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Fresh update on "mitt romney" discussed on Dan Proft
"The rich only live among the rich. So how is it that a younger person who never experiences or never see somebody kind of making it? Sharon says, Oh, I'm gonna become a tech entrepreneur, or I'm going to be this or I'm going to be that those air, not possibilities afforded to those classes. So I think that the conservative message or the traditional Republican message, rather of like the Mitt Romney's of the world says Pick yourself up by your bootstraps. They're barely wearing shoes, those opportunities and those abilities. Have been slipping away from them. Decade after decade after decade after decade and lost in their plight is the fact that it is almost an honorable position. To be to be not Don't say the word ignorant but for like a better terms to be not schooled to be uneducated to not want to read to to bask in in the ghetto that which you were raised from, Um That's a sign of honor and the showed portrays that and I think that that is what that's about Poor whites, and I think that that is something that people kind of forget as to why there is such a huge economic divide in our country. And I think that television really betrayed in the way that Washington Never understood that and that the media never actually covered it. He is Ryan. Good, dusky host attack right now. Author of They're not listening how the elites created the National populist Revolution. And to check out his very good piece that American conservative dot com which I'll tweet out what TV can teach us about.
Bipartisan group of lawmakers roll out $908 billion COVID relief plan
"Bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress trying again to strike a deal on covert relief. I'm Janey Dupri in Washington struggling to find an acceptable middle ground on more virus relief, a bipartisan group unveiled in $908 billion relief package today It has created a crisis. She o P Senator Mitt Romney and in a crisis the people expect Congress to act. A new plan includes eight for state and local governments, along with more help for small businesses and the unemployed, published
Fresh update on "mitt romney" discussed on Eric Metaxas
"Ladies and gentlemen, way just spoke to Lin Wood. As you know if you're listening on if you don't know I'm telling you. We just spoke to Lynn. Would. Now we get to talk to John Zoom Iraq from Glory to Glory, Johnson, Eric, Welcome. And what shall we talk about? Thanks, Eric. Well, what an honor. It appear after the great Linwood. This is somebody I've admired for a long time. He defended Richard Jule. He defended Nick Sandman and actually went on the offensive against the media that tried to destroy this young man's life. He's defending. He helped. He's helping now coordinate the defensive Cal Rittenhouse, a good man and defended himself on his neighbor and was charged. Murder now? Yeah, I'm sorry. Go ahead. You were saying? We certainly not a murderer, Kyle Rittenhouse, Whatever you want to think of him or his, you know, potentially foolish actions That doesn't actions certainly doesn't make the 17 year old kid a murderer, but we're living through tough times. But Linwood is amazing What I spoke to him about. You wouldn't necessarily know about this, but it's about what you Wrote an article about at the stream. People go to stream dot Work. Work board streamed out, orig streamed out or how can I not remember that 100,000 times streamed out Orig Lynn. I would say, is basically making the case to Kelly La Flor and David's produced her do that. They and I think he is dead. Right in this. They ought to do everything they can and have not done to stand up for this president to stand against voter fraud to demand That their governor camp, take a stand and try to get to the bottom of this Kelly law Flor and David Perdue. Don't Seeing toe understand that don't seem to be going all out. I would wonder why in the world they would not be doing this. Do you have any explanation for why these People would not get this. First of all. I think it's absolutely essential that Republicans vote in the runoff and help these people Get into the Senate, even if they're flog, even if you don't know everything we say about Republicans. I want to say Republicans have to turn out and vote against the Democrat candidates who are disasters. They said. I agree. It's ours. And I agreed 10,000% okay for this one, even if the Republicans are Ostensibly bums as some people might be. Perhaps governor camp is a corrupt bum. I don't know, but I'll tell you, even if they are, yes for very basic purposes. We have to take that extremely seriously particles of them. I'll put this a starkly. It's possible if Mitt Romney and John McCain were in these run offs. Would hold my nose, stopped my eyes, plug every bodily orifice and use my nose to vote for them and Democrats all your friends to do the same thing, because it's important is there's no doubt about it with all that said Okay. I can certainly understand Lin Wood's frustration. Local party seems to be corrupt. It seems that the governor and the secretary of state, according to Sydney Pollack, there on chief that, she says, and Lynn would say they have evidence that they were bribed. I don't You know, I don't see how holding the Senate seats hostage by threatening not to vote for them as some people have done. Look how well I don't know it helps because I don't think the corrupt people care if the Democrats take the Senate. I don't think the governor cares. I don't think the secretary of state cares if what Linwood in city power saying is correct. What they care about is in some Caymans Island bank account that came from Dominion or from China or something. So I'm saying, yes, we must hold that local party accountable. They must demand a special session of the Georgia Legislature and fixed the election. They can't have another election. Okay Dominion software and these lax rules that they did in a backroom deal with Stacey Abrams because they're going to steal the Senate sees two. That's what Linwood just said. We are all involved. Island agreement and I want I want to say this. Some people are just not that bright or don't have good political instincts. It strikes me. Unfortunately that Kelly La Flor and David Perdue are two of those people. If they really do want to win, the best thing they could. Ever do. This is a fact would be to go all in on trying to uncover voter fraud in Georgia. They do not do that. They may well lose, they probably will lose. This is A fact and start here is simply want to win. They need to do this. And they seem not to under Erica have no Eric. I haven't explained some for you. If The voter fraud was a serious as linguine city power, alleging it's quite possible Kelly lawful or wouldn't have even gotten into the runoff because David Perdue no, I'm sorry. Who was the was the fellow who who she supposedly beat? In the election. Yeah. You know, I don't have it in front of me. She might not really have made it into the runoff. If they have to redo both those races. It's possible that especially coming off for wouldn't rise to the top will be another Republican candidate. That camp doesn't like so It's all a mess. Their status in this runoff is partly an artifact of the same corrupt election that gave the state to Biden. So if they're going to do I think the governor campus panicking. Now he's even agreeing to let them do signature matching To see if the ballots are really by the people whose names are on them. What a radical step of Republican governor agreeing to that. I think campus terrified, and I think the mess is a total race is a total mess as a backup option If America on January 14th There is a runoff..
Will giving Happy the elephant human rights actually make her happy?
"Elephant at the Bronx Zoo named Happy the elephant, All right, who was in court last week? Well, actually not in court because they didn't bring happy into the courtroom, But there was a group called the Nonhuman Rights Project. That brought a lawsuit against the city of New York actually state of New York to have happy declared a person to give happy personhood. 49 year old female Asian elephants been living by herself in conditions that have well they're not wonderful to say the least. And so here, the appeals court determining whether animals or people pita Has been making these claims and filing lawsuits for years. Pita you know that bread that Mideast earner so eat? No, no, the people for the ethical treatment of animals. I always get the two confused and There. It's case after case that's filed last time. I think they did one with a chimpanzee, arguing that the genetics of chimpanzees and humans are so close. They should be. They should be both considered human beings and the court said Now I don't think so. And then there's been some really crazy ones that Richard the durable, for example, was once The plaintiff in a lawsuit to be declared A person and so here, the justices looking at this and they're actually looking. There was an appeals court decision. The loss course low record and kicked it up, and I guess the court wanted to hear it. Because the appeals court could say no S o. The judges were a little skeptical, and one of the joint justices said. Isn't this better suited for the Legislature to act on legislatures can actually deem animals People, uh, pursuant to a legislative act now that if that holds up in court, no one knows, But if anybody's gonna do, it's gonna be the Legislature and then the Justice said, I'm not so sure we're equipped to even handle these kinds of matters. And what the group argued is that happy's living conditions at the Bronx Zoo was effectively solitary confinement and arguing she's been mistreated. Now, think about this for a moment. And there's some practical aspects of this because right now animals you own their property. It's that simple. You buy. You sell animals and your that's it now. What if the animals were people? I mean, think about this legally. This is not one of those. He What if animals were people, Then we start to, you know, flying off on fantasies? No. Legally if animals repeated were people you can't own a dog. You're not allowed to own people. They call it slavery Abraham Lincoln and 14th amendment in all that stuff, Actually 13th amendment and so it has been an ongoing fight. So practically speaking, Of course, there's nowhere to go with that aunt. Legally speaking, there's nowhere to go with that, although do you remember Mitt Romney during the run for the presidency, he said. Corporations are people. And that may have cost him the race. He was nailed for that well, corporations are people for purposes of shielding liability. That's what corporations are about. They are an entity. They're not people. But they have Ah, lot of the same shields. And so they've bean s o the animal rights people of this you using that a lot Hey of corporations to be Dean people than certainly non humans, animals, hamsters, durables so happy the elefant. Can be named people. So anyway, of course, is going to go no place, but it's just kind of fun, man. I love these lawsuits.
Fresh update on "mitt romney" discussed on John Tabacco's Liquid Lunch
"So my buddy Mike Wolf, who's another Titan of finance, and I were watching liquid lunch the other day and John sang Stop the steel stop. This feels that this feels got the big sign in the background, and Mike Wolf ass will do John trademark that I said. I don't think so. And I text John right away, said No it in trade market. And so Mike basically said while we're just happened on my couch, Mike basically He said. Well, I'm gonna have a trademark attorney trademark. No need for ice there might just need is fine. I'm gonna have a trademark attorney trademark this for John. Maybe he cuts him in for an eighth or something. And now I think it's a great idea because I was over here for the fight. Last Saturday, the Tyson Jones disappointment 16 minutes of old men hugging and I learned from John Tobacco will people that apparently Michael Buffer is worth about $600 million And it's all from trademarking that phrase. Let's get ready to rumble. So if people start using this place, stop the steel. Then maybe John will be worth 600 million, although it doesn't look like he's hurting for cash from what I can tell So anyway, I'm on a group text with Mike Wolf, John Tobacco and Michael's attorney earlier today, I'm not sure how I ended up on this group text. But Mike send this group text out and says the purpose of this meeting is to discuss trademarking Stop the steel. But he says Stop the steel s t e Hell, no to E s t e l not s E A. L like the sign beside me says Buy me says so. John says No, no, no, no, It's not stopped the steel. It's stopped the steel within a thank you, Mike. I appreciate it. Well, that's a very generous pour. I'm gonna be in no shape for my my two o'clock lunch meeting. That's for sure. All right. That's a medium that really looking forward to. Anyway. This is a bullet. You give me bullet here. Great. Thank you, Mike. So I'm filling in for John here. I mean, I have a reputation to protect. Now. He has a reputation project. So anyway, Long story Short, I say to Mike Wolf in his attorney. Why don't you trade mark both. Stop the steel and stop the steel as t E L This way. In case John Tobacco decides to go into the copper business or the plastic business. He can use that phrase Stop the steel to be anti steel. So who knows? We'll see what happens. But here's a little you know, you watch biz TV because you want the inside dope on investing, right? Let me give you a little tip. So that meeting between Mike Wolf, his attorney, and John Tobacco is not gonna take place until about three o'clock this afternoon, so If you want to kind of one up John and Mike Wolf in his attorney, you could trademark stop the steel now and make a mint that my friends is the best investment advice you will ever get. Now I know. One of the mikes wants to talk about Georgia, but we will get to Georgia because it was some interesting news out of Georgia. But the bottom line is I look, I'm the biggest trump supporter. There is not only in terms of girth, but in terms of, you know, enthusiasm. Well, he's not going to be able to throw out the results of this election. We're gonna bring you all the latest news, and we'll talk about it with Michael John. But Joe Biden is gonna be president on January 20 for better or worse unless something happens to Joe Biden, which is which is possible at the rate that he's pulling dog's tails and breaking his foot. Something may happen. Do you hear about that? In this interview with Jake Tapper, he said, That's how he broke his foot. He pulled his dog's tail and then tripped on a rug coming out of a shower. Now I ask you, Do you really want a president that pulls dog? Dog's tail. In fairness, People don't really know if Joe Biden knew if it was a dog or not, I mean, let's be let's be fair to Joe. But at the rate he's going, he may make William McKinley's presidency look like. Excuse me. William Henry Harrison's presidency look like FDR's presidency. Now I do want to come in on Willard Mitt Romney know I'm very proud Never to have voted for Willard Mitt Romney. How many of you could say the same thing? And certainly you people in Utah can't because, after being soundly rejected by the people of this country twice after being unable to secure a second term as governor of Massachusetts after being unable to get elected to the U. S Senate from Massachusetts, he finally after he has about five states that he calls home. Mitt Romney, California Michigan, Massachusetts and Utah. I think there's one other he finally found a state because the Mormon population that would elect him to something, and he finds Utah but it says a lot about the people of Utah and no disrespect. I know Patrick Byrne lives out there, and we're all very pro Patrick Byrne. But the fact that you would elect Mitt Romney to anything you ought to be ashamed yourselves people so Mitt Romney, who never misses an opportunity to grandstand. He gave a statement either today or yesterday in which he said that Donald Trump's leadership of during the Corona virus has been quote a great human tragedy. A great human tragedy. Ah, great human tragedy, Willard Mitt Romney is you keeping your dog? Shame is on the top of your car as you're driving miles down the highway. Right on. Which the president was heavily criticized for. Let's talk about invoking the insurrection act to totally mobile eyes, both the private sector and the public sector..
Iranian officials react to Biden victory in US presidential race
"Be compensated for things. The president trump did iranian president. Hassan rouhani calling president trump's time in office a curse for people in both the middle east and the united states as for the future on involved. Recall how to door mitt. Romney says iran and america can go back to where things were four years ago. When president biden steps down as vice presidents that would include the us returning to the iran nuclear deal. Simon folks new civil jack callaghan. This is fox news.
Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump
"Former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein's tweeted out the names of nearly two dozen Republican senators who he says have criticized the president behind his back but some of those named are denying the report Karl burns Steen took to Twitter denouncing the senators quote Craven public silence that's helped enable president trump's most grievous conduct he listed twenty one names Utah's Mitt Romney is on the list earlier this month casting doubt on trump's claim the election and somehow been stolen not accurate and to destructive but senator Chuck Grassley spokesman disputes his listing saying there's no difference between what the senator says publicly and privately South Carolina senator Tim Scott's office called his placement on the list baseless accusations of someone who clearly has an axe to grind burns Steen said he learned about the politicians suppose it feelings through conversations with their colleagues staff members lobbyists and White House aides Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden to Name First Cabinet Members Tuesday
"Rejecting democracy. I'm pam himself. Fox news that charge from president. Elect joe biden's incoming chief of staff as president trump tries to overturn the results of the election. It's corrosive it's harmful but as mitt romney said it's not going to change the outcome of what happens here ron clean on. Abc's this week as team biden moves forward. We will be making our first cabinet announcements on tuesday of this week and I would say the president-elect is very excited about this team and it looks forward to introducing them to the country kate. Betting field is a senior adviser with the biden harris transition. She was on fox news.
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Obviously other people. Don't agree with me. But it's my belief that in order to maintain the confidence and trust of the public that is imported the level with the public From the very beginning so that you maintain credibility and therefore when you ask the public it is something hard they know that you're shooting straight and apparently the president took a different point of view. Which was that. He didn't want to scare people so even though he knew this was going to be serious and resolve a lot of deaths he was it was going to minimize. Initially i think that meant that. He lost credibility. I i also believe that from an organizational standpoint that it was a more appropriate approach a more effective approach to respond the way. I've watched other leaders respond when there's a crisis of some kind which is to pull to pull in power to make executive decisions and in this case to have the federal government out of plan for distributing p. p. e. for distributing medicines for all of the the functions that that states are really not well equipped to carry out without a coordinated national policy And at this stage. It looks like we're moving in that direction It looks like it. And i think you have to tip the the president and congress has hand and say well done for the the the warp speed development of vaccine. Basically that idea was we're gonna we're gonna pay upfront pharmaceutical companies for For vaccines which mammon at work. So they'll spend money necessary to test them and manufacture them and And so for that. That looks like that. That's been a good approach from what we can tell and As a at for the outside being organized relatively well to get this vaccine out into the states and to get attributed to individuals. But there's a lot of work to happen. Between now and then and one of the things we need to do is get funding to states to make sure that they have the resources to do the distribution and the inoculations. That people are going to need it. Looks like we're entering a really dire stretch here before the light at the end of the tunnel when the vaccine arrives in his distributed. I mean we see just horrific statistics and stories from around the country. Right now and real pa- Panic on the part of medical administrators about the capacity of the healthcare system. So we're sort of back to where we were at the worst part of this and maybe worse Do you think that congress can will come together here on a stimulus plan. And how how important do you think it is that they do right now. Well i actually wish that we could have an immediate passage of a vaccine distribution a program that allows us to provide funding to states. So they can be in a place to get the vaccine out of quickly as possible. I do that right right away. But if we have to wait to put together a grand package and omnibus packages some kind which is entirely possible that by the way this may be connected to an omnibus budget bill Oftentimes things move as you know. Dan large bundles right And and that may be the way to get things across the finish line but I believe that we're not far apart. A whole host of various related to a a a covert relief package. So i think we're not far apart with regression the pb program for small businesses With regards to unemployment insurance. I think we're close to funding for hospitals and an education institutions. Were very close Providing support for airlines perhaps for transit as well. I think we're close the place where were further apart a relates to should we devote hundreds of billions of dollars Four states and localities. And i think one of the reasons you're seeing such a gap. There is a defining senators from some states. Like my state where they say. We don't need additional money. We're doing just fine. We have a rainy day fund. That's gonna be our shortfall. That's why we have already day fun so you don't descend us more money And and so you have other states say boy. We've got a huge problem. You've got to give us money or we're going to to start laying off people so you've got very different perspectives so different senators and so coming together on that front may may be difficult. And i think that's why it's been so hard to reach an agreement so far which is not so much. What's the scale of the Of the relief. Gonna be as to where the money's gonna go and and a number of people Republicans in my caucus feel that. This is an effort on the part of the democrats to get money to new york and california and illinois and other states that have massive a pension liabilities It's a way to solve their problems. And and the other states. That don't have those problem saying no no. No that's not fair so we're still far apart on the station. And i just put your governor hat on for a second states have had extraordinary outlays as a result of this virus and depressed revenues now for eight months or more. It's it's about to get worse. These are real problems for the states and localities they're not I mean they may be different severity from place to place but it seems like a a national problem. That is is a result of this You know pension notwithstanding these are burdens On these states and communities Are they not. And they are and the first covid. Bill is you know provided a hundred and fifty billion dollars to states and localities directed to have a reimbursement fund for their out of pocket expenses associated with responding to cogut. And and a good portion. That monty has not been taken up yet because the costs of treating kobe at the state level. Were not as great as might have been anticipated. But the other portion did she described as a gap in revenue and And state say hey we'd like the federal government to get for that gap and revenue. And that's the point. I was making that. There are a number of states represented by republicans not all obviously but by the number of republicans particularly in the inter mountain west and north central portions of the country where the states are doing fine and revenue and where they have a very small gap. And so there's some gee why should we be part of a borrowing program to help those states that are at they feel mismanaged. Now i not going to get into the the argument that they make I happen to agree that the revenue gap is very different than a spending problem but Their number proposals. That are going around. I think governor baker of massachusetts is suggested that perhaps we should increase the amount of federal funding on medicaid and that would free up funds for states to be able to meet their needs I've suggested and other alternative which is to have the states and localities apply for for relief in the same way. The ppp program did which is if you had a substantial gap in your revenue com. Provide that the treasury department and the federal government will make up. Let's say fifty percent or sixty percent or whatever the number might be of that gap In the states that have a gap would come in asking for those fun so their ideas out there. Hopefully we can bridge the divide and get something done for the end of the year. We're going to take a short break and we'll be right back with more of the x. Fives.
Who Could Serve IN The Biden Administration
"Now. The current incumbent of the white house is showing no signs of planning to pack his suitcases. But that hasn't stopped president-elect joe biden from pushing ahead with his plans for the fresh administration a large part of this is the people who will make this administration so comparative unknown who will become household. Names come january for more. I'm joined by louis. Lukens a former. Us diplomat and a senior partner at sigme global advisors. Welcome back lewis. You want it now. i'm i mentioned here. That comparative unknown but the list of the runners and writers to make up the Biden cabinet this pretty well known names in there. He's going to bring on a really experienced team of people. All of whom most of them will have had experienced during the obama or administration's These will be maybe not household names To the american people but most of them will be known certainly within the national security establishment for the top jobs at defense and the state department and national security adviser and those kinds of jobs. So where do we start with. Who's going to pay. When i mean he's likely to name a chief of staff this week. Isn't he chief of staff this week. Probably ron claim who was as chief of staff before and and is a well respected in washington that liked cross the. I'll have to say for the cabinet positions Biden will be a little bit constrained by the senate because the senate of course has to approve The the secretary of state and defense and all those main all the cabinet positions so and we think the republicans are probably going to maintain control of the senate. So what that means is for example. There was some talk that elizabeth warren wanted to be secretary of the treasury. That will not happen now. The the republicans in the senate will not confirm a left-wing progressive democrat for a top job. So it'll force by his cabinet choices to be more centrist Which is not a bad thing actually But it means at that. The progressive wing of the party won't get the sort of personnel appointments obeyed hope to see in washington now filling. His cabinet job says he will give priority to technocratic experience. Loyalty and diversity. What does that mean in terms of who. We are likely to see for some of the top jobs well so he has pledged to have the most diverse cabinet ever. I think so. I think the front runner for secretary of state is susan rice. Her confirmation might be a little bit difficult because the republicans do not like her. But i think they will still try to get her through. I think we'll see a woman a treasury for the first time ever lael brainard. I think we'll see a female secretary of defense for the first time ever with blank florida. Yes michelle foreign. I of course so. I think we'll see a lot of women. And i think we'll see some. And then when you get down into the secretary of urban housing and urban development and human services and health and human services and things like that. I think we'll see people of color We'll see women will see Just in general a much more diverse cabinet than what we have now which is basically a lot of older white men. Let's look at the way that this actually could play out. You mentioned the idea of susan. Rice becoming the next secretary of state we need enormous job in rebuilding us foreign policy after four rather damaging years. One could argue. I mean she's former. Us ambassador to the un national security advisor to president obama. She's she's walk the walk. She's got the experience. She's close to joe biden. She'll be good at rebuilding alliances but there is that fair. Isn't there that if you start trying to bring back people from the obama administration. How much is concerned that. I think that joe biden is simply trying to wind the clock back by four years when america is a very different place now will america is a different place in the world is a different place so there is a bit of that risk. But i think that hurts that biden's team and and his cabinet members will make very clear that they recognize that reality and they certainly are going to bring Some of the values in core beliefs that that they that they had when they worked during the obama administration. Including you know for someone like susan. Rice a belief in working closely with partners and allies in in a belief in multilateral. Ism but you know overlaid with the recognition that the world is certainly a different place in that china is stronger than it was four years ago. And we're dealing with you know. Global threats like terrorism and climate change and In the pandemic so certainly a different range of issues in a different approach to how to work on them But as. I said you know the same values that these people had when they work for obama For years ago one of the big words associated with joe button is unifying and there is a suggestion that he's going to have what's known as a unity cabinet bringing in prominent republicans. How's that going to work. Well it's unclear. I think it's a great idea. In principle to bring in a couple of republicans but some of the republicans whose names have been floated including john casick and mitt. Romney are very very unpopular with the left of the democratic party so he has to be careful in doing so not to upset his own party too much. I think a meg whitman's name has been thrown around as a possible candidate for secretary of commerce. She is someone Lifelong republican but she did endorse a biden and actually endorsed hillary clinton for years ago She is someone who i think would be acceptable to the left of the party. Someone like john. Casick are mitt romney's little bit harder to convince the the progressive that they add value without detracting from the cabinet.
Pompeo declines to say Biden has won presidential election
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, sparking some controversy for a remark he made about the presidential election. When asked if the State Department was getting ready to talk with President elect Joe Biden's transition team, Pompeo said this Smooth transition to a second Trump administration. Pompeo echoed other Trump administration officials and said he would wait until the official counts. Come in. This comes even as foreign leaders have begun calling President elect Biden to congratulate him on his election victory. It hasn't been easy for Biden to get recognition of his projected victory on Capitol Hill. So far only for Republican senators have congratulated him. Those are Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Ben Sasse. Biden says he expects Republicans will accept the results of the election. But right now he believes many are doing so because they're highly intimidated by the sitting president. But there's only one president at a time. He's president. We're going to have the Electoral College will Making their judgment December National January. But in the meantime, I hope to get a chance to speak to which he says it's an embarrassment that President interrupt has yet to concede, adding he thinks that it will not help the president's legacy.
30 former Republican members of Congress call on Trump to accept election results.
"President Trump to accept the results of the election and to stop promoting baseless allegations of voter fraud. Three current Republican senators have acknowledged President elect Joe Biden's victory. Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski. Biden has been congratulated. By a number of world leaders, but so far crickets from Russia and China Stay with 10 10 wins in 10 10 wins dot com For the
Mitt Romney is the first senior Republican to congratulate Joe Biden and call him president-elect
"Leaders in Congress are still stopping short of acknowledging Joe Biden as the projected next president of the United States. Major exception is Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who congratulated Biden and Vice President Harris calling them people of goodwill and admirable character. Romney is often found himself and arms with President Trump. In the meantime, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said on Fox News Sunday. It's still a contested election and urge Donald Trump To not yet concede.
Mitt Romney says Trump is 'a very different person' than past presidential candidates
"After his first appearance of the Nation as the President elect Joe Biden is ready for the work that lies ahead. Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield tells NBC he saw the Biden Harris ticket gets the most votes of any presidential ticket in the history. Presidential politics. People are hungry for change. They want to unify. They want to come together. That's how President elect Biden is going to leave. The president says The fight isn't over Democratic Congressman James Clyburn on CNN they conceived, but I also think that the Republican Party has a responsibility here, Utah Senator Mitt Romney tells CNN. I just don't think you can expect President Trump to respond and react the way Uh, presidential candidates have in the past. He's a very different person than presidential candidates in the past.
Atlanta reacts to election of Joe Biden with celebrations in the street, protests
"Dark night in America is over. Schumer says. Voters have spoken as the election showed the American people never lost faith. And now trump well. Republicans have had less to say about the election. GOP Senator Mitt Romney has offered his congratulations to Biden and Harris on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T. O P. New celebrations aren't just here in Washington. They're also protests and celebrations tonight in Atlanta election is being stolen from the people, a city divided here at the state Capitol Trump supporters waving large American flags, Pam says We are the people. And we elected President Trump and he's gonna win. We're going to get it back or to shine a light on the fraud over near 10th in Piedmont, where Blue Biden Harris signs on many, many front lawns, Lots of horn honking and smiling supporters like Jeremy were really excited that he has been elected and you look very happy. Yeah, Yeah, I'm pretty happy. Robin Walensky for CBS News.
Romney: Trump's election fraud claim wrong, 'reckless'
"Some key Republicans are blasting president trump's unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud while others are urging him to keep fighting both last night from a White House podium trying to rig election and today in a statement the president's casting doubt on the election's integrity twenty twelve GOP nominee Mitt Romney says the president's inflaming dangerous passions Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell is more neutral tweeting every legal vote should be counted if I don't have anything to say about but in a sign of the hold the president still has on the party there's a split with house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy insisting inaccurately that the president won the election in Philadelphia democratic mayor Jim Kenney says the president should face the truth frankly put his Big Boy pants on he needs to acknowledge the fact that he lost and he needs to congratulate the winner Sager mag ani Washington
The Republicans Still Backing Donald Trump: Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton and 2024 Hopefuls
"False claims about the election are presenting a test for Republicans and conservatives. Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, said frivolous lawsuits are bad for the country. A Republican secretary of state in Georgia, vowed accuracy and the count where the numbers now put Joe Biden ahead. This morning, Fox News joined the Associated Press and calling Arizona for Biden and resisted pressure to back off but also on Fox. Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz spoke supportively off the president. Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg of the Dispatch is with us, Jonah Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What did you make of the president's numerous false claims last evening on television? You know you get into this problem of getting so you like the boiled frog getting used to pricing in Donald Trump's behavior. That because it doesn't surprise you anymore. You tend to take it for granted. And the problem is That's really dangerous. Because what he did last night was simply outrageous. It was dishonorable. It was dangerous. Um, and it was not to get into a liberation deceitful and, um And it's deeply deeply depressing to me how many people On my side of things are going along with it when they know better. I mean, when I know that they know better mean some don't some have lost their minds, but most, but a lot of them No better. Lindsey Graham knows that this election isn't being stolen. But he is caving into pressure. From you know, the from Trump World and a lot of these other people are, too and it's it's disgusting and depressing. I'm baffled as to why Lindsey Graham would, as you put it, be caving in to pressure. He did face a tough reelection fight, but he's been reelected. Now you think he would be free to tell the truth? You think he would now that he doesn't have to run for re election for six years betwen wing in some open meadow like Julie Andrews from the sound of music, saying LA did. I don't have to do any of this stuff anymore. But That is not the way it is. And he you know there is this this intense pressure from From Maga world to go down fighting in all of this, and Um, I have no great explanation for other than the fact that maybe Lindsey Graham wants to stay relevant in that world, or he wants to live in the Senate forever. Is there pressure on potential 2024 presidential candidates, and I regret to say it. We don't even have a decision in the 2020 election, but people are persistent positioning themselves for 2024. Oh, absolutely. I mean, we saw yesterday. The Trump sons. Tweet enraged that 2020 for Republicans weren't stepping up to defend their father. Where are they? And almost instantaneously 18. Minutes later, Senator Cotton Started saying, We have to fight and stand by President Trump and Nikki Haley had a more subdued and equivocal Tweet, which was more defensible. But then he she got attacked by Matt Gates, the congressman from Florida who clowns himself regularly and you saw Ted Cruz get in the action. This is the fatwa has gone out. Everyone must Joined the parapets on DH fight this thing and pretend that an election is being stolen when it's not In about 10 seconds. Can you name a Republican or conservative who has responded to this properly? Sure. Ben Sasse Mitt Romney. Larry Hogan. Ah, you know that they've all called for counting the votes and getting through this. Okay, But it's not a long list. Jonah. Thanks so much. Appreciate it. Thank
Should we support the individual mandate?
"Today we're going to be talking about the individual mandate, which is a very wonky policy term for the the requirement that you buy health care, which was included in the Affordable Care Act Now to me like the individual mandate is one of the most bizarre and like fascinating Windows onto American politics, which one that will explain like the strangeness and bizarreness of it. But it's also like timely because of two big things like there's basically two major events happening in politics right now, right? There's Supreme Court nomination the Supreme Court could potentially be tipped way to the right and then we have this you may have heard. We have an election coming up like news news alert. There's an election coming up and the many ties into both of these things. Cuz a lot of people are wondering will this new conservative Court overturn the Affordable Care Act and it turns out the individual mandate is like at the center of that legal wage. And then there's also the issue of what happens if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency, what are they going to do? Because essentially the Mandate was eliminated off or they pulled the teeth out of it a couple of years ago when they're still Republican Congress and you know are Democrats going to reinstate it. What's going to happen either a good or a bad thing. Let's get into it. That's what I introduce Our Guest sure. So we're welcoming to the podcast today. You can camp our old friend Egan who is the health care policy Advocate at public citizen. Happy Halloween again. Hey, thanks so much for having you guys. Can we get you a better like sexier tighter than helpful? Yeah, maybe Health Care policy Champion something like an upgrade. We're going to work on that. Yeah, exactly. So my first question on this episode about the individual mandate is what the hell is a name. No, mandate and specifically how is it different from a text? Yeah. So an individual mandate at its most basic is the idea that you have to have health insurance. And if you don't have health insurance, there's some sort of penalty and so it's it's different from attacks in that. It's it's what you would end up paying if you didn't actually get health insurance. So if you have a health insurance, you know your page whatever your health insurance is, but if you don't have any health insurance, then it's whatever the taxes which is generally going to be less than the cost of your health insurance. But it means you're also not getting anything and you don't actually have health insurance coverage off. Yeah Best of Both Worlds really is being uninsured and then being fine on top of it. So a lot of people who have been, you know, following this at all, the Affordable Care Act may know that at this moment back in general the Republican party is opposed to the individual mandate considers it this tax this requirement to buy insurance is like an infringement on our personal Liberties and in general the Democratic party has wage. In favor of it saying it's you know, what makes the Affordable Care Act work. It's personal responsibility out of data, but it was not always so is the can you give us a little wage of like where did this idea come from? How long has it been kicking around for? Yeah. So an individual mandate is is sort of a conservative way of getting people health care. I mean as you know, we're on the way better care for all health care. Now, that's a much more sort of progressive guarantees access to health care for folks. Whereas just an individual mandate really the idea. There is that you want people to have health insurance and insurers are scared that if folks wait until they're sick and then just buy coverage. That means that they're only going to get the insurers are only going to make money while people are sick, which means they're actually going to have to pay out more and so they want them to be paying all those premiums ahead of time so that they're making their their their profits as they go we would hate for insurers not to make enough profit off. Yeah. Yeah, I mean that's it's something that appeals has appealed to Republicans and Democrats over the years and the health insurance industry gives pretty pretty heavy handily to them both. And so it's not it's not surprising that both parties at different times would would be in favor of it. Yeah, so we're from Massachusetts Ground Zero for ObamaCare actually, as you may know the first real life iteration of Obamacare was of course the Massachusetts Health reform, which was passed on a sort of a bipartisan basis under a republican Governor Mitt Romney who pioneered the idea under what is sort of a Democratic Leadership. If you're familiar with Massachusetts state politics, you know that it's just Democrat has used lightly hear President Bush, of course also expressed really strong support for the idea of a mandate a coupled with the marketplace. So if you think about the ACA as being the three legs two of those legs and Marketplace for health care, and then the idea of the Mandate are like major conservative ideas right there and then you know Obama, you know running for the Democratic primary to be John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. He probably thought he needed to be at least a little bit to the left of the Republican Governor, you know, Romney's Health Care policy although both Clinton and Edwards. Endorse the individual mandate in the primary. So they're apparently cool with running on the Republican policy. I guess the question is how did the Democratic solution you know, we have two of the three major candidates in the 2008 primary running on a republican Health reform. Like how did that Democratic solution become like a personal responsibility? Yeah. It's a great question and it's one that sort of speaks to some of the challenges that I think we're going to face under a potential Biden Administration the idea that if you ought to have sort of a National Health Care system that medicare-for-all that's much easier for folks to sort of get their heads around but if you have right now our system is sort of based on various fragments. There's your basic Private health care. There's Medicare for seniors. There's Medicaid for low-income folks. And so this it felt it seemed like Democrats were less afraid of sort of tinkering with it. System trying to make some way of expanding coverage. They were more afraid of sort of taking on, you know insurers and hospitals directly. And so they figured the the easiest way out was to sort of take personal responsibility option try to attack on a new private insurance system and hope that it ended up covering people as we saw there were some coverage games but the gaps in the system that made way too many people still falling through
Senate set to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday
"Their views on Amy Cockney Baron's nomination to the Supreme Court as debate on the floor continues ahead of tonight's expected confirmation vote, Utah Republican Mitt Romney says Now, more than ever. It is essential that the Supreme Court retained the trust of the nation. He believes Barrett will uphold that. It may be one of the very few, if not the only of the institutions in which the great majority of Americans have confidence. That's why judge barrettes integrity. Wisdom and commitment to the rule of law is so important. Maryland Democrat Chris Van Holland says Barrett's confirmation to the high court will turn the clock back. New York
Barack Obama to hold drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia
"Campaigns have their sights set on Pennsylvania right now. President Trump held a rally in eery last night and today former President Barack Obama is going to be in Philly for a drive in rally that's going to be held at Citizens Bank Park. That's where Kate, why don't we use Tim Jimenez is and he joins us live until you've been saying all morning. It's hard to see the set up because it's just so foggy out there. Yeah, absolutely Hiss and you know, there was a moment where you could see a little bit And then even more fog rolled for so it is difficult to see what exactly the setup is here at for this drive in rally, it'll be at this parking lot at 11th and Patterson, which is right outside Citizens Bank Park. And also across the street from Xfinity Live and the event is set for 5 45 former president Obama will be here but not the candidate himself. Joe Biden is preparing for tomorrow's debate. Because of Corona virus restrictions. This rally will not be open to the general public. Local campaign officials are handling the tickets. The former president being here in Philadelphia is just the latest example of how crucial Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes are, according to the polls. Joe Biden has a lead here in Pennsylvania, but it's close. Even tightening, according to at least one poll. Reuters is post poll, which has bite it up by four points compared to seven last week. And just to give an idea of how critical turnout is Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 44,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Clinton got nearly 64,000 fewer votes than Barack Obama did in 2012 Carol. While then candidate Trump really outperformed Mitt Romney by about 290,000 votes. All right. Thank you. To him. And for all of
Political Ad Nauseam
"As much as campaigns want to keep spending secret federal law actually requires TV stations around the country to disclose all the political ads, the campaigns by and those TV ads account for something in the ballpark of sixty percent of campaign ads. Spending a lot of the rest is stuff like Google and facebook ads at those companies actually don't have to disclose as much information about the ads. So today we're going to focus on. TV. Spending the majority of the spending. So think of the United States as a giant game board to campaigns walk around the board they put some of their ad money down this part. Of the country a little bit more over here, and the way they put that money down tells us what places they think are most important for winning the election. If you're looking just at the state level, the bronze medal goes to Wisconsin Sixty, four, million dollars, worth of TV ads they're not surprising. Wisconsin was one of those states that trump flipped from the democratic column back in Two Thousand Sixteen Silver Medal Pennsylvania with one hundred, seven, million dollars worth of TV ads also not surprising Purple State with twenty electoral votes and in first place with one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars America's favorite election meltdown waiting. Oh Florida, my beloved Florida. Now, this is just are beginning calculation. We're going to dig in more, but there are lessons to learn just looking at the big picture the big campaign game board. Yes. So so take Florida this is not a monolithic place. You're going to have super republican areas like the panhandle and then big democratic areas around places like Miami and you might imagine that the most. Cost effective thing is for the Republicans to completely pull out of the democratic strongholds and vice versa. But in fact, neither political party is doing that the whole state is getting bombarded with ads from both sides Daniel. Butterfield. From the Super PAC PRIORITIES USA she says it can start to turn into something like an arms race. So when you see your opponent spending money in a market, it really raises The question of should I be spending money there to to keep up area competitive and if you want to understand why political spending just keeps going up, it's at least partly because of his arms race if your opponents bins more in, Tampa you have to spend more in Tampa which in turn makes the cost of ads in. Tampa that much more expensive. Next thing you know you blue one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars in Florida. Danielle says, the arms race thing is not just irrational fear. There's a real electoral cost to waving the white flag in a particular area. If you're in an ad market and your opponent clears out, that is great news for you. You have the airwaves to yourself. Your advertising goes a lot further in terms of impact than if you have to opponents that are. Driving opposite messages is there like a particular tipping point to that that sort of campaign folks like you gotTa. Spend the twenty percent otherwise. Like what counts as as not being drowned out. Good? Yeah. There is actually a lot of areas some data behind like what is the particular percentage that is required? It's I'd say that's probably more of a secret sauce that I wouldn't necessarily WanNa name on this podcast for you know that numbers, you're just tell me. I I. Know. Roughly what percentage I think is useful is, is it twenty three percent? You got it. But okay. So fine lots of money being spent in Florida but this is not a very specific answer to our question who is the most expensive voter we want to be more granular, which is why we got her hands on a more precise data set. Thank you advertising analytics. This data set is GonNa let zoom in on every single television market in the entire country. So for example, we know that forty million dollars has been spent in the Orlando Daytona. Beach Melbourne market. Compare that to the grand rapids, Kalamazoo Battle Creek Michigan market where it's twelve million dollars and sure there's more people in Orlando but still, how are the campaigns arriving at exactly forty million and exactly twelve million to help answer that we brought in some help Michael Beach. CEO. Crushing Media Michael Runs an advertising analytics company now, but he has worked in the past for the presidential campaigns of George W Bush John McCain Mitt Romney, and the reason we wanted to talk to Michael is his whole job. is to figure out where companies or sometimes political campaigns should place millions of dollars. Worth of ads Michael has all this fancy proprietary software. If you're an advertiser, he can tell you whether you should be focusing your ads on like Republicans, with Minivans are Democrats ride motorcycles or neither. He's got all these different attributes in his computer thousands of attributes for. Anything from certain partisanship to likelihood to buy a Ford truck into those do those specific categories correlate. Yes and no it like it's pretty geographic if you're looking at northeast, Ohio or you're you know. You're in Alabama in the Senate race. that. Wouldn't be a probably a good signal. Reich is like. As owner everyone drive structure. Now, the reason we went to Michael is because we thought it might be interesting to look at how many dollars were being spent on any given swing voter swing voters in theory are people who might be influenced by a political ad. The problem is it is very hard to pin down exactly how many of these people are out there but Michael Software can at least take a stab at it what is GonNa do is go through all these data sets to first identify how many likely voters there are in a particular TV market and then identify which of those has even the tiniest probability of changing their vote and a lot of this calculation is just sifting out the diehards. If you are somebody who voted in the last five, Democratic primaries were every year you donate to the R. N. C. You are out. But maybe your party affiliation switched a couple of times. Maybe you're a first time voter that may put you in this bucket the basically using generic party model and generic it's party not not candidate. Driven in other words, we're estimating voters chances to swing between Democrat and Republican as opposed to trump and biden specifically. But there's still does give us a way to compare across TV markets and when you re ranked the country based on dollars spent per swing voter the markets are not in Florida. In fact, the top five ad markets are all in Pennsylvania and number one on that list where campaigns are spending around ninety dollars per likely swing voter. Is My home television market the region in western Pennsylvania in and around Erie Pennsylvania. Okay. So Kenny you grew up there like what is it? What is the what are we talking about just to be clear I grew up in Meadville which is south of Erie, but it's in the market and like yeah, this is a region with a lot of manufacturing jobs these jobs have been leaving. It's predominantly white its having the. Same kind of brain drain problem that a lot of the other parts of the so-called rust belt are having. But look like I don't know anything about who a potential swing voter would be in the Erie television market. This is why we have Michael's fancy software. It can help us understand who that is. What can we know about the Eerie Market area? How does it compare to the rest of the country? Like who's there? It opened up my magic machine here. Michael Punches Eerie plugs in a few numbers so it's running. Then he opens up a tab that lets us compare the Erie population as a whole to just the likely swing voters. So now I look at in. Eerie. For instance, the average adult is fifty three years old if you just take the whole population in the market. Target, audience if you said. swing likely to turn out is forty seven other words. Michael's machine is telling us that the average swing voter is is six years younger than the average, their forty, seven years old, and the other incredible thing about Michael's machine is that it's also able to spit out this whole media plan for how to reach those people. The machine can name the single TV show watched by the most swing voters. Each week that show in the Eerie area is the OT on Fox football shows or wrap up of the day's games. That'd be fair. that is one of the most watched shows in the entire country. But the numbers do show that in terms of efficiency like sports would be a pretty good way to get your ad in front of a decent chunk of swing voters in Erie Pennsylvania Espn you can reach sixty percent on eerie and a week. Again, this target in this market if the secret to understanding what the campaigns are thinking is to learn where the most money is being spent per swing voter. That place
US election: McConnell promises an 'orderly' transition of power
"It was not something. You would ever expect to hear the president of the United. States say from the White House briefing room. Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transfer? Of Power after the election going have to see what happens. You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are disaster get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very Very peaceful there won't be a transfer frankly there'll be a continuation. It is. To see the president talking. So openly about invalidating the election, if he doesn't win and it's something that we shouldn't overlook even if sometimes we feel numb after five plus years of shocking comments since this President I started running for office. Now they were reassurances from the Republican side of the aisle affirmations that the winner of the presidential election would be inaugurated on January twentieth. And it wasn't just the usual suspects like Mitt, Romney? It was also from the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congresswoman Liz Cheney. But those reassurances aren't really calling the president's remark what is voter suppression in plain sight and that plus an aggressive legal strategy and a conservative Supreme Court that seems to be the president's plan to take the election no matter why
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Conservative Mitt Romney realized how important was to convict. He didn't it has nothing to do with principals at all Mitt Romney just hates trump trump. He hates trump. Because trump became the president and Romney didn't become the president because he was a flawed candidate. Mitt Romney has flip flopped and sold his principles at every single single turn and his political career. It which is fine politicians do that. I actually give them a lot of grace on it. But the trouble about Romney's just so damn sanctimonious about it. Let's take a little trip down memory lane to the principled Mitt Romney running for Senate against Ted Kennedy in the nineties. He's asked about the legacy of Ronald Reagan again that other other actual conservative. And what is Romney say. Does he say. I'm inheriting the Mantel of Ronald Reagan. No he says I was not a conservative during Reagan Bush. I was independent during Reagan Bush. Look I was an independent during the time of Reagan Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan. Bush don't want to return to that. You couldn't make a principled conservative. I don't want to go back to the policies of Ronald Reagan. How about another issues? Get get past just politicians like Ronald Reagan about on issues like say abortion. Here's Mitt Romney. True Conservative capital t capital C. Trademark over the back in the day. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran one thousand nine hundred seventy as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v Wade has been the law for twenty years that we should sustain and support poured it and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. That's Mitt Romney. He supports the right of women to make that choice. Now I'll point out. Donald Trump held the same position on abortion back in the late ninety s back when president trump was considering running for the Reform Party nomination. What's the difference here? Donald Trump was asked about his his flipflop on it and he said Yeah. Change my mind. I used to have this opinion then. I realized I was wrong and I changed my mind. Trump for all of his flaws doesn't get sanctimonious if anything he plays the sanctimony down a little bit he doesn't pretend to be very pious and very principled all the time he just says yeah. I changed my mind. I didn't know a whole lot about the issue now. Now I've I've learned about Mitt Romney who cast the lone Republican vote against president trump. He didn't always publicly. Hate President trump actually back when he ran in two thousand twelve. He welcomed President Trump's endorsement. Here's just a little clip. There are some things that you just can't imagine happening in your life. This is one of the Being in Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having is endorsement is is a delight. I'm honored and pleased to have his endorsement. And of course I'm looking for the door. Smith of the people of Nevada trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works to create jobs for the American people. He's done it here in Nevada. He's done it across the country country. He understands that our economy is facing threats from abroad. He's one of the few people who stood up and said you know what China has been cheating. They've they've taken jobs Americans. They haven't played fair. We have to have a president who will stand up to cheaters. I spent my life in the private sector not quite as successful this guy but successful nonetheless sufficiently successful to understand what it takes to get America to be the most attractive place in the world for innovators entrepreneurs and business and job creators. So I want to say thank you to Donald Trump for his endorsement. It means a great deal to me to have the endorsement of Mr Trump and people across this country who care about the future of America. It means a great deal to get Donald. Trump's endorsement means a great deal to him. It's such an honor because Donald Trump has done a whole a lot better in business than Mitt Romney not my words mets because Donald Trump beyond his business success has a keen understanding of our economic economic. Problems is a keen understanding of our foreign policy. This was no ordinary endorsement. When when trump agreed to endorse Romney Romney gets up there and gives a full throated endorsement right back of Donald Trump because Romney was getting something for for it at the time because Romney was personally benefiting from it so he just said words but then later on not what three four years later he contradicted every single one of those words? Donald trump is a phony a fraud promises or as worthless as a degree from trump university. His domestic policies would lead to a recession is foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president and his personal personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill. Here's bankruptcies have crush small businesses and the men and women who work for them. He inherited his business. He didn't create it. And whatever happened to trump airlines. How about trump university and then there's trump magazine Aga's Zine and trump vodka and trump steaks and trump mortgage? A business genius. He is not well he was more successful and business than you met. That's according to your own words from three years earlier. So what does that make you. If trump isn't a business genius are you a business dunce. No you're adjust disingenuous. It's it's an amazing a speech that he gave during the two thousand sixteen election. Because it's not just what's that he says. Hey I really don't like this guy. I think he's bad news and these bad for the Republican Party. He's bad for the office of the president. He doesn't just say that that would be at least defensible. It's an election campaign. People say a lot of things he he goes through his past endorsement of Donald trump point by point and says the opposite of everything he said then three four years earlier he said Donald Trump is a great business. Man a better business man than me then he says. Donald trump is a business. Failures knows nothing about business. He's a fraud three years four years earlier he said. Donald Trump knows how to deal with China. China knows how to deal with our foreign adversaries for years later. What's he say? Donald Trump's foreign policy would be a disaster for years earlier he says Donald Trump's economic economic policies are wonderful. He has a keen understanding of the economy for years. Later Donald Trump's economic policies would lead to recession point by point by point so he was either lying then in two thousand twelve or he was lying in two thousand sixteen. Or you're somewhere in that three or four year period everything wonderful about Donald Trump Mitt. Romney had praised completely fell apart. Which one was? which do you think Romney has done? This is entire career so he goes after trump e lambasts him in the twenty sixteen election but then and that's not the end of the story Mitt Romney then goes back and thanks the President embraces the president's support when he was running thing for Senator in Utah just a couple of years ago he tweeted out quote. Thank you Mr President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign. I also also earned the support and endorsement of the people of Utah. Well if he's a fraud if he's a disaster he's a con man. Why the Hell would you welcome is support you? Welcome from the support of conmen who would destroy our country who would lead us into foreign chaos. Who would whose economic policies would lead recession who's defrauded people for his whole career? You welcome the support of that kind of man. Of course he does because trump was popular trump won. The election and Romney is just a glad-handing politician. Okay fine. Politicians politics makes strange bedfellows. I understand that the problem here is with Mitts sanctimony. You know I saw this in two thousand twelve. I just knew it. The guy was an empty suit. That's fine there are a lot of politicians who are empty suits. But then don't stand stand up there and pretend to be the standard bearer of conservatism to pretend to be pure than the newly driven Snow Mitt. Romney certainly does not not get that and he has his vote was pure vindictiveness. Because it doesn't matter to history it doesn't look the president's going to be acquitted it has nothing to do with the arguments. The house impeachment managers did not make a single argument that the president committed an impeachable offense not one. They didn't even try why it matters. Because he had to get that last nip at the only thing that Mitt Romney had the power to do was to to try to make it. Look as though. This was a bipartisan impeachment process. Five hundred thirty five members of Congress one Republican Dow one Republican was the one who voted voted for this and. I don't think it was at a principal's. I think it was out of petty personal animosity. But that's fine is we're just moving right along and There was a news report last night. That president trump is considering issuing an executive order. That no one's really going to talk about. It's actually only being discussed an architectural blogs but it is maybe the most important executive order of my lifetime that we will ever see. We'll get to that in a second. I I have got to ask you a favor as you know. 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"mitt romney" Discussed on The Daily
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"mitt romney" Discussed on The Daily
"It's officially twenty twenty primary season and the critical New Hampshire vote is next will a clear. Democratic Front runner emerged Orwell the race titan join MSNBC Tuesday. As Brian Williams Rachel motto and Nicole Wallace are joined by the political experts. You need to hear from Steve Kornacki. He will be at the big board breaking down the votes live as they roll in and on the ground correspondence the NBC News Road Warriors are embedded with the campaigns. The New Hampshire primary Tuesday Tuesday at six eastern on. MSNBC yours what else you need. Turn on Wednesday Democratic officials in Iowa released more results from Monday's caucuses which left the position of the candidates unchanged and the final outcome of the vote uncertain with ninety seven percent of the results if he footage maintained a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders. That that verged on a time. Meanwhile in New Hampshire Donald Trump is desperate to pin the socialist label of Socialist Socialists. Social Associates our Party. We can't let them do that. But a senator. Sanders is a nominee for the party. Every Democrat we'll have to carry the label label senator. Susan has chosen for himself former vice president. Joe Biden who stands at a distant fourth place in Iowa attacked both Sanders Sanders and Buddha touch as laud candidates for the Democratic nomination. I've great respect for repeat in the service of this nation but I do believe it's a risk to just straight up with you for this party to nominate someone who's never held office higher than mayor of a town of one hundred thousand people in Indiana. Yeah I do believe it's rest..
"mitt romney" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Mitt Romney is siding with Democrats wanting Bolton to testify before the trial resumes today the president will unveil his Middle East peace plan with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side of the Palestinians we're not part of the talks and already reject the plan NTSB investigators will again be combing through the wreckage of the California crash of the helicopter on Sunday that killed four NBA star Kobe Bryant his daughter and seven others the pilot had been given permission to fly on the special visual flight rules because of the dense fog in the area a few minutes off did that exchange the helicopter then slammed into the hillside of a something like a hundred and eighty miles per hour as fox's Jonathan hunt in Calabasas California America's listening to fox news three W. Y. P. C. mobile news all the level on the go in the next twenty four hours cloudy and thirty to downtown line Kerr Darling here's what's trending at nine OO to an attempted robbery at a subway Monday night led it to a subway employee getting shot and killed on in these northeast side John Herrick report a subway where that happened is on north shade when their seventy fifth street and it happened around eight o'clock I am PT sergeant gray Sibley says three people went into the subway tried to rob it and ended up shooting and killing that employee it's the second time since the start of the year the northeast side subway employee was shot during a robbery she was asked of that incident had anything to do with this one for exactly what we're working to piece together right now now police are looking for three people who were wearing black clothes and black masks John here rec ninety three W. Y. B. C. mobile news you can see pictures of W. Y. B. C. dot com the woman convicted of hitting and killing three children at a bus stop in Fulton County is appealing her conviction and her sentence Alyssa shepherd was found guilty in October and sentenced to four years in prison with three years again on house arrest senator Mike Braun is listening intently to MP impeachment testimony in the Senate right now he says in spite of John Bolton's claim in his book that president trump willingly withheld aid from Ukraine house Democrats have not brought forth a strong case accepting you know what we heard last night that the case has been weak and built on kind of a circumstantial platforms Victrola Diboll makes his return to the Indiana Pacers line up tomorrow night against the Chicago Bulls tip off at seven demand is high for nurses which is attracting more men to become nurses it's a profession made up mostly of women but today at twelve percent of all nurses in the U. S. R. man a huge increase of over fifty years one of them is Tyler Heppner in the ICU nurse and I you health Methodist in Indy he tells wish TV would say to the mails out there I would say most of stereotypes are gone it's a good field to get into because you get to you get to thank you get to work hard and there's there's a lot of rewards in doing what we do experts say the flexibility of the job along with its expanding role in health care are two factors attracting more men.
"mitt romney" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Happy new year everyone. Welcome to pansy politics. We're so happy to be back together at the microphones and back with you. And hope that you had wonderful holidays today. We're going to be talking about the government shutdown about how we think the media is perhaps volving in ways that were supportive of and mitt Romney's op-ed about President Trump. And then we're going to share a fantastic, and I think highly relevant conversation with Tabitha Eisner about her run for congress. We're also going to be sharing her concession speech during what she cried. And while watching I cried, please exit price before we dive, we wanna make sure that you have planned to be at the women's March in Washington DC because the evening before we are going to be having a very special event that involves ambassador Swanee Hunt. He's been a guest on our show before. And a number of really interesting women who are working. Hard on women's leadership in Washington. We will have more details on that soon. But plan to be there. We also wanted to give you a little sneak peek of Tuesday's episode. We are so excited to be sharing our conversation with an focal of the podcast. What should I read next about building a really positive and empowering online community, and we can't wait to share that conversation with you on Tuesday. Sarah, I would like to just file the shutdown in Beth's file of wrongness because every time I believe that our elected officials are going to step up to the plate. And accomplish something I improve in incorrect, and we are now in the most pointless government shutdown of all time this morning on Instagram. I shared my new Christmas coffee mug, my mother-in-law gave me and on the side of just says people am I right. And I put on Instagram, and I said, this is my fish analysis of the government shutdown people. Am I right? I mean, what is happening? Why is there not more frigging out about this? That's sort of my main kind surpr-. Size. I'm not surprised. He's pigeon. If it over his wall, I'm not surprised. They're not budging. I'm just prizes. Not a bigger deal. It seems sort of is it because it's over the holidays. I dunno. It just seems like it hasn't been that big of a deal, which is concerning because it is a very big deal. I think it's time of year. I certainly part of it. I also think that there's an element of it being a partial shutdown, which makes the impact of it more complex to assess. I thought it was really helpful. We shared on Instagram. One of our listeners who works at the FDA shared this really concrete example of the impact of the shutdown at the FDA, but you don't get that kind of tangible impact three reading news stories about it. It's just it kind of sounds like he's being a pain about the wall. And the Democrats are saying no funding for the wall. And it just kind of sounds like nothing, right. Just the same old stuff that we've come to expect. But when you hear some of our meat inspectors are having. To work without being paid or aren't working. Then you can understand better that this is a real thing. With real consequence. Timing is definitely a part of it. The partial shutdown is part of it. I do suspect that the coverage will change and the dynamics will definitely change because as we are recording on Thursday January third. The new congress is being sworn in Nancy Pelosi is being sworn in again as the speaker of the house thought, this was really interesting. It's only the second time in history that a speaker of the house has returned to power and the way that she has. It was same Rayburn from Texas. I think it was the last the last speaker of the house that came back as speaker, and sort of triumphant return, I would say, and it changes, the dynamics of congress dramatically. The new house is passing new rules how govern the house. They're trying to change some of the way that congress people interact with lobbyists. I think there's a a far left wing of the house. That's just. That they view the way to govern completely differently. I think it's going to be a breath of fresh air was reading this morning that some of them are going to record every conversation. They have with a lobbyist and put it on the internet, which I thought was fascinating..
"mitt romney" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"And even Trump is not doing this in any in any way, other than at the most atmospheric high atmospheric rhetorical way, saying like, we've got a shutdown the press, we've got a shutdown this we've been shut down that they're not taking people's passports, etc. Anything like that? And right there you see the limit of mitt Romney's vision. But also, the I think the veracity of his tone stuff like this is just the way to kind of say nothing and seem as if you're being presidential. I want to know what mitt Romney's going to do about the goddamn budget and about the debt, you know, more than I want to know whether or not he's going to be a nice guy. He's in the Senate as a Republican. So he's probably vote for stuff that Mitch McConnell tells them to vote for. Yeah. And that's I mean, I do think like he I think he's he's being pretty clear here. Like, he doesn't. I think that's the priority. He's he's he'd sat down he did himself like a racy chart or something. Probably. And he was like here's what I can do while I'm in DC. And so let me push back on what Nick says just a little. I think you're right that we place too much emphasis on kind of the character of the president is like as being immoral leader in certain ways on the other hand, we should expect more from the president. I think than we're getting from Trump and Romney is saying these things is saying policy kind of doesn't matter right now character does because Trump's in office and the discourse in our politics right now looks the way it does enlarge part because Trump is is the central figure in it. And so plays a huge role in dominates political discourse and changes, its tone and character and has made it difficult to talk about policy. I think made it difficult for people to have those conversations in part because trauma down. Lately out of it himself, and is so I really does not. Come on. You're telling me congress. You know, what did they do about DACA? You know, he told them you've got six months come up with some fucking Bill and put it across my desk. And he basically said that he would you know, he would sign anything. And but he didn't never did. They did. There was part of what they did. There was did not. They did not put anything on ESPN has they couldn't figure out what she was gonna sign and they said, we're not gonna status something force. It force it. I mean like your act like congress, congress is more powerful than the president. You know, they did not actually create legislation. They're the ones who have to write the budgets and pass the bills let the president Fito stuff. I'm just saying like again, and again, we keep coming back to and this is I think it's it's a serious problem. That can't be addressed by you know, kind of the discussions that we're having now. But you know, it's oh, well, we don't know if the president will sign it. So let's just not offer him anything. Let's actually muscle stuff through the the the house of representatives are the. Senate that's got to finance. Mitt romney. It's good. It's a good thing for Mitt Romney to be pushing that kind of leadership rather than these anodyne gems about civility and agreeing disa- were where where in favor of of Nancy Pelosi now in charge of the house standing up to Trump and saying here sign this you should do this. And that. Certainly having her actually pass legislation and debate legislation. I agree. I mean, and she's basically making this argument that that the house that the Congress's Coequal branch and needs to stand up to the president and has not under while Republicans have been in charge of both branch. We want the world ears to rise to the mantle of the office in the words of their Omni..
"mitt romney" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"Way, he goes about his business the way he expresses himself, both privately and publicly is just all temperamentally almost exactly the opposite of Mitt Romney who either. Oh, when I was I was researching that piece I talked to a couple of people who had worked with him who knew him, and what everybody said was that he was incredibly decent sometimes very slightly distant and aloof, which again, kind of understandable, given that the guy's worth a quarter of a billion dollars in his spent most of his life kind of in elite society, but really incredibly decent and nice in that that was actually the thing that he was good at was was being like, a sort of smart clever decent nice person. And so, you know, one of the kind of sub arguments that piece I'm not sure I made it explicitly, but sort of one of the things that I came away thinking was that Mitt Romney, you know, sort of is maybe as an great when it comes to kind of as ideological policy decision making. But he is somebody who has done really well in the business world and has been kind of I think a force for good overall a force for for decency and transparency within his business within his business life. And I think he is trying to bring. Some of that sort of personality driven ideology, if that makes any sense to his I'll comes close to making sense. They'll give me that look Katherine Katherine is giving me a Peter. You've started on the wrong foot. I am striking that phrase from your piece, I feel like you're just editors look here. That's your own conscience talking. I think as Donald Trump would say, I think you're my conscience. A question will be is he a flake? That's what Trump tweeted about Romney that question is he a flake capital f- flake. He's still got it..
"mitt romney" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"Mitt Romney taking shots of the president is not new but of laid it as been in two thousand eighteen thanked the president for his -dorsements. That's January in December is use me. I guess in January one he takes shot one. Well, this is a pathetic attempt by Mitt Romney relevance. This. This is a guy who comes to Washington in his stead of trying to help this president instead of trying to help the Republican party. He wants to attack this president it really tried to undo and be the center of attention. Look he wants to talk about character. Let's talk about jealousy. Let's talk about how shallow this person is I'm sick and tired of Mitt Romney wanting Donald Trump's help on one hand groveling trying to be the secretary of state during the transition in two thousand sixteen. Let's not forget that pathetic attempt by Mitt Romney. That was president Donald trumps favorite television program, FOX and friends this morning. Talking about the bracing slap of an op Ed published in today's Washington Post by rookie Senator Mitt Romney or Senator elect to announce his arrival on Capitol Hill. Hello everyone. Happy new year to you from all of us here at the reason podcast. I am Matt Welsh joined in our editors round table by my colleagues, Nick less p Peterson Herman and Katherine mango ward. Hey, nineteen y'all. Happy new year. Heavy wednesday. I'm here to make nNcholas be grown. Remember subscribe to the podcast today and every day at apple podcast Spotify and so on right review, and so forth. So we were wondering here month or two ago. Have forget when exactly who would be the next temperamentally centrist Republican politician to win the hearts and minds of Washington's political class by pivoting to anti-trump skulduggery. And I think we might have our answer this morning. Ding, ding, ding, ding, step away SAS. Here comes mitt, Peter. You wrote a great cover story on the mid Stor back in twenty twelve called consultant in chief, which if memory serves, you talked a lot about how he kind of very carefully management consulting Lee, kind of tweaks what is acceptable in terms of selling his politics, which tends to be kind of minor tweet. On the ship of state. Meanwhile, doing it such a way that, you know, no budget ever gets a balanced in in the future and that it's kind of a cautious approach yet. This thing strikes me as kind of not particularly cautious. It was stronger than anything I expected and it included allied. We must repair our fiscal foundation. What gives say you suitor pants. Well, Mitt Romney has never been a particularly ideological guy when it comes to policy, and that's that was sort of the the meta argument of that piece, which is that he's not somebody who comes in and sort of has an idea that oh, the government should be smaller or the government should be larger even or that. Instead, he's sort of like, well, let's look for it. It's this kind of moderate, no ideology, let's look for practical solutions sort of thing. Let's tweak what we can and try and make things sort of function better, you know, basically sort of treated government, like a management consultant treats the companies that they ended up working for which makes sense given his background where he was management console. Two and then went onto to financial work with with Bain. But he he does have another kind of ideology, I think that is expressing itself more in the Trump era, and that is that is a sort of a Mormon ideology of niceness. And and like, Donald Trump really deeply trigger triggers that instinct in Mitt Romney, and and in some other people, but particularly in a guy of in in a guy like Mitt Romney who is now representing Utah. Who is now kind of taking the the mantle of the of the the decent moderate here in in Washington, the decent moderate Republican to be clear, and and like a somebody like Donald Trump just in terms of personality in terms of the.
"mitt romney" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Eventful an angry presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable and it is in this province where the incumbent shortfall has been most glaring. Very strong words. And I like I was saying at the top had always been wondering was Mitt Romney gonna come to the United States Senate and sort of put his head down and just move along with the party pursuing the policies. He's most interested in not wanting to be sort of the Trump antagonised from inside the tent or would he be a bit more like the late? John McCain or the now retiring Jeff flake or Bob corker who have throughout the first two years of the Trump presidency spoken up at times amounting to what I'm not entirely. Sure. Because this this is the sort of wrap on some of those guys that Jeff flake may stand on the Senate floor and give a speech, but he was voting with the president most of the time. And he seemed completely unable to persuade the great vast majority of. Fellow Republicans in the Senate to take on the president on various issues that he had concerned about whether was the dismantling of the democratic institutions freedom of the press all of the issues that flake spoke about before he left the Senate. Now, I don't have an answer yet on Mitt Romney. I will say I was surprised by this op, Ed I I was surprised that he wanted to make his debut as a Senator with a key indication that he does see it as his job to hold Donald Trump accountable on this character and integrity test. And how important he sees that for the US president for America's future its position in the world with its allies end, its foes. But it was not something that he campaigned on. But it, but it's how he is making his debut, and he understands that this will get all the attention and and drive of the new cycle. He's actually going to sit down with C N N's, Jake tapper later today for his first interview since publishing this op, Ed, of course, he also knew that he would get a reaction from Donald Trump. I I don't think that surprise surprise them at all. This was Trump's tweet this morning here we go with Mitt Romney. But so fast question will be is he a flake question, Mark. That's a capital F as in Jeff flake. I hope not that was Trump's tweet. He then went on to say would much prefer that mitt focus on border security, and so many other things where he can be helpful I one and he didn't he should be happy for all Republicans be a team player and win. Here we go with Mitt Romney. But so fast. So Donald Trump clearly disappointed. Romney hasn't even been sworn in as a Senator yet. And now he's got a thorn in his side from this. You know leader of the establishment Republican party as it once was back in two thousand twelve when he was the Republican presidential nominee, so two questions. Now is this going to be Mitt Romney going for Mitt Romney and his op Ed says time, and again, he's not going to respond to every tweet. He's not going to respond every statement. He does agree with a lot of the policies and appointments, but he will speak up when he feels the need, and he felt the need that in the last month in December that that President Trump was on a decline as it came to this moral, fiber, the integrity piece, the American character piece of the job. But is this something he's going to do time? And again as Mitt Romney coming to the United States Senate to be sort of the leader of a Republican resistance. To trump. I'm pretty skeptical about that. And I think he makes it clear he really doesn't want to be that..
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"It would be it's fascinating to talk with people who've truly believe in something and are willing to follow it out all the way to its logical conclusions and i'm just embarrassed for mitt romney as a man on this dude stop pulling all of your punches you could be president right now if you weren't so flaccid yeah and that's what i basically tweeted this morning is if if you would have eaten at chicken sandwich a few years ago robert jeffers wouldn't be giving a prayer this morning probably because as president you wouldn't have move the embassy to jerusalem that's probably part of it but the other part of it is you would have been able to even if you had you would have been able to choose who who got to give the opening prayer what i asked you what the difference between this and bernie sanders grilling russell vote and the difference between dianne feinstein grilling that that woman is this religion ultimate truth is anathema to a guy like bernie sanders so he's going to be against it to a guy like mitt romney religion ultimate truth claims being opposed to that is virtuous remit romney is not exactly the same as as bernie sanders there are there are similarities here in this realm but mitt romney sees the statement that he put out there as being virtuous because he's being accepting bernie sanders a guy like bernie sanders who is an avowed marxist a socialist who is an a marxist with his actions and an atheist like himself he cloaks what he really thinks about religion and ultimate truth claims in some sort of virtue i think mitt romney really believes that being syncretism pick in this manner.
"mitt romney" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Mitt romney's running for president and mitt romney vit romney gets caught on camera at a campaign fundraiser function was i think it was either palm beach boca raton somewhere in florida gets caught saying that you know forty seven i think it was forty seven percent that he said it was forty seven percent of the people are getting free stuff from the government and they're not gonna vote for us anyway so we don't really need to to address them and i'm paraphrasing to some degree but that was basically what it what it was the gist of what was said when that came out i was like a bombshell story oh my god and i said to myself and i said here on the program as well i said mitt romney has a choice he can either go out there and do the right thing or he can do the weasley thing i said it's make or break time for mitt romney as turned out it was break time dot make time mitt romney weasel doubt worst out rather than say you know what walking away from those statements there's too many people in this country that are relying on the government to take care of them in some way shape matter form republicans are about personal responsibility and empowering people and trying to get people off of welfare so they can build and create and be all that they can be and go out there and teach and inspire coach the public up because this is what's not happening this is what's not happening conservatives republicans whatever you wanna call them republican pricey choke they basically just want to hold the line we're gonna hold they hold that number at around forty seven forty eight percent will be okay yeah well when someone will lose some what do you think of that number gets the ball fifty percent gross.
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Rainbow jihad and bakers and florist et cetera he told her no don't do that don't defend the first amendment romney was the quote swallow hard and do amnesty guy back in 2014 over and over again this guy has opposed me on numerous things i care the most about why am i supposed to forget that just because he's he's he's his his family's an american gothic painting i'm not we're not we're this isn't the we're not running for family circle magazine running for political office i need to know what your political views are what's your ideology is with the core of your worldview s and then once you show me okay you get where i'm coming from then i am going to look at your personal character to see is this guy snow in me or so you could actually follow through for going to sakes eric for instruments romney's most trusted political adviser once even described him as a quote at your sketch meeting he was just taking positions to win the primary and then would shake the thing up and take new positions to try and win the general election so no i don't i don't really care from a political office standpoint the guy's a great husband and father on a lots of great husbands and fathers and their belief systems are dreadful i wouldn't want them anywhere near they don't have the wall if occasions to get things done in public office there two totally different things i don't again i don't understand why that's hard to understand and that's really basically it that's that's that's addressing that and we've talked about mitt romney since he announced he was running again but that's basically people.
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"So i did the best i could do maybe i could have done better in some other areas but if the best i could do is not good enough for you as long as you are fairly coming to the conclusion that you think i didn't do a good enough job that i'm okay with that and all except those consequences well said where do you get off criticizing mitt romney when you say he's a family man well one of the things that i don't understand is the conflicting of someone's personal life with their public life so i had people say well you back to child predator alleged by the way the nobody has been found guilty of anything i i seem iced used to remember when conservatives appreciated the rule of law now if you wanna say credibly accused well credibly accused as enough in a political court of law okay for you as a voter i'm fine with that but but when we just definitively say things about people they've not been found guilty of i i don't care what you know that person or not i'm not comfortable with that as a as a conservative and in that was in that was the most frustrating thing about this this sunday afternoon that that uh that that you are tweeting and all these saw these mitt romney cultists were were tweeting you back it seemed like when they are bringing up roy more they were stating definitively this this case in its we've never said it was anything other than a credible those allegations were anything other than credible but that was the most that was the most frustrating thing seeing all these people just because you you criticised mitt romney now you're committed and now now you can't have an opinion on him because you supported a definitely a queue definitely a child predator that was that was the most frustrating part and it it will be that thing is going to go on ad infinitum until both ruined more and mitt romney your way out of the political scene and no i did not rescind my support of roy because i knew how that would play in the media that would be used to bury him before eight a chance to make his defence instead i said.
"mitt romney" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"I did that he's jumping in i think he'd be really good for the country we need people like mitt romney and there are a lot of there are a lot of really good conservatives out there that have been holding their fire they haven't been as negative towards donald trump is say me and people like myself mike schmidt uh uh steve schmidt i mean and several others and mitt romney is actually a great a a great focus for them a great hope for them that somebody will come in and be a traditional conservative right richard brooke highs eroded wrote a great national review column saying conservatism is dead sepak one invite mitt romney but he's inviting members now of the national front this is it conservatism in washing just in washington dc conservatism in washington dc is dead richard brooke highs right you need to read that if you get a chance fear conservative in the national review mitt romney though his an opening and he's an opportunity to return as he said in his is is speech to the conservatism that was the conservatism when i was here which is a conservatism of balanced budgets of of less that of of opening your arms the legal immigrants across the world of embracing free trade basically of looking forward and sinn where the united states of america we are strong we don't half to to crouch being a crowd see position we can fling open our arms to the world and we can beat anybody on any given day they'll that's basically his message right now and it's a message that a lot of conservatives are going to be excited about the push for gun safety laws may beginning an important boost from the white house where president trump is said to be open to your bipartisan legislation to shore up the nation's background check system the white house is referring to a bail internist by democratic senator chris murphy and republican senator john cornyn the senators crafted the bell after another shooter killed dozens of people in a rural texas church last november.
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Much over on a certainly don't think this one is over perhaps we should bring on our friend richard l'innocent again to talk about this the mit atmospheric physicist who who would i think contradict mitt romney on that point but mitt romney again is taking this political highbrow elite position don't we know what's best listen listen we know what's best for you come on you silly little rubes i've read the science papers and even that isn't true romney's governor supported higher taxes on suvs and taxing developers for cutting down trees in the suburbs he supported expanding the soda can tax the bottle bills you know you have to pay more money whenever you by seventeen thousand cases of la at the supermarket as one does he appointed prominent environmentalists to regulate industry he put limits on oil and gas drilling he subsidised hybrid it'd be cars the which no republican should ever drive the only hybrid of republicans should drive is a lamborghini that burns motor oil and gasoline refused to offer tax relief on a gasoline tax during those skyhigh gas prices of two as in six is lieutenant governor wanted some tax relief for people you remember how high taxes were or how i gas prices were back down and he said no no we can't do it we need to teach people a lesson about conserving energy a more out of touch elite position one cannot imagine he supported cap and trade cabin taxes governor though he flipped on this when he ran for president again he provided no sufficient explanation as to why he flipped on this when he was governor he opposed the bush tax cuts for some reason i was one of the best aspects of the bush administration every conservatives on board for it he opposed it uh i don't know why and of course as governor mitt romney invented obamacare he invented the prototype of obamacare he installed in his state and then he lobbied the federal government for an expansion of medicare a federal federal entitlement program the sort of which is responsible for driving all of the debt quite a record quite a record in office for mitt romney.
"mitt romney" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"I ask for your support and your hopes and look forward to meeting you over the coming year it i'm mitt romney from the 1990s running for our state i love always has our state about own it comes to utah that's very cute he's lived in utah for five seconds now you just keep moving to wherever he is going to run from so i guess i guess he went to college in utah and then he went you know he lived all his life massachusetts worked there bain capital was governor of massachusetts then when he wanted to run for president in 2012 again for the second time he moved to new hampshire they started living in new hampshire then and now the eu wants to run for senate from utah is going to move to utah and talk about our utah values you you've been there for three seconds the the other aspect of this is like the clearly the advice that his political advisers gave him was meant the trouble with the 2012 race is you weren't plastic enough you weren't robotic enough of it wasn't a preen preening and a pristine commercial enough to to get you a over the finish line in 2012 he's learned all of the wrong lessons clearly and that's just on the design front i mean this doesn't work in 2018 this is something that donald trump showed us the way that the media works now is not traditional we've moved into new media platforms have moved into social media and we'll people like his authenticity we've seen a lowering of all of these things even from our movie stores are are you know movie stores now we see them on instagram used to be that you would never see them and until you were at the movies now they go they make a psa is and they tweet and they go on instagram it's much closer it's much more personal and that's how donald trump was able to connect directly the american people it still how he connects to the american people and cut through the mainstream media because his twitter account as a much wider reached the new york times could ever hope to have at mitt romney didn't learn that lesson he's running campaign ads from the early 2000s you you have to keep up this is what happens when politics becomes corporate and becomes a bit ossified is you can't hit you were.