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Mike Pompeo: Head of Teacher’s Union Is the ‘Most Dangerous'
"Actually has a very good point here, as I pointed out and wrote this a couple of years ago back in 2019 and my book culture Jihad. That the radical leftists were actually using our nation's public education system to advance their radical agenda. So in essence, the reason why our country has changed so radically over such a short amount of time is because of the indoctrination that's happening inside our public school classrooms. Now many moms and dads, you weren't aware. You had plenty of stuff to do. I mean, you send your kids just like grandma and grandpa and great grandpa and great grandpa. You sent your kids to school and they had a school marm a teacher and you learned your lessons. You learned how to add and subtract and you learn how to read and write, you learned about dissecting a frog. Little boys went to shop class and they learned how to change tires and change the oil and how to build shelves and little girls learn how to make delicious pancakes and waffles with blueberries on top. That's how life was in America. And you know what? We won world wars. When we had an education system like that. And if you made a mistake, you screwed up. It wasn't the teacher's fault. You got your butt spanked in the school, and then you got it twice as hard, once you got home. And guess what? Generations of American boys and girls grew up, they became patriots. They became hardworking taxpayers, respectable citizens, and community leaders. And they'll do that anymore. Now you go to school, your poor kid comes home, and then let me know what their pronouns are. So I think Pompeo is right here when he says that the most dangerous person in the world is the leader of the teacher's union right here in the United States of America.
Malcolm Nance Is Right—Far Right Republicans Want to Kill Americans
"I hate that every time we have to talk to you, there's something that's proves you're right that is not a good thing. Someone just tweeted as Malcolm nan says they want to kill Americans. You tweeted, you know, after the Colorado Springs stochastic terrorism, Kerry lakes doing it in Arizona. Kerry lakes lies force Maricopa County election official into hiding with a torrent of death threats. I mean, Malcolm, it just feels like one long unbroken story. January 6th, the Paul Pelosi attack, you know, and they just don't stop. You know, they don't stop in terms of targeting people, Mike Pompeo just called the head of the teachers union, the most dangerous person in the world. Wow. Really? Yeah. I mean, I saw that yesterday I was absolutely stunned. Well, yes. And they want to kill Americans, and they are now encouraging other Americans to target other Americans. And the worst part is we are just getting started. Things are going to get much much worse. And I'm going to give that to you straight, no chaser. This is a pure, very obvious intelligence analysis that now because they won the House of Representatives. They feel not just empowered, but emboldened to go after their enemies. The good, you know, to a gay nightclub and shoot all the patrons. You know, to the point where, you know, families were there. They just, they have been told over and over again that liberals, liberalism, you know, education with the case of Randy Andy Randy weingarten. That's insane. Yeah. These people have decided they are going to embrace the potential of violence or actual violence and calling out their enemies so that this, you know, the crazy criminal crusaders will all come out and start killing them.
Gearing up for 2024
"It is that week. It's that week where we remind you every week that the game is Saturday. There might be Thanksgiving between now and the game, but it's really all about the game. I believe Byron York is an agnostic about Ohio State in Michigan as I am neutral about all the Republicans who were in Las Vegas. Am I right about that Byron you don't give a dog on about the whole state of Michigan or Ohio? That is absolutely let's say that for, but I don't care about the higher state in Michigan. I was raised with Alabama and auburn, which is a much more important contest in my humble opinion. Well, it's definitely not this year. I don't think you're going to find many people are going to rally to the Byron York point of view there. But what did Byron New York think about Las Vegas and the first of many candidate parades of 2023 24? Actually, here is something I would very much like to get to your opinion on, which is I'm sure you've watched several of Donald Trump's rallies over the past 6 months. And there are critics who say, well, they're not quite as spirited as they used to be, et cetera. But they're pretty as performances. Let's just talk as performance. They're actually pretty impressive. And when you put him next to anybody, other than Ron DeSantis, perhaps, but also Ron DeSantis, just as a performer on the stump. You put Trump next to Mike Pompeo or Ron DeSantis or Mike Pence or Nikki Haley if she changes her mind and decides to run against Donald Trump. Would you have a 2016 situation in which one of the performers is so much stronger than the others? That there's a bit of an imbalance there.
Republicans Discuss How to Move Away From Trump
"Welcome back, America two here at David and drucker. I didn't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan either because he is from California, but he was in Las Vegas last week for the first Republican candidate walk. It sort of like a fashion show and all the Republican candidates show up and this time it was the Republican Jewish coalition headed up by our old friend norm Coleman. David good, Thanksgiving week to you. What did you learn in Las Vegas? I tweeted out your article, but you tell us. It was very interesting weekend. I think what struck me the most is that there is a lot of consideration now and very open public consideration of whether or not they want, whether or not Republican activists and donors, but not just donors, but activists, people who knock on doors, all of that stuff. Want Donald Trump to continue to be the titular head of the party. He's obviously the FrontRunner for the 2024 nomination having announced he's a former president. He's got a very strong relationship with the Republican base. But after three consecutive electoral defeats, particularly this last one stinging because of how it unfolded and the opportunities that were there for Republicans, there was just a lot of talk about wanting fresh leadership continue the former president's policies by and large, but somebody fresh. I got that. Not just Rome Republicans who want to take his place, like Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Nikki Haley. I talked to a number of Republicans, not Haley, but a number of the names that I just listed. But also just talking to the activists that were there. And I think people need to keep in mind the Republican Jewish coalition initially skeptical of Trump in the 2016 campaign really warm to him quite immensely because his record in the Middle East and as it relates to Israel and Iran and everything else in that region of the world was stellar from their point of view and very accomplished from their point of view. So it's not like, well, they never really liked them anyway. If you became a fan favorite.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And I'm trying to express that and certainly I continue to stand where I stood. Mister vice president, we reserved an hour, and I see the backlight is up. So your staff may be calling to yell at Dwayne. I could talk to you for another hour because I may be the only person who's actually reads up and God cover to cover. But I want to make sure I ask too before you run up against a hard break. And then you tell me if I have more time. The first and most important one, page three 54 55, quote. I had always held the view that if we ended our mission in Afghanistan, some small force should be left behind to support the counter terrorism efforts. This will be key in my view to 2024 the collapse in Afghanistan. Would you elaborate on that? Because my friend O'Brien tells me there would never have been less than 2500 American troops and 5000 NATO troops under a Trump Pence administration. Is he right? I think Robert O'Brien is right. Look, the president, the president had run on bringing our troops home. And he was he was determined to end the war in Afghanistan, but all of our best security personnel, including Robert O'Brien, believed that if we left roughly 2500 troops there, they could support a counter terrorism mission that would make sure that Afghanistan could never again. Be a launching pad for attacks against this country and they could be there to support the Afghan government and to hold the Taliban accountable for the agreement that they've made. But now there wasn't president Trump's decision at the end of our administration, but I always believe that he would come around. And just as he did in Syria, if you recall, Mike Pompeo and I had to travel to turkey to negotiate a ceasefire after the president announced that we were pulling all of our troops out of Syria, turkey invaded. We secured a ceasefire, but at the end of the day, the president ended up leaving troops in Syria and stood by the Syrian defense forces who had helped us destroy ISIS and he quelled the Turkish aggression in that region in Syria and aggression. And I think that same thing would have happened. I absolutely believe that had we gotten four more years. That disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan would have never happened. Because the Taliban understood from us taking down Qasem Soleimani, the military taking down, taking down ISIS and their leader, whether or using firing cruise missiles into Syria on two incidents where the use chemical weapons against their own people. The credible threat of the use of force existed the Taliban knew we meant business, but when the Biden administration evacuated from Afghanistan left our allies in the Afghan government that the tragic loss of 13 Americans and the loss of Afghanistan entirely the Taliban is a black mark on history that is a disservice to every one of the men and women that serve with honor there over the past 20 years..
Who Will Carry the Torch for the GOP?
"Yes, mister vice president, one last political question. I really do want to go to the details of so help me God, because it's actually inspiring and important for people to read, but in 2016, and you detail watching this with some amazement, the former president just knocked off jab and then he knocked off Chris Christie, then he knocked off Marco and he went down like, do you think those who oppose him? Whether you are not, whether you on that stage or not. And you have made your decision yet, should they get together and organize beforehand to avoid the serial knockoffs that the former president is so good at. I mean, he's very good at this. Look, that look, the American people love competition here. Yes, we are and I have gone to the Indy 500 race, probably between the two of us probably over 50 times and they have 33 cars out on the track and they drop the green flag and they go. And I have great confidence in Republican primary voters that we're going to we're going to sort out who should be the standard bearer of our party in the days ahead. Karen and I will carefully consider what role we might play in that, but I'm confident I'm confident that Republican voters around the country are going to choose a leader that's going to lead our nation back to the policies and kind of leadership that will bring this nation to even greater heights than ever before.
Who Will Be the GOP Speaker of the House?
"Let me ask you something else in here. You both are successful member of the House. You ran successfully for a leadership position. You ran unsuccessfully for a leadership position. So let me start with some news. What should the house GOP do right away with Kevin McCarthy? I think Kevin McCarthy should be the next speaker of the United States House of Representatives. I served with Kevin when I was in leadership the last time we defeated Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, Steve scalise, their entire team and have led this conference to a victory. I know, I know people would like to see that majority larger. I traveled to 35 states in the last year, but make no mistake about it. Kevin McCarthy is going to be a great Speaker of the House. And having the Republicans in the majority in the House of Representatives is going to give us a foundation to begin to turn this country back to the policies that we were advancing at home and abroad under the Trump fence administration and I couldn't be more supportive of the next Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy. I
Confronting the Challenge From China
"Last question, mister secretary, yesterday, President Biden said he doesn't want a new Cold War. I believe we are in a Cold War, and that saying that is destructive of purposeful intentional policy. What do you think? Yes. And most importantly, it's not what I think, but what Xi Jinping and when Xi Jinping hears that, he thinks this is America that is prepared to fold its tent and allow China to run rampant and free around the world. The Chinese Communist Party has been at war at least economically with the United States for 25 or 30 years. It has to be confronted and a statement like that. I don't know. Did you want hot war? A Cold War as a state of conflict and I can assure you that Chinese Communist Party. They use the word struggle. They have been in a struggle, a conflict with the west and the United States for decades, and we've just been naive or greedy or some combination thereof. It is time to confront this challenge. It will not be easy, but it is completely achievable. And America can prevail as long as we have real leaders that are prepared to acknowledge the risk and work to fix it.
Trump to Announce Second Run for President
"Let me ask you, does it change your plans at all that he is declaring tonight? Oh, goodness, no. Susan, you know, Susan, my wife, a little bit you. You've had chance to meet her. We're trying to think our way through, figuring out what's next for us. We've been part of the conservative movement for 30 years. We will still be part of the conservative movement till the good lord takes us from this planet and our decision about whether that will be by putting ourselves forward in the election that's ahead of us still is a decision to be made, but what happens today or tomorrow, what some other person decides won't have any impact on that?
The Way Forward for Republicans After Midterm Debacle.
"Now, you are a veteran of the house. And you know the house as well as anybody and this house because you are fairly recently a member of this house. 5 years now. 6 years ago. What should the GOP House leadership expect of their members in this run up to an election for leadership? They should expect them to make sure that mentions that. The reason they went there. This is the thing folks lose track of when they just go on Twitter or rant. They lose check if they came for a mission. The mission that everyone talked about was stopping the Biden policies. He's made clear. He's not going to stop them, right? He said, am I going to change? I'm not going to make any change. The mission is to stop Joe Biden's policies and to begin to lay out a forward look, not rare we're looking forward looking vision for America. It's what the candidate two one campaigned on and it's the task that they have in front of them. And that's going to be hard because it's going to be a very slim majority. I have seen this in Congress when you have a slim majority. Everybody thinks they're the deciding vote. They can get exactly what they want. Then we should rally around the traditional American Republican value set, make clear to the American people why Joe Biden has failed them and here is our actual no BS solution to fixing those things. It's what we missed on Tuesday night.
President Biden Shows Weakness in Meeting With Xi
"If I can start, I want to start with China, maybe contrary to the intuition of my audience because the most important thing that happened in the last two days with President Biden sitting down with president Xi. What do you think of that meeting as it's been reported out? Well, as best I can tell, I would sense that Xi Jinping kind of like the old Southwest Airlines line. I think he feels more free to move about the cabin because he confronted a president who was tired and confused in the sense of reversed. I think it's reversed. Taiwan policy, although it is very difficult to know what America policy anti Taiwan is today. Didn't speak about COVID and the fact that millions died as a result of what she seemed didn't raise fentanyl but it's destroying our communities. But instead wanted to focus on climate change and things that are much less relevant to American security. It flipped what we had done in the four years of the Trump administration trying to. Confront on every level economic diplomatic here at home. It's confront the Chinese Communist Party in the threat and instead I think that boy, can't we all just get along. I don't want to Cold War. I don't want to confront them. I just want to compete. That is a mistake. More sense that you as real weakness.
Tom Cotton on the Afghanistan Collaps
"Painful to talk about, but we have to talk about the collapse in Afghanistan a year ago because no one in the mainstream media is legacy media is abandoned the issue. We've condemned a country to darkness. We didn't have to do so. Mike Pompeo has told me you've confirmed we were planning to leave 2500 troops there. It didn't have to happen. With that incompetence, was that design? Was that Joe Biden just living off the fumes of the Obama presidency? Well, I think that the way Afghanistan collapsed last summer was the combination of Joe Biden's rank and competence and his deep insecurity. As I explained in only the strong drawing upon some memoirs at the time, by people like Secretary of Defense bob dates, Joe Biden, in 2009, subjected Barack Obama to what bob dates called Chinese water torture over Afghanistan. And he poisoned the well between Obama and our military leaders. Constantly accusing them of being misleading, of leaking to the press of undermining president Obama in a way that Joe bob dates had he never saw under George W. Bush. May have disagreed. I've seen disagreements between senior military leaders and president Bush. But no mistrust. That's pretty common for Democrats and the military though. But for 13 years, Joe Biden believed that he would write about Afghanistan and everyone, including Barack Obama was wrong. And he had to chip on his shoulder. And he wanted to show everyone in 2021 that he had been right all along. And that's why he disregarded the best military advice of our commander in Afghanistan, our commander in the Middle East, our chairman of the joint chiefs, his own Secretary of Defense, frankly, most of his own civilian advisers in The White House and the State Department. He wanted to show that he was right and had been all along, and he wouldn't listen to the obvious facts about what led to the collapse in Afghanistan. So precipitously, I mean, just 5 weeks before Kabul fail, he was saying there'd be no Saigon like collapse. And this is now as I explained really strong the Afghan effect is going to be as bad as the Vietnam effect was, or at least as long as Joe Biden is president. Let's
America Must Return to Energy Independents
"You know, one of the things leader McCarthy, that Katie Britt, who's about to be the next senator from Alabama, so excited for her to be in. One of the things she and I were just talking about is this choice that so many parents are making around the country. Women like me who are making the choice about filling their gas tank full of gas or going into the grocery store and filling up the cart of groceries. You know, we had energy independence under president Trump. We had all the supply that we needed. And now we see Biden begging allies Friends enemies for more supply for more oil supply. How can we force this administration to stop releasing 15 million more barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve as they announced yesterday? How do we force them back into the energy independence that we had under the Trump administration? Well, that's putting the whole country at risk. That was designed as strategic reserve was designed for an emergency time period. He's using it trying to manipulate an election. Nothing to do about the market itself because he's gone after the energy in America. We should make put safeguards in that because we do not want to jeopardize. What if we had a hurricane? What if we had a situation that went further when it came to war or others? He has just jeopardized the American people. So we're going to have to safeguard that that you can not use that for your political gain. It would be used what it's supposed to. But we also have to go back and build what we need in America. You know,
Republican Women, Dreaming in Color
"Kevin, one of the things that you have done that is so impressive is the number of women and people of color that you have recruited and women of color that you have recruited to run around the country. And I took a lot of your house candidates to the border in August. It was really hot. Next time I'm going to choose a different month to go to the border. But I have been so impressed with women like Jennifer Ruth green in Indiana one. Myra Flores Cassie Garcia. Tell me, how did you get so many amazing women in this cycle to run for office? You know, I give them all the credit that they're really, they watched a country change before their eyes and they said they would do nothing. I try to encourage am I trying to help them engage even in primaries to help them. Just yesterday I was with a couple of those stars that I think one was really Jin kings in Virginia. She's great. A navy helicopter veteran, her husband flies at F three F-18. She's a nurse practitioner. She's a state senator. She is so impressive. And Leslie Vega last night, I was with as well. Here she would be the first el salvadorian elected to Congress. But you look at my floor as you talked about. The first Mexican born woman ever elected to Congress in a seat that's 84% Hispanic that Republicans haven't had in a hundred years. She's got a stronger message than you look at Monica de la Cruz, taffy right there. We could actually have not beforehand we had never elected a Republican Latina from Texas, but elect three this trio is just amazing and so strong. But you brought up Jennifer Ruth green. I was just with her last week. An air force academy graduate just impressive Democrats didn't even think the seat was competitive. She is in the game in Indiana and just really the future of what you're looking at.
The Red Wave Is Coming
"Herschel Walker crushed Rafael wedding on Friday night. He crushed him. All game of setting expectations low well, you know, he's a pastor he can talk. I'm just Herschel Walker. He just crushed him. And when Rafael wernicke was asked, should President Biden run in 2024? He wouldn't even say Biden's name. He is trying to get so far away from Biden. I'm telling you pollsters have got this completely wrong. From north to south and east to west, it's not a close race. It's a red wave to redway that's building in Georgia. It's a red way that's building in Wisconsin. It's going to elect JD Vance and Doctor Oz and Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. It is going to elect Adam laxalt and Blake masters in Nevada and Arizona, respectively. It's going to elect Joe O'Day in Colorado. It's going to elect Tiffany's smiley where Mike Pompeo was out to campaigning for Tiffany's finally this week. I'm telling you, the red wave is real. Kevin McCarthy is going to be the speaker and the economy is going to cool down.
How 'The Bible in a Year' Podcast Began
"I need people to understand the revolution that you have brought about. Now, the fetching machine is a Presbyterian. I'm a Roman Catholic. And we both enjoy your podcast every single day. And we only are ever about a day or two behind. Would you tell people where this began? How it began and how big it is now, because the Bible in a year available to Apple at Spotify from Ascension press, they use the great discovery Bible from Ascension press because I can say that because I've heard it for 280 days in a row from father Mike. Tell people how this got started because it's really a phenomenon. Yeah, no, it was great. So back in 2020, I don't know, some things happened around the world. And I remember I was caught up actually I was in Israel. I landed in the Holy Land on a Sunday morning with a bunch of students. I work at the university of Minnesota Duluth. And that morning we landed, and that afternoon, the prime minister of Israel said, we're closing, travel, everything everyone's got to leave them. So we scrambled, we got out of there in two and a half days. It was a crazy kind of travel. Getting back to the states then, it was one of those situations where I was just thinking, okay, I was going on in the news. And I saw myself so constantly distracted by so many different voices and so many different people's opinions. And of course, everyone's losing their minds about very, very strongly and passionately held opinions. But haven't really thought too deeply on things. I found myself getting distracted. And I thought, you know what? I need to do. I'm going to read the Bible. I'm going to go back to like some timeless truth here.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"To the great shame of America, Joe Biden has said nothing himself about yet another massacre of Iranians by the mullets. A president Obama, of course, shamefully silent during the green revolution that's happening again, a 185 at least Iranians have been murdered in the last two weeks, 19 of them children. What should the United States be saying and doing right now about Iran, Mike Pompeo? We'll go look at what I did and what president Trump did for four years when the Iranians, people were rising up. We supported them with every tool we had available. Most importantly, our voices are willingness to demonstrate that we were with the Iranian people and throwing off the regime that terrorizes not only them, but Israel are allies in the Middle East and our own nation. You can see they're trying to kill senior leaders here in the United States. This is serious business and the Biden administration's silence and worse yet, sitting at the table offering them $7 billion worth of instantaneous economic relief is deeply dangerous and to me you absolutely incomprehensible in the face of the Iranian people who just want the chance to have a government that reflects their understanding of the world. I'm so glad you said that because we always say markets are forward looking. So our dictators. And when dictators know 7 billions coming their way or whatever trillion, whatever the number is, they act accordingly. Another raining down missiles on Kurdistan. Let me close, we got a minute, mister secretary, never give an inch. That means you've been out there fighting for every inch on the Republican map. How do you feel about the red wave, which I think is for me? I think it's great. It's not even just red people of Democrats independents. They can all see that their lives are worse off today as a result of Joe Biden. My book talks about that. You can go to Mike Pompeo dot com and pre order the book. It talks about how the weakness abroad impacts us here at home, whether that's higher gas prices because the world decided that Green New Deal was more important than actually taking care of people. We can do it. We can get this right. I'm very confident we will in November will be a big success for the country. Mike Pompeo dot com go pre order, never give an inch. Also stop by calf pack dot com, help him close the final segment for Republicans across the United States, never give an inch at Mike Pompeo dot.
Never Ration Artillery
"No, mister secretary, I noted talking with general Kellogg and the Fox screen room two weeks ago. And general Kellogg big fan of yours obviously was telling me the one thing you never do is ration artillery. You push the artillery into the first phase of the battle. And we have been dribbling out artillery, especially the high mark. Would you recommend we just open the floodgates at this point because there's no point in supporting the zelensky at 30%. This has been my core critique. So I applaud the Biden administration for keeping Europe together as long as they have an urging the Europeans to do more. But we have been just slow and late and short. To your point, that's what I talked about high Mars before. We should be delivering them all of the equipment that they're asking for. They haven't asked for our kids. They haven't asked for our soldiers on marines. It's simply asked us to provide them the tools they need. And they'll do the fighting. And when they do, when Putin can see that they're going to have the resources they need. Quickly and powerfully, this is much more likely to bring this fighting to a close than what has done today.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Explore New Jersey in every season. From 130 miles of sunny shorelines to waterfalls, rivers, and majestic mountainsides, visit the east coast's most scenic parks, iconic venues and historic landmarks, discover artistic places, and inspiring spaces, gaming, nightlife, views of center stage, and true New Jersey adventures that go on for days. Plan your itinerary today at visit in J dot org. Monday, I'm here. From studio north, joined by my friend former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is announcing today a brand new book by Mike Pompeo is out never give an inch actually it's not out, it is announced. Good morning, mister secretary, welcome back. Good morning, Hugh. How the heck are you? I am great. You know my fancy myself a pretty good giver of titles. I help Sarah Huckabee Sanders come up with speaking my mind. I don't think I could have come up with a better title for a book than never give an inch from Mike Pompeo. Well, thanks. Look at tell some stories about the work that we did that frankly just no one wants to tell. And so it was important to recount that history. I think there's a little bit of humor. I directed this some pretty exciting good stuff in there too. And I hope everybody hope everybody I'll go take a look at it and enjoy reading. I think it's a lot of fun to read through. And tells the story of how we put American people first. Now, I want to go through how never given inch philosophy will apply to Putin Xi and to Iran. But first, I've just got to ask you about what Nikki Haley said to me on Thursday, which made a little bit of news in my head because I thought it was wrong. She was talking about moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And of course, I'm glad Donald Trump did that. And I recall you were a supporter of that and said, oh no, I didn't support that. And you can ask Mike. So I'm asking you, mister secretary, I thought you supported that. Of course I did. Well, of course I did. I directed your time now. This was a complicated problem set. I had real responsibilities as to see I directed to make sure that we did everything right in the run up so we could be in place to support the decision the president intended to make, but I, of course, I made perfect sense to me and you can see the work I did more publicly as a Secretary of State that there's no greater supporter of the Jewish homeland in the Israeli people's right to live in Judea samaria and all of Israel. And that their capital ought to be in Jerusalem. Well, I thought that was maybe the first elbow thrown by the former UN ambassador and what might be the 2024 debates, but we will return to that. Now let me never give an inch and ask, how does that fit with pipe hitter, which is the cav pack dot com link. I love your language. Who comes up with the title never given an inch, by the way. Who gets the credit? That sadly, that's all me, you. And my son, my son, has heard that so many times. It's not about the fact that there aren't places where one can find a combination place to compromise. But on the things that matter on the central idea of we win, they lose is used to put it on the central idea of you have to deter the bad guys with the enormous might of the American nation. Not just our military might our economic power, our diplomat those. On those things that really matter, you have to be very clear. And once you start to give you, you know, the story, the bad guys will drive a truck through weakness. Never give an inch coming out in January. We will talk about it in detail when it does. Now, let me turn to the headlines Vladimir Putin is warning this morning that he will continue his retaliatory missile strikes on Ukraine. And he's killed hundreds of people and strikes on apartment buildings or war crimes in retaliation for the destruction of the bridge that really hit him in his ego because he put a lot into building that bridge from Russia to Crimea. What does never give an inch theory mean right now Vis-à-vis Putin? What do you want to hear the president say? Well, first thing I wanted to do is stop going to fundraisers and talking about Armageddon. Imagine John. Imagine John Kennedy going to a Democrat fundraiser saying, hey, you know, khrushchev missiles into Cuba. Can you send me a check? I mean, it's just reckless and dangerous Putin hears that too. Never giving it into that means continuing to support the Ukrainian people with all the tools they need, not half measures, not slow. Delivering four high Mars when you can put 20 in place, all of the things that will bring this to a closure. And close your looks like Vladimir Putin, making the decision in his own mind that the risk, the cost is too great. He has to perceive that risk. This is the traditional notion of peace through strength that Ron Reagan executed in the four years prevented Putin from doing exactly what he did a couple of months after I left office. This is exactly the model that delivers for America and the American people and we ought to get back at it without risk. The Biden administration always just talks about what we risk antagonizing him as provoking. I think he's done Ben provoked you and what they need as leadership that demonstrates real resolve and if you give an Putin will watch more rockets kill more Ukrainians and frankly disrupt Europe through a winter that's going to be an incredibly difficult one..
Mike Pompeo Talks About His New Book, 'Never Give an Inch'
"Here. From studio north, joined by my friend former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is announcing today a brand new book by Mike Pompeo is out never give an inch actually it's not out, it is announced. Good morning, mister secretary, welcome back. Good morning, Hugh. How the heck are you? I am great. You know my fancy myself a pretty good giver of titles. I help Sarah Huckabee Sanders come up with speaking my mind. I don't think I could have come up with a better title for a book than never give an inch from Mike Pompeo. Well, thanks. Look at tell some stories about the work that we did that frankly just no one wants to tell. And so it was important to recount that history. I think there's a little bit of humor. I directed this some pretty exciting good stuff in there too. And I hope everybody hope everybody I'll go take a look at it and enjoy reading. I think it's a lot of fun to read through. And tells the story of how we put American people first. Now, I want to
Dick Morris on the 'Lunacy' of Some Potential Presidential Candidates
"You think of the lunacy of people like Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence thinking that they could be the Republican nominee? I mean, I've already tipped my hand by saying, what do you think of the lunacy? I'm just astonished in a way that they, you know, they don't to say they don't speak for the maga crowd is an understatement, but what do you think is behind that? Well, it's the ego trip of vanity thing. And I don't think either of them is actually going to run. They may be floating their names vice president or something, but not Pence, but Pompeo. But I think that clearly Trump's got this nomination. And if you look at the economy, you have to assume that he's more likely than not to win the election. So I believe the Trump is going to be our next president in 2024. One of the things I write about in the book and it's been the fair amount of time predicting is what's coming to now, which is that the Democrats know they can't stop him on the playing field. They can't be in the ballot box. So what they're trying to do is to beat him in the courtroom. And come up with every possible fabricated grand for indicting him or disqualifying him or knocking him down or not. And I don't think that's going to work.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Let's go to cut 35 Mike Pompeo on Vladimir Putin. Play cut 35. Mister secretary, do you consider vibrant a shrewd or a reckless leader overall? Very shrewd. Very capable. I have enormous respect for him. I've been criticized for saying that that was always well informed and deeply clear about what Russian interests were. I appreciated that. It required the same from us for me from my team. We had to be equally prepared and equally protective of the interest that mattered to the United States. He is very savvy, very true. And so he's under great attack for that. I find nothing wrong with what he said. He's saying that he's capable. We're up against a legitimate adversary. Not someone who's stupid or dumb. I mean, would the media be like, oh yeah, we feel better. That Pompeo says he's dumb, even though he's not done. Let's go to another piece of tape here. Hillary Clinton, on Rachel maddow, says Putin has physical or mental problems. Interesting she never says that about our current president, play cut 25. They need to stop him. Whether or not this has turned into some kind of physical or mental problems that he either had or has in some way come down with, we don't know. But his behavior is dangerous. And it's dangerous for the future of Russia. So in more ways than one, we are seeing the entire bipartisan national security apparatus unite around this sort of talking point.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Not only into texas california and arizona. All across our country build out. Networks are local law enforcement or sheriff's officer and their enormous pressure because of these drugs. And you know kids. All across america are going to die as a result of the failure of this administration to secure that border. Kids are dying. I mean the american people dying from from drugs from that border. American people dying from diseases border american people died from a covert from From china they came over now talked about the border. Where do we go next. We have a crisis in the pacific if especially count of ghanistan. It's part of the part of the crisis. China and just surrendering. We surrendered afghanistan to china. It's really remarkable to watch how that debacle unfolded. i should start by saying You know my condolences to the thirteen. Americans who were killed are our most sincere susan. I just pray for those families Second are still americans there we. It seems like the bite administration doesn't wanna talk about this. He hasn't said a word about afghanistan and weeks. There are still americans in afghanistan today in the united states. Government is not taking a proactive effort to get them out. The good news is there are a whole bunch of great patriots here in the united states. Who are working to help. Get these people that we just need our government to help. We made promises to a handful of folks that we've got to get them out as well. They abandoned there now behind our The enemy's lines and you know you know that they will be killed or disappeared or be placed in prison in ways that are deeply inconsistent with what we promised those folks we would do And your point about china is true. the chinese communist party is absolutely thrilled at the absence of our presence. There they're gonna find a way to work with the pakistanis work with the iranians and work with the afghans three contiguous countries there In ways that are deeply inconsistent. We needed to do to protect the united states. There's also rumors that The chinese may take over that base. There have you heard that rumor. All i've seen the reporting seeing the stories it's possible but they'll they'll find a place they'll find a way to get what they will. They will expand their capacity to project power from that place this administration to john and these are connected ideas right. They've kowtowed to china And are beginning to. We're beginning to see an appeasement policy there too. They started off pretty good the decision to sell the australians nuclear submarines good decision. But you know last week. There was a decision made to allow the justice department of dropped charges against the cfo for wall way at a company that violated are iranian stations and a company that is deeply committed to stealing the private information of every american citizen for the life of me. I can't understand why they let her off. The chinese are taken to canadians hostage. I think we all need to think hard about that. The chinese took hostages to get someone back to their country. This is no different than the manian knowing. They took the hostages of knowing that they'll be able to exchange them And have an excuse to shake. Yes that's exactly right. We surrendered the administration surrendered the american automobile industry to end committed to do battery powered cars and ninety percent of the batteries. A made by china now also surrendered afghanistan and all the minerals the make the batteries are in afghanistan. They just made a phone call. We need to minerals to.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"These are people who love freedom they want nothing more than out from under the tyranny that was brought to them by castro now his successor crony. And so. we're gonna do everything we could to help them. That always begins with taking away. Money and power from the people who are the oppressors and so we began to put a sanctions regime in place. I made the declaration. When i became secretary that they were a state sponsor of terror. They've sponsored terror around the world. All this putting pressure on the regime. And i can. I can promise you this Had the uprising. Taking place seven months ago it would have taken two seconds for the state department issue. A statement saying that these are people that are loving freedom. The communist dictatorship is evil. And where were the people of cuba. It took them several days. And frankly i think the president to read from three by five guard hoops. Doing this is really explain it. I i can't explain. it's a little bit. It's like this narrow thing. I do exactly. It's not it's like a weird piece of paper again. Figured out their customer. I can't figure it out. But i can tell you the advice. He's getting from those little things written on now. Talk breathe right. You are president. I mean it is. It is remarkable. Look i wish that go back and just adopt. Say model if they did. I am convinced the cuban people would have the space they need to ultimate the nature of. What's going on there doesn't appear that's the path they're headed down. They're gonna placate the regime. They'll send money to them This is absolutely tragic. Anybody who's met any of the folks who have lived in cuba and then come to. The united states knows that the united states has a responsibility to help. The cuban people be successful and free and this really is the window to liberate the cuban people from this repressive government mean in the seventies and eighties. There of soviet kind of actor at play and right now this is basically an opportunity where the younger generation is ready to rise up. Very least we could provide internet service through satellites. Yes and there's all sorts of creative ideas. There are lots of ideas certainly given the ability to connect and communicate remember. That's what we did in poland when reagan did in poland ready helped solidarity movement with printing presses and the capabilities of different time but the capacity for them to communicate with and and this is something we could do. We could do it rather easily. I suspect this administration's going to walk away from that opportune for sure. I think cuba's can kind of just be forgotten so let's go to europe. You guys did a wonderful job of totally changing the way that european negotiations are done. I think you gave. I think it was nato the most beautiful building i've ever seen the history of the world but we didn't only pay for as taxpayers. Is that right that's right. We have great friends in europe. They're they're an ally and partner in our security apparatus but for an awful long time we let them just walk all over us. Yes that ended when president trump. And i can't The capacity did influence that we we only ask to them that they do as much as we did if they were. They needed security great. We'd be happy to be partners in that security arrangement push back against the threats but they needed to step up and it just it. It was remarkable either on the very first trip that i took with the president when we went to the nato summit and he simply said you all made some promises about the money. You're gonna spend. Could you just make good on them. That's right and it was. It was as if we too walked in as a skunk in the garden party but we were right in the end they. We made them do it. We co we created the the environment where they knew was in their best interest to do it. So some four hundred forty billion dollars of european taxpayer money now to support our efforts that the secretary general there fell jens stoltenberg a amazing person. Thanks us for saving. Nato in that sense of building out a nato that now was common writing a common defense unit before had been the american defense unit with a handful of stragglers. It was really important work. That president trump did there and I think that one will actually last and geopolitically. It's much smarter to try to build the partners than just have america to subsidize the entire thing. Charlie if you don't have any skin in the game you're less likely to be there when it matters most at the moment with that the fair punked when the challenge comes right when when that moment comes if you don't have any skin in the game it's pretty easy to walk away and it's the europeans were in a place where they could have easily walked away now. They've got a lot more investment than one more thing. Wanna focus just on the european theater. is the stunning reversal from the media. That they're perfectly okay with russian pipelines going into germany. They're perfectly okay with meetings vladimir putin and secrecy and the position of your administration is at. Russian is an enemy and adversary. If there's places of collaboration we can work on then so be it. But we don't trust them generally doesn't seem this administration is even close to as as harsh on russia as you guys were i remember quickly. You dispelled dip you. Expel diplomats of course sanctions. The ultimate irony is that for two and a half years a asserted that president trump was a russian asset and for four years. This administration did more to put pressure on vladimir putin than the previous one did in eight it started with a big bill in our security posture. If there's one thing that vladimir putin's afraid of it has a strong capable. Us military we then we expelled some diplomats but we we got out of a tree. There was a treaty that this two countries in one of them wasn't complying and we said that's interesting But we gotta get away from this so we walked away from a treaty that made no sense that was constraining the united states but not the russians and we make clued vladimir putin. There were things that we just work in a permit to happen and they didn't happen and sadly it appears that present biden's told them that there's about sixteen inch industries. They can't attack. And i don't know exactly what they are. But i feel bad for the seventeenth. Yet i mean ransomware attacks to the pipelines being built. And the media's just perfectly i guess okay with it or just uninterested when they're not able to caricature a republican is a russian agent. We set up just one more level. The whole world understood for four years. The president trump was serious about protecting america. That's a model. We know from the reagan years sprite. This idea of peace through strength the model that the world understood that there was a leader in america wasn't gonna go put forty thousand soldiers anyplace but was going to defend the things that mattered our interest and was going to have that as a priority. And so that. I think of that. In the context of them russian vladimir putin knows that he was able to take a fifth of ukraine under president obama. Do you think he believes. There's any reason the president biden would react any differently if he decided to take a chunk of syria or take another chunk in ukraine or whatever it may be or conduct ransomware. I don't think he he views them as being prepared to do the hard work of defending america yes in assad is basically consolidated power now a just kind of to glide path to dictatorship. Thanks to this kind of new geopolitical world. We're living in now. It's the middle east. That's kind of a segue. You did a wonderful job with israel and defending you know the state of israel against attacks back in may we saw probably more heated conflict than i think you saw four years at the trump administration. Is that fair to say. Oh absolutely the. That was an iranian attack. There's a proxy force called hamas in the gaza strip it in the end. These were iranian rockets. Launching down on israel iran continues to say that israel doesn't have the right to exist in want to wipe the little satan israel and the big satan off the face of the earth. We were having none of that..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You. Know what alvin i said. We should do. Another segment right now. Did did ask metaxas okay. We should now do a mister postman. What's that song mr l. Let's just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen now. A segment of a listener writes a listener. No one album. I just got a letter from a listener to give his name. No well it. Rhymes with jack conley. I'm not gonna. I'm not going to. I wouldn't say it. Okay it's just the initials j. c. kojak and we use which is not even error but it says this is incredible. Sometimes it's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. It says dear eric. I just completed your biography of bonn hoffer thank you for such provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not going to say the last name but it's a see i. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not. My book is the life of bond hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book. So if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag. Fubon hoffer not. Because i wrote it but because it's it's kind of the best summation book if you're going to read a book you want his whole life and just to be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not going to mention the guy's name. But let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted and then it's it says the eric after enjoying your seven men book graduates edition i add misgivings about approving recommending or gifting. It and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. yeah so. I had to respond to joe l. and i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you upfront. That seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. i'm not going to deny it. You know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are and seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you gonna do. The books are printed their published out people buying and reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out. Seven drag icons joan collins. We got share. It's unbelievable all right. Let me be clear. Neutral dot com thirty percent off. If you use the code eric. That's this week. Only the extended it this week. Not joking jump on it neutral. Medics dot com thirty percent. Use the code eric..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks it's ask metaxas time. That's right. I'm playing the role of taxes. And you acce the questions or ask depending on where you're from ask metaxas. This is going to be kind of lightning round ten minutes. We've only got like six minutes and thirty seconds for this round and go. Oh okay here we go. How always is tim. Keller question number one is. How tall is tim. Keller that's question number one. I said people could ask me anything. Okay but i was not expecting that. Yeah i'll i'll answer it okay. He's about six three and a half. I'm not kidding. But the weird thing about. Tim keller is look. He's a friend. He's been a friend for years. Tim keller is kind of a big guy. It's like sebastian gorka from a distance. He looks you know normal. He doesn't look tall. Then when you get up to him you realize he's really tall. So when i say next to him i feel tiny like sebastian gorka. Because they're just they're normal. Proportions are normal but they're huge. But can i add grew quickly. You look normal until you in part and then you see me in person and realize a freak. You're like bus freak. I tell you okay redel. When will you have jordan peterson. Or finagle an invite to his podcast. Okay i'm really sick of this question. Everybody says this when you can have jordan peterson. What are you going to give you a minute. Are you friends with jordan peterson. Why don't you get him to invite me on his podcast. Tell him he needs to reach out to us. Because he's jordan. Peterson he's kind of a big deal. And it's kind like when you gonna paul mccartney on when you get ready to have him on now but he's kind of hard to get to so if you have any connections elton john. Paul mccartney jordan peterson please. Folks go to their website. Badger them tell them to contact us. That'd be nice gesture. Okay this is the ask metaxas. Lightning round question three book recommendations. What are you reading. What am i reading your assuming i read. Actually i'll tell you the truth what i'm reading. I'm reading don quixote or the quick as it was referred to in the nineteenth century by pretentious british. People don quixote written by set of this don quixote is one of those classic classic classic books that everybody raves about. But i've never read and people assume since i'm eric metaxas. I've read everything folks very far from very far from it. I am deeply ashamed of the abc's in my Reading so i was in Kansas city with the mike bickel and company and in the book line. Someone came up to be now forgetting his name. I just read it this morning. Because he signed my book and he starts talking to you about clarisa and about About don quixote classic books from previous centuries. Kalisa don quixote like seventeenth century books and. i thought i'd never read them and he was going on and on and the next time i came to kansas city. 'cause i came back for sean event and then i went back to kansas city. He hands me. A copy. Of don quixote that bought for me. And so i said i get to read it bon hoffer raved about don quixote and in my book on bond hoffer which i recommend He raves about don quixote which he read in the original spanish because he's brilliant you know hotshot bon hoffer and when he was in spain as a very young man. He a as a youth pastor in german congregation in barcelona or but alone as as the burst. Bolognaise say and so don quixote's what i'm reading right now. Thank you for that question any other questions. Yeah how do you pronounce bankers bangor gore us is pronounced bang. Bangor not bangor bangor and by the way. That is a shibboleth a shibboleth. In the in the in the old testament. There's a moment with the people who are from the place called shibboleth they pronounce it sybil eth- and everybody else pronounces it shibboleth and so as their crossing the stream. It's like they're asking them where you from. If they mispronounced it. They know they're lying. And they them. So a shibboleth is a word that divides the locals from the non locals. Quincy massachusetts the same kind of thing. Everybody reasons as quincy. Quincy quincy but the local sake quincy so bangor is a shibboleth. Say bangor people. No you're not from bangor next question. Okay if you're from pittsburgh if you call it the bird than everybody knows your from pittsburgh now. Any plans to come to chicago this year. That's the question you know of all the ask metaxas questions that i've done in the segment this is by far the most recent and it's challenging any plans to come chicago this year. Now here's another thing it's like. The jordan peterson question. When people say to me eric give any plans are. Why don't you come here. When i need to be invited. I don't just like show up at a church or school in chicago start lecturing. I need to be invited. So if you are affiliated with oh. I don't know the moody church or some some mega church. is willow creek still open If you're affiliated with a big church ask them to invite me if we can work it out. I will come. I would love to come. It's been a while since i came to chicago. I would love to come to chicago. But i have to get invited. That's a rule that i have. If you invite me then. I can say. Eric would like you to invite him to hawaii as well. And now if you're from a church there of course yeah. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different in the old testament versus the new testament. That's a tough question. Well there's there's a one word answer for that. Can you guess what it is pass. That's not the word. oh the. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different. In the old versus the new testament. Well the one word answer that i would respond with is jesus there you go. Jesus who is god and cornet whom i worship as the second person of the trinity clearly saw the new testament and himself as the fulfillment of the old testament so there can be no disparity unless you read them sloppily in other words unless you don't know how to read it or understand the context. But if you understand the context you understand in the old testament. God is preparing people for himself. The the israelites are his people and part of the reason he prepares them and chooses them is to bring the messiah into the world. Does the new testament and the whole point of preparing people for himself was sold. Messiah would come out of those people and then the whole world through the messiah could worship the god of the israelites. And so that's my short answer the long answer. We may do another time. We're just about out of time album. This has been a lightning round of ask taxes that folks every week. We're going to do this every single week. Be prepared all right. We're gonna come back final segment and then of course we've got our today. Which is another story. But we'll be right back with some exciting stuff down. I've got seven women on mine. Stone wants.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"For you. Thirty percent off. Neutral dot com. I'm not kidding folks. this is like it's over tomorrow. Neutral dot com thirty percent. Use the code. Eric and before continue alvin. I just thought i would meant. I don't know if you're sensitive about this. But i'm just sitting here talking trying to program and i noticed you're suddenly wearing an eye patch. Yes what did something happen. That i should know. I think it's breaking news. Obviously you did not read it. Because i already know that there is a new strain of virus. Okay and i'll world how organization and out there on on top of this thing. Now they were able to get us to wear the masks right for for the last virus. Will this one from the caribbean. It's called the pirate pandemic all so the one so the one from from china the china the hung flu pandemic from china. That's kind of like old news. You're talking about a new virus from the caribbean. This is the new right so it seems to enter through the right eye. So you're supposed to now wear an eye patch so on. i'm doing it. I'm trying to lead the way. I'm ahead of the curve on this. While you're telling me we should all be wearing eyepatches on a right exactly exactly so so it. It came from the l. Apparently came from hard to ride a bicycle. It does because you perception anyway so so. So you're you're already on this all right. They said it came from a feather market. Apparently caribbean yes. Sick parrot they think okay but some people think it came from an unsanitised beer tap at the pnc park in pittsburgh where the pirates play. But from pittsburgh. I don't wanna take that you know that's one way or another it's tied into pirates because you've got the parrot in the caribbean. Yeah or the the the pnc got now. They said that if it saves just one line just one life out of the eight billion on the planet we should all wear the eye patch and they said that a couple of weeks it might actually affect the left eye as well. It's a new variant strains. Yeah so i'm i'm getting ready. I'm ahead of the game. Oh look at this so you got to ipads a nats how you show love i. If you're chris care you want to show people that you care about them do you. Don't wanna get them sick. You're gonna wear me centered eyepatches and you know what it's the patriotic thing people. It's the patriotic thing. Either you wear the to eyepatches albert. I'm going to do this from now on you. Wear the to eyepatches. And you're basically saying to people. I love you i don't want to infect you. I don't want you to affect me. I'm anti infection. That's why i'm walking around like mr magoo. This is a blessed thing album. I just wanna say for your patriotism and for your agop pay love there. It is all those in your sphere. I just wanna say kudos to you. My friend kudos to you. And it's a beautiful thing when somebody says you know what's not about me it's about you and to show my love. I'm going to wear these two eyepatches. That is so awesome. The only problem though is when you drive a vehicle. It's going to be tough. You may kill other people that you wouldn't kill you know through the infection you may you may crash into them and stuff but you know what that will be regarded as a pirate pandemic death anyway. So who's whoever's keeping score the only way you could die from these flus. So i would just say go for it dr blind and you know what we're supposed to drive by faith and not by sight various. Oh the even the idea of not wearing the eye patch in a in a way that's faithless. Okay that's trusting in the arm of the flesh and alvin. I just wanna commend you again. You drive by faith not by sight. That is awesome. I five. I hope yeah i hear it forget it said that all right forget it all right well okay anyway. I'm so glad we we But when that chance and take these off right now yes that's so selfish you i can't believe it Okay alvin in our next segment. Yes sir we're gonna do a winded from that common to my goodness In in our next segment I keep talking about this over the weeks. Ask me taxes people right in with questions. Usually thought flirt pitchy questions. I meant short pithy questioned. Whether we're the soviet thord his she questions. And i meant short pithy questions not thorpe and you went to yale. I never leave. Larry and i never. That never happened. The mom all right so anyway questions every. We're gonna do this every thursday so but today is wednesday and we had an opening somebody died from the pirate pandemic and we said you know what if they're dead. We don't want him as a guest. Let's just our own thing so we're going to do in the next segment ask metaxas. We've got some amazing questions. And i want to warn people that i'm gonna post on my instagram story every wednesday. We're going to be posting these things so get ready. Have i mentioned neutral. Medics yes thirty percent so as go to our website. He will need to be very clear on this. It's always twenty percent. And i'm not exaggerating. Because i was canceled on youtube. Our friends at new traumatic said. How can we help you. And then they said here's what we're gonna do. We're going to give your listeners. Thirty percent off. They're losing money on. This is my guess. So this is a gift from them to you to get you to try neutral medics. So if you use the code eric. Thirty percent off i. When does this end like today. I think it's at the end of the week. They extended extended it. Yeah they just wanna be clear. I'm not joking. Yeah nutriments dot com. Put in the code eric. She'll be thirty percent off but it goes back to twenty. So now's your chance to check it out as you know my pillow in my store dot com. Use the code eric. I'm afraid right a time when we come back a solid ask metaxas segment get ready. It's a lightning round version..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey about that mike. Pompeo was that amazing. That's right. Mike pompeo all right. Let me remind you folks neutra medics. I don't know. Do we still have the thirty percent offers. The tiny though. I think there's thirty thirty percent. Okay if that's true folks go to neutral dot com. We've only got like a day left. I'm not joking. it's normally twenty percent off. They said we wanna do this. Special thing for you. Thirty percent off. Neutral dot com. I'm not kidding folks. this is like it's over tomorrow. Neutral dot com thirty percent. Use the code. Eric and before continue alvin. I just thought i would meant. I don't know if you're sensitive about this. But i'm just sitting here talking trying to program and i noticed you're suddenly wearing an eye patch. Yes what did something happen. That i should know. I think it's breaking news. Obviously you did not read it. Because i already know that there is a new strain of virus. Okay and i'll world how organization and out there on on top of this thing. Now they were able to get us to wear the masks right for for the last virus. Will this one from the caribbean. It's called the pirate pandemic all so the one so the one from from china the china the hung flu pandemic from china. That's kind of like old news. You're talking about a new virus from the caribbean. This is the new right so it seems to enter through the right eye. So you're supposed to now wear an eye patch so on. i'm doing it. I'm trying to lead the way. I'm ahead of the curve on this. While you're telling me we should all be wearing eyepatches on a right exactly exactly so so it. It came from the l. Apparently came from hard to ride a bicycle. It does because you perception anyway so so. So you're you're already on this all right. They said it came from a feather market. Apparently caribbean yes. Sick parrot they think okay but some people think it came from an unsanitised beer tap at the pnc park in pittsburgh where the pirates play. But from pittsburgh. I don't wanna take that you know that's one way or another it's tied into pirates because you've got the parrot in the caribbean. Yeah or the the the pnc got now. They said that if it saves just one line just one life out of the eight billion on the planet we should all wear the eye patch and they said that a couple of weeks it might actually affect the left eye as well. It's a new variant strains. Yeah so i'm i'm getting ready. I'm ahead of the game. Oh look at this so you got to ipads a nats how you show love i. If you're chris care you want to show people that you care about them do you. Don't wanna get them sick. You're gonna wear me centered
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Janet. Former attorney general ashcroft talk about the bible and the america and what we were all going to go through. These people. Were on fire to take back and i had people come up side. Never thought i'd run for city council. And i'm going to do it and i had a couple of law enforcement and i didn't have any interest in actually being the sheriff but our sheriff won't enforce the rules. I'm going to go do that. No this is different. I was in iowa event that was very similar to that people just people engaging their civic life in their churches in their community in ways that i have not seen. I've been at this now. Nine ten years. From the time. I i lost. My mind ran for congressman. Obama when obama was the president and we had to throw nancy out the last time who to believe. We'd have to throw it out speakership again but here we are and this is a moment where people are being tested. They're being challenged and my observation is people are rising to that challenge. I really think that you know when you when you see what's happening in america today you realize this is kind of a classic pattern. God allows things to go too far as i said earlier to wake his people up and the enemy always plays in his hands and goes just a little bit too far and then suddenly people wake up. I never thought it would get this bad this quickly but it seems that it has taken the madness. I mean whether we're talking about antifa or the transgender madness. I mean most americans if they can finally focus they look they say. Wait a minute. But bruce jenner is a woman. You're telling me. I have to use this pronoun. You're telling the people burning down buildings aren't doing anything wrong. They're peaceful protesters. Notice your average american voice the way you do. I do looks around and says this has gone too far. Madness has been unleashed on the land. I need to do something for my kids for my grandkids. I thought freedom was a free ride. And i realize now have to pick up my gun and go to the phone lines. Maybe not literally. But it's a similar thing you realize that everything you held near and dear is being threatened directly when your kids are being threatened. Said you don't care you're gonna do whatever it takes. It's about the kids. You know the instinct you know what the lord and teaches us about parenting. The parents aren't about to take out a lot. They're not about to allow this to happen in their schools. They may not seen it. 'cause they worked but you know. I think the combination of having the kids at home during kobe. I think the left's movement. I think the idea somehow that our country was founded the sixteen nineteen project. This this idea that we're were racist because we're white this is some parents are not going to sit back and allow to be propagated. And so it'll take a little time to regain control of the city. Councils of the school boards of these state boards reaches that ladder university system to become american universities today. They're largely not american and frankly not the kind of university anybody would be proud of. I think people are gonna take this all back in. What they need is good leaders. Who are fearless. Helping them figure out where to apply their shoulder to the grindstone. We know choices matter and the reason of course that things are so crazy right now is because trump is that was that extraordinarily rare if not unique figure willing to call spe space. Say that's crazy. That's bad and i think the americans who have longed for someone to give voice to their feelings. They couldn't believe that finally that happened in my book. On martin luther luther was a was a similar figure in the sense that people were astonished. That finally some elite somebody with some kind of power was giving voice to what they knew right and true and they were talking about it amongst themselves but they never dreamt. Anyone can rise up. Who would do that. And and trump is been that philosophy. He's inspired a lot of people that he sees. It's crazy icy it's crazy. He sees that energy independence is a good idea for anybody knows everybody knows this. Why don't the politicians get this so to see someone leading in that way. It's why so. Many people have been so fiercely devoted to him because he was extremely rare but to me. The good news. That's why we're sitting here and we're out of time. But it is that as a result of him many others at least a few others like you have risen up and there is a movement Happening here the. So i'm just encouraged. I'm encouraged by you. Verana time i know you have to go. I just want to say We are so grateful for you. I'm.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Of those destruction creation moments in history that we haven't seen in our lifetimes there's been nothing like and so is there. Is this sifting. Where the people that i would have thought were on our team. I now know are just playing ball to play all stay in power. They're kind of reading. The tea leaves finger in the wind. There are as i said earlier. Very few people who are committed to a make america great again for lack of a better term agenda who understand that we can no longer play politics as usual. It's just. It's just not going to work if we're not willing to fight. Trump was to me the ultimate warrior willing to take on. You know whether it's the deep state or whatever. Well how do you feel about that. Because we really aren't a strange moment. Where you can't say this but i can i think mitch mcconnell's skunk. I think kevin mccarthy is no better. I look at these people i thought they were on my side and realize they're not the kind of warriors we need. How do you see the party going forward when we have so many people that they simply don't seem committed when the chips are down so let me say to. The bible talks about this. It's actually about these times. Where there you talked about sifting. There's a time where those who are truly prepared to follow. Jesus and not just doing it because it's the cool thing to do well we'll find their way and the lord will reveal this. I see that happening all across the country today. I see some folks. Frank that i thought were friends. Who thought i was crazy for joining the trump administration. Goodness gracious even after you. Why did you stay. i stayed. Because he's hitler two point. Oh what is wrong with you. Having read my book. it's all laid out for everybody. Hitler two point zero run. These are my friends. These are people. I knew i knew what we were doing. I knew the mission set. That i had been given and i had this incredible privilege. And it's time it's time for the fearless. There's no time for the make that this is. This is america's moment what's taking place in our schools the crime in our cities. All of these things that we can say unraveling this most exceptional nation it fan for the real believers in the real conservatives to step forward and be absolutely fearless in doing so and obviously you know this is to me. Always god's mercy he lets things get really really bad to wake his people. And i see that happening in this country right now. That people are tolerant. People are loving. People are kind but eventually if you push them far enough and it takes a long time they finally say wait a minute wait a minute and now they're involved so you have things happening on local levels. Everybody just thought you know what trump's in office we're moving in a direction we realize as a result of is. I believe the election was genuinely stolen and it sickens me. Even to think that that might be true. It sickens me. But i think a lot of americans have woken up and so we don't even know what is going on in the grass roots level. Because you can't keep track of everything. But i think people are rising up and they're looking for folks like you and a handful of others in congress and they're saying we can. We can no longer do business as as usual. But i mean ten years ago. You're not thinking like oh no you nailed it hugh absolutely by the way i can give you two data points from the last forty eight hours. I was in south west missouri. At the ashcroft family farming it was a picnic outdoor poured rain right about an hour before the picnic. Nobody left they left. They gave me a chance. That game journey janet. Former attorney general ashcroft talk about the bible and the america and what we were all going to go through. These people. Were on fire to take back and i had people come up side. Never thought i'd run for.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Is still single. I've been bugging it for grandkids. Eight years old i. I've told rachel history. I'd say who is a lovely florida girl. I've told her that. Laura's watt you'd better get ready so you did you grow up as a committed christian. You know i didn't My parents took us to sunday school. But it wasn't a huge part of my life. I found jesus when i was a cadet at west point two kids who were a year ahead of me taught me on. Sunday's we'd go have cookies and they would teach me the bible. And that was where i i truly understood. Jesus my savior. And i don't even know how much they changed. My life isn't that isn't that amazing. You should contact them because it ends up being kind of significant that they took that time with your they did they go too hard. First year at west point that for summer is very busy and they. They brought us all in. They took us in for an hour. And what. I didn't know it was a bible study but i know this is what it was and they taught me how to work through the bible to think and how to understand that it was his word that we should pay attention to. It's fascinating to me. I i keep saying that. We're at a real threshing moment. In america dividing and we're seeing because of trump and i really believe it was god's hand using trump a destruction and creation where we're seeing it a one of those destruction creation moments in history that we haven't seen in our lifetimes there's been nothing like and so is there. Is this sifting. Where the people that.
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Role of eric. Metaxas oh do my best album. Try to do your best to play. album sadar. We're gonna get through this together. Exciting in a few minutes. I want to announce what's happening in this hour in a few minutes. I'm talking to. Mike pompeo former secretary of state for the united states of america. This is the guy that sat toe to toe with. Kim jong hoon But who has and gave him a wedgie and kim jong un is so out of touch he didn't even realize what happened. Yeah so pompeo is coming up in the next segment. I should announce yesterday and the day before which is monday and tuesday. This week i was in tampa florida at the. Charlie kirks teepee usa turning point usa student action summit was i mean i don't know but i was there and i got to interview people. That normally wouldn't like mike. Mike pompeo and on the beach. You've got a great tan. I was not a great tan. And i didn't get to go to the beach and that's that's a bitter bitter thing for me that i was all the way down here in. I didn't get to hang out in the sun at all. Okay but so seriously in a couple of minutes mike. Pompeii oh folks Yla was down there. I also interviewed seth dylan of the babylon be. He's the guy behind the babylon be the ceo. And that's a great conversation. Which will air this week Jack poso a beak jack pa- sobek You probably don't know who he is but you will and you should. I've been following him on twitter. He's i won't go into it but we Caught up with him. And then dr james lindsay another guy that i don't know how to describe him. He is genius academic. Who i won't even get into it. Okay but but here's the other thing before we get to. Mike pompeo yes. Yesterday i interviewed. Ben shapiro roy. Not for this program. No c. span book tv Booknotes came to me and said eric we want you. Eric metaxas to interview ben shapiro about his new book. The authoritarian moment on c. span book tv. Wow and i said you can't afford me that we actually don't pay money. And i said see and then they said well we were desperate. And that's right. So i interviewed ben shapiro and it was really interesting because i don't really know ben and so you know it's one of these things where he's pretty serious and i figure i'm book on book tv on c. Span i've got to be serious. So i felt like i had all three hands tied behind my back but it was a good exercise because it without cracking jokes you can get a lot more done but it was a wonderful conversation and we will you know when it comes out with his pr person and we will have him on this show as a result. Show of what i did with him yesterday. I said we got to continue the conversation so he will be on this program soon next week. Next week shapiro. Yup i also should announce a couple things coming up We're gonna do these. Ask metaxas segments regularly We'll probably run it today. Just because we had some time. But i think typically we're going to do it every thursday in our to the first ten minutes of our two. It's going to be asked metaxas On instagram only. Just because it's kind complicated. Why shouldn't say instagram. Only but typically on instagram people can send in their questions. Every wednesday on my story will take the questions. So we're gonna to do this. Every wednesday ask metaxis okay but just to just because we can do some ask metaxas. Today we get some great questions. Some baffling questions. Yeah okay before we get to. Mike pompeo Do i have time. I do have time I was in maine this weekend. Now main in my mind maine is a place you drive to and it's far and that's why you never go there 'cause who drive seven hours to main it just doesn't nobody has the time well. I discovered a crazy thing. If you're invited to preach in a church in maine yes you can fly there. So i went to. Jfk airport got on a plane and she zam like eight minutes later. I land in the middle of maine bangor maine and you know what i learned. Know what it's not pronounced bangor maine. Bangor maine is wrong. Bangor bangor so i was in bangor maine and as soon as i got there. I said something about bangor. And they said it's it's bangor so bangor or bangor. Bangor maine is a place where my friend. Ken graves has a church. Now can graves. He's a living cartoon figure he's like curtis leila like there's certain people that they're they're really cartoon figures come to life. Mike lindell is another one. Ken graves is He's he's he's such a man's man he's got a voice. I can't even do his voice. You have to gargle with gravel for two decades before you can. Approximate was voice. Sounds like but he's just He's the kind of man that no matter who you are. As a guy he makes you feel effeminate. Not in a good way and i preached in his church but the night before he and his wife took me and some of the family members out to a place called. Young's it's i think it's in belfast. Maine i forget and a lobster place. You sit outside and can being a man's man he said we're gonna get you a two and a half three pound lobster now for me. That's that's kind of lobster. I'm always interested in but you can't afford that. You know if you eat in a restaurant. I it just like this place. I had two two and a half pound lobsters to and i got gout and really. My career ended right there but it was so incredible. And while we're sitting there eating lobster we're joking around about something and kens wife says something about race car. I don't know it was like this crazy conversation. And i said something about drag racing and i brought up don the snake predom- do you know that name not okay. Well that's to me. That's like drag racing royalty don the snake prudhomme and kens wife. Janette says that's my brother. It was one of those freaking moments where you're thinking. Is anybody watching like this just happened. It was so bizarre. Anyway i had so much fun with them. That i think of them as family and i can't wait to go back there and talk about my book. Is atheism dead. So i just wanted to tell people before tampa. I was in maine and it was a bizarre thing to fly from maine like the middle of maine all the way down from the northernmost part of the east coast all the way down to the southernmost but it was just a bizarre thing. I get stuck in dc all right so do we have time to talk about the i. Patra should we do that later. No we should. We should do that. That's very serious. It's something that's coming from the You yeah okay. Old health is a chapel. A second serious. I'm talking to mike pompeo and then we're gonna do the eye patch thing folks. This is real. This is really solid stuff. You need to pay attention. So right after pompeo Which we recorded two days ago. We're going to do that and then we're going to do ask metaxas and you know what. Let me let me say this to what. Sorry i was gonna say. You didn't even ask. I took a few days off people to all this slow. So tell us well. It was funny. We were going to go on vacation but we cancel our vacation to lake george because it looked like it was going to rain all five days. We're going to try to be away so in an eye on sunday we went to rabbi jonathan cons church for vacation. I know you went to rabbi church for vacations in the middle of new jersey. Vacation is al after we got out after he led us out. It was unbelievable. We said like. Why don't we just go to the ocean grove..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"This is the cash table. John kass matisse here sunday morning well it's flooded july and but is it mean to a lot of our americans around the world. Well we have with this one great american this morning we have. Mike pompeo a graduate of west point. Cia director former and former secretary of state. He knows country love song country. Good morning mike pompeo. How are you this morning. john. I am great. It is great to be with you on the fourth of july. Great to everybody. Who's listening to us today. After fourth of july to everyone this special independence day where we celebrate this amazing country. You wake up this morning on the sunday morning. The footage like you're a west point graduate. You love america. give us your feelings. How you feel in particular you know. I had this incredible privilege. These last four years and i've had a few months to reflect that i had this privilege to travel around the world representing the united states. Trying to keep every american safe trying to keep the constitution intact and defend those values that we have here to baragan. Because i think back on those for years i recall so many times where people from all over across the world our friends our adversaries to. They envied the united states. They knew they knew we were such a special country so exceptional in so many ways and they wanted to emulate or franklin sometimes take us down a notch and they all appreciated that. This was a place where we respected. Every human being that we treated people fairly and equally that our government mostly tried to stay out of our way so we live our lives and hearkens back to when i was a young cadet now. Goodness gracious to multiple decades ago When i first started my time there where i came to understand i read the federalist papers and Read history of the united states. What a what a great place. The this asset we've been given because we are privileged to be americans. And i think about today on this fourth of july. How special that is and how we should just never take it for granted. I it's the two hundred and forty fifty years since seventeen seventy six. What are you concerns for the future to so many things happening I feel sometimes they america's under attack And it was your your fears and what americans should do in the future. We'll this is a pretty resilient nation when we turn on the tv and watch the news. You can see lots of negative things. And i get all of that. I am worried about some of the things that are being taught in our schools if we if we teach that somehow this founding of the united states of america was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That's really dangerous. It takes it it strikes at the very the very foundations of our country. And so i certainly worry about that. It's called critical race. Theory sometimes sixteen nineteen project but at the end. They're attacking the central understanding that we have shared together for two hundred and forty five years and attempt to divide the country if that if that continues if that is allowed to flourish prosper that we could in fact lose this thing. That is so special. We can't let that happen. I have been out around the country these last days talking to people. I don't think anybody's about to let that happen..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"That's funnier the judge in thirty years. That i know and good. It's brilliant and it's the truth and notice the audience is all for it. And colbert is not colbert is like well. I if there's actual evidence. I'd like to hear it. Now you know steven that's the funny thing about being a comedian. You sometimes play on the obvious to make people laugh now. I know you haven't well you. You tried along time. You haven't made that happen. I ever except when you were with john. Stewart isn't that weird But john stewart is not only making people laugh about it he stating the obvious and the audience is is with him with him. It definitely every time. Colbert tries to stop him. The audience like no. No no and the audience cheers. I think was amazing now. Let me give you chuck schumer. Because he is so woke so woke. And i want to give you a clip of What he was talking about when he was doing an interview he was wanting to build some extra housing for those in need. And here's what he said a net. This initiative actually will house the homeless population that is actually living on our streets. We see them every day about the house them and they're against it. It's it's unbelievable. I mean it's i i find. I found that my career. They wanted to build a. When i i was assemblyman they wanted to build a congregate. Living place for retarded. Children omega was against these harmless kids. They just need help. Yeah retarded yes. Yes so sweet. All those retards thank you very much. Chuck schumer what a ridiculous. And you know. They don't say anything about that. They won't say a word about that. But i'll bet you that what i just said. We'll be taken out of context are back said the r word..
"mike pompeo" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Drunk testing feeds here sunday morning. What's going on in the world. Well who is the most qualified person. Alex that with us this morning. It's the former secretary of state. Mike pompeo good morning mike. How are you this morning. very good. John how are you. Good is the world to a. That's what the that's what all americans and all people are worried about is the world trade and i understand is a lot of concerns on The asian front about what's going on with china and what's going on with us. Yes there. there's no doubt about that. So the greatest threat overtime to the united states of america remains the control of the authoritarian marxists in china. The chinese communist party it impacts in so many ways john. They are there Gauge information campaign against us. Here at home they're trying to undermine democracy in that way a big old military. They've got a substantial nuclear program and maybe most importantly they have a leader in xi jinping that desires to be global power and undermine the west and have us all living in a world. It looks more like china than the united states. So that we know and love your feeling is that we have to hang tough otherwise going to walk on us. No doubt about it. We saw this john for a long time for multiple administrations democrat and republican alike. It's not a partisan issue. The united states found that the engagement was their best tool. They thought if we just sold them some more stuff bought some more stuff from them that the chinese would leave us alone but in fact we know that's not the case. We've seen the predation that they've engaged in around the world we know that they're desirous of creating even more colonies and that we're seeing how they invade our telecommunications infrastructure and then unleash a virus on the world and covered up and it's caused enormous devastation. Not the case that. What goes on in china stays china. The things that the chinese communist party does impact us here at home as well and Russia biden just raised sanctions on russia. What's going on in the front. So i i saw what they by the mystery you did on the sanctions make sense. Solar wins was a huge rushing attack on the united states. America's perfectly appropriate for us to respond but the most important thing that we have to keep in mind with respect to your russia is that they They they they to seek to undermine our democracy whether that's election interference or otherwise and yet we know too..