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Donald Trump keeps blasting 'universal' mail voting. But few states are planning that in November
"Members of the Democratic and Republican parties expressing concerns about the post office, sending a warning that it can't guarantee mail in ballots will arrive in time to be counted for the November general election. Our correspondent Jackie Quinn, Virginia's governor, came right out and said it. Democrat Ralph Northam says the Postal Service issues are part of a clear pattern of attempted voter suppression by the Trump administration. Former President Barack Obama says he's seen Hurts before to hinder people from voting. But the Trump administration changes to the Postal Service are unprecedented. A president who's explicit trying to discourage people from bone. He spoke on the podcast campaign. H Q. With David plus, Republican Senator Mitt Romney tells the Sutherland Institute. We should make every effort to assure the people who want to vote. Get the chance to vote. President Trump continues to try to discredit mail in voting, saying without evidence it will lead to increased
Fresh "Republican Party" from WBBM Programming
"05 Saturday morning, August 15th. 2020. Good morning. Thanks for joining us. I'm Rob Hart. We have 82 degrees in Chicago. Under partly sunny skies going up to 88. Today, Times of sun and clouds Very warm and humid today could see a late day shower or thunderstorm. The five day forecast from AKI Weather coming up in 10 minutes of 10 15 at our top local story on news radio Wcbm. Former governor Jim Thompson has died, his wife said. He died shortly after eight o'clock last night. At the Shirley Ryan ability Lab in downtown Chicago. He was 84. Thompson, a Republican from Chicago, was first elected governor in 1976. He served four terms in office until leaving in 1991. That's a record in Illinois history. House Republican leader Jim Durkin tells Double BBM that Thompson love the state of Illinois was largely was larger than life. He loved meeting people He loved being part of the process. He loved the legislative process in digging in and getting things done. Governor Pritzker says Jim Thompson will be remembered as one of the Titans of Illinois State government. Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider says Thompson exemplified a state government that worked Protesters are scheduled a Martian shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway later today,.
Trump vs. the Post Office
"Concerned about funding for the U. S Postal Service, asking for an additional $25 billion president Trump and knowledge That if the post office does not get more money, it won't be ableto handle the millions of mail in ballots, which without evidence the president claims. Could lead to fraud. Former President Barack Obama slammed Trump on the campaign. H Q podcast. The Republican Party for quite some time has actively tried to discourage people's votes from counting and all kinds of ways. What we've never seen before, is President say, I'm gonna try to actively actively kneecap kneecap the the Postal Postal Service. Service. His His courage courage voting voting and and I I will will be be explicit explicit about about the the reason reason I'm I'm doing doing it it that that sort sort of of unheard unheard of. of. And And then then the the president, president, the the former president Obama tweeted, everyone depends on the USPS seniors for their Social Security veterans for their prescription small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can't be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote, then suppressing a virus shots fired. Obama urged those who can vote early in states that allow it to do so. Wins
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Safe Money with Bill Carter
"And then, like everything else he inherited. He ran it straight into the ground and on the pandemic, there's a reason it has hit America worse. Than any other advanced nation. It's because of Trump's failure to take it seriously from the start. The president wasn't wasting any time either. She is a disaster. She's going to be a disaster, I think for their party. Speaking with Sinclair Broadcast group, the president hinted how he'll handle Biden Harris. I heard actually she's the most liberal person in all of Congress, a Republican Party spokeswoman calls Harris completely controlled by the radical left. Richard CAn't Sue ABC News..
"republican party" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So over the past couple week or so. I've been trying to answer this question I have, which is a the Heller Republicans doing. Right. Now in politics I, feel like I cannot back out. Any kind of policy theory on the part of the White House or the Senate Republicans. That in any way would lead to them like either solving the problems that everybody agrees or problems like krona virus, and the fact that the economy is in a state of mid like collapse or just win the election right? They publican party is facing down a terrible election. Donald Trump is down by ten points. The the nate silver forecast came out the other day and it had Biden it's seventy one percent to win. But as nate said like that's uncertainty because of how far away the election is the election were tomorrow. The forecast would said he is a ninety three percent chance of winning. And so like if you're a Republican like, I'm not saying that means Joe Biden will win. But if you're a Republican, it means you're a bad position you don't want those to be the numbers as like what are they doing so I've been going to all these hill Republicans and people worked on the hill for Republicans at asking this question is there something I am missing? Is there like what does Mitch? What would Mitch McConnell even want if there was no Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with but with the White House like what is their feary filling? If you had let Republicans do this it's going to be better and then the you'd return them to office. and. The answer I've got an universally. Won't be very clear like I do not when I do this talk to the people representing the three most semi moderate Republicans try to talk to people like in the center of the Republican Party or even on the conservative end of it, and they've just universally said there is no plan there is total paralysis and confusion the party is not holding together the Senate leadership McConnell and others do not feel like they can even come forward with A. Plan effectively, our strategy because Donald Trump will do the opposite thing the next day. So why even bother Donald Trump's administration is split between the very conservative wing Mark Meadows no leading as chief of staff and this more pragmatic wing of Steve Nuke who had just like cut a deal Nancy Pelosi in two hours view Lendu it, and like so they have no coherence and to the Republican Party at this point at Senate wing and at its presidential wing. The. Have Theory of how to stop coronavirus. Right. There's nowhere that you will find like a paper. They all agree on that says like this is what we would do to get the virus under control. If you just let us do it in its policy where blocking everything and they don't really how this on the economy either they like have a theory of like starting where he's in trying to get it down under a trillion dollars release. That's what a lot of the Conservatives want they. All seem to think this bill GONNA become tarp two point where like after Donald trump loses if they vote for it, they'll get married out in twenty twenty, two I've. Heard this a couple of times, but it's a crazy situation like the Republican Party has nothing even though they are in charge of including report three of the four relevant institutions in government that that actually have like day to day a policy-setting power, and even though they are facing down the barrel of a terrible election because of their own governance failures like that is how messed up the party is even given all of that even given like how much they currently stand to lose. They're not able to come up with any kind of subsidy to strategy that even let some people say like we have a strategy to this thing and get America back to work. It's a wild collapse of governing capabilities. I just said, we're old now and you know I think back to the two thousand, eight election right where. He really seemed like you know the GOP was was rolling in ideologically exhausted to that race. You know like Bush had had some notions about compassionate conservatism but it was what was it John Deleo came out and he was like these guys are mayberry. Machiavelli is like they don't know what they're doing. They don't have any real faith based initiative and the economy was collapsing and the war with Iraq was a disaster and the got like. Asses kicked in that race get like Democrats at sixty. Senate seats after that election all kinds of democratic governors like the GOP was a was a mess and it seemed like man like these guys really need to rethink something. And David Fromm Road I think a good book at that time. That was like man these guys really to think something like they gotta come up with something and they didn't and it took them one year. I would say to come back and start winning governors races in New Jersey. Two years they skype control of Congress. Governorship state-led. Just got the house. Sure. Yes. The house but tons of state legislatures, right. So then after the ten census, they were able to enact the Gerrymanders they didn't. Get then Obama won in two thousand twelve. Donald trump came in and trump's ability to win that cry Mary. It reflected that same ideological exhaustion. It's like there was no like mainstream conservatives like institutionalized were like, oh no, this trump guy is terrible but like they couldn't explain. Like what was that establishment Republicans were doing like even two GOP base voters. So like some guy from reality television who which is be more racist at swept in an and one, but it didn't it didn't hold them back in any particularly practical way, and then I would say something like well fine. Maybe for electoral purposes like you don't need ideas that make sense or anybody who knows what they're doing but you're gonNA come in, it's like it's going to be really hard to govern. If you just have a bunch of idiots and like shit posters a country and I would say that view has been vindicated. Things are going very poorly for the United States of America. But I feel like.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Ric Edelman
"I think the three year experiment is over and I don't care what we paid him. It's time to say goodbye. Have him sit on the bench. Do what you gotta do, but it's time to get him out of the lineup. And let's let the little birds play and do well. I'm Dave Syria. Good afternoon. Good morning to you and look forward to a great afternoon, right here on CBS. Stay connected with stimulating talk and breaking news on talk Radio, 6 80 wcbm Baltimore on wcbm dot com. Democrats know the 2020 election will be a fraudulent Miss Ham who sell socks news that in a tweet this morning from President Trump as Democratic calls grow louder for more mail in voting this November due to the Corona virus pandemic, Democrats are looking for billions of dollars for the U. S. Postal Service, something President Trump might agree to. Democrats Republicans midway on some of their requests for the next virus relief bill. Negotiations are currently deadlocked, and members of Congress have left Washington. The president repeatedly accused Democrats off holding up funding for P P e payments for small business, additional pay for law enforcement, even additional stimulus payments for the American people. The tweets, part of a messaging bere eyes that saw the president repeatedly take to the podium at the White House, Fox says Kevin Corke Other two colleagues this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Another significant obstacle is funding for state and local governments. Final preparations are being made for next week's virtual Democratic National Convention, where Joe Biden is expected to accept his party's nomination for President Kamala Harris for vice president. Biden campaign is focusing on showing voters how their administration would address Corona virus differently than.
COVID-19 Makes Face To Face Campaigning Difficult
"Out. The vote sounds like a tired political cliche, but it really is about getting out door knocking, talking to voters face to face during a pandemic that is both hard and risky, but local campaigns in Ohio are still managing to pull it off. Here's Nick Costello with member station W. C P an idea stream. When you're a down ballot candidate that is someone not named Joe Biden or Donald Trump. You might spend the summer reminding members of the neighborhood Democratic or Republican Club that you're on the ticket to, and this year you'll have to make sure you're not on mute. Why don't we just I love for both of the people on with us right now to be able to just say a little bit more about themselves because they are running. In this election and I. This is a meeting of the Cleveland Ward 17 Democratic Club held on zoom and broadcast on Facebook Ward, 17 on the city's Westside boast Cleveland's highest voter turnout. But the club doesn't plan to bend voters ears on their doorsteps this election. Instead, they're putting their hopes and phone calls, text messages and postcards. Club member Nora Kelly is helping to lead the effort. She admits it's a big loss not to meet in person and build camaraderie and enthusiasm. Just feel the energy of other folks in the commitment that other folks have, I think is really important insurance of Breathing life into a campaign but also keeping people nursed and engaged in the process. The club printed up door hangers that say vote early, flattened the curve with a form to request an absentee ballot. Kelly says it's an effort to avoid crowded polling places and give election boards plenty of time to mail out ballots really encouraging everyone in the neighborhood extent possible did vote by mail so that folks are gonna be safe. Absentee voting became especially critical in the primary, when Cove in 19 led state officials to close polling places and extend the election in the 11th hour. That election process was wonky like I don't know a word to describe it. This summer, Dante Gibbs joined a group of volunteers to stuff packages with cloth masks, information on the census and instructions for absentee voting. They're distributing tens of thousands of these two people in the Cleveland area, he says, eh, So we really wanted to get in front of it for this next election because there were multiple stuff that you have to make. The Ohio Republican Party took its campaign digital this spring, keeping in touch with voters through phone calls, video chats and mobile app, says Chairman Jane Temkin. In June, the party ventured out to knock on doors again while taking precautions, she says. The reports I get are that people have been pretty courteous and plate and our field staff wear masks and they stand back and they're able to ask the voters questions about the upcoming election. Timken expects an increase in early and absentee voting this time around, too, and says Field staff will have absentee request forms for those who want them. I'm grateful for the technology, but you know we have A top notch field staff, and we like to call them the Buckeye Battalion. And there's none better. But for all the focus on casting ballots, early voting booths will be open in November and election boards. Air searching for people to staff polling places on Election Day. For NPR News. I'm Nick Castel in Queen.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Mike Allen
"I don't know. Well, like you talk about respect, Okay, if you want respect their friends. And I imagine you were calling Kamala. Different name. Well, I can't stand her. I don't respect her any further. I can throw her. Okay, well, that person opinion, But what I'd like to say is, I think Democratic pick it up from where we are in America right now, In what way And by that, I mean way. Have a diverse candidates. We have a right now. Wait. But is that the be all to end? All Nancy? Is that where we are now? I mean everything No matter what has got to be diverse diversity trumps everything. Competence, fairness experience. Is that really where we are? Yes, Mike. I was a career researcher, Geo demographic researcher in the pharmaceutical and consumer health care industry. Poured most of my career about 20 plus years and we did research for the federal government, the largest consumer products company and also political campaigns. I know of what I speak. This research was conducted on behalf of the federal government political campaigns over a decade ago. These fields get geo demographic changes that we're seeing or predicted. We presented our results to the largest consumer products company to the Democratic and Republican Party into the federal government for what you are seeing right now. In America is exactly what we predicted and researched over a decade ago. And you know what? I don't know that I disagree with any of that, and I'm seeing it too. That doesn't mean that I have to think it's a good thing. I I agree, Mike, I respect your opinion, and I respect you know that it's going to be go out and have the selection and fair and square. Let's also realize where we are in America today. You know the white males of minority so a majority were headed that way, Nancy and thank you for the cause of good call. Listen, she makes a valid point. I mean, you didn't hear me disagree with her. That is where we're going. In America in the year 2020 and I've got nothing against diversity. I'm for diversity, but not diversity for the sake of diversity. What about experience? What about qualifications? What about fundamental fairness Does that enter into the mix anywhere? Again. If you can accomplish those things and be divers at the same time, that's fantastic, but diversity for the sake of diversity. I don't think so. But she's right. That's where we're headed. That's going to be the brave new world again. Please don't start calling her Senate mean males. Diversity is a good thing, but not diversity, for diversity sake. And while we're on the subject of that little word diversity How's about a little diversity of thought on the college campus? I mean, that is I drank. That is one of the top five problems in this country today. That's why you got all these antifa punks out there. Burning buildings and throwing Brexit people. Anyway, You got to take a break for the news, but when we come back, I don't have a guest. So we're going to continue with your calls 7491 7800 The Big one. Mike Allen Saturday midday..
Are you going to vote?
"When I asked you. If you plan on voting, it sounds like I'm joking. But I swear I'm not, and the reason I ask is when I actually look at the numbers of people who aren't voting every year year in year out. OVER HALF OF AMERICA HALF OF VOTING AGE Americans. Is, not, they're not voting period. Half of all of our eligible voters. Aren't voting in presidential elections. In fact, the largest single bloc of voters. Non Voters. And I have to assume. That many of you who are listening right now. Maybe. Plan on voting. Maybe think that you're going to vote. But actually half of you aren't going to vote, and maybe it's that the listeners a breakdown, you all just vote and vote and vote, and maybe we're not at fifty percent. But even when you look at demographics and all of that half of all eligible voters just aren't voting. And I for my entire life have stayed away from the generic request of go vote. because. Saying to people go vote. Does. Not necessarily make change as you know, maybe, no. On April twenty first to have a brand new book out called make change and I- rail on this very point of saying this and telling people go vote is not enough. It's not enough to tell people go vote. We have to instruct people on who to vote for. Not just even on what party. But on. What position on? What person? Because saying, go vote? Might, get people in there maybe to vote for particular presidential candidate. But how is that going to help them to know who to vote for on the school board or city council or even in their local congressional race in their state legislative races? We need to become listen to me. We need to become. Highly. Informed. Super informed voters. And to be very real about it, I, mean, we are now just days away from the Iowa caucuses, but the truth is, Minnesota. Is already in early voting. Do you hear me? States that have early voting have already started. California is just a few days away now from early voting, and so we are days away. From being able to vote all over the country in in Minnesota, and other states, this week and next week are also going to begin early voting. We are about to choose the next Democratic candidate for president of United States. What are you waiting for? Who are you waiting for like? First off, there's going to be no superhero to swoop down and save us. I know you know that and I'm not trying to be facetious, but you see the candidates. Okay. You see them. You see the candidates for president make choice do not simply allow. Everybody else don't allow the media to choose for. You do not allow other voters to choose for you. Because I assure you, they may not have your best interest in mind. Go ahead, find out who is running for Congress in your community who was running for a local legislative races on the state level whatever states are in. Even. If you're outside of the United, states, who are you voting for locally regionally nationally, what are you planning on doing listen? The responsibility, this is what I want to pass over to you. The responsibility. Of, knowing who to vote for? Falls on you. It does not fall on me. It does not fall on. Your parents, your siblings, your pastor, your local activists, or organizer. The responsibility that when you live. In a democracy where you get to vote for your mayor for your district attorney for your city council person for other roles that are so pivotal when you have ballot initiatives. For. For schools for penny taxes, where sometimes they'll raise sales tax by penny, but that penny will be multiplied sometimes hundreds of millions of times with every single purchasing could completely change the roads or public works or school systems that it will go to do. You even know what ballot initiatives are going to be on the ballot in your city in your state in your county. I need you to make the commitment listen to. In some ways, this entire episode is an action steps episode I need you to make the commitment. This time. When you walk into your polling location, do you know your polling location? Are you properly registered. Let's talk about those two things for many before I. Even Pass on this responsibility to you. All you need to do right now it, there are two things are right you to be able. To Google. Am I registered to vote. And put your state. Am I registered to vote New York. M I registered to vote Georgia Minnesota California Alabama Texas. Make sure that you're registered to vote. Now put 'em I. registered to vote and they should not be this complicated M I registered to vote Democratic primary. Now, you may be listening to me, we'll shot I'm not really a Democrat I'm I'm an independent I hear that. Because all of us are often extremely frustrated with America's two party system, and there's plenty to be frustrated about the democratic, party, and and certainly about the Republican Party. But did you know that in many states including California and others some of the largest states in the country that if you are not a registered Democrat, you are not able to vote in the Democratic primary. So here again is what I need you to do. Google your name right now because many of us come upon deadlines for us to even be able to to vote in the Democratic primary, you'll miss that you won't even get to choose who the Democratic candidate for president or any position is if you don't vote in the Democratic primary, so Google this. Am I registered to vote in the Democratic primary? And then your state.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on KTLK Programming
"If Trump If the if if the RNC was in Milwaukee, and all the speakers were coming, and Trump said, I'm not coming. What would the headlines be? If there was any question about Trump's cognitive abilities right every time there's been two instances now in recent days where the Secret Service has had to protect Trump because of things going on outside of the White House, right? There was the The day of the big protests and all that, where he went in his bunker on then there was the briefing the other day when he had to be escorted out of the room. And every time that happens, right, you see Blue checkmark Twitter Bunch of lefties, CNN L. Markham. Mamic fun. Oh, security security pay. It's trump going in his bunker Ho! What a wimp right free to pee face the people. Tobias won't leave his basement enough even for the convention, where he is being nominated to be president of the United States. And it's like hands off. There has never been in my lifetime a a high profile politician, Mohr ripe for satire and parody and skits and people making fun of him. SNL type late night hosts all of these things, but they won't touch him with kid gloves. They won't even touch him at all. When, when, when Trump when Biden and Harris made their announcement the other day, right normally in a normal time, the late night shows would make some jokes that Kamala Harris is expands makes some jokes at Joe Biden's expense because they were A subject of the news story. No, no, no, no, no. What do they do? They all praised Harris talked about what a great pick it was. And then they went back to making fun of Trump And when anybody dares to go And mention or show. The gaps that Biden is made. He's given excuses. Former guests on the show do not know what in the world happened to her. I have not spoken to her in forever as C Cup which has gone completely to the dark side. I could have a motor come for S C and I would tell this to her. I I would I have respect for if Eugene if she just declared yourself a Democrat. Call yourself a Republican is just ridiculous at this point in time, But the Trump campaign put out a Biden a vital Harris campaign ad, you know, going after them, and all it is Is a montage. Of all the bidens gaffes. And SC retweeted it. It's like what if we come to what? What have we come to? It's like that's not made up. He did those things. That's how he is, and trumps the bad guy right for just playing clips for attached, Aereo buy. Well, if they have we come there making fun of Joe Pine. If Saturday night Live did that drew if they did, if they had, I don't know who would end up. I don't know who's on Saturday Night Live the when they did it during the debates when they when they were doing the DNC debates. Joe Biden was played by Zeddicus Jason today. Okay, so Jason Sudeikis did a modern day today Joe Biden and just Rift. Off of the way. Joe Biden speaks on camera and all that they would go after SNL. They would go after today, Cus. They would probably acknowledged that Biden's got the gas and they would say it's just It's not right for you to go and make fun of an individual dealing with certain things. I mean, the give him every pass conceivable. Apparently, the only thing SNL could find amusing about Joe Biden when Jason Sudeikis was playing him during the DNC debates was that he has teeth. That was that appeared to be the go back teeth, Jason. He wore these big fake white. Very, very bright teeth, okay? That was the job. That was it. That's that. That's but that's as much fun as you're allowed to make of Joe Biden. Number three, Trump has announced a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Amory. It's no news Tio from Fox News. He announced this yesterday of what he called the this historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying that they agreed to full normalization of relations. Yes, but Trump did it so the Democrats are against peace. Much they come out. They have taken a firm. Think that's clear there. There the anti peace party with you? Yeah. Yeah, I think I think they actually embraced that. Look at Portland. Yeah. Look. Att America. Look at look at Minneapolis Trump tweeted yesterday morning. Huge breakthrough today a historic peace agreement between our two great friends. Israel and the United Arab Emirates. President and and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates released a joint statement on Thursday after the three spoken agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Sidebar on this really quick was gonna point this out. It's Friday. I don't care. Um, wait did to the next time we have Katie Pavlich John, right? Because you know she she's been to Israel many times. Think her husband was He lived there They met in Israel. No if he was born and raised there, but certainly he was. He was living there at the time. Is it just me or like every time I see the president The president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I go. I thought he had voted out. It seems like every six months there's an election in Benjamin Netanyahu was on the brink of being voted out. And then the story pops up and he goes. Oh, he's still the So the prime minister, I completely ignorant on the subject. I don't follow Israeli politics. Yes. Oh, but I just lied. You said that I went Oh, I thought like it seems like at least once or twice a year. He's in the middle of an election. He's going to get booted. And yet his remains. Yeah. Maybe I should just Google, perhaps rather than wait to have Katie on. During the next segment. Unless I have to talk about Homestead Road, I'll do that. Thanks, guys. Katie, can you explain All of Israel's relations is a very John Google alert the same and said that this diplomatic breakthrough is at the request of President Trump and that Israel Will suspend it, declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the president's vision for peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world. Trump is like the first president since I don't know, since. I don't know, since at least Reagan no new foreign conflicts initiated under President Trump's term, not not a single one. Wow peace agreements made with with Israel and its allies. You know his historic significant Middle East peace agreements reached Under Trump. You've got an entire establishment Republican and Democrat that have been in charge of this government for years and years and years decades that had been saying over and over that they're going to do this. They can get this done that they they understand the situation there. They understand the dynamics and they could make it happen. People that have spent their entire careers in various levels of bureaucratic government that have been trying to work on these things and never, ever, ever gotten it done. And then this New York real estate billionaire reality TV show star Gets in office and suddenly all these things are about are able to happen. We're having summits and sitting down with hostile leaders in North Korea peace agreements are being made in the Middle East. And Obama got a Nobel Peace prize before he was even inaugurated..
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, discusses new book "The Lie That Binds"
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate on this episode, have a conversation with the hogue, the president of Nero Pro, choice America, and he joins me to discuss her new book. The lie that binds it's really an incredible book and it chronicles how abortion rights of all from being a non-partisan backburner issue to a central 'cause champion by conservatives in the radical, right. This is really one of those books that I have to read twice. It's that informative. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Elise. Hogue. leasehold welcome to the cast. Thank you so much. You're. So before we jump into your book, I want us to talk about something because I recently learned that you were from Texas and that really my inches because I'm also from the South I'm from Memphis Tennessee, and I was reading one of your interviews where you'd said that you wanted to leave Texas because Uber afraid that you'd be bored and that was something like totally relate to. Manila it was sort of. Knew that there was a being rolled out there and I wanted to. It be challenged in You don't both my own horizons, but also different people different people think and act and. I am so privileged grateful to have been able to do that. You know I have to admit, and you may relate to this as being from a have A. Of defensiveness when it comes to people bashing Texas, they're such amazing people. They're they're such amazing within their and during such good work, and you can't judge inspired leaders. You have to judge us by Jordan Molly ivins in grammar yards and Janice Joplin for goodness. Sake. Now. There's just and that's true everywhere where there's adversity, there are amazing women trying to make a better future to Tennessee. It's true taxes in needs recognized. That is absolutely true. I FEEL DEFENSIVE ABOUT MEMPHIS TO MEMPHIS. Amazing. You know have Bill Street. Yeah. There's some things that I wanted to get to and that's where I connected with you because I was like, yes, I understand that needs to escape. But yet you know having these strong ties to my hometown It's. US You know and I always say at in calm from a reproductive rights background at came to it, and part of that is my experience in Texas in watching Texans in particularly poor people in taxes in rural people in Texas I'm being the canaries in coalmines of these rearrested policies that use reproductive oppression disenfranchise. So I really love this book because I've read some bit of this history in different books over time, and you just put it together into end. So well, right and I. I think one of the things about the Republican. Party. That happens I think we have these debates in the media when people talk about it as we just accept the Republican. Party. As is right without kind of thinking about how they got here or the illogic of their kind of overarching philosophy because a lot of it doesn't really make sense. Right. But you know when you read your book, the Republican Party today is not the way that it used to be like it's not recognisable from. Prior, to nineteen seventy right you at one Haley. How they kind of cobbled together this coalition of these disaffected smaller groups. You know these Democrats, who weren't happy with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and know some religious groups. So what were some of these initial groups in that coalition? Awkward it was a little bit. The opposite, right that every every political party has factions. There's no question about it, but you know as as the sort of book opens, you do see Jerry Falwell senior, who, subsequently passed and Paul and at small set a really fundamental as they call themselves dominion. It S, which means they believe God gave digging into white men over systems, elliptical, economic social systems, and. Our. Country, whereas before they had to do very much Mansi in short all the sudden is rich move mad. The Women's Liberation Movement is really challenging total control over power systems in the country and they mobilized to political action fighting school desegregation and. It's a long long story. You see throughout the book is that. An establishment GOP, which you still have any conservatives who still had social liberals in fiscal conservatives, they were not finding enough to hang together in related. People who hadn't been voting band goals were building over ten. Maybe we should add up and there was crew rate and they got more and more halt on a constituency within their electoral coalition that increasingly represented a small small action in the country in their views and they. Title, they were making deals with the devil and they. You know what? If anything can prince is that the artifice around abortion which seemed great to that at the time and I'm sure we'll discuss. Because one place where were toweling. Stream minority and they knew they didn't have public pain on their side. So it was a constant balancing act and what ended up happening is these radicals increasingly over to the party with each subsequent election, and trump is the ultimate manifestation of that.
"republican party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"What trump was right about that a lot of the Republicans were wrong about was that tax cuts were not at the core of the deal. But. Let me ask something about this cowardice issue because. you talked to some of the people I just mentioned your conversion on this has been pretty public, but but Republicans and. Very few people understand themselves as cowards pride that has never somebody's through. That is never somebody self-conception. So when you talk to people who are remain in the Republican Party in good standing working to pass its bills and so on. And they agree with you Donald. Trump and disagree with you on your thoroughgoing conversion on their party is and represents what argument do they make you? What how do they describe themselves? Method. Great Question. One of the things you hear a lot is understand it would be much worse if I wasn't here. So. Upset I'm GonNa Start going out and saying stopping alien invasion yesterday because with obviously weren't invaded. I figured full credit they just focused own whatever it is. They think justifies donald trump whatever their little pet. Issues maybe it's tax cuts maybe a judges maybe it's this grant or something what it is at its core though is just An addiction to power for power's sake. Because there's power for no definable purpose. This is why I look at the Party and I really call it a cartel. Now why does Republican Party existed? It exists. That's like OPEC nobody says, what is the higher moral purpose of package to sell? What an Arco curtails do they sell nope and I I don't think that you can articulate what it means to be a conservative what it means in any logical defensible sense if just totally collapsed. And they wouldn't let go they. Would I don't understand it but you're in Elections Guy Stuart this is how you elect. Republicans. I mean this is one of the things you and I've actually talked about this before maybe we're going to reprise a bit of it but. It is striking to me. That Kevin McCarthy and the House. That Mitch McConnell the Senate seemed to have no clear idea. Of. What. Set of policy decisions made right now. Would get them and their members re elected and further empowered in November if there is no. Democratic. House majority to negotiate with I have no idea what they do. They don't know and if and to the extent they do where they talk about corporate liability on Cova and cutting unemployment benefits for people. It's electoral poison. So people keep saying that are publicans want to do is elect more Republicans. But what they are doing a suicidal, they can read the polls Joe. Biden is up by nine to ten points. This isn't working and yet none of them are changing course. So three Republican Party exists to elect Republicans, but the hell is doing our think it's dying is what it's doing what Lehman brothers existed to make money and it died. To me, it's a lot of similarities to subprime mortgage crisis and the Republican Party it's easier to predict how it into long it takes just because the fundamentals are so flawed. But you've just really nailed fairburn check Elizabeth Smart Elizabeth. Warren has a coherent of government. You can hate it you can love it. You can put you can argue with it, she'll defend it and so do so in an intelligent way. Nobody can do that on the right. With. Any credibility at all? And that's what I'm saying that there's a total collapse. As compared to the collapse of OBI communism in the Soviet Union what was communism I mean what it said it was what it was just so different, it's just finally collapsed. And I don't think that we've seen anything like this. Certainly, modern political history on American arguably American history. There's nothing I. Mean it's it's epitomized by the trump campaign. It has no policy guys for President United States. He got asked easiest question in the world. What do you want to do with President by Sean Hannity? He couldn't remotely answer and none of the Republicans can remotely answer and I agree with you. It is an absolute among other factors killing the party, which is why how many new republicans are being attracted to the party? Not Nanny a lot more being driven out. You know they're they're losing five dollars on every sale and hoping to make it up by him. And it's It's only gonNA. Get. Worse. I saw the statistic is just absolutely floored me Americans fifteen and under the majority are non whites. The thing about that I mean the odds are good. They're going to be eighteen in non white. And what does that mean for the Republican Party? It's just a death nail. So I think used to the Republican Party is what national is what happened in California? It went from being. A beating heart of the Republican Party and the electoral citadel. To third place and I think you're still going to have a Republican Party, but until the changes. Until the party has some central quiet existence from policy. That is rational. That improve. People's lives. I think it's just going to be. adapted. Just a question of how long does that Death Terry? How much is the Republican Party held in current place by space and by that I mean this. Let's say Donald Trump loses big in twenty twenty. And then it's twenty, twenty, four, maybe even twenty, twenty eight. And the Republican. Party. No is it needs to follow some version of the autopsy and so. Does it nominate Senator Tim Scott? Or Marco Rubio do you think it could nominate somebody dramatically different on race on their approach to demographically changing America Than Donald? Trump. At the base with let them do that no, and if they did would even work. No absolutely not. I talked about this in the book I went back and reread George Bush's acceptance speech in two thousand. And it reads like a document from wall civilization. It's all about humility service compassion. That person couldn't win fifteen percents with that message Republican primary, and here's like a really telling John of this. So there's really two. Republican Party out there. We don't ever talk about it, but there are these very successful Gardiner's in blue states. So there's Larry Hogan Maryland till Scott here in Vermont Charlie. Baker. Massachusetts. I worked Paul guys so. Normally. The party look at them and go look they're winning in these states. If we could win these states, we never be defeated. But just ignored but here's the really telling point. These governors cannot control their own state party. They can't pick a state party chairman. There trump people. I mean that was unheard of a governor can't pick on take party charity again. But it just shows the degree to which trump is. Has Infiltrated the party and I don't think it goes away easily. I think it's the equivalent of what happened with African Americans. In sixty four you could of made a case that they would come back some numbers. Because of cultural conservatism faith entrepreneurship. They didn't. And I think the same things happening. So what does trump space trump's base? College educated whites. Which is the Fastest, shrinking large demographic in America. And there's just a complete phoniness stall this. So look who's going to run in twenty twenty four like say take Josh Hall. So, here's a guy went to Stanford taught it sink Georgia's in London founded in the fourteenth something. What the? Law School wrote a really nice little biography of Teddy Roosevelt when he was twenty-eight Theo, university press published and he's running against the elites. It's really Josh. You're really GonNa do I mean Stanford Yale Georgia's..
U.S. Postal Service loses $2.2 billion in 3 months as virus woes persist
"Turning to the U. S Postal Service following a sweeping reorganization and amid worries about on time delivery of Baylin ballots for the upcoming election, the head of the U. S. P s Spoke publicly for the first time since taking the job nearly two months ago. NPR's Dave Mystics reports that the Postal Service remains beleaguered as a krone virus pandemic has added two already existing financial problems. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy told members of his board Friday that the agency has lost $2.2 billion in three months, and they're bracing for losses of up to 20 billion over two years. The joy also defended the decision to focus on what he says are operational inefficiencies, including imposing a strict limit on overtime. Still yet, he says the agency has quote ample capacity to deliver all election male securely and on time. Democrats and some Republicans have expressed concern over how staffing changes may affect delivery times, especially given the high number of ballots expected to be cast by mail due to the ongoing pandemic. DeGioia supporter of Trump's 2016 campaign in the Republican Party took over the post in June.
Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit
"In Nevada, the State Republican, Party, and Republican National Committee sued, Clark County officials in June in part over their plan to mail absentee ballots to quote an active voters and president trump threaten further legal action just yesterday after the governor of that State Steve This lack signed a bill ensuring that all the citizens in state can vote by mail November a very common sense approach when it might be dangerous to go to the polls. In. Fact, the RNC now lists a total seventeen states were they in the trump campaign are engaged in legal battles related to in voting and other ways that they say Democrats are assaulting the integrity of their elections. Of course, assaulting terror elections meeting here making sure people can vote. This is a full concerted effort by the entire ministration and crucially the Republican Party. Whether they like trump or Nada they will eyes are nodded hickeys uncouth a whole Party to. The legitimacy of the election to cast aspersions on voting by mail and attempt to. Bar People from voting by mail. All why were in a deadly pandemic that has killed almost one hundred and sixty thousand of our fellow Americans.
Trump casts doubt on mail voting while his campaign promotes it
"So we have a new phenomena. It's called mail in voting. We you send your. Zillow wall terms of the kind of millions and millions of ballots I'd never. Big? Issue the. Bigger, massively, bigger voting by mail has become a huge issue for president trump's reelection campaign president, trump talks about his lack of confidence in the system all the time, even though his own campaign is encouraging voting by mail that came up in his axios, on HBO interview, with Cheap Political correspondent Jonathan Swan, honestly don't understand this topic with regard. The Republican Party has an extremely well-funded vote by mail program. You'll campaign puts out emails telling people to vote. By Mauro, daughter-in-law, lower trump. She'd row causing California saying it's safe and secure mail inviting. Margaret Talev is our White House in politics editor. She's been studying this issue of what Americans including the president think about and votes. The President is certainly trying to whip up concerns that say absentee or mail and opportunities are rife with fraud. There's really no evidence to suggest that that's true. But what are the rest of Americans thinking one important thing to start with will overwhelmingly people want vote by mail or they at least one absentee voting across party lines Republicans as well. Support Absentee voting. But again, there are some states where you need a reason to. To cast the absentee ballot, there are some states where mail in voting is not an option, and so it's really a mixed bag. Here's the second thing you need to know the most recent axios Ipsos poll comes out today in in it. Americans are sharply divided on whether or not. They think voting in person is dangerous and a pandemic we found the Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to worry about voting in person. That's like going to the voting booth on election day casting a ballot, nearly two thirds of Democrats saying that they think it's It's a larger moderate risk independence or not far behind their right up there with them. Instead that leads us to the third thing. You need to know about this issue, just because many Democrats and independents say they're worried about voting doesn't mean they won't vote the recent protests are good example of how this could play out. That's absolutely what we saw in the demonstrations earlier in the spring, we saw the very same people were out demonstrating, telling us in the poll much more. So than everyone else that they thought that it was risky to protest so. So the question is, do you think it's worthwhile? Is it worth the risk that you're taking and another question is, do you feel that you can protect yourselves with things like a mask and gloves in the case of those protests over the killing of George Floyd we disproportionally those demonstrators say they were masking up? So if people are motivated to vote and they believe that their vote is worth taking a risk and they believe that they can mitigate their risk with the mask and gloves or with going in person early, they're much more likely to vote.
Obituary: Herman Cain
"Herman Cain helped define the American black conservative movement. He also set the stage for trump by Philip Elliott. Herman. CAIN remembered the nineteen ninety-six moment that changed his political trajectory as clearly as any in his life. The businessman was advising Jack Kemp's vice presidential campaign and accompanied the boss to the iconic Sylvia's soul food restaurant in Harlem for an event a man in the crowd shouted out to Kane and colleagues Black Republicans, there's no such thing. The. Same Man in canes telling called them Uncle Toms. The episode. So angered Kane that when he got home from that campaign swing, he switched from a registered independent to a card carrying member of the Republican. Party and over the next quarter century, the child of the segregated south became one of the best known black Republicans in the country briefly rising to be his party's presidential front runner for the two thousand twelve nomination and remaining one of the most quotable stars in conservative media. So committed to his party's stick it in the I e host was Cain that he flew to Tulsa. Oklahoma for President Donald, trump's first return to the campaign trail after one hundred thousand US corona virus deaths despite dire warnings from public health experts at that endure rally on June twentieth the stage four colon cancer survivor posed for pictures without wearing a mask and sat in the packed stands with fellow fans of the president on June twenty-ninth Cain tested positive for the corona virus. On July second, his aides announced he had been hospitalized while fighting the disease his twitter account continued to criticize mask wearing and to promote unproven endorsements of hydroxy. On. July. Thirtieth CAIN aides announced he had died from the White House trump attributed the death to the thing called the virus cain among the most prominent Americans to die during this pandemic who was seventy four In many ways, Kane and trump were cut from the same cloth neither had been elected to any political post before running for the White House, both delighted in needling the Republican Party's establishment and the mainstream press they shot from the hip campaigned in slogans and didn't much care to learn the details. Both men were dogged by allegations of sexual affairs and inappropriate behavior, and both denied the allegations they proved disqualifying for Kane who ended his bid in December twenty eleven under intense scrutiny. But they did not derail trump just one election cycle. Later, they were also both savvy exploiters of the media. In saying things they knew would provoke outrage and thus amplify the celebrity at the core of their bids indifference toward if not hostility against what had come before was a cornerstone of their strategy, not a flaw. CAIN was born in Memphis in nineteen forty-five to a domestic worker mother and a janitor father when his dad was hired to be the chauffeur for the head of coca-cola, the family moved to Atlanta where cain would graduate from Morehouse College. He then completed his graduate studies at Purdue University after civilian service in the navy from there Kane moved from engineer to executive with Pillsbury and its subsidiaries of Burger King and Godfather's pizza where he would be its CEO. In nineteen, Eighty Eight, he oversaw Godfather's. From, Pillsbury throughout the same time yelled positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. That part of his resume lead trump to consider cane for a position in his administration a move that drew dissent from fellow Republicans who were not eager to revisit the allegations against Kane for three years. Kane led the national. Restaurant Association a lobbying arm for the industry that paid settlements to at least two women who detailed canes unwanted advances. His was not a typical career in his post. CEO Years Cain became a sought after motivational speaker and unsuccessful presidential candidate in two thousand and a Senate one in two thousand four. As, the tea party movement started to organize after Barack Obama's election to the White House. Kane emerged as one of its strongest spokespeople when the twenty twelve election cycle began kane decided to run the scrappy est of campaigns focused on untrue additional travel schedule that often seemed more like a book tour than an organizing effort. His novel nine, nine nine tax plan proposing a nine percent corporate business flat tax, a nine percent personal income flat tax and a nine percent national sales tax drew I rolls from economists but curiosity from voters. Antipathy toward front runner Mitt Romney proved sufficient to give cain a chance to rise in the late summer and fall of twenty eleven until his personal life just proved too much. But he didn't shrink from podcast life. Instead he became a ubiquitous voice and reliable critic of Democrats
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Negotiations continue in Washington over the next pandemic relief bill, there appear to be not just major differences between Democrats and Republicans, but also disunity in the Republican Party on their proposal. Meanwhile, emergency unemployment benefits expire on Friday, Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland joins us now, Senator Welcome, Jeremy. Good to be with you. Well, before we get to the pandemic relief. I gotta ask you about some big news this morning. The president says he plans to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany. A move that our allies are concerned will weaken NATO. Trump has accused Germany of not spending enough on shared defense. What's your reaction to that? This is a terrible move. It undermines the credibility of the NATO alliance. It calls into question our commitment to our NATO allies. This is exactly the thing that will cause Vladimir Putin to pop champagne or vodka bottles in Moscow, and it's the exact wrong direction to go. Do you have any sense of why the president is doing it? Well, he is said from the beginning that he questions NATO and the utility of the Alliance and Sadly, we're now seeing that sentiment put into action. Some of his supporters keep trying to say Well, he didn't really mean it. He really does support NATO. But now we're seeing actions that indicate that, hey, is not a strong support of the alliance, and he is taking actions that Essentially bring smiles to the faces of our adversaries on and great here to our allies. Let me ask you about the relief bill. How much are you willing to compromise in other Democrats willing to compromise with Republicans to get something passed? Before some of these benefits run out. One of the critical issues is whether there should be an extra $600 of weekly unemployment benefits, which is what Democrats want or Republicans have been proposing to $100. Well, the loss of $400 per week for struggling families is going to be devastating. I mean, their bills have not stopped their rent payments have not stopped. Their mortgage payments are Not on hold, so we need to maintain a large level of support. Are we willing to sit down and talk with our Republican colleagues about this? Of course, But We've been waiting two months in two weeks now since the House passed its bill on now we get this proposal from Republicans that's totally inadequate does not extend the eviction moratorium has not a penny for state and local government. Does not create additional funds for the nutrition programs s O. This is totally inadequate to the needs that are out there in the country. Do you need all those things in a bill in order to support it? Well, we need the basic elements of a proposal of a response that meets the needs of the people who are hurting most around the country and we need to Address both the health aspect and make sure that we have adequate testing, which the Republican bill does not provide for because they don't have a mechanism to increase the supply. And we need a robot safety net for people who were Hurting through no fault of their own, and the Republican bill provides. Neither
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"For more on the status of the next Corona virus relief package were joined by Bloomberg News Congressional reporter Eric Watson, Eric Watson, We heard. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that his members air all over the lot on the next relief bill. How does that this unity compared to Democrats? And what does that mean? As these negotiations come down to the wire and relief program start to expire? Well, I think Nancy Pelosi to have speaker and Chuck Schumer Senate Majority leader Really looking at this is giving them leverage. You know, if the car can get 51 members on board, you know, he really is is not showing a lot of muscle a star being behind this proposal of closely highlight that in a late on Monday. I'm just saying that they're in complete disarray, and we are seeing evidence of that. There was a Republican lunch on Tuesday and a lot of numbers came out there. Not comfortable with the $1 trillion price tag there not comfortable with lot of Parisians in here, and I think they're really looking to re establish their sort of deficit hawks on the CDs that we saw Republican Party The Paul Ryan era before Trump came along the base itself. One remind viewers and listeners what's in that $1 trillion Republican plan, the Heels act as it's called, Yeah, it's really about eight part plan and it's got a lot of different moving parts to the main part of the are a direct famous stimulus of $1200 per person making up to 75. Dollars that is almost exactly modeled on the March proposal that went out of most Americans was also an extension of the settlement. Unemployment insurance benefits, But not these six. Another level that we're seeing currently would lower to about $200 for two months and then have states come completed complex calculation to figure out And make sure people only getting a maximum 70% of their previous wages and status. It is difficult to implement that bill would give him another two much waver if they're having trouble also build more money for, you know, testing for education. 2/3 of the $70 billion for education tied School's reopening and Democrat Tristan. This is using a stick approach, and Trump is endangering the welfare of Children. It's really seeing that and plus their liability protection. This is Mitch McConnell's top Ah, ah, asking. This is to protect businesses from lawsuits if they reopen the coronavirus, and that's what he's going to be interesting on in any final. Billy's reiterated that again this week. And why is it his top? Asked. He made sure to emphasize that today it was the one part of the program that he briefly brought up after that Senate lunch that you that you attended in reporting on very closely aligned with the Chamber of Commerce. Half of Republicans, This is business concerns. A really raising this worry about trial lawyers coming in and making ah little money off a class action lawsuits and so forth things. They also an impediment to re opening businesses are concerned. With Jim Louie Vito are or regular office of having people see that they were less likely to tipping hired workers pass that his point of view that is diagnosis of the current situation, Democrats say Instead, let's have OSHA. Let's have the Occupational safety and Hazard. I'm sorry Health Administration come up with a strong standard of clear standard and you know companies get through. They could cite that they're complying with OSHA standards. You know, it is providing protective equipment and barriers and other social distancing measures. And that would solve the problem. I think you have some kind of compromise here. But there's big elements. This proposal from Republicans of shifting lawsuits from the states where torture normally handled to the federal government. And Democrats are loath to do that you mentioned compromised. Democrats air pushing their $3.5 trillion Heroes Act was passed in the house back in May 208 votes to 199 votes. Republicans, of course, pushing this $1 trillion plan, but it was Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, who today said I think there's a lot here to agree on. Where could be the lines of agreement? Well, it's it's officially if you have got two numbers here, and it's going to end up somewhere in between. That's what you know what Republicans are nervous about. You know, they're saying, we're start. Our opening day is not zero. It's one trillion is going to end up two trillion or more fear on that from Republican side. I think Democrats are hopeful. There are things in their provisions in there, bill, whether it's an Internet or water that probably could be tightened, taking care of elsewhere that's often been talked about today potential. Deal later on with Trump, especially, he's realized about infrastructure. So, um, it would be a priority for the bride administration, and he has the only thing that they can do and deal with later. They're more nice to have and have tohave. I think for Democrats really won the key one that's missing in that Republican president nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments. You know when the shutdown happen, revenue really dried up for a lot of these local and state governments, and there's they're facing the possibility of millions of people being laid off in the public sector. So Democrats are pushing out their top ask and, you know, I don't know if Republicans are hard, fast against that. Maybe there's a compromise there
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Meanwhile, the Corona virus relief package signed months ago is about to expire. Senate Republicans hope to have their proposal ready tomorrow so they can start negotiating with House Democrats on a new relief bill. Time is of the essence. Millions of Americans are out of work and infection numbers continue to grow with the November election just 100 days away. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins me now. Good morning, Mara. Hi Sarah. Eviction protections for some renters have already run out and enhance unemployment benefits. And Friday, how is the current state of the pandemic affecting this latest relief bill? Well, I think was out of the relief bill wouldn't be happening at all. Remember, it wasn't long ago that Republicans thought maybe they wouldn't need another relief bill. But just like President Trump has been bowing to reality, canceling the Jacksonville Republican Convention, changing his tune unmasks, acknowledging that in some hot spot schools may not be ableto. Open in person. Republicans on Capitol Hill are agreeing Now there is a need for another relief bill. You said House Democrats have already passed their own version. Now Republican senators have to figure out what they want. There's been a lot of internal dissent inside the Republican Party. How big should unemployment benefits be etcetera, But Mitch McConnell did say on Friday, he's the Republican leader in the Senate that hopefully we'll be able to pass something in the next two or three weeks. That's not soon enough for a lot of
Mnuchin: Coronavirus aid package coming
"Ocean says Republicans will roll out the next Kobe at 19 aid package, and correspondent Kristen Holmes says it could come as soon as Monday. Republicans are still fractured. What the proposal will actually look like for that next stimulus deal. This isn't some negotiation between Democrats and Republicans. This's still going on within the Republican Party. White House administration officials split with Senate Republicans over details of this bill Well, the Corona virus has
85 Infants Test Positive For Covid-19 Coronavirus In Texas County
"Officials officials reporting reporting 174 174 new new death death the the most most in in the the day day since since the the krone krone outbreak outbreak began. began. In In New New Essex Essex County, County, Corpus Corpus Christi. Christi. What's What's where where it's it's located located 85 85 infants infants under the age of one testing positive for folk over 19 more from Ed Lavandera right wing of the Republican Party here in Texas has been highly critical of the governor for this mask mandate some people calling it unconstitutional. The governor has gone on and spoken to that group. And said Just the opposite. That mass mandate is constitutional. He has the authority to issue it. And not only that, is that essentially, he's saying it is the only thing keeping him from shutting down the Texas economy. He's too soon represented. Sylvia Garcia spoke to ABC News, calling it a sad state of affairs in Texas governor has failed to order a shut down, he failed to early order of mask law across the state. He's not given the local officials inflexibility do what they need to do in their own cities in their own cut county, So the mayor's absolutely right. We need to do more officials there gave public schools the okay to keep our campus is closed for more than five million kids well into the fall. Winds. News time. 3 25
Federal Judge Rules Houston Should Not Have Barred Texas GOP In-Person Convention
"A judge rules in favor of the Texas State Republican Party holding it in person convention, but officials say they will now continue with convention online. Brian GAN reports TEXAS Republicans air sticking with a virtual convention even though a federal judge Says they can hold it in Houston in person. She called last week's cancellation of violation of the GOP's First Amendment rights. A party official says they're continuing with plans to do it online to make it easier for delegates to
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Have not gone to the Republican voters against trump website. Please do that because it really has better answers for many of you. Who write to US saying? How do I talk to my relatives than we do when you hear people in their own words, saying I voted for trump and twenty sixteen. Here's why here's where I am today and those people are hugely diverse group of individuals speaking with a lot of sincerity humility. It's it's a really compelling case that they're making so. Be sure to check their workout so both after we talked about them. What do you think the future of the Republican Party looks like? Not Optimistic So someone like me is gone right I'm not. I can't imagine a version of the Republican Party in my lifetime that I go back to. Because as bill, Kristol said in an op-ed on Thursday. Realistically rebuilding the GOP after trump loss would have to involve many of the people who have enabled propped up supported Donald Trump, and that's not something that is ever going to work for him. And I think none of those people are going to allow the Tim, Miller's and the Project Lincoln guys and the Sarah Long Wells back into the fold to help them rehabilitate. Animosity between those groups and so. My feeling is that maybe a third option emerges, or maybe it just becomes about what it means to be Democrats you know. For me if being a Democrat means that I get to support people like amy McGrath. MJ Hager Abigail Span. Burger lists Lockin I'm good. I can have some disagreements here and there, but I'm satisfied and I feel represented and I feel comforted that we have those kind of competent serious professionals people with a deep understanding of security people who have a demonstrated ability to work across the aisle when it matters. That feels really good to me. So I think more depends on what happens in the Democratic Party in some ways to the emergence of that third party. Then what happens on the GOP side because I'm just not sure there's any. Capable Movement on the GOP side. There's also this important wing of the Democratic Party. Who thinks all those people that I just listed are not progressive enough, right so where that other option comes from I don't know. And I think that's okay I'm K- being an I don't know period. Yeah I mean I think that the truth is the future of the Republican. Party is hard to talk about without the future of the entire Party system and I think that a third party alternative could definitely come up on the Progressive List. just as much as it could. come up from the Republican side of the aisle. I don't think that there is a way to rehabilitate the. Party post trump because I think much of what led to trump was baked in. He was a manifestation of some real toxicity within the Republican party within the. They were making too particularly rural voters older voters that fear based argument. And I don't know how you turn from that I don't think it's impossible I would hate to see the party of Lincoln. Become a historical side note, but it wouldn't be the first time in American history probably won't be the last so. I think the attachment. We have to the party's needs to just you know. Loosen a bit. They shift in change over time. We might still call them Democrats and Republicans, but they look very different than they looked even fifty years ago and that's okay. And I think third party you know as we talk about in our assistant Siri ranked choice. Voting could really open up lanes for. More parties and I. think that we need as our country gets bigger, and as the future gets more complicated. The idea that we could only have two choices just not realistic. There needs to be space for centrists. There needs to be safe space for true progresses. There needs to be space for small government conservatives I'm in the I. Just don't see that right now and I. Don't see how that is possible after the damage Donald. Trump has done to the Republican Party. It almost seems more likely to me that that third option would be a progressive party. Just because they are sort of a personality driver, you know the progressive left seems much more likely to organize an activate and develop that sense of okay. We're in this together. We're doing it. Let's go then people like me and I think that's okay. I mean part of what this has taught me about myself and I. Don't know if this can be relevant to anyone but me. But I can only speak for me so here I am the what I've learned about. Myself is like I. Just am not a person who has a strong sense of affiliation. I'm not I. Don't need a party. It was not difficult for me to vote for Evan mcmullan because I didn't feel like I owed that. The Republican Party my vote in two thousand sixteen. It's not difficult for me to vote for Joe Biden because I. Don't find voting for a Democrat to be like some repulsive with out of body act. I'm okay being a centrist and kind of floating around. I'm much more likely to be devoted to an issue like criminal justice reform that sometimes is better represented by one party, and sometimes the other, but you stay the course on this issue, because this issue has like a coherent philosophical underpinning that that is much more my personality than getting involved in a party at any level I just I. Don't see a future for myself. being influential in government in that way, because I just I'm not wired that way, and that's fine like we talk about on the show all the time. It takes all kinds in order for all kinds to do their best work. People like me need to say. Cool like I shouldn't be in charge because I. Don't have that I. Don't have that thing and how can I best influence and support the people who do have that thing that's that's the bigger question. Well Join US next week as we start asking really big questions about citizenship. With our how to be a citizen series, we'll have lots of extras and bonuses on Patriae on. Ant until Tuesday keep jaw. PNC politics is pretty spice studio, D podcast.
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"A group of voters that maybe voted for Donald Trump last time, but still really consider themselves conservative Republican, and they just voted against Hillary. And maybe we can help. Persuade them to just throw their vote away. The that's a plus one Joe Biden Right, and then you've gotTa Gruber suburban people that last time maybe said I'm GONNA. Vote for Evan mcmullan now we can move them over to Joe Biden. That's a plus one for Joe Biden. Nets the same. You know talking to these trump voters. That's what we call it. Republican voters against trump, and why it was a very specific name because we want to be able to track these folks. It's still really Kinda. Consider themselves Republicans and Conservatives. Were you think about the the scorched earth from Project Lincoln this sort of let's take their up the Senate to. I can't decide if it is necessary to a torch this house in order to save it, or if if the more hey, you know, stick with your Congress people, but let's get trump out, and then we'll take the next step from there is is a better approach. It's a tough one right. Because here's my problem is I th Donald Trump to me is so atrocious on his face, and he so unfit, and he's doing so much damage to the fabric of our country that like the idea that you think Donald. Trump should serve another term. Office is disqualifying thing I think from in supporting. You ever again is just such a bad. Bad Judgment Call I needed. You know it's one thing to say well. We disagree on what the tax rates should be. Are you know which months we should start to restrictions on abortion or you know they're all regulation? They're all these issues. I think we can all disagree in good faith. Your judgment has demonstrated to be so bad if you think that Donald Trump. Should be the president for another four years so. I feel that way on on one side on the other side. You know I just I. Don't think that it's realistic. You know it's kind of wish casting. We're GONNA SCALP all these guys and start new with a new moderate diverse Republican Party. so I think it will have to be a case-by-case basis and I think the reality is the Republican Party is going to have a trump imprint on it for a while, and and maybe people like me aren't part of that, and so you know I think that everybody who's been part of this should be held accountable for the fact that they were. were part of it, but I think this idea that we're gonNA. Just you salt the earth and take over the party with a bunch of never trump rhinos is pretty is pretty wishful. Thinking best well, and it's just like what should be your top priority Susan. Collins or the new class of Cunanan Congressional representative coming our way. You know I I don't know. I don't know what the biggest threat. Yeah, yeah I, mean from my perspective like trump trump trump trump trump. I get rid of trump and then deal with the rest later. I totally understand the perspective. It's like all these folks have to pray have bought lost. That that resonates with me, but I'm focused on. Well I wonder too. I'm a person. You described so I voted for Evan mcmullan then. I became a Democrat. And I think probably for a generation people people like me. The security moms are gone. They're out and so maybe maybe we just don't come back. Do you think that means something new builds? Yeah, look. I think that what we saw in two thousand eighteen was a lot of folks that were maybe the Evan mcmullen crowd. Already basically switch sites. united became Democrats in the midterms. the there I some counter examples to that You know there definitely has been a magnet. For some folks who you know, look at the squad and all these random cultural issues and decide that that that Donald Trump is somebody they can stomach. That, but for the most part of these third party voters moved in twenty eighteen, and so when you look at the electorate, this time I think this is under appreciated. Joe Biden can win this election without winning one obama-trump voter back without adding one African American voter or young voter in the urban centers in these swing states. That didn't vote for Hillary all yesterday is win the. Voters last time looked at both candidates and said I'm sitting this one out and. Yeah you got great. Yes! If you look at Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin, there's a hundred thousand plus voters, all those states who last time who are not traditional third party voters who last time just sat at out by Ivine wins those folks. He's the president. So. It is a super important slice of the electorate that I think it's. A little lost in the media coverage as compared to you know the vaunted. You Know Working Class obama-trump Gore sitting in the diner. So. Let's say Donald Trump Blazers. Please, God Donald Trump please. Guy Willing what is next for somebody who cares is still considers themselves Republican like what's next for. Voters against trump. Do I think we probably have an amicable break-up? Honestly I think that there's some people in that group who say look at the Democratic Party and say you know I'm GonNa fight for the center in the democratic. Party and I'M GONNA. Identify more like Melissa. Slot can type Democrat now. I think there's some people that will look at the Republican, Party and say I can stomach Nikki Haley you know. She grossed me out how much she sucked up the trump like on grand scheme of things I can get past it and I. WanNa fight for the Republican Party. In Realistic Terms Nikki Haley is the best bet. I mean the idea that some never-trumper like. Larry Hogan is going to be the twenty twenty four nominee. I mean I guess lose. Somebody can fight for that. I, think that's wishful. Thinking and then I think they'll probably be a group I think a lot of Lincoln project has feel this way that feel like. Maybe there's a third option, and this is the right time for the country and gotten so polarized and and you know. I've always been pretty pessimistic on third parties. Historically that you know, I do think eventually this snaps now and if if you get to. Twenty twenty four election and are twenty twenty eight. You know where the Democrats do lose control of their party to cut the Bernie Wing. You know I think a lot of things are changing in our politics right now, so I think there's probably split up between those three camps, and you know it will probably depend a lot on. How the Democrats Act whether they stick with the sort of Biden Style Democrats or whether you know, he gets co-opted, and it depends a little bit on how much trump loses! If if Texas, tips over you know. Maybe there's a real reckoning. If he gets killed that much in a close election, I think they blamed it on corona virus, and just GonNa, run the whole thing back. Time for one more. Of course. I was really interested in John. Weaver's comment in the Washington Post piece about never-trumpers that the next phase is to deal with people like Tucker Carlson. It seems to me that if there is to be a viable third option that it has to be. Nurtured, by a new form of conservative media and I just wonder what you think about that. Thought, the backlash against weavers. Comments were kind of weird to be honest I mean. Like Shaq never trump. Republicans don't want the party to be taken over by a bunch of nativist nationalist Like Tucker Carlson. It's GonNa be a fight continues to be fought. I think that's kind of self evident and so I just think the question is whether that's a site that has within the Republican Party, or whether it's a fight that Athens kind of from the outside. TEMP. Thank.
RNC scales back convention in Florida next month
"The Republican Party will hold a scaled back convention in Jacksonville, Florida next month that includes a mix of outdoor and indoor venues, according to a letter sent the delegates today. This letter from the RNC chairwoman Rana McDaniel. Said admittance will be limited to Onley regular delegates for the 1st 3 days of the convention. That's about 2500 people for the final day. When the president attends. The delegates will get a guest and alternate delegates can also attend. So you're talking about
Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff
"US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the Senate from Alabama. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. He was defeated in a runoff election by a political newcomer who was endorsed by President Trump. Unofficial results show Tommy Taber Veldt, the one time football coach at Auburn University, handily defeated Jeff Sessions in a GOP runoff that had been postponed from March because of the Corona virus. Sessions held the Alabama Senate seat for 20 years before joining the Trump administration as attorney general. His campaign was unable to overcome a barrage of attacks from the president, still angry that sessions recused himself from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Suburb. L advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and the fall in a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat.
Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP's appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston
"And in person convention for Texas. Republicans Cancelled over Corona Virus The Texas Supreme Court dismissed an appeal today sought by the state's Republican Party. The GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday. Houston's downtown convention center Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner said last week it directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. You denied his decision was politically motivated
"republican party" Discussed on Civics 101
"Hannah we've been talking so much about strong but limited government and free market capitalism. But we also have social social conservatism right. We haven't talked about the quote Christian. Right how how did they become such a significant part part of the Republican. Party's voter base. What Reagan Reagan like really firmly established? What the Republican Party is? He played to both the capitalist leanings and the social conservative leanings of the voter base George. Well calls this. The theory of fusion bringing together two separate but overlapping wrapping groups of People Evangelical Christian Social Conservatives concerned with abortion pornography and all the rest and and on the other side the libertarian impulses of those who believe in free market capitalism. And what Ronald Reagan did was successfully. Bring those two into the Republican tent and keeping those two in equilibrium and in an an amicable relations has been sometimes challenging project but it has been the essence of Republicans Success Center again. So all of these elements limited government government limited regulations social conservatism. Those are still part of the Republican Party Platform. That's how they define themselves. So what is it that may George will a lifelong Republican sever his ties of the GOP to know. The Republican Party is in in my judgment a cult of personality when the party gets back to ideas which are interesting in which people like to talk about. Then you can have really really serious arguments about whether or not government should allocate wealth and opportunity whether or not the government should is more efficient than the market ticket in allocating services such as healthcare our. Pensions are these. When you start arguing about ideas like this then questions become empirical Oracle questions? What does the evidence show us? What does history teach us about government's effectiveness and you can lower the temperature politics by bringing amended by increasing the fact content of it? So I'm not gonNA say that the country is anything like it was in the eighteen fifties but the Republican Party did arise out of extreme division and a bunch of people defecting from another party. George will is looking for a return into something right. A party recommitted to old ideas. The Republican Party called itself that name way back in eighteen fifty four because they were going to be the true representation of Jeffersonian politics of a philosophy that our nation was built upon. They were hearkening back. That was there genesis and it's something that Republicans like George will revere but I'm wondering about the future of the Republican Party. Aw I asked Catherine Diplo Gould about this what might the. Gop Look like going forward. I mean what it's going to look like. I could never predict but that is something something that parties change and I think the winning candidate who has voters who vote in the electoral college system and this candidates ideas go forward really influences. The party's platform because especially in these days where we have ideologically divided parties. They're very polarized ideologically which we haven't really seen frankly since you know the the federalists with Hamilton and and atoms and the Democratic Republicans Jefferson and Madison. It's fascinating meeting that it's almost like what is my team doing. And I'm going to go with my team and you know that kind of partisanship Is something again we. We've only the only seen a few times. I would argue in in US history. I want to be careful because we're show that talks about say the civil war and making big broad sweeping sweeping statements about how hey things have never been as partisan as they are right this second but that said we are divided as a nation. Unlike I've seen in my lifetime and I wonder how that division will change. Both parties does Katherine think that stark divide between the parties will result in them changing yet again. The Republican Party is going through changes and this is actually a normal course of events you know. Parties are a big tents. They have to have a lot of voters they have to. They have a lot of issues. They're not going to please. Everybody but as society grows and changes. You're going to have shifts and I think thank the sort of parsing out that happens from election to election Is a very normal thing to be happening. And it's fascinating to see what comes out at the end over the course of its lifetime lifetime. The one reliable constant in the Republican Party has been change. The party stays alive not because of its commitment to anyone social or economic the issue but because it can court voters so what the GOP will be and if the GOP will be all in the hands of the people who keep it in power. The top three things that are important to us is the economy Pro Pro life and we want a more tolerant Hollerin party to the LGBT community and other person that actually stands for you know what they've been thinking in their head but were too afraid to say all the era seeing a Latino in the Republican Party is not the easiest thing in the world. This election flightless. Also I honestly I do not recognize the Republican Publican Party of today assault plan to bring back a manufacturing base America and that's the economy needs a majority of young Republicans now support marriage equality. Aw they reject Republicans on social issues and they reject Democrats on economic issues if they're connected to donald trump they're not connected to me bring American back. Yeah I think there's value if you don't like this country get out fleet. That's all. He said.
"republican party" Discussed on Civics 101
"And so the Republican Party begins against change. To the beginning of it I guess would be the Twentieth Century The early twentieth century. And maybe around. Nineteen twelve or so. This is William Adler associate professor of Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University. And this is actually the nineteen. Twelve presidential election turns into a three way contest Between Woodrow Wilson for the Democrats William Howard. Taft who's the president at the time the incumbent president of the Republican Party and then Teddy Roosevelt who had already been president under the Republican Banner Comes back in one thousand nine hundred decides he wants is to try to get the nomination of the Republican Party again. away from Taft Very complicated and messy drama between the two former friends. Taft ends up getting the Nomination and Roosevelt and his supporters. Leave the Republican Party and form a new third party that they call the Progressive Party Sometimes called the Bull Moose party because of the insignia of the Artie Organization right. This is the election where Teddy Roosevelt spoils. The Republican vote by running as a strong third party candidate did you have the more progressive Republicans behind Teddy Roosevelt and the more conservative. Republicans behind taft and the Democrat. That would your Wilson wins now. The Progressive Party does not stick around but that divide between liberal Republicans and Conservative live. Republicans Dutt's is this that moment. That shifts the Republican Party towards conservatism. Let certainly part of it but the shift shift takes a really long time for decades. The Republican Party dances and vacillates on social and economic issues. It's not clean gene because you still do have conservative. Democrats representing the South Progressive Republicans representing New England in the northeast But it's sort of the first move toward that process The presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt also a step in that process. Remember the Republican Party is the party of the north extensively. The Party of African American rights but as the nation is becoming more urban and more industrialized. It's also the party of northern businessmen and both parties are reassessing who it is. They want to court as voters and a few other complications implications arise between the nineteen twelve election and the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in nineteen thirty three. One of the important things that happens is the Great Depression and in the Great Depression. The parts have to make a decision about how they are going to respond. The Republican Party suggests that it wants to respond by waiting it out. It'll be okay. We we have kind of down ticks in our economy all the time this is Anita Grant Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University. She also happens to be a foremost scholar collar on the other major shift happening in the United States at the time the great migration black people are flooding into the cities the great migration brings about six and a half million black people from the south into the north. The Republican Party is focusing on business interests and towing different line than the Democrats in terms of the economy economy. Right in all of these African Americans were moving into the north. I imagine there needs. Don't necessarily line up with the needs of comparatively prospering northern northern elites right the Republican Party and the people who are making decisions in the Republican Party are suggesting that the Great Depression is not actually that bad. You know it'll pass. It'll be fine but they're making those statements because they are not impacted in the same way like they they may may lose money But their losses are not gonNA look anything like the losses of the person who has just moved to Philadelphia for example this when the African American community started to to vote more Democrat would be elected. FDR Well not the first time he was elected. Actually the nineteen thirty two election was the last one in which the Republican candidate got the majority of African American and person of Color Votes. Things began to change after that. But you know again it was slow this this is not a neat transition. It's a messy transition. So whether Republicans support black political participation Shen and how they do vary from place to place so I went to school in Syracuse for Grad School in Syracuse New York black people participated as Republicans for a long longtime because the Republican Party was actually friendly to black interest. So we think about Chicago we think about New York. We think about Democrats but there are some pockets of places where the Republican Party does Kinda do. The civil rights thing and black people are thoughtful enough to go to the party that best supports reports their interest at the time but eventually the things that are happening percolating at the state and local level. Have to be reckoned with at the national level and I think this is where we end up with Republican Party. That's making decisions about Not necessarily we don't want to be the party of civil rights but we really care hear about business interests of the GOP starts focusing less and less on civil rights that leaves this huge issue and a voter base wide open right. This is all part of that transition and then something big happens in the mid twentieth century. Here's William Adler again. And then the big shift happens After the presidency of Lyndon Johnson in the nineteen sixties really tied into the passage of the civil rights laws which which really marks the Democrats as the Party of the liberal side and gradually the Republicans Even though they're split on the issue of civil rights gradually after that point read turn in a more conservative direction gradually over the course of the sixties seventies eighties and nineties all those southern Democrats gradually become Republicans. And so what you have today. Then as a situation where those people's you know the next generation down the line Have essentially flipped their their partisan loyalties as a result many Republicans including George will say that this change really happened with Barry Goldwater ran for president in one thousand nine hundred sixty four goldwater sought to refocus the party Goldwater said in his book. The conscience of a conservative that we had strayed from the idea limited government that the founders wanted it limited for a reason that government should be limited in its power to allocate gate wealth and opportunity. So that we don't politicize life promiscuously I think beginning with Goldwater. We began into worry about this articulately. And we began to say that the Republican Party has to rethink. Its its connection to the founding so go loaders. The Republican Party should get back to its roots which is about small government and the free market. Yeah he was very much opposed to government interference. He was all about states rights. He was opposed to more social programs. A lot of moderates in the GOP thought that he was too far right but he had passionate support among voters odors and really served to establish the Republican Party as the Party of the right even that though took decades ideological tug of war between conservative and and Liberal Republicans that lasted until run. Reagan came in and the parties began to sort themselves out there really are no longer liberal. Republicans and and they're no longer conservative Democrats whether people are happy about this remains to be seen.
"republican party" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"It's also weird by the way that pence is going peds. WHO's technically the head of the Senate also in Israel so it was Kushner and then meanwhile trump I believe in Switzerland so the top three people in the order of succession are all out of the country? As the Senate launches this completely bat shit. Propagandistic obscured nondemocratic process of preordained gene. Trial in the Senate so at any rate all this does all point to Dysfunction at best once again I'm going to do a call back to that. Great Reading series that gaslight nation did over the summer which we encourage everyone to check out because it goes to the roots of our horrific abusive new cycle the goal so I mentioned earlier abuse on the Russian mafia with Olga Lachmann and also Vanity Fair contributing editor Craig Unger so those are core listening right there. But then there's the issue of impeachment and the Democrat strategy that reminds me is part of that reading series The interview we did with with the Washington. Post Greg Sargent. What Greg pointed out to us was that Democrats are driven by acting in good faith and good governance tenants and in terms of being a big sledgehammer to the face? They outsource that to their grassroots space. which is growing during angrier and angrier and that frees up the democratic establishment to try to establish a culture of respect and decency in the highest offices of power in our country and that I would argue is important because culture is powerful as we've seen because Donald Trump for for instance is leading a culture of brutality in two thousand sixteen wherever he held a Hitler like rally there was a massive spike in hate crimes in in those counties so that's a culture that he actively worked to establish and it's a lead to copycat crimes around the world from a mosque being shot up in in New Zealand to Canada and so forth so culture is powerful cultures? Important so in terms of what Nancy Pelosi's doing on this would this. US Unity tour with leaders leaders of both parties going to Israel that longtime important ally of the US which is ironically having a similar struggle to one. We're having with Netanyahu having having been indicted with trump having been impeached so they're going there on this goodwill mission and one could argue that as Pelosi showing leadership and unity during to try to help bring stability to the country during this incredibly frightening time a decade ago in trump years which was just a week or so ago they shot down the second the most powerful person in Iran which could easily tipped us into world war three and that was asleep last night or two that the world had over that and so I would argue that Pelosi's doing darndest to try to work towards stability as much as possible and she's outsourced impeachment itself tour managers but why did she send the articles now how we initially applauded her for holding onto them and I think that obviously Sarah you and I were in charge which one day. We're all lucky we may be. Could you imagine so we what would you and I do likely we'd be like you know what Mitch we're not ready for your show trial yet would call it a show trial l.. And we were going to hold onto these articles impeachment because we would like to have some more investigations especially into Devon Nuno's and you know in front of his face excited because I had great television as as as we know we would be investigating him we would bring in witnesses and like enemy. You'd be forced to basically you confront the Republican Party with their own Kremlin clown car tactics to their faces so they collapse under the ridicule. Because that as we've seen gene is is very well possible. We've seen an exodus of Republican leaders not seeking reelection because they cannot stand how to humanizing humanizing this has been becoming the Party of Donald Trump which will become the party Vonk of trump and so forth so I think clearly the Democrats have always struggled gold With having this brass knuckles approach to fighting the Republicans fire with fire because they've always always tried to raise themselves to a higher level of decency in order to extend good faith. I think there is also a fear that if they went down to that level and started putting people in handcuffs for defying Congress and so forth that those tactics could then be used on them the next time Republicans on on the house because keep in mind our elections are pendulum in America. It keeps swinging back and forth a Republican becomes. President Burns the House to the ground and these have to become so bad before. Most most electoral college is willing to vote for a Democrat. And so that's sort of been a pattern and so I think the Democrats across are very careful to use the full extent of their power especially in such an aggressive way. A way that you could argue is desperately needed in these fragile times times but I think in their minds what they're calculating is the pendulum politically swingback where the Republicans control the House again. And then use those same tactics ticks on them for small stupid invented show trial stuff we saw just with Hillary Clinton alone how many investigations they had into the non scandal and all of Benghazi that was a show trial. We already had show trials in this country. That's why we're that we could easily say they're they're coming around again. Because Hillary Clinton separate her own show trials by the Republican controlled House. So I think that's where the restraint comes from their stranded. Democratic side comes from not wanting to cross that line because that could so easily be used against them by the Republican colleagues. You're right that that's where the hesitation lies but of course the Republicans are going to do this anyway. You know as you said they have done it ed with Bill Bar implanted. They're ramping it up. They're becoming more aggressive. They're acting with more impunity. And that's in part because they've gutted the institutions the toossion that were supposed to stand outside this process. We're supposed to be objective actors and they filled them with their lackeys. We've seen over and over over institution's failing whether it's the FBI whether it's the NSA. Adam Schiff recently called out for refusing to cooperate with the Ukraine investigation refusing to provide necessary documentation the CIA every intelligence agency that allowed a Mafia syndicate. Who move into the White House is implicated in this and then lately once again We're seeing the failure of SDN y you know which is another organizational organizational body that people kept holding up as some kind of savior like. Oh if trump isn't going to be prosecuted while he's president Because of the you know. LLC Elsie memo then it's all going to Suny they're gonNA catch and they're gonna get him completely ignoring the track record of failure and complicity. Listen that embodies this organization like for example the text messages that I was discussing before the really incriminating one's about putting a hit on Marini Ivanovich the FBI those for months and SDN Y had those for months and no one did anything despite the fact that this information needed to be known own and despite the fact that people's lives are in danger. And this is a pattern with them like just a few examples of ways the SDN rise failed. America they did not bother to indict Jeffrey Epstein until twenty nine thousand nine hundred. They only did it. Because the Miami Herald XS as the ones written by Julie K.. Brown had pushed the case back into the spotlight horrify people who didn't already know about it and also revealed how easy US officials had gone on Epstein and his this Cobra already. He continued trafficking girls as young as twelve years old all the way until twenty eighteen and Suny did nothing they he also did nothing about trump and the trump prime family they never bothered to indict trump the trump children metaphor or others that have fallen their jurisdiction who who had been committing crimes brazenly for decades even though this activity was well known you also saw sdn wise citing with trump over the release of his tax returns which would have provided more of a window into how exactly that activity functions and so they are acting in some sense as accomplices. The only trump associate that STI has bothered indicting was Michael Cohen and that was only after he flipped and he confessed his crimes openly kind of in some sense leaving them no choice. They are not aggressively pursuing these dangerous criminals. They are not doing anything to make us safer safer. And so it's yet another failed organizational body that we cannot count on. And that's a very frightening thing. I mean that's one of the reasons so annoyed Loyd with the butchering of impeachment process. Because it was one of the few means of leverage that the Democrats had and it was never going to succeed in the sense the Senate was going to convict. We've said that from the start. But there were things they could do. They were subpoena powers that they never implemented there. There were ways of dragging this out to at least get the full story out there. The more information you have the better means you have of wielding it using it letting the American people know what's transpired putting the pieces together like they blew this opportunity and when all the surrounding institutions are broken broken when there is no one left to rely on like. Why do that? Why giveaway one of the few points of leverage that you have and so i WanNa talk about trump trump and his lawyers from hell so trump has selected his legal team and the legal? Goon squad has risen yet again again. It's important to remember that the most important figures and trump slave have always been his lawyers from Roy Cohn to Rudy Giuliani. To Michael Will Cohen as I just mentioned. These layers are often implicated in crimes themselves. You saw both cone and Cohen indicted and of course Giuliani suspected of multiple multiple offenses early least among them being unregistered foreign agent He is a partner to the Mafia so anyway. This trend has continued with the individuals roles. That trump has selected for his impeachment and defense we have Kenneth Starr of Clinton witch-hunt fame and Baylor University sexual assault cover up of fame. We have Jay seculow. WHO's been under investigation by the House? Intelligence Committee for falsifying testimony. And worst of all we have Alan Alan Dershowitz who defended Jeffrey Epstein as a lawyer but also socialized with him as a friend and was one of his clients when he was trafficking underaged raged girls it was Dershowitz. Who secured epsteins mysterious federal plea deal in two thousand eight in two thousand? Fourteen Dershowitz was accused list of raping an underage girl procured by Epstein. He denied it saying he only got a massage and kept his underwear on and has denied other allegations of rape rape and sexual assault but in addition to his connection with Epstein which spans decades Dershowitz was a key player and other scandals and crimes involving people people tied to the trump administration so just a few examples in two thousand eleven dershowitz served as Julian assange defense attorney and proclaimed that wikileaks was quote. The twenty first century Pentagon papers his main nemesis in that case was of course Hillary Clinton you also see Dershowitz defending ending Beny Steinmetz in Israeli partner of Jared Kushner accused of money laundering and bribery schemes. All over the World Steinmetz helped Kushner fund his his properties in New York some of which were also suspected of being money laundering venues the properties that Kushner and Stein it's purchase jointly. Were worth over one. Hundred eighty eighty eight million dollars Stein featured in the Panama papers because his schemes were so vast. He was arrested Multiple Times. But as a billionaire he manages ages to weasel his way out of this. With the help of people like Dershowitz you also know Dershowitz from representing a lot of grotesque more average Americans. The most famously. OJ Simpson. But that's not what I am criticising here. Everyone is entitled to Legal Representation. What I'm.
"republican party" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Book hiding in plain sight which is coming out in April and available for preorder. Now I'm Andrea Chiluba journalist and filmmaker and writer and producer producer of the upcoming journalistic thriller Mr Jones and this has gas let nation a podcast covering corruption in the trump administration and rising autocracy around the world. This is our first new episode since the media blitz of left Parnasse. The indicted Giuliani Goon Mafioso. Who made the cable news rounds after hundreds incriminating text messages were released? The texts confirmed yet. Again what we already know. This is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as the government and one of their goals was seemingly putting a hit on former. US Ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich in his televised interviews. Parnasse asserted did that trump himself was an active participant in the Ukraine shakedown scheme. That Mike Pence and Devin nunes were as well and that a key goal was taking down Joe Biden. He denied being part of the plot to endanger Yovany Vich and instead presented himself as being in danger and so I I just a couple of observations to start us off here. The information that was putting out there corresponds to information that we already knew because Ivanovich and others had already testified about it. She spoke repeatedly of being in danger. We also know that other witnesses. The impeachment hearings like Vin men and hill got death threats. These witnesses join a very long list of people who spoke out about getting death threats by members of this administration or people associated associated with them including but not limited to stormy Daniels. The judge in the Paul Manafort case the jury in the Paul Manafort case the judge in the Roger Stone in case Lisa Page and other former members of the FBI. Jamal Kashogi who is of course then murdered countless other members of the media every woman who has come come forward and alleged trump committed sexual assault and many more so there is a consistent history of mafia activity by members of this administration Asian and we've also had multiple witnesses testify that under oath for years at his hearing in February Twenty Nineteen Michael Cohen described trump acting like a mafia don and said that Cohen was directed by trump to threaten over five hundred people. James Komi in his 2017 testimony also also described trump as behaving like a mafioso in office yet. Trump of course also behaved like a mafioso for several decades before taking office. Not that it colmey seemed to give a shit then anyway. All of the people who trump has targeted much like the witnesses who testified impeachment. Say the same thing about the trump teams constant threats violence so my question is why in the world did it take a mobster who ran a company called fraud guarantee aren t to convince people of this like it's some sort of revelation. Why is it Parnassus? Who is being imbued with this kind of integrity as a trustworthy the figures blowing the lid off of this or breaking the Damn Open so many people on twitter saying why is the CO founder of fraud guarantee? The one who is trusted. Did you tell the whole truth. So what are your thoughts. Is he trustworthy Andrea. Why are we making such a big deal out of him I want his ungrateful for the love? PARNIS interview so even though he is obviously unreliable narrator because of his very clear links to organized crime he's connected to Dmitry for the Ukrainian all AG- arc gas king who worked closely with Simone Makovich the brainy dawn a Ukrainian who is considered the head of the Russian mafia and as we know Mikhailovich was on the FBI's ten most wanted list and and Robert Muller's now famous banks to gasoline nation. We keep bringing it up as when in Robert Muller's twenty eleven speech. The Iron Triangle speech speech he describes the Russian Mafia organized crime in the twenty first century which is blood. Money regimes in a struggling democracies aussies where Chrissy corruption spreads enthusiastically is welcomed in the West through fancy accounting firms in Western capitals. Like London landed in New York and through real estate deals for money laundering and law firms fancy law firms that that help structure all these offshore accounts in Panama and the Caribbean being and so forth. And then you have these bloody operatives who are like bees circulating pollen everywhere that are helping this whole slush fund of global dirty money move around the world world molar had mogollon rich that the Russian mafia on the FBI most wanted list. Promised you'd stay there until he was caught for some mysterious reason. Well we know the the reason we were given James Comey took a goal off the FBI. Tim was WANNA list in December. Twenty fifteen and a year later Russian mafia asset Donald Trump was the president black of the United States a big Russian mafia coup. If you WANNA know the background on that just look at our transcripts gets nation pod dot com and read all about it I would correct episodes with Ogle Walkman a Russian mafia expert and also kroger. Who wrote House of Trump House Putin looking at trump's decades alongs connections connections to Russian organized crime and his dependency his family's dependency on Russian money? So all of that is to point out that Verte sh- Hopping love Parnis on his payroll. There was money that was I think around a million euros million dollars that that touches lawyer was paying love Carney's all all of that indicates that love Parnis is very much in the pocket of Russian organized crime and the fact that he's coming forward and giving this big juicy UC interview. What is it really telling us? It's infuriatingly pointing out where we already know that. The Russian mafia was not stopped sooner. The election of Donald Trump was a massive intelligence failure by the US our allies from the UK. Australia tried to warn us to try to try to prevent this. But it happened anyway. So that's first and foremost the other thing is that what is trying to do. Is He opening his mouth and incriminating everyone basically pointing out what we already know that William Bar the Iran Contra Cleanup guy is behaving like Donald Trump's Roy Cohn he is the mafia lawyer consul eighty four trump protecting him which which is why the investigations in the Southern District of New York should not be relied on. Because Bar's GonNa clearly do what he can to slow that down just like he tried to cover up the Mola report which which worked initially with all the front pages of major US newspapers saying that Moeller exonerates trump. That was bars work. So why would you trust him in the southern district of New York. You must be clearly slowing down Allen or tampering those investigations because that is his long history in serving the far-right coup of the Republican Party. This sweeping crush operation which married perfectly culturally speaking with Russian organized crime and that is how we got Donald Trump. So what is live harnesses game. Here I mean is he doing as he said in as Rachel Maddow pointed out is he trying to spill all he can so this information gets out there and he incriminates as many people as possible so therefore there's no point in killing him because if you kill a love Parnis then you're proving him right. So is that his motivation for doing this. Or is that something you know. More layered eared here where he's still serving the interests of Rrotaj even though he's trying to distance himself from all these bad guys generally is he still serving the interests of for Tosh by coming. Clean trying to a clean player out of fear. That trump's just been impeached for Tosh. Being a savvy. Businessman is keeping his options open. Should should the Democrats managed to win the White House. It was under Obama. When for Tosh was I nailed or bribery charges? Maybe Tauch is through love. PARNIS base coming clean with all this stuff for Tauch himself could not come clean because he needs to play both sides in case Donald Trump wins for Tasha. Too Savvy maybe to do this dirty work for Tauch is someone that operates like trump like Putin with plausible deniability. You narrow says hands dirty. So is love Parnis harness. Who got a lot of money for Tauch Network previously is loved Parnis basically doing all that finger pointing just observe democratic interests in case as a Democrat should win the presidency? I point that out only to say that guys like Parnis given their long history of being wrapped up with organized crime interests. You have to always challenge what they say. You always have to keep the larger game at play because these monsters have criminal minds and they do you play both sides. They do leave their options open. They do try to fool you into thinking that you can negotiate with them Derek. Pasquale did it for years with Bruce or at the FBI so you can never negotiate with with the Russian Mafia. These guys are ruthless dot as their superpower. That is how they win because they keep out playing the good guys because the good guys tend to take people at face value and tend to think that people are rational players act in their own self interests. You'll remember in that great documentary that everyone should watch on on Obama's foreign policy team team called the final year. They show how shocked Ben Rhodes Obama's foreign policy brain. How shocked Ben Rhodes looked election night? When trump won an auto Brennan Brennan? Rose's mouth were while I guess we thought doctrine his own interests like they underestimated Putin. They thought that the Russian sanctions would force Putin to recalculate calculate and alderbrook's around to recalculate to try to play ball with the West and instead goons mafia state double down and got their acid elected. They did that with the help of of banning our own corruption against us. And so you can never underestimate Russian organized crime. It's absolutely ruthless. And it's far reaching reaching and it's powerful and Putin himself is arguably the richest man in the world especially you calculate the politics. He has under his thumb. You know I think one thing to take into consideration is the time we're living in now and that has been involved in these schemes for years comes forward now and he's coming forward forward in a time of entrenched elite criminal impunity in which most of the major players in the trump fold who have committed crimes confessed to crimes. Were not punished for those crimes. And even though trump was recently impeach the stranglehold that the GOP has extension attention of this transnational crime syndicate on us. Government is stronger than before and so you know one thing I'm wondering about is like yes. He can come forward Yes yes he was indicted. is He really expecting any kind of punishment. Because basically no one aside I guess Manafort and Cohen and even there the punishment was relatively small was actually incarcerated for their actions and another thing. Is You as much as he told on television that is incriminating. The text messages are are more so in are more important than his televised musings but one of the main tactics of the trump team has always been to hide it crime with scandal. But if that's not possible they try to hide an enormous crime with a smaller crime and so when he went on television he could give the details of the Ukraine shakedown because it's focusing attention on a smaller scope of criminal activity. Instead of this vast apparatus you were just describing in which trump Putin and many other leaders are engaged the apparatus that extends to semi on mobile which people refuse to discuss on television despite his centrality to all of these cases and so here partners is really benefiting from the way that the Democrats structured impeachment by limiting admitting the scope to the two thousand nineteen Ukraine shakedown emitting the broader context of this and the other thing You know in watching him not just based on MSNBC and CNN but also just sort of seeing all these photos popping up everywhere like it's like the where's Waldo crime like Parnassus in every photo with every leader writer and media.
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"Financially I would say the same but morally and emotionally In just ethically no and that's the concern I I. I agree that we all need to provide for our families and look to our families to support them. But I don't want my children thinking you know as long as you're making a good buck you're doing well in this country. I want them to have have the morals and the leadership that represent who we want to be at the nation and for our president the way he's representing us isn't that case. I don't want my children children to look at him as a role model because he's not I don't want them to say okay as long as you're getting results that's all that matters. What matters is how you treat three people how you are member of your community how you present yourself to the rest of the world? And that's not what's happening right so she would don't hang up again because I want. I want to turn back to seth. Weather's I mean seth wh- Sheila's talking about how she feels that the party and I guess sort of the the the head of the party if in name the president of the United States has to stand for something more than just economic policy and that she doesn't feel feel that this is the that's what the president is doing and you can hear how that's troubling or she's a lifelong Republican. And what would you say to Sheila. I think that the president is outstanding for a lot of things that I I. I think that being bombastic and those things doesn't mean he's also not fighting for the very things. The Republican Party's fought for for years and wanted to accomplish whereas trump's uh-huh actually doing it. But but you see her you hear her her concern about ethics morals about the example that the president is setting. And these are Sheila's whereas in Sheila Hope. I'm not sort of miss paraphrasing. You here but setting for her children. She does not like that does that. Is that a concern for for you seth. I would think it'd be better if she could give specific examples because I'm not really following what her quarter-point is Sheila. Do you have. Do you have an example. You WanNa give something. You don't like the President President what he's done well. There are several examples but just how he treats women. I have teenage daughters. I don't like how he treats women in regard to their comments and we can go over specific moments but the way he treats women. I I don't like how He his twitter. I mean how just as a leader. I'm also a veteran and so I know chain of command. I can't respect him as a military person because of what he does is with their military and bypassing. I'm also a former intelligence analysts so the fact that he bypasses the intelligence community he doesn't underneath. He's the commander in chief no so he didn't bypass in as the top of the command. So what you're staying stating there is one hundred percent incorrect. The commander in chief doesn't military. The military could attempt saying is not bypassing. He is disregarding partying the people in the military community and I think the military community greatly disagree. Well look so Mr. Weather's let me Sheila first of all hang on because I do want to give you a proper. Thanks but seth weather's we debate the military part of this but what what about what she said about the things that the president says about women. I think I mean there's things have certainly but he says the same things about Rosie O'Donnell as he has at some on point Ted Cruz or anyone else he's ever against and so I think he's very gender not a neutral when it comes to who he goes after after they go after him who response to he's also also the guy that's appointed the first female headed. CI The first Campaign female campaign manager to win a presidency of a long line of of other female appointments that you haven't seen that are literally I in history. Well Sheila thank you so much for your call and for bearing airing with my additional questions there thank you so much. She'll you're still with me. Yes okay I really appreciate you listening really appreciate you calling. Lisa Lisa Desjardins. Yeah this is a lot. But you're listening to this makes me reflect back on the Clinton impeachment again So so clearly. During the Clinton impeachment the idea of the president's morals was eight point for Republicans that that was one reason. They say they felt like they had I to go. After this President Clinton that he had lied that lying was a problem. Within the military rank structure they brought out and also there was a lot of testimony funny about the moral fiber of the country and concern about the moral fiber of the country and so it is interesting of course that now concerns are coming from people who again oppose the president but there are Republicans who instead are saying no. Let's keep focused on kind of the legal arguments here. Not The moral argument. So it's a similar similar debate but those making the different points of view have switched. We'll Lisa Desjardins covers the US Capitol PBS. Newshour Lisa. Thank you so much. My my pleasure. And Seth Weather's Georgia State Director for the two thousand sixteen trump campaign and founder of the political campaign agency. Weather's Corp Seth weather's thank you so much for joining us thanks for having mckim off on a Republican strategist and presidency you of a photo communications. Thank you Kim for being with us today I magnetic regarding this is on point the..
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"And Most of Washington is not really in touch with what's happened in the rest of the country even more of Washington tries than gets credit credit for that. So I I think this is probably a superior conversation in a way then you hear from Republicans The capital but it does reflect this divide between House and Senate and House more adamant for the President the Senate Republicans still for the president but less comfortable. We'll at least digital in. And Seth Weather's and Kim Alfano hang on here for just a second. We will be right back. This is on point. This is on point. I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. Were talking about the impeachment inquiry now and and the gop tomorrow as in the future of the Republican Party and we want to hear from you. If you're a Republican what do you think of your party at this moment and its leadership do you think thank the GOP has become the Party of Donald Trump. and Are you okay with that or not. I'm joined today. By Lisa Desjardins she covers the. US CAPITOL FOR PBS Newshour. Seth weather's is with us from Atlanta. Georgia he's a Republican political consultant and digital strategist founder of the political campaign agency. Whether Scorpion when he was Georgia State Director for the twenty sixteen trump campaign. Kim Alfono is with us as well from Lindenberg Pennsylvania Republican strategist and president and CEO. Of Alfono how fun. Oh communications lets go to Willem. WHO's calling from Colfax Wisconsin Willem? You're on the air hello I'm not a Republican. But I live in a rural area in Wisconsin. I'm surrounded by farmers who are Republican by tradition. I'd say they're more like Eisenhower. We're farmers a lot of them are older farmers and And to a man from Georgia I would say my opinion is not informed by The liberal media it's informed by my observation of the man himself and knowing something about the history of the man himself and the values is that I was raised with none of which I see this man he was involved in the largest anti discrimination suit in. US history of fraudulent university a fraudulent foundation. He lies every day. He is not a stable genius. His denial of climate change borders on willful ignorance. If not crimes against humanity and the for the Republican Party. I WANNA know. How did the Republican Party go from a man like Lincoln who wrote the second inaugural Gettysburg address who talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature? Who when I was a child in school you know? Walk two miles to return a penny to the library Honest Abe how did we go from that to Donald Trump who lies every day. And where's the future the party. Personally he would not be president without the support of the Republican Party and I will never forgive the Republican Party so that well. We'll let me give seth weather's who you're referring to a chance to just respond to that And came I'll get to you here but but we'll see what do you what do you think of. What William saying? Oh I mean. He hasn't really directly stated it. You just says the president lies the president's involved in all these things I mean he's referring to the trump Foundation saying it's an illegal operation. I mean all they've done is they've literally pay out no overhead thrilled that foundation so he seems just trump foundation just put just PSI. It signed signed settlement saying that it fraudulently raised money saying it was going to give it to veterans. They settled with the state of New York. They never gave that money. I think that's what he how did give that money to veterans. The problem was because he was a presidential candidate that would they. Essentially they tried to make a campaign wall violation out of it. They did give the money veterans. The assumption is otherwise would they gave money to the veterans. That's been proven. The issue was a campaign violation essentially because he was running for president at the time fraudulently raised. He solicited contributions for veterans organizations while he was campaign for President and the battle would have been whether or not that was as an ethics violation or not Kim. Do you want to jump in here that that wasn't me that was your order but I'm glad to say that You know I think if anything is is legally wrong it should be dealt with legally and there's just nothing there's no the black or white this and he paid a fine for raising money for veterans that they donate despite it but look the judge found in the settlement. The judge said the money was raised from the events to further. Are there Mr Trump's political campaign right. That's what I'm saying. It's a they made a campaign violation out of him asking people to give money for a veteran. It was raised for the Campaign Day. Like that's that's what settlement it was not for the campaign assumption is that it could have helped camping because he was doing something. Good for veteran. These days are dead. You you're the one who wanted the to jump in here so go ahead. Oh well I think that this is sort of a topic that begs for its own. Our at least you know with the president did did or didn't do with his foundation and some of the foundation stories. Of course many comes from the Washington Post Predate when he was a candidate So I I think it's something. It would be a great topic for another for another hour. Okay Sean let's go to. Sean is calling from Lebanon New Hampshire Sean. You're on the air. Hi thanks thanks for taking my call I appreciate the topic. You know I think trump trump had me You know thinking about Worker's rights was it's really by at someone in the tree. I thought that he was He was protecting working people. And you hear Republicans. Continue to say that today And I don't really have a Republican but I gotTa say in Twenty Twenty looking glasses on tax cut and he's his this judge appointment And his immigration policies for Working People And they've stripped away income protections for people Comes never medic mentioned Medicare for all which. I think. There's a lot of research that shows that that's going to save US money over time and you know I I I wanNA have security for for my family had me much more interested in In Bernie Sanders in the last in the last Couple of months And did you serve people around working in working communities they're They're kind of burnt out on this Favoring Wall Street stuff And I think trump is is undeniably Favoring Wall Street in all this policy working Republicans feel about that shun. Thank you so much for your call so Kim Othon let me turn turn to you on that but I think sean is one of the kinds of people that you earlier in the show. You're saying you were concerned about in terms of Enthusiasm or lack thereof among certain parts of the Republican Party. Yeah I mean I think that you know as much as I don't do or don't like the President I I wanna be able to talk to Republicans publican's with Republican candidates around the country And speak to those issues Locally and you know I'm here as a consultant Soltenberg not as a supporter organizer of the president's One way or another and my as a consultant. I would say you know. We have to listen to folks like him and be able to have answers and policies which I believe. The Republican Party does and we'll always That are supportive and helpful and and bring them along. Let's go to Dan who's calling from Lexington Kentucky Dan. You're on the air. Hello I just have a message aged for the Republican Party. I am seventy years old. I have always been registered as an independent. I consider myself a moderate. I've voted in every election that I've ever been eligible to vote in I have never before Voted a straight party ticket ticket until two thousand twenty and in two thousand twenty. Excuse me two thousand eighteen. I change my -ffiliated to Democrat and voting straight Democrat ticket and will do so again two thousand twenty. I'm very very disappointed with the spineless. Hypocrisy of the Republican leadership. Dan Thank you so much for your call. Let's go to Sheila. WHO's calling I'm from Albuquerque New Mexico? She'll you're on the air I just wanted to make a comment Your guest panel had mentioned that as long as your 401k was growing than she was okay with what's happening in the country. I'm a Republican which is minority here New Mexico. I'm a small all business owner and I believe in the Republican Party in the guard. Choose what it stands for. But what I don't believe in is that we're giving up our moral and ethics and replacement south benefit and. That's what concerns me right now. What's going on with our country? She would tell me. Tell me more. Why do you feel that way? Specifically basically well because trump specifically the way he acts represents our country is not how I want to be represented as an American Ken and as a Republican. Because turning your back to morals and ethics and treating individuals poorly it that is not representative any of who we are and the fact that people are willing to overlook that for self benefits that concerns me for our country as a whole Sheila. Don't hang up here because Kim a WanNa turn back to you because I do think Sheila is probably exactly the kind of person More so than our previous caller that you were talking about before before so what would what would you tell Sheila and Sheila. I don't disagree with you and I think i. I've said it before the fact that the theater is happening is not my favorite thing and and as a again as a consultant. I would love to be able to talk to people in the Party about policies that I think are helpful all to families and and if I made it sound like you know it's all about my 401k. I didn't mean to say that what I meant to say is that it's important. Wouldn't that our economy continues to grow that small business owners like yourself and my business is very small as well Have the freedom and the ability not to grow our companies and employ people. I mean these are things that the Republican. The Republican Party has stood for for years and years and pre trump and now After trump and that my point is that the policies he's actually enacted have been helpful to our economy. And that is the bread reddened butter kind of issue that people can parse and pull out and say well the country doing well. What's how that plays out in the presidential race? We'll find out but at local level. I I think we need to support our candidates and we need to be able to. You know. Talk to those issues that matter to people again but I I would agree one hundred percent. I hate when the the president is divisive and I hate when he is you know bombastic so she let couple of quick questions for you First of all do you feel that. The president's it's policies as enacted over the past couple of years. Do you feel that you're better off than you were in.
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"I magnitude Cromartie. Were talking this hour about the impeachment inquiry now and and the Republican Party tomorrow as in in the future and we want to hear from you. Republicans especially but Democrats to what do you think of the Republican Party and its leadership at at this moment has the GOP become the Party of Donald Trump. And if you're a Republican d like it that way or as I mentioned earlier in the hour when you see for example sample polling that shows that more Republicans think Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln. What does that say about the party? That once considered itself the Party of Lincoln. I'm joined today from Arlington Virginia. By Lisa Desjardins she covers news from the US capital for PBS Newshour and joining us now from Atlanta Georgia is seth weather's his Republican political consultant and digital strategist and founder of the political campaign agency. Whether score he was Georgia State Director for the two thousand sixteen trump campaign pain. Seth weather's welcome to one point. Thank you it's great to have you also with us from Lindenberg. Pennsylvania is Kim Alfono Republican strategist and president and and CEO of Alfono. Communications came off on a welcome to one point. Thanks magna high so Seth weather let me just start with you here Well how do you how do you see. GOP leadership in Congress right now. Do you see them. Moving in the right direction with their sort of public unwavering support for the president. Yeah I I believe so and I think that the party base absolutely supports them even demand that of their elected officials right now The impeachment process has been taking. Place is a joke so told me to tell me more that if the base is demanding and members of Congress are providing that is at the best way for the party to go regarding sort of what it wants to stand for. Yeah I believe I believe it wants the same. For the rule of law I think finding against this sham impeachment process is is a first step in that to do you think. Let me just ask you. The question started broadly asking listeners. Here is is the GOP the Party of Donald Trump. Now it certainly is right now and I think that you know anytime. You've got a very strong President in office. They generally have their party behind him in a strong way. And I think that's happening now And I think it will be for a time for sure. Okay Kim on after his presidency. Yeah Kim Kim Alfono let me turn to you on that. What do you think of obssessed? Weather's answer there. Well you know. He's obviously enthusiastic and the Party needs enthusiasm in any way we can get it so we'll take this the you know I I would disagree to agree that I feel like it's been bifurcated. I feel like what happens at the national level and with Donald Trump is one part part of the Republican Psyche. And I think it's happening in states and in local races is an entirely different part and I think You Know Donald Trump is smart enough to realize is the longer the proceedings go on in Washington. The more it's out like you know Charlie Brown's parents To the rest of the voting public So you know for candidates for our Party While we're you know we're kind of a schizophrenic. A little bit right now I think that you know that makes us have to be very very very in tune with what's going on locally in our races and to run local races which has been kind of the mantra of the party for years and years and years You know we support our president. But you know where I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania You you know we may or may not go for trump again but I think if we focus on what matters to those of us in the suburbs We have a shot and especially especially for people that are running locally. They need to do that and they need to. Sort of focus on the economy and jobs and the things that really matter bread and butter issues right here at home. So so that's a fundamental truth of of local races period But Kim you said that the GOP needs enthusiasm in any way it can get get it. Tell me more. Why do you say that? Well I mean I think that What we saw in two thousand eighteen was a fired up Democrats base and a fire and and people willing to get out the vote and I think in two thousand sixteen The the Democrats Realize Hillary Clinton did nothing about that and they did not turn out I think as as a party. We would be Remiss if we didn't also focus on enthusiasm and making sure our voters turn out quite frankly in any way we can seth. Weather's go ahead. No I I agree with her on. That obviously likes you said. In two thousand eighteen. The Democrats had the fired-up base and they showed up and we didn't But I think that that will. I think that that twenty was their best showing in my opinion so I think that twenty twenty will be much better for us so I guess I'm trying to what I'm trying to get from both of you here is what do you think with. Donald Trump has sort of the the center of the national level. GOP GOP here. What does that mean that? The Republican Party stands for now. I mean seth whether he said the rule of law but does that also mean that it stands for ballooning deficits and cutting ties with allies is and Hardline immigration policies. That you can say we've cut ties with Allies really alien. Maybe alienating them a little bit Standing up for American I could be. You could call that alienating ourselves that to a degree but I don't think that that's anything that the base is opposed to okay and you carry cherry picked that pretty extensively. I mean you didn't mention cutting regulations and creating jobs and you know roasting economy and the things that actually really you know as much as I care what the phone call about you. Know what. The phone call contained I care more that my 401k is growing because I have a child through college. So I mean You know that was a very thick assessment. You know you have to understand. Donald Trump is both theater and policy the and the policy for the most part especially domestically have been very widely appreciated. Well I mean you say Cherry picked. I was in the middle of the sentence when Mr the weather's cut me off but it's okay. It's okay Kim your points taken. Let me go to the callers you. Let's go to Scott who's calling from Russell Springs Kentucky Scott. You're on the air. Yes hi I am a relatively young Not even thirty Republican voted for trump and I I don't believe it's the party of trump I believe it's a party of liberty and individuality and trump embodies that and and stands for that and we support him through the impeachment because we see it as the establishment particularly Democratic Democratic Establishment. Trying to oust him for being not one of the establishment not not wanting to be status and not wanting to bow down to the globalist and the the You know the status quo internationally and domestically we want somebody who's going to support American individuality -ality for each individual American as well as for America as an individual country within the international politics politics. Yeah Scott Thank you so much for your call so Kim Alfono. How do you respond to Scott? Who Calls himself a young? Republican may be exactly that that part of the base. It you said you so you need to drive up enthusiasm with well. You know it's nice to hear your voters thinking in broader terms than sort of just the the tweet tweet and the the short answers that Seem to drive our psyche these days And I am encouraged by that I but he unfortunately is not what will missing. At the moment. We're missing younger. Voters Really Missing College Educated Women in the suburbs were missing some Key Demographics ethics that We need to find a way to fire them up. And it's not sadly trump's personality and it's not his the theater that I spoke of that tends to turn us off but the other end of that spectrum Like I said before fiscal policy strength and and things that matter to us on a daily basis. That's how we're going to motivate that sort sort of missing segment of What I think are Republicans that are sort of in weight so Kim help me understand something here because I heard you a couple of minutes ago when you said that You know when you look at regulatory policy in some economic policy that the trump administration has enacted. You said over the past couple of years. There's broad support for that But then just now now you also said that there's not enough enthusiasm amongst college educated women for example who ostensibly some of those very policies. They ought to be supportive of so. Can you help bridge that divide. Why is there that lack of support? Well I mean. I think that it's hard to Parse the personality with policy For for you know some of us that are out here. It's it's sometimes hard to ignore. You know the brashness of our president and as we support them and we support his policies. But you know personality wise not all the time and I think that You know again. A lot can be done at the local level and local races to drive home. The success of the policies that are that are making our families. Better that are making our lives freer and and and more prosperous but You know we also have to do it in the shadow of presidential campaign which is going to be you know the reality. TV part of it so you just have to. It's you have to be clear about policies and and and priorities and and the specifics of them Despite what Tuck the The show might be playing that night. Okay and seth weather's what do you think about that. I I think what she's calling. The show is the president of the standing up strongly for the American people for a change. And I understand. That can be brash off putting to some people. But we've we've read. We reached a time where that was needed. And that's what the people wanted. They wanted someone that was willing to call. ESPN SBS and not run around holes and gives you know political doublespeak. And I think that's what trump's given us and you know is are some of the tweets over the line or something on that. Ah Perhaps at times and you know I I think that a lot of people jump on those trump anything trump says gets blown out of in context by the media you know he referred to the pizza as a lynching. Well then you had like two days of the media call essential to president racist and how awful it was he was referring to black people being lynched in the south and all kinds of nonsense and then we go back to nineteen ninety eight. And you've got a slew of Democrats are Nice A slew of Democrats referring referring to the Clinton impeachment as a lynching is an example of just over Boeing anything trump does and says in the media forums it into this terrible synopsis. The people go. Watch tonto watching the television or listening to a show and so I think that when you have the media pushing one narrative and they blindly nor the other side of the Democrats for the same exact words it blows everything out of proportion so it makes it into things that it's simply not you know go ahead. I think I think he's absolutely right and a lot of ways and what it's done I think is. It's actually helping the Republican Party. Because as I said earlier it does sound like Charlie. Brown's you know the adults in a Charlie Brown cartoon soon. It's become so often every day. Everybody setting their hair on fire about the latest thing. That's GonNa you know cause World War three and and going to blow Lola nation up. But it's Kinda like you know. I'm going to move on and watch Netflix. I just you know how can the world be imploding. Every single day so sometimes cool moves off. Yeah well you know what I have to say. At least I'm going to come back to you here in just a second but I think it's too bad that I mean the the the media is an is an easy target. Get here to blame. And if we're GONNA talk about the media we Oughta talk broadly of all about all parts of it including the president's favorite branch of the Media Fox News. What about the fact that you call it hair people with their hair catching on fire? But when I don't win the president himself has has through fact checking and documentation has more than twelve thousand times said things that are why wait. Let me just finish if I said things that are that are demonstrably untrue. And you know that's not hair catching on fire. That's that's telling the American people. These things are not true. Like what's the go through the twelve thousand. Many of those things are what could be considered an exaggeration or in oftentimes. He's saying something tongue in cheek. And even jovially in the media takes it as if I mean we're fact checking whether the rocky photo was doctored or not. I mean I think that anyone would commonsense can can see through that so do you think. Think of those of those twelve thousand times seth that all of them were tongue in cheek. Or sort of just like The president being jocular in the moment. Are you saying that tells the the truth every single day. No one does. I've not been through those twelve thousand air statements completely F- for full honesty though my part art But I think that a lot of them from what I've seen. Yes that is the case. A Lotta Times okay. I wanted to jump in and say I don't I don't agree or disagree on the number. I don't count. I don't follow it and I don't agree. If he is not telling the truth. I what I'm saying is not that. He's truthful or not truthful that everything is defcon five. Everything is There's no you know you play into it. As the media and both sides frankly Fox News and everybody else plays into the drama and the show and they don't there's no more thoughtful full discussion about the policies that our underlying it and what actually is happening. I think everything is a battle now and that's a shame I agree with you on that but You know the media media is definitely a large player in that problem. Let's go to Mike Who's calling from Winter Ville North Carolina Mike. You're on the air. Hi How are you. I'm doing well. Go ahead Mike..
"republican party" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"That's just because this was the policy that was approved by the US Congress Ukrainians were expecting and trump tried to withhold it for political gain it. It appears but yes. There was this kind of barger agreement between the Democrats and a lot of the witnesses who were mix of career. Civil Servants and foreign policy professionals specials and less so among the Republicans on the Republican Committee has has been starting and ending hearings with sort of long recitations dissipations of the Republican counter narrative or almost counter. Reality as it might better be called Jim Jordan has been putting himself forward as a very strong defender of Donald Trump. Some that was expected. But there've been some other players who I think are the kinds of Republican members of Congress. Democrats were hoping against hope to peel off People like congresswoman at least a phonic congressman will heard who are understood to be more moderate Republicans who represent more moderate districts who were were thought to be potentially elite targets. Who would be appalled at the president's behavior and might ultimately come together with Democrats in and heard was a particularly interesting case because he represents a quite purple district and he's he's retiring so he's somewhat freer to vote his conscience and many other Republicans who might worry about a primary challenge but even heard seem to be pretty lockstep by at the end of it? I I think this clip of him one of the more important moments of the hearings. So why are we here because of two things that occurred during the president's July twenty I phone call with Ukrainian presence the use of the phrase do us a favor though in reference to the twenty sixteen presidential election and the mention of the word Word Biden. I believe both statements were inappropriate misguided foreign policy. And it's certainly not how the executive current are in the future should handle such such a call over the course of these hearings. The American people have learned about a series of events that in my view have undermined our national security and undercut heard Ukraine. A key partner on the frontlines against Russian aggression and impeachable offense should be compelling overwhelmingly clear ear and unambiguous and it's not something to be rushed or taken lightly. I have not heard evidence proving. The President committed bribery or extortion. So so that was striking. The way heard lays out what happened here that it was wrong it was betraying our foreign policy that it was potentially betraying an ally. That's a lot says. Yeah yeah but maybe not impeachable I mean not compelling and clear and it was a really selective way to almost minimize the facts. You heard him start off by saying hang. This is really just about two things trump said on a phone call favor and Biden's and it's really much more than that. It's about a month. Long pressure campaign on the Ukrainians I in exchange for White House meeting. Second by Withholding Bill Terry A.D and So yes it is far broader than what he was admitting but he sort of got these what felt like proforma criticisms of trump out of the way before. Eventually going going around to the idea that you know. He hasn't really seen anything quite so bad. He hasn't seen anything overwhelming or blatant or anything like that and and it sounds like you know he was probably one of the main possible Republicans who were in the mix for potentially voting for this thing and we should mention that though he is retiring tiring. It's not necessarily clear that he's leaving politics forever. There's been chatter. He could run for something else down the road but the fact that he he is now signaling that he's not on board with this impeachment push is probably a sign that They Democrats will get very very few Republicans if any at all it could just be zero. Republicans voting for impeachment when they finally get around to it and this is the way in which Stefanik also seemed interesting to me. I mean at least a phonic is one of the youngest members of Congress. She was a staffer for Josh Bolton. who was George W Bush's chief of staff says she very much comes out of the establishment Republican part of the Party and she's ambitious and you can look at someone like her and look in her behavior and see like what are the incentives right now? That are driving Republican Party. Do Do do the Republicans who are young and up and coming do they look at this and say we need to show that we were against against this to be viable in the future. Right the we think what is going to happen is going to look at his era. In American politics is a terrible mistake and those who stood against it are gonNA come out as more noble and more viable or is this trump's party it will remain trump's party and if you want to be viable in the future you have to show that you stood with the president when it mattered and it seems very clearly in heard in Stefani and others that you're seeing the latter case as their answer. Yeah I think definition -Ly these are people who want a career in republican politics or potentially in her case to continue with one down down the road and to do that in this day and age they have calculated that you have to defend Donald Trump. He is overwhelmingly popular among Republican primary voters and it is just simply. It's the standard choice if we do get somewhere down the road where there's been some sort of wholesale rejection of the trump presidency by the American public you know it's hard to imagine how that would completely transform sentiment among along the Republican voters who will continue to vote in Republican primaries and and You.
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Dayton. El paso walmart's entertainment districts churches like mother emmanuel ame in south carolina and they're killing american citizens. Mitch mcconnell needs to get it off his ass and do something people getting killed on the streets in america. Nobody's acting nobody. There's a bottleneck in the united states senate. The house is senate comprehensive background background. Check bill that supported by eighty to ninety percent of the american people. What the hell are we doing in the united states of america. I'm telling you people were fed up. We were here in dayton last night. There were tears and there was rage and there should be rage. <hes> the shooter managed to kill nine people in thirty seconds. The cops stopped optima within thirty seconds but he still managed to kill nine people because of the type of weapon he had an assault weapon and he's able to damage very quickly so there's a lot of things is that divide the democrats gun control is not one of them and <hes> in nancy pelosi deserves credit to immediately when they took charge they pass to <hes> piece of legislation which are completely completely uncontroversial supported by one sport by ninety four percent of americans other sport by eighty eight percent of americans. What else do you need. Overwhelming majorities of republicans support them so what what are they one is federal background checks so right now. You have to do a background check if you buy it in store but if you don't buy in a store well who cares you just go into a gun show. There's a giant loophole. You buy it anywhere you like in that sense and so people are like close loophole closed the goddamn loophole. Okay everyone agrees except the republican republican party in the senate blocked. It won't allow for a vote because they don't want to be embarrassed. <hes> voting in favor of massacres so mitch mcconnell just says no let damascus happen and and we just don't vote on it and i mean why are you opposed to the great majority of republican voters on this issue if you're not being bribed by the n._r._a. Because you it's not bribes. It's just campaign contributions for their for charity and for you know because they care about the american people if it's not a bribe. Why don't you with your own voters. Let alone all ninety four percent of the country. He blocks it. He blocks it but i have to add one thing. He keeps getting reelected so he keeps turning his back on his is very constituents. His voters what they want and they keep voting in back into office sees a reflection of us. All of these lawmakers are reflection of us j. No oh that one. I actually disagree with slightly quickest side. Look trump is a reflection of the republican party. They had a lot of choices and they chose the most reprehensible one mitch mcconnell and a lot of the republicans trick their voters with money. What is the money do they get the money from the i._r._a. And then they run ads they overwhelm <hes> sometimes democrats in their races with ads. You know what mitch mcconnell ran on to win election last time. He pretended to be in favor of kentucky's version of obamacare the same legislature's. He tried to kill dozens of times mitch. Mcconnell is a gigantic liar but he had enough sense to pretend to be a progressive so he could win an election election. But how did he trick people because he has money in politics. Is all that money number two. They run against soft. Ask democrats time and time again chuck schumer. The idiot could not pick a candidate. The date of his life depended on it every time he's like. Who's the softest who's the weakest who agrees with the republicans the most. Let's go without one right so that's partly why mitch mcconnell wins elections and the last one is the mainstream media oh. I don't know what a bribe. I can't tell so the n._r._a. Is given at least one point two six million dollars to mitch mcconnell. No real american believes that that's anything butter bribe. We understand that the supreme court legalized bribes in this country now you can give millions of dollars the politicians yeah but that's an obvious pride but the media won't say they won't say it. They won't say they have to protect our beloved goddamn mitch mcconnell because he's part of the establishment and they're in the same goddamn. Damn club say it. It's a goddamn bribe. So trump got thirty million dollars from an i._r._a. And we have a list of republicans who've gotten millions upon millions of dollars others to sell you out and block this legislation which brings me to the second legislation..
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"It. He thinks very fine people on that side so at that senate we're gonna get to him. Glorifying violence in just a second but there was a curious call for bipartisanship during his speeches well open wounds cannot heal if if we are divided we seek real bipartisan solutions we have to do that in a bi partisan manner so by lack of bipartisanship isn't an issue coming from the democrats in this case right democrats in the house by the way have already already passed gun control legislation. You wanna know where it stalled where there's a big bottleneck. It's with massacre mitch in the senate. He has blocked legislation. He won't even bring it to the floor for a vote. So you wanna talk about bipartisanship. Take a good hard. Look at your own house. Okay and ironically trump tweeted about how oh yeah we can do this. As long as we attach it to kind of anti-immigration quote unquote reform that i want the guy in el paso so shut people because he thought there was an immigrant invasion and your answer is to double down on that as a solution to the shootings. What kind of a monster sir does that. That's the real donald trump not the one going. I would like to do bipartisan solutions. Get you okay check. The house already passed federal little background checks. You're blocking. You said you'd veto it. So why don't you do the bipartisan thing that you claim what an unbelievable liar and let's take a quick look at where the american air can people stand where the voters stand and how the republican party incessantly turns its back on these voters so according to quinnipiac universal background checks ninety ninety four percent of americans support mandatory waiting periods to buy a gun so you can do a proper background check. Eighty-three percent of americans support that at gun licence requirement seventy seven percent of americans support that the vast majority of americans including republicans do support commonsense gun on legislation but mitch mcconnell will not bring that legislation to the floor for a vote and there's a specific reason why again he's accepting money from the n._r._a. So he has to to act as the n._r._a.'s puppet for him. That cold hard cash is way more important than saving. People's lives so with that said <hes>..
"republican party" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"You are are you there for saying that we're in a situation where some trade warring is called for and and doing it does not violate at the sort of conservative spirit protecting the United States interests. Which is what Donald Trump has over. And over said he wanted to do includes protecting our trade relationships. Yes. That is a conservative principle Jeff flake, and you're in your in your opponents opening statement, they were making the pragmatic argument for who can win for the Republican party next time around. And I think you and bread are conceding. It's very very likely that if the report it's plausible that the Republican party nominates Donald Trump they'll win, and they don't nominate Donald Trump. They're Democrats will win also sorry possible costs. Okay. I'll switch to possible. My question is is that a risk that you're willing to take? In other words, somebody else challenges him in a primary either weakens him, or or or an extraordinary circumstance replaces him, and he loses as a result of that. Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican party because of the principles that you're arguing you? Yes. Let me let me. Let me talk about a corollary here. In one thousand nine hundred four in California. Pete Wilson was the governor Republican governor he wanted a second term. There wasn't much excitement for a second term that that time so along came prop one eighty seven the measure that went hard at illegal immigration to deny benefits for illegal. So that's how it was cast as a way to gin up the Republican base and give people excited to come out and vote again for Pete Wilson it worked Pete Wilson. Got a second term is anybody. Remember anything that Pete Wilson was able to do in the second term in California that justified the fact that in the past quarter century now since Pete Wilson was governor or one that second term only Arnold Schwarzenegger who later switched parties and an insurance Commissioner have been elected as Republican stay..
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Dan a dichotomy very well but i also recognize i come from a community whereas my mom was addicted to crack cocaine and i lived in poverty for a great deal of time and i chose the become a republican because i believe in the values the traditional family values which after ruined more i'm not sure if it left for not um and also in terms of business in the taxation thosethose kenny issues as woods which wet appealed me to the party's so when these issues come up leah and anyone else is something and i feel that we must speak up that's the reason why we're here when i hear to say oh no republicans you know republicans are races and i and i respect and and and now the oval emily republicans are the gop this is not a racist party i know that a lot of the issues that occur in a republican party occur in a democratic party and sometimes even worse on the other side so with that being the case i recognize what it is gene on are you talking about issues are not strata letting her and the democratic party i wanna make sure when i make no fagan said yeah i wanna make sure when not making a false acquittal and see are you talking about issues of race to this extent that also occur in the democratic party because i urgently the absolute their absolutely is let's talk about even hiring how the they're so you should be more diversity we're talking about democrat but if you look in a senate you looking congress though senior level positions have been given in terms of black african americans had gone to uh republicans look speaker ryan said chief of staff who was a african american lifted tim scotch chief of staff who is an african american woman uh we can talk about a number pay inequality you see would democrats mitch in these issues is wait wedge issues but they do a lot of talk at a non alana action i'm not sure that's credible i mean if you look at for example supreme court and we can use only sort of my own mitch and affects think will not result actu will hold on a second i mean sonia sotomayor was appointed to the supreme court under barack obama neil gorsuch.
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Hey there it's joshua thanks for listening to one a we're always trying to improve and there's really easy way you can help us out just take a short anonymous survey at npr dot org slash podcast survey fix a few minutes and you'll do as a huge favour at one a by filling in out tell us which you like what we could do better on line at npr dot org slash podcast survey thanks we asked you for some of your experiences as black conservatives with the republican party why you joined the party perhaps why you stay or even while you left here's onestorey that came to our inbox hi my name cristiano forty six ya black republican have been on republicans without is registered to vote at eighteen but lately it seems that the republican party has been very outspoken uh not supporting black people emigrants and encouraging statements like the ones that are made at eight pack against michael steele and that to me was the nail in the coffin i'm definitely changing my party affiliation i'm down sharply anti republican party until they changed their way christy appreciate your surender stories thanks very much for calling in lori is listening from athens vermont and laurie rights i am not black nor republican nor conservative but what i wanna ask your guest is or the republicans or or the conservatives if the republican party has abandoned people of color and they have under trump and true conservatives look at the budget is there still a place with them as conservatives geno what do you think i would say the one i am a republican i am also conservative vote interesting we know what one point this kinda stuck with me through this conversation them something and leage as mentioned about they're not be in any benefit to black republicans who choose to cana speak up on these issues in truthfully speaking what i've noticed is i get it from all sides that's democrats republicans black white and indifferent and truthfully speaking as we've been talking about these issues um and they give you kind of a just a brief bagra among south side chicago god was born arisen the south's outta chicago there's nobody in my family that really noone close in my family that's republican i had to deal with things that only white republic asian only listen in read about so i understand.