35 Burst results for "Republican Party Party"

Charlie Kirk: The MAGA Movement Is Committing Suicide by Not Voting

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:45 min | 23 hrs ago

Charlie Kirk: The MAGA Movement Is Committing Suicide by Not Voting

"What Charlie Kirk said, yesterday on his great show makes a whole lot of sense to me. And I just want to say, I do sympathize with being upset with the Republican party and not totally trusting the system. But not participating at all guarantees the other side to be able. To play games. And if everything was broken and lost, how did we win the House of Representatives? If everything is broken and loss, how did Ron Johnson who stood up against the pharmaceutical company win in Wisconsin? If everything was broken and lost, how did Ron DeSantis win by 17 votes? How did we win the house by getting wins in California and New York? We won the house through Oregon, California, New York. I'm not, I was in the movie 2000 mules. I sympathize with all of the sentiment. Thoughts actually are not as important. You can have very angry thoughts towards the system. It is actions that I will instead address. You could say, oh, this system is corrupt. It's terrible. I'm going to go vote. Fine. You've done the right thing. You have not allowed your thoughts to manifest into what I would consider to be in a moral action. Someone says Charlie, I thought, I thought you were kidding when you said people weren't voting until you read these emails. Now, you should see, I'm reading them on air. And by the way, I'm tweeting out some of these emails so you could see them ourselves. The maga movement is committing suicide in front of our very eyes because of and if you extrapolate that, that means and we see it in the numbers. We've seen the data millions of people that have said we are no longer going to vote.

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Democrats Kept the Senate Because Republicans Did Not Vote

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:48 min | 23 hrs ago

Democrats Kept the Senate Because Republicans Did Not Vote

"Feel like you think I'm letting you down when I say that we are destroying ourselves with the stubborn resistance to going to the polls. And we're paying a heavy price. There is no reason no reason that we lost Georgia. There's no reason that Biden gets to brag and he will that he's the first Democrat president in nearly a hundred years. Who didn't lose a single incumbent in the Senate. Not one. Did you know that? It's an 88 years. Since this has happened, red wave. Now, great things happened in places like California, New York, Oregon. We had plenty of Republican victories, but they've got the Senate. And they got the Senate because people stayed home. And I know the mindset. Again, these are friends of mine. People I respect. People I like. Who tell me things like, nope. I'm done voting. The corruption is deep within the Republican Party. I don't like the rhinos. We got to stop playing ball with the rhinos until we get rid of the rhinos. I'm not going to vote. And I'm sitting here thinking, well, how the heck do you think you're going to get rid of the rhinos if you don't vote? It doesn't make any sense.

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Guest Host Kari Lake Welcomes Mercedes Schlapp to the Show

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:42 min | 2 d ago

Guest Host Kari Lake Welcomes Mercedes Schlapp to the Show

"A huge discrepancy that's happening right now between the Democrats and Republicans. A Democrats are out raising Republican candidates. The Democrats have a much more organized get out the vote efforts much more focused on the early voting and really driving the mail in ballot process much more effectively than the Republicans. This is a wake-up call for the Republican Party where in essence they failed to really have an effective get out the vote effort and really just play the Democrats at their game. And I think that this is something that has to be fixed right now. Welcome back to America first with Sebastian gorka, I'm Carrie Lake filling in for the great Sebastian gorka who is in Israel right now in a great tour and I'm so honored to be here today. That was Mercedes schlap was cpac and she joins us live. Mercedes is so good to have you. You very not only a friend but a mentor and actually I met Seb at your home at one of your gatherings there. So this is kind of we've come full circle and I'm really happy to have you today. It's like one big happy family and it's so joyful to see you Carrie. You are such a great patriot. Talk about the great one, really seeing you on the campaign trail. I was just so inspired as so many people not only in Arizona but across the country of you being able to be such an effective communicator, such a strong messenger for America first. Policies and for what America needs right now desperately needs right now in this country. So for me, it's a great honor to be with you. And don't tell Sebastian, but you're much prettier than Sebastian gorka.

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Ric Grenell Unpacks the Race for the RNC Chair

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:18 min | 2 d ago

Ric Grenell Unpacks the Race for the RNC Chair

"Joining us now is Rick grinnell to talk about how we need to fire the current Republican National Committee leadership. Unacceptable that in a year that should have been a red wave, we lost a net Senate seat. We barely won the house and we were humiliated in other races across the country. The terrific Rick grinell is here. Rick, welcome back to the program. Charlie, thanks for having me. Rick, what a morning. Yeah, it is. It's time for us to demand change. I don't understand people are somebody emailed us. They said Charlie, I think we need to keep the current RNC leadership the same. I say, really, you must love losing. I hate losing. I know you do too, Rick. I don't wanna normalize losing in the Republican Party. Who should lead the RNC given what we now know? Well, first of all, let me just say that I spoke to president Trump yesterday about this issue and he was going to let us know what his views were and who should lead the RNC. But really the discussion was all about, how do we make wholesale changes to the system that we're up against? Look, just look at act blue versus win read. We are getting incredibly beat when it comes to fundraising. I did, as you know, Charlie, I did a whole bunch of races across Nevada. Arizona helped in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. I did so many races in every single time the Democrats would outraise us and they didn't even do fundraising. They just literally had this act blue raising them money. So the Democrats don't have to pick and choose between, do we go up on television and spend millions of dollars with ads and also a strategy to attack the other side with ads or do we have this well funded ground game where we go and we pay people to go door to door. But the Republican Party, I don't care what state you're in or wherever you are. Republican Party has traditionally relied on volunteers to do their get out the vote. Meanwhile, the Democrats had this built in union system. I know you do great work with the churches. I think that we're going to have to start mobilizing the troops that believe in what we do to do whatever they can legally,

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Rep. Scott Perry: What's Missing Following Republican Election Losses

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:22 min | 2 d ago

Rep. Scott Perry: What's Missing Following Republican Election Losses

"I think she summed it up very well last night. She said she was pissed. And I gotta tell you, I am too, and a lot of my listeners are just angry. They're tired of losing. Yeah, we're all tired of losing. And I would say this as well. Where we picked up, look, we picked up in New York. Thank you, Lee zelton for running one heck of a campaign in difficult conditions, but he probably would have won had all the New Yorkers that traditionally could have voted for him hadn't hadn't moved to Florida. You had Florida. That's Ron DeSantis. But other than that, it was down to each individual candidates. If you have good candidates, you can win even in tough seats. But here's what we were missing, Todd, in my opinion. Any overall messaging tied to results from Mitch McConnell and leadership in the house that there was no messaging and if there was, it came very late in the cycle. We were already voting in Pennsylvania when we actually got the message of what Republicans are for and we squandered two years in multiple opportunities of leverage to show what we would do if we had authority. We squandered those opportunities. We didn't get any gains, yet we said to people, we'll come out and vote for us. Here's what they did, Todd. They said, look, the Democrats in the left are destroying the country. I can't vote for them. These guys aren't much better, but I can't vote for those other guys. There was no enthusiasm because none was earned.

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Rep. Scott Perry: Ronna McDaniel Needs to Raise Republican 'Portfolio'

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:32 min | 2 d ago

Rep. Scott Perry: Ronna McDaniel Needs to Raise Republican 'Portfolio'

"Listened to the conversation that you played. Look, Chuck Schumer has been wildly successful in the Senate and he's being rewarded for it. In the house, the Democrats, they exceeded their expectations. But let's look at the environment that we had to run. At every single level, there's really never been a more favorable environment in your lifetime to run as a Republican. Democrats over performed their expectations, what did they do? They changed their entire leadership team because it still wasn't enough. Now on our side, I guess we can't be bothered to listen what Albert Einstein said. He said, doing the same things and expecting different outcomes is the definition of insanity. So we have the same people under the same conditions doing the same things. And what do we think is going to change? I struggle with it. What we have to do quite honestly, Todd, I think, is divorce ourselves, this is business. So yes, we like Rana she's a nice lady. I'm not out here to trash her or anything like that. But we have to have results in corporations that were probably a lot of nice people there, but stockholders and shareholders demand results. They don't care if you're going to go golfing with them. What they care about is if you're going to increase the value of their portfolio because they invested in you and your company because they believed you were going to increase the value of their portfolio. Unfortunately, we haven't increased the value of our portfolio as far as I can tell.

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Lee Zeldin Will Not Run for RNC Chair, Still Calls for New Leader

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:46 min | 2 d ago

Lee Zeldin Will Not Run for RNC Chair, Still Calls for New Leader

"Lee zeldin, writing on Twitter, I won't be running for RNC chair at this time with McDaniels reelection pre baked by design. But that does not mean she should even be running again. Zelda goes on to say here and this is from Politico. Change is desperately needed, and there are many leaders myself included ready and willing to step up to ensure our party retools and transforms as critical elections fast approach, namely the 2024 presidential and congressional races. Folks, if we keep doing what we're doing now, we're going to be blown out in 2024. Zeldin wrote to RNC leaders last month, laying out the case for his potential bid. He came within 6 points of beating Kathy hochul in blue state, New York. Quote, no matter what, I am committed to doing absolutely everything in my power to help save our country with every ounce of my energy. Zelda urged the party to develop its fundraising apparatus, bolster its ballot collection and election integrity efforts and build its grassroots after Republicans fared worse than expected across the nation on election day. And again, Trump says Trump has been out there from day one saying no to early voting. Zelda says the better path forward would be for chairwoman mcdaniel to listen and respect the wishes of the actual grass roots, voters of our party, and allow the RNC to forge ahead with new leadership. Her greatest service to the Republican Party at this time would be to make room for a new chair.

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Caller: Everyone Should Explain the Difference Between Two Parties

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:59 min | 2 d ago

Caller: Everyone Should Explain the Difference Between Two Parties

"On my mind? Is that I would like to challenge every American out there everyone that believes in a constitutional republic that now visiting their families and friends over the holidays. That you explain to them what the difference between the two parties are. What's the differences between the Republican Party and their ideals in a constitutional republic and representation for all people and versus what the Democrat party has become where we have elected now a communist to represent the state of Georgia. I talked to a lot of people before Thanksgiving and they said that they didn't think that their vote really mattered because both parties were corrupt. I have to agree with them on that. However, when I went to cast my ballot yesterday, was Herschel the best candidate no, but I knew in my heart of hearts that Herschel would represent this state and would represent the ideals that I believed in versus someone that was quite vocally a communist and now we have to live with that here in Georgia for the next 6 years. And a guy who beat his wife, I mean, he ran over his wife or tried to run over his wife. I mean, it's not like this is some sort of a pure spirit here. But the problem is star and again, it you hate to go back to all of this, but if Herschel, when they decided, when Trump decided Herschel's going to be our guy, what Herschel was obligated to do was to stand and have a big press conference and say, you know what, folks? You're about to jump into my background. And here's what here's what I did. Here's but here's here is who I am now. And this is why I'm a different man. But star, they didn't do that. And so then the voters were treated to every week a drip drip drip.

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Van Jones: Herschel Walker Is an Insult to the Black Community

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:42 min | 2 d ago

Van Jones: Herschel Walker Is an Insult to the Black Community

"You've got van Jones out there on CNN last night. Talking about how Herschel Walker was an insult to the black community, cut number 8. Yeah, you know, I hope so. I mean, that could happen. What I do know is this. Tonight is about Georgia. And tonight is about Trump picking somebody who frankly used to be a hero. Herschel Walker used to be an inspiration. Now it means insults. He's an insult to the black community and what you may see tonight is people coming out and not just to vote in favor of a senator that they love, but just to vote against Donald Trump picking somebody like this and throwing this person at the voters in Georgia. Like, well, you'll just pick anybody who's black. His judgment, Trump's judgment. Tonight is going to be, I think, called into question by a lot of people. And I think that when you have a situation where it's obvious that Trump when he was a little bit too clever by half, I know, I'm going to put a black guy against a black guy, but the guy that he pickles around black. That's actually part of that is actually true. Herschel Walker was picked because of the color of his skin. What have I said about identity politics on this radio program? What have I said? It doesn't work if you're a Republican. It doesn't work. You want an example. And by the way, this is how we got into the mess we are in right now. It goes back to Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, when he put Kelly loeffler in the U.S. Senate. He specifically wanted a woman. It didn't matter that she wasn't a conservative. He wanted a woman. She turned out to be a terrible candidate, which again is how we got here in the first place. And

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A Lot of Blame Following Herschel Walker's Loss

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:58 min | 2 d ago

A Lot of Blame Following Herschel Walker's Loss

"The midterm election cycle has concluded except for whatever is happening in Arizona. Which is not looking good. But regardless, I think I am safe and providing you my analysis of the Republican Party and where we are right now. And we're going to be getting your calls and I want to take a lot of calls during today's program because I want to hear from you. I want to hear from you about where you think things went wrong and how you think that we can fix this. And I do believe it is fixable. I truly believe that, but it is going to take a lot of work. We're going to have to roll up our sleeves and we're just going to have to keep fighting the good fight here. We also have to play smart. Now, there's a lot of blame to go around over what happened in Georgia last night. I will say this early on it looked good for Herschel Walker. Herschel did well in areas that he needed to do well in. And you got to give credit where credit is due. Thank goodness for Brian Kemp, the governor, the very popular governor of going in and really targeting some specific areas to get out the vote and it's this idea of micro targeting, which is one of the reasons it may explain this to us on one of the interviews this past week or last week, where you go into an area that is traditionally read and you hammer that area to make sure you can squeeze out every vote possible. But it still wasn't enough. It was not enough. And the reality is that Herschel Walker was not the right candidate. And this goes back to day one and I told you folks, early on, I had grave concerns about Herschel Walker because he refused to debate his fellow Republicans in the primary process.

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Caller: The Women in Iran Teach Us True Courage

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:52 min | 4 d ago

Caller: The Women in Iran Teach Us True Courage

"Hi Sarah in Texas. Welcome to the party. Hi. Hi. Hey. Well, I hate to say I'm calling from behind enemy lines. But there's been no Ohio. It's okay. Hi there. There's been no mention of Iran and amazing thing that the women did there. And I seriously, I saw them and I just cried because I, even though I couldn't be there, I was with them. And that's what we need, that's what we do. Well, I mean, I think we need to stick together. Yeah, and I think we don't. Honestly, I was saying to a friend this weekend, cliff, I feel like we don't get what real courage looks like sometimes in America. And first of all, one political party is just that will be the story of our time, not just Trump, right? The cowardice of the Republican Party as a whole. Well, when you think about it, look at zelensky when they were like, we can get you out. He's like, I don't need transportation. I need more defenses. I'm staying, right? When you look at the women for Iran who the women's soccer team that took off their headgear and were like, no, we're not going to sit here in your repressive misogynistic patriarchal system. We are equal. And others joined in, I think, even the men's team joined into and look at that you're right. They got rid of the didn't they get rid of like the ministry of whatever it is. The ministry of whipping people. They say they did. If they did, yeah. I mean, I know, but at least the point is they feel a need to publicly give in and make some concessions, which usually when you start doing that, it tells you the tide is changing. I don't believe it's called the ministry of whipping people. Close. Right, whatever. I mean, he's smarter than I am. The translation is a loose translation.

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The Disrespect for Marriage Act

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:59 sec | Last week

The Disrespect for Marriage Act

"And again, I'll get into it in the second hour. You guys can tell I'm probably trumping at the bit as they say to get into what the Republican Party has been doing with this omnibus and beyond that. Beyond that, this respect for marriage act or this disrespect for marriage act, do you guys understand? This isn't just about same sex marriages and heterosexual marriage. This is a fundamental undermining of our constitution of our religious liberties inside of this United States and federalism and 12 Republicans played a part in destroying and undermining our constitution. Christians, Jews, all of you who wanted to stay out of the political fight and eat Christmas is coming up, Hanukkah is coming up, and you just want it to sit home alone and you just wanted to enjoy yourself, get ready for persecution like you've not seen.

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The Weakness of the Republican Party

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:37 min | Last week

The Weakness of the Republican Party

"Guys, I want to talk to you one of my big things is I can't stand when people bash the founding fathers. I can't stand given. I mean, despite the fact, listen, every man has his flaws every founding father, just like you and I have our flaws, no doubt about it, but I still believe that they have created the best country that God has ever given man. And one of the things that I'd like to do in this show in this hour and perhaps even going into the next hour, I'm gonna talk to you about how the Republican Party to some extent has become. And guys, you gotta understand where I'm coming from. I hate to say this 'cause I don't wanna be hyperbolic. I do not want to be hyperbolic. But I think the Republican Party has become so weak that they too have become an existential threat to America now. The good news is, because people like us exist because Dennis prager listeners exist. We can call our congressmen. We can call our senators. We can get involved in politics and we can fight like heck and hopefully persuade Republicans to do the job that they were elected to do. But I think it's an uphill battle. And I don't want to lie to you about this. And so oftentimes, I read through columns and I spend so much time analyzing the left and getting frustrated about what the left is doing. But I must admit at times I don't think I spend enough time saying, wait a minute, wait a minute. There is a party that exists that can stop them.

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Jeff Stein: Kevin McCarthy Is Not the Man to Lead Republicans

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:12 min | Last week

Jeff Stein: Kevin McCarthy Is Not the Man to Lead Republicans

"Stein, what say you? I say Kevin McCarthy is not the man to lead the Republican Party at this moment and those across the country who voted for new read of members of Congress, new Republicans, young faces who are going to go and take the fight to the capitol. Eased not the one that they're going to be able to relate to. He's not the one who needs to move the fight forward. I have never met the speaker, so I or the potential future speaker. But someone I trust here in the state of Iowa, what did meet him on the campaign trail not long ago? And he said, my impression is, he's only out for himself. And that's the vibe I think that we all feel. Now, if that could also coincide with what's best for the party and the nation, fine, but it seems like his number one job Todd has been how do I get to be speaker because I got edged out of it the last time. And it's sort of like, all right, when he gets the job, what's he going to do with it? It's like the dog chasing TJ's car once the dog catches the car. What are you going to do with it?

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Kevin McCarthy Is an Establishment Republican

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:26 min | Last week

Kevin McCarthy Is an Establishment Republican

"Is very important with these people. And they're not going to pull a fast one on us. So anyway, now you've got now you've got conservative talk radio and the big boys are now siding in with Kevin McCarthy. But Kevin McCarthy is that still does not make him a conservative. It makes him an establishment Republican, a rhino, which is what he's been all along. And we know this because behind the scenes during the midterm elections, Kevin McCarthy was out there campaigning against conservative candidates. He was playing the same game that turtle was playing. And now Kevin McCarthy wants you to think that he is the next, he's the second coming of Donald Trump. Are you buying it? Are you buying what McCarthy is selling here? Because now you have people out there saying, well, there you go, touch starts. How dare you? How dare you criticize this good man. And if Kevin McCarthy is not elected, Speaker of the House, then that means Liz Cheney's going to be speaker. Or somebody else will the Democrats, they might even get Dwayne the rack Johnson to be Speaker of the House. What are you doing? Well, I don't buy it. And by the way, if Liz Cheney has the votes to become Speaker of the House, then that tells you that there is a much bigger and broader problem happening within the Republican Party right now. Because

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Sen. James Lankford: A Potential Culture Shift in the Republican Party

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:37 sec | Last week

Sen. James Lankford: A Potential Culture Shift in the Republican Party

"What does this mean? We always tell people elections have consequences, but to see so many Republican senators join in all this, are we seeing a shift, a culture shift within the Republican Party? I think we are seeing somewhat of a culture shift there, but it would also tell you that if Republicans were in control of the Senate and we were actually in the majority in the Senate, this bill would have never come up. Mitch McConnell, for instance, he voted against this bill. So this would not have been a bill that would have come to the floor. If Republicans were in control of the Senate. So it is another one of those issues of elections have very real consequences.

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Mitch McConnell Speaks Out Against Trump Meeting With Nick Fuentes

The Officer Tatum Show

01:00 min | Last week

Mitch McConnell Speaks Out Against Trump Meeting With Nick Fuentes

"Let me just play a clip from Mitch McConnell. His arch enemy, in the Republican Party. Listen to what he has to say about what happened with Donald Trump meeting and ended up in a meeting with Nick Fuentes, roe clip one. First, let me just say there is no room in the Republican Party. For antisemitism or white supremacy. And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view in my judgment for highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States. I can just see his chant flapping. Brother father, and I'm horror. I can't stand these people, man. They all fake. Like, I don't expect people to come out and disavow anything. You don't have to come out of this. Nobody gonna make me come out and say, I'm against racism. Shut up.

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Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:02 min | Last week

Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground

"You talked about the GOP chairwoman. For the moment, until she is replaced with a pillow. Replaced by the sweaty guy. It'll be like a folgers commercial. Ronald Daniels has been replaced by a pillow. Let's see if anyone know can tell the difference. She said, as I've repeatedly said, white supremacy neo nazism hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party and you said the problem is the Republican Party has found a home in all those things. Like, yeah, absolutely. They absolutely have found a home in the Republican Party. Yeah, that's why the project has to be to reduce the Republican Party as it presently constituted the rubble, let them rebuild something that makes, you know, that has at least a tenuous connection to sanity. And abandon a lot of the conservative policies that unfortunately have allowed them to win elections. Yeah. You know, I mean, it's time for it's time to put the Reagan era in the ground forever.

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"republican  party" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

02:12 min | 3 months ago

"republican party" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"They'll say something like, I personally don't support gay marriage, but it's settled law, so we're not going to address that. Moran says some GOP lawmakers told him they opposed the bill in the house, not because they don't support same sex marriage, but because they don't want to be seen endorsing an argument that obergefell could be overturned. Moran says he responded that he needs to go to gay and lesbian voters in the fall and tell them that the Republican Party has their back, and if the GOP vote count for this bill is low, it makes that messaging substantially more difficult. The midterms will likely also play a role in the Senate, where Republican lawmakers in tight races will need to evaluate how much a vote against same sex marriage could hurt their chances. Republicans are worried to some extent about giving Democrats another possible mobilizing issue following abortion, says many. LGBTQ advocates are also lobbying for its passage, aware with that with the equality act, which would ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Stalled in the Senate without GOP support. The respect for marriage act could be the only LGBTQ rights legislation passed before the midterm elections. But opposition to same sex marriage endures on the right and Republicans who vote for it may also risk alienating base voters or donors. Roberts of heritage said in July that defeating the respect for marriage act is one of their political arms top 5 priorities and says their lobbying against the bill and will keep track of how Republican senators vote. In heritage's view, the language of the respect for marriage act passed by the House would open the door for legalizing polygamy and violate religious freedom protections. Since obergefell, we've been looking for the opportunity to re elevate this as a top of mind issue, Robert says, especially for conservatives.

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"republican  party" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:34 min | 10 months ago

"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.

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"republican  party" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"republican  party" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"republican  party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"republican party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

"They're the ones who have authored this. It's their signature on all of this and they are like a lot of other children while like other victims blaming everybody else and that's where we are but the opportunity here. I still like it. I've i've finished my thought i was. I was thinking yesterday. I said and this is picked up a couple of places. And i knew it would be no. I've not forgotten the film. Mushnik thing i got. Don't worry in fact there's a there's a new addition to that that the adrian peterson's this guy's got more kids than he knows out there a couple more have just been discovered but we'll get to that in a moment I said yesterday on this very program that there are times. I feel like we've just lost a war to the communists i use the term communist generically but i i can remember back on a child at a cold war and i as a child. The threat that the soviet union was going to succeed. That was a daily thing you lived with and if you were one who was engaged in all that that was frightening concept and. I almost feel like that's happened here. And then in addition to that it seems like it happened. Overnight mean all through the bush years i guess the signs were there but i missed them. I didn't see the author. Total transformation and i will call it d- teary ration- of the pop culture. I knew it was going on but it was more. It's just with the election of barack obama and then the next day after it is like the country that was founded didn't exist at all and the transformation that obama talked about wanting to make really have already almost been completed. And yet we'd had eight years of borsch not commenting on the specifics of in bushy in policy neo conservative. All the things iraq war but but it was You know how do you go from bush. Winning two elections to where we are now in a spate of a week is like what it seems to me to have happened. And because of that. I don't this is where i'm not living in a false reality because the i don't really think that's happened. We are being asked to believe it has everybody all year russia. He's changing times country changing. It's passed you by you. Know your your sixty to rush. You may as well be eighty two. You're not relevant a you don't know anymore. You know they have anything in common with anybody in this country and if people tell me this you gotta get winded rush. You're not anywhere near hip. No no and this happened overnight. They want us to believe this. They want us to accept it. And they want you to but things don't happen that way i know they've been trying to fifty years and they've been succeeding. Chipping away education. Hollywood but all of this stuff happening here coupled with this inexplicable political cave-in. I mean no opposition to this at all not serious opposition. No serious pushback. Nobody standing up until crews and lee came along to explain what's wrong with what's going on to explain what's wrong with obamacare by the way the obamacare stack today. I wanna funniest things you heard about this. The poor little diarist daily. 'cause this little this little guy i guess he posts their regular. That's why they call him and diarist. He went to his obamacare exchange. Any found out he's going to go bankrupt practically with what the prices are so he wrote about that. He had a headline they call this reform. F this well..

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"republican  party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"republican party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

"So the republican establishment the democratic stab. There is a full out now. I want to warn you about this because folks. We're going to have to hang tough. We're going to have to i. You may think i'm crazy here. We're going to have to remain as best. We can detached from up. Bucked up optimistic of good. Cheer as best we can because there is an all out assault now not just on cruise and lee and not just on the tea party but on the conservative wing of the party. It isn't new. We've spoken of it on many previous occasions. But now they're being fortified being fortified because now they all think they've got all the ammo they need. And that is this last two and a half weeks brought about strictly by the tea party now. You've got moderate republicans who call themselves conservatives like david from suggesting that the greatest thing that can happen to republican party now is if the tea party just just just branched off and formed. Its own conservative party. You got moderate republicans and some who call themselves conservative. Suggesting you don't want you tea party people. Why don't you just take a hike and even in the new republic today. There's a column. The new republican liberal journal of a pin- opinion telling david from that if the tea party really does that you. Moderate republicans are for ever going to lose. You don't have a prayer of winning if you succeed in driving your base out. This is not the time to abandon. Ted cruz. Or mike lee fox and i'm not talking about sending the money and i'm not talking about anything traditional. I'm just talking about in your hearts and your minds. You know they're right. You know that what they attempted to do here was Was i think valiant. And it's it's It's been an illustration of just how terribly wrong things are and there are plenty of opportunities for lessons to be learned here now. Look i'm not living in a false reality here. i'm. I'm thinking about this last night to while i was pondering if i can ever remember a greater political disaster in my lifetime if i can ever remember a time when a political party just made a decision not to exist for all intents and purposes i mean. Do you know the republican party. Now can't wait to move on amnesty. Paul ryan and eric cantor. They can't wait. Obama can't wait after this cave on the shutdown or whatever you wanna call it. The next move at light. Speed is going to be for amnesty the republican party leading the way. It doesn't make any sense to me. It not in the traditional political sense not to throw money into it. Demands of donors advice of consultants makes total sense. But those are the people that have been securing defeat for this party and those are the people who have set the table that has resulted in where the party is read. They've been running the conservatives have not been running the republican party and nobody can say they have the conservatives have been trying to but they don't. They've not the conservatives do not run the republican establishment and many whatever. The republican party is today is because the wizards of smart that run it are not the conservative..

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"republican  party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"republican party" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

"Or wherever you get your podcast. Download it right now. Okay look of ladies and gentlemen so much out there that that seems on the surface to be inexplicable. The problem in this country as the a majority of people recognize this poll. Here look at this. This is a. This is a new poll. Those a pupil. I don't know what why don't they just put what. The poll is early in. It's yeah it is a poll from the pew research center and the bottom line eighty one percent of the people in this country are dissatisfied. Eighty one percent are dissatisfied. You think they're dissatisfied with ted cruz. You think they're dissatisfied with the tea party you think they're dissatisfied with the The opposition to barack obama. The republican party obviously thinks so that is tantamount insanity. New poll shows more frustration with washington over the government shutdown in a risk of default number of people satisfied with the state of the country's plummeting to the lowest level since the two thousand eight financial crisis and it's only fourteen percent of americans say they're satisfied with the way things are going in the country the The survey picked up a strong. Throw the bums out sentiment now. Of course what. This poll a attempts to convince people of is that everything in washington was fine and that everybody was happy with washington until the shutdown. And i everybody we were just robustly happy. And then the shutdown came. And whoever's responsible for that why everybody's really ticked off at them and that would be ted cruz and mike lee and the tea party. And of course the republican and democrat establishments are lined up that way. And that's what the polling data is attempting to establish the fact of the matter is a majority of people in this country have been dissatisfied for a number of years about the way the country is going and you know and i know that the people in this country who are dissatisfied with the way it's going are not dissatisfied with the tea party they are not dissatisfied with ted cruz or mike lee. They are the only opposition to what's been going on. I don't think i was. I was trying to think Earlier today if ever in my life i could remember any political major not a third but any major political party being so irrelevant. I have never seen it. I have never seen a major political party. Simply occupy place holders as the republican party is doing. there hasn't been any opposition not any serious opposition. There may have been votes against this or that. Votes against obamacare there may have been votes against the stimulus but in terms of a policy oriented a package of policies a package principle beliefs of opposition express daily by party leaders against what's happening in this country..

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"republican  party" Discussed on The Good Fight

The Good Fight

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"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

The Good Fight

08:29 min | 1 year ago

"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

The Good Fight

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"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

The Good Fight

09:37 min | 1 year ago

"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

The Good Fight

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"republican  party" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"republican  party" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"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 Michael Berry Show

The Michael Berry Show

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"republican party" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

"Of president trump's speech at cpac over the weekend he is still the leader of the republican party. And that's not changing until he decides that he's done and so i think what you what you hear. Here are the themes central to the most active and influential portion of the republican party. The democrats know their policies on crime are so unpopular so radical so crazy. They are now trying to pretend they never lead defend the police movement in the first place this information we never set the fund. The place you know who did it. The republicans that that's what they do. It's called disinformation about russia. Trump had to do with russia. He loves russia. He loves padi loves. Everybody turned out to be the democrats right after two years. They figured g and after a while people actually believe this stuff but now they're saying defunding the police we didn't say it was the republicans called this. You have to be wise to. It's very simple. If you support defunding. The police vote for the radical left. Democrats and you see what's happening to the cities where they defended. The police is never been anything like it. If you want more police and more cops on the streets vote for america first republicans or let's put it very simply vote for maga- make america. Great again mega. Mega mega mega. The.

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"republican  party" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

The Michael Berry Show

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"republican party" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

"Been trump you see. Everybody is literally hitler who is a republican to the democrats. It doesn't make him hit all right. We'll share the president's speech or at least a part of it coming up. Got some great interviews for you. Good show today in the michael berry. Donald trump reminded america that he is still the leader of the republican party. He spoke at cpac over the weekend and garnered seventy percent of the votes of the attendees to santa scott. One no one else got more than one percent. I thought we should share with you. The comments of the president. So we're going to spend two. Maybe three.

"republican  party" Discussed on The Rubin Report

The Rubin Report

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"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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