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Manchin wavers on Biden's plan, Democrats vow to push ahead
"West Virginia democratic senator Joe Manchin says he's ready to vote on the infrastructure bill while he wavers over supporting president Biden's larger domestic policy proposal after months of negotiations and back and forth between president Biden another party members West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says he now wants passage of the one trillion dollar infrastructure bill claiming it's being held hostage by progressive party members in the house it's time to pass a bill quit playing games mentioned also says he's open for voting for Biden's bill or against it he tells reporters he's troubled by what he sees show games budget gimmicks that make the real cost of the so called one point seven five trillion dollar bill estimated
Lawmakers call for New York Gov. Cuomo investigation, resignation as third accuser comes forward
"Woman accused him of unwanted advances. Now at least 13 Democratic New York State lawmakers in the New York Working Families Party of Progressive Party in the state are calling for Cuomo's resignation. Six New York Socialist legislators are taking it a step further. Calling for Cuomo's impeachment. Fox's Brian Yeah, that's New York's legislature plans to strip the governor of his emergency covert powers. He's also under scrutiny for nursing home deaths in this crisis. Authorities in California are investigating if a fiery crash yesterday involved the
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
Puerto Rico awaits final result in tight gubernatorial race
"In puerto rico gubernatorial race. Pedro pierre-louis has thin lead over carlos delgado. The candidates are separated by less than ten thousand votes. Louis c. is a member of the new progressive party which supports statehood for puerto rico. Gado of the popular party wants to keep puerto rico status as a us colony pair. Louis c. briefly served as governor in two thousand and nineteen. After governor ricardo rossello show was forced to resign. Amidst mass protests. Puerto ricans also took to the polls to decide on a referendum that would determine if the island could be granted statehood the new york times reports support for the referendum lead with about fifty two percent of the votes however congress would have to approve of any changes to puerto rico's political status
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Saying from the outset that you're going up against the entire, both Democratic and Republican Establishment oftentimes The benefit that you get is having that true independent voice when you're in the State House so our members in the House caucus can go and they can vote against leadership they can introduce amendments to push issues further they can. kind of challenge things and raise points that many members of the Democratic Caucus don't feel comfortable doing because they might face. You know they might. They might face challenges to committee assignments or things like that and we've seen. For example Democratic members who have a long track record of supporting things like living wages when we put have put amendment on bills to like. Turn turn bills that don't get to a living wage into a real living wage You know we have some some members will join us when we do those amendments with a lot of them won't because they're. You know they're part of the Democratic Caucus and. Worried about committee assignments and things like that. So you know having that independent voice and being kind of declaring that you're you're going to kind of do your own thing that is in line with your values and in line with progressive values from outside is is really helpful for. That to have that in the legislature. GO AHEAD BECAUSE Of Party, together team the recent years is more Democrats. Coming through the progressive, party? The number of Democratic senators for example, who have now decided that they would like to have the endorsed Progressive Party was reluctant election in the first place. So number of senators are happening with was democratic, house members about following the Axis. Supply because they understand values man the standard to be help on relations as well. So rather than moving away what we've seen it more democratic officeholders actually progressive party this flashpoint. That's that is interesting. It's They're coming to you well. Josh I wanted to ask you also about the potential or maybe the actuality if it's happening of Work in other states there are other organizations than other states that are that call off the Vermont Progressive Party from time to time say hey. What are you doing up there and how are you pulling it off and we're thinking about doing something similar. Yeah all the time flake monthly I feel like at this point that we hear from. Someone who wants to start a similar group in their state and spent you know especially after the Bernie Sanders Boston Democratic presidential. nomination there's been more of that happening, and I think you know we we were small organization focused on Vermont. So we don't necessarily have the resources to like kind of parachute into other states and starting a party there, but we do offer advice and resources, and really our entire model has been focused on the local races we started in the nineteen eighties when Bernie got elected mayor focused on Select Board City Council seats, and took about ten years before we. Had our first representative, and now you know thirty years later where running candidates for governor So you know it's it's a long road that people could have So that's always our advice and recommendation to other groups when they reach out to us, is that start start with local races focused on those city council fleck Lord seat you know start building your ability to really represent people at the local level and and work on the things that they really care about that kind of improve people's lives at on the city and town level. Before, you start going for the higher offices. And Tanya Husky I'm wondering. When you when you hear The two gentlemen new bit around Progressive Politics Shall We say longer than you have? How does that? How does that look to you in terms of being a? You know. Are, are you hopeful about the future in your own role in the party going forward? Of course I I'm so hopeful about the movement forward and really creating a people's movement within our State House, and honestly across this country I probably wouldn't have jumped in if I didn't have some hope that we could do something on and you know the work that the Progressive Party has done here has been amazing and I think as we bring more voices and choices and traditionally under represented voices to the conversation. What we are capable of is endless. Josh Ronchi. Progressive you as a progressive party leader. Actively out there. Trying to recruit more people and particularly people of color maybe people who are from Minorities in terms of the Trans people and others. and. So on. I mean is this is this sort of a concerted effort on the part of the Progressive Party. After rudely at this point, it's Kind of as we're looking to recruit it's the first kind of conversation we have. We're looking you know there's such a long history of really dominance in politics. By you know by white men generally and that's been a huge problem society because it excludes other voices and you know we haven't been immune from from that over the years but you know especially over the past several years, we've made huge gains in the number in the diversity of types of candidates were running as I'm sure you read. One of our candidates is likely to be the first trans out trans woman ever elected in Vermont to any office period and only the third woman elected to wrap. State legislature in the country that's Taylor small, and that's like a historic on a national level thing that's happening and. You know we we elected this this year the first woman of color ever to the Burlington City Council and the first American to the Burlington school board ever So this is you know this is We're not perfect by any means I would also add that You know our our house pockets right now, and if depending on how the general election plays out, it's going to only increase as majority is majority women and it's GonNa even get more maturity women likely given the UH candidates at won their primaries on Tuesday So. Yeah. It's a huge priority and. You know it's something we've been working on and it seems like it's starting those conversations and that outreach and that kind of. Very intentional because it has to be intentional because. The challenge that. You know it's very easy for an ad someone who who often had these conversations I I always hear you know there's always. People who who reach out to me, and they moved to the district six months ago and I've never done anything and they're like I want to run for office right now and that's always the lights guy. Fat It's never like a woman person of color and women and people of Color members of the lgbtq plus much more likely to say, well, maybe I'll wait a year maybe two years maybe it's not quite my my turn any to like get this amount of experience and you know it's really challenging to push against that because everything in society is like. You know I is against You know non those those non. The those people running. Yup and. Intentional and we are doing that. It's It's interesting. Of course, this is the this month is the one hundredth anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the united. States and to hear you talk about women in particular becoming. More more active and more maybe even a majority of your caucus in the Progressive Party That's that is definitely a coming thing folks. So speaking of coming thing we're going to be talking about women suffrage on the Dave..
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"A progressive Democrat it's enough. Okay. I. Get it. And? Building building recipe party toby links between the Progressive Democratic pretty much fulltime job for a lot of. Heartache on anything else. But I, think we. Making a lot of progress. One thing I wanted to. Talk about when. A lot of new people running profits, progressives, and the hope that we can expand our house caucus. Members to nine numbers. That a lot of our candidates running this turnabout are women as well and I think that's really exciting to for the party to reach out more to. Candidates of candidates of color, the speech gala gene community as well. Luke Party. The first sight. Father. Yeah that's I. I get that I'm wondering. Anthony. Tuk Tuk slow a little bit about the kind of the. The reason for being of the. Progressive Party especially where it seems as though those who are successful and staying with it and and etc are. Running as fusion candidates with the Democrats want not just work within the Democratic Party I guess is one question you're GonNa get from some folks and and. And sort of keep it simpler. What is it what? What's the value of bringing this extra? Running is both labels and point to build a broad enough coalition to able to win a lot of these racist. Divide people together as much as possible. Difference with the. Forgot to share a lot of priority obviously but there's a certain consistency guests party that goes beyond rhetoric. It's. Possible processes to really. Day check justice issues as well. As the minimum wage. Fatalities. Democrats support those things, but the party is broad enough that there sometimes, debit countries don't support those games. The. Party twenty more consistent system and more more skinny on the issues that we believe. Important. I, think the other thing is really focused more. We focus more on. Today's the economic issues. Somebody that the legislature. With worship gambling. Working from others and making sure that would definitely need to really. People more. Money people as well. So I think you know who's been able to do that because we've been billing to work Effectively with the Democrat Party and a lot of cases we're not. Willy Nilly just running people everywhere around the state whether whether they're candidates are bad candidates. The Democrats died Democrats we really twice as much as we can to make. Sure. People into my period. Anthony. I know I know one issue that has been important to you over the years. I think I recall tell me. If I got this, right? Yeah. I. Think you are a graduate of of Joe Johnson State College. Now, of course, part of Northern Vermont University. And And a big supporter of the state colleges which are undergoing some upheaval right now, what do you see as as the future there and what do you want to see happen? I go back to what we just talking about it. Important minded progressives staunchly. Cows over time if the democratic Republican administrations underfunded if they tell you over the years actually probably children not funding state. Lettuce the Democratic or Republican administrations, progressives would not abandon college the other parties happened. Years we've talked about everything finding ways to reduce the cost of steakhouse tuition through actually making college tuition free way there are ways to do that. I. Mean. We've offered proposals that would expand the way we fund education. So it's not the garden twelve kindergarten to to. Make sure that they told you that part of public education system. For you, we do that and reform the refund public education. He's. Funded schools public education based on Income Ravioli. Value. You're saying you'd actually generate enough revenue to be able to afford not only. Public Schools K twelve but also be able to actually policies. We have creative ways to do that but we have to admit that both ministrations of the Democrats over the years have failed to adequately sports they I. If I wait Mr. And sometimes that means raising revenue another thing where there's a difference between the most of a lot of Democrats is that. You know we we weren't. You're talking about raising revenue. This year the wealthiest, Vermont Five percent of the Monitor and save on the taxes to save two, hundred, thirty, seven, hundred dollars. That's lot of money. More than the deficit in our education general funds the wealthiest Monitors Shady Church thirty thousand dollars a year because federal tax stuff. We've called making them pay some of that back these dating. Tax Surcharge which was easily able to say college as an example of raising revenue in Dante firm on. The need to fund public services. Is another place for guests is really strong and I'm not saying that Democrats don't support those well a lot of food but as a party aside petition. Much dog around those issues been. Parties have been. And do you feel like? There is some strategic advantage to sort of push poll where progressives could kind of go off a little bit on their own in their own way. If Democrats are our dragging feet on on things like funding for state colleges, already other issue like that. Sure. Other voices in the campaign they. Provided different voice if you're right typically opportunity to stand outside the other party's times and The kicker what's right instead of what politically correct To strength that we bring to the political scene. You could argue. Philosophical argument in a way that that you know that bopper democracy. To the less of recent years. And support things like increasing the minimum wage for. Our leave. and. You could argue that if not for the Progressive Party being here being a song voice for advocating addition. Democratic. Party. May Not have moved that far to the left so. The move it we're seeing. People come on down about the Republican to a Democrat. Cow. State is positive. I would argue wouldn't have happened is one for the progress party being there to make sure that we stand for my issues and The date enough I. Think Today appointment the Party be as you know right now I would argue that party is. Surfing Republican, is the second major parties stays overnight when they just by any for having a voice but The important issues. Like you've Progressive Party is actually the voice belongs to them. That's moving. Polish. Yeah It it. It turns to the the energy though. and. Again this is sort of strategy talk a little bit here but would it be better to to have that energy bubbling up? Strictly, within democratic ranks or do you feel like having this organization kind of on the that's able to step outside the Democratic Party is really that key to making the Democratic Party move left Democratic Party is moving left at other places around the country to without a formal third. Third option the waiver about, has? For people who support the direction about going in and people are happy with. An Operating A. Majority of people. They have to appreciate Progressive Party, laid the groundwork and then leader and moving in that direction. I think it is important that there be other voices then. We could all run Democrat and member. There's Democratic Party. But that wouldn't necessarily encourage the the way that we have to. Strong. Progressive issues so I think it's important that there'd be other voices and other parties. You know we are the most successful third-party political movement in the United States of America there's no other state enriched. There's third party members at a coffee thing like say. We must be doing something right and I think that we get along fine with chemistry for the most part. So there's no. You know I ran for office office twenty years ago people I had a hard time talking to Democratic Party because they. Say now, we have really good food conversations. We worked together a coalition work together on issues I mean. You see a lot of good things happening because. Democrats were able to twenty eight when he be but so are able to be independent of each other when I went. As Points out billy people in and out of the democratic. Party profit. If I can just add today a real quick to sure one one thing to remember as well is. You know the benefits on elected. Official guests from running progressive because it is one of the hardest ways to get elected it's not easy to get elected as a progressive because you're kind of..
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Guess we could say we have Josh Ronchi is the Executive Director the Progressive Party here in Vermont. Anthony Pollina is a five term state senator. Who runs a Progressive Democrat and We also have a a newcomer to Vermont Electoral Politics. Seen that would be Thandi of Husky. She's running for State Representative seat in I in Essex and Tanya. Let's see. That is a seat that is open now or is an incumbent running against her? What's what's how's IT SHAPING UP? There's one incumbent and won open seats. I see. Okay. Was the oversee left by Dylan Gianbattista who ran for the Senate. Linda Myers. Oh I see. Okay. And and I mean you you obviously live in the district in as extent itself. They do. uh-huh and. Graduate. Excellent and in what kind of work do you do? Social worker. I have a small private practice here in ethics where I work mostly with pans and young adults, and then I I actually split my time the other half of my time I, send us a school social worker at Charlotte Central. School? Oh, wow. Okay. So you're you're pretty busy person and do you mind if I ask how old you are Thirty five. And so you're you're you're sort of in this period of your career were you're probably still? Considered, soft, still building it to some extent. It's sounds pretty well established to and sometimes that's considered to be a tough time of life to run for the for the legislature. In talk to us a little bit about that that Juggling Act. Yeah. Absolutely I. I mean it certainly, there are a lot of barriers in our system to make it. So people like me would have a difficult time and I am sure that there will be challenges along the way I am privileged to have a private practice where I can kind of make my own hours but I certainly don't think that it's going to be easy and I suspect having to work a lot to make ends meet I'll serving but you know what I found is coming back to my home after college was next to impossible due to affordability and I, just don't think it should be this. Difficult and so that's part of why I chose to run you know facing over and over and over again, the question of whether or not I could afford to come home or afford to stay home I decided that running to fix the system so that it was acceptable and more young people could enter the workforce and stay in their homes and enter electoral politics made sense to me. I wanted to fight for my community and this way, and so will I have to make sacrifices of course I will but I think that there well worth it so that the path is easier for people who come after me. What, what are your top two or three solutions to that problem of affordability especially for young people who are coming out at just coming out of school. Well I. Think we have to look at on our property tax system I think property taxes are far too high and at their There are better ways to pay for our schools that are more equitable would lower property taxes. I think that we have to look at compensation and ensuring that we're paying livable wages across Vermont and I think we have to look at benefits packages that are going to welcome young people here like paid family leave and better healthcare system and you know I think the reality is all of these policies are interconnected. So we really have to look at the picture if we're truly going to create transformative solutions that make Vermont affordable welcoming and a place where people had brought. Your are you running as? Pure, progressive or a.
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. Josh Ronchi. The is the executive director of the Vermont Progressive Party in the Josh also on the phone with us this morning. Good morning how you doing Josh. Morning. Beyond And we have tiny Husky. She is a a newcomer to electoral politics and watched one her first nomination to the legislature this weekend also on the progressive. Party ticket and Tanya. Husky thank you for joining us on the day Graham show this morning as well. So much for having me. I'm glad to be here. And Josh, let me let me start with you is executive director of the Party. gives us the current tally. How many? How many progressives? Do we have in the legislature and There are some folks who kind of hybrid candidates these days. So who do you? Who Do you count as kind of progressives in in Vermont Leadership Right now Yes. So basically, when you you know most of our candidates for state office to run confusion as either Progressive Slash Democrat or Democrat progressive we do have a separate caucus. We're the only country only state in the country that has A. Three formal caucuses recognized by the state legislature. So we have a progressive caucus and. Currently there are seven members in that caucus And you know you're sad that three were retiring this year Sandy Haas. Zachariah Ralph and Deanna Gonzales But we were really excited by house level election results It's looking like we elected elected through the Democratic primary, and obviously these folks have to go through a general as well. But we're really and some of them do have competitive generals but we are really hopeful that they all have very good chances of winning especially excited about tiny. Hope you who is on the call as well who want A. Tough tough race but did really well. So that's one Taylor small down in when you ski won her race incredibly exciting Taylor. One a Mulvaney Sanit Vanik unseated. Incumbent legislate legislator legislator in the Democratic primary as going onto the general impose a really kind of she one and then we. Want to races or apparently won two races because one of them was only one by about six votes and it sounds like there'll be a recount but to to candidates down and Windsor Counties that's heather certain and Elizabeth furrows. Both one so. These are all really really exciting. Races. Is You know where we're looking forward to the general election, and then on top of that, we have a number of candidates two Senate candidates in house Kinda running in Franklin County And you know. For incumbents running for election as well. I should also say Anthony One, his did have a competitive race someone his climate primary So that was exciting Yes. So fair fairly good news down and obviously gave it. Document has been our porch Portugal for many many years having having been a part of the Progressive Party since the ninety s when he first. Won Office to speed representative. So. we're looking forward to supporting his campaign for. Governor. So overall it sounds like. You folks are feeling pretty good. Yeah I think it's definitely it was definitely a pretty good night for us You know and that's always the focus has been on those down ticket. Races. And electing folks who are really deeply connected rooted in their communities and ready to work for change at the local level and sold grassroots support so that that kind of. That played out very well in this in this election. Anthony Pollina you have been a member of the Vermont. Senate for what how many times have you been in there now? Who? Five Okay and so if you win reelection in the fall, you'll be having starting at six six term in January. Right? Okay And and. Are Are you what are you seeing and hearing in your county anthony in terms of by there other progressives coming up in Washington county. Well Yeah we actually Andy. Perks that they would rather watch the county state senator who runs the Democrat recipe yet thunder we'll. We've seen more and more support over the last couple of years. I just said, we focus a lot of local races and building the party found out. From the top down all the time. And I think what we're seeing in Washington County is similar to what we're seeing around the state, which is that people are more and more concerned about economic issues that. Quality and. The need for universal healthcare issues that were very consistent. With a number of years. And I think with the progressives have been able to really shake the date around from release before issues where we've seen the whole. Vermont Mussa left at Democrat parties furthest left the Baltimore Sports The in recent years so I think you feel pretty good about the projection poverty. Party for twenty. Years. Because the Democrats. About two hundred and fifty years so they've got thought. Control, that strength on the local level. Okay good about right now. And Josh Ross did the Progressives get enough votes in the primary to I? Think you need what? Five percent? In the state wide races. Are you gonNA keep that. Major. Party status. So that's I'm that's for the general You need five percent for the general and you know David Documen the the results aren't going to be certified for until I. Think next few next Tuesday but it does appear that David Sacramento will win that progressive. A write in candidate and his intention and what he's always done has run as Progress Society Democrat when he's been on. The, general election ballots. So that covers the five percent rule and I'm quite sure that David will get more than five percent of the vote the general. Should be okay. Party status. All right To take a brief break for some bottom of the hour news on the Dave Graham show. Actually we're still the minute out from that. So I have time for one more question and also to bring in Taneeka the Husky Tanya you are representing a you're running to represent a district based in Essex Right. Eight wine, which is ethic count primarily. Okay and. And we can talk more after the after the break of maybe you get a little a little information on your background. In your I'm curious I'm going to be interested in finding out a little bit about your. Decision as a young person looking to get into politics to to make the progressive, party your your your vehicle. Let's talk about that. After the after the break we'll be will be heading into some CBS News at the.
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Themselves South Asians in the Asian, community. And Indians tend to be conservative and they're very you know very politically connected in America. They're very nice people, etc.. And the trump campaign better be very careful because she brings in this whole. Asian. Aspect. Of frankly votes he was probably getting. So they're going to be very careful of how they approach her and she can't be defined by the way. She's in fact that cost her in the primary, but she really is tough to define. Yeah, yeah right. I think that I think the definition really is is is American and and also somebody You know sort of worldwide heritage and just. You know who's GonNa who's going be? On an exemplary human example of human being and There you go I, I'm. I I. Guess. That's why. That's why we really are at this turning point in history as to whether we wanna be this insular. White nation. or, we want to. Be. Sort of. The a global nation in a to a degree. and. Here, we are but we're at the crossroads and she has a couple of land mines out there on some issues number one and the elections not over with number two. But as I told a friend of mine who was arguing of what a terrible choice she was, I said this election is not over with I. There's a lot of room to play in this election. One thing. I think they better realize right off the bat is she was a good choice. She was an absolutely good choice. that. She's also really smart tough tough aspect because I think. Anything her background. Wonderful. If anything, the Democrats have needed needed a little more backbone for quite a while. Now, if you ask me and and this I think this helps. To some degree and so we shall see what what do you see is the land mines though I won't curious about that. Yes. A couple of things first of all. I got a lot of lovely trends across the United States for all background. So I had a very progressive friend of mine call and say, you know she put people in jail. She's too tough on crime blah blah blah, and after he ranted for five minutes, I said, are you gonNa vote for trump? And there was dead silence you know Y-. She. Wasn't progressive enough on some of the issues but I the to landmine she has to watch our defunding police You know you can reform the police, etc etc.. She has to watch where she stands on defending the police because iovine already came out and said I'm not gonNA defend the police. Reform, but he's not for it. That's that's one. So she has to be careful and the second is a touchy issue, but it needs to be addressed and that's reparations. President Obama himself never supported an eight hundred, fifty thousand dollar check which which is what some people have defined reparations as. They're going to try. To, corner. Kamala Harris. On that you know do you support you know paying every African American eight, hundred, fifty, thousand or five, hundred, thousand or in America. And this is a this is a very heated issue. Sure. Approach was to have some monies into for mental health for people that feel due to their race. They've been discriminated against. You know she took that approach but that when I say land mine and they're going to be those who are going to try to corner her to ask her to support. Direct. Payments. Yeah And I and I think that's GonNa be a tough sell for. The majority of American voters out there I suspect your Nice. How does that poll African Americans. It's mixed because you know. Like I said President Obama himself would not support When I say recreational a whole lot of different ways you can do it but he cannot support the check paid to everybody and no. Amongst African Americans I don't think and I don't the exact numbers but I don't think it's like one hundred percent because a lot of people feel one where would all the money come from to what? Type of division would cause and then three what happens to people in in other communities and Latino. Asian Caucasian communities that you know that were Irish that came here and we're wronged or Chinese came here and we're us like slave labor. You know there's that whole series of arguments. So even amongst a lot of the prominent African American leaders, it was never a complete sale to do this. Yeah Well, I guess we'll. We'll see how that gels it seems like. It seems like an issue that's probably not quite ready for primetime yet but. Yeah you're right. Well, Bob, Ney gotta leave it there but I appreciate you spending time with us this morning in it's always good talking to you. Do you do so again, actually I'm away next week, but I'll talk to you in a couple of weeks. So there we go our. Today and the balance of the show we're going to be speaking with some of our Progressive Party stalwarts here in Vermont the also. Got We're on on a ballot for the in the primary on Tuesday and we'll be talking to some of their nominees as well as. folks. Who are looking forward to? Well, of course are being nominees they're looking forward to the fall campaign. Let me bring right in. And that would be a for starters Anthony Pollina he's a state senator from Washington county lives in Middlesex and represents a this local area including water. Very you're the home town of. W.. E.. V.. In the Vermont Senate and and Anthony Good Morning..
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"About his positions on. Paid family leave and childcare subsidies. All he did was repeat his advertisement for his business. So. Even though to. Scott Sky what do you want to tell? Are you a supporter of a paid family leave of the type that the Democrats have passed in the House and Senate? You Prefer No, I'm supportive of the voluntary. Program that Governor Scott and governor soon. proposed. Okay and the and the other the other. What what are your thoughts about enhanced care subsidies that seems to be a big theme of the campaign of Molly Gray. I think that child. I've Dave been. Cova deer and it's a different kind of campaigning. But one of the most important parts of campaign is getting out and listening to people little harder to do, and there's some different ways we have to do it this year but I get that. childcare is is vitally important part of Vermont. I do however think. I. Did answer the question. That we're in rapidly changing times in locking ourselves into something in the next two months or the next two weeks or whatever. The legislature is GonNa come back to do that. We're going to be locked to when really what they need to do is come back and pass a budget. We can talk about the best way to optimize the ability for people to work and have a family and have childcare but I'm not in favor of anything that's GONNA come out of the legislature that's GonNa walk us into some paid into some childcare subsidy program I. Think we need to talk about that through the fall should be subject for the next legislature. Zina's. Get better. I Yeah I it it is closer but. I noticed that he's. Not Talking about. solutions for people that. Can't afford childcare and don't have a paid family leave especially the. Sandwich generation that's taking care of elders in the family. And So it it looks like he's Going to be a budget pincher and not concerned with. making things better for people that are. Don't have. Great successful businesses. That xenia. I gotTA leave it there but thank you for the call. Scott. What's your response to that? EU You budget pinch who doesn't CARE ABOUT PEOPLE Don't have successful businesses. First of all, I would very politely I hope completely disagree with Zinnias comments about what I said. I demonstrate I believe that you can look at anything I in my life. And my walk matches mytalk. I got into a company that had one part time employees over three decades over three decades ago coming into Kobe we had nearly one hundred people. I made it through nine eleven without laying anybody off in our business. I made it through two, thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine made it through a major merger with all tour, which is one of the leading travel companies on the planet. I did those three things without any layoffs of people and they are all. Expensive team focused things that I think completely refute any You know argument from my opponents that I don't care about people and I'm just cheap. Republicans. It's Vermont and people know each other and I don't think things like that are going to stick. Are Able. Scott Milne I'm sorry we are about out of time I appreciate you joining me this morning to. Get some of your message out there and let's talk again soon. Lot, more to talk about Dave I'll look forward to it and thanks for the opportunity already. In some CBS news here at the top of the hour Bob Ney coming up after that and. We're. GonNa be talking to some progressive. Party leaders in the second hour.
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Two, five, five. Let's hear what. Ruth from Sheldon has on her mind Good Morning Ruth. Yes I I have a comment and then I have a quick question We were listening this morning on the news about the amount of money that the Democrats want to give the post office and and my husband did a quick calculation and he divided the number of. Voters into that amount of money and it came up to about six thousand dollars per ballot, and that seems a little excessive to me. Now, that was just a quick calculation on this morning's news. Now, my comment, my question is, where are you getting all this money that you want to hand out? Where is that money coming from the media never answers fat. The Congressman said that. Yeah. Well. First of all, thank you for the question and. It's always a fair question where are you going to get the money? Let me talk about the postal, service. Lot of the money comes from the postal fees are, and we've created a real nightmare scenario for the postal service. If they want to raise rates and then you can decide whether you want to spend you know by stamped. They can't do it without permission from essentially the Congressman Administration. They don't have the flexibility that say a private company would have. To, adjust its price depending on meeting its expenses. That's one number two. There's a weird and counting requirement on the postal service where they have to have a set aside of billions of dollars for potential future liabilities were healthcare in retirement. Now, it's fair to have a set aside and you should have that. But you have to use actuarially re realistic numbers to come up with with how much you have to set aside because you can do too little or in the case of the post office right now because of these outside requirements way too much. So. That means that the postal services deprived of using revenues to meet ongoing expenses? Third, there really are adjustments that are underway that have to be made as a result of email as result of Fedex and ups. And we have to make a decision about the post office, which is really a service..
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"I'm extremely concerned in the appointment that the president may was in effect a political crony got instructions to slow it down and not fix it. You know the postal service has always has some significant challenges in technology is a real big reason. A lot of first class mail is now done by email So the revenues have fallen off in there are steps that the post office has been taking to try to address this. And there's been a reform package that was really a getting through the House Mark Meadows Chief of staff was part of the process to try to fix that. But it's really been derailed the last couple of years and it is pretty clear that it's a combination of the president's opposition to vote by mail you know and if you haven't enfeebled post office, that's worth it in his fight with Amazon. Yeah I I I, don't know maybe the president is. As some some problem with the idea of people, shipping things to each other mailing things. Well, I WANNA say another thing this is shot at rural America. Mean we in rural America really need the postal service. It's been that lifeline that you mentioned. And What I'm seeing in I'm growing increasingly alarmed at, is that the president you know talks He talks one thing but when it comes to rural, America he's thrown overboard in the postal service in undercutting it so that it can't get that meal out to are dirt roads and backroads. They can't get those prescription drugs out in the time the way whereas changing the standard of first class. So whenever it gets, there is first class as opposed to one or two days. So this is a very ominous disregard for what it takes and it comes out of the same philosophy that has been thwarting our ability to get broadband to olive our rural communities. The the problem of course, in both cases being the higher cost per customer of getting either a broadband signal or or letter to I object I object to that I. Because Tell You why we made a decision in the thirties about electricity. then. Decision it wasn't a business decision because what you just said is true that it is more costly to get a electricity say out to the last mile to that firm dirt road in Middlesex let's say. But we made a social decision as a country and that was that we weren't gonNA leave America behind and we pass rural electrification and we built out electric city in that was a social decision that understood that rural America rural values, the kind of folks that live in these of pharaoh roads that time in Vermont, guys like people like George. That they contributed immensely to the wellbeing of our country, not just with their service but with the values that they espouse helping your neighbor being honest doing good things and we made that social decision and then backed it up with rural electrification and money and. In in local. Electrical Co ops that had as their mission helping the people that lived in that district. We have to make the same decision about broadband in rural America and trump's not doing it. Seems though some of those decisions from the Nineteen Thirties. Are Coming under some some degree of question in the current political environment in the United States. I have social security is another area where of where the you know there's been a push among particularly among Republicans in recent times to Maybe start to question whether that's going to be a thing going forward in the same form that has been up to now. Well. Actually, the good news for me is that a lot of my republican colleagues and the Energy and Commerce Committee that's committee that has jurisdiction over this. They're totally on board with trying to get a high speed Internet to rural America because the folks they represent have the same challenge is. In. The is as folks in Vermont that I represent have so much more to be pernicious effort on the part of trump Dan necessarily all the Republicans you know the Urban Republicans are in maybe even. Folks don't necessarily focus on rural America Org give the deference to us that we need and deserve Innov- earned. But a lot of my republican colleagues represent very rural parts of our country when I talk to them about the challenges that are small hospitals, Vermont or facing or are back roads and broadband challenges here in Vermont What I'm saying to them is identical. To the challenges, they've the folks they represent are facing so I'm finding ability. To find common ground with my rural colleagues and it gives me some optimism. But when you have the president, you know who has enormous power over the web, the political fortunes of many of the Republican members of Congress, and they're afraid of them quite frankly wanting to kill the post office it it kind of puts handcuffs on some of my Republican colleagues. But. What I find in a is is true is that when we focus on what's the common challenge we face whether you're Republican or Democrat like on broadband or like I'm getting good fast delivery from the post office. We can move ahead but it's really alarming to me that I'm seeing an aggression on the part of President trump and his administration. to essentially choke off aid to our states that we need to attack the post office to go slow on rural broadband deployment. and you know we're now in the election season in. For every. American to be making some significant decisions about what our future political leadership will be. Well. Here's a devil's advocate point for you just got an email from a listener who says. Rural rural electrification is responsible for the environmental damage of sprawl rural broadband will do more of the same. View I hadn't heard before but I guess. They, come all stripes out there. What do you? What do you? How do you respond to that criticism I? Don't agree I don't agree with that but. That's that's a conclusion. So the caller if we had a chance to talk, you might he or she might be able to elaborate them I think that but I don't i. don't I don't see that as sprawl at all I. Mean you've got telephones in rural America. Right? You've got a television you've got In in in fact. How real communities develop is obviously a really up to the local folks in that community in some places half sprawl in some. Places don't but you cannot have. A viable for that. We're trying to get population the move here. Okay and if anybody is going to move out onto a rural spot of. And sometimes that can be a person who's got a great business plan could build a good. Company they cannot do it without broadband. In fact, with covert were seeing you can't. You have to have telemedicine. If you need to go to a doctor, it's hard to get their telemedicine works. Your kids need to do their homework or even do school, and so many people now have to work remotely from home and you can't do that with a broadband so. This is existential. We have to have it in the sprawled question his always important but I I don't see that it's related to whether we do or don't have broadband. Alright also have a couple of listeners on the line two, four, four, one, seven, seven, seven is the local number here in Waterberg the toll free number one, eight, seven, seven to one, eight,.
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"From Radio Vermont it's the Dave. Graham show on wd it's your show about the people places and the issues that matter the most of you. Now here's your host Dave. Graham. Good Morning Vermont this Friday August Fourteenth Twenty Twenty we've got a good show lined up for you today it'll be speaking I with Congressman Peter Welch a range of issues that. Remain unresolved as the congress goes on a summer recess that's expected to last through the Labor Day. Holiday. In the second half hour we'll be speaking with Scott. Millan, promising to try to get a couple of the Republican nominees on our air to talk to us about the fall campaign here in Vermont Milne won the nomination on Tuesday for Lieutenant Governor. We're still trying to track down our governor Phil Scott does he can get him on the program to talk about the campaign and See we'll have to be working on that for next week sometime I hope and then In the latter part of the show we're going to be speaking with some progressive time progressive state senator. Anthony. Weiner will be joining us Josh, Ross key the executive director. Of the of the Progressive Party. Will be second guessed, and then also joining us we'll be a new. A new nominee for state representative from up and Chinden County tiny Hausky progressive, young progressive coming up. So wanted to get the full range of folks from the party three of them joining us on the second hour program today after the conversation at Michio with Bob Ney are one of our national correspondents. Let's start right in though with Congressman Peter Walsh way stand just connected with on the phone and congressman thanks very much for checking in with us today. Thank you dave. And lots going on or lots going on maybe you better way to describe it especially with the any hope of continuing. CORONA VIRUS STIMULUS? Package. That's seems to be stalled. It is stalled in. It's extremely concerning I mean, there's you know the House passed I think it's fourteen weeks ago. Supplemental Package that is three trillion dollars and there's been a willingness on the part of the House leadership to bring that down the two trillion but here's what's essential in it really really matters for Vermont really matters for a country one is state and local aid You know we're in Vermont in a loose about a half a billion dollars in revenue as a result of the plunge in revenues from Cova. And that will have brutal implications for our property tax payers for the ability of us to fund education in healthcare our police and fire departments, and in the last great recession that we had no seventy nine, we lost more jobs at the state and local level in and as a result of plunging revenues than just about any other cause. So this is really really important that we get state and local aid to help. Vermont, and all the states really because this is not a red state blue state deal. The other thing is that we still have the highest unemployment in unemployment a million new jobs filings. A about every week and we've got to maintain some help for folks are out of work. And then one of the other areas is nutrition. I went to a a meal site down bellows falls in our school. The school down there is where they're making seven hundred meals a day and distributing those two kids around the bellows falls area that has been a lifeline and that it really depends on continued funding which would be in this a package, the heroes package, and So it's really necessary and hungry kids are from Republican states and democratic states. state budgets are really under pressure whether it's a Republican or Democratic governor, and we've got to act and what's very very distressing to me. Is that Senator McConnell won't even come to the bargaining table and the Senate has gone home as a result, his order. So this is really vital and I didn't even mention the post office which the president, his explicitly stated he doesn't WanNa give the money to because then it would facilitate the vote by mail. That works. So successfully here in Vermont in our primary primary election, it was safe. It was secure Jim condos in our town clerks did a tremendous job in for monitors WANNA vote. So I'm extremely alarmed the stalemate. The. Vote by males who interesting phenomenon because at least in Vermont and I think in some other places anyway were they've used it they see some increasing voter turnout is that just a thank I guess it's not even really turn out because you don't have to leave your house. You can just go to the mailbox. And Do you think that actually this this style of voting has. That degree of greater ease and therefore prompts more participation. But I think I think yes is the answer but I also think this is known by. Voters by citizens that this. Election is really existential for Democracy I. Mean What what President Trump is doing is trampling all over our democratic traditions, and in my objection to his conduct is not so much as policies it's his disregard for things like Richard Smelling. Or Phil Scott or Jim Jeffords held is absolutely vital. They were all Republicans but they believe in the vote and it's like This president is not a Republican Democratic thing. He does not believe in the democratic norms that are so essential in voting by mail. in the participation rate indicates how urgently people feel. But it also is a recognition that the covid viruses really really dangerous. And it's a much safer way to vote then showing up at the town clerk's like we usually do by the way that's something. I've always enjoyed that ritual voting but I voted by mail and that's the safer way to do it. So the president should be doing every single thing. You can't facilitate that voting process and instead he in his own Trumpian way is saying explicitly, Hey, we don't give the money to the post office. They're not going to be able to do the vote by mail. Win Thing we've got to be united on is voter participation act the vote that's essential whatever your political point of view is. I wonder Also the president appointed someone to head up the US Postal Service who apparently is imposing some changes there that people are worried about. The extend well beyond Moving, the ballots through the mail system to just regular mail including things pretty crucial stuff like people's prescription drugs that often come into male especially for our seniors. How how concerned are you about other male aside from aside from the Ballots I mixed..
Puerto Rico governor loses primary of pro-statehood party
"The incumbent governor of Puerto Rico, has lost her bid to run for the office outright in November. Olivia Rheingold reports. The island Supreme Court installed one to Vasquez as governor last August following the resignation of Ricardo Rocio, But voters in the pro statehood New Progressive Party selected Pedro Pierluisi to represent them in the November election. Will face off against Isabella Mayor Carlos Delgado, the nominee for the pro Territory Popular Democratic Party. This weekend's voting follows troubled primaries last weekend when only a few dozen precincts got the ballots they needed to open. This Sunday after the island Supreme Court got involved. Voters headed to more than 60 precincts for the first major election since Hurricane Maria in
"progressive party" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"Okay. Let your question. And I think that's what caused Progressive Party to to miss the boat and pulling the teeth of the DNC is because again. The coalesced around Bernie instead of. Making Bernie not a side note, but him an additional. Aspect of the Progressive Movement, not the whole progressive boom because that's what I feel they did. They made Bernie the whole progressive movement. And that's what blew out of the water in my opinion. Any Biden does have a say to some degree. But bottom line. Is both parties. Get a lot of funding from super PACs and corporations who've who've helped fund super PACs. So. Even though the candidate may have some say they don't have all the say in my opinion. if wall, STREET LIKES CANDIDATE A. and. Presidential candidate so and so says while I liked that person in Wall Street says well. We particularly like them. I don't think. The candidate A. Will or candidate B. Your candidacy for vice president I don't think they're going to make it. Because I think wall. Street has more influence than the presidential candidate does. Even though the candidate may have some say I. Don't think it is much. It's much as people think. I could be mistaken, but I in my gut. I don't think I don't think I am. So we'll see. We'll see who we choose. Again I'm hoping it's somebody that will be able to to carry the torch forward in an equitable. Equitable manner. and. Will Know. They have to do something. In the country to represent all the people. Not just a particular voting block, but all the people. All right, thank you for all your comments. They were last article in other. It's titled. Enduring digits values of finding new waste. Tell our stories during this time with pandemic. This was written by. In buried running water for native news online. And the article reads this is guest column by in Bird Running Water Cheyenne. Mescalero Patchy Director Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program. and..
Walter Rodney Was Way Ahead of His Time
"Day was March twenty third nineteen forty two Guyanese historian and activist. Walter Rodney was born. He's remembered for his scholarship and activism concerning the working class and black people around the world. Rodney was born to Edward in Pauline Rodney in Georgetown British Guyana or Present Day Guyana British. Guyana was a colony that was part of the British West indies after World War. Two there were increasing demands for political independence in Guyana. The People's Progressive Party a left wing political party formed in the early nineteen fifties in the colony. Rodney's perspective developed in the midst of this rising anti colonial sentiment during that decade rotten distributed people's Progressive Party manifestos began attending Queens College. A high school in Guyana. There he edited the school's newspaper and participated in the debate society. He graduated in Nineteen Sixty and won a scholarship to the university. College of the West indies. He graduated with a degree in history in nineteen sixty three. He went on to attend the University of London where he got a doctorate in African history. His thesis was called a history of the Upper Guinea coast. Fifteen forty five to eighteen hundred in England. Rodney continued to recognize how scholarship divorced history from politics brought and he took a job as a lecturer in Tanzania but he left to teach at the University of the West indies in Jamaica there he taught African history highlighting the importance of Africa and Caribbean history and the impact of historical resistance against slavery and colonialism. He advocated for the Working Class and criticized the government's policies he gave lectures to marginalized groups in Jamaica and became a key figure in the black power movement after he went to the black riders conference in Montreal. In nineteen sixty eight Rodney was declared persona non grata by the Jamaican government and banned from returning to the country. People protested his banning but he continued to speak out on the repression of darker. Jamaicans he taught in Tanzania for a few years publishing his best known work. How Europe underdeveloped Africa but in one thousand nine hundred eighty four? He returned to Guyana which had gained independence in nineteen sixty six to take a position as a professor of history at the University of Guyana. Though his appointment to the university was revoked he stayed in Guyana and he became a leader of the working people. A political group formed in the nineteen seventies and opposition to the regime of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Rodney gave lectures in Jamaica Europe and the US and he continued his vocal resistance to burn them as the government proceeded to sponsor police rates and beatings and July of Nineteen seventy-nine. He and seven other people were arrested after two government offices were burned down. He faced charges of arson but was acquitted though he and his peers faced persecution. He maintained his criticism of the government and the Constitution but on June thirteenth nineteen eighty. Rodney died in a bomb explosion. The bomb was allegedly given to him by someone and the guy in a defense force is suspected that the assassination was orchestrated by Burnham. Rodney was survived by his wife and three children. Some of his works were published
"progressive party" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Okay well we We we we lost Doctor We lost patchy drove my mistake. Patsy still with us. Okay can can you give us the website once again? Please sure the health department website is Health Vermont. All one word all spelled out Dot Gov Health Vermont DOT GOV or people can call two one one if they have general question okay and the five basic ways to lower one's risk of getting sick. I took this off. We all talk about the washing hands. The alcohol based hand sanitizers. And of course not touching your face and Trying to avoid those places where that You know a virus might be spread in other parts of the country. Major music festivals have been cancelled and the like haven't seen much of that in Vermont but People can be cautious if they feel. That's the best approach for what they need to do. Sure the overall risk is still low. But I think we're going to see this infection spreading in more from all communities So we have to be alert to that and if you are someone who's at higher risk of severe complications so an older person or someone with underlying medical conditions like diabetes heart disease or pulmonary disease. Those people may want to be extra cautious about where they choose to go Or things they choose do in. The upcoming weeks makes a lot of intuitive sense. I know you're very busy. So we thank you for taking the time to be with us today. State epidemiologist Patsy Kelso. We'll talk again and I thank you this morning. Welcome go talk a little bit a little bit about the Games that the Progressive Party has made in the city of Burlington with this With the city council results election results this past town meeting day but before we talk with the Executive Director of Vermont's Progressive Party. Go BACK TO LEAK. Could tell because we're anticipating What the Norwich University champion. Men's Cadet hockey team will be facing in their next round. Li Ye. Thanks Joe Levy Norwich men. They have made the selection pairings for the men's hockey tournament and Norwich is off this weekend. They get a bye for the opening round so their next game will be next Saturday night at Crates Berg arena and they will play the winner of game this Saturday night between Endicott and Plymouth State College. So there's a plane game between Endicott and Plymouth State and the winner will play Norwich. One Week from Saturday night at Craig's Burger arena. And we'll have that on W. Dav absolutely and one note the Norwich women will play a play in game this Wednesday evening. It appears as though it will be a home game against amherst and it'll be seven o'clock Wednesday night at Kreutzburg arena so. That's the latest from nor chunky. We'll have more coming up during the noon hour sports here. Wd FM and am. Okay thank you. Very kindly Boy Congratulations to the Norwich cadets. Both men and women's team and I still can't believe that young Frenchmen Goalie House there. Nine shutouts and counting. Roy Tell You. Wow what an amazing What an amazing feat that is. Well we invite to the W. Dav airwaves right now. Josh Ronchi he's Executive Director of Vermont Progressive Party and I imagine things were quite elated on The F. following the election results coming in Tuesday night Josh as the progressives now for the first time first time ever I guess a clear majority in the city of Burlington City Council. Yeah no it was an thanks so much for having me on. It was a very exciting night last Tuesday And it was really years of hard work that went into kind of making this happen So you know right now. We're just looking forward to Getting our people ready to Assume their new role the city councillors and begin began passing passing resolutions so very exciting day. Yeah you know it's interesting of course so the award one results in which Sharon Bush who had been a member of the Council for over thirty years was defeated by the newcomer. Comers Araya hightower and I'm I'm in my seventies so I've been following what's been happening in and around Burlington since it was a board of aldermen and since the mayor's job was actually a part time job but Displaying my age but I I guess. that preface is just to say that what may have been a you know a set of progressive ideas and policy ideals. Thirty years ago is really not what the progressive movement. It's Today. Well Yeah I WANNA say I have tremendous respect from show for Sharon. She's done an incredible job on city council for decades and fighting for you know an dancing many progressive issues and I think You know what we're seeing today is is yes many many of the issues that were fought for in the eighties. Things like justice for for tenants. my Protections for tenants Housing Issues Greenspace. Things like that many of the same issues. We're finding be for now. What we're seeing. I think is that People want us to push a little bit harder a little bit more firm and they wanted to elect people who are maybe going to have a stronger vision for the future And Really Kinda represented that vision And it's also I think important to say that no no this every every seat on city council or state rap or governor or whatever. It's none of those seats. Belong to any one person. They're the people see and You only get to be in that season's long as you're really the people really want you there And well we saw one was that people are ready for. Maybe a little bit of a stronger. More Progressive Vision or of course and I certainly didn't mean to demean the Sharon Bush or in any way answer. The city will in her capacity but as somebody from my generation used to sing the times. They are at chain aren't they? Yeah exactly have to tell you though as an observer over these years that he was at the war. Eight steady counselor race was Quite quite surprised. Tell me about Jane. Stromberg Yeah Jane is really exciting. She's so a little bit. I just about what word eight is where it was. It's a new war that was created back. In two thousand fifteen was the first time that word existed and it was. It was really created in part because it was drawn around the mostly. Uvm Both dormitory and off campus housing area of Burlington. So it's very very young. I mean like probably the average age is like nineteen and eight. So you know what I am saying that because James Twenty two so she's actually probably a little bit older than most of our many situations So it was very very much representative Created to give students and you know more young people who come from that From Vietnam a voice on the city council So Jane is you know. Recent College Grad graduated May Served on the board of Brom Public Interest Research Group. has really been pushing for especially climate issues but also housing issues per entire time As a student and since she left college she previously served as an inspector of elections as well so very active in the community and she ran a grassroots campaign kind of focused on addressing housing and Climate Change In Ward Eight and it definitely It was definitely very appealing to the people that were. Yeah we we certainly congratulate for a very good campaign that She she did run now. this'll be the first time in a in a while that none of the city council members will have that That the letter R next to their name as you know as the current president of the city council elected dot to you know to run a a a a second time run for reelection this time around us. His Day job produced some complications. So yeah so. Do you anticipate that that the The new president of the city council will be with the With the P designation. I think this certainly the balls in our court You know usually when you win you know as well do as well as we have. And you have the most seats on the city council that would lead to you also winning the council presidency. There are a number of people who are interested in it as I understand. So those conversations are ongoing. We have until Early April on organization. Day for the counselors to actually vote on that So I'm sure there will be a lot of conversations between now and then Figure out who who that person will be well of course Cartwright who is a friend actually Kurt Kurt and of course? Now I told you I said you're you're you're leaving as president of the city council to become a radio announcer. What a fall fall from grace back but I think some would say the opposite though you. Anyway he he. He's a morning talk. Show host in Burlington now. The the question important questions is obviously anything that takes place of substance that of importance of lasting value does involve cooperation and of course that brings up the name or Weinberger. Do you anticipate The realization of progressive policy ideals working with a democratic mayor and I might just add Obviously the next election around for the mayoral election in Burlington imagine a number of PS might be eyeing that seat. Yeah no we're already having conversations around You know in Vermont. Digger ran an article recently around Some people say considering renfrew mayor so those conversations are already happening and we're fully expecting to support a candidate Next year as we've done the last two cycles Pretty much every cycle. So that's That's no big shocker. I think And expect that actually have a very good chance of winning back. That's in a year but between now and then we do we. There's a year between now and then and we do Very much look forward to working with her to a dance progressive issues and I think You know the mayors also have to think how he can work better with us. He hasn't been in this position where there have been so many progressive progresses on the city council before. I think the Electra results. Both this year last year end two years ago when he ran for mayor. Because you have to remember that two years ago he did not secure a majority. There's voter I mean he actually Got Less than fifty percent the two people who are have significantly more progressive than him So I think the city is kind of sending a clear message that the mayor wants that they want the mayor to work more with us to advance some of the issues. We've been talking about especially around housing climate And you know. We look forward to working with him to adapt some of that stuff. We're talking with Josh. Ron Ski Show is Executive Director of the Fremont Progressive Party. Now you're you're you graduated.
"progressive party" Discussed on 600 WREC
"This is the Glenn Beck program okay so now think of this this is the way the Democrats are looking at this election remember last election they look at us as radicals and revolutionaries if you believe in the constitution your radical and revolutionary why because if you believe that your dismissing at the last one hundred years and the last one hundred years have been a hundred years of progress look how great things are now so a hundred years of progress the progressives on both sides the Republicans and the Democrats remember progressive started with the Roosevelt the progressives on both sides dismiss the constitution and the declaration of independence a long time ago a hundred years ago and so we were seen as radicals that want to drag you back before Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt well yes because those are the American principles that have been distorted by the socialist movement in the Progressive Party early on so yeah we want to get rid of those because we don't believe those are progress that makes us a radical and revolutionary we're wanting to stick to our founding documents there radicals and revolutionaries want to do the same thing except it's Mao's little red book or it's you know the communist manifesto they see themselves as re founders just as much as we did except only one of us he is truly an American idea the other is this European socialist communist idea that it goes against everything America stands for this is why are radicals one wraps themselves in the flag because we are proud of America the other needs to destroy America remember the marks said at the end America is the target because it will shed who it was it will shed its ugliness and it's capitalism in its freedom and it will gain real freedom through these this communist.
Has China lost Taiwan?
"Taiwan's president secured secured a second term over the weekend started scenes of the woman who stood up to China because China always believe China. Taiwan's recent election is widely seen as a watershed moment a referendum between Wayne. Two very different choices saw in win. She's the president since two thousand sixteen. She promised to protect Taiwan's freedoms from an increasingly assertive. He said he's an autocratic Beijing or the nationalist combing Tung came to the opposition which stressed causes ties with Beijing. The result a landslide two cy and her ruling independence leading Democratic Progressive Party. It was her warnings about China that hit home. We've voters this threat Israel with these respect from China situation has changed you. You cannot exclude the possibility of a war. And it's high invading. Taiwan is something that is going to be very costly fled China Taiwan's president saw in win on the basis now. She scored move odds than any other presidential candidate since Taiwan hi one began holding democratic elections in Nineteen ninety-six. So why has Beijing's efforts to control. Taiwan was it backfired and we'll China Now back off from what it sees as a renegade province remember most nations including the United States and Australia. We adhere to the one China policy which means we formally acknowledge Beijing's claims over Taiwan but what can Washington and camera do to help this vibrant democracy of twenty ninety four million in the face of arising China. Natasha Qassam is research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy where she directs the annual Lowy Institute suit poll. She's a former Australian diplomat. And he wants is emeritus professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and author of how to defend Australia. He's a former deputy defense secretary. Natasha Hugh Welcome to Iran. To be with you thanks for having is time now Natasha. Why has China lost the battle for public opinion in Taiwan? Look I do think there's a real question as to whether China ever had a chance in this respect. You've got a longstanding up position in Taiwan to unification with China. You've got a long standing position to one country. Two Systems the model that China developed in the eighties Fulbari Taiwan and Hong Kong. And of course we see the problematic way that's playing out in Hong Kong today but the most important issue here I think has been the emergence of a unique Taiwanese identity entity. This is what has really changed over the last decade the majority of Taiwanese people they see themselves as Taiwanese and in part this is in opposition to a growing authoritarian -tarian reach from China but in pilots a product of Taiwan's transition to democracy. It's unique history in terms of its different periods of colonization and indigenous peoples. I think today we can say that. This far more that divides Taiwan and China then unites them. Is that growing sense of independence in Taiwan. And Natasha you mentioned Hong Kong and how that was supposed to be the roadmap for China's One Country Two Systems policy the clearly rebuked in these elections hugh. How does Beijing you all these? Well I think they must be very gloomy very concerned and I think getting pretty angry because I completely agree with Tushar I think the elections very significant because it confirms assumes absolutely that the prospect of an eventual consensual reunification of Taiwan agreeing to be absorbed or reabsorbed helped by the mainland looks more and more remark and the problem for everyone including for Taiwan is that Beijing is very unlikely to accept except that Beijing for Beijing reunification as I sit bringing Taiwan back into China is an essential part of their agenda of Xi. Jinping's agenda to for the rejuvenation as he calls it off of China overcoming of that century of humiliation which which began with the opium wars lower back in the forties and which she has set himself to overcome overturn. I think for him getting Taiwan back as he I would say it is. There is nothing more important to him. Nothing more important to the Communist Party and so we have The seats of a real tragedy because as Natasha says it's clear and clear that the Taiwanese don't want to be part of China and it says clearest safe obtain the Chinese determined to make it part of I hear you say Washington Santon. Sorry Beijing won't accept Taiwan's growing assertiveness but hasn't by aging conduct here been counterproductive. I think of John is if it's to intensify military not exercises around the Taiwan Strait. If it's to US light diplomatically. A Taiwan a hasn't that just stiffened the resolve of the tonys. ESO expected. Has I think I think that's been effector I think is Natasha. Says I think what's happened in. Hong Kong has has disabused anyone in Taiwan of any illusions about what one-country-two-systems three two systems would really mean. If it was applied to talk to Taiwan I think the growing authoritarian nature of the Chinese Communist Party ruled in China itself under under Shuzhen Ping Has Added to that. Boils I think as Natasha says again. That that the the the long term development of Taiwan itself Tallinn's entity that the the evolution of a very vibrant democracy there Meant that perhaps. Whatever Beijing done even if Beijing it'd be much less frightening that it has been it still would have been unlikely that Taiwan would move voluntarily to do what Beijing once and it's actually is hugh why wrought out here and he's not alone? We've had on this program over the last few years Professor Jon Meacham from the University of Chicago. The argument here is that not only will China be much more powerful awful than it is today but it will also remain deeply committed to making Taiwan part of China. I think she's deadline. Is this attender of the Communist revolution. Which would be a twenty four nine in other words? Tom Is on China. Saad your response. I disagree that Taiwan is really significant priority for Xi Jinping's China. But I think it's important when we think about what their highest priority is and for me that is always the domestic legitimacy of the potty state and and so by Beijing's policies primarily directed at that domestic audience. They might be failing in Taiwan but suddenly what they ought designed to do is to demonstrate two people in China that Beijing holds all the cards that they have a able to exit military pressure on Taiwan that they can exclude Taiwan from international organizations and that is the highest priority and under Xi Jinping's China. I think the hotline inflexible policies will just continue for godless. The effect that they have in Taiwan. But at the same time I do think it's a self fulfilling prophecy to argue that China will become so powerful so we should roll over and do nothing and therefore it will allow be allowed to become even more all powerful in military and economic times. I think this is almost a given Alpha China. But it's not a given in terms of China's power. China's power has been restricted in the region winslow in many ways many countries including Australia do not recognize the ages over the as traders say. China hasn't succeeded in achieving. Its goals in the South China Sea. It hasn't succeeded in closing bases in Japan. There's that in South Korea in numerous ways. I wouldn't say that time is on China side if anything I I think. China as a rational actor recognizes the cost of a protracted war a much higher than the cost of their patients on that knowledge has as Shea Jingping pink overreach. The embroiled other countries led by the US but including Australia to a newly skeptical view of Chana. I look clearly Thomas. China's Powell grows as system becomes more authoritarian as the way it seeks to exhibit influence throughout the region becomes to put it politely a more assertive a lot of countries. You Niger and beyond becoming more and more worried about what. China's power and hatch on is going to use its power mains over the next few decades but that I think we'd be too optimistic to imagine that China is somehow becoming a self limiting problem. I do think Jonah's power has grown. I think it's influences growing there. It's I still true. Of course. There's Natasha is that there are lots of things at China would like it. It hasn't yet got but I'm more pessimistic than she is that about China's capacity not to get its way increasingly as time goes on and it's worth bearing in mind all the things that China does get that yes Not everyone accepts what China wants to do in the just south China Sea but Australia. Itself hasn't undertaken serious remove navigation operations Australia and self does not acknowledge China as a strategic rival. The United States does Japan treating China increasingly cool. She asleep as it becomes less and less confident about Donald Trump's America. And we'll push you. It's Responsibilities towards Japan onto the treaty. So I think actually China is doing pretty well. I think we've made a big mistake. To underestimate raced tonight. But China's resolve in its capacity to use. Its Influence to get what it wants. I guess. Hugh Watt for my new and Tasha Qassam from from lowy and we're talking about Taiwan and China in the wake of the all in democracies election widely seen as a rebuke to Beijing. The TASHA you say Beijing's going to weaken Taiwan's democracy house. Oh look I think I said that it was going to try and I think it is trying in many ways. It's trying through disinformation Ryan and bypassing more media outlets in Taiwan and then controlling the narrative in that way it is certainly trying to infiltrate grassroots organizations like temple organizations sations and farmers and fisheries groups. The thing is that Beijing is very much moving away. I think from trying to support. Just one side of politics. The Guangdong Minggong which has always been seen as more friendly towards Beijing insofar as has been unsuccessful because the dog is not able to as. We've all of the reasons since we've already outlined. They are not able to deliver Taiwan in any way because of the way of public opinion against China. So now I believe that Beijing is trying to undermine undermine the democracy itself to undermine people's faith in institutions trying to essentially mess it up I think the best expression I've had tended into Crimea so that you have a government paralyzed a government that people do not trust and in that way the system would be much weaker. You Natasha to agree that Beijing is going to try awaken Taiwan's democracy and certainly badging will increase the pressure to open talks on reunification. I suppose the question here is wise. China so sensitive about Taiwan one. I mean think about it Taiwan or Formosa as it was earlier known. It's only been part of China for something like four out of the past one hundred twenty twenty five years since Japanese colonization nineteen ninety-five four out of one hundred twenty five and those four years when the nationalists who fled to Taiwan. They were running the mainland alien so why the sensitivity. He what. We'll Tom Because one hundred and twenty five years is not very long time in the way of China's paypal and the Chinese government see themselves CBS and has precisely one hundred and twenty five years that I see correctly in some ways as being a very black period in the history and that the the great mission of the Communist Party has been to bring China out of that as I said before the rejuvenation of the Chinese people. It's hard to underestimate. Overestimate the the emotional power Al behind this idea of China returning to its previous position and Taiwan has become a and the Chinese Communist Party has made Taiwan into a a symbol of everything bad that happened to China before and everything that Diane resolved to fix and the way in which they they put Hong Kong back into into the fold the YM which have grown their economy the way in which they have reasserted China's military power and have trying at least to reassert itself the parish cultural pass at a speak. All of that is part of the deal but Taiwan is in a sense that the jewel in the crown for them and so I think the the political political and to a certain extent the emotional fright that the Taiwan issue carries does make it absolutely central to the Communist. Party's not just its own sense of itself but it's confidence that it can continue command. The loyalty and achieved legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese people as what Communist Party delivers not just in terms of prosperity but in terms of China's dignity and position in the world symbolized by Taiwan that is so central to its legitimacy as the government of China Anna. And does that mean Natasha Qassam. That is now a very real danger that the listen Beijing takes from size relection. Is that the only way. Taiwan will ever a unify with mainland China. As at the end of a gun. Look that's entirely possible but I have to say I'm not convinced that as an argument mainly because we like to think think of China's military palate in terms of it being this very quick victory. RV Taiwan because they are coming late outgunned in that sense but none nothing about this would be. It would be very difficult to take Taiwan in terms of its geography and even an invasion is really just the beginning. When you have twenty four a million people who don't want to be a part of your country you have? Refugees flocking to other countries in the region including Australia. You'll have resistance in the streets. You'll have disruption to global supply chains at which Taiwan lies at. Its hot this is not an easy proposition. It is laden with
"progressive party" Discussed on WTVN
"WTVN okay so now think of this this is the way the Democrats are looking at this election remember last election they look at us as radicals and revolutionaries if you believe in the constitution your radical and revolutionary why because if you believe that your dismissing the last one hundred years and the last one hundred years have been a hundred years of progress look how great things are now so a hundred years of progress the progressives on both sides the Republicans and the Democrats remember progressive started with theater Roosevelt the progressives on both sides dismiss the constitution and the declaration of independence a long time ago a hundred years ago and so we were seen as radicals that want to drag you back before Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt well yes because those are the American principles that have been distorted by the socialist movement in the Progressive Party early on so yeah we want to get rid of those because we don't believe those are progress that makes us a radical and revolutionary we're wanting to stick to our founding documents there radicals in revolutionaries want to do the same thing except it's Mao's little red book or it's you know the communist manifesto they see themselves as re founders just as much as we did except only one of us is truly an American idea the other is this Europeans socialist communist idea that it goes against everything America stands for this is why are radicals one wraps themselves in the flag because we are proud of America the other needs to destroy America remember mark said at the end America is the target because it will shed who it was it will shed its ugliness and it's capitalism in its freedom and it will gain real freedom through these this communist.
"progressive party" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Seven hundred W. L. W. is looking through who wants to be on the show now let's take a look at our pitches every day this is Mike this email is confidential please do not share it I'm about to break the rule I want to keep this information between my most loyal supporters and activists like you for the time being the new year twenty twenty is most dangerous you and I have ever faced I love my country I demand live in freedom we simply have no choice but to keep fighting I refuse to lose the left is coming out of from all directions the drama that goes into these sort of things if somebody wants to be on the show no the left is coming at us from all directions I got one the other day ask me if I want to re up my membership in the Progressive Party one they just that's like okay shot gun is just scatter shot let's blessed is out there and see who do I hear the fire alarm going off that email so those will be tested last week Friday then they didn't and then I didn't get an email saying they were testing today in other testing I I did get an email that they were testing today did you know okay well maybe my days are numbered you maybe I'm on the bubble Danny didn't get it either maybe I'm just specialize I am the new guy and they was just using and then you're suppose one for months now I I just form do you failed to do in a timely manner Rick Eugene barely is here today I am yeah Brian gold was a taking a day off yeah yeah he's been working hard this year without a break so he taken it has been a long year and.
Tsai faces choppy China waters after Taiwan election landslide
"China has urged the international community to oppose Taiwanese independence after president citing when's landslide reelection victory president site advocates continued autonomy for the island and rejects Beijing's demands that it should be reunited with the mainland Chinese state media also criticized the new president from Taipei city sued ripples in a strongly worded commentary on Saturday's election the official Chinese Xinhua news agency describe the president's high and her Democratic Progressive Party as selfish greedy an evil it accused her of resorting to cheating and scare mongering about China's threat to the island to win votes she has rejected these accusations insisting she's protecting Taiwan's democracy from Beijing her government has called on China to respect Taiwan's election results and to resume
What's at stake in Taiwan's election?
"Voters in Taiwan heading to the polls eleventh of January two elected president to appoint a new batch of national lawmakers so president sign one is seeking second term in office meanwhile center-left Democratic Progressive Party is hoping to hold onto its large majority in parliament. The the DP up against the resurgent Wilmington the centre-right KMT sent into opposition. After a heavy defeat in two thousand sixteen general election what is being rebuilding mode ever since with mixed results as election day. Nears present size looking like a shoe in to be reelected most polls give her a commanding lead over her closest rival handle you. The of the opposition came a hand. Upset you not be totally ruled out the populace mayor of Shem mm-hmm did cause a shock in two thousand eighteen by winning control of a DP stronghold with little party backing but since then his star seems to faded under the national spotlight. And is it using credit style on the campaign trail seems less suited to carrying the entire country a victory for president side cap off a remarkable twelve months incumbent woman dollar only one year ago no one would have predicted. The current president is being returned to office. That's the possibility of CY. Winning a double digit margin was around this time last year. When Monaco interviewed the president of the Palestine Taipei back then. The DP was still reeling from a drubbing. In local elections and size. Personal popularity has plummeted after pushing through some unpopular. Pension reforms. Unnecessary tonic Taiwan. That was looking like a poison chalice for the President Cup payments and you affect a lot of people's income income that is source of discontent and we pay a lot inputting comprises so just. How did this remarkable turnaround come about. The answer is simple. Because of China general elections Taiwan inevitably tune on national security courtesy and the twenty twenty almost become a single issue election washing self-governing island's future relationship look like with mainland China vote for the DP a greater independence or take the came teebox but closer economic ties. Everything that China did in two thousand nineteen seem to play into Taiwanese fears and strengthened president size hand from fighter jets buzzing Taiwanese space and holding intimidating war games to to a saber-rattling speech by Chinese president. Xi Jinping that started the clock in Beijing on re-unification Bollywood's hygiene Egypt. Be All torture the sheets. Yeah during in his time president size being transformed into defender of Taiwanese sovereignty and on the other hand had to stop binding the drums so loudly for close economic. Don't make ties with the mainland for fear coming across his too pro China demographics in Taiwan favored the DP these days young voters are increasingly identifying themselves as Taiwanese rather than Chinese and during this election will be around one million first time boches. You support is tilted in size favor and the let's go. Gods were also shining on the president. When the popular mayor of Taipei ruled himself out of the running hand was not so lucky. An alternative Pro Beijing candidate ended the race in November and could take votes away from him. Nevertheless the biggest election miracle has been ongoing pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong Home New Year's speech in two thousand nineteen the Chinese president pushed for the Hong Kong government known as One Country Two Systems. It to be implemented in Taiwan in Beijing's is Hong Kong was a successful president that could convince the renegade island to choose reunification but not anymore the Hong Kong protests have lifted the veil on what one country two systems could really mean and allowed president sized campaign team to make a central election issue in Taiwan talk of Hong Kong today becoming Taiwan tomorrow as trump the economy and pension reform. President Cy came out and supported after the protesters while Han. An issue state silent. The president's terrific has talked off my strong support from the trump White House and in Congress. Think the conversation that happened this week with the president of Taiwan was was a courtesy. Call comes out today sedate so I may not have it all her own way. One of the results to watch out for this weekend is whether the DPP can hold onto. Its parliamentary majority. There are a host of new parties vying for seats alongside the CAMPSIE and some voters may want to put the brakes on the DPP's unchecked lawmaking authority the danger of a big. DPP Win is that it may convince. Party bigwigs to push for an official referendum on independence and make it more difficult for president side to maintain the status quo size. Actually moderate in her party and she is seen as holding back some of the hardliners like her running mate vice president. William lie was repeatedly called Autobahn to officially break ties with China. Taiwanese independence absolute. No no for Beijing. We spoke to cy last year. She refused to rule out two referendum. After the election response to us can be summed up as follows. Thailand is a democracy It's not the leader. Who makes the decision
"progressive party" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Well let me give you a clarification yeah I I I see your point and I agree with you from both the humor sent a practical standpoint sure but let me make a suggestion to you if you look up what wikipedia and if you look up Progressive Party you'll find back in the forties under Roosevelt them the bull moose party and all that it was actually the Communist Party of America. and so if you look under wikipedia and you look up that party you'll find that their color was green I so when you hear I'm a greedy or I'm with the Green Party or whatever you have to understand that that represents the progressive which came from it was that it was an offshoot win the Republican split because you have the left leaning liberal and and the far left liberals they split from the Republican Party and they went after their own party and their color was green got it all right at thank you very much for the call a it is stunning and I know that ed wood. I agree with me on this it is absolutely stunning all this stuff that is in that thing and how it seems to be a litmus test now for people on the right the the for people on the left do you believe in the green new deal in it if you don't well then you're gonna have a very tough road ahead of you as far as by and goes from some of these other folks on the left and bad what was I talking about Biden in the whole escalator thing but I've come a long way in this segment haven't so as far as Biden goes in these people who are criticizing him for supposedly for getting the word. escalator and they're trying to say that this is some sort of a a Biden moment I I would harken back to was a Marianne Williamson your member when she came out and she said man I thought the Republicans were me. these Democrats are a hell of a lot meaner than the Republicans yes eight a Democrat candidate for president said that about her own party so it wouldn't surprise me in the least if other people that are bashing Biden for supposedly quite import for getting the word escalator they're actually Democrats and Republicans it's four fifty one on super talked in a nine seven W. T. N...
"progressive party" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"When everybody gets the same if everybody gets the same then it's fair so let me ask you this is it fair that I bought a house on a lake it's only a five room house because I can afford is it fair that I bought a Subaru and paid thirty thousand dollars in cash because I could afford according to the radical liberals it's not fair they don't like to talk about work ethic they like to talk about what we can give you for nothing we have a country where we learned how to establish one thing how to create our own wealth Hillary Clinton talk about the new order of things when her husband got elected thank god we can get to it we invented wealth creation progressives don't like it our enemies are internal in a lot of Americanism anti Americanism is growing in the liberal Progressive Party borders for everybody everybody should be able to get a license and get welfare and social security whether they're a citizen or not and I've got to tell you folks I don't understand they don't think our constitution is any longer relevant federal government is becoming dangerous and it's taken over our rights we now have all levels of government employing more people then the private sector they don't want to admit that capitalism creates wealth and distributed the spirit of light seventeen seventy six has a new rival the progress of spirit of nineteen sixty eight has started and it's continuing and it's getting worse you realize two weeks ago we had twenty democratic candidates debated for fifteen minutes on stage about federally funded abortion for trans genders now you try to figure that out because I can't do you realize we had a discussion the other night on TV with how many genders are there you figure that out because I can't many people hate the United States they want gender politics there one gender race the fighting gender religion they're trying to pit one person against the other the race relations of black white and everything is getting worse in this country I don't know why but now we want to make everything.
A brawl for the climate change vote
"A year ago when people wondered which fringe party could matter in the twenty nineteen election most analysts pointed to maxim burn, as newly created People's Party of Canada. Would that party grow? Could it eat into the conservative base, when it split the vote on the right a year later that seems a little silly? The People's Party is still at just a couple of points in the polls. But it turns out there is a little party that could decide the election, it was on the other side of the spectrum sitting right where it's been all along waiting for the rest of the country to reach these same conclusion about the key issue. They're most known for that they'd reached years ago, climate change is not now I repeat that not an environmental issue. It's a massive security threat, and it needs to be dealt with by government at all levels, a security threat that requires taking bold action, one of the clear things that we've seen from, from this, despite election. I want to congratulate all the candidates who who ran in. It is a Canadians are really preoccupied about climate change are Canadians really ready to meet the green party, where they've been living all these years sure every poll shows support for the party is rising, but luck rising is relative. When you were as low in the polls as the greens typically are in federal elections. So even if that general support is there will it translate to results. Will it translate to writings, one can it make a difference on election night? And if it does at whose expense, welcome to the fight for the climate vote. I'm Jordan heath Rollings. And this is the big story, Cormac mcsweeney is the parliament hill. Reporter for city news. And for the Rogers radio brands and also for us iconic. Hey, how's it going? It is going really well. I'm hoping that you can kind of parse this brewing fight on the left side of the political spectrum right now for us. It's a remarkable dynamic right now months to go before the election were seeing votes evaporate for both the liberals and the New Democrats, and they're all shifting green, you know, the old saying it ain't easy being green. Well, it's pretty easy right now, because things are looking up for Elizabeth may and her party. We've got the greens polling at probably the best that they've ever pulled that federally some polls have them up at around twelve percent, which is huge. Because back in two thousand fifteen the greens were, I think less than five percent of the vote. So they've more than doubled their voting base in the lead up to the. Twenty nine thousand nine fall election. So they're firing on all cylinders right now. And the liberals and New Democrats are wondering what the heck to do to make sure that they keep those voters on their sides. But also, not only that steel voters from the other progressive parties to try and make sure that they can secure some sort of victory, and try and stop the conservatives who are also firing on all cylinders right now. So it's a it's a heck of a fight on the left as the conservatives continue to gain momentum. And it's going to be interesting to see what happens is there. Anything concrete, you can point to we've talked a couple times on this podcast, most notably. When they had a chance in P of the sort of, general affection. The greens are seeing in the rise in the polls. But is there anything concrete, you can point to that might be driving people moving to consider the greens? Some of this is based on stats and polls. And others is based sort of anecdotally. But I think what we're seeing is a few. Different things here that is just creating this perfect scenario for the green party. One is the fact that climate change and the concerns around climate change on a broader national scale or finally, catching up with what the green party has been preaching for years and years. And that is, we need to take action to protect the environment and protect our earth, and Canadians are now really catching up to the point where this is becoming one of the biggest issues seen nationally among the voting public that action needs to be taken and serious action at that. That's one thing one aspect of it. Is that Canadians are catching up with the concerns for the greens? But the other aspect all of this is that we're seeing kind of a collapse and a failure, if you will from the liberals and NDP to take a look at the new democrat side of things. Jug, meet sing failing to gain traction is since taking over the party leadership. We've seen the end EP. Of fallen support. He's struggled to get the attention that he was hoping to get. There was a lot of excitement around. Jug. Meet sing in the hope that he would be this charismatic dynamic young leader that would really help vault the end EP back to the level that we saw with Jack Layton that has not happened at all. And he's, he's struggled in a number of interviews as well where he's been accused of being too vague on certain issues or possibly flip flopping on others. And so while they knew Democrats are struggling the liberals have had problems of their own Justin Trudeau back in two thousand fifteen was able to unite the progressives behind him. He stole from green supporters and end EP supporters, and some conservatives and, and really built up this, this perfect sort of momentum around him during that long campaign in two thousand fifteen that helped vault him from third him in the liberals from third party status to government, and it never happened before. But since taking office, a lot of the promises and a lot of the things that he was. Elected on have created problems for him, just looking at things like the promise to change the way, we elect, our MP's read. There was a lot of hope that, that, that would actually happen in never ended up happening. The liberals have had other scan whole such as SNC laflin and the, the more recent problems of the Mark Norman case, those are eating away at liberal support as well. And on top of all of that. I mean with environment with the environment being a big issue in the eyes of Canadians, some are pointing out, what people, some people see as a contradiction of the liberal position while they say, we need to take serious action on climate change. We'd need this carbon tax. Here's the government buying the trans mountain pipeline to make sure that the oil from our oil sands, is being sent off to other markets something a lot of people who are very passionate about the environment disagree with. And so you have a lot of troubles for the liberals and the MVP right now. And a lot of progressives who don't know where to turn because they're dissatisfied with what they see from what is traditionally been the two left or left of center parties. And now they're looking to the greens as a possible, viable option. And so you have this perfect scenario, as I said, where climate change is becoming more of an important issue in the eyes of Canadians, the traditional parties that Canadians have known for decades are not satisfying, a lot of these younger voters. And they're deciding you know what? Maybe whether it's a protest vote or legitimately giving the greens shot. They're definitely looking at the greens with a lot of serious consideration. When they look at them, especially for those people for whom climate is a major issue. What do they see exactly what gives the green party? The credibility on climate to. They have a specific plan. They do. And actually, it was just recently released. They entitled it mission possible. And I think the, the whole thing is that the greens for years have been branding themselves as. As the environmental party now that can work against them in certain ways, where they're sort of seen as only a one issue party. And it's, it's a it's an image that they've been trying to shake for some time now under Lisbeth may. But nonetheless, the greens are seen as a very credible party when it comes to the environment, you ask any Canadian like, who do you think is the party that would do the most to try and save the environment? I think the green party would likely be the number one answer. So they did release this ambitious plan for the environment. At a time when a lot of Canadians are paying attention to these issues. They are pitching to go well beyond what the liberal government has said, we'll be its targets in terms of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. I mean, well, beyond the fact, they want to double the reduction target. So the liberals say they want to try and hit thirty percent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from two thousand five levels by thirty percent by twenty thirty while the green party says we can do better than that. We'll do sixty percent of reduction from the two thousand and five levels of by twenty thirty. That's a dramatic shift and they're not just looking at, you know, pricing pollution as a way to deal with this. They're talking about some major projects such as retrofitting every building across the nation and eliminating our reliance on foreign oil making sure that from province to province. Renewable energy can be more easily shared something that even the conservatives are kind of pitching with their energy corridor option right now. So the, the greens have released released a very ambitious plan. And I guess now that it's out there. It hasn't had a lot of time to really set in for Canadians, whether they're paying attention to promises like this so far out from the election or not as another thing. But we'll see how they respond with these very ambitious targets that Elizabeth may and her green party have put forward two weeks ago. The greens actually one abaya election which. Which feels like something that doesn't happen. How did that come about? And what happened in auto afterwards? Because what I'm fascinated by, in this story is the number of people who have kind of seen a rise in the polls from the greens, but to your point written them off, as a one issue party, or while they can't climb that high can they and did this send a message are their people in auto Wah, talking about them? Now there are definitely people talking about the greens. And I think this by-election victory although I will say that by-election results are usually not reflective of where things go in general election ratified, it is a way and it's seen by some as a way to send a message to the government of the day. Prime minister Justin Trudeau said the day after the by election that he gets it. There's a message from Canadians they care about climate change, and they want to see action on climate change. And that's what his government is focused on through its carbon pricing system and. So I think there was a message sent to both the liberals and the end EP that they need to need to up their game. When it comes to environmental issues, the end EP as well as changed its tactics since that by-election result. And so, I think a lot of politicians while they were seeing some of this growth in this so-called green wave sweep across the nation and a lot of buzz and a lot of talk about the greens, it wasn't until we saw on federal scale of victory such as having the second elected, and p from the green party arrive at the house of Commons before they started to really, you know, publicly address this, because I'm sure that behind the scenes, both those parties were looking at the greens as, as a potential threat and trying to figure out what to do. But again, this is all come recently for the greens, where they've seen this rise over the last several months as we. Part of it to do with the focus on climate change part of it to do with distaste of the otherwise traditional parties that Canadians have been voting for for a while. But I think there was a message sent and, and people are adapting how do people see Elizabeth may who may be until recently, not many of them ever thought much about there's a bit of a joke around Ottawa that Elizabeth may is everyone's political aunt? You know, she's a likeable person, she has something to say about almost everything, but up until recently, I don't think a lot of people actually were considering her as, as potential prime ministerial material, and I think, more people are sort of giving her a bit of a shot. She's not distasteful in any way, you know, you haven't seen Elizabeth may be the subject of a lot of controversy. She has she's had her own problems within her own party. There has been pushed back, there have been allegations that she's been a bully as a leader. Things like that. But whether Canadians have been paying a lot of attention to that something else, she is seen as somebody who has integrity, who has a passion for what she does. And I would be hard pressed to find another MP in the house of Commons who spends as much time in the house of Commons, debating on almost every different subject, then Elizabeth may, so she's very committed to her work. There is broad support for Elizabeth may. But whether that translates into prime ministerial materials something else Nanos poll that just came out recently actually has her in terms of the preferred prime minister.
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"The hour. Results are coming in of presidential elections in the central European country of Slovakia and politics. There seems to be taking a very different direction from those in neighbouring Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland a liberal pro. European pro gay anti corruption female candidate has been firm. Winner of the first round Tathiana yon, Sarah Cova is Reuters Slovakia correspondent. Appetizers forty five. She just one the first round of the election by one slides. She got more than forty percent of the vote, vile. Her opponent backed by the ruling party only got more than eighteen percent of the vote. She's a public interest lawyer, she's an anti-corruption campaigner shivered AG NGO and her her most famous job from the past is her fortune year fight against an illegal landfill at her hometown. Which he managed to get close. Eventually she has very little little political experience and that stands her apart from the other candidates. I assume yes, she never held any elected office. This is her first. Well, she just joined a political party a year ago, a small liberal Progressive Party. So this this will be if she gets elected this will be her first. Doc in politics. Why do you think she's breaking through to so many voters in what is traditionally seen as a fairly conservative Catholic country when she's speaking up on issues such as gay rights because gay rights the the issue of the day for these elections. It was the fight against corruption. After last year's murder of an investigative reporter, young could see and his fiancee Martina and subsequent mass protests that forced then prime minister Robert feet saw who was in power for more than a decade to resign. So there was some kind of a voter fatigue with the ruling party combined with the shock from the murder. And also. Perceived corruption by government officials across the political spectrum, but mostly by the party, which has held power for so long. Which had influenced the election most. And this will be watched this election very closely all over Europe and the world, I suppose, but perhaps particularly in neighbouring, Hungary, which has a populist right-wing government. Yeah. Possibly and it will be interesting to watch. Slog Hungarian relations, which have been tense for for years. Medina. They improved after a an ethnic Hungarian party joined the ruling coalition in Slovakia Hungarians make up about ten percents of Slovakia's population. So it'll be interesting to watch and meeting between chapel Tara and Hungarian President or prime minister that was Tatyana young Sarah Cova who writes for Reuters is Hlavac hlavac's on the initial results of their presidential elections.
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