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Fresh update on "paul ryan" discussed on John Howell
"It was Trump to lose, and unfortunately he did not put his best self forward. Unfortunately, a lot of accomplishment despite his Whatever is termed a personality, but no, Mr Biden, you know, Look what he did to Paul Ryan. Okay. The nicest thing I can say is that it made trump last night. Looked like an average. Okay, guy. Well, I You know, I do not recall. Perhaps I didn't watch it. I know. It seems like I should have, but I don't. I don't recall that. But I'll go back and heads gather has got to be YouTube back ships. I'll go back and take a look at it tonight and get back to you on this tomorrow. It changed my view of him forever that he's a disgraced and really good character actor. Okay, I'll take a look. I don't recall that. But thanks. Thanks for the thanks for the update on let's squeeze in one more. Let's go to John Head. In Midlothian. Hi, John. Go ahead, sir. My call. I was just curious. Why don't they have publicly funded debates that include more than just two primary parties where America has Options. Let's say Those quickly get out of hand, too. Weren't they publicly funded. This is our democracy. Shouldn't we have something that goes beyond an invite with the private forum? Well, then, I think you're talking about publicly funding campaigns. And we don't do that here in the states has been talked about bandied about and that's an ongoing discussion. But you know, publicly funded campaigns like they do in the UK where you can't complain you can begin to campaign. Until they think you know, two weeks out from the election or some something of this order, But I don't think we're a long way away from that here, John. Thanks for the call. Much appreciated, sir. Coming up next. We are making progress, and it's hard to believe. Hard to believe, but apparently they are making progress on Capitol Hill towards yet another quote unquote stimulus are quote unquote bailout package. Mike Emanuel from Fox News joins us next with the update on wools Wherever you go take us with you Della to nap or listed online at dot com. This is 8 90 double L S a M. Chicago 94 7 W ell as FM HD to Chicago station. Ction to the first Trump Biden Debate News.
First Presidential Debate: What to Expect
"And David, You have been through a lot with the president. So you probably know how he is preparing for this debate. He tell us about it. Well, we You know, I have that's true. I've been around this president for a long time. And you know he is the hardest working. Ah, man that I know on DH. He's working. Every minute of every day for this Cherie, and what he's doing now is he's working every day for the country is president. Then he's got a second full time job, which is Being a candidate for president. So it's pretty interesting for me to watch him have to really juggle both jobs. Every incumbent has to do it for this. This president put it, You know, really the gas pedal down all ahead full, and he's Very excited about tonight. He's he's looking for a great debate. Look, Joe Biden has been a member. Of the greatest debate club in the world history, the United States Senate and he's been there for a long time, almost 50 years, and so you look at this president and we say, and the president saying that he's done more in 48 months. Then Joe Biden is done in 48 years, and I think the record is very clear about that. I agree with you, but, you know, some folks speak to the people who are kind of nervous on our side of the aisle, who are kind of nervous about tonight. Like you just said bite. It is part of his club, the Senate. He's been there for 47 years. We've seen them debate in the past. Most recently are should say in 2012, was it It was with the with the Ryan Paul Ryan, and it was were a lot of us were shocked that Aggressive. He was and how thrown off Paul Ryan was. I don't think it is you could throw President Trump off. Is there anything they have trump? If Biden is on his game, what should be looking out for? I think it's going to be interesting if he is on his game. I think it's going to go. You know, people are gonna wonder, eh? I'm wondering whether or not Joe Biden is up for this job, whether he's up for the debate. He's been hiding for six months in his basement, so I'm interested in his mental acuity. I'm interested in the guy's gas machine, so we're going to see firsthand tonight. Whether he could go 90 minutes without a Gaff. If you can go 90 minutes standing on a stage no teleprompter. No. Mrs Biden, no Dr Biden to help him answer questions. Nobody with no cards. You know it's going to be a very interesting, you know, thing. Toe watch. Ah, on one hand, and on the other hand, you have the issues which are all on Donald Trump's side, because if we make this if it's the president Make this issue makes his campaign and the debate site and is able to talk about these issues. Whether it's higher taxes versus lower taxes, more job killing regulations versus fewer regulations, whether it's open borders and free health care for illegal immigrants. Whether it's Ah, anarchy in the streets and be funding the police, or is it about lower taxes and cutting regulation and creating the vibrant economy that we had? Before the Chinese buyers. What, Or is it about border security isn't about supporting, you know, are our men and women in blue and making sure that the president continues to have their back? So this is This is what Ronald Reagan called bold colors, not pale pastels. Let's create a stark difference between the two candidates, and that's what President Trump is going to do tonight, and I think it's gonna shine. I think he'll shine. He's not going to be put off by anything. Joe Biden give me a break. You know Donald Trump, you know, going to be very forward leaning, and he's going to be ready for anything that that Joe Biden throws at
Fresh update on "paul ryan" discussed on Mark Levin
"What happened to the collusion with Russia? 3.5 damn years this nation has to suffer through this never comes up. Not once except by the president was trying to explain it, and he's cut off repeatedly cut off repeatedly. The Wall Street Journal editorial page wonders why weren't we playing by Queensberry rules here? We wanted Donald Trump to come out like Paul Ryan and what get his brains beaten in Ask yourselves the question. Not these. These people who look with 2020 hindsight there so proper. I would have done it this way. I would have done it That way. You wouldn't have done anything. You're not on the stage, and there's a reason for that. So he's taking incoming Abides the first one to start brawling. That's what Biden does. Trump is well aware, that's what buying does. He's well aware. I assume what happened to Paul Ryan? He remembers. He knows what happened to Bork and Thomas and the rest of them. He knows he's dealing with a reprobate. A guy that's just going to throw around lies an attack. He should just let him fall on his own face. He wasn't going to fall on his own face. The first hour again, the same people who give Trump that advice of the same people have of the other side of their mouth, who say I think Trump and the Republicans have have overstated Biden's incapacity. And he will outshine what they've another standard that they've said, Well, he wass The guy's good, He's a good liar. And he was prepped Ally. Two minutes getting as many lives as you can. And the other thing you get done. Donald Trump's a Liar, Donald Trump's Can You tell me one thing Donald Trump light about During that debate, Mr Producer Nothing. What are they talking about? Coming from the biggest. You're a liar over 50 years in Washington, D C. What did he lie about? Didn't lie about anything. So once again, people don't like you said, because Donald Trump Doesn't take BF. He stands up for himself. He fights back. They don't like it. He kept interrupting. Kept interrupting. Who started the interrupting? Go look. You're not the trust. Go look. Was Biden. Who's the brawler in these days? It is a very good friend. A very smart friend of mine said to me when you compare trumps performance last night what took place in 2016? He was much better this year. Excuse me this time, then in 2060 much better. Ember. Hillary Clinton was said to have blown him out. Well, none of the serious polls show anybody blowing out Donald Trump. Some of them show him winning. I don't think it was a strategy to knock Biden off his game. I think he was defending himself and his policies and trying to explain to the American people what was going on, and it was buying who was the aggressor? Buying? Who's the broad brawler buying? Who's the bully? And as this gentleman said, down the street from me. I know about Trump. I didn't know about by now. I know about buying and I'm not voting for And I'm not voting for When I first started in radio, it's almost 20 years now, right, Mr Producer. Close to it the first debate that took place Took place and you go back and check this. It's all over the place. I said, we need to eliminate moderators. Others have picked up this point since then. And what was I talking about? I explain what I was talking about The Lincoln Douglas debates. Not that we're going to have Lincoln Douglas debate. But these moderators air impossible. And I'm not just picking on the moderator last night, all of them. Almost all of them have been a disaster. Campaigns. We don't need a presidential commission on debates. The campaign should get together and decide what if any kind of debates. They're goingto have This is a political process. And I want to tell you one other thing. I don't give a crap about this debate. I don't give a crap about the next two debates. I don't give a crap about the vice presidential debate. I know. The media cares. Oh, I know it's endless. I understand. Don't get sucked into this. This election really, very simple. It comes down to one thing. You love your country, don't you? Don't expect to learn things from the debate. The media loved this. They love the gotcha moments. They love their headlines. They love the lecturers selector that candidates I'd like to influence the outcome of the election. I am telling you I'll watch them will comment on them. But it has absolutely no influence with me whatsoever. Why You and I love this country and you want to save this republic? Or you don't. And that's what this election comes down to. Debater, no debate interruption and no interruption, Moderator and no moderator, Presidential Commission on debates or no Presidential commission on debates. This election comes down to your survivability. You want to be free? Or not..
Dak Prescott reveals he got help for depression: "It saves lives"
"Scott Van Pelt. One big thing was about Dak Prescott and Prescott spoke out about depression skip bayless criticized him for it and Scott. Van Pelt. made it as one big thing last night. We track that down for you. Here's Scott last night on sports center. We've never had more access to athletes than we do right now, social media has allowed them to control message and their brand like never before, but it's more than that. The modern athlete is more willing than his or her predecessors to share themselves in ways that reveal humanity their vulnerability. It's easy to lose sight of the fact that these stars are just like we are because we won't ever be in. Line for thirty, some odd million dollar a year contract. We won't ever be the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, but we all carry around things with us pain burdens years, and they get heavy is the real. Even if you're the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott shared with Graham Bensinger that following his brother's death by suicide, he struggled with the pressure that the isolation of quarantine impacted him significantly as well. Prescott shared this. When you have those that you've never had I think that's more more than anything the chance to realize and recognize it on to be vulnerable about it. And that's what's so different about the modern athlete, not instagram or brand management. It's the understanding that there will be understanding that you don't have to pretend to be tough when you aren't that you can ask for help and know that it's going to be met with compassion for the most part. And also to know that those who can't muster any? Aren't worth your time. We're concern. Yeah, I'm there's. Fell the last sentence was my favorite part in George Dino in L Z granderson joining us now for cross. The lesson was my favorite part. The encouraging part about this whole skip bayless Dak Prescott thing guys is the reaction to it from everybody else that Dak Prescott was universally welcomed after somebody tried to criticize him for being vulnerable and that's when that's when you know you've turned a corner when the when the reaction is. So overwhelmingly one sided. George. What'd you think about all that stuff? Look I've worked with skip before on first take many years ago and I think skip is a nice man. I think what the problem is that people don't realize is that he has a very one track mind. If you notice, there was a huge mistake. He made a mistake not that long ago. I remember when Paul Paul Ryan, kind of delved into sports in one of these political debates can. There was a clip that went viral about him. Not even knowing who was right like that's just who is and I'm not look I'm not condoning what he said at all I think what he said was reprehensible like I someone particularly who has suffered from depression who has had real struggles dealing with loss at times as many of us has Scott pointed out right I think he's a very nice person off the air I just think he's not very worldly or standing of anything that's not in his particular sphere or circle, and most of it is sports
Fresh update on "paul ryan" discussed on Mark Levin
"A beautiful shower in just one day call Now for $1000. We make it easy along basket at 807 155664 tomorrow on the show, James still claims President Trump is a Russian asset. After Comey used Russian disinformation world liberal potholes. He's a truck full of hot, constant. Two shuttle as Mark Golan. Now at 877381381. I dare every so called newsroom in this country to go back and re watched that debate. And see who threw the first mud ball and who started the interruptions. I encourage all of you. My fellow Americans live in nice to do exactly the same thing. As I said, I was taking notes at the time. Who was buying But I'm watching TV and they're saying, you know, Trump has a plan to not buy knock off his game. That's not what happened. Trump was there to have a debate a straight for debate and bind. Was there too broad? I know this seems to be hard for people to die Guess mentally, But it's true, because that's what buying does. That's what he did with Bork. That's what he did with Thomas. That's what he did. What Paul Ryan, That's what he did with everything everybody because he's a low I Q guy now another thing people are saying on TV should await it. Trump should have let him get away with all this and just be quiet because they would have tripped. These are the same people were saying Trump and his team underestimated or put out the word that you know, buying is not capable of it, but blindness. So which is it? The fact is, at least in the first hour. Biden was in fact capable of debating Not well, but debating He wasn't slobbering all over himself. It would have been a huge mistake for the present the United States to allow buying to go on and on and on because today we'll be talking about what the hell happened to trump. He let this guy get away with lie after lie After lie in confront him. He let this guy interrupt them over and over and over again. That's what we have been discussing today. If Trump followed any of the advice you're listening to He was pinned against the law. He had to make a decision. Am I going to be Paul Ryan? Or am I going to be Donald Trump? I'm dealing with a hostile moderator, and I'm dealing with a brawling Joe Biden. That's who he is. That's what he is. One more thing on this white supremacy issue. Richard Spencer. I believe that's his name. If not the leading one of the leading neo Nazis in America. He has endorsed Joe Biden. Why wasn't Joe Biden asked about that? The mass murder in Pittsburgh. That synagogue who slaughtered those Those Jewish parishioners there. He hated Trump. And he hated the fact that he had Jews in his family. Where is this great support for Donald Trump among the white supremacists. It's shocking Me, while another African American state representative this time in Ohio has endorsed Donald Trump. Why isn't she getting the same attention is Tom Ridge or John Kasich, who've endorsed We know the answer to all these questions, don't we? All of them. And Joe Biden accuses the president United States of killing over 200,000 people. How did that get through the cracks? It's so sickening such a disgusting an outrageous accusation and all the people who've lost somebody they appreciate Joe Biden exploiting the death in your family. These people are setting the table and there they have an empty chair and that's Donald Trump. Donald Trump. Sickness. He never criticized the decision of these big blue, very heavily populated governors in these states. Who decided to put Corona positive patients and nursing homes. And put them in assisted living homes. He's never once criticized that Not once. UN believable. The tax issue. If you're going to bring up the tax issue in your moderator, get it right. Read the entire New York Times article deep into the article. I talked about this last evening way into the article hidden by the New York Times like they did with the Holocaust. It, says Trump from 2010 to 2017 pay the alternative minimum tax that is a federal tax. Approximately $24 million. It's right there. In the article. We don't have the documents that were purloined. A felony committed If you're gonna bring up the damn tax issue, at least read the article and get it right. That we all know about Biden, Dr Jill and Joe setting up unless one corporation. What did they do that for? Because he was making a ton of money, giving speeches, slobbering, incoherent speeches millions of millions of dollars. Over 13,000,013 0.3 million. So he sets up this s one corporation. Why? Why did Mr lunch bucket Scranton versus Park Avenue Set up this corporation? Why did he do it? So he wouldn't have to pay the payroll taxes, including Social Security and Medicare. It's Joe Biden. You explicitly specifically chose not to contribute to Social Security and Medicare. Wouldn't you think you bring that up? If you're gonna bring up a species issue that Donald Trump, The New York Times says, you spent only $750 in tax spending and tax payments. You don't use the talking points of the left or the rest of the media, which is so correct. Ferilli. Completely correct. You notice what else didn't come up? I didn't bring it up Russia. What happened to.
Trump calls for drug tests before Biden debate
"The president trump has spoken to the Washington Examiner yesterday in the Oval Office and he saying that he would like Joe Biden and himself to take drug tests before the debates begin next month. And they asked him why do you think that Joe Biden might be on drugs INCAS, listen I I'm pretty good at this stuff. He says that Joe Biden performed very well during the debate against Bernie Sanders and he said there's just no way. He can pull it together that quickly let's bless you. Nice little sticky. Your. Trump says he takes one aspirin a day, but he would like drug tests. The V. Before the debate start I think it's at the end of next month and to September Well, you know what he's doing, right? No he saying Yawkey accused me of so much stuff out of nowhere. This. Just so ridiculous even even trying to get me out of office with impeachment and all these things that were made up none of it ever. True. I'm. GonNa Start Making up some stuff on you I'm just going to start coming up with things out of the blue. To throw a show, see what it's like. He did have an interesting about the debate. He said, well, it's a prize fight. It's no different from gladiators except we have to use our brain and our mouth and our body to stand I want all standing. They want to sit down which I thought was an interesting thing. I WANNA be standing during the debate. They won't have chairs so I duNNo. A lot of posturing at this but the part of that is strength. Of, strength. vice. President Cheney has major major heart problems. So when he was in the vice presidential debates when it was he and Bush were the the team. He had to sit down for his because of his heart condition and that was part of the agreement with that. But if you're not, if you're not having, you know if you don't have any kind of health condition that would prevent you from stain I thought they would do. You remember or not but. I thought they would do several debates in several different ways like one would be standing. One would be sitting would be a town hall kind of setting the way I, remember there there are stools and when it was your turn to speak, you would stand and or and so that with the other person was speaking, you'd go back and sit on your stool. Then when it was your time, you would stand and. Come forward to speak to the people in the room that was one of Hillary Clinton's big complaints about one of those debates where they had the stools in a town hall setting and instead of when he was done, he wouldn't go sit back in his chair he kinda stand eight feet or so behind her and just kind of pace back and forth and she said she felt at ver as like it was. What do you call that? He was talking her coming like he was stalking her and trying to be you know what that's called that's called Gamesmanship. What people do he figured out? I'm not going I'm going to change this up. I'm GONNA throw her off her game by I'm not GONNA, sit? I'm going to stand. It's it's it's strategy. Yeah I. Remember when I remember this because I'm ninety one years old. But during the Bush Al Gore debate when they were doing the townhall went on the stools and Bush, was answering a question that was asked to him and Al Gore. Walk Right and got in his face. And he stopped and looked at him like Hey. Buddy. And then just went on with the stuff was a great. You know you've got a good laugh out of it. I mean he taxes he's privacy going. Hey if you get on my space yeah, I, remember that because it was a big deal that. Gore tried to intimidate him in Bush just kind of made everybody laughed in Gore had to step back and then it. A mistake that Al Gore may again, they do all kinds of that little strategy game what they say when they shake hands, what do they say because a lot of times people will say something to kind of make you reek wha, what did that mean rise to make you think before you start but in the the the Romney Campaign Against Obama that vice presidential debate biden wipe the floor. With the what's his name? The Republican? He was the speaker of the House and he he's a Paul Ryan. All Ryan. Yeah he's a he's a fake. Yeah. Fake conservative. And Yeah Biden. whipped him in the debate. Yes. So he's he's not a bad debater if he's if he's Going on his own. So the strategy begins now I guess, of course,
Fresh update on "paul ryan" discussed on John Howell
"Interruptions and in talking over so I I was wondering if Trump did that just counter I remember that debate you are you saying that Biden interrupted Paul Ryan or Paul Ryan interrupted Biden to me. It seemed like that was all over. Paul Ryan. You know I don't I don't recall that one. I recall how delicate Joe Biden had to be in his debate with Sarah Palin for obvious reasons. I don't I don't recall the Biden Ryan debate of even being at all newsworthy. Thanks, John. Appreciate it. Let's go to Frank. He is. Ah, Homer, Glen! Hi, Frank Home. We're going to believe the longtime home of Carlton Fisk could go ahead. Hello, John. Thank you for taking my golf. I don't agree with your guessing Trump may have turned off some Ah, suburban mothers because Uh, Trump is more, you know, line order, and he's calling out the violence while Biden is very lax on that. So I I think a lot more people see him as, uh, sticking up for community well, that that's the strategy and the tactic for sure. I think it's not so much what Donald Trump says. But how he says it That turns off, especially quote unquote suburban women, or I will leave it there. For now. We're going to get back to plenty of this sort of talk. Mike Emanuel coming up shortly after six o'clock. All next. I will have some room for you to join me with your thoughts on it as well. But coming up next leader Jim Durkin joins us. He had a chance yesterday. There's new details in the Commonwealth Edison scandal. It certainly is clear. That the elevations reveal that the scheme is far wider than previously disclosed. We'll start there with Jim Durkin next unless President.
First night of Democratic National Convention Round-Up
"Democratic Party opened its quadrennial convention Monday night with two hours of virtual programming. was, a mix of speeches by high profile political figures, messages from ordinary Americans interview segments, news ICAL interludes. Kim Any any general impression that hit you from the first night. Well to General Impressions. The first is that we have now gone a completely to the point where conventions are what everyone feared they are, which is that they are giant infomercials you know, and that's been pretty obvious for a number of cycles that the business of conventions has become almost an afterthought and it's really about. Presenting these people in pitching for the party out there with the nation and that you're not having anything in per a person all you had was this long stream of folks talking that was very much like an extended again campaign commercials. So that was noticeable. I think that the other major impression is that Democrats are not going to be running. All on an agenda, this year anything to do with their policies for me. What I saw in this range of speakers talked they they spanned the entire Party spectrum but they all had the same themes which is at Donald. Trump is horrible. He has mismanaged the Cova crisis and his character is terrible and therefore this is a referendum on him. Starting with the first of those points, I? Mean it's been a long time since the last contested convention the last convention where delegates went in truly not knowing who the nominee was going to be though every four years it seems like political fanatics think this year could be the year but I agree with Kim bill that it was particularly obvious this year because of the format that there's really nothing going on except commercials here I mean, what do you make of the format? It was more of A. A A variety show in the typical convention, a short speech, and then you had a a soccer star interviewing health workers. There were quicker quicker cuts between segments. So maybe that's more engaging in a an attention span challenged age, but you sort of lose the energy of having a stadium full of people cheering their brains out. Yeah. Absolutely. Cut Look in fairness to them. This is something very new. You know they've had to improvise no one's done it before. So it's easy to make fun of them, but I think the problem is. It was pretty boring I felt as though I was watching a PBS telethon over some issue where various people would come on to lecture me about something and that's partly due to the format. You know when you go to a convention like you said, there's nothing like a room it's usually a stadium or a basketball arena full of cheering people you know gives you a lot of energy in all the it's all about fun and access you have people dressed up and crazy outfits, and so forth you know all completely partisan. Convention everyone's on the same side and the purposes to generate some enthusiasm I thought this was really odd. I without without Joe Biden, you know it's not. it's not typical to hear from the presidential nominee until the end, right. So that's but usually you see pictures of sitting in his seat with his family watching you know watching the proceedings cheering along at different people I thought of all the speakers. you know Muslim seem pretty angry I get that you know the campaign strategy is to blame Donald Trump for all the cova deaths and and that's the way they think their ticket is but I I don't think they have to be quite as angry because anger to me doesn't denote confidence and I think Joe Biden would be better to be a little more cheerful and the the people like that around and to be the Joe Biden that debated Paul Ryan. For example and I think did very well I'm not sure we saw that last night even Michelle. Obama you know she talked about going high but then sort of implied that people who disagreed with their did. So because she were as she was African, American I didn't really think that was a high note whereas Amy Klobuchar who got no attention I thought she gave a good convention speech was witty. It was cheerful and it was confident. But of course, no one. Really spoke of her contribution Kim. What else is missing this year if you've been to these conventions, many listeners probably haven't. They used to experiencing is just the big speeches on TV with lots of applause of lots of canned jokes can lines what what's the experience like being there that that's missing this year. A couple of things you know the real merit of a of a convention for both parties is that it's a great big party in the biggest sense of the word is the one time. Every four years were every political figure up ballot in down ballot in the party is all present in one place and so it's is a great opportunity. Especially, if you're a member of the media you would traditionally go out and you just bump into these folks and they have some interesting idea or something and you you end up writing about it, getting it, and so it's a place where. You get really get your hands on the mood within the Party and the issues and the ideas that are driving the party and the Internet rivalries. If there are any just not getting that this year and as a result it, I think the entire media coverage of the convention is is pretty hand because it's essentially about this lineup of speakers and you've missed any of the impromptu aspects of a convention that come from people being together. I think the other thing is that it also allows the party and this is a a detriment in my mind to the American public. It is allowed the party at least Democrats to to squelch any dissent or at least any public displays of stent. Usually when you go to these events, there are dissenters within the party they go down on the floor during the the discussions about the platform and they they disagree that this was in there that was in there Democrats went to A. Lot of effort to make sure that wasn't a theme that nothing like that could happen at this event and it would be hard to anyway because of the way of the format but Tom Perez, for instance, had the entire platform button-down and so for instance, nobody saw the fact that representative Rashida Labe who's one of the squad? She's a Democrat from Michigan. Voted no on the democratic platform on Saturday. As she was casting her vote from the DNC ballot because it didn't include a plan for single payer healthcare and if that kind of fight had happened in person at a convention, there might have been some legs to it. You might have had more of the progressives revolting but because all of this is being managed over zoom and and they know that there isn't much an opportunity to to to really get a movement going most people have just you know saluted and voted for the things that the party told him to vote for. So you're not seeing the traditional floor fights.
Fresh update on "paul ryan" discussed on Mark and Melynda
"A great debater. That's just not his style. He's not a great politician, either In that kind of what I love about him. Hes just honest on DH. So he performed last night exactly like I expected him to have something to say, and he wants to say it. I also think part of his strategy was to keep Joe Biden on his toes. I watched the debate very carefully last night and you looked at Joe Biden. You could tell. He definitely had an ear piece and somebody was telling him what to say. Every time he would close his eyes and you could see that he was listening, And that's why he closes his eyes so he can block out the noise and the distraction so he could hear what's being said to him, And Trump knew that and Trump was doing his best to disrupt that and not allow him to do that. I thought did anybody else notice? There was one point where his eyes were closed and the camera was on him. And all of a sudden he opened them really quickly wide. Like somebody said to him, open your eyes. And it was obvious to anybody else. Pick up on that know no man hears. I can't accept what you're saying. If if if Trump knew that Biden had an ear piece the way last night was going Trump would've went over and ripped it out of his ear. Are you kidding? No, I don't. I think he couldn't make it out of here because Probably hidden very well and I don't know where it wass. But do you know that the Trump campaign asked for both candidates to be searched ahead of the debate and the vital trump by the campaign would not allow it way. Talked about that yesterday in the 10 o'clock hour, Janice Thank you. I listened to it. I prefer to listen and I just focus in on what they're saying, right? And so that I didn't see any indication because I was listening to it that he might have something in his ear. You're saying I don't think you didn't catch that all I did. I don't think there would be any possibility that that guy would be standing on stage with any kind of electronic device. That wouldn't have been called out or disallowed by those around him. I just don't see that they let that happen, Janis. Thank you, Mike on K. L b J Good morning, Mike. Welcome. How you doing? I am doing great. Thank you. You know, I've always thought that Trump is the real tactician practitioner when it comes to the to the politics and the way he does business And I think he wasn't going to get Paul Ryan this time. Come hell or high water. I think what he wanted to do was set the stage so that the next debate Biden will be less likely to come out and attack at least like he would with Paul Ryan. Then he's going to his policies. You can talk about why he's going to be a better president. You know better the helm and by never would be. Yeah. And for folks who don't remember it. When Biden debated Paul Ryan in the VP debates. Biden was a verbal bulldozer that night. He just interrupted. He wouldn't stop talking. Paul Ryan was there to be the gentleman, the scholar the debater, and he got bulldozed. He got flattened by buying a very ah, hyper aggressive Biden that night and I I think there's a lot of marriage and what you're saying can Yeah, so and and you know, like when you previously said He's the only one doing this fight, and he doesn't have a choice but to take the fight to the Democrats, and that's exactly what he's doing, and he'll do it every chance it gets. So this was kind of Right up his alley. You know, it was like, Well, let's set the stage. Let's get everybody on board with this thing said by, you know on track and then we'll see where it goes from there. Mike. Thanks. You have a good 151283605 90 you You leverage your advantages. You look a TTE Trump's books and he has that incredible. Dominating persona, and he leveraged that last night. Someone going to say he went too far. But that's that's part of who he is, and that's ended an inherent advantage that he has when he's on stage, and he totally rolled Biden and he dominated. The evening the moderator as well as Biden in terms of the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News. I think the moderator's job is to ask challenging questions of both candidates and be a true moderator. I thought he asked farm or challenging questions of Trump. Both in terms of the strength of the questions and the frequency. Then he did. Joe Biden. That was my impression. I thought he had Mohr challenging questions for Trump than Biden. No, it's for example, he did not ask Biden about Obama, Biden weaponizing the FBI against Trump and the Trump administration over Russia. He didn't pin him down for a stance on fracking. What about Biden's? History of insulting minorities. If you don't vote for me, you ain't black. That was an opportunity to question Biden on that. How about Biden's tax avoidance? Not paying Social Security and Medicare taxes on the 13 million he got for his book. He legally avoided paying those taxes. But that's a legitimate area to question if you're going to bring up trumps income taxes. That's a legitimate area to question and there are other areas where he could have questioned those air. Good points mark. The thing is, you know, Here's Chris Wallace. He's an old dog. He's a seasoned veteran who was there. Really scrambling for relevance..
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"For more on the status of the next Corona virus relief package were joined by Bloomberg News Congressional reporter Eric Watson, Eric Watson, We heard. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that his members air all over the lot on the next relief bill. How does that this unity compared to Democrats? And what does that mean? As these negotiations come down to the wire and relief program start to expire? Well, I think Nancy Pelosi to have speaker and Chuck Schumer Senate Majority leader Really looking at this is giving them leverage. You know, if the car can get 51 members on board, you know, he really is is not showing a lot of muscle a star being behind this proposal of closely highlight that in a late on Monday. I'm just saying that they're in complete disarray, and we are seeing evidence of that. There was a Republican lunch on Tuesday and a lot of numbers came out there. Not comfortable with the $1 trillion price tag there not comfortable with lot of Parisians in here, and I think they're really looking to re establish their sort of deficit hawks on the CDs that we saw Republican Party The Paul Ryan era before Trump came along the base itself. One remind viewers and listeners what's in that $1 trillion Republican plan, the Heels act as it's called, Yeah, it's really about eight part plan and it's got a lot of different moving parts to the main part of the are a direct famous stimulus of $1200 per person making up to 75. Dollars that is almost exactly modeled on the March proposal that went out of most Americans was also an extension of the settlement. Unemployment insurance benefits, But not these six. Another level that we're seeing currently would lower to about $200 for two months and then have states come completed complex calculation to figure out And make sure people only getting a maximum 70% of their previous wages and status. It is difficult to implement that bill would give him another two much waver if they're having trouble also build more money for, you know, testing for education. 2/3 of the $70 billion for education tied School's reopening and Democrat Tristan. This is using a stick approach, and Trump is endangering the welfare of Children. It's really seeing that and plus their liability protection. This is Mitch McConnell's top Ah, ah, asking. This is to protect businesses from lawsuits if they reopen the coronavirus, and that's what he's going to be interesting on in any final. Billy's reiterated that again this week. And why is it his top? Asked. He made sure to emphasize that today it was the one part of the program that he briefly brought up after that Senate lunch that you that you attended in reporting on very closely aligned with the Chamber of Commerce. Half of Republicans, This is business concerns. A really raising this worry about trial lawyers coming in and making ah little money off a class action lawsuits and so forth things. They also an impediment to re opening businesses are concerned. With Jim Louie Vito are or regular office of having people see that they were less likely to tipping hired workers pass that his point of view that is diagnosis of the current situation, Democrats say Instead, let's have OSHA. Let's have the Occupational safety and Hazard. I'm sorry Health Administration come up with a strong standard of clear standard and you know companies get through. They could cite that they're complying with OSHA standards. You know, it is providing protective equipment and barriers and other social distancing measures. And that would solve the problem. I think you have some kind of compromise here. But there's big elements. This proposal from Republicans of shifting lawsuits from the states where torture normally handled to the federal government. And Democrats are loath to do that you mentioned compromised. Democrats air pushing their $3.5 trillion Heroes Act was passed in the house back in May 208 votes to 199 votes. Republicans, of course, pushing this $1 trillion plan, but it was Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, who today said I think there's a lot here to agree on. Where could be the lines of agreement? Well, it's it's officially if you have got two numbers here, and it's going to end up somewhere in between. That's what you know what Republicans are nervous about. You know, they're saying, we're start. Our opening day is not zero. It's one trillion is going to end up two trillion or more fear on that from Republican side. I think Democrats are hopeful. There are things in their provisions in there, bill, whether it's an Internet or water that probably could be tightened, taking care of elsewhere that's often been talked about today potential. Deal later on with Trump, especially, he's realized about infrastructure. So, um, it would be a priority for the bride administration, and he has the only thing that they can do and deal with later. They're more nice to have and have tohave. I think for Democrats really won the key one that's missing in that Republican president nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments. You know when the shutdown happen, revenue really dried up for a lot of these local and state governments, and there's they're facing the possibility of millions of people being laid off in the public sector. So Democrats are pushing out their top ask and, you know, I don't know if Republicans are hard, fast against that. Maybe there's a compromise there
An deep dive into Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech
"I'm Audie Cornish in Washington earlier we heard from president Donald Trump and we just heard the voice of Michigan governor Gretchen Wimmer who presented the democratic response to president trump stated the union speech we have several folks here tonight to do some analysis about all that we heard we're gonna start within the within eighteen L. Shammi who was the chief of staff to speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi and Brendan Buck who was a spokesman for the former house speaker Paul Ryan bring you guys both in for your expertise how what we heard tonight now if you're on Twitter there were a lot of conservatives you you're you're using a lot of exclamation points and saying this is the best thing that they've ever heard Democrats not saying the same I want to start with you Brendan what did you make of the president's focus tonight how we deliver that yeah and this is certainly a confident president in a way that you know you might expect a president who's at his all time high in in the latest Gallup poll who is just really defeated impeachment and have the Democrats sort of in disarray he started off with all of those economic status just making the case that things are going well in this country talk about how we're we're not gonna turn back and really was just riding high right some of his quotes it insane three years of my administration three and a half million working age people of join the work force in leaning really hard into that at the top in it and it was a lot of job well done on my part and very little agenda going forward I counted this is not an official count but I counted only ten things in which he is calling on Congress to do anything in a lot of those were relatively small ball usually a president comes in with a big agenda here's all the things I want to do and you really have to dig in there to find them some of it is funding neo natal research funding a child tax credit sanctuary cities sending Americans to Mars things like that that don't really come together in a real way but another take way as as sue was talking about from the room if I've seen a lot of state of the union this was as divided and cold as I've ever seen you could almost hear brewing from some of the Democrats and that is just really stark and the Nancy Pelosi interactions yeah she she tried to shake his hand and he did do it she actually tore up his speech at the end that that's remarkable I've never seen anything like that the team let's have you jump in on your former boss there people were watching her and her behavior very closely but first your reaction to some of the things you heard tonight shoring it was a fascinating speech the king can I give you a look into president trump's mine and that we were hoping that he would meet the commander in chief test but then said that I believe he produced a speech that was made for TV made for TV moments and Brandon is exactly right some of the big issues bi partisan issues that he could work with Democrats on infrastructure he had two lines and infrastructure of prescription drugs he really did not go into specifics as to get me a bell and I will sign it these are opportunities lost a lucky get a showing at age she has to do is to tell Democrats thank you for working with me on U. S. M. C. A. and he didn't right you mentioned that it was signed by it was that yeah and and I and also in terms of I've I've seen many states to the union I've been there and I think this is stands up to when president Obama was to during the ACA negotiations and trying to get the bill passed it was it was that same feeling that you had in those to complete the process I want to take a moment now to fact check some of what we heard both the president's speech in the democratic response NPR's Scott Horsley is here to help us do that welcome Scott they do with it this speech was kind of the theme of it was the great American come back the president spent considerable time talking about the economy both his and the prior administration's but here's a sample of that in just three short years we have shattered the mentality of American decline and we have rejected the downsizing of Americans destiny we have totally rejected the downsizing we're moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago and we are never ever going back Scott who was Anderson economy were looking at the one the president's describing characteristically here Donald Trump exaggerates how strong the economy is now and how weak it was when he came into office the fact is the economy was pretty good in twenty seventeen and it's still pretty good now the economy last year grew two point three percent that is exactly the average for the last decade the U. S. added six point seven million jobs in the first thirty five months after trump took office pretty impressive but not unprecedented in the previous thirty five months the U. S. added nearly eight million jobs so really less of a comeback than a more less straight line continuation a lot of people also measure the economy by the size of their own paychecks right in this president described this as a blue collar boom after decades of flat and falling incomes wages are rising fast and wonderfully they are rising fastest for low income workers who have seen a sixteen percent pay increase since my election Scott Horsley is our chief economics correspondent and of course was a long time White House correspondents so to help us understand how he's trying to frame these specific numbers wage wages have been rising faster than inflation that's good for workers there read real purchasing power's been going up but wage gains of actually moderated in recent months in the twelve months ending in December average wages rose just two point nine percent compared to three point four percent earlier in the year and that deceleration in pay hikes is a little surprising given the very low unemployment rate we have now is encouraging as the president says that wages for people at the bottom of the income ladder have been rising faster than those the top that's partly because a lot of states have raised their minimum wages the present also talked about the very large stock market gains that we've seen since the election of twenty sixteen it is way up not seventy percent as he said but the Dow's up fifty seven percent stock ownership are is heavily concentrated among the rich eighty four percent of those gains have gone to just the top ten percent of earners and forty five percent of Americans don't own any stock at all I want to pause for a second and go to Ron Elving because when you think about the last impeach president he was giving a seat at the union is also the person we attribute this it's the economy stupid kind of sloganeering and so is this something that the president should lean hard into especially given what his democratic rivals are talking about why would he not why would he not take credit for where the car a condom use today presidents have suffered when the economy was poor even if it wasn't their fault and even when it wasn't really that bad and even when it was recovering I'm thinking here by George HW bush in nineteen ninety two very short very shallow recession and yet he was pummeled with it and that has happened in other occasions and we've also seen presidents come and office riding on a long recovery such as the one from say about two thousand nine two thousand ten forward into two thousand seventeen and tack on a few more years with policies and there's no question that this president has cut regulations and cut taxes what particularly for a corporations and to some to be wealthy individuals which has juice the economy if you're further but he did come in riding on a long recovery which may be slowing down a little bit now but he basically takes credit for all of it and says that when he came into office it was a situation of American carnage I want to come back to Scott Horsley here because another issue one of factcheck health care promises the president spoke about also Michigan governor Gretchen Widmer who delivered the democratic response here's an example of something the president spoke about one hundred and thirty two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our healthcare system wiping out the private health insurance plans of one hundred and eighty million very happy Americans to those watching at home tonight I want you to know we will never let socialism destroy American health care members we talk about the language is using their this is obviously divisive issue even within the Democratic Party some of the presidential candidates on the democratic side Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren have favored a single payer plan that would eliminate private insurance in warrants case over a period of time other Democrats though want to preserve a role for private insurance for those people who want it we should also point out the president did make what he called an iron clad pledged to protect patients with pre existing condition did he explain how we do that he he did not in this this is surely the biggest Whopper in tonight's speech the president knows a protection for patients with pre existing conditions as popular so he pays lip service to it but if anything his administration has has whittled away at those protections and of course they're they're fighting to overturn the affordable Care Act which is where those protections come from I want to talk about another big issue border security the president talked about this one even before he you know what it was the nominee and hit that thing again tonight my administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to secure the southern border of the United States this statement seems vague but it's got I believe you've kind of dug into it what do you know the administration has made a series of sweeping changes to limit access to asylum seekers at the border I'd sent tens of thousands of migrants back to Mexico to wait for their day in immigration courts and administration credits those policies for a very sharp drop in the number of migrants who are being taken into custody the border in a last may we saw that number peek at a recent high about a hundred forty thousand last month the number was down to around twenty nine thousand so a drop of about eighty percent our allies in this gets at some of what we would call kind of red meat or culture were issues that we heard the president talking about he said he was calling upon members of Congress to pass legislation banning late term abortion of babies he talked about the idea of a sanctuary cities and kind of going after sanctuary states how did he balance this part of the speech with what we heard about the economy well I think those are the two parts of the president's campaign message one is to say you're better off now than you were four years ago the economy is great he said it's greater than ever before in American history but also the president is at heart a culture warrior and he believes that cultural issues are more powerful than economic ones and there is some evidence that might suggest he's right for instance the parts of the country that are reaping the most benefits from the trump economy are the ones where his approval ratings are the worst and the parts of the country that are not reaping the benefits that are doing badly record farm bankruptcy is a manufacturing recession those are the parts of the country where his numbers are the highest why I think because of the cultural issues he's pretty face the voters in those places think he's protecting them against criminal immigrants he talked about those he highlighted once again this is a staple for him a family whose family member has been killed by an undocumented immigrant so these are the two parts of his message one is you never had it so good and the other is you know the Democrats want to ruin your your way of life and that's the message to the public we want to talk about what it was like inside the capitol congressional correspondent kills the smell is there tonight moments ago she spoke with the second highest ranking Republican representative in the house that Steve Scalise we did see a pretty tepid response from Democrats on most things including things other were bye bye things that should have been bipartisan that always have been bipartisan it almost is is like they have this personal hatred against the president and they're letting it see through where they're opposing good policies and you should always put your personal differences on the
Bernie Sanders hits Joe Biden on Social Security — again
"Biden H. Q. Bernie Sanders campaign is unleashed a barrage of negative attacks lying about and distorting Joe's record there even pushing around a deceptively edited video and saying he agree with Paul Ryan about wanting to cut social security stop reading now what I get from that in trying to recount to you as screech screech Paul Ryan social security Joe Biden's on the defensive that's Liz warned Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden is Bernie leading in some poll I haven't seen John what's happened what thirty finishes well in the end and he always outperformed in key states in two thousand sixteen so we worry about the late Bernie surge based on his grassroots support the fact that he's well known for that race city three three hundred million dollars which for insurgent is pretty darn good scratch so the democratic establishment is paranoid about Bernie not only because they don't think you can be trumpet they think you would be terrible for the down ticket Democrats and remember John twenty twenty is the year in which we learn who will control the state legislature and redraw the districts in twenty twenty one and twenty twenty two and if birds at the top of the ticket they are terrified that they will be in a disadvantageous position no history says John whenever there's an anybody but movement that's the winner when everybody attacks one person that's the winner that's what history set is it different for the Democrats well the thing is with the Democrats are they're delegate selection process is so cumbersome so arcane that the Democrats still believe that as long as they prevent burning from getting a first ballot majority the super delegates of the second ballot can deliver the nomination to Biden and crush Burry the problem is that comes at a fearsome cost because Bernie's people will be convinced the election was stolen from them I see are your measure Bernie Sanders campaign has he done something differently recently that they're all suddenly fearful of him I thought that they were happy to have him bump along representing the progress of splitting the progressives of with Elizabeth Warren and then go away quietly well he the Democrats privately told me he fooled us he had a heart attack we thought he was dead and he kept organizing behind the C. setup is backed the star Democrat if what does that do a sense of false security so they were not ready for this were actually looking at a Democratic Party doesn't have a plan be about burning I I can't tell sometimes because these are all many of one foot in the grave Joe Biden attacking him on social security is that the way to go is that the way to stop burning who would who would doubt Bernie Sanders on social security who who would take him on a seventy nine years old you know just remember that the definition of an anybody but candidacy is you throw the kitchen sink that to live that's the definition of what
Biden accuses Sanders campaign of sharing "doctored" video of him attacking Social Security
"Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders presidential campaign to dis own what he calls Dr to video that some Sander supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut social security and Medicare top Sanders age have in recent weeks circulated video clips of Biden discussing social security and Medicare over the years one of them shows him saying former Republican speaker Paul Ryan was right when he said Republicans would have to consider the entitlement spending after the GOP tax
Biden accuses Sanders campaign of sharing "doctored" video of him attacking Social Security
"Joe Biden is calling out as democratic doc presidential rival bringing Sanders Campaign for releasing what he calls a doctored video that some sanders supporters say shows Biden endorsing Republican in calls to cut social security. I will public. Radio is clay masters reports. An Iowa voter asked Joe Biden about rumors she'd heard about the former vice president wanting to cut social security biden. Says there's a video going around put out by quote Bernie's people and its ally. This is a doctor tape and I think is beneath and I'm looking for his campaign to come forward and disown it. The video shows Biden in two thousand eighteen seemingly agreeing with former Republican House speaker. Paul Ryan when it comes to entitlement spending in a statement to Iowa Public Radio Sanders campaign manager says Biden should stop trying to Dr his own public record of consistently and repeatedly trying to cut social security polls in Iowa show sanders and Biden locked in a tight four way race here with Elizabeth Warren and Buddha
GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner to retire
"You I'm gonna be joined in just a few seconds here by congressman Jim Sensenbrenner who has been a powerful member of the United States house of representatives for decades former committee chairman and long time representative of currently called the fifth congressional district and the just the clouds of change a little bit over the years but it's always been a very very large chunk of the Milwaukee suburbs congressman Sensenbrenner good afternoon hi mark how are you doing I'm a great I you have it at all to do you want to share with our audience this afternoon so I'm just going to allow you to share it yes mark I wanna let you and your listeners know all of that I've decided not to seek reelection a year from November I always knew that when the time came for me to step aside I would come to that conclusion and I've done that now it's been a great run for the last forty two years I think I've made a difference both for our district in our country in building the Republican Party and making us safer through the patriot act in this modernization as well as standing up for disabled people and me on board so the time has come I think to pass the torch I'm proud of what I've done and then of what I want to do is to thank everybody who has supported me over the years because I never could have done it alone. obviously you've been there for a long time you had a few health problems have been some health issues in your family are those contributing factors here or have you just decided that you wanna roll off into the sunset and not have to do so much hard work for the rest of your life well first of all I'm not planning on going off into the sunset I will remain active in Wisconsin politics health question the answer is no my wife who has severe aneurysm is stabilized and I am feeling you know up to the job and you all are going to be hearing an awful lot for me during the next sixteen months when I survive my final term of particularly if the Democrats are foolish enough to actually go through an impeachment in the Judiciary Committee that was my next question you do and you're not resigning or anything like that your term would run to January of twenty one and you are going to serve that entire que van is correct I am not resigning I am serving out my term and at the end of this term I will have been in Congress longer than anybody else in Wisconsin history including David OP was that done was that a goal at any point what it all really. for the last two years but you know I I I figured yeah after all the pushing and pulling in the last Congress you know I wanted to be there in this Congress whether we were in the majority or the minority and when you're in the minority of course you have nothing to say about the schedule but I learned a long time ago that when you have a good idea you get a bipartisan sponsor co sponsor of it because in our divided Congress unless you do that it's not going anywhere. have you made a decision as to whether or not you're going to endorse someone who seeks to replace your I'm not going to win Doris anybody I'm sure there's going to be a scrum of Republicans running and I hope they all seek the party endorsement next month or next March the fifth district caucus the only thing I can say to those who are contemplating running are actually running is don't kill each other please. the I. up. ten year of your career you I mean the the what the media will describe me the use different adjectives than those of the conservatives would describe but forceful aggressive feisty combative committed all of those words do come to do come divided describing your career I mean it's hard what you mentioned that you're not going to go watch silently I can't imagine you ever being silent ready thank you not only were a consistent conservative and maybe a little bit ahead of your time in some of your conservative points of view you chose to make yourself vocal and clear and aggressive as you know there are some members of Congress we call a back benchers they go there and you never hear anything from them again and they cast their votes in the collector paychecks and so on you chose from the beginning. to be heard and that the voice of sense in better would be known and would be out there I talk for just a moment about that and about your own style and the way that you've kind of handle the comported yourself in your life tenure in Congress well after my first election I got a call from former president Ford he said Jim you have a safe district you can either be a great constituents Orvis congressman or hire people who can do that my staff has been great or you can be somebody who actually aggressively pursues and passes legislation that was very good advice and that's what I've done really right from the beginning and I don't regret doing that because the staff can do an awful lot of things that they can their goose registration they can't debated they can't vote on it they can't negotiate with the Senate and with the White House and I I just had my staff pull together some figures following Gerry Ford's advice I've been the lead sponsor coast sponsor of four thousand two hundred ninety nine pieces of legislation seven hundred sixty eight of them passed the house and two hundred seventeen of them have been signed into law by six different presidents so I think I made a difference both for our district in for our country and I've kept in touch hundred town meetings average every year nobody can come close to that in there a lot of people who come into the town meetings and say I've been to direct I've been to route and things like that but I think that this is an issue of accountability and I guess somebody could be wishy washy and six months later when things don't turn out correctly people say why didn't he or she tell us that that's not my style some is not going to pass I think people are newer right away. and they are put their efforts into something else. when I got wind that you wanted to have something to say obviously I didn't think it was you announcing reelection because you pronounce your candidacy for reelection ninety seven thousand times that it was something else one of the questions that will come up is why now are you burned out to get tired of the attitude in Washington did that come into play or is it simply that it's time and you want to go out on your own terms while you can still do it on your own terms well it's you know the thing is is that the framers set up the constitution that required compromise which is kind of a naughty word nowadays and it's been frustrating I'll be the first one to admit that I wanted to go out on my own terms I don't haven't announced opponent free election and nobody can come up and say well I forced him out map because there's nobody that has any credibility at math you know the other thing you know is is that I'd like to get a new representative in the fifth district before redistricting because if I served another term and would be leaving in twenty twenty two I can see the wolves on both sides of the aisle on Madison seeing themselves going to Washington and carving the seat up and believe me I have work to make the wall counties more Republican the wall counties have got to be kept together in redistricting if Republicans are going to have any chance of winning a statewide election yeah I guess we should tell people since she has changed a bit over every ten years you're just like I guess could roughly be described as a small portion of western Milwaukee county the northern half of walk a shot I think all they're virtually all of Jefferson I think you have all the virtually all of Dodge and Washington you no longer have sake I think I think I pretty much yeah you're pretty and the city of whitewater the city of white water ice. get a little bit down there and your white water in that so that's it yet it could change a little bit over the years with the redistricting and so on but it is generally bad. a Republican district and wanted which well you had challengers none that were ever very serious I guess my final question to you is was that liberating and allowing you to. not have to worry at all about. taking positions that were in chores by having a district that was perceived is generally safe do you think do you think that allowed you to become an even more effective and outspoken voice for conservatism it was because I mean I think you you pre date even Tommy Thompson's governorship in here what if you think about the foundational roots of the contemporary Republican Party in Wisconsin I mean your the route I mean it's it's been you and everything's calm well you better route well. very clearly so all the way the old nine district was when I was first elected it didn't start out that way half the courthouse in half the legislative delegation in Waukesha county were Democrats we had a party leadership that complained about conservatives at the bar at the Country Club and the next spring with my support down Taylor was elected Waukesha county chairman and with the party signing up for members and me pointing out folks who have fled from the city that is Republicans that really stand up for your values of small government good schools will crime rates lower taxes and you are a shared your previous voting habits and start voting for Republicans they have a lot of people but led by don Taylor bureau have been able to turn walkie Sean Washington counties into the Republican strongholds of they are and in terms of my political legacy I can look back at that it was a great deal of pride. you you may I I said that was my last question I do have another one you obviously timed the announcement the election is next year the primary election which is where all the action to be on the Republican side is you know a full you're a ways you're giving the other would be candidates an opportunity to go on this it will catch anyone by surprise even though you will Sir about obviously the entirety of the term did you have this in your mind last year when you were writing that the the election that you won back in twenty eighteen was the last is this but thought for a while it or did this come up in the last week what where's where's the time line bad where arms of how you come to this well you know what I what I can say is that Sean Duffy and I were the two most responsible for convincing Paul Ryan to run for speaker and I made a commitment at least mentally that I would serve out and be Paul Ryan's good friend in backstop and he gave me a couple of messages to straighten out which were real masses that you know Paul's retirement was a surprise but no surprise but things have gone along so far down the you know I said that you know really we don't need to have an uproar in the fifth district because it will hurt the statewide take care of well you know heard governor Walker and Attorney General Shamil and you know needed to have the the work that I was doing and the endorsements that I could make the keep the the fifth district legislators reelected. sure enough well it's I'm sure we're going to have you on the program is going to be a lot of things that happen over the next sixty months and I appreciate your joining us to make this time I would say epic and historic announcement this afternoon well thank you very much for giving me the opportunity mark okay thanks
The House Democrats Slouch Toward Impeachment
"If you choose to impeach recognize that you're almost certain to fall well short of the two thirds of the Senate you need to remove the president and you may very well end up improving trump's chances of reelection if Democrats choose not to impeach they avoid all of the above risks but the party's base will absolutely love them for it is Jim Wright there's a there's a conservative leaning magazine have the democratic right yeah I don't know because you mentioned that suits you said is when there is risk the wrath of the left the route the wearer from grassroots voters are from Twitter yeah it seems to me that the raptors really coming from inside a bubble and not from voters we didn't hear this and grassroots enthusiasm in twenty eighteen we're not hearing it on the campaign trail in twenty nineteen from democratic voters you talk to members on the hill they're not getting phone calls are not getting you know dilution with phone calls saying well you all better impeach or else you've lost us so this seems to be this very much a contained in with in Washington DC but it's not spilling out into the broader elect let's talk to a Democrat here Terry I mean I'm curious is there a voter that said they're going boy I'm gonna vote against I'm likely leaning against president trump unless the Democrats start page and proceed absolutely not okay I mean I I that's part of the political calculation and quick yeah in in fact having traveled all we do have our house is set up this year Virginia have done fifty six events I don't think one time his impeachment issue been raised in the issue for Democrats is how we do spend all our time talking about impeachment which we know they can't get him in the Senate I mean he could rob a bank in the Senate would not convict him it doesn't matter you know more about president we don't have enough I say today president or get back in talking about the issues of you know the tax cut to the rich what he's done to healthcare in this country the issues of racial division that he is crate in this country I mean we we were we talk about healthcare infrastructure good quality jobs those are the core democratic values in we'd better spend our time talking with Democrats care about is beating Donald Trump so even go into that analysis man's story is how do you be trump if trump being the means we're gonna go talk about these issues not impeachment that's what they what rich are you convinced impeachment somehow helps trump I think it hurts the Democrats and I think that the compromise the moment is service trading or cat situation where the impeachment it's kinda dead this kinda live at the same time like the like where is alive the articles are dead I write anything really it's a really start an inquiry that are there at the end of the day and they say oh no their no articles so they'd I think close season six been right to stop this a tried and stand and in the way of this from the beginning and you look at I think that a P. B. S. poll last week there's a swath of democratic issues that have theoretically majority support why would they focus on the one thing that doesn't have majority support has super majority support against it'd be crazy politically only I don't think I don't think Americans are sitting out there thinking about articles versus inquire if the ordinary American doesn't really understand what exactly the impeachment process is anyway I think most people particularly most Democrats would in the end I'm I'm and I'm not talking about the left part of the base but I think in the end we'll be happy with anything that for instance gets don McGann on the stand so I think I I I I think the whole impeachment argument ends up becoming something that nobody is really tune into except the interior of the Democratic Party right I mean a slightly shift gears a little bit the president is insisting on trying to induce turn himself into the show today and yesterday with with these attacks and Elijah Cummings some of the tweets I think the initial one that we had here where we have up there guys and let's get the initial tweet as proven last week during a congressional tour the porters clean efficient well run just very crowded coming district that's his word morning they're from the president is a disgusting Raton road infested mass if you spent more time in Baltimore maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place I mean what to the Baltimore sun has responded with an editorial this morning that says better to have a few rats than to be one that's the headline fare we know what the president's doing yes he does not like with the oversight committee is doing he's upset about the oversight committee and he's created the ultimate distraction for the entire political community which is race this is what he's done since he's been a candid since he's been president and he this is the train he's comfortable on this is the train he wants to fight twenty twenty on and I don't think it works for him he's still more popular do you think it does I know it does because here's is more popular than he is popular despite the fact that he has a good economy despite the fact that people give him credit for what he's doing on the economy where he thinks that helps him again at the governor made this point where do you want to fight as a candidate the trying you're comfortable and your opponents are uncomfortable for the train where you're comfortable you have the advantage and your opponent is uncomfortable for Democrats they know that's health care that's where they want to be fighting the president Donald doesn't want to fight there he wants to do he wants a fight here because now because he thinks he can win on this but because Democrats will make unforced errors and where they move policy wise is too far to the left like we saw in the debate rich this stoking numbers at racial resentment and and and I know that some of the right will have this said that this that's not what it's about the problem is he's got a fact pattern here that doesn't really support that very well in fact I think he's left a lot of people out on a limb after the Omar stuff given what he did today is there a point that this becomes a breaking point inside the Republican Party well I think what you have to understand about Republicans as for almost all of them for a lot of them the charge of racism has lost its force because been so over used and we remember defending George W. bush and Paul Ryan from charges of racism so this was another really bad tweet I think what he does though if you you're in is target he's gonna make any charge no matter how personally hateful or low against you no matter what and I think you just wish there were more awareness there that he's the present United States which includes west Baltimore yeah if he's got a problem with it he had a one up try to fix it to retire listen this is horrible for the country what Donald Trump is done to create divisions in our nation today is gonna take a long time for us to get over let it be logical means what he did the squad when he started out stopping people from the seven countries from coming to America as governor I was adults a report US citizens were being detained had come in from these countries and then of course it was Charlottesville I talked to the present that day I told what was happening with a thousand armed people from thirty five states screaming the most disgusting things I could not say on this program Jolene going by the synagogue say we're gonna burn you are going to Berlin synagogue like we did in our shorts how did we get to a place like this in America and I blame truck not for specific acts when I really blame him Chuck for the atmosphere in he's continued to double down to divide these people people used to wear hoods in this country they used to do it at night now they think think they can walk in broad daylight it has to stop you know Helene the president clearly wants this conversation about race and about what Elijah Cummings is doing yeah yeah he's not happy that a larger comics is going after his daughter he's not happy about the what the house oversight committee is doing but I think I was really curious about your question to our rich which I think was answered by your your interview with Rick Scott just now when you said what is the breaking point for the Republican Party I think we have now seen that there is no breaking point for the Republican Party let's not this well it's certainly not going to be it is not on
Paul Ryan, President And Alberta Ryan discussed on Morning Show with Sean and Frank
"Speaker Paul Ryan unleashed on president trump in a new book about the Republican civil war Ryan accuse the president of being ignorant said he wanted to scold the president all the time just some of the allegations levied and a book called American carnage written by politicos ten Alberta Ryan reportedly said his retirement from the speakership was an escape hatch president trump fired back on Twitter said Mister Ryan leftist party in the lurch as a fundraiser and as a leader I understand this it was Paul Ryan who refused to embrace the president's agenda it was Paul Ryan who refuse to secure the border and it was Paul Ryan who handed over the house of representatives to the Democrats he betrayed his party he betrayed conservatives and
President President Trump, Speaker Ryan And Paul Ryan discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"GONNA turn to a little bit of politics as a book out called American carnage by Tim Alberta and there's some interesting Paul Ryan Quotes Being Wisconsin Guy Paul Ryan Guy. I'm curious if your reaction here's the exit for a long long stretch. The Two Thousand Sixteen Campaign Paul Ryan refused to accept trump's takeover the G._O._P.. He traversed the stages of grief denial. No way trump can win anger. I called him a racist bargaining the powerpoint slides and depression this is fatal. He told Ryan spree this before finally coming terms with it. This resistance was grounded in basic belief that the Republican Party was still as party looking back. Ryan says he should have known better. You Know Wisconsin Ryan you know trump. What do you make of this dispute in this personal is this misread of where the party is? And where do you fit for. I consider Paul Ryan friend. I've got a good working relationship the President I've always abided by the Ronald Reagan commandment. I think we do need you realize Republicans Tokens Conservatives the president trump does socialism president also some Democratic Left. We need to hang together here so I think we've accomplished a lot of things the last two years we've stopped any in the regulatory burden who have more competitive tax system. That's Redo. That's produced more more than three percent growth much ten times higher business investment. That's GONNA grow our economy in the future so again from my standpoint. I'd like everybody to get along because we need to preserve this country that this marvel the American economy and model of freedom. Do you think President President Trump's criticism of Speaker Ryan and his speakership is warranted well again. I I would prefer that we all understand that the opponent in this political struggle are Democrats and they're growing socialism in what they would turn America into so we need to hang together I for nobody criticize each other on our side all right Senator Ron Johnson Republican from Wisconsin. I'M GONNA leave it there extra coming on sharing your views much appreciate it
Democrats and Trump agree to $2 trillion infrastructure deal
"Shapiro show. Well, it's finally infrastructure week. I mean, I don't know about you. But I've been excited for infrastructure week for Niane two years, I've been promised infrastructure week basically every single week. And then every something else that comes up some sort of national crisis that sort of takes infrastructure, we've got the headlines while today, President Trump met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to talk about infrastructure weak infrastructure week and partially. I think this is President Trump's attempts to move toward the middle. It's President Trump's attempts to reach out to so-called moderate voters that is because he wants to look as though he is reaching out to those folks is he wants to look as though his mainstream moderate guy who can reach across the today. He got together with Chuck Schumer and ANSI Pelosi now in the past this is never gonna well in the past when he gets together with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He then hands them the store. This happened in his first budget proposal when he overrule both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. I don't even know why he's meeting with Schumer Schumer is not the majority leader Mitch McConnell is majority leader wouldn't be win. This big time to get you know, like the speaker of the house Pelosi and the majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell together to have this conversation. But apparently not apparently that would be foolish instead, he's just going to deal directly with Democrats. And then try and cram this thing down on Senate Republicans. So he gets together with them and Schumer came out super happy because the president has basically said he wants to spend two trillion dollars on infrastructure. Two trillion dollars uninformed structure, presumably over the course of only a couple of years you'd imagine. So all that will amount to is increasing the federal budget by some fifteen or twenty th twenty percent in a time when we have twenty one trillion dollars in national debt. That's
Disney Closes On $71 Billion Acquisition Of Fox's Entertainment Business
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from e-verify, delivering the technology to help employers verify work eligibility for new employees evolving to support the needs of your workforce at either five dot gov slash go. Let's go higher. Many a movie begins with this brass fanfare. It's the signature of film by twenty first Century, Fox just after midnight that music and the studios behind it became part of the Disney empire NPR. Tv critic Eric Dagens has been following a huge merger and he's on the line. Eric morning, Dan. Yeah. You know, I'm reminded that chipmunks did a version of that. Maybe we'll get to hear that we can hope for that. We can hope for that. Okay. So that combines with the people who did when you wish upon a star on and on how big a deal is this. It's a huge deal. One of the biggest media deals in recent history. Regulatory agencies across the world had to sign off on this deal, including the US department of Justice, which may Disney sell off a bunch of regional sports networks that FOX own just to keep them from dominating too much of the sports TV industry here. So yeah, this is this is a big deal. What does Disney get? I mean, what what that had the label FOX on. It goes over to Disney. So this is a seventy one point three billion dollar deal and involves two of the biggest studios in Hollywood. So there's a lot of names involved in this and TV and film that folks will recognize so so Disney gets outlets like Twentieth Century, Fox television, which produces shows like empire and modern family. They get FOX animation and National Geographic partners. Now, FOX meanwhile has created this slimmed-down company to include a lot of the stuff that Disney didn't by. So they have Fox News channel, FOX business network. The FOX broadcast network and Fox Sports. And in fact, the former speaker of the house Paul Ryan was named to the board of that new FOX corporation, so Rupert Murdoch's family, which of course, is controlled FOX Murdoch keeps the stuff which we can imagine is closest to his heart like, the Fox News channel and gets rid of some of this other stuff, right? A company that's a little more focused on news and sports. Okay. Couple of consequences here. One. You could imagine a bunch of layoffs as these two companies, consolidate is that likely. Yeah, there's a lot of concern in fear at lower levels in the entertainment industry that thousands of people could lose their jobs when Disney starts to consolidate its film and TV properties. We've already heard about some of these bigger executives who are going to shuffle around. You know, there's some folks from FOX high level TV executives that are gonna move over to Disney to help run their TV outfits, and then a big -secutive for maybe AMC was moved over and took a job running, FOX entertainment. So this is going to be interested and will this change? What we see? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. And this is another step in the streaming wars in a way, you know, Disney is getting bigger to compete with Amazon net. Flicks. The, you know, everything from Star Wars to dub dead pool is going to be in the same home, the Saint corporate home, they have the streaming service called Disney plus starting up so they're going to get a lot of material. That they're getting a controlling stake in Hulu, which is another streamer. There's a sense that some of the more adult oriented stuff might end up on Hulu and the more family stuff might end up on Disney. Plus, and then there's the question of what's going to happen with Disney owned ABC and FOX broadcast network once they have twelve months to really develop some new programming for each of those broadcasters, and we should note the Twentieth Century, Fox and Walt Disney pictures are both financial supporters of NPR and we've been listening to NPR TV critic, Eric Eric. Thanks. All right. Thank you. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
Politicians don't argue too much, they argue too poorly
"Politics. These days can divide friends and family USA radio networks Timberg explorers. Why divisive? Hateful. Pundits angry campus. Activists in Twitter. Trolls today in America. There is an outrage industrial complex that prospers by setting Americans against each other. Arthur c Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, he says arguing with someone isn't wrong. But he also tells Fox News, we got know how to argue with someone. We don't argue too much are too poorly. That's the biggest problem that we have. There's a problem that we have in our society today, which is that we have as much polarization today between Democrats and Republicans there are between Israelis and Palestinians, and this causes a lot of contempt which is not anger. It's ten it's anger mixed with disgust this poll people apart one in six Americans stopped talking to a family member or close friend since two thousand sixteen election. It's the Reuters Paul Ryan, you totally it's it's catastrophic. As a matter of fact, can meet people are unhappy at worst of all they're not persuading anybody
As court gag order looms, Trump adviser Roger Stone on media blitz
"President Trump now raising questions about the arrest of longtime confidant Roger stone on charges brought by special counsel, Robert Muller. ABC's Meghan Hughes. An it Trump told the daily caller he would think about asking the FBI to review its use of force after what he called the unusual way. He says Roger stone was treated when the FBI took stone in Trump pointed out that there were twenty nine people their armored vehicles and cameras present he said, it was sad to see in the same interview. The president also says former speaker of the house Paul Ryan reneged on a promise to get the border wall
Trump says Paul Ryan reneged on deal to fund border wall
"In Minneapolis. President Trump is continuing to insist congressional negotiators working on a compromise. Border security deal include money for his proposed wall between an area of Mexico and the southern US border Trump. A message on Twitter saying that if negotiators aren't discussing are contemplating a wall or physical barrier. They are quote wasting their time Trump's insistence on funding for a wallet to an impasse. With Democrats was owning a thirty five day partial government shutdown last Friday, the president agreed to a temporary deal. Reopening the government while negotiators worked toward a longer term border
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Where do the people that you're talking about inside the republican party in both chambers how do they look at what november shaping up to be particularly in light of what paul ryan has done there is not a lot of optimism that republicans hold onto the house at this point it is not a completely lost 'cause you know there are still time many things could happen including some recognition of tax cuts hitting people's paychecks that's that is really the great republican hope right now however there's also the president himself who is an ex factor and who could complicate things further for republicans i don't think that most republicans believe that ryan's announced ment is a death warrant i do think they admit that it doesn't help them you know that it doesn't look good to have the leader of the house announcing he's he's leaving and that he's walking away but but i do also think if you look if you talked to political operatives around the country democrats and republicans it is trump who probably is a larger factor than paul ryan paul ryan doesn't does not help nancy pelosi is someone that republicans will probably go after even more now there's a question of whether or not that will backfire in some districts i think all of this there's there's sort of something symbolic and more happening today paul ryan announced his retirement yesterday today david is the swearing in ceremony for connor lamb a democrat who won in a special election in a district where the president won by nineteen points that's such an incredible slip in in just a few months and here's paul ryan swearing not democrat in today so that symbolic but it's also more than that for democrats.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hello thank you for taking my call i i wanted to put out there the nicest way i can contradictory view what sykes just said about pauline please do all ryan is not a disappointment paul ryan is a hero and a champion of wisconsin paul ryan may very well be the greatest human being to come out of the state of the sconsin he was he was straddled with incredible difficulty in the challenges that he had all throughout the obama era and with donald trump era he he did a magnificent job managing a thousand cats going in a million directions and brought it across the finish line in such an incredible way for such a young person and i and i would i would probably say contrary to charlie people like charlie stike sit up in their ivory towers and they look down on on the small people of wisconsin in america like we are to ignorance are not educated enough to understand the nuances of politics and they're and they're posed conservative perch that they were trying here kisser vibe down here we're not making large salaries we're barely scraping by barely making it and and with the pin with donald trump was when your house is on fire you really don't care if the firemen was throwing on some woman that wasn't his wife in the bar the night before all you're interested in it can you put out the fire my child's on the third floor and it sounds oversaw america it sounds as though thank you are it sounds as though you feel that paul ryan did a good job we've course are admiring of charlie sykes but interested in what you have to say so kimmel funny i wonder what would you describe this the state of play for republicans looking ahead to the midterm elections up before this big announcement came like i said before i think it's it's it's the same you know any party in power has to fight very hard in a midterm election donald trump or not so we have that in front of us i do think we have some policy points that we can run on i do think you know.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I projects thank you jim so much for offering that i did want to take another call this time from madison wisconsin not so far from a paul ryan's hometown clear you go ahead hi david thank you yes i've been watching paul ryan for a long time i don't believe for a new york minute this man is done with politics i just think he's tired of being a trump enabler and he seems fees the train wreck coming he hopped off the train he's going to go and start fundraising and i suspect he will primary trump if trumps still around i think he'll try to run for president in twenty twenty and would you be happy to see him do it no so you've watched belong time you think of political but not a supporter what about that kim alfono your republican strategist we thought that mitt romney might have been done with electoral politics but he looks like in fact he is running for senate this year from utah we'll paul ryan take a little while away spend some time with his family back in in wisconsin and then return to the scene you know he's a young man and he's a talented political player and you know sure sure so that it could happen lisa deja down what do you think anything's possible yeah we had a spirited discussion of this in our newsroom yesterday sources close to speaker ryan told reporters yesterday that he does not expect to hold elected office ever again in his life and this is what the speaker himself is saying as well however he isn't has been a very ambitious politician and he has never since he left college he has not held a single job outside of congress or think tanks that are trying to help elect republicans to congress is very first job was working in the us senate right out of college this has been his life so i think there is a very real question as to if we take him at his word that he is leaving politics is he someone who's going to change his mind in two years after he sees.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Well it in many ways it's an insoluble problem when you have a problem like we never probably like donald trump but but again you know there are choices to be made eat no the congress is a co equal branch of government you know and i want to go back to this the comments about you know the the tax cut and everything you know again another one of the disappointments of of paul ryan the contradiction is the fact that here's somebody that talked about the national debt and for years and i probably had dozens of conversations with him about the the the crisis of deficits and debts and entitlements and yet he's leaving his speakership with trillion dollar a year deficits as far as the i can see having added trillions of dollars to the national debt they could've had tax reform that would have been revenue neutral so the compromise that he made were not just moral and by the way i think it somewhat trivializes what donald trump is doing to our culture just to say that that it is the ethical or theatrical debates about morality the character of the president the judgment of the president the language of the president actually matters these are real things and i know the paul ryan knows that but the compromise is then were not just about donald trump's character and behavior they also were in substance and for a republican congress to have essentially completely abandoned fiscal conservatism you know shouldn't be overlooked as well you know for people who are saying what least got some policy winds well the policy wins art to settle the next generation with what paul ryan used to describe as a debt bomb so charlie sykes in the thirty seconds we have left for you was paul ryan speakership in that plus for the republicans a net plus for the country or did it ultimately let the country down i think we'll look back on on this as as a not a successful period for the republican party i think the trump affiliation of the republican party is going to have.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"As we've seen what happened once donald trump won that election ryan and others basically decided that they were going to go along you know when i when i wrote my book the first quote that i used in the book was from wb it's the best lack all conviction while the worst or full of passionate intensity and i was very much thinking of paul ryan and folks like steve bannon when i when i wrote that that that paul ryan could have been the voice of conscience he could have stood up and said you know you know denounce many of the things that donald trump did including after charlottesville the fact that he chose not to do it because he wanted to get tax cuts passed i think is is is is a tragedy and and in a failure on his part tough words from from an old movie wisconsin friend of of the departing house speaker came out font oh you're a republican strategist he think about these things all the time clearly the tax cut was a priority whether one criticizes praises a paul ryan for his stewardship it was a significant priority the first thing he pointed to his accomplishment does that does that achievement that signal chievements that major piece of legislation outweigh whatever reservations went might have about the kinds of intellectual compromises charlie sexist describing well i think that when donald trump was elected republicans had to come to terms with whether they were comfortable with separating theater from action donald trump is is is absolutely very i guess you wanna say like the theatrical you wanna watch him and what he's doing but the but the work of the congress is is it has to be action it has to be getting things done and and with the election of both the senate the house and the presidency that is a an opportunity that as republicans you know we've longed for and there it was in our hands and we had to decide do we seize on that opportunity like like paul ryan.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And they're in but didn't really attract criticize the president as severely is that the kind of reaction you're talking about or were there other things he meant his well no that back of the kind of thing that i'm that i'm talking about it and there were a series of moments where paul ryan was willing to call out donald trump just say that donald trump was not the authentic voice of conservatives we're certainly not the kind of conservatism the paul ryan wanted to to practice but all of that went away after the election now i remember very well that incident where he'll pull ryan denounce the textbook case of racism in very very strong terms brought he continued to endorse donald trump and there was the beginning of that fundamental contradiction it's textbook racism but let's still put this man in the oval office and i don't think the pauline ever expected that donald trump was going to win the presidency there's a report today in politico suggesting that he was prepared to give a speech after the election disavowing trumpism and really distancing himself from donald trump but what we've seen since since january of twenty seventeen is was the decision my paul ryan essentially to look the other way to enable donald trump to be his wing man in congress and unfortunately that's going to be very much part of his legacy now truly one last question in this vein i think you just said a moment or two ago that you that there was a moment in two thousand sixteen he was preparing himself to distance himself from the president during the race as opposed to after a loss what happened there from your reporting that suggest that made him decide not to well you remember he he did right after the access hollywood video came out donald trump was due to come and have a rally with paul ryan the very next day here in wisconsin and paul ryan disinvited him i think about that you have the speaker of the house gives inviting the nominee of his party and then the next week he had the conference call where he said look i'm basically done with donald trump i'm not gonna defend donald trump anymore but.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Wisconsin political journalist and talk show host charlie thanks for making the connection thank you thank you very much so let's talk a little bit about a paul ryan's relationship to the president as somebody who's followed ryan for a long time how would you say this president in this presidency sits with the house speaker well unfortunately and i know other people have said this and i i've known paul ryan for more than twenty years we've been friends since before he would went went to congress i think paul ryan is a fundamentally decent honorable man who however has made a thousand embarking with this president you so you do think he made a pact it's that sold out in certain ways his principles well yeah and and i know that's a harsh thing to say but in in in some ways they're the people who drink the kool aid who are true believers you know in making america great again a paul ryan knew better and it was prepared to say so back in two thousand sixteen which makes his capitulation to donald trump all the the more disappointing and i think that you know that that that's unfortunately what he's going to be remembered for he's going to be remembered for these contradictions for talking about a politics of inclusion and aspirated but then basically deciding that you know the tax cuts were so important that he was going to look the other way when when donald trump said and did things that that i know that paul ryan did not agree with and that were deeply offensive charlie let's let's actually go back to the summer of two thousand sixteen which you just mentioned to vent candidate donald trump was being sued in federal district court for defrauding students at trump university trump in several interviews said the judge presiding over the case and that was us district judge gonzalo curiel would be biased against him because he was of mexican heritage obviously trumpet made strong statements about immigration in the wall and many other things speaker ryan at that time slam trump for those remarks claiming a person can't do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment i think that should be absolutely disavowed it's absolutely unacceptable you know trump certainly made other stat sent statements in the years since in the in the time of his presidency particularly.
"paul ryan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You know i think there's a lot of people thinking about paul ryan as national leader also think about him as a republican leader you are you know in the trenches when you think about republican politics what is he what kind of leadership has he provided and what kind of point or counterpoint has he provided to the president well i think he's been a very effective leader in a time when the job is like hurting cats riding on squirrels i mean it's it's been an insane time for the republican party and we have to say the least dynamic president an opinionated one and you know the job of the speaker is to get the job done not just to talk about it and he's kind of successfully you know you can imagine him straddling trucks going down the highway he's successfully kept a foot in the conservative you know far conservative wing of the party as well as keeping old school traditional republicans in line and he's gotten some things passed pretty remarkably it hasn't happened in a long time and and you know john bainer would say he wasn't able to do it and so for that he he should be commended he was a an effective speaker at a time of chaos we've got a call from baltimore maryland janice you have some thoughts on paul ryan's of legacy yes i just wanted to say that i respect paul ryan's decision to go home and spend time with his family but i've you not think that paul ryan has been a true leader because donald trump is not representative of how americans should behave he has done and said so many agreed to things hall ryan has not stood up and said this is not the kind of behavior that is fitting for our children or even even us as adults he has never said that and until he says that i will not be able to respect him after truly her i'm he's worked hard i'm sure the job is difficult but he should have stood up donald trump say care janice thank you so much for your thoughts were getting a lot of feedback not only about paul ryan but about his relationship with the president joining us now from the walkie again we're working with you charles sykes the contributing editor at the weekly standard host of the daily standard podcast as i mentioned as a longtime.
"paul ryan" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Well i don't see anybody that's going to do much more than paul ryan and unfortunately paul ryan's legacy is going i it's it's not going to be tax cuts paul ryan's lasting legacy among historians is going to show him to be a man who is who always a policy guy who is more comfortable as chairman of the ways and means committee uncomfortable as speaker of the house especially in these most trying times where there was a storm gathering he had an opportunity after charlotte to speak out not only for those offended by donald trump and by the neo nazi protests but also for the republican party for the party of lincoln for the party of reconstruction for the party of the thirteenth and the fourteenth amendment for the party that was supposed that paul ryan believed should expand its horizons and start reaching out to others but he didn't do that he didn't speak out after donald trump tweeted out neo nazi videos he didn't speak out after donald trump attack the entire continent of africa and other countries for being predominantly black time and time again paul ryan had the opportunity to speak out and time and time again paul ryan decided that it was not his responsibility to do that that somebody that's known paul and liked him very much since he was twenty two and wanted very much for him to be the speaker of the house that remains a mystery to me and always will remain a history a mystery to me and i think to historians.
"paul ryan" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Don't be ridiculous trump doesn't have any idea will paul ryan achievements are right or what legislation he's in favor of or against he just knows for donald trump or donald trump what did he say about the tapes hey we ineffective leader keep anybody he's a terrible guy bad guy then later a paul ryan bows his head and goes okay donald you win you not only did you win the presidency but you one our base over so fi dare defy you i will be tarred and feathered so yes donald trump euro wonderful leader can we just get the donors their tax cuts and they agreed on that that was the one thing they agreed on it so they got the giant tax cuts for the rich and so then trump turns around and goes good job paul ryan very good very good he's with donald trump now very good boy okay so there's no real relationship there and if it turns out before paul ryan leaves impeachment proceedings begin and paul ryan decides to go along with it wait till you see the tweets about the very good man at that time yeah and look at those tweets were great in the end i don't think that those are the things he will be remembered for should be remembered for but i do have a suggestion as to the tweet i would like him to be remember for because i think in a very short just couple hundred characters at sums up his philosophy life this is a guy that we know grew up loved an rand and her insane economic philosophies and so he gets in he didn't get to shred entitlements as much as they wanted yet but he did achieve what he said he would which is these huge tax cuts they have showered trillions of dollars on the wealthy and corporations but he wants to trick you into thinking that this is good for you so he tweeted this awhile back a secretary to public high school in lancaster pennsylvania since she was pleasantly surprised or pay went up one dollar and fifty cents a week she said that will more than cover her costco membership for the year so for that secretary at the public school i admire your optimism but screw you paul ryan.
"paul ryan" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"And paul ryan apparently looked at that report that came out on monday afternoon and thought well i work here is done i've pretty much done what i mean again you may or may not care about that as a policy issue but the i think this is if we're never going to look at this if we're ever going to look at this this is the time the beltway myth of paul ryan which we have all been living through over the course of his political ascendance these past few years the beltway mitha paul ryan is the opposite of what paul ryan did which should make us examiner myths whatever you think of congressman ryan speaker ryan whether you bought into the myth in the first place or not it is inescapably true that he did the opposite he he he failed that achieving the goals that he set for himself from day one and that everybody cheered him on as being capable of achieving as a republican party leader he did the opposite and now he's leaving saying he's pretty much done with what he wanted to do he will be the second republican house speaker to quit in the space of three years his predecessor john bainer stepped down in october twenty fifteen john banners post congress life has seems kind of awesome actually from what we know about it as mostly been him golfing and giving occasional interviews about how relieved he is to not be in terrible congress anymore he is occasionally sent out dispatches from his rv on the open road he wears shorts lenny drives it's been kind of a low profile retirement for the last republican speaker of the house who quit.
"paul ryan" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But still the idea that he had some sort of budget magic that he was budget magic personified it was so exciting you just didn't want to reveal how the trick was done or that it didn't work you just wanted to believe in the magic the beltway really wanted to believe in the magic however you felt about paul ryan's actual grasp of actual numbers by the very next year that plan of his that he unveiled was such orthodoxy for republicans and he was seen as such a serious policy guy by the mainstream press that the following year two thousand twelve republicans basically by consensus chose paul ryan as their vice presidential candidate to run with mitt romney because yes dreamy blue eyes and youthful fitness looks great alongside mitt romney but also policy right he had that very very serious plan he was the policy guy choosing wisconsin congressman paul ryan as his running mate mitt romney has instantly remade his presidential campaign congressman ryan the energetic chairman of the house budget committee is the republican master of all aspects of federal spending and he comes complete with his own detail conservative fiscal plan to remake the role of the federal government in everything for medicare and medicaid to tax policy and agriculture subsidies in naming congressman ryan governor romney has transformed the presidential campaign into an ideological battle ideological battle because republicans have picked they called him the republican master of all aspects of federal spending there's a conservative activist named grover norquist who's an antitax crusader he said at the time that republicans didn't actually even need mitt romney as a presidential candidate didn't matter who was at the top of the ticket all they needed was that magic plan from the republican master of all aspects of federal spending paul ryan grover norquist set at the time quote we want the ryan budget picker republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the united states all we want is paul ryan's magic plan.
"paul ryan" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"John bainer had had difficulties with the freedom caucus paul ryan had difficulties with the freedom caucus the next republican leader where whether it's a house speaker a minority leader probably gonna have difficulties with the freedom caucus can you just explain what that relationship was like and how it affected policy the freedom caucus is about forty shorthand what we say hard line right conservatives they're kind of like people who want all or nothing and so their opposition to any legislation or proposal has made it very difficult even as republicans have held the house for the better part of the past decade now to advance much of an agenda because they can't get the ideological purity that the freedom caucus seeking so if listen to this moment mark meadows so you just mentioned is doing what he often does talking to a lot of reporters in the hallway about the situation i i don't know that there's a crisis of confidence in in and then paul ryan and hawks by here's what hap i heard it hi mark have a nice day this fieger said have a nice day talking about me and my legacy exactly and whether or not he mark meadows could be a contender i pekar of the house really i would be surprised if no member of the freedom caucus doesn't at least throw their hat in the ring as we have this months long leadership race now to try and focus the conversation around what principles and ideas in legislation that the speaker is going to have to commit to passing in order to get the votes they need who else would you put on that list.
"paul ryan" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"You know i would note that the vice president mike pence who was very close with paul ryan when they served together and remain very close today tweeted out in response to his retirement decision that few americans have done more to advance the conservative agenda over the last twenty years than paul ryan and i think there's something to be said about that where dominica raises a very good point about sort of the brass tacks of what bills did you pass what laws did you get done and and that kind of metric but i also think it's worth noting in this context to that one lasting impact i think paul ryan had on the republican party is that he really did recenter the way the party thinks about entitlements specifically medicare social security and he was a leading proponent for the idea that these programs should be privatized in radically changed to the point that republicans pass that in their budget several years in a row in congress and also made it the platform of the republican party when he was mitt romney's running mate in two thousand twelve it's not to meet entirely dissimilar to kind of what we're seeing now on the democratic party is they talk about medicare for all that you have these yes the policy may not happen right now or in a decade or in twenty years but you re center the party's ideology around specific policies and ideas and he said today that he did consider part of his legacy in his words normalizing entitlement reform i feel from all the budgets that i passed normalizing entitlement reform pushing the cause of internal reform in the house passing entitled reform i'm very proud of that fact but yeah of course more work needs to be done that was such an interesting phrase said that because we've talked about normalizing so much this year my ears really perked up when he used that phrase new social security used to be the third rail of politics and medical and really touch it and medicare i mean when people used to look at the pie chart of the federal budget they would sort of like gray out the entitlement section because they knew you couldn't touch it and it is the majority of the budget so when you look at the deficit that's a big piece of it and both you know the.
"paul ryan" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Permutations but the person who replaces paul ryan you have to wonder whether that person is really gonna do a lot better than paul ryan give the fact that paul ryan did not do worse than john bainer he did not do worse than any hastert's he he did not do worse than than late stage newt gingrich to to be frank so all of the talk about paul ryan being the world's crappiest speaker i think is do i think that he was the world's best speaker no i also don't think he was temperamentally cut out for the job i don't think paul ryan wanted the job and having met paul ryan now i don't think the paul ryan is somebody who is fit for the job because to be a good speaker of the house requires a couple of things one either have to be a very canny manipulator you have to be a tip o'neill type of the democrat from the nineteen eighty s who manipulated his own members manipulated republicans in order to get his agenda past you have to be very good at manipulating people and fitting pieces together you have to be more of a mitch mcconnell temperament as sort of a turtle who's able to slowly walk legislation through your house of congress that was not paul ryan or you have to be a great visionary leader somebody who's charismatic and who has an agenda that is backed by your own caucus that was like newt gingrich in one thousand nine hundred four or nancy pelosi in two thousand six somebody who came in with a whole list of agenda items that the caucus agreed on and you could pass those into law as fast as humanly possible paul ryan obviously did not have that sort of cohesion inside his own caucus and he's also not a particularly charismatic leader he's not somebody who stands up and people say i wanna follow that guy in the battle paul ryan just was not suited for the job the reason that paul ryan is announcing that he's leaving right now there are a couple of reasons one is because he wants to spend more time with his family but he could could've announced this after the election he could have waited until after the election then announced listen i'm not going to be speaker anymore so i'm leaving and i'm not interested in running for reelection i.
"paul ryan" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Services and said the base could be fairly tight this year so he was a head and his opponents at least the democratic opponents that were announcing ryan randy bryce kathy myers on the democratic side both had vase the money especially by so ryan was at least in for a tougher fight and democrats at least gonna keep ryan more in the district i think if he had decided to run but obviously he's decided not to you know that's interesting randy bryce at former ironworker in ironworker there in paul ryan's wisconsin district are you suggesting that twenty eighteen could be so tough for republicans that paul ryan was was facing a real fight at home that he could possibly lose well he was at least facing a prospect of being tied up a lot and having to campaign more than he has the last few times when he's on his us representative so whether he was going to win or not i'm not sure loser not but he was definitely in for tougher fight and if they say they've signs in wisconsin that there was more democratic folks leaning folks democratic also elsewhere in the nation somebody says that have gone democratic it was gonna be a tough spot for the speaker that he if he lost the majority republicans off the majority than mine was especially going to be i think targeted to move on yes talk about twenty eighteen in a little bit i know you have as you from wisconsin there chuck but you watch the congress closely there is a long growing list of senior republicans committee chairman and others deciding not to run into eighteen paul ryan is definitely the most high profile of powerful republicans who say it's not worth it.
"paul ryan" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Being potentially green to a long term funding bill separate in apart from helping the dreamers it's almost impossible to see paul ryan doing that for two reasons one he is a man of zero courage right is a by analysts human being and so he is not go even though he is likely to quit his job in a loser quit his job at the end of the next you know in a year but he will not be fired from his job in order helping people because his job securities more important than the family secured of eight thousand americans in his view and the other reason is that is just is a long long held historic dips dispute between the house in the senate you know there's that old saying that old story about a new congressman coming to town and saying to the speaker this is like an old joe biden story i'm pretty sure it said referring to the the other party as the as their adversaries and the speaker saying they're not our adversaries though the other party or trevor series the the senate so something that had but you've just spun there that's great idaho i instantly flank a like they're gonna be some people who are even older than i horrigan add actually the should ademi on twitter over this concerns like their real names attached to the story by so exciting uh look forward to the but the hey but the point is is like paul ryan will say that built he will be forced to say this bill durban graham whatever whatever form it takes is dead in the house right and therefore we're going to through regular order right this bill and that's gonna take longer than till march so if you don't have the the carrots and sticks of the shutdown and the military funding that defence funding that the appropriators in the house want it gets very hard which is why we should be trying to carve daca off of all the other stuff it maybe if you had an preparations ruled that where you can put the wall funding it and so i think a strategy depends on the senate passing a bipartisan.