucker, I've heard that routine from you before, but that's not my concern. I'm running for president of the United States because I think this country is in a lot of trouble. I think Joe Biden has weakened America at home and abroad. And as president of the United States, we're going to restore law and order in our cities. We're going to secure our border. We're going to get this economy moving again. And we're going to make sure that we have men and women on our courts at every level. So then he goes to the index cards and they're really good index cards, by the way. But Mike, it gets worse every time I play it. Well, I mean, I want to be charitable because I do happen to like him. And I understand a lot of people don't. People get January 6th and all that. He was a loyal soldier and a good, good vice president. He's a solid pro-life conservative. He really is. I mean, first of all, let's stipulate something. He may not be on the debate stage. They're saying he may not have the prerequisite 40,000 individual donors required to qualify for the debate. So you've got to have that debate stage requires one percent, which he certainly has, and 40,000 discrete individual donors, individual donors. And he is apparently far short of that. And they're talking now about him not making it. But I want to be sure. But I want to be charitable here. Wait a minute. I want to be charitable. What could he have meant by that? Let's try. I mean, you and I are relatively smart guys. What could he have been thinking? That's not. He said it twice. What's not my concern? What wasn't his concern, Mark? What wouldn't that be? I know you always you hand me that baton. And it's a great exercise. And I sometimes hand it right to you to say, help me help do damage control for this person. They deserve better than this. Help me. I can't do it, Mike. I can't. I have no. Listen, I got nothing on the text line, on the phone lines. What in the world might he have meant? That's not my concern. As Tucker describes the long list of American problems. There are 15 great answers he could have given. It starts with, I get that those things are true. But when I'm president, I'm not only going to fight to help Ukraine beat Russia, but I'm going to fight to make cities better, too. I'm not just going to fight to beat Putin. There's a great answer that my dog could have come up with. Well, the weird thing is, after he says that's not my concern, he does express concern for the state of America. That's what's so strange about it. So either he had a disconnect or some kind of a mind blip or something that happened in the on stage. He froze. We've all had moments. And listen, there's not a day goes by. Not like that, I haven't. Well, I don't think I have either, or at least I could explain it. Normally, if I make a mistake, I can say, well, here's what I was thinking. In Mike Pence's case, like you said, he went on social media enraged and righteously indignant that it's being mischaracterized. Well, Mr. Vice President, what were you trying to say? Here's a takeaway from Twitter I want to share with you. I don't even know who this is. Philip Lee, think for yourself. I watched Tucker Carlson interview the Republican primary candidates. Here's my synopsis. These are his takeaways. And I like, I'm kind of with him. Mike Pence, America's problems are not his concern. Gone. Asa Hutchinson, Tucker asked, how many COVID shots did you take? Instead of answering, deflects with, well, how many did you take? Tucker says, zero. Asa was flustered. Gone. Nikki Haley. Pause on Asa. Pause on Asa. Tucker also talked to Asa Hutchinson about the scourge of gender mutilation, at which point Asa Hutchinson replied, I hope at some point we get to talk about some issues. Double gone. Continue. And then the whole audience went, whoa, went nuts. Nikki Haley, Tucker says 81 million votes for Biden, 15 million more than Barack Obama after prevaricating for five minutes. Nikki Haley says Joe Biden won the election. Gone. Ron DeSantis, I saw a video that showed DeSantis spinning his microphone continuously like someone on drugs. Not impressive. Gone. Vivek Ramaswamy did not call out Nancy Pelosi for her role on January 6th. Not gone, but down a notch in my mind. And then he finally said, I thought Tucker did a masterful job. He wasn't mean, but he made sure the candidates answered questions. Trump is looking better all the time. And Mark, that last line, Trump is looking better all the time. It's sort of hard to dispute that. You saw. It's impossible. It's impossible to dispute. Him at turning point was another masterstroke. I would disagree with the dude. Vivek and DeSantis, maybe neither one was 100 percent great, but they did fairly well while everybody else ran into a buzzsaw. Well, I know. In fact, from people I know who were there, DeSantis did really well. It was vintage DeSantis. Vivek was a rock star. So yeah, I kind of agree. I think this guy's probably a Trump guy and just is kind of just reflecting that. But let's go back to that last line. Trump is looking better all the time, isn't he? I mean, you saw the news over the weekend. DeSantis is laying off campaign staff. Yep. Yep. And that's not a good sign. And accepting and accepting an opportunity to talk to Jake Tapper on Tuesday night. Listen, you know me, I'd say this of anybody, if you have a possibility of being good, do you walk into enemy territory and sit down and get some eyeballs on you? Sure you do. So to me, silly me, we will know if DeSantis going on Jake Tapper was a good idea when we see DeSantis on with Jake Tapper. If it goes well, it's a good idea. Meanwhile, this ties into my New York visit because I had dinner at my one of my favorite New York haunts. And I forgot to tell you and Lisa and Ethan to go to Tony's DiNapoli, 43rd and Broadway, Ciro and Drenny and my friends over there. They've got it's like family style Italian and they've got some of the best chicken parm. Oh, my gosh. Anyway. Well, there's another location on the Upper East Side of Tony's DiNapoli. That's where Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was at a press event where he dished out peculiar COVID-19 theories. I'm not going to play that because that's a couple of minutes. I know you will and I will, too. It basically is that COVID was targeted to spare Chinese people and Jews.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Amen and God bless. Get your podcasts. New episodes every Wednesday. The Mike Gallagher Show. No interruptions podcast. Subscribe today. One week from today. One week from today. Any excuse for the carpenters. Any rainy days and Mondays always get me down. Not when we get to hang out together, but that'll be one week from today. How was your weekend? Did you go to New York and Philly? I went into Philly and then drove into New York. It's kind of a long, stupid story. I don't want to bore everybody with it. Let's talk about a national catastrophe. I got now something going on. First I got to get a wisdom tooth extracted. Now that's like a national day of mourning. And now I got something going on in my right eye. And what's weird is when you're on Salem News Channel, people can see it. And there's no way to hide this. I look like so stupid. I walked in today and Tracy went, whoa, what the heck is wrong with you? What's going on? I don't know what it is. It's not pink eye because it's, I don't think, because the doctor, I was talking to the, of course, you know, this is like all hands on deck. This is, this is, oh yeah, yeah, this is a five alarm fire because I mean, it's been like five days. I've had, my right eye has been bloodshot and now my eyelid is starting to puff up. It's the weirdest thing, but I don't, but I don't have allergy prone is, I mean, cause I don't know if it's full blown conjunctivitis or whatever. I mean, you can get that from anywhere. That's extremely contagious by the way. It is? What is, is that, that's pink eye, right? It's pink eye. Yeah. Well no. So the nurse told me when I called Friday when I was first starting to get symptoms, she said, well, if you look at, if it's in this, if you're in the sun, you'll know right away cause it hurts really bad when there's sunlight. That's something to do with pink eye. And she says, is there like gunk and stuff? I said, no, there's no gunk. It's just, I'm watery and I looked like I got hit in the side of the head with a baseball But just one eye. I mean, have you given yourself a good spooge of Visine or something like that? That's all I've been doing. That's all I've been doing is Visine every four hours. So I'm off to the dock after the show. Listen, at least I, I don't look as bad as Mike Pence must feel after that bludgeoning. My goodness. I mean, and I know Mike Pence, I mean, I've interviewed him a number of times. He's a broadcaster. He's a radio show guy. He's a, he's a, it should be a maestro of words. May I, it takes a minute and a fraction and I haven't even gotten to it yet. May I, so the setup is the, is the family leadership summit, which featuring the magnificent Tucker Carlson as a barometer to who does and does not have the right views on a lot of things. And well, and I'll bet you there's some executives at Fox news looking at that and saying, what did we do? I mean, this guy owned six hours on stage. He was brilliant. He was masterful. He was, he was respectful, but he was Tucker. He's what we love about Tucker Carlson. That's it. So here we go. So, and Pence, by the way, is a stalwart, magnificent conservative on a bunch of things, but Pence is absolutely all in for way more endless, whatever, forever war, whatever you want to call it in Ukraine. And Tucker said, okay, look, this is what you're upset about with America's cities crumbling. And it goes like this and it leads to a Mike Pence moment, a Mike Pence quote that, that, I mean, he was never going to be president, but if it ended early, it ended here. You are distressed that the Ukrainians don't have enough American tanks. Every city in the United States has become much worse over the past three years drive around. There's not one city that's gotten better in the United States and it's visible. Our economy has degraded. The suicide rate has jumped public filth and disorder and crime have exponentially increased. And yet your concern is that the Ukrainians, a country most people can't find on a map who've received tens of billions of U.S. tax dollars don't have enough tanks. I think it's a fair question to ask, like, where's the concern for the United States in that? Well, it's not my concern.
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"These are America's 10 worst states to live and work for 2023. Each year, writes CNBC, as part of our overall assessment of state business climates, CNBC's America's top states for business study considers how welcoming each state is to workers and one of the study's 10 categories of competitiveness. We consider multiple quality of life factors, including crime rates, environmental quality, and healthcare. Now, progressives are already celebrating this list because, of course, they're all red states. So to goofy progressives, it's like, see, we told you places like Florida are terrible to live in. All right. Listen to the list. And, of course, they put the last one first when they published the study because they want to make sure you know that Ron DeSantis' Florida is on the 10 worst places to live and work in list from CNBC. That's right. 10th worst place to live in or work in in the country is Florida. All right. Let's go through the rest of the list. And you tell me if this isn't a giant gaslighting effort by CNBC. And spoiler alert, California and New York, New Jersey, none of the blue states are on the list. I know that's going to shock you. Let me go through the list. Number 10 is Florida. Number 9, Arkansas. Number 8, Tennessee. Terrible place to live and work. Number 7, Indiana. They only have – they don't have enough childcare facilities apparently in Indiana. I don't even know why I'm bothering to look at their explanations because it's such a goofy list. Number 6, Missouri. Tied 5th and 4th, Alabama. Alabama is one of America's unhealthiest states. They have the 4th highest rate of premature deaths. Don't you know? They're tied with South Carolina. Yep, South Carolina is the 4th worst state to live and work in. Let's look – I've got to look at the explanation for South Carolina. I just can't help myself. Here's what CNBC says about South Carolina. South Carolina is an unhealthy state both at home and on the job. The state has the nation's 5th highest rate of occupational deaths and it finishes in the top 10 for frequent physical and mental distress overall. Hey, South Carolinians, are you suffering from mental distress because you live in the Palmetto State? Legal protections for workers are limited and the state's violent crime rate finishes in the top 10. Oh, yeah, it's just – Spartanburg is just a terrifying place for crime, right? Anderson County, look out. Crime is everywhere. Number 3, Louisiana. Number 2, Oklahoma. And number 1, Texas. Texas is the number 1 worst state to live and work in according to CNBC. Now, honestly, NBC – you think of the network, CNBC. They're like the money type source, right? They're not really – they're not like MSNBC. They're not as bad as those goofy, you know, Joy Reid and all those folks over there, right? Oh, no, no, CNBC. Let me read the list to you again. The 10 – in case you missed it, according to CNBC, the 10 worst states to live and work in in America, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama – I can't even get through this list – Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and, of course, Florida. Listen, I'm assuming this is not satire. I think this is a serious effort by CNBC to tell us the 10 worst states to live and work in in the country. I think we need to go with that. I have a message to any progressive in Manhattan, Upper West Side, if you're in Berkeley, California, if you're in Oakland, California, I think this study is spot on. Do not come to these 10 states. They are terrifying. I'm with CNBC. Please stay out of Florida. Stay away from South Carolina. Do not come to Indiana. Please stay out of Texas. Progressives, please pay close attention to this CNBC study. I have decided that I am embracing it. It is correct. It is wrong for these states to even be part of the 50 states of America. I am happy to share with you the results of this very important, logical, smart study by CNBC. Now some might say it's a little peculiar that states like California and New York aren't on the list. But no, no, no, no, no. That would be a mistake on your part. CNBC is correct. These states are dreadful. I'm a Floridian and my anxiety level is through the roof. I walk on the beach and those waves are so loud, I get a headache. The noise from the seagulls really, really irritate me. I look around at smiling people and I wonder, what are they up to? I'm not forced to take vaccines or wear masks or do things that the government is trying to make me do in other parts of the country. And I don't like it. I need to be told what to do. So thank you, CNBC, for your dose of sanity and normalcy and common sense. Progressives, stay away. Stay away and do yourself a favor. 1-800-655-MIKE is our number here on The Mike Gallagher Show in the ReliefFactor.com studios, 800-655-6453.
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"Will you be on that stage? Are you participating in the upcoming debate? Well, you know, it's a quite an easy question. Normally, Ronald Reagan didn't do it and a lot of other people didn't do it. When you have a big lead, you don't do it. And we have a lead of 50 and 60 points in some cases. And some of these people are at zero run to sanctus, as I call them, or to sanctimonious is down to he's in the teens now and I'm at 50 and 60 and 65. And even so one today at 70. And so you're leading people by 50 and 60 points. And you say, why would you be doing a debate? It's actually not fair. Why would you let somebody that's at zero or one or two or three, you don't be popping you with questions. I don't know about you, but it sounds to me like Trump is leaning against participating in the debates. And I'll be honest, I don't blame him. I wouldn't get on that debate stage, especially not with Chris Christie. That's just going to turn into a three ring circus. 1-800-655-MIKE, what's your takeaway from the weekend at the Turning Point event, the event in Iowa? Give me your takeaway from what happened all weekend long. We also got to get into what happened with RFK Jr. Holy cow. But let's put your voice front and center here in the ReliefFactor.com studios. 800-655-MIKE, 800-655-6453. Hope you join us. The Mike Gallagher Show is now on TV. Watch the show every weekday on the Salem News Channel. Stream anytime on any device. Find us on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Apple TV and more. Or just go to SalemNewsChannel.com. The Mike Gallagher Show, now on TV.
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"But I think it's fair and I can see that you recoiled when I asked you that question. And I don't think honestly, you should be asking people about their medical care. But that became a matter of public policy. Now I don't know that it's a bad response on Asa Hutchinson's part. I mean, because frankly, how many shots people took is nobody really nobody else's business. But if you're in public life, why not share it? I've gotten flack because I have shared with you that I got the vaccine and many people have taken me to task for that. Believe me, the left would take me to task if I didn't get the vaccine. Only reason I got the vaccine is because my doctor said you're a 60 plus year old man and I think I would recommend it. Incidentally, for the record, my doctor now does not want me to get any more vaccines for covid. So listen, follow what your doctor tells you to do. And that's what many of us have been saying all along. I've said it. I've said it from day one. But I guess Asa Hutchinson thought he was going to have a gotcha moment with Tucker and Tucker, he gives two craps. I've had zero. I've had none. He doesn't care what the left thinks of him. He doesn't care what the New York Times said. Most people assumed it. But remember when it was a big mystery? And I'm enough of a conspiracy theorist now to wonder if Tucker didn't reveal on air while he was a Fox News Channel host that he had never been vaccinated. But now that he's free of the constraints of Fox, now he can admit it. You know what I mean? I wonder if there's some connection there. Incidentally, Tucker is seeking to raise funds right now to start a brand new media company that would use Twitter potentially as sort of its backbone. The new company—Tucker, incidentally, is doing this with former White House advisor Neil Patel. Carlson and Patel were roommates at Trinity College in Connecticut, and they teamed up to found the Daily Caller news site, which Patel still runs. So kind of an interesting scenario. Incidentally, Tracy just pointed out Fox News had a vaccine mandate. The staff had to take the vaccine, which frankly, when you look back at that COVID period, all of it's outrageous. I mean, and our company did too, right? Although I think we didn't keep you from working, but I think we put—I don't know. We made people jump through hoops. Every big company in America did. So that was the big controversy about Tucker. But what most people don't know about Tucker Carlson is he was never in the office at Fox News. He had a studio in his home. It was a barn in, I think, in Connecticut—no, Maine, in the state of Maine. They built out a state-of-the-art studio for him in Maine, and that's where he almost always delivered his show. So a vaccine mandate at Fox wouldn't have applied to him because he was working remotely. But isn't that an amazing exchange? Tucker's question was, how did you feel about COVID mandates, and how many COVID shots did you take, and how do you feel about it now in retrospect? Think about the way that question was worded. And you know what's fascinating about that question and about Tucker's performance? I don't think anything he did was scripted. I didn't see any teleprompters for Tucker. I didn't see any notes on stage with him. Fox News Channel should be ashamed of itself for letting this broadcasting giant go. And guess what? He'll punish them, because whatever he comes up with, he'll take some audience away from Fox News. I mean, tonight's the new night for the new lineup—Laura at 7 and Jesse at 8 and Sean at 9 still, and then Greg Gutfeld at 10. And God bless him. A lot of those folks are my friends. In fact, I consider all of them my friends. I've got a lot of friends at Fox News. What a disgraceful, crazy act it was to let the centerpiece of the Fox News lineup go like that. And after you saw Tucker over the weekend, I mean, man, oh, man. This exchange with Mike Pence is the one that got everybody talking. Let me play it for you. It's a mystery to me. I was talking about it with Mark Davis this morning on his show in Dallas. Neither of us can figure out what he was trying to say. He doubled down afterwards. Former Vice President Pence claiming he was misquoted or mischaracterized or taken out of context. Well, here's the context. If you can figure it out, you're a better person than I am. I'm sorry, Mr. Vice President. I know you're running for president. You are you are distressed that the Ukrainians don't have enough American tanks. Every city in the United States has become much worse over the past three years. Drive around. There's not one city that's gotten better in the United States and it's visible. Our economy has degraded. The suicide rate has jumped. Public filth and disorder and crime have exponentially increased. And yet your concern is that the Ukrainians, a country most people can't find on a map who've received tens of billions of U.S. tax dollars, don't have enough tanks. I think it's a fair question to ask, like, where's the concern for the United States in that? Well, it's not my concern. Tucker, I've heard that routine from you before, but that's not my concern. I'm running for president of the United States because I think this country is in a lot of trouble. I think Joe Biden has weakened America at home and abroad. So, you know, that was a fascinating answer. That's not my concern. He said it twice. Now, I mean, arguably he wasn't saying crime and the deterioration of America isn't my concern. Surely that's not what Vice President Pence meant to say. But that's not my concern. Those four words became sort of the rallying cry over Mike Pence's performance. And for many people, that's it. He's done. I don't know that he had a chance anyway, frankly. Donald Trump, meanwhile, was fantastic over at the Turning Point event, and he appeared with Maria Bartiromo yesterday after the Turning Point event in West Palm Beach. And they talked about whether or not Trump will debate in a few weeks in Milwaukee. The first debate is coming up next month in Milwaukee. Chris Christie might be on the stage. Incidentally, Mike Pence might not be. You need 40,000 individual donors as one of the criteria, and so far, I don't think Pence has that. So wouldn't that be shocking if the former vice president isn't on the debate stage maybe with or maybe without Donald Trump? Chris Christie, on the other hand, who has decided to go scorched earth with Trump and is calling him everything in the world, every name in the book. He's a coward. He's a thief. He's a liar. He pulls the wings off flies. He takes candy away from small babies and children. I mean, Christie is just going berserk, trying to be a tough guy, I guess, and portray a tough guy image. And look how tough I am when I'm going to call Donald. He reminds me a little bit of that, what's that little guy that was Scaramucci? He's a little bit like, or even more to the point, Cohen, Michael Cohen. These guys just decide to go right at Trump. Christie's doing that. It might be working because Christie, I think, might qualify to be on the debate stage. If Christie qualifies, I think that will be the determining factor for Trump not to debate because if Christie is on a debate stage trying to just call Trump a bunch of names and attack him personally and do what Christie's been doing, that's such a distraction. We won't hear anything about policy. We won't hear anything about why any of those candidates should be the next president of the United States. And in fact, President Trump sort of hinted yesterday to Maria Bartiromo that he might not go to the debates.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Okay, so there were two epic events over the weekend involving Republican presidential candidates. You had the Turning Point USA event that Charlie Kirk's terrific organization put together in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was huge. In fact, so big, I think that people were traveling, trying to get in and they had – it was over capacity. For a minute over the weekend, there was drama on social media. Oh, people couldn't get in. So you can't get in, you can't get in. It was that popular. And then you had the big event in Iowa, the Family Leadership Summit. So you had Trump in West Palm for the Turning Point event. You had DeSantis and the others in Iowa and it turned into kind of a Tucker Carlson display. It was Tucker all day, six hours. He was vintage Tucker. He was on fire. He was great. He was funny. And of all the wild exchanges, including Mike Pence's inexplicable answer, that's not my concern when Tucker said that America is hurting and we don't need to endlessly fund Ukraine's war with Russia, the best exchange had to do with the vaccine. And it came in this classic moment when former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who got a terrible reception from the crowd in Iowa, they booed him and yelled Trump through without his entire speech. It was kind of awkward and hard to watch. But this was an epic moment right here. One of the powers that government did usurp over the past several years is the right to decide what medicine you take in the form of covid mandates. How did you feel about that and how many covid shots did you take and how do you feel about it now? In retrospect, how many covid shots did you take? Zero.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Well, I think, uh, I think it's hard to tell what Mike Pence meant there, but, uh, directly after he said he could do two things at once, but I think the more telling thing was that he, uh, in a very dismissive attitude towards Tucker and Tucker was there kind of representing the American people and that dismissive entitled kind of attitude he had seemed very telling to me. And the only other people I know with that attitude are the, uh, are the elites, the establishment elites. Yeah. You know, I noticed that as well. In fact, there's Tucker's got some news, apparently he's, uh, forming a media company, a big media company. They're, they're getting investors lined up and, uh, there's reporting from the wall street journal that Tucker, uh, is going to create a new media company. He and a former white house advisor, Neil Patel are seeking to raise funds to start a new media company that would potentially use Twitter as its backbone. The new company would be anchored by longer versions of the free videos that Carlson has been posting regularly on Twitter since shortly after his departure from Fox news. You know, I'll guarantee you the people at Fox news have to be looking at the weekend and the incredible job that Tucker did. Surely they're saying, what in the world were we, what, why would we fire this guy? And someday we'll find out why they fired him. Nobody still knows. They think it has something to do with the lawsuit, has to, has to, because if nothing else makes sense, that guy is, is an absolute American treasure and he ain't going anywhere. So good luck, Tucker Carlson, because six hours on that stage, he was absolutely riveting. I mean, he was tough, but he was, you know, he was firm, but he was fair. He got them to answer questions and pretty fascinating stuff. Here was a, and by the way, Ron DeSantis did well too over at the, uh, turning point event. Here he was, here's a clip courtesy of the blaze. Here's governor DeSantis, who many believe emerged as an absolute stellar, solid candidate with his performance at the turning point event over the weekend. And the goal should be to bring it to a conclusion. You bring it to a conclusion in a way that's a sustainable piece and that doesn't, wait a minute. Stop, stop, stop. I'm, I'm messed up. Forgive me. Let me start over. It's my eye. I'm telling you. I had a Mike Pence moment. Ron DeSantis was in Iowa at the leadership summit. Trump was in Phoenix, right? At the turning point summit. All right. Take two. Start again. And the goal should be to bring it to a conclusion. You bring it to a conclusion in a way that's a sustainable piece and that doesn't reward aggression. And you have to be able to use different levers that you have. I mean, for example, one of the leverages I would use a visa V Russia is I would do our own energy exploration and send it over to Europe so they don't have to rely on Putin. I would stop giving Iran a free pass like Biden is cause they're funding Russia. So we have some ability to, to use this. But the goal should be, we cannot have a quagmire that goes on for years and years and seeing Biden put those troops there, I can tell you we cannot have American troops in Ukraine. That is a total nonstarter. Splendid answer. I know. Yes. Thank you, Derek. Derek's back from vacation. Mr. Smarmy. It was in West Palm beach. Blame it on the eye. Blame it on the eye. The turning point event was in West Palm, but a stellar answer. Now I'm going to say something that might make you mad as great as DeSantis was and he was, doesn't it feel like Trump is getting stronger and stronger every day or is that maybe just wishful thinking on my part? 1-800-655-MIKE. One open line.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Mike Gallagher, Tucker talked about the degradation of America for like two minutes. That is definitely what he was talking about. He just don't care. He just, he's a, he, I don't understand it, but he just don't care. What I think Mike Pence meant was it isn't his concern. It's Biden's concern because he is not currently the president. That's what I think Mike was saying. I like what you always say. They sometimes say the quiet part out loud. I think Mike Pence just opened up his true self in stating that it's not his concern. I don't, I don't know what he's trying to say. I have no idea what he's trying to say. And I'm, the text messages don't really reflect it either. From Pennsylvania, Pence is just another warmonger. Well, that doesn't, maybe, but the answer doesn't fit. Is he saying that crime in America and the deterioration of America's cities because of failed Democrat leadership is reflective of his desire to be a warmonger and to have us in an endless war with Russia and China and Ukraine and all that? That doesn't really connect. Here's a text from Florida. I agree with you, Mike. Pence is an outstanding guy, but I'm afraid it's looking like he's a politician first. Well, that isn't even a good political answer, what he said. That's not my concern. And then finally from Montana, Pence revealed his evil establishment self. I hope you can figure that out. Hmm. All right. Let's see what, let's see what you think. Again, the big, one of the big takeaways over the weekend was that the big Republican lollapalooza in Iowa with Tucker Carlson, not my concern was an answer that Mike Pence gave that just kind of blows everybody's minds. Mike's in Pittsburgh. Hey Mike, welcome. How are you? How about yourself? Well, other than my eye falling out, I'm all right.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"You are distressed that the Ukrainians don't have enough American tanks. Every city in the United States has become much worse over the past three years. Drive around. There's not one city that's gotten better in the United States and it's visible. Our economy has degraded, the suicide rate has jumped, public filth and disorder and crime have exponentially increased and yet your concern is that the Ukrainians, a country most people can't find on a map, who've received tens of billions of US tax dollars, don't have enough tanks. I think it's a fair question to ask like, where's the concern for the United States in that? Well, it's not my concern. Tucker, I've heard that routine from you before, but that's not my concern. I'm running for President of the United States because I think this country is in a lot of trouble. I think Joe Biden has weakened America at home and abroad. Now I'm going to be charitable. You think he was trying to say that the tank count in Ukraine wasn't his concern? Tucker literally said that we shouldn't be funding Ukraine when we've got so many problems in America and it appeared that Mike Pence said that's not my concern. I don't think that's what he meant. As I tweeted out over the weekend, I don't think that's not my concern means what Mike Pence thinks it means and I don't have a clue. So I'm going to turn it over to you at 800-655-MIKE and incidentally, a note about the body language. As I'm sure now many thousands are watching Salem News Channel as you're listening to this show because you want to make fun and mock my, and I'm already getting the hateful comments. Michigan, Mike, you definitely have a face made for radio. See, are you happy? Does my misery amuse you? Here's from Tennessee. Are you the FBI mole one eye? See? Go ahead. Taunt. Mock. You'll miss me if I'm gone. If something happens, if my eye falls, the right side of my head falls apart, you will miss me. You'll be sorry. But as you're watching on the Salem News Channel to make fun of me, you'll notice the body language of former Vice President Mike Pence with Tucker Carlson. He is not even making eye contact with Tucker. He's clearly miffed. He's on the defensive. He's angry. He's agitated. It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen. Coming from a guy that's been in the business a long time, broadcasting and politics. So help me understand it in the ReliefFactor.com studios. You tell me what you think Mike Pence was trying to say. Surely he doesn't want to be on record as saying that crime in America isn't his concern. A guy who wants to be the next president of the United States. What was he trying to say? What was he thinking? Let's have a charitable spirit to kick off the week here on The Mike Gallagher Show. 1-800-655-MIKE. 1-800. And I want a lot of first time callers. I want a lot of regular. I want a lot of phone lines. I want to see my phone line light up. I want you to call me and tell me because I need your help here. I really like the guy. Can't defend this. That may have just completely ended his chances at any shot of becoming the Republican nominee for president in 2024. Not that I thought his chances were very good to begin with. What about you? Let's see what you have to think. 1-800-655-MIKE. 800-655-6453. Hope you join us. Something has gone terribly wrong with the world economy. Before you lose faith, be sure to read the book, Life After Capitalism. Now on sale from Regnery Publishing.
"mike pence" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Okay, I want to be a charitable guy. I really do. I'm not trying to be mean-spirited. It's Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. We got a big week coming up. We had a weekend of Republican candidates and do we have so much to talk about? I mean, man, oh, man. And my right eye is about to fall out of my head. Do not watch Salem News Channel today. Let Kerry and all the rest of them get mad. Of course, you know it will have the opposite effect. I'll tell you not to watch because something weird is happening to my right eye and then you're going to watch and we'll have record ratings today. So my official recommendation, if you don't want to see a monster, don't watch the show on Salem News Channel because something's happening to my right eye. I don't think it's pink eye. Of course, it's contagious. I just saw Carolyn Cassidy, who's the general manager of the radio station, the new general manager who replaced the retiring Barb Yoder here in Tampa Bay and Carolyn is tremendous. I've known Carolyn for years and so glad she's on board as the GM here. She's standing in the hall talking to me and she said, what's going on? I said, well, I got something weird going on with my right eye and she immediately, you could see her like, she backed up eight feet quicker than any Avenger I've ever seen in the movies. It was crazy. She literally backpedaled without touching the floor. I've never seen anybody back away from me quicker than Carolyn did when she saw my right eye and it is, it is weird. Tracy, did we get in to see the good old Dr. Feelgood? Oh, she's talking to Dr. Feelgood now. So I mean, I feel fine, doesn't hurt, but it looks like I got hit in the eye with a baseball bat. So I'm urging you, begging you, don't make fun of me by watching Salem News Channel. Just turn up your radio, listen to the show. You can't see my disease by listening to me. And of course in my mind it's a disease. I'm a little bit of a hypochondriac. I figured out it's some kind of a, you know, one in a billion rare and I think my eyes about to fall out of my head. So I'm a little distracted and I'm in a charitable mood because look, anything could happen to anybody at any time. You too could have this affliction. So here I am. I want to be charitable to former Vice President Mike Pence. I'm going to play a bit of audio from the big leadership summit, the family leadership summit in Iowa over the weekend. Everybody was there but Trump. Trump was at the turning point event. Trump was great at the TPUSA event. From what I can tell, DeSantis was pretty great at the Iowa family leadership summit. So it was vague as I understand it. But I want to play this clip because some of them were not so great. At the top of the list perhaps is Mike Pence. And as you know, I got a soft spot for Mike Pence. I like him. I've met him. I've interviewed him. He's a former radio broadcaster. I think he was a great Vice President. I understand many people disagree with his actions surrounding January 6th. I just like the guy a lot. I think he is a rock solid guy. He's a conservative. He's pro-life. He may not make it on the debate stage. He doesn't have the prerequisite 40,000 individual donors. And this may completely negate his chances. Listen to this exchange and then please explain to me what you think Mike Pence was saying. I'm sorry Mr. Vice President, I know you're running for President.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Let me talk a little bit about Alliance defending freedom What is the agenda for next year? Do you have anything before the court next year because you guys seem to win pretty much 9 out of 10 K What's your record over the last dozen years? 15 wins this is our 15th over 12 years. So we're we're extremely grateful Well, I want everyone to know that I want everyone to support Alliance defense org, but what's on tap for the next term? I'm always I always want to know what have you done for me lately. You just want a big free expression case What have you done for me lately? Well, we were so pleased to be on Mississippi's legal team in Dobbs Which overturned row and now this 303 creative case we have a petition right now It's called tingling which is before the court which is another free speech case and we're hoping that the court will take that Because a hundred jurisdictions have laws right now that are essentially suppressing the right of Parents to have their children seek counseling with licensed counselors and and have counseling consistent with their faith We also are watching the case that the court is granted on the Chevron deference again Making sure that that government overreach is reigned in and there will be more petitions as well last question Christian about a year ago Justice Barrett raised the question of what comes after we reverse employment division B Smith and she just put it out there It's gonna it's on the way. It's it's going out with the row era. What do you think ought to replace it? I Also think that even if it's a strict scrutiny analysis if the court reinstitutes what strict scrutiny means And and sort of reorients the lower court strict scrutiny would work as well We know that compelling interest at one point meant compelling interest And somehow the courts have activist courts have refused to honor that standard We have the court's decision in graph this last term as you saw where the court essentially said again This is what this means in this statute and it returned the lower courts to reading the statutes and reading the tests as they're meant To be so strict scrutiny certainly an option, but we also know the courts looking back at historical standards as well So you could root that standard in history and tradition as well Excellent answer quick exit question. Has anyone on the left stood up against the idiocy? Characterizing 303 creative is a made-up case has anyone on the left distinguish themselves for courage in other words Well, Nadine Strassen sure has she appeared with me at Yale on 303 and you know, frankly We wrote an op-ed together and can't get any major publication to print it after the 303 decision Nadine Strassen is the former president of the ACLU and and she doesn't agree with us on masterpiece cake shop in terms of whether cakes But she does agree with us on 303 and that free speech is for everyone and It's just been shocking to me that no one else is standing up and engaging on the merits But I think that's also why we're seeing acts against our our integrity Yeah, they're just they're just flat-out cornered and the silence on the left is deafening Kristen. Congratulations Well argued well-briefed well done as Alliance defending freedom continues to defend the freedom of every American go to alliance defends Dot-org and help them out because every term is a new term. Stay tuned America. I'm coming right back The it's always the right time deal. Hey want to go to Mickey D's for lunch. Ooh Let's go now, but it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's is always the right time.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"What percent do you think Trump would get in the Democratic column? Huh? I don't well listen I will just base it on this is pure conjecture But given the fact that he lost New Hampshire pretty badly to Joe Biden and that polling shows him losing again Pretty badly today. I don't think he'd do that. Well, all right mark the contractor But all would be forgiven if he registered as a Democrat and get a plea deal as well Not a bad theory David M Drucker on Twitter good to talk to mr. Drucker come back next week I'll be right back America Mary Catherine ham joins me. I'm gonna pose the same question to her next When I grow up I want to work for a woke company like super woke when I grow up when I grow up I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes when I grow up I want to be offended by my co-workers and walk around the office on eggshells and have my words policed by HR words like Grandfather peanut gallery long time no see no can do when I grow up I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long when I grow up I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be a conformist I want to weaponize my pronouns What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work introducing the number one woke free job board in America red balloon dot work Welcome back America to you it full of cocaine bumps Mary Catherine ham knows nothing about cocaine I assume the University of Georgia was cocaine free when she was a bulldog. Good morning hammer. How are ya? Yeah, it was really more PBR Are you down George away for the holidays, I'm not in Georgia, I'm at but I'm at the lake so it's much the same vibe You know, I am I learned something new yesterday and you know, I've been around a while So this was I've never had a dog on the 4th of July. I learned that dogs and fireworks do not mix. Oh We have four dogs here and they must be very brave because none of the four of them have any issue with fireworks Oh my gosh, really very extraordinary dogs because they don't have it there. They were fine Tony the commercial real estate guy otherwise known as Tony matches what off the second Battle of Falmouth last night and I'll tell you Ralphie was going nuts Mary Catherine, I've got former vice president Pence on today and he's over in Iowa He's campaigning hard in Iowa and it seems to me that the Evangelical vote is the focus of both him and Tim Scott anybody Else competing in Iowa beside Donald Trump. I mean really competing or is it a three-way there? Yeah, I mean it seems to me that Tim Scott is the one who's been able to make Certainly with TV buys and with his very very good personality and and way of connecting with people has been able to sort of make some moments for himself Pence I think of course appeals to that type of voter But I do think a new face like Scott has a better chance of making inroads there And like I said, he has that a that very real treasure chest and he's that he's spending some of it there So mark the contractor says to me yesterday Had a barbecue, you know, Trump should run as a Democrat then he get a plea deal like hunters on everything and There as many Trump us in the Democratic Party as they're on the Republican Party which raised the question Can you run on both tickets in New Hampshire? Could the former president run as both a Republican and a Democrat like you can do in New York on two lines? Oh, that's interesting because Biden's taking a path, correct, right? Yeah, I mean, I don't think I don't know if you can get that together that quickly for ballot access or can you just do It well, you know, whatever it is. It depends on that. No one has ballot access issues Yeah, cuz I haven't set the date of the primary when they set the date of the primary that the deadline will go I just don't know if you're technically allowed under New Hampshire law to go for both We need to ask Sununu about this. Do you see the possibilities there? I Mean, I think there's a lot of interesting possibilities there with Biden taking the pass because I just I just can't imagine that somebody with A little bit of ambition the Democratic Party isn't like let me do something there my favorite Twitter post yesterday was out of Aspen where a Robert Kennedy banner was eliciting the applause of our very very enlightened woke Aspen Folk, what do you think about RFK jr. At this point? Look, I think you know I know it's gonna surprise you because I'm gonna laud Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times, but she wrote a piece about RFK saying that he is he sort of leads the coalition of the distrustful and oh very well put I think she's she's nailed that I think what a lot of people miss is they're trying to like pin RFK jr On the right in this weird way, even though he's a literal Kennedy running in the Democratic Party and picking up 15 to 22 percent They're sort of pinning him on the right because they don't like his thoughts But he what they're missing is that there is this huge overlap of right-leaning and left-leaning sort of I call them red-pilled hippies like Are distrustful of the government and I might be becoming one of them who are distrustful of the government look at big pharma with suspicion things that the left used to be Fine with right that was that was their thing But RFK has sort of picked up the banner for those people and it doesn't mean he's a great candidate or somebody Who has a lot of good thoughts, but he is a person who unites those feelings I actually think he ought to just run and stay out. He ought to use the Biden strategy Just put his name on the ballot and see what happens in terms of what he represents He is the the antitrust candidate and not traditional antitrust, but I have no trust in anybody candidate yesterday Louisiana District Court judge. I usually don't make much of district court decisions Enjoying the government from attempting and manipulate social media. Hooray for that Louisiana judge. Do you think Americans care about that Mary Catherine? They don't care about it as much as I want them to you They really don't and I kind of like the some the symbolism of it coming out of July 4th But not a lot of people are gonna be paying attention because the the story is gonna get a little old by the time We we get to it in the news So I hope that that that news gets out and I wish that people care that the government is using social media as its proxy To shut all of us up when we think the wrong thing But I'm not sure that they do RFK cares. That's I'll listen for the answer for this if we run out of question at time on the Getting hammered with Vic Madison Mary Catherine, that's the greatest podcast in mrs. Hewitt's universe if if you had to guess Will we find out the identity of the leaker of the Supreme Court opinion or the owner of the White House cocaine first? Oh I think cocaine first. Oh, I'm Did I tell you what the best tool is for figuring out who was doing lines the White House who what Occam's razor? I Get it, I'm not sure everyone else does but I get it, you know, it's on news audience You can do it. You can do it think really hard on that That is a mind teaser a brain teaser Mary Catherine and follower on Twitter and NK hammer Listen to getting hammered the podcast of choice for the fetching mrs Hewitt with Vic Mattes every week even on vacation weeks. Don't go anywhere America. I'll be right back hour number two of the Days Welcome back America all cocaine bumps today Bethany Mandel knows nothing about cocaine and I'm glad good morning, Bethany I understand you've got Genghis Kate's partner in crime sitting right there ready to jump up. I Do and she's been offered three chocolate chips if she doesn't disturb me. So oh my goodness That she may be looking for a fourth with a little what she's got good leverage right now got great leverage I Got a video of Genghis Kate yesterday who decided suddenly she could swim and did a twirl off a brick side And I thought oh there go the other teeth cuz you already got one chipped tooth, but she made it Yeah, and then the voice of her mother was let's not do that anymore. Okay, I want to ask you Bethany I've never been with a dog on a 4th of July before but my grand dog is with me How did Truman do last night? Not great. Not great. He was pretty much on top of me all night and like looking out the window Wondering why I wasn't alarmed that World War two is breaking out outside We had the second battle in Falmouth last night because the Tony matches that's his nickname Bethany I want to get to both Ben and Jerry's and your dressmaker now I don't know if you want to expand on the dressmaker. I leave it up to you, but at least tell us about Ben and Jerry's So, I mean I'll tell you about both these are two companies who hate their customer base so Ben and Jerry's tweeted yesterday America was was founded on stolen land and we should all just keep that in mind on Independence Day No, they said we should give it back Yes. Yes. I think that they should start giving back their profits like lead by example Ben and Jerry. I'm more radical I want to give back Vermont. I just want to start with Vermont And then we can go from there. Maybe Massachusetts is next but it's just such a stupid comment But Ben and Jerry's were used to I I can't believe the dress come at least not the kind of dress it looked like Yes. Yes, so I I have a I have a Sort of love of old-time linen dresses. I really want to look like I'm stepping out of like a 1950s housewife thing I think the aesthetic is amazing. I can't pull it off though But this dress company that I love who sells $400 dresses, so I've never actually purchased a dress featured a man in one of their advertisements three days ago, and they like formed a partnership with him and They have it on their Instagram page and instantly everyone was like unfollow not interested I'm no longer purchasing any dresses from you and I wrote about it for the spectator and I guess because The angry left weren't going to barbecues yesterday because America was founded on stolen land They had a field day the number of plates. I didn't know Your turn I mean I kind of I kind of am though like I Don't want to include men in women's faces, which is which is what a turf is And so, you know my my response is like this is the erasure of women It is sort of accepting the premise that anyone can be anything and that men should be fully welcomed into women's spaces But the end result of that is the erasure of women women become non-man. That's the that's the actual definition What was it Vanderbilt that made that definition women are non men and then? Understand is that comes after Bud Light It's been yeah. Yeah solid four months of disaster. Look who's sneaking in Look, can we see her? That was like a Freddy Krueger movie where the villain pops up Don't go into the garage don't run towards the Chainsaws anyway, what did the company say did they follow up? Yeah, I mean they just said, you know in a world where any you can choose to be anything choose to be kind as if it's One-kind for women to object to men invading in their spaces and that's that's the accusation That's always thrown at women who who dare to object it is just wall-to-wall misogyny and accusations that were being irrational and angry like no I'm actually being extremely rational because the end result of this ideology is men in locker rooms for women men in women's prisons Like the number of assaults that happen in bathrooms 80 80 something percent of them are in unisex bathrooms it is dangerous for women to have this ideology in place and have men welcomed into women's spaces and Even with a dress company. I mean, this is one of those instances where I'm able to use my purchasing power and say no I will literally not buy into this ideology and you have It is not anti-trans it isn't I just I just think it's absurd to argue that it's anti-trans and and the idea I'm not running with the Philadelphia shooter or the Nashville shooter is a story that in any way reflects on the tea community Because it doesn't it's just they're mentally these two people are mentally ill mentally ill people and and Every transvestite is not going to hurt you or invade your space or do anything like that or it's a 90% issue About people objecting to men in women's spaces. It's maybe a 95% issue. Don't you think? Yeah It's becoming less and less popular this ideology according to polling more and more individuals are Uncomfortable with the idea of men participating in women's sports. For example, this is a losing ideology And I think that unlike gay marriage They sort of thought that they could fully their way through it and eventually the tide would turn the tide isn't turning for that No, the tide is growing because common sense is everywhere Triumphing Bethany, thank you. Good luck with your I don't know if the fourth chocolate chip comes through I did love that bit though Two chocolate chips. All right, Bethany Mandel follower on Twitter at Bethany Shondark We all have her work at the spectator and I'll be right back Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live on July 5 from Studio North coming up at the bottom of the hour former vice president Mike Pence Joined me from Iowa. I start though with Kristin Wagoner She is CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom and congratulations are in order because not only is ADF having a great decade You won the Supreme Court case that has on most people's lips 303 creative you argued it Kristin. Congratulations That's got a fee. I've never experienced that satisfaction. I know what it's like to win at the circuit How does it feel to win at the Supreme Court? It feels amazing It has been a long journey and we have represented a number of clients including Laurie Smith Who just seek to be able to speak freely and so to have the court reaffirm that basic principle in this cultural moment It's just an amazing feeling It's a free speech win that followed by a day a free exercise win Generally speaking before I get into the specifics of 303 creative in the aftermath I believe that constitutional clown law casebooks will date the end of the row era to the last 14 months like Lochner Is over but I think it took 14 months to close the book. What do you think? Well, I certainly hope so That's what we're seeing and the discussion and debate is occurring in the states where it ought to have been in the first place And we're actively protecting life across the states right now So I do think that that air is over and I think a new era is coming in with the court in essentially reigning back Administrative overreach government overreach and returning to what the Constitution says other than what judges wanted to say I believe the end of the row era means more than the end of row and Casey but it goes to the entire Incoherence that began in 1973 I think the Warren Court was actually a very good functioning court in most of its major decisions and The Warren Court era is distinct that era was just marked by confusion and doctrinal absurdity And I think what 303 creative to go back Remember Justice Scalia writing once that abortion had destroyed First Amendment free expression speech because it had caused all this distortion in the law Part of that distortion is remedied by 303 creative. I think we really actually have a rule now How would you articulate the rule Kristin Wagoner? I? Would articulate it the same way the majority did which is that the government cannot force people to say things they don't believe It's that simple and the court made it that simple now certainly in this particular instance Nondiscrimination laws continue to apply to ensure that no one is denied Equal treatment access to goods and services because of a protected characteristic But the government cannot compel anyone to speak a message and misuse those laws in order to Silence censor or punish speech that it dislikes Kristin now, how would you explain the test because The hypotheticals I've used on my law students over the years are if you're a carer offering chairs and tables You've got to serve every same-sex wedding and heterosexual wedding out there But if you've got any artistic expression involved in your services, no, you don't that a fair summary in your view Yes, I mean as you know in law schools There's all kinds of crazy hypotheticals you can deal with but I think the court articulated the test the same way that it has For many many years, which is it's the effects the message test It is the government affecting the speaker's message And if it is then that's compelled speech and we see that test used throughout the the free speech jurisprudence over the years They simply applied it in this moment, which government officials haven't been wanting to do They've been wanting to misuse the law to compel speech in ways. They never have in the past Now I got to ask you about the blowback because almost instantly after a big 6-3 win There is oh, this is a fake case as though again bad legal takes are not uncommon on Twitter But stipulated facts are stipulated facts. Do you want to explain Kristin? I Because we knew that they would try to do everything they could to delegitimize the court and the decision But I have to tell you if you I've never seen anything quite like what we've experienced this last weekend You know Newsweek you may have seen reported that we the attorneys involved in the case should face criminal penalties or disbarment And it's it's just activist journalists reporting the facts that are being reported about the case are simply not true Never mind that as you said Colorado agreed to those facts But the facts that Colorado agreed to are accurate the second thing to remember about this is 13 federal judges have passed on this case and Even the one that ruled against us said there is a case for controversy here. There is standing This is not a fake case And I don't know how you could conclude otherwise when you've got someone like Laurie who's sitting there watching with the front row seat To Colorado aggressively pursuing Jack Phillips and suggest somehow that Colorado defending its law Seven years with Laurie. It's somehow this is a fake controversy They've said they will prosecutor and they have prosecuted Jack not once but twice He's still in court today under this same law the new narrative is simply fake news Next to a dictionary definition of fake news should be the left's critique of 303 creative in which they say Laurie Smith Invented a threat. No, she didn't the state of Colorado stipulated. It is bad journalism It's not reporting. It's actually just activism to report anything else it absolutely is and that the fact that we have prominent lawyers and even a current cabinet member of the Biden administration the former chief of Staff weighing in on this just blatantly and a Supreme Court advocate. Well known is Blatantly to story in the law Blatantly to story in the facts of this case and it's just it's deeply disheartening If you want to engage engage with the merits of the court's decision don't engage in Distorting and misrepresenting what actually happened? Well, I think the reason people don't on the left wanted to engage with the facts and the decision is that it's persuasive Kristen Wagoner it is simply whether you look at Dale I whether you look at Hurley all the case law is always the same the government may not Coerce people into adopting viewpoints that are not their own I didn't think of a live free or die to my south is New Hampshire They can't even make you where put that on your license plate And and yet that is abandoned in the in the analysis of 303 creative, which is a hallmark case It is and I would encourage every American to read it all of your leadership All of your audience members should read the decision for themselves It is a tour de force of First Amendment law goes through all the cases and why free speech is so important To us how it curbs government authority government tyranny how it allows us to have economic freedoms and other freedoms and just the fact That just the ability to reason and to think Hinges on this type of freedom and that if we want it for ourselves, we have to defend it for others people like Lori You may not agree with her views on marriage, but let me tell you if the government can compel her it can compel all of us Kristen Wagner, that is the bottom line.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I Was up last night we we are spending when we spent the 4th of July we're still here At Lake Michigan and so there was a great firework. Sorry Right over the water. I'm sorry. Were you in Michigan? I've been in Michigan near Grand Rapids I'm so sorry Pinpointed it for you. Yeah. Well, I'm doing my penance. I'm headed to New Hampshire Later today. Oh good. Who you gonna go see? Nikki Haley is is is primarily who I wanted to check out. We'll see if anybody else pops up There were a number of candidates walking parades yesterday. We'll see if anybody hangs around shows back up I'll be in New Hampshire for a couple days Well, I went down to see Nikki Haley in New Hampshire last week If you go to an event other than Nikki because I just saw the former governor and former ambassador Let me know I may drive down sit in the bleacher seats with you and observe I wanted to use July 5 David to review what John Ellis wrote yesterday in political news items I don't know if you read it, but it was an assessment by a quarter an assessment by another No, it's John's actual assessment that Donald Trump's hold on the Jacksonian populism base of the Republican Party is like an iron grip that it's more than 50% and it ain't moving and he said only one person can bring out the kind of crowd that the former president brought out in South Carolina agree or disagree with John Ellis of news items Yeah, I don't disagree with him at all I mean We'll see over the course of the campaign if the grip loosens a little bit or or some of this this this Trump base Some would expect too much, but some significant portion Looks to another candidate. I think it's a possible it's not necessarily likely But we all know that nobody brings out a crowd like like Trump, right? And and that may prove yet again to reflect polling over time it may not right like me You've seen campaigns before I always stress. It doesn't mean I'm saying I don't expect I'm not making a prediction either way. What I'm saying is sometimes yard signs are reflective of Polling and sometimes they're not sometimes crowd size. I remember in 2012 It was Barack Obama's reelection and there were lots of reports not only above Mitt Romney's growing crowd But the fact that people would show up to see Obama and disappear after five minutes like they were over it, right? He wasn't quite the same draw. He was but but in the sense he was So these things are sometimes reflected sometimes not but look we've never seen somebody and I wrote about this in my book who can do in politics with a crowd and You know who has the kind of high floor and Donald Trump has through thicker thin You know these days, you know 20 years ago if you would have said one day there's some leading candidate We'll get indicted, you know, 25 times and they'll still be leading in the polls We would have also that person was bonkers, but you know, here we are You know David Drucker last week I asked Nikki Haley how many times she had been in New Hampshire already and she'd already been there 31 times So she's obviously putting a lot of chips on the Granite State I think former Vice President Pence who will be my guest later today is putting a lot of chips on Iowa Is that your assessment as well? Yeah, it actually has been you know, Nikki Haley started out pretty equally distributing her time She doesn't have to spend a lot of time in South Carolina. That's a very and that's a state That's very favorable to Trump in any event that she's on. No, that's her home state and over time, you know, it struck me That she's spending more and more time in New Hampshire It makes sense from a financial standpoint unless you're raising a ton of money and it also makes sense If you're looking for a breakthrough of some sort Independents can vote in the New Hampshire primary that may have to pick one Democrat or Republican, but they can vote there So that's not how she's presenting herself as a centrist or a moderate, but but there's some more wiggle room there And I've noticed her spending less time in Iowa Well, Mike Pence was one of the few candidates there on the 4th of July. Yeah walking a parade and Yeah, so we'll see what happens over time I still kind of reserved my you know, what do I really think is happening until I see the debates? You know presuming there's more than one at least a couple of them But particularly the first one we have to see the second quarter fundraising reports second quarter ended Friday but nobody wanted to release them in the middle of a Holiday weekend and then maybe they're still tallying. So, you know, we slowly need some metrics here But yeah, we've got certain candidates in Iowa certain candidates in New Hampshire and you know, obviously Trump who hasn't done too many rallies yet But is able to draw a crowd and did so in South Carolina. He will be in Iowa I believe Thursday will be in council blocks was which is a particularly Trumpy part of Iowa. I Want to bring up senator Scott for a moment who is also investing heavily in Iowa In fact, I think he's looking for the same voters that vice president Pence are the evangelical west side of Iowa, which is very very very Dutch reform, right? That's what that is. And they're both putting a lot of chips on Western, Iowa Yeah, Northwestern Iowa in particular. That's where Mike Pence is gonna be today. My colleague Mike Warren is traveling with them That's where Rhonda Santas is putting a lot of his Chips, you know Northwest Iowa has they supported Trump, but they didn't Enjoy it as much as other people in Iowa did right. So Northwest Iowa is not just evangelical boat But these are conservative committed conservatives that are really I think looking for another choice Again, the northwest quadrant of Iowa that the southwest quadrant of Iowa where you can spot downtown Omaha from just across the river They're much more favorable to Trump down there So yeah, and you know, then you've got suburban Des Moines, which I think will be a mishmash of everybody Trying to get a piece of that And you know, we haven't even talked about that the rest of the state. Well, let me very quickly I think the debate stage will have the former president the former vice president as well as senator Scott governor Haley governor DeSantis Governor Christie Vivek Ramaswamy. I'm not sure that mayor Suarez governor Burgum Who is most likely in David Drucker's view of being the eighth person on the stage Well, Doug Burgum has the most personal money to spend to create the donor base, right? You've got to develop a small donor Donor base via email and social media. He's got the money to put into it When so I probably give him the nod first and he's got the money to run the ads To satisfy the polling threshold as well so that that you know, that would be my guess there Yeah, I actually don't believe mayor Suarez will hurt or Larry Elder will make it on the stage I done doubtful about Asa Hutchinson as well. What do you think? Well, I'm doubtful but you know, Wilford is also very open and if you will not find the pledge He thinks it's ridiculous if you won't sign it and you need to sign a pledge saying you'll support the eventual nominee And you can mock the pledge I mean Chris Christie's mocking the pledge and saying you know This is how he puts it This is not me and he will treat it with the same reverence that Donald Trump treats pledges, but he's gonna sign it, right? But Wilford is set out, right? I'm just not gonna sign it So that that you know Unless the pledge doesn't matter as a metric is a threshold and I don't see how he gets on the debate stage As far as I just can't figure out right now who he is or what he's doing that that could be on me Maybe we'll see more over time And Larry Elder listen, I mean I I'm from LA originally who you know this I think I listen to Larry Elder the first time on the air that he ever appeared in Los Angeles market as a substitute for Dennis Prager, but I'm familiar with Larry Elder He's a compelling person, but I just don't see any semblance of a campaign from him No, I don't know. He has complained about the 40,000 donor threshold So my assumption is you have no way he's gonna make that which is odd given that he was a well-funded candidate In the recall, but that's that I want to ask you about Gavin Newsom I've got an interview and request in to go the governor of California because I think he's the likely nominee of the Democrats because I Just don't believe the president's going to run if if Gavin Newsom got into it Would he be the favorite in your view or would the vice president be the favorite? Hard to tell but if Joe Biden does not run I just believe he's going to run but if for some reason if you're right And he's ultimately not the nominee then there are many candidates that will think of getting in And I don't think Gavin Newsom would be the only one To jump in other than you know, the vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris So I just have to think that I just think there are more that would look at it and a couple that would jump in And I you know, you have to wonder how the party would handle that Gavin Newsom's a very interesting Compelling political figure California has a lot of problems and I think some Democrats would say to themselves We like you. We think you might be really good. But how you gonna overcome mister that problem? Maybe I should do this, you know, there's no plenty of Democrats want to be president The party does have some up-and-comers after the past couple of elections that they can look to You know Republicans will obviously find find find plenty of flaws with them But I don't think they have to look at Gavin Newsom or The vice president unless the party depending on timing if this whole thing developed too late I think the party would circle the wagons around the vice president and that would be bad There just wouldn't be time you have ballot access issues and primaries and caucuses as well. And if time has passed Then it just becomes the vice president. I got it. I got a quick yesterday I was at a barbecue with the the local folks who attempted to burn the house down last night Tony the commercial real estate guy other aka Tony matches wasn't there but I talked to mark the contractor mark wants Trump to run as a Democrat because then he'll be forgiven everything and they'll Do a plea deal with him for misdemeanors and then that gave me the thought it was just not a bad idea If the former can the former president run as both a Democrat and a Republican in New York City in New York State You get to run as a Republican and conservative you get to run on the liberal ticket or the socialist ticket and the Democratic Ticket can Trump run in both the Democratic and the Republican primaries in New Hampshire because I think he'd punch up Donald Trump pretty badly In the Democratic primary, I mean he punch up Joe Biden pretty badly in the Democratic primary Yeah, I don't think so I've never looked into this but parties do have some they control so little these days that seem to want to control so little But they do have control over who has their line on the ballot the line on the ballot belongs to them They tend to do The ballot access work, that's why that's one of the last things parties are really good for is ballot access work and infrastructure So I don't actually think that's possible Well, they say New Hampshire which has been exiled by the Democrats into last place in America Cuz they lose all their delegates because they're gonna go first because they have a state law that their primary stuff is all in state law So I got to go do some investigation of that and Figure out but generally speaking just assume for a moment that Trump could run as both a Republican and a Democrat in New Hampshire With Robert Kennedy and Joe Biden.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I I got to tell you we we got to stand by our men and women in uniform And I think job one Of the next Republican president is not just to catch up on the cuts that are being precipitated by the Biden administration but literally to engage the American people in Rebuilding a military or let me say it better building a military fitted to the challenges in the world of the 21st century We are not there. We don't have that vision But if I have the privilege of being president of the United States, we will will build a military That from from the Asia Pacific To the wider world of the Middle East to Europe will be fitted to the times and we'll have peace through strength Okay, mr. Vice president last question last week I drove down the New Hampshire to see Nikki Haley did a fabulous job Morgan Ortega is running a town hall when you're in New Hampshire, I hope you let me know so I can come down sit in the bleacher seats and watch from the back of the room But it's a talented field. You've got, you know, Governor Christie Governor DeSantis. You've got Nikki Haley You've got senator Scott and you have the former president. How do any of you how do any of you as John Ellis said yesterday? Loosen the former president's grip on his 55 to 60 percent of the Republican base Well, I just think look I have great confidence in Republican primary voters, you know Whether it's you know head out in a few minutes here in Sioux Center, Iowa will be in Well, you know will be in Lamar's will be will be dropping off at the Blue Bunny there, you know We're just we're just you know, we're going small town to small town I'm gonna visit all 99 counties here in Iowa and we're gonna do the same in New Hampshire and I think it's you know It the great thing about this process is the American people have a chance to take a fresh Look at all the candidates and I have every confidence The people of this country particularly Republican primary voters are going to are going to choose the right standard bearer For this time, you know, I've said before I nobody could have defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 other than Donald Trump Republican primary voters knew that like as you know I actually endorsed a different candidate in the Indiana primary in 2016 But I was proud to campaign with him proud to serve with him for four years We had a falling out at the end. We still have a profound difference of opinion on what the Constitution required of me that day But I'm proud of that record and I have every confidence that Republican primary voters going to choose wisely Once again, we're gonna have the right standard bearer and we're not only going to lead the victory in the White House in 2024 We're gonna win the White House. We're gonna win the Senate We're gonna have a wider majority in the House of Representatives state houses around the country and we're gonna bring America back Do you have time for one more bonus question? You just reminded me of this When you get to the White House If you've got the new majority in the Senate in the house, you get one big swing every year with reconciliation I mean one really substantive thing the tax code has not been changed from the Trump Pence reform What's the big swing that Mike Pence would take in reconciliation in 2025? Well, I think first thing you got to recognize nobody's talking about it either. Is it the Trump Pence tax cuts go away in 2025? Oh Plus they're extended. So you got to make those permanent You got it You got to you got to hit the accelerator on that and that's the other reason why I tell people I said this yesterday In Boone, Iowa, I said look it's gonna be important that we choose a standard-bearer That will also bring the House and Senate with them because that extraordinary record of accomplishment in those first two years of the Trump Pence Administration was because we had we had majorities in the House and Senate we used as you just said Very insightfully we used reconciliation To pass the largest tax cuts and tax reform in history mean to get the economy turned around We should go farther on tax cuts But people need to understand that what's going to be on the ballot in 2024 is those tax cuts and If we don't elect the Republican president and a house and Senate Under the Republican banner that you're gonna see a tax increase at the end of 2025 Which is exactly what the Democrats are angling for I did not know that and that's why I like to talk to the candidates Mr. Vice president have a great day at the Blue Bunny wherever that is and come back early and often Thank you. You're great to be with you. Always good to talk to you. Thank you. Mr. Vice president I Don't know if David Drucker knows what a rail is but Dwayne did and that alarmed me David Drucker of the Washington I'd be dispatch joins me chief political correspondent for the dispatch. Good morning, David. How are you on this 5th of July? I'm great you thank you very much. Were you up last night, you know setting off fireworks late.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"So we'll absolutely do that and you know the last time we talked to you you suggested the idea of At some point as if the good Lord and the American people continue to bless this opportunity for our family Giving greater definition to what that team would look like makes a whole lot of sense to me But I really do I really do believe me what compels us the sense of calling Karen and I have for this as I said here in Iowa yesterday and we'll say again today is I really believe with all humility that Based on my 20 years of service in the Congress and as a governor and as vice president serving at home and abroad We would know what to do and who to do it with on day one to turn this country around and that's what that's what Drives us to this campaign if you had a middle name, it would probably be probity I mean if we made one up for you would be probity. What do you think ought to put? What ought to drive selection for cabinet and senior staff members in a in a White House in a new administration? Well, I just think integrity You're gonna point people that share your view you're gonna point people that share your philosophy Whether it be about the economy whether it be about values whether it be about America's place in the world but then having men and women that will live that out with personal integrity that they'll assemble a team of character and then a team a team that will keep faith with With what those policies are is key, you know, Washington DC personnel is is policy I mean the the wreckage and ruin that the Biden administration has wrought on America in two and a half short years is as evidence not only of failed leadership at the top but failed leadership all across the board of their cabinet and so having men and women who Have have integrity not only to their in their character But also integrity to the policies that we know will turn this country around we can get it all back We can bring it all back and then some quicker than anybody could possibly imagine but it's going to take a team of experience and of character and A president with with the vision to drive that agenda Build on our highest American ideals that brings me. Mr Clowning achievements of the Trump Pence years Was clarity about the communists in China and you began that a series of five speeches that included the Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray National Security Advisor O'Brien and then at the Nixon Library Secretary of State Pompeo It was the repudiation of 45 years of a mistake, which was we thought they would evolve towards a free market economy What do you make of Janet Yellen going after Tony Blinken went it looks like appeasement to me What does it look like to Mike Pence appeasement has never worked any any time in history and I Just have to tell you after they floated a Chinese balloon across strategic sites In our country after they they buzzed our aircraft in the Asia Pacific and then you know cut off in front of it It was literally within days that we learned that the Secretary of State was going hat in hand It without even here was a thing without even a promise that he was gonna meet with you remember There it was not yet confirmed that Eva G was going to give him an audience And I got to tell you they got a term for that over that way. It's called kowtowing Yep, and that's that's something our administration never did. We never kowtowed to the Chinese. We stood firm with them We told them how things were going to be that things that things were going to change and that we were going to defend Freedom of navigation in the Asia Pacific. We're going to call them out on human rights we're going to call them out on on trade abuses and Intellectual property theft and and we impose 250 billion dollars in in in tariffs on them and frankly this administration while they haven't gone backwards on those tariffs, they should have been ratcheting it up and We also we're gonna have a longer conversation someday about what we ought to be doing in our national defense I mean, it's amazing to me to see Joe Biden spend the first two years of this administration Essentially cutting our national defense and even even this really recent debt ceiling deal, you know If they don't work out agreements and pass all their appropriations bill, you know that's gonna be you know that that's going to be about a 1% cut after inflation in our defense spending at a time that China's floating a new battleship I'm not surprised that Janet Yellen's heading over there because you know The you know, the the borrower's got to talk to the lender, right? I guess that's the attitude what we ought to do is we ought to be putting our fiscal house in order We ought to be reform and we ought to be reforming entitlements for younger Americans. We ought to put ourselves on a trajectory of fiscal solvency and then we won't have to go hat in the hand to To Chinese the Chinese communists or anybody else. We make America strong on our own. You know last week. Mr. Vice President mayor of Miami Suarez was on the program. He didn't know what the Uighurs were He said he didn't understand my pronunciation, but there's really only one pronunciation and he's entitled to his own defense But do you what do you think about the Uighurs ought? Republicans to be talking him genocide that the Trump-Pence administration declared formally on Mike Pompeo's last day as Secretary of State well, look it did when you think of essentially, what what amount to You know, I Assembled by the Chinese communists rounding up over a million Muslim Uighurs into these camps. It's uh, I think we got to call it the way we see it I think there is a there is an effort here at ethnic cleansing that's going on in China But it's just part and parcel of the repression in Communist China I mean you've had you've had a repression not only of Muslim Uighurs But you've also had you've had Christian pastors that have been jailed You've had other religious minorities that have been that have been repressed We just got to continue to speak the truth on the world stage about what's happening in China We also got to speak the truth about About the war crimes that are continuing to take place in Ukraine, you know, I was in Ukraine last week Spent a day. I not only got a security briefing from the Ukrainian military and met with President Zelensky But I walked I walked the streets of Where in the initial days of the Russian invasion the soldiers walked down that street and shot down more than five hundred men women and children of every age and left their bodies to rot on the sidewalks and then when the When the citizens of the town came to the Russians and said can we go collect our loved ones from the streets as they came? Out they began to shoot many of them as they were collecting their loved ones It was a mass grave that was built by the church. We laid a wreath last week I mean, I must tell you that what's going on and in in Ukraine right now is is not just war It's evil the kidnapping of Ukrainian children has not gotten much attention Did you discuss that with President Zelensky or anyone in Ukraine? Well, we didn't just discuss it We actually went by a relief organization that has been set up to to bring Ukrainian children back 19,000 kids have been Abducted and hauled off to Russia in the areas after the Russian invasion that are under their control and and They I think at the relief organization where we visited which these are incredible people. I think they said they had returned About 300 of the kids yet restored them back to their families. The Russians are stonewalling everything But I mean, it's just incredible. It's like what I said, I mean what's going on in Ukraine is not just Warfare it's it's evil And and frankly, I I really left more resolve than ever That it is in our national interest To give the Ukrainian military the support they need To fight and to repel this Russian invasion. I have no doubt that if if Vladimir Putin is now facing You know profound divisions within his own country and his own military I have no doubt that Vladimir Putin overran Ukraine It would not be too long Hugh before the Russian military crossed the border where we would have to send our fighting men and women To fight against them So I'm I'm a guy believes in that old Reagan doctrine if you're willing to fight the enemies of the United States on your soil We'll give you the means to fight him there So our men and women in uniform don't have to fight him and I'm gonna continue to be a voice for that in this campaign And all across this country Let me turn to another Hoosier fellow Hoosier with you Amy Coney Barrett justice Barrett wrote a concurrence last week on the major question Doctrine that must have made every Hoosier proud and every Notre Dame law grad proud and I'm sure every Indiana, but what did you make? her Concurrence and what'd you make of the term just concluded? Well, I must tell you I I haven't gotten to read all of the concurrences and all majority opinions from last week, but The people of Indiana couldn't be more proud of justice Amy Coney Barrett she is a principal strict constructionist a jurist and I know she's having a profound Influence but one of the things I love about her some of the clips I did read is she's willing to talk as an everyday American. I mean, she's brilliant, right? Yeah, but but but she's also, you know a Devoted mom devoted wife she and she's proud of it. She's proud of her family She's proud of her pro-life views and but the decisions last week You know whether it be moving us toward, you know a colorblind society by ending affirmative action or whether Whether it was two incredibly important decisions upholding religious liberty in this country I'm I'm I'm so proud of justice Barrett Justice Gorsuch and justice Cavanaugh and this strong conservative majority. That's That's upholding really the highest ideals and god-given liberties of the American people Let's talk briefly about the debates first of all, will you sign the pledge that Chairwoman and McDaniel is put forward that you will support the eventual nominee as a precondition of debate appearances Yeah, I've made that clear. Look I Started out in politics as a teenager as a Democrat you But I know you were already involved in politics back at that time But I it was the voice of Ronald Reagan that drew me to the Republican Party I mean I it was in his voice I heard the ideals that my combat veteran father who would have been 94 years old today And my grandfather who was an Irish immigrant, you know taught me to believe in so I joined the Republican Party I I have supported every Republican nominee for president since I joined the Republican Party in the 1980s and I'll be supporting the Republican nominee and Especially if it's me now, will you be at the first debate? I know you'll qualify. But will you go if everyone else doesn't go? I mean will you will Mike Pence be there regardless? I'm going because you know, look I have a little bit of experience with nationally televised debating and Some people think we did. All right, but to me the thing you got to remember about these debates And you've been involved with them on the other side of the table is you know, you know You're not talking to each other. You're talking to the American people I wouldn't pass up on the opportunity to talk to the American people about our vision our experience our love for this country for for anything so you better believe that I'm gonna be in Milwaukee will be on that debate stage and Wherever two or more Republican candidates for president are gathered there I will be also now the former president is not subtle when he got when he goes after people How are you going to deal with that since you two were joined at the hip for four years? And now you're divorced and he doesn't he doesn't hesitate to swing at anyone. I'm gonna deal with that Well, yeah people ask me all the time they said how do you how do you how do you envision you know debating Donald Trump? and I Tell them I've debated Donald Trump a thousand times with the camera So I know we look we did look we had a close working relationship for four years. I'm incredibly proud Well, some of the candidates for president are you know are criticizing the record of the Trump-Pence administration? I'm proud of the record of the Trump-Pence administration. I'll defend it everywhere I go, but Didn't mean the president and I always agreed and I know I know how to have a good policy debate with the president and I'd look forward to it and and I sure do hope he comes to every single one of those debates Now you are a very good lawyer And so, you know when I say the Lochner era marked a bad era in the Supreme Court when I say the row era Which I date from 1973 to last week. It's over. It's done Close with the Repudiation of affirmative action, which is the first case I ever learned because I had an undergraduate Archibald Cox Teaching me about Bakke I have seen the left push back on that decision and I have seen them argue that legacy admissions are somehow the same They are not and I think it's important for people to understand the difference. How do you defend? Schools that for example give an advantage to the children of alumni But do not and now are forbidden expressly by the court from taking race Ethnicity and religion into account.
"mike pence" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College all things Hillsdale Hillsdale dot edu I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there And of course a listen to the Hillsdale dialogues all of them at Hugh for Hillsdale comm or just Google Apple iTunes and Hillsdale Welcome back America. I'm Hugh Hewitt from Studio North pleased to welcome back to the program former vice president Mike Pence. Good morning Mr. Vice president welcome back Good morning Hugh, thanks for having me on I was watching Twitter yesterday I saw you were campaigning in small-town, Iowa doing 4th of July parades. Where were you? We were in Urbandale, which is just a suburban Des Moines. I'll tell you it was It was a great 4th of July day in the heartland It was it was real hot and the crowd was huge and I got to tell you Karen and I just loved being out Celebrating Independence Day and being with so many friends. It was terrific. We're actually in Sioux Center, Iowa today We're gonna burn up most of the whole week Traveling across Iowa and just really encouraged almost now a month in from when we announced our Campaign for President of the United States and people can get more information. Of course you at at Mike Pence 2024 comm but we're we're hearing from folks all over Iowa all over the country and very very excited about the opportunity to Contend to lead not only this party but leave this country back to the strength and prosperity that The American people so richly deserve now by Fred Pence. I want to cover some serious stuff with you but I want to begin with just sort of a counterfactual if Cocaine had been found in the Trump Pence West Wing. What would the news cycle look like today? Unbelievable, it'd be it would be wall-to-wall and frankly it should be I mean if the news accounts I read are right This was in this was not in the White House complex, right? I mean you and I know the terrain real well This was in the residence itself. If I understand it was in the library in the White House and I Have to tell you I couldn't agree with you more I mean, I mean we ought to know who the leaker was at the Supreme Court who leaked the early version of the Dobbs case We ought to know we ought to know in real time who who brought and and left cocaine on a table In the residence in the White House, but I'm not holding my breath No, I've seen some other reporting that's in a workspace in the West Wing. Either way it would have been 24-7 on every cable channel and they would be getting leaks from everywhere except your staff which never leaked Mr. Vice President, let's get serious The best question that Bret Baier asked former President Trump is who would work for you? I'm paraphrasing it because he ran through everyone that the former president fired him was upset with and my question to you is do you Mike Pence could staff a better Administration than Donald Trump if if you succeed in getting the Republican nomination and not the former president I got to tell you we had a town hall and on the afternoon of the 4th of July in Boone Iowa yesterday the room was packed and it's one of the things I said To one of the one of the folks that were there. I said look one of the things that compels me and my wife Karen to step into this race is because I really do believe that the Relationships that we built when I was a conservative leader in the Congress the relationships I built when I served as governor of Indiana and the relationships I built as vice president Convinced me that not only would would I know what to do on day one to restore American strength and prosperity But I know we could assemble a team I think better than anybody else in the field That would turn this country around and and Hugh you've been at this a long time You know how you know how administrations work and it's not only about knowing what to do It's about being able to assemble a team that can help you get it done And and I really believe in my heart of hearts With all humility that because of the experience that we would bring to this we could we could assemble a better team than anybody else In the field a team of experience a team of character in a team that would know the Conservative principles and policies that will strengthen America at home and abroad You know a lot of Americans Would love to know sort of a short list of who's going to be who in a cabinet and there's always an argument that you Cannot promise people jobs, but as former President Trump demonstrated as you demonstrated in the campaign of 2016 You can't put out lists of people who might be in the administration Will you do that for justices and for maybe cabinet members? Oh, I think there's no question that that making it clear that we're going to continue to appoint Judges to our courts at every level that are going to strictly construe the Constitution that are going to that are going to apply the Law and not rewrite another law is job one and I think putting out a list I think I think it was one of the bold moves that candidate Donald Trump did in 2016 and then we live it up to that we added to the list but they were all men and women of the same caliber and character and the Decisions by the Supreme Court this past week alone give evidence of the fact That we kept faith with that standard.