40 Burst results for "Republican Party"
The Dan Bongino Show
Josh Hammer: The Israeli Government Despises George Soros
"Oh I can't go there. Yeah no totally and like I get it look I mean no wants one to be called a racist sexist bigot homophobe anti -semite whatever I mean I mean no one wants to be called that like it's necessarily an unpleasant thing but you know the left is they have ways it both on this one Lisa when it comes to kind of you know large Jewish donors in particular you know Sheldon Adelson passed away a couple years ago before he passed away he was a major donor to conservative Republican Party causes oftentimes pro -israel -zionist causes Paul Singer is a current Jewish billionaire who also donates to many similar causes and you know the left criticizes these guys all the time right for having kind of size influence but you know somehow then when a conservative criticizes Soros then you're anti -semitic I mean it just doesn't make sense I mean and that's holding aside many people don't even know that George Soros is Jewish I mean you know he frankly just to be very you know kind of blunt here doesn't have a very stereotypically sounding Jewish name many people criticize because he's a pretty evil man and then they're told that he's Jewish and they're like oh I actually didn't even know that so I mean this whole thing frankly just stinks to high heaven and I think the the idea here for Jews against Soros is again just a cobble together a lot of Jewish American patriots who oppose Soros's agenda and you know what's interesting Lisa it's actually not just Jewish Americans the Israeli government actually the Netanyahu government in Israel despises George Soros because he funds lots of causes that the Israeli government hates as well so actually the Netanyahu government's minister who handles anti -semitism is a man by the name of Amichai Sheekley and you know he defended Elon Musk recently after Elon Musk criticized Soros. Mihai Shinkley liked numerous of my tweets and my tweet thread the other
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"This is wtop news the politics now campaign 2024 on wtop former vpe vice vice president mike pence has capped off a busy first day of campaigning announcing his candidacy in iowa taking more serious jabs at his former boss and running mate donald j trump than expected wednesday night he wrapped up things with a cnn town hall and again defended his actions on january 6th when he refused to give in to mr trump's request at the time to overturn the election i know the disappointment of the 2020 election you remember i i was on the ballot right but at the end of the day i think the republican party has to of be the the party constitution political national politics correspondent adam wren joined our dimitri sodas with the biggest takeaways from the town hall mike pence had what you know many in his circle would consider
The Charlie Kirk Show
Can We Take Away Chris Wray's Plane? With Devin Nunes
"Is there anything to the fencing off the funding? Is that just some sort of abstract wish item? I mean, you know it better than I do. You were you were a total winner in the house. Yeah, Charlie, I mean, look, it's a tool, but in order to get that done, you still need a Senate approval, and you need, you need a signature by Biden. So you can fence off money and you can make a bunch of noise about it, but actually cutting off the money. So ray doesn't get his jet. I think it's going to be difficult to do. But that's why, look, I would put, I know, I know people don't like to hear this, but really sunlight is the best disinfectant. It's the number one thing they can do right now. And look, we're a year and a half away to the presidential election. If they could shine a lot of light on this for the next 6 to 8 months, I think it would really help president Trump and the Republicans right this wrong to show all these people who have led America through this nightmare. They need to be exposed and all the Republicans need to get on the same page. I mean, I'm actually, look, I get it. You know, there's other people that want to run for president. That's fine. It's their right to do. But a little bit shocked at some of the candidates that are out there running and even some of my former colleagues, especially in the Senate. Who are not today coming out and say, look, we may not like Trump, but this is wrong. This was an attack on our democracy. This was an agreement on the Republican Party.
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh "Republican Party" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Future let's find out more from wtops luke lucas those wildfires are hot enough that they actually create their own weather patterns and clouds and send smoke to high altitudes that get caught in atmospheric rivers and transported thousands of miles then as the sun comes up in the morning that air that was at a high altitude can be brought down to the surface which certainly happened this morning russell dickerson an atmospheric scientist with university of maryland says while this event will dissipate in a few days warming climate means we may see more small in the future as the earth gets warmer polar regions get warmer faster and so when it's warmer and fire we're going to see more forest fires probably luke lugar wtop news and we'll go in depth about these smoky conditions at 5 48 when we check in with seven news meteorologist jordan evans campaign 2024 on wtop two new gop contenders for the 2024 presidential nomination former vice president mike pence making official today stand before you today is a candidate for meant to say to the republican party the republican party must be the party of the constitution of the united states now as part of his launch in iowa pens made an unusually forceful criticism
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Trump's Town Hall Audience Criticized for Being Too Partisan?
"Welcome back, America David drucker is the lead political correspondent for the dispatch you see him on all of the networks. Good morning, David. How are you? Good morning, you. How's it going? Good. I am struck David by it's been a week since the town hall that Donald Trump did in New Hampshire. And I'm struck by one thing in particular, which is that the audience has come in for a lot of criticism for clapping at various points along the way. Now the Republican Party is 49% for Trump. 25% for desantis and the rest is split among Mike Pence and some other folks. So the audience didn't always clap and not all of the audience clapped at certain parts, but when have you ever seen a partisan audience criticize for being partisan before? Well, I don't know if we've seen it before hue. But I think that one of the reasons some people may be criticizing the audience is one, it was impossible to tell from watching on television whether it was a partial audience applause or a full audience applause. So you just hear the it's like watching a sitcom, right, where you hear the laugh track. And you don't actually know if everybody in the audience when they hold up that sign is laughing. But that's what it sounds like. I'd say the other thing, and look, this is open for debate here, but Trump was asked about the verdict in Asian Carroll case. And a number of things relating to January 6th and things like that. And Trump was his usual self, which is kind of half charming, half funny, half charismatic. A smattering of this or that. But some of the things that the audience was applauding and laughing at or so it appeared on television were when he was commenting on those things. So it's not like he said, hey, I'm going to cut your taxes, or hey, you know, the border's a mess. And then they clapped or laughed because, you know, set it in a particular way. It's because he was talking about E Jean Carroll in a particular way. It's because he was talking about what happened on January 6th in a particular way. And so I think for a lot of Republicans that do not like Trump for all the reasons that we don't need to repeat here because we already know the answers, they found the audience particularly disheartening because it tells them in their minds that we're still a minority in a party that Trump still leads. Yeah,
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Former vice president today made it official. I stand before you today as a candidate for president to say to the Republican Party, Republican the Party must be the party of the Constitution of the United States. The former vice president speaking to supporters right now in Iowa. Also North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announcing his candidacy earlier today. He made the announcement in the Wall Street Journal. Former computer software engineer is known to few outside the state and considered a long shot. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie kicked off his campaign yesterday. Sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus. Moving people and technology forward. Let's
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Mark Levin: Trump Is the Greatest Victim in U.S. Political History
"Another reaction from another smart guy. Here's Mark Levin talking to Sean Hannity last night on Fox News. The Republican Party needs to understand something. As do the American people. This massive federal edifice that's been built in Washington, D.C., works for the Democrat party. It's an appendage of the Democrat party. When we have Republican presidents, they sabotage the Republicans, they'll investigate them, the leak against them. When we have Democrat presidents, you don't see that kind of behavior. In fact, they enlist the massive bureaucracy issue regulations and rules and the sick their political opponents. This report right here, the dorm report is actually very, very important. Because it gives the official seal to what is the American Stassi. At every step of the way this FBI ignored evidence did not get corroborating evidence, had no evidence. Did everything it could to protect Hillary Clinton and did everything it could to destroy Donald Trump. It falsified information. They were told not to take notes. They had no basis whatsoever for unleashing their investigation. This country went through this for over two years. It sparked the Mueller investigation. And Donald Trump is a victim and he's the greatest victim in American political history. You know, very few people are going to acknowledge that out loud, but it is true. Trump has been prosecuted, he has been persecuted. He has been targeted. He has been victimized, and he had to fight it all.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"-man show the republican party has become a party how can i say this that appeals to the lowest common denominator panders to ignorance and fear it's facts and science the party has alienated many of these moderate independent and educated voters who are increasingly voting for democrats rather than republicans the david pac -man show weekday evenings at 10 on wcpt 820 chicago's progressive talk this is john daniel president and business manager of the sheet metal workers of smart local 265 workers across illinois shared a victory last november when the worker's rights amendment passed there are some who believe that this was for the sole benefit of unions although unions brought it to the table we did it for the benefit of all workers across our state if you work at a coffee shop a sheet metal shop or a corporate office all workers deserve a safe and respectful workplace fair living wage to raise their families affordable inexpensive health insurance to protect their families in unified a retirement at the end of their working career unions fight every day for those basic rights this amendment blocks anti -worker legislation that continues to negatively impact families across many other states including lowering wages and unsafe working conditions there was a lot of buzz when this was was up for a vote
The Eric Metaxas Show
Uncovering the History of the Pro-Life Movement With Randall Terry
"It's interesting that when you're really successful in moving the dialog, the culture, people kind of move on, they forget they're ever was a day when evangelical Christians couldn't care less about the unborn. And it's only because of Francis schaeffer and because of Randall Terry and a handful of others that Christians who claim to believe in Jesus and the Bible suddenly understand, oh, that means killing the unborn is wrong. Fascinating to think about. There's a phrase that I heard years ago. Winners write history. And so every child in America learns about the civil rights movement. Ending the Jim Crow laws and any segregation because they won. The reason that my name and the name of operation rescue is not known to so many young people is because up until now, we haven't won. But now that roe is overturned, there's a documentary crew coming around that I'm a central part of their documentary in its on Frances shaffer. And the whole, it's an HBO documentary and the whole premise of it is that Francis schaefer gave this theology and Randall Terry took it to the streets. So I'm saying to people, look, doctor schaeffer gave us the theology, doctor Martin Luther King gave us the tactics. I just combined them and we went out into the street and it went to seed. So when these tens of thousands of people got arrested, many of them went on into politics. People have been elected to the U.S. House. Many people elected to the U.S. House who were arrested with us. Many people have become campaign managers. They work in campaigns. They've fought to get control of the Republican Party in their area to make it the pro life party. It didn't used to be this way. People don't even know that there were pro life Democrats and pro abortion Republicans.
Fresh "Republican Party" from Stephanie Miller
"Are listening to t820 here's the latest chicago weather updates on the weatherology weather center i'm meteorologist michael caro high temperatures working up up into the mid 70s for this afternoon under mostly sunny skies lover winds out of the north and north east friday 15 and forts night mostly clear a low of 54 abundant sunshine then fear thursday with mid 70s for high temperatures and that stretch of sunny weather looks to continue even into your friday well as highs up to 80 and that's your latest chicago weather update currently at 69 the david pac -man show the republican party has become a party how can i say this that appeals to the lowest common denominator panders to ignorance and fear
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Dems Silent As Nonviolent Offenders Languish in Jail
"They've already been in jail two and a half years. But I thought I thought that the Democrats favor that even if you are alleged to have killed someone, you should be free until your trial. It's just these people who are in prison. I've interviewed people like John millis on my show a number of times from prison. He has not even had a bail hearing in now I guess two years. Not a bail hearing. And this doesn't trouble a single person in the Democratic Party. Half of this country actually probably celebrates this. They do. It also doesn't bother a lot of people in the Republican Party. I will say that there's no reason why. House Republicans should not call a judge like Tim Kelly. I mean, look at what the Senate is trying to do to clarence Thomas and Republican conservative judges on the Supreme Court. Why are we not calling? So let's say they did. Let's say they call judge Kelly to testify in Congress. What would they do? What would you like them to do? I would like for judge Tim Kelly to explain his decision to repeatedly deny bail to nonviolent offenders with no criminal record. So he can tell America it's because they were involved in January 6th of domestic. Why are the Republicans in Congress in the house not doing this? They control the house. They do. I've suggested it privately and publicly. Many times. And nothing has happened so far. But I would call Tim Kelly. I would call judge beryl Howell, who was the chief judge. I'm sure you're familiar with her name. She
The Dan Bongino Show
Kayleigh McEnany: Faith-Based Hispanics Favor Conservatism
"The Hispanic community in the United States although you need to come here legally period obviously You know these are people moving over to our side of the aisle The movement based in faith and liberty and constitutional rights The Democrats have absolutely zero momentum I'd say almost negative momentum with Hispanic voters who Democrats had assumed for years were going to be a Borg like voting block for them and it's just not happening These are faith based people who are like wait my kids 9 you want to cut their genitals off and tell them they should hate white people like I'm sorry we're not going to go there This is really not working out for them like they plan I could not agree with you more on that First I want to say you're an amazing human being I'll never forget when I had left The White House and I had a question about podcasting and I know how busy you are I get tons of text myself but I sent you a text within minutes you responded and I was on the phone with you Within an hour I mean that You matter to me So I wasn't going to let you down You're my friend and I don't abandon my friend But that's very nice of you to say Thank you Dan But you're so right You know I've always and I've known this growing up you know I grew up in Tampa Florida many of my Friends were Latino There's such an organic fit between the beliefs of tradition and patriotism and faith in the Latino community and the Republican Party And I was always hopeful and kind of waiting for that day where we'd see this realignment And you're seeing it You know I'm so proud that we're the party and it was really president Trump to credit for this That is growing among Latino men specifically but the community more broadly we're picking up voters because they recognize and reject abortion at birth where you slaughter a fully formed baby You know not taking care of babies outside of the womb Democrats won't vote on the born alive protection act These are babies outside of the womb You know that religious freedom Like you said castrating children Like these are things I can't even believe I'm saying out loud People are coming to our party in droves because they reject this kind of thinking
Mike Gallagher Podcast
NYC Mayor Calls Out Biden WH for Illegal Immigration Crisis
"Mayor of New York, a Democrat. Eric Adams is literally calling out the Biden administration at this point. Things have gotten so bad. That Eric Adams is blaming Biden for illegal immigration in America. Don't believe me? Check this out. This is not about to asylum seekers and migrants. All of us came from somewhere to pursue the American Dream. It is the irresponsibility of the Republican Party in Washington for refusing to do real immigration reform. And it's the irresponsibility of The White House for not addressing this problem. Brownsville, Texas, El Paso, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago. We should not be burdened the weight of this problem. And so it's not about the people who are pursuing the American Dream. It's the irresponsibility of those that are allowing them to come to a country and not build the infrastructure to allow them to pursue that dream. You realize how epic that is that the Democrat mayor of New York City is blaming Joe Biden. I mean, in fairness, he also blamed the Republicans for failing to act and actually that has some merit. There's some truth to that. You know, it's time that we fix this, Republicans have tried. Democrats want open borders. You got to always go back to that. They believe in the open border vision of America.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Should the GOP Skip Primary Debates? Lauren Boebert Weighs In
"Shifting gears here for a second. Joe Biden has announced reelection, saying there's no primary debates. Do you think Republicans should follow suit? No way. We have president Trump leading the top of the ticket on the primary for the Republican Party and I think there's nothing better than a good president Trump debate. That's where we see him shine. And really show that he is a leader that he's here to drain the swamp as we all want to do. So badly and hold these people accountable. So I fully support a Republican primary. And I'm the least bit surprised that the most popular president in American history is struggling to gain support and now doesn't want a primary. He can not sustain a primary and I don't know if we have enough enough of whatever it is they pump him full of to actually get him through a debate. And the only reason that he won't have this debate is because the people who are actually running the country know that Joe Biden does not have the cognitive ability to get through the debate. Biden even admitted in his White House correspondent speech that he talks for ten minutes, Charlie answers zero questions and then walks away. And we know what little questions he does engage in. Well, they're already pre screened. We have the kindergarten pamphlet there for him with a picture of the reporter and describing who they are and what the question is that they're going to ask and then his answer already prepared. And if you can't even get through a question, a press conference at The White House, then you're certainly not going to be able to get through a debate, and that means that you're not fit to be president of the United States. And
The Charlie Kirk Show
Is America's Political Paradigm Shifting?
"Saying, Charlie, I donated to Robert Kennedy. I'm done with the Republican Party. Trump and Kennedy people are saying, no, I don't think they should necessarily run as a ticket. I'm not recommending that. That's Steve Bannon. I think I disagree slightly on that. But there's something happening here. That's exciting. Let's talk about it. This is way more interesting than, oh, Joe Biden struggles to finish sentences. Yeah, okay, we know that. All right? Joe Biden is old. We know that too. What's more interesting to me and should be to you is you are living through a moment where the entire political paradigm is shifting. There's a muscular class element to this. There's a don't vaccinate my kid with an mRNA gene altering shot that you call a vaccine. Otherwise known as the COVID-19 shot, this is coalition building. And in some sense, this is our best hope. You want to know what the hope for America is? Hope for America is not the current Republican Party. Now, don't get me wrong. I think the vessel to actually effectuate this coalition building will need to have a temporary home in the Republican Party. Elon Musk agreed, by the way. Elon Musk voted for Republicans in the midterms because in a two party system, it's going to have to land somewhere and the Democrat party is completely captured.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
How Can We All Fight Election Interference?
"In some of these cases, the ordinary citizen can do some things, but not much and not most of the things that need to be done. The ordinary citizen, a viewer to ask me like dinesh, what can I do? Sure. I'd say volunteer become part of the election process become a poll observer. Just having eyes on the process is useful. And so you'd be doing if you have the time, if you're willing to do it, this would be a noble task for you to do. But it's up to the Republican Party and it's up to the Republican legal establishment. And it's up to the campaigns, the Trump campaign eventually the desantis campaign. They're the ones whose fate is at stake here. They're the ones that need to jump in and create the engineer the mechanisms that make sure that the same kind of election interference, the un leveling of the playing field. The rigging of the rules so that they benefit one party over another, whether legal or illegal, that we have ways to counter that. So we're able to expose the illegality or something is legal. We can build our own operations to do it. We stop the nonsense about vote only on election day. That may be some kind of a utopian ideal. Well, you got to vote and bank our votes early so that the kind of Maricopa style glitch can undo a critical race in a critical state.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Michael Wilkerson and Eric Discuss the Dilution of American Values
"You're diluting these diluting what is America. What you're effectively doing, I'd want to be clear is you're saying we don't have American values. We have no values. Therefore, slavery we're fine with slavery. Murdering political prisoners were fine with murdering political prisoners. Sex, trafficking, sex trafficking of children, we're going to shrug at that. We no longer are asserting the values that we have held dear for decades and centuries. And we are allowing these deeply wicked ideas slowly to take us over from within and Michael. People on our side, we thought, like the Biden administration, like pretty much everybody in the Democratic Party and many in the Republican Party, they are complicit with the destruction of America as we have known her. That's absolutely right. These forces are aligned with the global movement against American values. That group does not believe that Americans have anything to say about how the country should be run. In fact, it'd be better if they just shut up and went back home, that they weren't active or resisting or challenging any of these issues. And that's why you see this great rise in censorship of all sorts of conservative voices. You've experienced it. All sorts of people have experienced it. The third premise of this globalism is this idea of open minds and what they mean by that is not that everybody gets to express their own views, but as Carl popper famously said in the open society and its enemies that we have to be intolerant, tolerance means that we have to be intolerant of the tolerance. We can not let people who don't agree with this idea of liberalism, the open borders, open society, that's the one thing we can't be tolerant of. Everything else is fine. Well, so it's the death of free speech. It's the death of freedom of religion. It's the death of freedom and
People Who Criticize Ron DeSantis for Taking on Disney Are Cowards
"Ron DeSantis has taken it from the left and the right And in between Say I look at it this way He's in the middle of fighting the culture wars He's fighting the wokest he's fighting the LGBTQ community and I don't mean because he's prejudiced I mean because they're making demands There are unacceptable Particularly when it comes to classrooms And he's taken on Disney and I really get disgusted by the cowards in the Republican Party who see this as an opportunity to get the media to go after him and to save his overreaching and that's not about small government these are fools frauds and phonies And so any politician any Who takes the side of Disney right now in the middle of this battle you can be sure A 100% certain that they are incapable of fighting these culture wars and taking on these radical kooks And you want them to take them on because we can't win if we don't take them on Florida schools are a safe haven for sanity For science for reality They're not like the fairfax county school system in Virginia where the loudoun county school system in Virginia are 10,000 other school systems across the country It is safe for little kids And their parents And that's what's driving the left nuts Bob Iger the guy that runs that company into the ground You employ he's happy at Disney You get in your pink slips You happy
The Doug Collins Podcast
Elections Are Decided in the Last 19 Days, BUT...
"Durbin had an interesting comment earlier this week about Joe Biden running for president. He said, well, you know, we're not taking months out. The elections are not decided until the last 19 days. And in many ways, he's right. These elections are not decided until the very last part of the elections, but they are set up by issues and answers that occur in these next 19 months. They get you to that 19 days before. I believe that we're long gone for a while unless something drastically changes. From elections for president that are not exceedingly close. And I think you've learned Republican voters and Republican parties in different states have learned that they can't just let Democrats play about one set of the rules as it deals with early voting, ballot harvesting or whatever may be legal in those states. If it is legal, then Republicans need to be doing it. If it is not legal last night, then nobody needs to be doing it. But you can't have a system in which one party, for instance, on ballot harvesting and other ideas like at early voting, you can't have one party playing in the space while the other party just sits back and yells about it. I mean,
The Doug Collins Podcast
The 2024 Presidential Campaign Is Already Heating Up
"Hard to really put into words sometimes that we are still dealing with that we're dealing already with a presidential campaign. We've been dealing with an active presidential campaign ever since really a little bit of a week or so after the last general election in which Donald Trump announced for his candidacy for president since then we've had Nikki Haley with having vivid Robert salami. We've had Tim Scott. He's got an exploratory committee out there. You've got Larry elder or possibly out there running for president. You got, I mean, on the Republican side, you know, there's just a lot of different voices coming out. One of the main voices that have not made it clear yet, but has been has had a rise in the polls and then is now how to drop in the post and if the nephron desantis, the governor of Florida. So it's going to be the Republican Party who's got a lot to shake out. I don't think that is done yet. We're not going to really get into that as far as the who today. I think right now Donald Trump has a commanding lead. He still controls about 35 to 45 or higher percent of the Republican primary voters in, especially red states. If higher in some of those states, even with this with the field, it is out there. So again, something's going to have to take him off track and get voters to say this is not something they want to do again. Whether that'll happen is left to be seen. Right now the challengers to him have not gained traction, Trump is being Trump and he is doing what he does very well that is connecting with people that is putting a narrative out there that is a fighting narrative and he attacks those who are running against him and Ron DeSantis is, you know, I don't know what they're thinking, but if they don't get busy and Ron's either going to run or not run. And the governor needs to decide because he is taking a beating from the Trump campaign and it's sticking. You can
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Could Tucker Carlson Run for Office?
"Of people are recommending that Tucker run for office, not sure. I really don't, I mean, he's got a home in Maine. You folks up in Maine, would you would you send Tucker Carlson to the U.S. Senate? Would he be a good guy for you? Or some people are saying, maybe a VP for Trump, I don't know. I don't know if Trump and Tucker are that close. But who knows? I mean, politics makes very strange bedfellows. But I think Tucker has a lot of options out there. And by the way, Trump does have to pick a running mate. A lot of people are suggesting it should be someone who is not rock solid in the Republican Party. Somebody like a Tucker, somebody like a Tulsi gabbert.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Larry Elder Announces Presidential Candidacy
"Let me say this about Larry elder. You know the old saying familiarity breeds contempt. Well, I am familiar with Larry elder for decades, and just breeds more respect. And he is announced his candidacy for president of the United States. I look forward to seeing him in the public on the stage of potential nominees for the Republican Party. Because he will blow minds. So Larry elder, I got to say, I think that if you're the nominee, I think you got a great chance of winning when you open your mouth. People hear things they have never heard before, in part because of your knowledge and because you make sense. And with that introduction, welcome. Well, then as always, thank you very much for having me. And by the way, your fingerprints are all over this announcement as your fingerprints were all over my announcement for governor and Greek hall election. By the way, my website is elder for president dot com and I'm asking people to throw it with something in the tip jar. Before we get started, though Dennis, if you don't mind, as always, when I listen to your show, and you say so many things that are provocative, you were talking about Leah Thomas and saying, how can this man sleep at night? And I could not agree with you more. Aside from being able to just obliterate women when he was a mediocre swimmer, it seems to me when you decide you're going to compete against women and suddenly you begin destroying it. It seemed to me there should be some sort of paying of consciousness. Something about this is not right. The fact that that doesn't seem to be the case with or her is amazing. It would be almost as if Joe Lewis competed against lightweights or middleweights or welterweights. The reason in men's boxing, they have categories because they want the competition to be fair. And somebody really, really heavy could destroy somebody really, really like the respective of how good the lightweight fighter is. The
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Shows How Culture Is Downstream From Politics
"I want to talk about a slogan that has acquired a certain almost mainstream status on the right. It's a slogan that goes back to Andrew breitbart. And it is the slogan that politics is downstream from culture. That's a slogan. Politics is downstream from culture. Now, what does this mean? Well, it means that cultural change proceeds political change. That cultural change comes first. And then causes the political changes that flow from it. And this is intended typically as a kind of admonition or even a critique of the Republican Party and of conservatives. Who tend to focus a lot on politics. And in fact, this is pretty normal. Typically when I am raising money for films, I go talk to potential investors. They're used to putting money into campaigns, they're used to giving to candidates, but they're like, what is the purpose of these films? What do these films actually accomplish? And of course, it's very much in my interest to say, politics is downstream from culture. In other words, that if we can shape American culture and American mores and values and American public opinion, then surely the American people will vote for the right candidates and will choose the right policies and the rest of it will kind of follow. Now, as I say, there's a good deal of evidence going for this. And perhaps the best example I can think of to support the point that politics is downstream from culture is the issue of gay marriage.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"republican party" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Tammy? It's a great point you raise and I appreciate the call. Thank you for that and thanks for listening to nougat radio. I will say this to Tammy's point. We're not hateful people here. If you are a grown adult, you are a free to live your life, however, you want to live your life. And if that means you're going to walk around town in a feather boa and high heels will have at it. Your rights are protected another constitution. The problem I have is when you go into the schools and you intentionally try and target these children. That's where I have to draw the line. All right, I want to go to Georgia, Bucky is on the line, and buck Anderson, you're a pastor and you're dealing with this issue of, I guess of engaging the culture. Yes, Todd, how are you doing today? I'm well, thanks for asking Bucky. Well, we've met before at troop McConnell university. And our good friend doctor kanor is a mutual friend. But here's the issue. What pastures need to understand is this, the instant the instant they refuse to preach something biblical because it's political, they become more political than they've ever imagined. And they have to understand this. These are biblical issues. They just aren't political or cultural issues. Their issues that have been addressed since the first century church began. And people want to know, we planted a church, two and a half years ago with 40 people. We're up to 500 right now, mainly because people come in looking for truth. We have a truth starved culture, especially from a biblical perspective. And when you tell people the truth, they either accepted or rejected my job is not to be a popular preacher. My job is to be God's preacher and preach biblical truth. I'm not angry about it. I'm not upset about it. I'm called to preach. That's what I'm called to do, to preach truth. And when we cease to do that, then we are now in a political element. That's what happens. So pans and Bucky, I know who you are now. Took me a second to put the puzzle pieces together. I'm curious, I know you're baptist and I'm a Southern Baptist and it's really shocking I'm concerned about the Southern Baptist convention and the direction the convention is going. Much like the Catholics are so many conservative Catholics, but the leadership of the Catholic Church is to the far left now, and as a result, many, many people have many pulpits have disengaged from the culture war, and that concerns me about the United States of America when you're disengaging all these baptist churches. Well, we don't send the church out pastor doesn't send money to our national convention just because I don't want to pay for lawsuits. That are frivolous and pointless. So what we do is we support our mission agencies, but the issue is southern Madrid used to be known for evangelism, missions, and biblical truth. And we no longer, that's no longer our reputation. Now, there's going to be people that may hear this and may figure out who I am and I'll get calls, but that's fine. But the issue is this. We've given up it's not that anything has been taken from us. We've given up the ground. And have done so implicitly. It bothered me, Todd, that in this shooting in Nashville, where were the leaders saying this issue? Where were they? I mean, when C and D drags up a trans queen up there and celebrates them and forgets the victims, what is that? It's a great question. And that's where I'm wondering where are all of those Southern Baptist leaders? I mean, that's the headquarters of the convention right there in Nashville. Where is where are those leaders and why are they not speaking truth to the culture? That's, this is not about hate. This is not about condemning people, but this is about addressing right and wrong from a biblical viewpoint and I just don't see that happening. Or just preaching truth to your church. Well, fair enough. How about that? Just say that to your church. But I'm just saying, this is not that issue is not is not hard. And you know, let me say this Todd for anybody. You know, sometimes I'm not a Trump I mean, listen, if Trump's our nominee, I will vote for him. But the reality of it is, I mean, there are things that I disagree with him. I disagree with the Republican Party and why is it that we cater to the LGBTQ why do we have a branch of the Republican Party that we have to say? When we got them in here, I'm not for that. I mean, we used to be a party that didn't go there. It didn't feel like we had to cater to that section of society. So let me just say this. So I'm a little concerned about where we are as a party. And so I don't ever want to be more Republican than I am Christian. And I think that sometimes we get that way. But at the same time, I'm charged by the call of God on my life to preach the inherent infallible word of God. And to exalt a relationship with his son, Jesus Christ. That's the calling on my life. And not apologize for it. I don't want to preach your service and say, I'm sorry, this is what the Bible says. Why am I sorry for truth? Why ever apologize for truth? Well, that's a fair point. Well, pastor, I appreciate the words of wisdom and truth on this program and just give us a call back any time. Tell doctor canner. I said hello and looking forward to getting to up to Helen, Georgia, and eating some of that great Eastern European food one of these days. Well, that's where he'll take you. I know. And he buys too. I like that. So yeah, he's done that for me, and I let the miracle happen. That's great. All right, Bucky, good hearing from you. All right. That's a good man right there. And by the way, true up McConnell university an incredible school. And just like Liberty University, they are raising up next generation American patriots who love God, and they love this country, and that's what it's really all.
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"Kimberly Guilfoyle on the patriot mobile to use maker line today and going back and looking at this ludicrous case, the previous district attorney said there was nothing there, even Alvin Bragg, before the Biden administration's investigator at DoJ came on board, said there was nothing there. You had the FEC Justice Department. Everybody taking a pass on this case and then when you look at and we still don't have all of the details because Bragg says he's not obligated to share that information, you just indicted the former president of the United States. You are obligated to show what you've got, but I don't think there's anything there. And that's why he's not showing his cards. Yeah, there is nothing there. That's why he's also pushing it off. You know, the whole thing is just another example of a Soros funded prosecutor trying to go after and target their political enemies or rivals, et cetera. And this guy knows he has no evidence. And also just the redundancy of making 34 charges when really it's one incident, they're alleging. And like you said, southern district passed on this. FEC passed on this. There is no case. There is no merit to it. Whatsoever. But nevertheless, he wanted to have his day to show off and for his own political purposes, Alvin Bragg had the former president go in there to New York City and get processed like a criminal. And it's absolutely repulsive to me and repugnant. And I'm sure there's plenty of people in that office from what I've heard that are discussed by what's going on just like they are in the police department with what they put president Trump through yesterday. I mean, I never thought I would see Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney defending president Trump here on this, but I think that shows you how far out of bounds this is. And I'm hoping that this will unify the Republican Party around president Trump and it may be too soon to throw this out there Kimberly, but I think everybody running these to just back off. This is president Trump's time and get behind him and let's get him back into The White House. Yeah, and that's not a terrible act. Do it because he's the best person. That's right. The United States. How do we know? Because he did a phenomenal job when he was in and what he was president for four years was everything he did in terms of the economy, record job growth, record low unemployment, everyone engaged in the workforce. We were safe at home, amazing things that he did with foreign policy, national security, all the right enemies, feared us. We were respected on the world stage. He's a businessman, a CEO. He knows the value of the dollar what to do. We've got a guy in there now that is literally destroyed the economy that president Trump built. So this is someone who can go right in on day one. There's no training wheels. There's no learning curve. And he can finish the job that he started and put this country back on the right track. And he is the most qualified and best person to be the nominee for the Republican Party. There is no question about it. So these other people do whatever they want. It doesn't matter. Trump is going to beat them. He will be the nominee. He's going to crush them in the primary, and he's going to Joe Biden, Kamala, Gavin, Newsom, I don't care who runs against him in the general election. This is such an incredible ground swell of support for president Trump, especially with what happened yesterday. You know, record donations coming in, support from people all across the board, whether libertarians, independents, liberals, Democrats, everybody's coming up to us and saying, hey, listen, this was a game changer for us. So I feel quite confident, but it doesn't make me happy he had to go through it. But he is the right man for the job. He was. He is and he always will be. So good luck to everyone else in 2020. I love it. I love it. Kimberly always good having you on the show. You know what? We gotta get you and Don Junior. I know you guys love Florida, but you gotta come over to Memphis. We'll take you out and show you some good there's some great food, great places over here. We gotta get you two over here. All right, well that sounds good. While we both love you and he'll be on your show yesterday too. So this is exciting stuff. We'll continue to talk and keep track of everything. And we're going to keep them all on it, okay? That's it. All right, Kimberly, you take care of yourself. All right. And all the best year listeners as well. All right, Kimberly Guilfoyle, everybody. Kimberly Guilfoyle show, great podcast got to check that out. Just a great person and a brilliant legal scholar. She was an incredible pundit and we wish certainly her and Don Junior, the very best as they get ready to celebrate that upcoming.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"republican party" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Things. You see, arnett? I've been reading a lot of background on this, and I intentionally, whatever something like this pops up, I'm always interested to see what CNN MSNBC are saying, but also what the liberal attorneys, the legal, the liberal legal scholars are saying. And by and large, CBS, ABC NBC CNN, they're all saying there's really nothing here and many legal scholars, including Jonathan turley, who is a Democrat. I know it goes on Fox News a lot. He says, this thing could probably will more than likely be thrown out. So there's just not a case here. And I think that's why the left is so upset right now because they're afraid this might impact like you said the Fulton county, Georgia case, which they seem to believe is the bigger case, not this one in New York City. I said, I say the full Georgia case is really big because, you know, you actually have him. You actually have tape. And the thing is, here's what the Republican Party needs to do. And like I said, I'm not a Republican. I don't care what they do one way or the other. But this is where I feel like they need to do is look, you have to look at this as what have you done for me lately? And you got to think, you just have to let Trump go because he's going to drag down the party, the longer this goes on. If it's not this legal case, if the antics on social is just overall, this is the tax on other candidates. If I feel like this is just going to drag the longer they stick with him, it's going to drag the party down. But it's actually not arnaz. I mean, his poll numbers have, I mean, he had a ten point swing in the Rasmussen poll, poll numbers are up, money's flowing in. I think 8 to $10 million in donation. So I hear what you're saying. And you're right, that's a lot of money, but thing is, that's initially. 9 months from now, ten, 9 months from now a year from now. And the thing is, it's like, look, the Republican Party has to take a hard look and be like, look, y'all are one in three in elections with him at the helm. We ain't got to talk about what happened in November. And we ain't got to hear in about 2020, but you have to take a hard look at like, look, we want to win, we want to have all three branches of government in our control again. And you have to, when it comes to situations like this, you have to ask the hard questions. It's just like a coach on the team. If a coach loses more than he wins, he has to seriously think about he has, that's when ownership in the general managers have to look and be like, okay, well, we have to ask these hard questions here. We have to probably look elsewhere to get back to get back to the promised land. Arnaz, we gotta leave it there, my friend, we are running up against a hard break here, but I think you made your point and feel free to weigh in on what arnaz has to say. He is concerned about long-term, what is it, what if there are more indictments? Will the support still be there? And what's that going to look like a year from now? And that's actually a fair question to ask because we know that Americans have a very short attention span. All right, 8 four four 747 88 68 toll free telephone number that's 8 four four 747 88 68 will be right back. Oh big trouble for little Donnie Le Mans over at CNN. The most profane name in news? Oh, wow. Folks, you're not going to believe this. A variety's got the story up. Apparently, people are dropping all sorts of Intel on how terrible of a human being Don lemon is. Talking about misogyny, malicious text messages, mocking female coworkers, diva like behavior, and it's a pretty fascinating variety dot com. This story just dropped within the past couple of hours. And it tells all sorts of crazy stories basically, people are terrified of this guy. They say he was a shameless name dropper. He always left behind density socialized with important people. And he also bragged about how he was happy to sue people. He talked about suing tower records, the Chicago PD for racial profiling, apparently got a lot of money. And he was also dating at the time a fresh out of college staffer, Le Mans was 41, the Stanford 22. Reading from variety, the ambitious anchor who is gay was not out of the closet at the time, but wasn't hiding it either. The pair would drive to work together in Le Mans car and began a long-term open relationship. Dating a junior employee was frowned upon at the time. One senior executive says, as far as fast as you can make a rule, Donnie would bend it. Oh my. War troubling was his misogynistic behavior. Le Mans called one of his producers, fat to her face, not long before he was identified as sending threatening texts to cure a Phillips, he mocked another anchor on the air by mimicking her, shocking colleagues. One unnamed female anchor says she thinks he's an ass. And that he was always rude, dismissive, and really unfamiliar with the news content being discussed. Wow. What a mess there at CNN..
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"republican party" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"And you wonder why and you're really, you're wondering why we lost? Michael Duncan goes on to say, so I don't want to hear this doomerism about how it's rigged or the Dems have an unbeatable turnout machine or ballot harvesting. This is the 22 midterms redux. The voters agreed with us on the issues and then rejected our candidate. This is the debate we must have. And I think this is an interesting analysis. Because we have a big problem in the Republican Party. We're just anybody who says they're America first, boom, they become the nominee. Well, is that person actually electable? That's the broader question here. What a mess in Wisconsin. All right, got to take a break here, 8 four four 747 88 68. This is the Todd stern show. All right, welcome back to the Todd stern's radio program, so look, after the indictment after the enraged, the big media spin all against president Trump, but one cable news channel leads the way in real news, and its newsmax, I watch it all the time, use max has a brand new poll out. They're asking you if the Trump indictments, if the Trump indictment is for a real crime or is it just politics, and the newsmax poll also wants to know if you still support Trump for president in 2024, you can vote right now, by the way, text the word skip to 39 747 that skip to 39 747 takes just a minute to do, and you can tune in to newsmax with great hosts like rob Schmidt, Greta van susteren, Eric bolling a lot more. Newsmax on all major cable systems and streaming TVs. So vote now in the newsmax poll about the Trump indictment and his run for the president against skip text the word skip to 39 747. All right, want to go to the patriot mobile newsmaker line a great to have with us our good friend Cheryl chumlee, Washington times opinion editor and Cheryl, you've got a great new piece out the Trump indictment is the greatest fundraising gift ever and boy howdy is it. Yes, isn't it? Thank you so much for having me, Todd. It's great to be with you. I think the campaign announced initially they raised 5 million within 48 hours of the indictment being handed down. But now that figures up to 8 million accounting. It's amazing. And again, I think people truly underestimate the power of the Trump brand and the fact that the base of the party conservatives truly love this guy. Yeah, they do. And it just makes them dig in more. And what's dangerous with what Alvin Bragg is doing right now, which I see as entirely political, is that it not only is damaging the future of America's law and justice system, our Law & Order constitutional system. But if you're a Democrat, you have to be a little bit biting your nails right now that the independent also crucial independent voting block is sitting up and taking notice and even they are starting to wonder, hang is Trump being politically targeted here. Are these real charges? And those are questions if you're a Democrat, you don't want independence to be asking right now. And you point that out in your piece in the Washington times nearly 39% of independent voters believe the district attorneys indicting a Trump will not affect Trump's 2024 campaign 33.6%, believe it will help his campaign. This is according to a convention of state's Trafalgar group survey, those are interesting numbers, especially coming from the independence. They are interesting numbers and actually I think they're only going to show even worse for Democrats as the weeks and months go by because as you know as your listeners of course know, December 4th is the next time Trump is due to make an appearance on this court issue. And it's just the Democrats are trying to drum up a narrative as Trump as a criminal as Trump as a scoundrel. And with that, they're trying to damage his ability to have support going into The White House election time. But seriously, I don't think any sane American is looking at these charges. Anybody who's read this 16 page indictment has to come to the conclusion that these charges are entirely bogus and I don't think any saint American is looking at this case as being detrimental and damaging to Trump as Democrat hope..
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"republican party" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Story. We've got to pay attention to. Well, thank you so much Todd. It's always a pleasure. All right, the great Monica Crowley ladies and gentlemen host of the Monica Crowley podcast and it is worth it just to go and listen to this Lee strobel interview that she's going to have Lee's just a great guy also a great American journalist. All right, I want to circle back. I believe we've got this audio from ronna mcdaniel, Rana it was on Fox News and she was trying to explain away the loss what happened in Wisconsin last night. Let's take a listen. But I will say something else when you're losing by ten points, there is a messaging issue and abortion is still an issue. And we can't allow the Democrats to define Republicans and put millions of dollars up in lies and you have it go unanswered because the lies become the truth if they go unanswered. We have to put the Democrats on the defense on this issue, talk about the fact that they support gender selection abortions and due date abortions. It was an issue in 2022, the RNC raised the flag. I'm a suburban woman. I know this is an issue. I hear it with my Friends with my young daughter. This is not an issue that's going away for our party in a post-ops world, and we can't put our head in the sand and think it's going to, heading into 2024. So what is she suggest here? If in fact it was an issue which it was in 2022, why was that not that issue not resolved then? Why would they go into the Wisconsin Supreme Court race? And by the way, it's now flipped for the liberals for the first time in what 16 years. But you go back to 2017 when ronna mcdaniel took charge of the RNC, they lost the we lost the Alabama Senate seat. We lost the house. In 2018, we lost the Kentucky governorship in 2019. The presidency in 2020, we lost two Georgia U.S. Senate seats in 2021. We lost a number of gubernatorial seats, Senate seats, and the Senate, and 2022, we barely won the House of Representatives, and now we've lost the Wisconsin Supreme Court. So at what point do the elders of the party come together and say, you know what, guys? Something is not working here. And we've got to figure this out. So my question to you, ladies and gentlemen, do you have faith in the Republican Party? Do you have faith and current leadership? Are they headed in the right direction? And if I were reading the tea leaves here, it sounds as if they're laying the groundwork to say, if Republicans want to win, they're going to have to abandon the abortion issue. That's what that sounds like to me. 8 four four 747 88 68 toll free telephone number. That's 8 four four 747 88 68. This is the Todd stern show. All right, welcome back, everybody. I'm Todd starred..
"republican party" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Checking a price on Al four Okay good She's seeing if there's any of my size in the back Future senator again I think it's a really deep question we have to ask ourselves what is happening with the Republican Party The fact that some of the leading spokespersons are cheering on this monster should be very scary to us This is not where we need to be We should be united as a country against these autocrats Democrats Republicans independents whoever it is there's something wrong that's occurring right now and we're the only people really think you making things right Should be Yeah remember that Remember was no criticizing the president you know frightened when you were an international crisis and okay Yeah All right In his first year we're just out of his first year in office Right Right Right I mean yeah and by the way as anything but an amazing presidency Exactly According to every expert too he has played this absolutely brilliantly and outsmarted Putin and look at why do you think there's protests and all the streets in Russia where you can lose your life protesting It's because everybody sees what Putin is doing Releasing our intelligence was brilliant and even Russian see it So yeah All right 49,000 dictatorship We don't know anybody else's name in that country in that government Nobody Yeah it's an autocratic kleptocracy Like most of their GDP is these Russian oligarchs We ought to just slam the out of them And steal it Yes not steel Cut off their mind Okay 50.
"republican party" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Lost so badly Joe Biden and completely humiliated because in my family like losing is pretty much the worst thing you could do and being a loser is the worst thing you can be I said you would never put himself in that position again to suffer such an egregious narcissistic injury However what we saw over time was the Republican Party starting to either to back his big lie or remain silent in the face of it and allow him to perpetuate his out of force being that the 2020 election was illegitimate and it was stolen from him because he of course one none of that is true And then January 6th happened and as we've seen over time the Republican Party has also backed him and not put up a fight and not they're not supporting the January 6 committee et cetera so I think that eliminates one obstacle to his running The other issue is that the Republican Party is also making it easier for him to run and not lose In other words as you know in every single state Republican legislatures are trying to push through voter suppression bills So if they can manage to rig the system even more in their favor And obviously the system is very rigged towards Republicans.
Max & Murphy on Politics
"republican party" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"I think that that shows that, you know, there is room for a center lane in politics, even in places in New York City where people might not expect to find them. And parts of queens, there are pockets of the borough that still like moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans in this district happens to be one of them. Yeah, and we've obviously seen a lot of that conversation playing out throughout this 2021 election cycle, not of course in the mayoral race where it was so much of the conversation, the democratic primary about the left wing versus more of the moderate candidates, but also in a variety of other races down to the local level. And we'll get to the race to replace you in just a second. In terms of your politics, you know, a few months back, I interviewed Joe loda, the 2013 Republican nominee for mayor, who has left the party, registered as a Democrat. He couldn't stay in the party of Trump and the party that has so sort of fervently backed Donald Trump and so he left the party or he had the way he says that the party left him. I'm wondering how you're feeling right now is someone who hasn't supported Donald Trump watching what's happened with the Republican Party, especially just here in New York and how you are thinking about the future of the Republican Party here and how moderate Republicans could potentially sort of claw their way back into some more government power. If you think that's possible and how you're thinking about it as you're looking at the end of your city council tenure. Well, let me just say this. In order for our democracy to thrive, I do believe fundamentally that we need a thriving and competitive two party system. It does not serve government or the people well, when we have one party controlling every single branch of government at every single level and where there is no debate or disagreement on issues and people basically operate in a monolith. So I do believe that for the sake of our democracy as a whole, you know, just taking a broader step back, we do need the Republicans and the Democrats fighting with each other, keeping each other honest, keeping each other in check. And debating the issues that people care about. You know, no one party has a monopoly on good ideas. And there are lots of ideas that were adopted from the Republican Party and also from the Democratic Party similarly when we had a Republican governor a mayor. So that being said, you know, it is a very tough time. I think for Republicans in general, Donald Trump was defeated and the presidential election. And Republicans have lost a lot of ground. This particularly in the northeast and certain places. But I do think that politics is a pendulum that swings to the left. It's sometimes not in New York, but in other places it might swing to the right. But it always does come back to the center. Most New Yorkers, most Americans, I would argue are in that center lane. Do consider themselves, you know, middle of the road, common sense people who just want to go about their lives support their families, follow the rules and the laws of the land and create a better life for themselves and for their families..
The Good Fight
"republican party" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Was the so-called zena law against daltry that had been passed in the summer of. Oh four that led to a little mini crisis with the eu. There were a couple of cases in the european court of human rights that they lost having to do with the headscarf ban that elicited reactions. There were some worrying anomalies. I was seeing even before that but after that it became increasingly clear to me that the eu accession process for oregon was something that he had instrumentalise to advance his own political interests. You don't hear for instance air to one saying today. Well screw the copenhagen criteria. We're gonna move the cri- criteria doesn't say that anymore and he has no interest in it. Where do you think that leaves the country now. I mean it seems to me. And visiting angels i think beyond that at this point one is probably less popular than he was Early two thousands but he may be significantly less popular than he was the last few years but that he also gained such complete control over the media in the country. Such far-reaching control not completed fiery koto electoral system. But it's also hard to imagine him being pushed out of office sutton fair but also in free elections. What does it tell us about the future of regimes now essentially just a dictator. Who's going to stay in power like until the end of his life. revolutionary movement or. What's the prospect of turkey and about four time populace regimes that have been consolidated in before town nature to this extent so turkey suffer very badly from very poor quality of its domestic political opposition. The j. pay the people's republican party nominally. The hardy of outta turk. The kemalist party is supposed to be social democratic party. But it's a highly nationalist party the age. P the nationalist party that aired on has allied himself with and i think the best description of the regime is this nationalist regime. That's really what it's become jenny. White who has a very good scholar of turkey friend and she's now the university of uppsala. She's taught being used for many years now in sweden university of uppsala coined that phrase muslim nationalist regime. And i think that's right so the opposition to air to one has been divided and quite feckless but as you say he's lost ground with the public and turkey is on the cusp by believe of a very serious economic crisis a debt crisis domestically and a balance of payment crisis. Internationally they right now. I think are negative. Fifty billion in foreign reserves and after bernie through something like hundred twenty five million this summer under the economic guidance of air john son-in-law and putative successor and therein lies the problem for airline because of the corruption that he and his family i think of engaged in. I think he's got the same problem. Putin does right and a lot of these electoral authoritarians because these are all kind of electoral authoritarian regimes. I can't turn power over to anybody who's not either a blood relative or crony. Who will guarantee that. I'm taking care of in the way that putin himself did for some members of the yeltsin family after they turn things over to him in december of nineteen ninety nine. And that's i think the problem for airline and so the system it's become more and more illiberal and more and more undemocratic. I mean you now see of violent attacks against opposition leaders mrs merrill. Who is the head of the so-called eve party good party who is a splinter group from the nationalist party. She's a former interior minister. She's actually fairly popular figure. She just went to the black sea coast and was attacked by a mob as have other. Opposition leaders in turkey has been clearly instigated by the regime. You were talking about free and fair. Elections elections in turkey have never been completely fair because the media has been so beholden to the state that whoever was in government at a huge advantage with media traditionally. But they'd always been you know free in the sense that there didn't seem to be a lot of chicanery at the ballot box. That's changed over the last half a decade or so certainly in the two thousand seventeen constitutional referendum that created this presidential system. That's made air to one extremely powerful as president. There's lots of indication that the vote was fiddled to get over the fifty percent approval mark including in the southeast lot of irregularities in the mayoral races in istanbul and then fact the assemble wanted to be rerun and of course the imola the current mayor who is potentially maybe a successor to earn one eventually seems to be quite successful as mayor so far which is going to anyone in airlines doing everything. It can to make art for a memo to be successful. I think it's gonna be a long road ho to get him out of office unless natural causes somehow takes him and he's i think now casting about. He cashiered feared his son-in-law in part because there was so much uproar over the loss of foreign exchange reserves to support the lira foolishly that he resigned. I think that was sort of to spare him so they can bring him back. Because i can't imagine airline would find any other successor. He could live with visit part of the problem as saying resumes. You need somebody who's loyalty. You can be sure you said earlier conversation that you sure to pass amidst and the long-term optimists i think we've spent a lot of time covering the reasons for short term pessimism leaves us with some of the reasons why you retain your long-term optimism well about the united states of america retained long-term optimism because we are very resilient society that's been through enormous upheavals in the past and always managed to come out veteran stronger whether it was the civil war the eighteen sixties or the great depression or the aftermath of the vietnam war. We've always managed to come out of terrible nominates in our history and gone on to succeed in do many good things. So i'm counting on that resilience I think as a free society we remain one of the most innovative societies in the world in the ones that's most open to innovation that's put at the forefront of technology. I do think we have a challenge now from china because of china's effort so-called civil-military fusion to try and harness future technologies particular for military purposes. Like a i in quantum computing. And things like that putting enormous investments into this. I think we may have to rethink some of our traditional more hands off approach is i think they may have to contemplate some kind of industrial policy. That in the past. I personally would have probably opposed but i'm still fairly bullish on us. You know long term but we have you some pretty serious challenges so is similar reasons to be a long-term optimus state of democracy in the world. I'm a long-term oke missed about democracy in the world. Because.
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"republican party" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Think we've got to be much stronger on this than we have been. You know biden has a meeting coming up on the margins of the nato summit which will be before the putin summit with Type the president of turkey. And i hope he raises several cases of human rights issues. Certainly osman coppola but also selahattin demer tosh the head of the kurdish party. Adp in turkey. I that those will be at the forefront of the discussion with air on whatever other issues they need to discuss in there. Obviously several that i think ought to be at the forefront. I don't think it's by accident as i might have said in an earlier part my career. When always soviet policies that the nato meeting on wednesday that issued a statement about lukashenko it was the turkish government that tried to water down the statement. And we don't know why. The turkish government did that but my supposition would be that aired himself This is an interesting precedent. I might be able to use that there a lot of flights that. Go over turkish airspace. And so this is one reason why i. We really have to try and take stronger action at. It's one of those places where i've been mocked by some people carrying about nunes and democratic norms and the way in which the ridicules sometimes goes Really cab on the norm of how you hold your focus naive democratic norms similar bullpen. Of just good manners When justice at stake who casts about good manners. But i think that's media misunderstanding of the nature venetian importance norms in but democrats round but also he international realm. I mean making sure it'd be norm that you don't commit piracy is maintained really guarantees that it can be on a plane without warring Either you haven't dissident happens to be a distant on board. You suddenly falls down by a military jet to land in some other location business. Key example of why the maintenance of norms is not you know. please don't put the full. Can your right hand knife. Your left hand. It is the maintenance of our ability to cooperate internationally domestically in ridicule ways. You mentioned talking adeline ambassador kentucky relatively early in add-ons rule. I'm intrigued by how you see the trajectory of the adwan regime in the early two thousands when you ambassador bad though is a very lively debate about whether to see adeane as democratizing as somebody who is taking on some of the ways in which tokyo's visine wasn't in fact exclusionary to devout muslims some ways in which it was sort of an illiberal secularist regime and the people who saw him as a danger ibis before town or how. How'd you see sort of twenty trajectory of turkey. And what can we by re examining those debates. When i arrived ambassador in two thousand. Three the occupa- the justice and development party had been in office for about a year. And i happen to participate in president bush's meeting in december of two thousand two with air on when he was not yet prime minister he was still under a political band at that point and only later the ban was lifted. He was elected to parliament and became prime minister but in that meeting he made a point of telling president bush that he was a islamic democrat and in essence depicted himself as a muslim equivalent of a european christian democrat and essentially said you know i wanna create space in turkey for those pious muslims. Who has sort of as you said been somewhat excluded kemalists dispensation and as you can imagine in a period of time when we were already at war in afghanistan about to go to war in iraq and dealing with the entire panoply of jihadist terrorist adversaries and understanding that the war on terror as we called it in those days was more than a military enterprise. It really was about a debate. Inside islam about islam's accommodation to modernity and that we needed people like what i was describing in order to in the long run prevail against these salafi jihadist influences sloman which are quite strong. It was a convincing sales very sales pitch end. Of course there was motivated bias on the part of all of us right. This was like manna from heaven. You're the ones we've been looking for. Thank god you're here. The a p looked like moderate muslims from central casting for those who were looking for people to take up that part of the debate in the muslim world. And i would say for the first year or so of my tenure up until december of two thousand four which was when the european council formerly agreed to reopen the accession process for turkey to the european union and to begin the process of negotiating the various chapters of twenty nine or something of the aki communitaire. That would allow turkey ultimately someday. Everyone knew it was gonna be a long term process to accede to the european union. And erdo wanna knows days was extremely good about saying you know the eu as we must meet the copenhagen criteria. But we're to rename them. The entre criteria because even if there weren't at european union you know we'd want to be doing these things ourselves. It actually took an enormous effort at that december brussels summit to get iran to take. Yes for an answer to my surprise. I mean i was in touch with the then director. General of the turkish foreign ministry though senior civil servant who was in air doan sweet. I was on a cell phone with him constantly might british counterpart whom you may know. Peter west mccaw. Who was later ambassador here in. The united states was in brussels with tony blair in air. John sweet jock. Chirac was in the suite trying to sweet talk air. John was gerhard schroeder who was then chancellor and the point is that add-on actually didn't want the accession process to be reopened to what was the so. It's very interesting first of all. This has been a big ongoing. us interest. I think through eleven presidential administrations going back to nineteen sixty three when turkey. I applied for membership in the then european economic community. And so to me. This was one of the most important elements of our mission in turkey. Which is why. I was working on this issue. Mean we're not members of the eu all week to do is use our influence with the eu. And then try use our influence with the turks to take yes for an answer air. John was offended by some of the conditionality that was attached to the invitation for so he said and when he ultimately agreed but came back to turkey in december of four and gave the sour speech. I mean this should have been in my view. An occasion for turkish governments for forty years have been trying to accomplish this. I finally achieved it. This is a great day for turkey goes on and on and on instead it was all about. They think they're gonna make us do this with the kurds. And make up with the armenians. And that we're gonna live with these limitations on labor mobility. That was one of the things that was in there. That really galled him. It was a very very sour speech and from me. Personally i date a lot of what's happened since to that stage but you feel that. This was a turning point. That was science that have been missed. The on there were already some earlier signs..
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"republican party" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Flare. the is and it's very hard to recognize the perspective of somebody who disdains him. But that's both a sense of humor. A kind of alaska atmosphere and oddly joyous nece in his public persona is of bitterness and anger as well but but the is a sense of sort of the fund the joy of challenging the structures that be having one of the things that's missing and his imitators bat. it's sort of all of the nastiness without the sort of joy that he gives his supporters even as he ripe horrifies everybody else his rallies to me you're like you know professional wrestling event and it's not an accident because he comes from that kind of world of entertainment and has participated in a lot of world wrestling events. And so he's the perfect. He'll who fans still adore and that's halt trope in american professional wrestling and another podcast earlier. This year. I said you know there's no amount of pork rinds. That are gonna turn ted cruz. You know who went to princeton and harvard or josh foley who went to stanford and yale into authentic populace they themselves are elitists who are masquerading as populace. So i do think it makes a difference whether trump actually runs again in right. Now it's looking to me like he will run and so a lot will depend on legal system. Does he get indicted. How tied up in litigation as he in defending both criminal and civil cases and you know does that cause him to trim sale somewhat or not but if he runs you know the polling suggests he'll be formidable he'll win the nation wide you think about this prospects in general election and does bad depend on his sons in his appeal or does that depend in part on. The food is opponent with joe biden. Oh somebody else. And how many successes democrats have shown themselves will help me. Mistakes ago to make the news. Yeah what my fear is. Is that by twenty four There might be about inflation that could be very damaging president biden's prospects reelection or cameras man. I think effectively. it's either gonna be biden's harris. I don't think there's much chance at another democrat would emerge. If biden doesn't mind. It would be incredibly hot for anybody to win a primary election against come in the house. I agree and so. I've been having this debate with my son. Actually who's twenty seven and using i. It doesn't matter. And i said no. You only think that because you've never actually lived through a period of inflation and we've had very low inflation in the united states for forty years and it can be extremely corrosive. I think would be very corrosive that i would be very concerned about. Trump's chances right now. His polling nationally doesn't look very good minutes being like sixty six percent saying they don't want him to run again nationally not republicans obviously but a lot can change and when you're governing. You're alienating voters that's just the nature of the beast so my concern is it's not even whether trump could win the popular vote. I think he would almost certainly lose it but the question is by how much in in what states i mean that's one thing we've seen. Republicans ought to be very concerned by the fact that they haven't won the popular vote for president since nineteen eighty eight saved once in two thousand four when george w bush was reelected and then it was still pretty close. Think he went by three million votes. That's remarkable is somehow hadn't folded on the fact that they haven't won the popular would since nineteen eighty. Eight will be exception of two thousand four. That's remarkable about politics. I want to shift a little bit to some of the stakes for democracy. The united states around the world one thing. I'm still struggling to make sense of this. How much damage. Donald trump did ultimately do to democracy around the world. I think his actions were horrifying. The fact that he was clearly on the side of overtime popular psychic all bond in hungary is very close to render promoting india was damaging the certain circumstantial evidence bet democracy has been impacted by now the deepest democratic recession. Twenty twenty was worse than be as before. But i guess how much at this point doesn't matter who. The president of the united states is full. The fate of democracy around the world and how different would was four or five years have looked in countries like hungary like india or for that matter in turkey. We will embassador in the past. If we'd ended up with president clinton in two thousand sixteen so interesting counterfactual. I've not quite sure whether it would or wouldn't have been very different. I mean i think one thing would have been different. Which is there would have been at least somewhat. More of an emphasis on both uman rights violations in places will certainly like turkey but also more support in general for the rule of law and for institutions like central european university. A place like hungary which played an important role not just in hungary but in central europe more. Broadly is i think there would have been certainly some differences whether those differences would have only been marginal or whether they would have amounted to something that changed the trajectory of the democratic recession. As you were saying. I think is a much harder question to answer because i think the democratic recession is rooted in a lot of structural causes that it's not very easy for one president to reverse or change. I be interested in your reaction but to me this global democratic recession. There's some things that you and some of your co-authors of pointed to with regard to the general decline in appreciation globally of the importance of things like free speech and other formal elements of democracy. I'm not quite sure why that is. It may be the success of democracy which then gets taken for granted. I haven't been able to figure out how slain that. But i think there are other factors that run a little bit deeper. There are the unequal distribution of economic gains from globalization which is certainly occurred here in the united states but also in various other societies. It has fueled in some sense some understandable economic resentments. Although i think the economic resentments have not been the real driver of this. It's been more. I think the cultural elements here which have been brought to the fore by things like greater global immigration some of which has been brought about by in the eu different institutional changes were made to facilitate the at but also because of conflicts around the world and climate change which driven waves of immigration from sub saharan africa but also from conflict regions in the middle east from afghanistan all the.
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"republican party" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Who seemed to want this politics of grievance that seems to dominate today. I don't think that's dominant in the republican conference. For instance in either the senate or the house but there are unfortunately all too many members and both the house and senate who will maintain a judicious silence in the face of this vociferous element of the party which i would say probably is in the vicinity of maybe forty percent of republican voters. So it's not trivial. So i like to think of myself as not being illusions about how easy this will be and i think it will be a long struggle. I don't think it's going to get resolved in one election cycle or two election cycles. I do think it will be a decade at least before the party can exercise itself of these sources. I think in the first instance what has to happen. Is that republicans like liz. Cheney and adam. Kim zinger need to win their primaries and get reelected to office. There has to be a successful descent wing of the party upon which those of us who want to move past trumpism can build. That's not a given for both of them and others then. I think one of the things that probably has to happen is republicans have to go through some cycles. Losing elections to me one of the worst things would be if they go into the twenty two cycle and they win the house and the senate while denying that what happened on january. Six thousand insurrection against democracy and not really addressing the major issues in front of the country. But purely on. Dr seuss mr potato head and the other symbolic grievances issues. That performance of politics of grievance that. They've embraced if that's seen as a winning formula than it's going to make this process longer and harder to win. I mean the other possibility. I think is at some point. The party fractures men. And if you look at american political history which is something i actually in my misspent youth and graduate school spent a lot of time doing and have recently gone back to studying the eighteen forty to eighteen sixty period at which doesn't have a happy ending as you know you know it took about a decade for the whig party to fragment and the republican party and the democratic party to fragment into a free soil wing which then coalesced into the modern republican party that elected abraham lincoln the problem with that scenario which in some ways might be the most attractive scenario is that our policy is not as malleable as it was in the eighteen forties. Seventy years after the country was established. It's much more routinization bureaucratized. Now and the two parties really have a monopoly. On the political system as you said the obstacles and terms of ballot access et cetera are really considerable. But if it were to happen you would have to have. I think a large group of current republican officeholders. Who would want to break away and probably some on the democratic side as well who were concerned about some of the things i've mentioned earlier. The kind of joe manchin kristen cinema types who might then coalesce to create another party. But again i think there are considerable obstacles to that happening and i think it's less likely yeah. I think it's hard to prove that. Scenario one points favor perhaps that we've seen similar surprising transformations in other countries. I mean certainly parties with assistance proportional representation where two parties used to get eighty eighty five percents of the vote between them. Those are now down to fifty forty. Sometimes fifty percent of good between them and in a country like france which should be swiss presidential elections had a kind of two party system some more institutional way to get third candidate through. Because of second round run-off you had the rise of like minor mccollum who compete the obliterated traditional party system. So the some evidence that does something about fluidity of social media and visiting ideological realignments are going on at the moment. Did nothing but loss of sociological base off traditional political parties. But i suppose makes it seemed like a more realistic. Possibly ben would have been for much of american history. But i agree by remains very unlikely. The you know much more about this yashar than i do. And you've written so much about the democratic recession than some of these phenomena that we're talking about. I do know a little bit about france and a little bit about italy because i actually wrote my doctoral dissertation on. Us italian relations. So i have some outing with in politics but is it really the case in france. Let's just use that as an example that for the french the way they voted in the election was as much a part of their identity as it appears to be in polling in the united states. I mean if you look at some of the polling that pew has done over the last several years in which people say things like. I'd rather have my son or daughter. Marry someone from another religion than another political party that strikes me as somewhat different than my friends and colleagues in france who might have voted for the past but vote for macron now or someone who might have voted for christian democrats in italy but then voted for fourth italia berlusconi ran or something. It doesn't seem to me to be quite as much a part of identity in europe as it does appear to have become in the united states. I don't think it will always. I think that's a good question implicitly. point i guess i would save it. But it was a moment in european history. That was the case but bets went. Political pod is much much sociologically. Based so i think even in germany which is never as deeply divided society in the postwar era whether you voted for the social democrats christian democrats did come from deep set of identity. Marcus of whether you're walking class of bourgeois nod. We'll giftedness motown or a big town. Those extra collisions by always a little bit mecom than they seem Always for example Sort of liberal bourgeoisie. Who voted for democrats in those always. Conservative welker who voted for christian democrats. But nevertheless i think it was a deep question of identity back that is old eroded and of course i was in certain ways to true in the united states in the past. But if you're an irish on italian emmett would vote for. The democratic party is a medal of course. And if you sort so small businessman businessman in small town in america. You would republican party as a matter. Of course those realities have also dissolved. But you're right. That american politics is in the forefront of a reporter reservation where suddenly you have an equally strong even deeper loyalty to one political party but it is not based on the same kind of sociological. Took the same kind of class things as it was in poznan. I guess one of the questions as is this positive partisanship or negative partisanship. And perhaps a third party might have away in as if it was just hatred of yavapai. Perhaps it will verticals party if it's positive partnership as well if it's no. I actually have a deep density as a democrat progressive democrat. Who as a trump republican. Ben third party. Is that in the water so i don't know how you feel about that. That's an interesting question. It's probably needs some actual research as you were speaking. I was thinking of course. Communist party identity was very strong. That was not just a go to the ballotbox in cast a ballot. That was a lifestyle choice in a lot of ways. And that's why the french communist party was always regarded as a party not like the others because it was very much wrapped up in its own alternative culture really at all sorts of festivals that people went to and the same in italy infested looney taught. Which was you know when i started going to invalid. Ninety s still a big thing right so it's an interesting question because i can argue at round or flat. I suspect that at least for the trump kind of vote a lot of it is negative. Partisanship it's why you see so much of you know. The boning lives kind of performance stuff on social media along politicians. Like ted cruz and josh foley who are vying for the mantle of trumpism. I guess the thing that i think is it. Oh if trump really is ultimately removed and this is one reason why i really wish he had been successfully convicted in the second impeachment because that would have barred him from running for office. And i do worry now that there is a reasonable chance you might make some kind of comeback and we might want to talk about what happens if he does. Because i think the twenty four election if he's running in is going to be way more dangerous than twenty election for a whole variety of reasons. We can talk about but if he was excluded from it. I think that all of these wannabes for the most part in the republican party the people vying for the mantle of trumpism are not going to be able to pull it off. I mean i do think trump is sort of sui generous in that sense in part as much as i despise him. He actually has a stick and he makes it entertaining. None of ted cruz. Josh hawley might on peyot tom. Cotton none of these guys have.
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"republican party" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Extinguish practitioner in residence at philip merrill center for strategic studies he also has a distinguished career serving the american government as under secretary of defense for policy from two thousand five to two thousand nine as well as the amalgam bassett to finland turkey before that a proud in outspoken never-trumper. He has done a lot to raise awareness to the dangers of donald trump from early in trump's political career and we had a broad range in conversation about the state of the republican party dangerous to american democracy but also what countries can do to push back against the democratic recession to hope but countries like toki which he knows so well may one day become democratic again. Eric adam unwelcomed. Podcast thank you. It's great to be with you this morning. So with colleagues said size and women he had spit one of the things we've been doing courageously last year is to stand up to the current powers would be within the republican party to be one of the key voices of another trump movement in ways but movement should feel more upbeat now. Don't trump is no longer the commander in chief he's along. The white house was all excellent things. I think we should remember in a political moment can feel a little bit dark. How much daca things could be right now but on the other hand i imagine you're probably less infused now about the state of republican party event. Even last year's where do you think the hope was saying. Republican party stands in spring of twenty twenty one. If you'll allow me let me back up. A i second that address. The question that i think in some sense underlies the line of inquiry were opening which is why is it important to have a same republican party and their. I think it's very important for people to understand that we have a two party system and having both of those parties committed to democracy in an era in which globally. We've seen a rise of authoritarian populism radical ethno-nationalism around the world for the united states. It is important that both parties be responsible and capable of alternating governance. It is given the very narrow margin in a house of representatives and given the traditions of american politics that the presidential out party gain seats in the off year elections and given the fact that this year were in a post census. So we're going to have reapportionment and then redistricting. It is very likely that the republican party will take back the house of representatives at least and perhaps senate as well though the map is a little less favorable to republicans in the senate and in my view is just essential. That that party be committed to democracy. I think a lot of us hoped that with the departure of donald trump from office that the party would begin to repair itself and would look for off-ramps to get out from under the thrall of donald trump but unfortunately that has not happened and of course particularly after january six. I think people hope that that would provide a huge offering him floor. Republicans been certainly in the congress most of whom privately detest trump excoriate him in private conversations to take advantage of the opportunity to break away from him and unfortunately that has not happened. In fact the reverse. I think he's tightening his hold on the party. In many ways by nature a short-term pessimists on a long-term optimist i was taught to be that by my grandfather who fled the bolsheviks in nineteen nineteen and then fled the nazis in nineteen forty and so he taught me to be a short-term pessimists but a long-term optimus so i grasped for any signs of optimism that i can find and certainly a growth in the number of republicans who voted for the january six commission in the house. But even as we're coming on the air today. Republicans in the senate failed to come through black debate on the generous commission in the senate which i think effectively kills it at least for the moment hopeful. We'll have some other mechanism of thorough investigation of what happened on january six. But you know that's a less hopeful sign. It seems to me speaking to the need. For a republican party in principle it could be a different political party is a world in which republican party is eclipsed by different insane conservative party i think the institutions obstacles to a high. The fundamental need for would simply. But there's a lot of right of center. Americans and always will be unveiled capable of winning election some time and so even if you i imagine. Continue the south right out of santa Left of but even those of us who are left of center we need the political organization but represents those of our compatriots will right of center to be committed to decency into democratic values because sometimes being power. And i think when people don't even need for that it's often because they have some fury in their mind about how right-of-centre americans are going to die out either because yang oil left which is not true or because minorities are all left-leaning grown as a both nova population that story is not nydia straightforward as. It seems that seems to be the fundamental case. I agree but intermittent yasha. I'd add one other thing. Which i try to remind my friends on the other side of the aisle trio. Which is it's great sport for some of them to look at the auto-da-fe that is the republican party today and to say look at what a disaster. It is their issues in the democratic party as well. And but i don't mean to say that right now. The crisis in the two parties are the same or their equivalent. They're not what's going on in. Republican party is much more dangerous much more serious but there are elements of the progressive left of the democratic party who also harbor certain kinds of anti democratic populist sentiments that i think are intentionally also very dangerous for democracies and persuasion of course has done a great job i think in providing flora more people who believe in democratic values on both sides of the aisle can have these kinds of discussions. And it's important. I think for people in the centre-left n. Senate right both the be taking their responsibilities to police their own homes as it were and to try and tamp down these unhealthy anti-democratic elements. What would the optimistic scenario look like. For the republican party afford different right-of-center political party to come in is the anti-democratic nature of a trump regime so driven by the grass roots. That it is just likely to prevail for the next twenty years or could it be that the ride charismatic for that candidate in twenty twenty. Four twenty twenty eight recap just not probably not being anti-trump probably not being one of the people who most courageously have criticized trump bid somebody who just officer different kind of vision of what the republican party might be semi told me about twenty thirty. Some of these warriors of republican party have subsided. I guess this scenario would paint in my mind would be that someone came along who managed to recipe back not by being the most full fred critic of trump but by moving beyond trump by having their own sort of vision of what the republican party should be in between twenty twenty thirty s. What that would look like and how realistic a path is that. It was a different path that you fingers more realistic i. I think i start from the proposition that it may not be possible to save the republican party from its current self and that's in part because of factor that you raised which is the very strong numbers of folks in the republican base..
Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"republican party" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"Of the statue of liberty signed a build a everyone from the country now when three legal is last feast was a beautiful old immigration and now an anti immigrant party. It's not just league immigrant party. And i don't think there's any future twice. I had friends michael steele the republican party. He his attitude which i greatly respect this look. I'm not going. Let donald trump out of the party. I've been in this party forty years. I'm more republican than he is. I'm gonna fight. I really respect. But it's not where i am. I don't think it's worth fighting for personal and you know i worked democrats if they'll have me I think what's going to happen with. Republican party is what happened nationalist. What happened in california long ago. The republican party the beating heart of the republican party was california electoral citadels nelson third place even part of being replaces. You're really not relevant to any major public policy decisions. I mean what's republican party. Does california just really a no consequence. Now and i say why don't we have a third everything. We do have to three parties. There's to the democratic party. And i think that the future for is going to be decided by that battle within the democratic party you take like healthcare. We really ten years. Twenty years could be. The only country doesn't western democracy. That doesn't have if still a western democracy doesn't have national health insurance job imaginable. Of course not what. He's going to be decided by the democratic party. Republican parties just can and become increasingly irrelevant. This podcast is.
Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"republican party" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"Jonathan cape part in. This is cape up. The republican party is still in thrall to donald trump. A man who turned generations of the party's stances on its head in one presidential term for stuart. Stevens rock ribbed republican who has helped to elect republicans at all levels of government including president of the united states. This led to some soul searching. The result is his book. it was all a lie. how the republican party became donald trump. This conversation with stevens is from last september but everything we talked about especially the ugly role. The republican party is still relevant. Today you can hear it. All right now stewart stevens. Thank you.
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"republican party" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"He's a guy from queens who works with a lot of working class people construction workers sales people and so forth and so he's always identified with those folks at a deep emotional level and they've identified with him. You know donald trump is up there. I certainly think my you know my my attitude towards politics is like a working class or a blue collar. conservatism. There are other people out there. Jim banks is a really interesting guy. Representative from indiana. I think tucker carlson talk about another guy who sort of you know an east coast wasp in the classic sense. But i think identifies with blue collar. Folks in a very deep way obviously focuses a lot on limited show. So i i think they're like she a lot of us out there who think the purpose of the republican party should be to better serve its voters But but i think they're all on the right at this point. I mean there were maybe a couple of blue dog democrats. Even five years ago they all got primary the all effectively kicked out of the party and it just clearly not welcome there anymore. So if the exists at all they're they're sort of our side of the aisle. Yeah i mean. That's what i've been saying. I know a few of these people. And i think it's kind of a worthy fight if you wanna still say you're a democrat and try to do something as the houses burned down but it just doesn't seem like it could work to me are you. Are you surprised how radical the left has gone that. There is no room for these people. I mean i guess someone running for senate now. You're kind of excited. It's like yeah. I'm over here. We're all right. I'm definitely surprised at a little startled. By how crazy the left has gone over the last ten years. I mean in part. This is a consequence of demographics. Right the left is basically the party of upper middle class and upper class elites in then some working class minorities who are sort of still along for the ride on the democratic party..
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"Of impeachment have been introduced in the House by Pelosi and the Democrats. They're charging Trump with incitement of insurrection now based on the Senate schedule. This is this is all unlikely to result in the president's removal from office. But understand that what this is what this is doing is trying to get on the record, and that's it is getting it on the record. President Trump tried to incite a mob to overturn the election results. Now the people who are comparing that Capitol Hill right and I just wonder also, if anyone out there who When I immediately condemned this thing, which I think was an obvious move. I don't think there's any question that that was the right move, and I don't care. If anyone's welcome to disagree with me. I think they're wrong. Does not. I will not be swayed on this. Um, I wonder if anybody, though, who disagree with me that this was going to result in a terrible backlash, and that was entirely counterproductive. They'll admit that I was right about that, too. Which was also I think obvious. Not now. You have Pelosi in the Democrats getting on the record that they're alleging the president tried to steal an election using a mob and inciting a mom to violence at the U. S. Capitol. And if you see the video I'm not gonna pretend like it's not there because people don't want to hear it. If you see the video of the capital of what was done to some of these police officers Every bit is grotesque. An awful is what you've seen from the worst of Antifa. You know, every bit is as awful as what you've seen from many of these BLM mobs. Now there weren't assassins on behalf of BLM, killing cops, which we've seen in other cases. That's usually low. That's usually a lone wolf actor separate from the actual BLM mob that that tends to have been the case. Anyway, point here is that you see the video The way the mob was treating these cops, and it's a disgrace. There was nothing Those cops were doing their jobs. They weren't posing. If they weren't posing some illegal threat to law abiding citizens shouldn't have happened. And now Pelosi and the Democrats are going to leverage this whole thing to the hilt. They want a totally open pathway to Democrat to the to the Democrat agenda and 2021. And they want to make it to the Republican Party is is a party that is wounded beyond repair. And this is their biggest opening for this If this had not happened if we had not had the Capitol Hill riot. They still would have been doing that. Don't go make Don't misunderstand me. They're not Something The Democrats were going to be good and fair minded. And but we would have been a much stronger position. I mean, Trump would have been out of office. I've been able to mobilize people from, you know, from private life, essentially in order being opposition divided and we would have had a midterm in two years would have been here before you know it. It was a lot that could have happened. This makes all of that much more difficult, and that's what Pelosi understands, which is why she's going forward These articles of impeachment. How could anyone think that this would help the country as if the way we were at a particularly tense moment? Truly concerning moment, and we're to believe we're to believe that the Democrats think this will make things better somehow. That's that's just nonsensical. Removing President Trump through this kind of mechanism will on Lee result in does in further Exacerbation of tensions. What will on Lee result in even more? Sense of outrage that the votes of Trump supporters don't count and they really want to do this. To erase the 2016 election. The whole thing was a mistake. None of it matter. It didn't count. That's why Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats want this so badly may view this as a way to completely repudiate all things Trump. And and I'm I'm honest with you. A lot of people aren't Trump brand is greatly damaged right now that that is just a fact the political power that it would have had as opposition Abidin Right now is substantially less than it would have been because of what we have seen, but because of what has happened, But this would just tear the country apart. Trump is going to be gone in. What is it? Nine days or CIA? Nine days? Trump is gonna be gone pretty soon from office. You're going to try to kick you know if he's already walking out the door, why kick him in the behind? You know what? Why do that Because it's spiteful, and it's vindictive. And that's what Pelosi the Democrats want. Democrats are coming back into power. You know, the spending is going up. The taxes are going up, and that's going to put a lot of pressure on the dollar. What do you want to do now? What.