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"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

05:29 min | 8 months ago

"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

"R. N. thirty thirty if you shot fish in a barrel. Or trump boats on the lake. Congrats you'll see overworked. WHOA. Of the week dive of the Notebook Dump David. And I up, I wanNA, talk to you about this Labor Day has come and gone, which means it's time for our kids to go back to school. Except, they're not our little snooker or snuka misses I. Guess is the plural. are going to be engaging in remote learning. Which means they're home with us. Member in the springtime when the started and you and I were like the dad in Swiss Family Robinson, you know stuck on a desert island. Uh schooling. L., it'll dad have a crack at that. We can do this just fine. How did that go? And now we're staring at this future where it's like Oh, wait. That's not like a fun week or two weeks at. You'll remember forever that's now until. Infinity. Like there's there's there's no obvious into this. Yeah, I it's. It really is sort of. Hitting home for the first time now intended you know, I'm lucky I've ever tiny baby who's wouldn't be in school otherwise although you know. We. Are Starting to wonder whether lack of like daycare socialization is GonNa be a long term issue for this whole generation of kids. But and we have an eleven year old who you know is you can have a conversation with him. I don't really know what the learning situations going to be compared to what it would have been in school but. He's old enough to fully understand what's going on but that. It seems like all of our personal situations are in some ways. It's easy for us to wrap our mind around what's going on right. Here's the thing we have to do to get through the next month or six months or year whatever I mean we've been managing for a long time and will continue to manage but all of the systems I mean some schools are going back and you know. Having all the kids back in school and there's a practical element to that. But that's obviously going to end in catastrophe it but it seems like all the schools that are going back halfway and I I mean, you know New York City's doing that you know Princeton new, Jersey where I live looks like they're headed in that direction after the first couple of months a lot of places California. Listen. There's a lot of people trying really hard to find to find good solutions to what's going on but it I can't help. But think that everybody I mean everything every solution feels like a band aid or everything is a half measure where the sole purpose is direct. It's more directed towards the perception of normalcy than actually educating kids right and. I just can't like we're going to get through a lot of people have a lot harder than you and I do I mean there's dish very. Put at the top of the segment we are privileged there so so lucky. But Lake. Talking about socializing the baby I mean like we're just GONNA have. When we're GonNa, we have a whole generation of kids that are just going to miss two years of school you know. Like we look back and laugh, you can laugh about how go like everything we learned in whatever ninth graders eighth grade was worthless or whatever but like. It wasn't worthless. Now worthless and we have kids who were just missing it and like no one I mean the president's out there acting like. Like it's someone else joining trick him into trick everybody in the closing schools. Like. This is a I mean we man I hate him ranting here but like Everyone has lost a year minimum everyone I mean we're talking about grocery stores and movie theaters and restaurants struggling. Now we're talking about colleges a lot and that's all good and well, that's that's important and but there's this perception presumption the kid the little kids are going to be. Okay. And? It's a catastrophe I mean it's a it is a like kids are missing a year or more of school. Some parents are missing year more work. It's a it's a fucking catastrophe and the president or somebody should be saying that out. Loud right. This is a natural disaster I mean it's a side product of another real natural disaster but this is like this is serious. This is a serious issue for people besides us right I mean you and I, can say you and I and also talking but you I mean like this. Day Ryan. You and I were like were like goody two shoes relatively speaking when we are in school right Yes yes we were nerds now. Yeah. Neurons Chris I'm sure I'm sure you are too far away. Everyone who's listening to this just stop for his and think about how much suggested reading you did over summer vacation growing up. Right. If. You're not saying none your in the tiniest of tiny minorities the I get possibly. Widow out of this of listeners of this show, right? And Think about how much hope tutors ever did you if you had tutors probably not a lot right? We have a generation of kids losing a year over a year of education and they're supposed to make it up with the same tools that we have that suggested you read like six chapters of red badge of courage a week or whatever over summer vacation it's it's like it's so ridiculous and it's and what it adds up to I. It's a small points thing but what it adds up to is a real real problem and everyone's just like it's like A. Like a logistical issue, it's not I mean.

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"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:50 min | 8 months ago

"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

"You must think we're all suckers and the amazing thing to me is how little respect he has for the intelligence of his own supporters. It was just like a bad cage 'cause it's like Buddha judge came in with a list of ten lines he wanted to get on and John, Scott would say somebody that we'll be go to number three on the list John Sky came prepared with one line that was the problem Yeah I, mean listen the. The sound that you hear is you know conservative media butting its head against the wall. It's it's it's really hard to make this case right? I, mean the idea that. Listen. There's always going to be really really bad faith reporting right I stumbled upon a piece last night. From the federalist where did you I'm sorry I'm bringing this on you. Terri. Lee what was. The headline is Atlanta editor concede central claim of trump he trump hit could be wrong. And then. I think that headline may have changed I thought it was more do more demonstrative yesterday but but you know who cares and or maybe just are re retweeted in a different way and it just says it repeats that in a very vague way, right? That's the reportage, and then all it does is just embed a youtube video of the entire segment of Goldberg on. CNN where someone's just like what do say to this reporting? John Bolton's book that's not the same as yours and he's like well, I got. That's I'm sure that's all true. My I I have more I have additional information. And and And they just kind of very obliquely say, well, that goes against the entire premise of the peace right? I mean and it's these sort of. These sort of. Fake. Gotcha they the people think you know? Defenders of trumping. That gets them out of trouble or you know it's just it's such nonsense. You know I don't know what the I mean I. I can only assume what would lead them to go to interview with someone like Boo judge with a set of talking points trying to think I mean imaginary talking points saying that the president it doesn't they know that and people to judge did you know a stand up job of? The making the case for you know reality and logic speaking teeing up the Democrats over the weekend Joe Biden responded in a speech speaking about his son Beau serve in the Army I'll tell you something Biden, said, my bow wasn't a loser or a sucker. He didn't serve with losers and suckers served with heroes. If that's how you talk about our veterans, you have no business being president of the United States of America period The Biden campaign also launched an ad campaign featuring some of the quotes from Goldberg's article now. I'm not trying to be the federalist surrogate here. David I. Don't doubt any bit of Goldberg's reporting. But I did rear up a bit the first time. I, read the article at the Oliver Stone's script quality to some of the dialogue. Even, by Trumpian standards, it is pretty wild. You know there's it. It feels like something trump would actually say and something that a fiction writer would imagine trump would say at the same time when I know those two categories have just completely collapsed. Then, I heard the president on Monday. The military is in love with made the soldiers are the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else they happy. Now, movie fans will recognize that is literally the beginning of Oliver Stone's JFK. So. Yeah. The dialogue all checks out. Never. Mind never mind fact checking is is complete. I mean, this is I guess a small point in this grand in the grand scheme of this, just entirely in defense that trump's launching but the fact that he says. Oh I'm doing this because what the military industrial or this happening is the military industrial complex is is mad at me, and then out of the the other side of his mouth is talking about how he's funded the military to a degree it's never been funded before is like I mean I guess if you really want to separate those two things out if you really want to believe that those things can go can coexist. That's that's fine. But there's a lot of I think what I just come back to over and over again in this whole issue is just if to be. Like I understand the motivation of being like a pro-trump. shouder on twitter right that you're just out there trying to kind of troll and like derail conversations and just sort of win. You know just kind of owned the libs with whatever you're talking points are I don't know it's hard for me to imagine that anybody except for that, those twitter trolls is on trump's side. Now this or even believes him for a second right and it could be a world we might be living in a world where. There are millions like every trump voter is functionally a twitter troll. Now I don't know but it, but it is very odd. It's just very odd to try to think of WHO's. Backing President on this. Yeah. I'm sure a another article in the Federal School clear all this up our David Tarver the over word twitter joke of the week where we celebrate a gag that was so obvious that all of media twitter made it at exactly the same time send your nominees to at the press box pod where they are always gratefully received news from the streaming World David The actor Hugo weaving will not appear in Amazon's coming Lord of the Rings series. Absolutely, no weaving tells variety to be honest. I think everyone had more than enough of it. It was an overall twitter joke to write bored of the Rings. Thanks to Bacon in jungle elsewhere in entertainment Robert Pattinson who is currently playing Batman has tested positive for covid nineteen. Now, the easy move here, David would say wait he was wearing a math. But it was a better overwork twitter Joe Right, while this whole thing is kind of come full circle for bats. Thanks to Tim Class and OBI Wan Jacoby. And finally, David Trump both parades were back on Labor Day weekend all across the country, a Lake Travis down there near Austin five trump boats sunk because of the waves produced by other boats. Thank goodness. No injuries reported accord NPR which means we can do the jokes and there were so many of them. This. You GotTa do the trump voice I like boaters who don't sink okay. It was just old boats and most of them had preexisting conditions. No. Another one Poseidon. Lord of the seas welcome to the resistance. Concepcion and finally calling the boat parade dumb Kirk. Dumb Kirk. Thanks to Leah Janet's Sock Side Sports Mike Show staying six feet away D..

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"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:49 min | 8 months ago

"molly ball" Discussed on Channel 33

"People who are around the trump administration say they weren't they they're not aware that that happened right individual people are saying I don't know that happen and just being trumpeted this. Now this has been debunked twelve times or whatever. Because we found twelve people that don't have anything to say about the story rate they weren't there. Bryan, were you there did you hear this happened? Okay. Now it's thirteen times debunked okay I mean that's Ending there at that moment. So, and the people aren't even making the case that they know for sure right. But but this goes in the debunked column. So this is again does that fall into the media conversation that we're having or the kangaroo court I guess it's more sort of the latter, but it's media figures having the form so you. It's it's really hard to know. Yet where the terms of debate, even our I don't believe the public has an aversion to anonymous sources that exists outside of like politics I. Really don't know a we every single Adam Schefter and Adrian Watson rouse give were like you know what I would love that valuable piece of NFL news. But I'm sorry I'm going to have to object because it contains only anonymous sources. No no one has ever said that no in the history of sports no one cares right they care because trump weaponize anonymous sources and trump says you know ha here's why it's fake news. Here's why you can't trust the media because there are no names in the store. and to some extent that's intuitive. Right I mean you understand why ineffective argument because there are. People out there making partisan cases on the record. All the time. So why not do it author record where it's even easier, right? It's a little bit. I, mean. Obviously some of those people are you know have I experienced that firsthand they'd be looking in the mirror when they assume such things about other people but yeah, trump absolutely weaponized it and it's Sort of ridiculous. I mean I I don't know that it I. Guess the hardest thing for me to wrap my mind around is how seriously Trump takes it how seriously his defenders take it to go back to the point I made nobody who's counting the number of the bunking 's on Fox News. Actually. Believe is what they're saying. They don't know they don't believe that's debunking right so but do they believe I mean? So where do so where does so where does where does the ridiculousness begin right? I mean does anyone actually believe? That Jeffrey Goldberg is just running a partisan hit piece because the WHO who, who's funding this. BECAU- because Steve Jobs widow is funding the Atlantic and she's out there. Yeah. I mean, just the conspiracy I mean obviously, you understand why the conspiracy there is out there kind of like farming for re tweets or whatever. But like I don't like this is like so much else in the past four years I don't know. To what extent anyone believes anything that's out there and I don't know to what extent even matters. There's another factor to consider when we comes to anonymous sources. This is Fox News Jennifer Griffin, another reporter who confirmed parts of the original Atlantic article talking to Neil Cavuto not every blind of the Atlantic article. What did I confirm but I would say that most of the the descriptions and the quotes in that Atlantic Article I did find people who were able to confirm And and so you know I feel very confident in my reporting of course, you know it's always better when people come on camera but you can see how people get destroyed when they get crosswise with the president and on and they come out and so people are reluctant. They've seen the the way, the the language that used to describe people and the way you know. Twitter has been weaponized against them in other words. The reason there are a lot of anonymous sources is trump. Because, if you put your name to the accusation. Trump will try to destroy. So it's like trump is complaining about something that he is the cause of right. Oh. That's not the only time. We've seen that kind of in effect this week, but but But yeah. He's absolutely causing it I. Mean it's a very common refrain on the sort of pro-trump conspiracy theorists, dark lines of the Internet that like anything they want to believe that the answer for. Almost, any theory is like well, no one can come forward because their lives would be ruined by Joe, Biden and the and the DC establishment. But I mean, trump is the one that's actually interested in ruining lives anytime. This sort of thing occurs and indeed trump tweeted Jennifer Griffin of Fox News should be fired for this kind of reporting. Jennifer Griffin just just doing very normal reporting As you referenced an as a CNN's Oliver Darcy has pointed out Fox had this sort of battle going on on their television screens and on their homepage all weekend where they had their own reporter having confirmed parts of the story. Right? Essentially say, Hey, would you read in the Atlantic is truly as far as they know With the president's denials chirons, fake news and stuff like that. This is a particularly good example. Here's John Scott Fox anchor trying his best to be the voice of skepticism with Pete Buddha judge I've current and former members of the White House staff though who who, say they were with the president that day and nothing of the kind ever happened. I'm talking about Sarah. Actually. Heard like that. They haven't said. They just said you know. Again multiple sources confirmed us, multiple news organizations confirm this. But if you don't have that, believe your own eyes because this president has been disrespecting the military from the day that he let some sucker in his you. Go in his place to serve in Vietnam is even want. Let let me read the quotes from Sarah Huckabee Sanders she was the president's Press spokesperson at the time she says, I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion. This never happened I've sat in the room when our president called family members after their sons were killed in action and it was heart wrenching, Hogan, Gidley. Also, part of the White House communications team says I was there. I was there in Paris and the president never said those things and I could go on. There are few other White House staffers who say Similar kinds of things. But you know it just comes down to a he said, she said Democrats seem to be seizing upon this and Republicans. Thinks that she's A. Girl. I mean, look the president today why on twitter about never calling John, McCain a loser. Now he's asking us to believe that he's lying about that today because we can check and see it but he's not lying about the other stuff..

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"molly ball" Discussed on It's All Political

It's All Political

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"molly ball" Discussed on It's All Political

"You could ever see that happening to her. You know it's interesting. She has had primary challenges over the years in in the critique, normally has been from the left because of the nature of the district. Right going back to our when she first got into leadership, there been protesters camped out on on her yard in Pacific Heights accusing her being a corporate sellout in all kinds of other things I think she probably believes that she is closer to the mainstream ideologically of of that district than many of her challengers, even though San Francisco. has this rep reputation as such a left-wing progressive bastion. But. She has a she has never had couple getting reelected of people. Do seem to feel like she represents them well, and I think probably the fact that she was the speaker in has such a high profile. Makes it harder for a challenger to to get traction. Because then you have the additional argument of if you get rid of her or not only are you. Getting rid of single member of Congress, but also the clout that accrues to that powerful position so I I'm not a political strategist. I'm not giving advice to anyone who wants to oust. Nancy Pelosi but it does seem like she has. Kept a tight grip on the district by being in touch with what people are one. And finally, what is her legacy? What What will we remember Nancy? Pelosi has of course is the first female speaker of the House would be on that would. Would we remember her as what? Would she leave us with I? Do think that her being the first phone speaker is really important. She's still the only woman to lead a party in the congress in that took a lot of doing and had to fight pretty hard for that. She would like her legacy to be the affordable care act ambassador. This question that's she says she And it's hard to deny that that's important. This is some form of universal healthcare program with something that democratic presidents tried and failed to achieve for better part of one hundred years, and she was an integral part of a finally getting done. Know She's now part of these multi trillion dollar Economic Relief Act choose part of a arguably rescuing the American economy once before during the financial crisis. She's had a hand in all kinds of other allegation I think she also has been a big part of shaping the Democratic Party in assertive pivotal moment in its existence as it has been. Transitioning from the sort of Democratic Party that her father was a part of the sort of urban machine. Democrats that she grew out and into a Democratic Party that looks more like Nancy. Pelosi more sort of coastal elites if you will. So I think all of those things. Are a part of her legacy and. History has yet to be Britain. If the last thing I'd say, is that Her? Effectiveness is a big part of it, too. I'm not a historian or a political scientist, but the people who are studied these things say that. Whatever metric you WANNA use. She's one of the most effective and successful seekers. In modern times, potentially going all the way back to Sam Rayburn in the fifties. WHO's sort of a giant of of this world? So I think she'll be remembered as an unusually effective congressional leader at a time when there was not a huge amount of effective congressional leadership to be out. Molly Ball. Thank you so much. The book is called Pelosi. Available.

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Nancy Pelosi Is Trying to Save America's Economy—Again

Weekend Edition Sunday

06:04 min | 1 year ago

Nancy Pelosi Is Trying to Save America's Economy—Again

"As the chairman of the fed said to me you've got to think big you've got to think yeah and I said the same thing to him you've got to think big and in order to think big that's house speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday on what the next coronavirus relief package will look like and there will be a lot of negotiation in the coming days over just how big I'm joined now by Molly ball she's time magazine's national political correspondent and the author of a new book called simply pelo see Molly ball good morning good morning thanks for having me up when policy says that think big she's thinking another trillion dollars on top of the nearly three trillion Congress has already moved up where do negotiations stand at the moment are they haven't really gotten under way hi there's been at this point sort of a stand off with you know the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell making some comments about not wanting to do anything for me or at least not wanting to rush it and then as you alluded to there's also this site is stand off about whether Congress should even come back into session with the Senate deciding it well in the house deciding it won't as so I don't think that they can go she Asians have have really gotten under way I think you see the two sides staking out publicly we're there with the positions I'd like to go she Asians to start from how bruising with the fight B. within her party if the next package doesn't include things remembers one like money for election security and broadband access so far we have seen the fight mostly between the two parties there were only a very few votes against the last package from both the Democrats and the Republicans I and I think that the democratic caucus in the house has a lot of faith in speaker Pelosi and her negotiating abilities meaning that they know she's a very tough negotiator and they mostly believe that she is going to sort of scratch and claw for the very maximum she feels she can get she is a master of maximizing her leverage so when she comes to the caucus and says this is the best I could do this is as far as I could push them I they mostly take her at her work well let's talk about that because you've just written a portrait of Nancy Pelosi and you you know show a woman who is exceedingly good at negotiating with her caucus and very much in control of what's the point you make is that the fight over the affordable Care Act was the defining moment of her legislative career do you think this moment with the pandemic battering the country and trillions of dollars heading out the door may push the ACA out of that top spot I tend to doubt it honestly just because whatever's being done now is fundamentally a response in a relief effort we don't see big policies being enacted that will change society for decades to come and that's how she views the affordable Care Act as the linchpin of her legacy it is very much the way she wants to be remembered is for her pivotal role in enacting you know it's close to universal access to healthcare as we have gotten in the life of this country and that's a goal that Democrats and been trying and failing to get to for the better part of a century so is someone who really sees her lodestar as improving the lives of America's children that's what she always says her work is focused towards and I think she believes that that that bill did more to advance that goal than any other policy she's played a pardon I over her thirty year career there's a dynamic in the house that seems similar to the one that come with experience on the Republican side there was the freedom caucus tea parties who shouted the loudest even though there were more middle of the road Republicans pelo see has the squad to some members who are very far to the left and they get a disproportionate amount of attention is she doing any better in terms of corralling the far left in her party I think she quite obviously is as witnessed by the fact that the house is not come to a standstill on her watch we did see the freedom caucus symbol and before the tea party caucus paralyze the house when Republicans controlled it and the Republican speakers on able to maneuver around them or get them back into the tent the so called squad is for members that is not a very large portion of the Democrats majority and died and and so you know and I think it helps that speaker Pelosi herself comes from if not the far left wing certainly the progressive wing of the party she's a member of the congressional progressive caucus which constitutes the majority of Democrats in the house and so she can go to the most of the liberals and say I'm coming from where you're coming from but we have to meet our our colleagues both the moderates in the democratic caucus and the Republicans on the other side of the aisle we've got to move in their direction if we want to get anything done and since she is always oriented toward results oriented toward getting things done that is always the argument she's going to make it just finally you know she is the most powerful woman ever in American politics why has it taken so long for her to get as you say her do I think there's a lot of larger sort of socio cultural factors that have gone into ice I spend a lot of the book talking about their perceptions of her the negative perceptions of her the way her image has been shaped and molded and I really think that as a culture for a lot of reasons we've only recently come around to appreciating the sort of determined aggressive polarizing figure that she represents she really is a pioneer but for a long time the sort of negative image of her prevailed and I think that she's coming in for reconsideration at this moment in history when we are seeing an unprecedented wave of women's political activism the search turned around and said oh she was here the whole time she was here before we

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Nancy Pelosi's Legacy: Most Powerful Woman in Congress

Weekend Edition Sunday

06:04 min | 1 year ago

Nancy Pelosi's Legacy: Most Powerful Woman in Congress

"As the chairman of the fed said to me you've got to think big you've got to think big and I said the same thing to him you've got to think big and in order to think big that's house speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday on what the next coronavirus relief package will look like and there will be a lot of negotiation in the coming days over just how big I'm joined now by Molly ball she's time magazine's national political correspondent and the author of a new book called simply pelo see Molly ball good morning good morning thanks for having me up when pelo see says that think big she's thinking another trillion dollars on top of the nearly three trillion Congress has already moved up where do negotiations stand at the moment are they haven't really gotten under way hi there's been at this point sort of a stand off with you know the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell making some comments about not wanting to do anything for me or at least not wanting to rush it and then as you alluded to there's also this is stand off about whether Congress should even come back into session with the Senate deciding it well in the house deciding it won't so I don't think that they negotiations have have really gotten under way I think you see the two sides staking out publicly we're there with the position said like that initiations to start from how bruising with the fight B. within her party if the next package doesn't include things remembers one like money for election security and broadband access so far we have seen the fight mostly between the two parties there were only a very few votes against the last package from both the Democrats and the Republicans I and I think that the democratic caucus in the house has a lot of faith in speaker Pelosi and her negotiating abilities meaning that they know she's a very tough negotiator and date mostly believe that she is going to sort of scratch and claw for the very maximum she feels she can get she is a master of maximizing her leverage so when she comes to the caucus and says this is the best I could do this is as far as I could push them are they mostly take her at her work well let's talk about that because you've just written a portrait of Nancy Pelosi and you you know show a woman who is exceedingly good at negotiating with her caucus and very much in control of what's the point you make is that the fight over the affordable Care Act was the defining moment of her legislative career do you think this moment with the pandemic battering the country and trillions of dollars heading out the door may push the ACA out of that top spot I tend to doubt it honestly just because whatever's being done now is fundamentally a response in a relief effort we don't see big policies being enacted that will change society for decades to come and that's how she views the affordable Care Act as the linchpin of her legacy it is very much the way she wants to be remembered is for her pivotal role in enacting a you know it's close to universal access to healthcare as we have gotten in the life of this country and that's a goal that Democrats and been trying and failing to get to for the better part of a century so is someone who really sees her lode star as improving the lives of America's children that's what she always says her work is focused towards and I think she believes that that that bill did more to advance that goal than any other policy she's played a pardon I over her thirty year career there's a dynamic in the house that seems similar to the one that was experience on the Republican side there was the freedom caucus tea parties who shouted the loudest even though they were more middle of the road Republicans pelo see has the squad to some members who are very far to the left and they get a disproportionate amount of attention is she doing any better in terms of corralling the far left in her party I think she quite obviously is as witnessed by the fact that the house is not come to a standstill on her watch we did see the freedom caucus double and before the tea party caucus paralyze the house when Republicans controlled it and the Republican speakers unable to maneuver around them or get them back into the tent the so called squad is for members that is not a very large portion of the Democrats majority and died and and so you know and I think it helps that speaker Pelosi herself comes from if not the far left wing certainly the progressive wing of the party she's a member of the congressional progressive caucus which constitutes the majority of Democrats in the house and so she can go to the most of the liberals and say I'm coming from where you're coming from but we have to meet our our colleagues both the moderates in the democratic caucus in the Republicans on the other side of the aisle we've got to move in their direction if we want to get anything done and since she is always oriented toward results oriented toward getting things done that is always the argument she's going to make but just finally you know she is the most powerful woman ever in American politics why has it taken so long for her to get as you say her do I think there's a lot of larger sort of socio cultural factors that have gone into ice I spend a lot of the book talking about the perceptions of her the negative perceptions of her the way her image has been shaped and molded and I really think that as a culture for a lot of reasons we've only recently come around to appreciating the sort of determined aggressive polarizing figure that she represents she really is a pioneer but for a long time the sort of negative image of her prevailed and I think that she's coming in for reconsideration at this moment in history when we are seeing an unprecedented wave of women's political activism they've sort of turned around and said oh she was here the whole time she was here before we

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"molly ball" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

06:42 min | 1 year ago

"molly ball" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

"Hello from Washington SORTA It is it is inside the beltway but outs but across the river. I'm Chuck Todd. And this is the chuck todd gas few updates from the pandemic as the. Us debt full has now surpassed the Vietnam War death toll for the United States. The country is bracing itself for a second way and for news of the economy today. The Commerce Department announced that the overall size of the economy. The gross domestic product shrank at a rate of nearly five percent in the first quarter of this year. January through March sharpest decline since the great recession. And keep in mind. That drop is essentially three weeks in March. It's really not January February. It is three weeks at March. Which makes that more honestly catastrophic in speaking of last night we got some twenty twenty news. Michigan Congressman. Justin Marshall was the lone House Republican back president. Trump's impeachment boy left. The party has announced. Exploratory bid for the Libertarian nomination for president does his candidacy matter and if it does does it hurt. Biden or trump. I'll be joined by a michigander to talk about this and other topics forty-eight longtime journalist he's not president of a Detroit pr firm called Truscott Rosman and then. There's Megan masterly. She's a reporter about independence than on this podcast. Before just some great stories about how local leaders they have responded to the covert nineteen situation and of course the issue of Las Vegas. I think going forward is going to be one worth tracking for some time and then later in the show. I'll talk to time national political correspondent Molly Ball to discuss her new book. That's out may simply titled Pelosi. I think I have an idea what it's about but I would start with Ron. Megan welcome to both of you. Good to virtually talk about the view. I want to just start with sort of where what you guys see locally because I think you're you're both in two very runs and run your where you in Michigan. Where are you outside of Detroit and Troy Troy? Are you in Wayne County or outside of when county in Megan where you are you in in Henderson and Clark Right Vegas? Yeah I'm I'm in Cali Las Vegas that I technically live in unincorporated Clark County. Many of do in the area we call Las Vegas. So what's life like in the for you right now? Mega it's I mean it's it's really eerie. I you know not leaving my house much these days so I know. Take my car on on drives to to keep the battery alive and I drove down the Las Vegas Strip a couple of weeks ago when it's an eerie sight. This is the time of year when the people would be out in full force with a minnow. Spring break revelry end. That is not the case. It's Syria had never seen the strips on the Las Vegas Strip so deserted and obviously not only is that disappointing for all the folks who would like to come here in vacation here but our entire economy is built on tourism and the gaming industry. It's been an astronomical hit to a lot of people here in filing employment. Obviously we've seen it all across the country but when you know. These people aren't allowed to work from home. There's no way to be a bartender or a server at a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip from home. Those people have really been hit hardest. So it's it's a really eerie feeling. I think here you're able to interact much with with people. Have dinner with people that have been unable to go to their jobs. I was morale because I'll just be honest. I don't know how that comes back soon. You three years okay. It's getting Vada through through the next three years I think is going to be one of the great challenges. Exactly I mean. That's that's something that a lot of people are thinking about right now. We think about what happened during the recession. Right and how hard Las Vegas particularly was hit being the heart of the foreclosure crisis You know during the recession casinos were still operating right. Now they are shuttered their doors are boarded up. You know you can't get in their locks on the doors on it's a it's a totally different situation. Much worse than that. I know a lot of people. A lot of workers that the concern is okay. Even when things are allowed to reopen even when the casinos are allowed to reopen. And that's always social distancing in probably temperature checks and lots of different things Even if that happens are people going to want to come to Las Vegas one. Are they going to feel safe enough to come to Las Vegas? Casinos are hard at work putting together plans so people will both look comfortable visiting but then we noticed how hard the economy in our country like you mentioned is being head or people want to come and damnable Their income on a Las Vegas when there are so many other pressing needs right now. A lot of people are just going to be focused on getting back on their feet and if they've lost their job looking for a new job or hopefully getting that job back once their businesses open coming. Las Vegas isn't necessarily going to be on the forefront of a lot of people's minds every recession Michigan feels painfully brought. Right I feel like in your lifetime. Titular But this is one of those times where. Michigan isn't going to be the worst place Nevada's going to be the place they're going to be the hardest hit. I think of any state in the country. And it's not as if Michigan isn't GonNa get hit hard to tell me what life is like for you think you've got the economic. Just write a manufacturing sectors. Be One of the first comes back and and the service sector the entertainment sector is going to be one of the last life here is You know for me just personally being lucky enough to still be working and being able to to live at home comfortably I just miss talking with strangers realize how much I loved talking with strangers until I couldn't but look at you like talking to strangers more than you do people you know exactly how much talk to a stranger then. Most people WANNA but Detroit as my hometown as you know when I lived in Washington I always saw Detroit as the epitome of the two Americas. And you really seeing that playing out here. Where if you live in a middle class or fluent neighborhood neighborhood with any privilege Agai do. We're all shuttered in We're having our groceries shipped in or picking them up at the curb We're getting our toilet paper delivered to us. We're able to stay in the house except for when we go to walks in a nice neighborhood. Things are Erie. There's hardly any cars.

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

06:42 min | 1 year ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

"Hello from Washington SORTA It is it is inside the beltway but outs but across the river. I'm Chuck Todd. And this is the chuck todd gas few updates from the pandemic as the. Us debt full has now surpassed the Vietnam War death toll for the United States. The country is bracing itself for a second way and for news of the economy today. The Commerce Department announced that the overall size of the economy. The gross domestic product shrank at a rate of nearly five percent in the first quarter of this year. January through March sharpest decline since the great recession. And keep in mind. That drop is essentially three weeks in March. It's really not January February. It is three weeks at March. Which makes that more honestly catastrophic in speaking of last night we got some twenty twenty news. Michigan Congressman. Justin Marshall was the lone House Republican back president. Trump's impeachment boy left. The party has announced. Exploratory bid for the Libertarian nomination for president does his candidacy matter and if it does does it hurt. Biden or trump. I'll be joined by a michigander to talk about this and other topics forty-eight longtime journalist he's not president of a Detroit pr firm called Truscott Rosman and then. There's Megan masterly. She's a reporter about independence than on this podcast. Before just some great stories about how local leaders they have responded to the covert nineteen situation and of course the issue of Las Vegas. I think going forward is going to be one worth tracking for some time and then later in the show. I'll talk to time national political correspondent Molly Ball to discuss her new book. That's out may simply titled Pelosi. I think I have an idea what it's about but I would start with Ron. Megan welcome to both of you. Good to virtually talk about the view. I want to just start with sort of where what you guys see locally because I think you're you're both in two very runs and run your where you in Michigan. Where are you outside of Detroit Troy are you in Wayne County or outside of when county in Megan where you are you in in Henderson and Clark Right Vegas. Yeah. I'm I'm in Cali Las Vegas that I technically live in unincorporated Clark County. Many of do in the area we call Las Vegas. So what's life like in the for you right now? Mega it's I mean it's it's really eerie. I you know not leaving my house much these days so I know. Take my car on on drives to to keep the battery alive and I drove down the Las Vegas Strip a couple of weeks ago when it's an eerie sight. This is the time of year when the people would be out in full force with me. No Spring break revelry end. That is not the case. It's Syria had never seen the strips on the Las Vegas Strip so deserted and obviously not only is that disappointing for all the folks who would like to come here in vacation here but our entire economy is built on tourism and the gaming industry. It's been an astronomical hit to a lot of people here in filing employment. Obviously we've seen it all across the country but when you know. These people aren't allowed to work from home. There's no way to be a bartender or a server at a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip from home. Those people have really been hit hardest. So it's it's a really eerie feeling. I think here you're able to interact much with with people. Have dinner with people that have been unable to go to their jobs. I was morale because I'll just be honest. I don't know how that comes back soon. You three years okay. It's getting Vada through through the next three years I think is going to be one of the great challenges. Exactly I mean. That's that's something that a lot of people are thinking about right now. We think about what happened during the recession. Right and how hard Las Vegas particularly was hit being the heart of the foreclosure crisis You know during the recession casinos were still operating right. Now they are shuttered their doors are boarded up. You know you can't get in their locks on the doors on it's a it's a totally different situation. Much worse than that. I know a lot of people. A lot of workers that the concern is okay. Even when things are allowed to reopen even when the casinos are allowed to reopen. And that's always social distancing in probably temperature checks and lots of different things Even if that happens are people going to want to come to Las Vegas one. Are they going to feel safe enough to come to Las Vegas? Casinos are hard at work putting together plans so people will both look comfortable visiting but then we noticed how hard the economy in our country like you mentioned is being head or people want to come and damnable Their income on a Las Vegas when there are so many other pressing needs right now. A lot of people are just going to be focused on getting back on their feet and if they've lost their job looking for a new job or hopefully getting that job back once their businesses open coming. Las Vegas isn't necessarily going to be on the forefront of a lot of people's minds every recession Michigan feels painfully brought. Right I feel like in your lifetime. Titular But this is one of those times where. Michigan isn't going to be the worst place Nevada's going to be the place they're going to be the hardest hit. I think of any state in the country. And it's not as if Michigan isn't GonNa get hit hard to tell me what life is like for you think you've got the economic. Just write a manufacturing sectors. Be One of the first comes back and and the service sector the entertainment sector is going to be one of the last life here is You know for me just personally being lucky enough to still be working and being able to to live at home comfortably I just miss talking with strangers realize how much I loved talking with strangers until I couldn't but look at you like talking to strangers more than you do people you know exactly how much talk to a stranger then. Most people WANNA but Detroit as my hometown as you know when I lived in Washington I always saw Detroit as the epitome of the two Americas. And you really seeing that playing out here. Where if you live in a middle class or fluent neighborhood neighborhood with any privilege Agai do. We're all shuttered in We're having our groceries shipped in or picking them up at the curb We're getting our toilet paper delivered to us. We're able to stay in the house except for when we go to walks in a nice neighborhood. Things are Erie. There's hardly any cars.

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"They couldn't have on the house just by winning three points of the national house vote. They had to win like six or seven or eight. You have a pretty big democratic disadvantage in the Senate, and you've had to the last five presidential elections won by Republican who lost the popular vote. And I think if you look at demographic patterns, this can get worse rather than better. I think it's pretty easy to imagine, you know, could have five presidential elections where Republicans win the electoral college four of five times that winning the popular vote. You could have you know, Democrats totally locked out of the Senate level because of how population patterns go. And I think the thing that people underrate, I don't know how to think about the threat of violence. I think that's really is hard to know things. That's that doesn't happen until it happens. And then it can happen. Very fast. But I think we're two or three or four about outcomes away from the system falling genuine crisis. And I think you see bits of it burgling around the edges. I mean, I think Donald Trump who made clear twenty sixteen if he lost the election. He would say it was rigged. And is doing that around Florida. I think is an example of that. I think the sort of rise in democratic interest in things I court packing is an example of that. I think that you can see around the system how if things go bad historians or going to write a pretty clear narrative about how that tension was building and then it erupted. And so on the one hand, you may will be right that, you know, were you know, society does not want a lot of time older does not want a lot of people people would complain around, you know, the electoral college moving election out of the hands of the person who want it at least under our current norms and giving it to someone else. But on the other, you know, given rises and political violence, given some things we're seeing around. I don't know. Like, I think we often have too little tragic. Imagine. Nation around these things, and I think that the possibility that a couple more outcomes in a row that feel illegitimate could lead to something going really wrong is is not that low. It's low because we have a kind of national Batholomew of ourselves as Americans were that's another thing that happens here. But a lot of the things that are happening here. Lately are not supposed to be the things that happen here. So my level of confidence that we are immune from the kinds of tumbled that afflict other countries. Reasonably regularly has gone all lower than it was a couple of years ago. Yeah, I I don't know what to say to any of that. I don't know where any of this is headed I think you could make an alternate case here just to play devil's advocate that that the system has shown that it.

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"We're going to we're going to do. So. What else like would never be permitted and similarly was super delegates wouldn't either? And I think people underestimate the degree to which system was protected from outsider candidates or insulated from them as maybe the better word by party conventions. I mean, it's been relatively recently in nineteen seventies. Roughly that you've had these much more open primary systems, and so the idea that just kind of year by year as the concept takes hold these should be small democratic the that all the checks are kind of coming down. And so both parties are becoming much more permeable to outside candidates, and to kind of viral candidates and into other kinds of people who would have been stopped by some of these elite checks in another point. That's why I think it might be structural. It's like this mixture of kind of a democratic ideology with slow running small democratic revolution mixed with very weird distortive electoral mechanisms that you know, it seems to me it's going to affect the Democrats eventually to I wanna go back to one. Line in what you just said that kind of struck me said had the electoral college gotten together and decided to overthrow the voters in their respective states. It wouldn't have been permitted. Well, what wouldn't have permitted it? What have just provoked an outcry, and they would have just felt bad about it. And and then sighted, not to do it is it the people would have taken to the streets bearing arms or pitchforks or whatever and actually threatened violence to overthrow that result. Is it that they would have been taken to court and the institution of the courts would have served as a check on these potentially lawless electors, I think because we have a situation today where things that are merely normative have been challenged a lot. And we're seeing whether or not there are institutions to back them up. So Trump does something that previous presidents wouldn't have done because it violates a democratic norm. But is there actually institution to hold him accountable for that? There hasn't been the pasta. Exception of the courts, right? There's still a lot of legal avenues through which Trump is being challenged. So this is sort of perpendicular to your point perhaps. But I do wonder about the assumptions we make about what isn't isn't allowed. Because those are basically just just the norms that we've internalized and as we've seen those norms are very vulnerable. I think that's a great point. I mean, it's worth trying to run it out. I guess I mean, what would have happened if the electoral college, you can imagine it running two ways. Right. You can imagine them saying Mike Pence is the president now. And presumably you assuming Mike Pence is willing to accept that. Right. Any doesn't just say. Well, okay. I'm making Donald Trump vice president resigning dull present, you know, like you could imagine where things happening. But I think this is a similar question say twenty fifth amendment strategy. What if Donald Trump's cabinet got together and ousted Donald Trump? And I don't know if people would take to the streets in violence, but I also don't know that they wouldn't. We'll think about Florida think about the recounts happening in Florida right now. Right. The normal thing that politicians are supposed to do is encourage people to calm down and tell them that everything is proceeding, according to normal processes and cooler heads will prevail, and you know, trying to bring people together, basically. And now you have a president who is spreading falsehoods in conspiracy theories about an attempt to steal an election for which there's absolutely no evidence and encouraging people to feel that if they don't win an election. It will have been stolen from them. And so I think no matter which side ends up being declared the winner in these Florida races. The other side is going to feel that the process was not legitimate. And that is the danger of a rhetoric that de-legitimize is the political process is that when you undermine people's confidence in the political process. They may seek other ways to impose their will. This is one of my big obsessions right now. Which is I think the system is fundamentally unstable. I think that you have a undemocratic tilt that is now sort of all aligned in one party direction in one partisan direction. So you have a pretty significant democratic disadvantage at the house level. Even though they won't the house..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"So and I wrote a profile of a couple months ago of Peter Navarro Trump's advisor who's behind a lot of this tariff policy. I called him the Stephen Miller of economic policy, and he's the one who's the real outlier and who would not be well. Adam in these sort of conservative economic circles, but at the same time, you have people like Kudlow and Steve Moore and the traditional economic conservatives still on the boat with Trump saying will look, I know I know it looks like he's doing exactly what I would have said he shouldn't do. But it's actually he told me it's just a means to an end, and what he's actually doing trying to put pressure on the Chinese that eventually, we can drop all the tariffs reporting on this. I don't think that's what's actually happening. And I don't think that's actually what Trump and Peter Navarro believe, but that is an instance where you have the old Republican establishment struggling to hang onto its beliefs while at the same time watching Trump contravene them, and you know, they don't like that. But they've found a way to convince themselves that it's basically not actually happening that I think is actually really helpful thought for me because maybe this is what I'm trying to get out with with Ryan as a minute afflicts Trumpism too. Although I do think the free trade spaces a little bit interesting outlier there for some of the reasons that you discuss. What seems to be to be happening in the Republican party is over the past. I don't know six seven eight years you've had a couple real efforts to try to forge a new synthesis in the policy approach. One of those efforts was Ryan Grim and Ryan is was a kind of tea party inflected reaction to the Bush years. Right. The Bush years out of control spending too much big government. You know? So Ryan was going to be this returned to balancing, budgets and deficits as the most important thing and one of the reasons people like me began taking Ryan seriously early on was he was espousing after the free lunch economics of George W Bush, a conservatism of real trade-offs that you weren't hearing that often I mean, he had Medicare plans and spending plans and all kinds of different plans that you know, people were going to have to hurt in order for conservatives to get what it wanted, and at least making clear, what that agenda was sort of eligible Trumpism, I think he could almost understand is a reaction to Ryan as it comes out. You know, I'm not going to touch social. Knock into touch Medicare knocking touch Medicaid can give everybody healthcare gonna raise taxes on rich people like the whole thing. And what's interesting to me about both of them is that for the most part in the kind of important healthcare taxes economy like the zone, they both just fall back not on their synthesis or some kind of new fusion. But just on the thing. It already was the thing that had been before them, which is basically Republicans can agree on cutting taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans. But they don't really want to do anything about the deficit. They don't have any real new ideas on health care. They just like they don't have much. Trump has had he's cared enough about immigration and free trade to push his ideas there, but the way in which the Republican party's become very stagnant in some of these really core areas, even as different players within the party of seem to raise an alarm over over a number of years you'd this whole period after twenty twelve when Ryan and Rubio and others were starting to try to talk about poverty. The IT see, and then it all just kind of went away. And it just seemed that whatever was at core set of interests and coalitions, it was holding republicanism together prior which is still the only thing could really rely on now..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"So it's hard to see being defeated for speaker. But it also another thing that I think has been under appreciated about her is that even with Republicans in the majority and Trump in the White House. She has been notching wins for the Democrats. She has gotten very favorable spending bills to the point that a lot of conservatives complain about them and the deficit is soaring. But that's because she's gotten all these democratic priorities funded in the spending bills passed by the Republican congress and signed by President Trump's. So if she was able to negotiate that from the minority we will have to see what? She can get done in the majority. Speaking of the speaker, can we talk about the I want to say outgoing, but also kinda wanna see skulking out. Current speaker vows Paul Ryan that seems to me to be one of the most singularly failed speakerships in recent American political history failed by the measures. Paul Ryan set for himself the deficit is and the debt is larger than when he took office failed in terms of the popularity of the legislation. He both passed in didn't pass to pass tax cuts and have them be that unpopular take some talent. And to have healthcare for blow up in your face like that when you control the house, and the Senate was really something and also just kind of like run for the exit before even the election when you've just barely been in a couple of years because he got out I feel like we're not really talking that much about it. But it really seems like the Paul Ryan experiment with some kind of failed experiment. Well, I think you have to separate they're two different things going on here, which may be dovetailed. But one of them is Paul Ryan's brand of politics. And it's increasing repudiation and the degree to which the Republican party that Paul Ryan, so cherished of supply-side economics and entitlement reform was just completely overwhelmed or transplanted, I guess like invasion of the body snatchers style by Trump ISM and the degree to which Trump gave the Republican party a personality transplant, although as you pointed out before the GOP, congress is mostly executing a conservative economic agenda rather than some of the more populous things Trump campaigned on like increasing taxes on hedge fund managers and providing universal health care, and there's one more that I'm oh infrastructure so structure week. Live every week like it's infrastructure always do. So I don't know there's a mixed bag there. But then the other part of it is Paul Ryan was afflicted by the same syndrome that afflicted jumping or which was just not being good at his job. You know, there's a lot of sympathy generally for these guys because the Republican party has been so fractious and difficult to govern. But look you can't have a majority in the house of representatives without having a pretty big tent. You're going to have a caucus. It's coming from lots of different places in lots of different points on the political spectrum. If you're going to have enough seats in the house to be in charge of it. And there's a lot that you know, stuff that Nancy Pelosi is good at counting votes persuading members imposing discipline. Whether it's through favors or through fear, and neither John bainer or Paul Ryan was any good at that. And that has less to do with the sort of socio political currents convulsing America. I mean, I suppose. As you could make an argument that some liberals would say, well, the Republican party doesn't believe in governing. And that's why they're bad at it. But I do think that some of it is just a skill. And because we've you politics so much as a popularity contest we forget that. There's actually a skill in governing. Maybe it's a bygone skill. But that is also something you have to know how to do. And if you know how to do it. You can be good at it. Whatever party you come from. But I do think with Ryan there is this question for me of what what in the end. Did he will even if anything because you know, I lived through the great deficit panic of two thousand and ten to two thousand fourteen or hover we want to hover. We wanna market, and you know, assault the arguments the time that, you know, Paul Ryan's rise, which is really centered in that period..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"But you also had Republicans made a big deal about like, oh, we're going to run on the fact that Democrats just want to impeach than they really didn't. They really dropped that talking point after only about a week or so because it didn't seem to move their voters either the idea that Republicans needed to be elected to protect Trump from impeachment. And it's interesting to me that you know, I think we saw one poll not too long ago. Forty nine percent of the American public already believes that Trump deserves to be impeach. So this is not some fringe issue. And when I spoke to leader Pelosi much earlier this year, she didn't shut the door on impeachment. What she said was I don't believe that what we know. Now demands impeachment. But she's leaving the door open for what the Miller report might find. And if there is stuff in there that looks bad for Trump. I think that's gonna be hard train to stop. And then we're in uncharted territory you to this great profile of policy, I guess earlier this year, I have no idea what time period were anymore. But one thing that has always really marked her leadership style within the democratic caucus is she's a lot of discipline. And she's able to impose a lot of discipline on our members in a way that House Republicans really have not been able to do. But she's a lot more challenges recently. There's been a lot more dissension about her being speaker. I think she's going to win again. But there might be a challenge. Do you think she's going to be able to impose as much discipline? Or as part of her being or controversial leader for the Democrats that she's going to have to give up more control than she has in the past. I ended up concluding pretty strongly from my research into her. That Nancy Pelosi is very good at her job. If you consider the job to be passing legislation through the house of representatives with a democratic majority. And that is not a job that Republican speakers have been good at right as you noted. So that's no small thing. She is not necessarily very good at politics. Yes. They won the house this year. There have obviously been a couple of midterms in the presidential election that did not go very well for the Democrats and the democratic challenges to her whether it's Tim Ryan running against her for leader last time or the Democrats who have voiced opposition to policy it has mostly been political. They're not out there saying I don't think she has what it takes to negotiate with Trump in the Republic. Count votes in the house and get legislation through there saying people don't like her, and it's making my life difficult with my voting constituents because they associate me with her. So the fact that most people expect that this is her sort of swansong as speaker, and she's not going to continue past twenty twenty. There hasn't been a challenge announced to her yet the leader vote among the democratic caucus, which is a secret ballot vote. The precedes the official speaker vote on the floor that is going to take place at the end of this month. So if anybody wants to mount a real as opposed to cosmetic challenge to her they needed to start counting votes yesterday. So I think there's a feeling that because of this win this is to her, and there is a big part of the caucus. That's new a lot of Democrats who have never been in the majority from the last couple of elections, and then this new crop that is sort of emboldened by this wave in the midterms. So she knows that she knows them. All she either. She helped him get elected. She gave them enormous amounts of money to campaigns around the country and logistical support fundraising and so on and when she doesn't have that connection to someone. She works really hard to bring them into the fold, you know, the day after Alexandria, Cossio Cortez won her primary. Nancy Pelosi was on the phone with her sort of stroking her ego and telling her how welcome she was going to be in the house..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"If you're looking to make charitable donations at trying to think about where to make that money. Go further check it out give wealthed dot org. One of the things that I think is a question for me coming out of the election is Democrats ran this much more normal policy oriented campaign seemed to really have profited off of it. I was really struck by the exit polls showing the molar investigation is unpopular even among people voting in the twenty thousand election, which is a pretty anti-trump group. Fifty four percent felt the Muller investigation is primarily politically motivated a majority felt Trump's immigration policies were about right or not yet tough enough. Right. A minority felt they were too tough. Like, the molten core of Trumpism seem to Paul. Okay. But then you got the healthcare. You got to Konami you got all these other things, and and Trump went down through the floor can Democrats actually governed that way? Do they have the capacity when the media when the agenda is not being set by they're paid ads, but by what breaks through in the media sphere, and sort of what they're really fighting about Trump with these think there. Are going to be able to draw straight line from the way they ran to the way the govern. Or is a campaign that was fundamentally about healthcare and the economy going to give way to house majority that is basically investigating and getting into fights over impeachment and Russia, and you know, more of this sort of Trump activated stuff that sort of he cruelly seems to be spoiling for a fight on. But Democrats clearly made at least in the election like a strategic calculated choice that wasn't their strongest ground. Yes, they didn't turn their back on those things necessarily it. Just wasn't the thing that they for grounded. Right. Let the Democrats can't govern because they don't have the congress. They only have the house so they can pass things potentially. But those things are probably not going to be signed into law unless they can find areas of agreement with the Republicans, which certainly didn't happen. The last time we had a divided congress. So that means that the things they are able to do and actually exit. Cute, which is accountability. And being a check on Trump and investigating and potentially impeachment. Those are the things that they're going to be more successful at because they have the power to do that with only one house. So this impeachment thing is really interesting to me because on the one hand, you know, closely and others in the democratic establishment made a big show of being against impeachment and trying to downplay that and not wanting voters to think that that is what was motivating their candidates..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"Population growth patterns, but you know, there was that bellwether district in Kentucky that went to the Republicans or Republican leaning seat. But that the Democrats didn't take and then you had the Florida results and Missouri and Indiana started to come in. And I had Democrats texting me in full bed-wetting panic mode saying, oh, my God says twenty sixteen all over again, I'm having PTSD. So a good reminder that the election isn't over till it's over also, I think the live results the the five thirty eight and then the the late needle the live result prediction platforms. I'm not sure that good except for jacking up people's anxiety. While the thing is happening. But it really seems to me that they create these weird emotional swings on these evenings at that are not hugely healthy for the polity. Well, you know, it's kind of hypocritical on the part of us in the audience for these things because we are the ones who've created the demand for the needle right because we want to know right away. And that information exists. So to satisfy that demand. There's a competition between media outlets to provide that information as soon as possible. But then we are in the audience turn around and get mad when you know, inevitably the information is not flowing in perfectly even and predictable way as it will do on such short notice. I tried to remind myself that, you know, back when this country was founded there were probably weeks if not months that went by when while they waited for I don't know if there were like horsedrawn carriages bringing the ballots or if they were sending electors or what? But we know a lot of things a lot faster than we ever have an just tends to highlight the imperfections of that preliminary information, I need to be protected from my own Batum ocean impulses by paternalistic media. So I'm not I'm not taking any responsibility. So give me your big picture on it. What what did you think? How do you read the midterm outcome? Well, it was a good night for the Democrats number one. But I do think that it underscored the I don't realize it might be too strong. A word. But a lot of the trends that we saw emerge or continue in two thousand sixteen intensified verbal areas intensely loyal to the president. You know, I think we knew going in that the dynamic favored, the Democrats was what we've seen in all of the special elections in the Virginia election last year, a very enthused and motivated and galvanized democratic base and a relatively disheartened Republican base and Republicans saw that too. And they figured the president certainly figured we are not going to Ungava Nuys the Democrats. So let's just try to get as much of our base up to match their base as possible. And that was the reasoning behind that that plus apparently, I think the president's emotional needs was the reasoning behind him doing this barnstorming tour of so many late rallies going to so many of these red districts in an appears to have worked you look at a place like Wisconsin, for example, the week before the election..

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"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"Hello woke msrp on show on the box media podcast network heard. There was an election. Recently, Democrats, contrary to what a lot of pundits said when they published their election columns to early they did pretty damn well, but why what is that all meet Molly ball is times national correspondent and for my money. One of the smartest reporters on and observers of American politics around she's been on the show before I always love talking to her about the stuff. And so I asked her back to talk through the election and its aftermath. But but more than that I want to talk with her about the state of the two parties what is Paul Ryan's failed? Speakership mean for the Republicans? What is the building anti-system frustration of the Democrats mean for the Democratic Party? This was a very useful conversation for me picked up on a lot of themes that I'm still trying to work out and work my way through I hope it's useful for you. As always you can eat on me as kind show at vox dot com. Here is Molly ball. Molly ball. Welcome back. Thank you so much for having me back. So how you feeling post-election? I am starting to feel rested. I feel like I have recovered. However, it seems like the election has not yet recovered. It's still going on. We're still counting. We're still recounting. So any verdict that we render here is going to be a little bit. Preliminary. I think one of the crazy things about election night was how much the beginning of the night had this sort of east coast reporting bias, or what happened in Florida or would appear to have happen in Florida inflicted, everything for like three hours. And I was like, oh, yeah. There's like a whole rest of the country. And then it turned out that you're getting more or less see the outcome people expected. But, but it was a real reminder that you do not know what is happening early on election night. Yeah. A little bit of humility. There is always good, and I'm a westerner. So of course, I would say that we out west always have a better finger on the pulse of America. Then the east coast tends to have. But I think there is some truth to that. If you look at things like..

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"molly ball" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"City today in southern California coming up represented, Mike Gallagher. Tim alberta. This hour Nick narrow Stephanie rule will be along and Mark Lena that author of the new bestseller big game. And I will be talking about the sport that dominates most Sundays in most households, but I began by discussing with Molly ball all that is going on right now at the at the United States Senate judiciary committee. She is with time magazine, national political correspondent, Molly ball. Welcome back. Good to have you. Great to be here the morning, your reaction, Molly. And by the way, follow me on Twitter at Molly ask Molly ask to the hiring of Rachel Mitchell, who is has been wrongly described as a Joe are Pyo employees. She's not she worked for Bill. Montgomery and has been in the special victims division is division. Chief America county attorney's office for years and years and years your reaction to her hiring. Ah are have been beating up the Republicans for that reason saying oh, you just want to bring in a woman, even though you didn't dange actually put one on the committee. But I think Republicans are also have quite reasonable case to say it's also about the fact that here's someone who actually knows how to work with these specific types of incidents. She has been division chief of the special victims division. She's the bureau chief of the sex crimes. She has worked with victims. That's what people need she prosecuted bad guys in bad women for twenty five years. And so I think it's a terrific choice. The optics does matter, but I think she is also pretty well skilled, and I'm not sure that Dr Blasi Ford is looking forward to this because it's going to be evidence based upon how little has been submitted to the committee that there isn't much to go on other than a memory is that your impression she has a memory of the assault, and until twenty twelve no verbal confirmation of it. Correct. Well, look, I don't think we know what she's going to say we don't know what is going to come out. I think that's the whole point of this hearing is to ask a lot of the outstanding questions both of her and of the man that she's accused Cavanaugh, and as someone who's dealt with these types of victims as you said, this is prosecutor has a lot of experience here. They know that in a lot of cases memory is what you're working, and and and that doesn't mean that something didn't occur. But there's a lot of important questions that you can ask to try to probe that and dry it out and figure out what happened. The judiciary committee has noticed. A tentative vote on the cavenaugh confirmation for Friday leader McConnell has indicated they will work around the weekend to get to a vote by Monday or Tuesday. So that the judge cavenaugh if confirmed Justice cabinet will take his place on the court on the first Monday in October. Molly ball, this is the most interesting thing to me of many quotes yesterday. Joe mansion. Democrat up for reelection, Patrick Morrissey, closing the gap. Donald Trump going to West Virginia later this week. Joe Manchin said this yesterday cut number eighteen there has to be something more than just an allegation. Okay. I think the is very serious. The second one's seems a very very serious. And we'll just see I.

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"molly ball" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"But you do need a majority of the majority to have the the own to move forward but you're not buying then well it it just seems to me that that blocks a lot of things and it seems it's also it gives them the freedom caucus he's forty votes enormous amount of power to tiny minority in the country and yet they're able to block everything and then looking at look at the effects on the country the fact that we don't have a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide security and deal with dhaka and deal with the eleven million undocumented and and we're we're stuck in this awful place now which bought in trump molly ball this immigration debate has really divided the republican majority in the house hasn't it yes and that has been the case for many years but there is another procedural quirk that i'm sure the caller is is also referring to that does allow away around these obstacles he's talking about and that is what is happening among on the house republicans right now is the attempt to rally enough republicans and democrats behind what's called a discharge petition which forces the congressional leadership to hold votes on something shortcircuiting the traditional or the usual prerogative of the speaker to decide what legislation doesn't doesn't come to the floor but it has been the case since two thousand thirteen when the senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill with sixty five oats that there were enough votes in the house and senate to pass a comprehensive immigration bill if the bill could go to the floor i think that calculus may have changed since two thousand sixteen given the amount of mileage that trump got out of the immigration issue which has really pushed his own party pushed republicans in a more negative direction but there are the leaders of this discharge petition are republican moderate republicans in swing districts who really feel a perhaps they would say immoral.

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"molly ball" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"molly ball" Discussed on WGTK

"President tweeted out the fake news caps the fake capital abc news capitol and is going all out in order her to demean and denigrate exclamation point such hatred exclamation point what do you make of that molly ball it sounds like something i've heard him ten million and in the past right it is not this is not a president who viewed media coverage if passionately at something they say you know in a matter of of of the fact whether he likes him or not use it purely to lend i couldn't premier bad for me and for him whether or not it actual automatically faith so explain something for me or or gas he did hanna me last night he is very good at the long form one on one and i don't care but it's anderson cooper or sean hannity if it's jake tapper or chuck todd he tends to dominate those settings that i i went round and round with him fifteen times during the election he windsor that why did he do more of that and less of twitter where he doesn't get that opportunity hayden and that's exactly what i was gonna say it he's so good at that my isn't he talking anderson cooper my is in utah get jake tapper light isn't he facing is i the people he believed eased opponent mano online out if he thinks that he can take these guys on and win the argument with them i and come out of that looking good why isn't he doing it we really gets engaged brown all victims most certainly sycophantic media and only kok kill people like sean hannity is basically a propagandist federation and i just said ideologically sympathetic but would that you know asking tough question and can i do this that i think shawn asks them unanswered questions last night sean did ask some good question last night he supports the president but propaganda is tough molly bet tough that a little bit a n exaggerating all right so let let's go to than the one b the president has which has certainly legit we had a minute left jim mattis came out and said he did not call for a tenfold increase did everybody who reported it report the rid the.

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