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Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Here's Trump on the third party yesterday before I am not starting a new party that was fake news. Fake news know when that be brilliant. Let's start a new party. Let's divide our vote. So that you can never win. No, we're not interested in that. Yeah. Folks. I Yeah, these things I can and kids say, okay for obvious reasons, even saying I can't say it. I shouldn't say I told you this a month ago. He was not going to do this, okay? He's not stupid. The Republican Party's of mess 80% of it is a train wreck. But 100% of a third party strategy will fail. There's no math. He's not stupid. So did we get a teaser from President Trump about what's coming up in 2024? Gosh, I hope so. Again. I hope this is a teaser. So he said something in the beginning in the speech about this journey, not being over driving. What is he talking about? Journey not being over. Is he taking some kind of like, eat? Pray, love journey on him, And I don't think that's what he's talking about. Check this out. President Trump on the journey not being over. So many wonderful friends, conservatives and fellow citizens in this room and all across our country. I stand before you today. To declare that the incredible journey we begun together. We went through a journey like nobody else. There's never been a journey like it. There's never been a journey so successful.
Trump's new PAC raises over $30 million
"At the conservative. Political action conference in orlando over the weekend. Former president trump was clear. He will not start a new political party to make an end run around the grand old party. He drops strong hints. Though that he might like to run for president again there was interest. Also in rhonda. Santa's the governor of florida and the governor of south dakota kristi noem and trump is still very good at raising money. Marketplace's kimberly adams has that former. President trump never stopped raising money. I he pulled in cash from donors to fight his election loss and since then trump launched a leadership pac that raised over thirty million dollars in just a matter of months. Carl evers hellstrom monitors money in politics for open secrets dot org and he says politicians and groups who align themselves with trump are benefiting as well. The republican party is increasingly. Reliant on trump. actually raise money. so we've seen some. Corporate interests are not as interested in donating to them after the capital riot. Trump's supporters on the other hand still seem game to donate to the president and his allies. There were even rumors after the election. He might start a third political party and what he's done is actually a lot more interesting. Jennifer here. wig political sociologist at suny stony brook. He said okay. I have this kind of asset which is my a fundraising prowess and my donor or less than the ability to connect with people who maybe ordinarily wouldn't donate and so i'm going to use that and turn it into a formal organisation that the gop has to pay attention to and the republican party. Is we know that. President trump is still someone who was wildly popular and someone who was and is an effective fundraiser. Paris denard is a spokesperson for the republican national committee. We are optimistic. That he will continue to be the type of former president that engages in wants to help the rmc. A fundraise denied says trump has agreed to attend an r. n. c. donors event this spring in florida where republican leaders will be encouraging donors and the former president to support their efforts heading into the midterm elections in washington. I'm kimberly adams for marketplace
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Michael Savage
"Seeing our troops fighting. Liz Cheney. How about that good news is in her state. She's been censured and in her state, her poll numbers have dropped faster than any human being I've ever seen. This is Donald Trump's party. I say that not just as someone who likes Trump when I When I say this is Donald Trump's party. I'm sort of pleased that I can say that. But even people who hate Trump's guts, even runny and Liz Cheney and all the rest of them have to admit this is Trump's party. Mitt Romney did admit it the other day, he said, I Mitt Romney represent a very small sliver of the Republican Party. Donald Trump would win the nomination in the landslide if he ran How strange is it that it's cpac? This is sort of the big conservative Conference of the year. The chairman of the House Republican caucus, Liz Cheney gets booed, overwhelmingly booed on the floor like that. Mitt Romney, who won the CPAC straw poll in 2012. Mitt Romney, who used to be pretty popular and see back, getting booed because the party is shifting and because politics always does change changes according to circumstance, That's 2022. Obviously, I think Trump is going to try to pick off some of his political opponents. What about 2024? If Trump's got the party behind them if Trump's got the conservative base behind him if Trump's picking off his opponents, is he going to run in 2024? Well, he doesn't say no, but who knows? Who knows? May even decide to beat them for a third time, Okay?.
Trump returns to the spotlight with unhinged CPAC speech.
"President. Donald trump on sunday declared himself the dominant figure in the fractured republican party and attacked president joe biden in his first major appearance since leaving the white house nearly six weeks ago. I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together for years. Ago is far. From over trump told the conservative political action conference in orlando florida. A civil war has erupted within the republican party with establishment figures like senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell eager to put trump in the rear view mirror and others like trump ally. Senator lindsey graham believing. The party's future depends on the energy of the pro-trump conservative base. The republican party is united. The only division is between a handful of washington dc establishment political hacks and everybody else all over the country trump said. He also confirmed that he would not be starting a new political party after being chosen by cpac straw poll as the preferred republican candidate for twenty twenty four trump fervor at the four day. Cpac event has been so strong that trump's son donald trump junior declared it t- pack and participants rolled out a golden statue of the former president made in mexico in the short term. He he's making plans to set up a super pac political organization to support candidates who mirror his policies. An advisor said trump speech included attacks against joe biden including on immigration and security along the us border with mexico and the slow reopening of schools closed due to the pandemic. He also claimed his journey was the most successful of any form president despite losing the white house congress and the senate and the popular vote to the democrats
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Larry Elder
"Conservative operation Warp speed with instrumental in Johnson and Johnson's Corona virus vaccine and goes out and talks about how But for operation worse be this would have happened. Not even mentioned on CNN and him and mspb he heart which, by the way, did not even cover Donald Trump's speech. C SPAN. We're tougher than they are. We're stronger than they are. Ncpac together in the coming years, we will carry forward the torch of American liberty. We will lead the conservative movement and the Republican Party back to a totally conclusive victory. And we've had tremendous victories..
Trump set to return to the spotlight with CPAC speech
"Less than six weeks after leaving office former president Donald Trump is returning to the political spotlight trump will deliver the closing speech at the conservative political action conference that's been taking place in Orlando Florida attendees like Martha may cut jade say they're ready for his comeback we want to see our president and I think our president meaning the people's president and what should they expect maybe settling some scores American conservative union chairman match lacked by the same token I think he's going to talk about this coalition that he built me to the coalition like the Republican party's ever seen before he's very popular among Republicans on ABC's this week senator rob Portman I do think that the policies are what's even more popular and that's why Republicans actually did pretty well in twenty twenty other than the presidential level I'm Ben Thomas
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Michael Savage
"In his words and in Public opinion polls that the GOP is still the Trump Party and CNN is ecstatically furious. The CPAC with Donald Trump, Closing it out is a liar pollution. Uh, it's a liar. Pollution zing. Yeah. Take that trump. Yeah, You're a big meaning. Yeah, it's a liar Fester. This was the best day that Jim Acosta has had in months. Jim Acosta is gone to his bed every single night since Trump. Conceded the election and he's written Dear Diary. Another. Another sad day here in the Acosta household. I miss him. I have nothing to talk about. No one wants to put me on television anymore. No one gives me headlines because my man is gone well Trump is back and the media are are furious. So Trump CPAC speech was generally more measured than some people said it would be it. Some people said he was gonna announce a new political party. Some people said he was going to declare himself the nominee for 2024. Some people said he's going to do all this. Was actually much more measured. He reigned himself in a little bit, but he still talked about the important issues starting most importantly, with election integrity. Another one of the most urgent issues facing the Republican Party is that of ensuring fair,.
Former President Trump reasserts leadership over the Republican Party at CPAC
"In a return to the political stage, former President Trump criticizing the bite administration and calling for Republican Party unity. White House correspondent Greg Clugston. Speaking at CPAC. Trump described the opening weeks of the Biden administration as disastrous, singling out immigration, energy and LGBT policies. The former president said his conservative movement is far from being over. But he has no plans on starting a third political
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Russell & Hunter
"You went away. You let the cable news media tell you that he was just cowering in mar a lago that he was hiding and plotting revenge against certain Republicans that he was just in complete disarray. Oh, Donald Trump spoke at CPAC yesterday in proved everyone wrong. Welcome to rustle in 105 50 k f Y I thank you. Much for hanging out with us. Donald Trump wanted everyone to know exactly what the GOP is. The task for our movement on our party is to stand up to this destructive agenda with confidence and with result These are the future of the Republican Party is as a party that defends the social, economic and cultural interests and values of working American families. Of every race color and creating go. That's why the party is growing so rapidly and it's.
Donald Trump at CPAC: Ex-president expected to declare himself leader of Republican Party at Orlando event
"And former President Trump will be the keynote speaker this afternoon. If conservative political action conference in Orlando. Many are waiting to see if Trump gives any indication that he'll run in 2024, the former president is widely expected to win a GOP straw. Poll taken among CPAC attendees prior to this afternoon
Trump to target Biden and assert leadership over GOP at CPAC
"CBS NEWS reports Former President Donald Trump plans to reaffirm his leadership of the Republican Party and sharply criticized President Biden for an early focus on immigration policy. When he addresses the CPAC conference tomorrow. It'll be Trump's first major speech of his post White House, a senior adviser to Trump tell CBS News. Trump is expected to call out some of his most vocal critics, but has no plans to announce a 2024 campaign to win back the presidency.
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
Former President Trump Headlines Conservative Gathering CPAC
"Trump headlines the premier Conservative gathering CPAC. For Pacifica Network and Public News Service. I'm Mary Sherman and their conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement is already underway. And it's turned into an ode to Donald Trump. As speakers declared today, their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for Selfies with a golden statue of his likeness. As the Republican Party grapples with deep divisions over the extent to which they should embrace Trump After losing the White House and losing both chambers of Congress, those gathered at the annual conservative political Action Conference in central Florida made clear they're not ready to move on from the former president or from his baseless charges that the November election was rigged against him. Republican Senator Just Holly of Missouri, a potential presidential 2024 awful drew among the loudest applause today and the standing ovation when he bragged about Is challenging of the election certification on January 6th despite the storming of the Capitol building by Trump's supporters trying to halt the Institutionally mandated process. Trump will not arrive at the conference until Sunday, but was present in spirit in the form of a large golden statue erected in a merchandise show booth where attendees could pose for pictures with it more from reporters. Simon marks the stage is set in the US for a big weekend in Republican Party politics. Former President Donald Trump will address the conservative political action conference in Florida, where he's expected to stake his claim to the ongoing leadership of the Republican Party. The former president's former White House chief of staff is Mark Meadows. We will see the start of planning for the next administration, and I can tell you The people. They're the top of that list. All of them have. Trump is their last name. He spoke to Fox News Simon marks reporting. Immigrant rights activists
Trump to reemerge at CPAC as GOP tries to plot its future
"Action conference will provide the backdrop this weekend for the first public appearance since leaving office where former president Trump CPAC is often when a candidate a search themselves as the conservative standard bearer with an intent Be nominated by the Republican Party to run for the presidency. Whatever the former president discusses Sunday, CPAC organizer match lamp of the American Conservative Union says he's choosing his words carefully. He knows it's a very, very important reset for him and for the country and for half the country, and so many people who are here in this ballroom, many wonder if Trump will announce a 2024 candidacy. At
The Conservative Political Action Conference happens every year but 2021 will be different
"In Orlando. It's called CPAC, the conservative political action Conference and with a closer look at this year's gathering, ABC News correspondent Andy Field Andy after losing the White House. What's the tone of the conference going to be this year? Well, the theme is called America On canceled. I think they probably got that from former President Trump, who was none too happy about being canceled by Twitter and Facebook and many other social media Basically, Silencing him on all those platforms after many of his tweets were considered, uh, inciting violence, and many of them in retrospect, appeared to have helped Spark the attack on the U. S. Capitol. So Republicans and certainly the Conservatives of this conservative political action conference are angry about this. They're saying that they're being silenced by liberal media. And they're going to speak out about it, which, ironically will be covered by many of the outlets that they considered to be liberal media. Well, it seems also and maybe on a grander scale. The big task for the Republicans is charting their future and and maybe unifying the party because it seems so at this point, so splintered. Well, it is. There was a survey that came out recently. That said 46% of Republicans would gladly join a new party headed by Donald Trump. In split off from the Republican Party. That's a significant number of Republicans who say they're more loyal to Donald Trump of the party. That's a concern for the rest of the party, and certainly Is going to go play into what this conservative political action conference is all about. This is usually the Super Bowl of folks trying to get attention to say, Hey, look at me. I want to run for president the next time around. Except the leader of that group appears to be the man who just was president and wants to get another shot at it. Let's talk more about the former commander in chief. I see that Donald Trump is on the guest list. What about that? And who else would we know who other famous names are on that list? Andy Well, former Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who has also released We've heard rumblings that he might want to run for office. But would he do it against Donald Trump? We don't know Other people Tom Cotton Ted Cruz. Josh holy of Missouri. All of expressed some interest in the past or present and even future of trying to get the highest office in the land. So this is really kind of Ah, A tag team elbowing match to see who is going to get the most attention who makes the biggest splash here. And then what will former President Trump say? Well, he ignore what happened at the U. S. Capitol will Hey, talk about where he'd like to see the party will even say, Hey, I'm announcing I'm running again. That's all The mystery involved here, which is what former President Trump likes to do is a former TV host is He's the audience to make sure they tune in. Ted Cruz invited But after what happened
Romney says Trump would win GOP nomination 'in a landslide' in 2024
"Alright Senator Mitt Romney, one of the more outspoken anti Trump Republicans in the party right now, says former President Donald Trump will end up winning the GOP presidential nomination in 2024 if he run. No kidding yes. During a New York Times event on Tuesday, Romney said. That Trump will likely continue to be very involved in the future of the Republican Party. Here's what he had to say. Well, well. President Trump continue to play a role in my party. I'm sure you will. He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party. I don't know about his family members whether they intend to do that, but but I expect he will continue playing a role. I don't know if he'll run in 2024 not but if he does Yeah, I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination. You think he would win the nomination? Oh, I think you'd win the nomination. If you run. I mean, what can happen between now and 2024. So on I'm not great at predicting I'm I subscribe the Yogi Berra's philosophy in that regard, he said, I don't like that. I don't like predicting particularly the future's involved. So I I don't really know what'll happen there. But I look at the polls in the polls show that among the names being floated his potential contenders in 2024. If you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide. I would not be voting for President Trump again. I haven't voted for him in the past on, I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican Party that I
Trump to attend GOP's spring donor retreat
"Trump is scheduled to speak at the cpac conference on sunday while americans go about living their lives. Political reports trump is expected to attend the rnc upcoming spring donor. Retreat in april quote. The rnc's donor. Retreats are a prime stop for future presidential candidates who use the events to establish relationships with wait for it. Major contributors Back with us tonight. Abc veteran washington journalists and associate editor and columnist over a real clear politics and matthew. Dowd he is the founder of country over party. We should point out. He is a texan. Who has a new appreciation for a hot shower. Since the cold dark outage of late and in the past matthew was chief strategist for the bush. Cheney presidential effort Back in oh four Welcome to you both. Ab you right with your usual candor and clarity quote just six weeks. After a deadly insurrection against the us government republicans are past their horror and hopping eagerly back on the trump train. The new twenty twenty one ticket price. They must buy into his big lie. That brings us to the question a. b. if trump is the banner under which they all must run under which they all must try to raise money he lost. How can that be a winning strategy. Whatever he says goes so you saw that. Nothing made it more clear than the house. Gop whip steve scalise going on tv. The sunday after his visit mar-a-lago where apparently they just talked about their families and how chill and relaxed. The president has been in his post presidency period at his resort and he just could not bring himself to say that this was a free and fair election. He said yes. Legitimately biden one when he was pressed by jonathan karl of abc news because elector said that on december fourteenth basically. He said a lot of sing. Swing states just didn't follow their own state laws and a lot of people are very concerned so what you do is instead of spreading the big lie. You never defy trump. You never disavow it and you never spell it you sit and you never discuss. How pernicious and dangerous. It is liz cheney and adam her and others have you just sort of try to circle around it because quote your constituents buy into it. And that's what's gonna keep you in trump's orbit if you want to keep your job in twenty twenty two. Matt voters have a funny way of kind of market testing ideas on their own and figuring out what. And what's gonna fly. How is this gonna fly especially in republican tightly contested suburban races two years from now. Well i think it does well in republican primaries. So i think that's the issue and that's the real problem for the republicans right now. They know that. Donald trump tests eighty eighty five percent popularity among the voters at will participate in republican primaries even in republican primaries in purple states or in suburban districts. That are swing districts. The problem is every time they venture into capturing that republican primary voth it more and more offense the people in the general election so it gets okay in a red state or deep red district to do that but when you start to try to win in suburban areas around houston suburban areas around dallas suburban areas in michigan suburban areas in california. It becomes exceedingly problematic. An i think that's the problem there in though it doesn't seem like they're in any way trying to confront that general election problem that they just keep pushing that often it's somehow they think is going to solve itself. It's almost as if they're going through this primary. They did in two thousand fifteen in twenty sixteen where they thought that donald trump problem would salve itself or he would peter out or nobody would deal within or somebody else would handle it and they didn't have to and then what they ended up having donald trump the republican nominee and then donald trump the republican president and now donald trump the republican president. So i do think it's his party. I don't think there's any question anymore that it's donald. The drill pay party is now the trump party and everything that donald trump does from town to what he cares about to. The conspiracy pushes is the republican party.
Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House
"It is a comeback of sorts for former President Trump coming soon. It'll be his first major public appearance since leaving office last month. Source familiar Confirms to ABC News Former President Trump will speak at the conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC in Orlando Sunday, February, 28th Trump is expected to touch on the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement as well as President Biden's immigration policies.
Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party
"A state senator in Arkansas says he's changing his party affiliation from Republican to independent. Susanna Psy Tech with member station K you, AF says the lawmakers cites last month's deadly violence at the U. S. Capitol for his decision to sever ties with the GOP. After declaring himself an independent state Senator Jim 100, announced he's forming in your organization aimed at working in a bipartisan fashion in a video. Hundreds, said the January 6th U. S Capitol insurrection was his tipping point. I asked myself what in the world would I tell my grandchildren when they asked one day what happened And what did I do about it? The Republican Party of Arkansas calls hundreds of decision nothing more than an attempt to get press for a future independent candidacy for governor. Because 100 knows he can't compete with the conservative records of other leading GOP
Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party
"Prominent Arkansas state senator is changing his party affiliation from Republican to independent. Susana Psy Tech from member station K U A E F report. Senator Jim Hendron says the deadly insurrection at the U. S Capitol building last month prompted his decision. After declaring himself an independent state Senator Jim Hendron, announced he's forming in your organization aimed at working in a bipartisan fashion in a video. Hundreds, said the January 6th U. S Capitol insurrection was his tipping point. I asked myself what in the world would I tell my grandchildren when they asked one day what happened And what did I do about it? The Republican Party of Arkansas calls hundreds of decision nothing more than an attempt to get press for a future independent candidacy for governor. Because 100 knows he can't compete with the conservative records of other leading GOP candidates
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio titan, dies of lung cancer at age 70
"One of the most dominant figures in talk radio in an architect of the conservative media movement. Rush limbaugh passed away aged seventy from lung complications lung cancer complications. There's been an outpouring of tributes along with a lot of criticism of his decades of controversial comments. So the question is how will you remember my start with joy. Well i did work. I worked at a radio station in. Nineteen ninety-one ish around that time. Wabc radio and he. I came on at ten. I believe and then he was on at eleven o'clock so i was engaged with him quite a bit in those days over the years. He's called me more bihar. Which i thought was interesting. I guess he was saying that. I was like b arthur in the in the show. Maude who was a raging liberal. I presume that's what he meant. And i consider that a badge of honor to be compared to maud. But it's interesting. I worked with him. I worked i've interviewed ann. Coulter many times Janine pirro has been on the view trump has been on the view. I went to his wedding for marla You know these people have gone through some kind of metamorphosis of of weirdness over the years and i was getting used to come on the show. She was actually fun. Ann coulter is basically. I consider her a comedian. I don't even consider her a pundit and we all know what trump was like before you know he was a democrat. So what's what happened to them. And i answer is money. Money is what happened to them. They have thrown at so much money at them at fox for example and various places that they could not resist the money so they go on the air and they spew their hatred their prejudices their lies as rush limbaugh for the almighty dollar and they fool americans into believing that they are authentic authentic. I know these people. They're not real right. So sonny what do you think his legacy will be. Well i been listening to to everyone. Eulogizing rush limbaugh. And i remember listening to him as a kid growing up and for me. He just normalized Hatred he normalized racism. And you know. I think he really weaponized. White male grievance and you know he sort of hard in these rural white listeners people sitting in their trucks and in the middle of america and in the south and listening to rush limbaugh and this is someone who called our president barack. The magic negro. This is someone who talked about an nfl football game as a gang match between the bloods and crips. This is someone who made fun of michael. J. fox's a parkinson's disease this is someone who likened a thirteen year old chelsea clinton to a dog. You know this wasn't someone who Was a nice person. This is someone that spewed racism and hatred yet. He is now considered. I guess the most influence the an influential person and building the modern republican party and conservatism. A to me. That's not something to be proud of. I mean how is that. A reflection of conservative values i thought conservatism was about small government and family values and if family values is making fun of black people and a child and a disease. I don't know where the the republican party is. I think his legacy is that he paved the way again for the modern republican party and trump is
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host, dies at 70
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"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"I don't know outside. Of Quote Unquote Regular America and you hear it too in the protecting the suburbs and the you know I feel like law and order. So often is a vehicle for fear in a vehicle for tribalism I think that's right. These are two fundamentally cultural documents. the Republican platform is certainly a cultural document in saying. I mean not even in very coded-language. Hey White America middle-class particularly but. White America overall. The things that seem normal to you are what we think should be enshrined in the law. the things that were taught to you in Sunday school because we're assuming that you're all Christians. We think should be enshrined in the law I mean the platform says things from two thousand sixteen. The platform says like we endorse school systems that teach the Bible as literature in Highschool classes. They talk in the platform about education as. On and cultural identity. So it's not subtle. That's what the document is and that's why some people are. GonNa, read it and rally around it even though philosophically there are not consistent threads of thought about what our government exists to do and not do its government is horrible in every way that it went that would involve investment in things that you don't like. And government is the ultimate. And Shield for everything that you think is normal and important. Right and the Democrats platform is a cultural document in that it is bending over backwards in every sentence on every page to be as inclusive as possible to use the two thousand, hundred twenty language for every group to constantly appeal to a diverse group of human beings. And show that they are working hard all the time to right past wrongs and to move the country in a direction that is more equitable and I don't look at either of these documents and thank God I just one hundred percent feel good about every sentence and here, but it is very clear to me. Of those two visions, which one I want to be part of. Now I do want to give. A little bit of grace. Okay, I'm not talking about the party platform and I'm certainly not talking about the party leadership. But I am talking to the people who hear that Republican preamble in it appeals to them. Richard Rohr. One of my favorite spiritual leaders is doing a series in his on order disorder and reorder. This is like a real fundamental principle of his sort of religious philosophy that the idea that we're born and we order ourselves, and then we usually go through a trauma or some sort of process of disorder where things fall apart and then we have a reorder and that's really where growth and self awareness and connection come. And at the end of this I e mail about reorder. So we're in the process after everything's kind of broken down he says based on years of spiritual direction. I have observed that conservatives must let go of their illusion that they can order and control the world, their religion money or politics true release of control to God will show itself as compassion and generosity and less boundary keeping liberals however must surrender their skepticism of Leadership L. Drain or authority and find what is good healthy and deeply true about foundational order. This will normally be experienced as a move toward humility and real community. And that second part really spoke to me because I think there is such a temptation to hear that preamble. To into here, what I'm sure we'll be many many incendiary moments within the RMC considering the speaker list. And the president himself and roll. Our eyes and think they're just this is just fearmongering. But it is also I, think speaks to a need for order and I think it is easy as Liberals or progressives to dismiss that and I you know I think about Jonathan hate in the righteous mind and that that authority and respect for authority is a real moral value that some people hold that some people prioritize. Overcame and that doesn't make them bad people and in a society where we are going to form as a community and a group does need to be some authority and there does need to be some foundation in order I, mean, listen not to throw Portland under the bus but. We saw what happened like the people in that community were not happy with what happens when we create a little a little paradise where there's no rules there's endless stories of progressives in the sixties and seventies trying to start businesses or trying to start commune's, and there's no foundational order and it does spoiler it does not dwell. In. So there you know this balance this idea that we have a two party system so that both of these moral values can come and balance each other when I'm speaking about the Republican, national? Convention. And even when I am very frustrated and deeply snarky place, it's because it's not good for anybody if one party is this. Deeply messed up and it is deeply deeply messed up. There's a great political article. We both read about the Republican meltdown and you know it's just quote unquote people within the Republican Party saying, all we do is the only value is fighting this one longtime senior congressional aide says owning the lives in pissing off the media. That's it. That's what we believe now and look that's not good for anybody I could Republicans is not good for Democrats is not good for Americans and I think when you look at these platforms like that's what's really upsetting to me is that I don't want. Any party, even the party don't belong to to be this deeply broken. I. Think that's right and I think we're spending a lot of time on the intros to the platforms because that's really what the.
"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..
"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. 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"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.
"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 On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"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..
"republican party" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"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.
"republican party" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"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
"Oh delighted to be with you again Azra so I think the story of the impeachment hearings is much more about what they're publican party will accept than what Donald Trump from did we know. What Donald Trump did those actually not much dispute over it but the Republican Party's behavior in this seems to be the key question? So what if you seen watching them. I've seen exactly what I've seen for the last decade or more. Many people believe trump disrupted our entire air political system and I don't underestimate his level of unfitness for office but Donald Trump was able to get elected and more importantly continuing office as a consequence of a Republican party that has become extreme and tribal and just absolutely captured by the broader changed ecology allergy of the GOP. Let's begin on that a little bit. I think when people heard the argument about polarization which you norm Ornstein Inc really pushed into to the into the mainstream people understand that as an ideological question that they think of that as a Republican Party moving right and the democratic moving left on policy issues. But I think what we're seeing is on another axis actually around. What kind of behavior is acceptable? What approach to liberalism and liberalism is acceptable double? So what is the story behind that kind of asymmetric polarization separate from the question of what tax cuts you do and don't support yes. It's so important to move beyond on the ideological extreme behavior and and positions on issues in the rest Going back to it's even even worse than it looks. We mentioned that the takeaway line as the Republican Party is scornful of compromise unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts evidence and science and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. So it's getting getting at exactly what you're talking about. It's the system behavior. It's the if you will constitutional hardball. It's it's all of that behavior behavior. That would be problematic. Whatever the ideological position the Republican Party happened at settle on? So give me the explanation explanation for devops. What is happening there when he gives these long wind-ups full of conspiracy theories the role? Oh He's playing in. This is distinct and it's very important. And how do you understand the incentives that either produce devin nunes or currently shape his behavior. He's the prime example of the behavior of Republicans in situations like this Earlier earlier in the trump administration remember he was Had to step aside from the chairmanship of the House intelligence committee because of charges of leaking certain confidential information to people in the White House and employees of the PR- president private employs. So He's been in this all all the way. It goes back with deep roots in American history but it was the beginning of the breakdown of Jim. Crow in the in the forties and fifties and culminating in many respects in the nineteen sixties. That began to profoundly only change. The coalition basis of Of the parties you you know. The Democrats were deeply divided on race because of the Southerners Zand. Republicans were divided as well but there were at least a substantial minority if not majority of Republicans were we're Lincoln. Republicans who were racial moderates and favored the Voting Rights Act and the civil rights. Act so coming out of that and then the decision of Richard Nixon to follow advice on a southern strategy really produce use the the kind of elite partisan activist of phase of this. That was the beginning of the change in the coalition base and over over time minorities sorted themselves into The Democratic Party and those who felt aggrieved and short short changed by all of this Some racists some not found themselves in the Republican party but that was only part of what was going on then and then it was the Christian right that saw an opportunity Paul Wiig To make more headway in the Republican Party. Then there's grover norquist's and this was I think absolute key part of this was the no new tax pledge for the Republican Party and Ronald Final. Reagan and government is the problem it's sort of underscored the Economic Corporate plutocratic coalition partner partner of the Republican Party and made it more prominent so all of these sort of conspired to produce much much more like minded Republicans and Democrats separately and the polarization took hold and over time. They became more competitive seven elections for the House and Senate meant something because it was control of the Party and the like but as part of that effort and it took decades decades to evolve I've mentioned some pieces of it Two things happened one newt. Gingrich happened and and he. He introduced a norm of Really demonizing The Congress and its leadership as as corrupt and untrustworthy. And it was. There's a war and this was really weaponized. The governing process in in our elections. It was all about winning the majority the and you know we'll talk about the rest at other times it was incidental but it was. It was hateful and those are the bad guys. Were the good guys Senate sort of introduce something into our politics and then the the ecology of the party changed and there was organizations that Develop the Coke Network in a ray of groups operating with the party but outside of that and of course the conservative -servative Media Radio Television and cable and social media and all this came together and some of that because of the racial official issue there and the interest of the economic cutting taxes and protecting corporations and And the like it came together in a party where loyalty meant everything where identity. A party was a summary identity. Identify for a whole set of cleavages in society that suddenly became aligned with party. Instead of being cross cutting cleavages. This is the framers developed so it it was cult-like there was connections with the more extreme right wing groups and individuals vigils some of them got hearings and Devin Nunes. This sort of came out of that world grew up in it in Congress and he believed virtually every conspiracy theory about the Democrats. I mean let me hold on for a minute because like I want to. I do a lot of work on asymmetric metro station in thinking about your enormous work for for the book. I'm writing while we're polarized. I guess that I have and coming out in January preorder wherever you get your books but part part of the story you just told is a good story for sorting right. It is a story of why the parties which are mixed in the mid twentieth century with Conservative dixiecrats and the Democratic Party and Liberal Lincoln Republicans in the Republican Party why they sorted right and and they have sorted. It doesn't really explain why somebody like. Newt Gingrich or later Devin Nunes. Who's took root in the Republican Party? Why that was fallow? Ground for conspiracy theories for kind of tactical escalation. That doesn't quite have its match on the Democratic side and this to me is the the key question of asymmetric polarization. It isn't like why did the parties get further away from each other or even. Why did they develop coalitions? They did you can imagine the same connections between corporations and the Republican Party and unions Talkradio Party and so on with very different standards of behaviour. But something happened on the Republican Party to what you read a couple minutes ago. That did it become scornful handful of compromises they become more willing to coon itself in a very strange world of conspiracy theories and partisan theorizing an and that led it to embrace somebody like Donald Trump. So why that part well see I think the coalition will change is a big part of the difference That is if all the white supremacist star are gathered in one party and not across both parties parties then it begins to attract individuals So races is the clear part of it. But the other part is as Jakup CAPAC her and Paul Pearson have written about as plutocracy that is conservative parties across the the Western democracies Have for over. A century had a dilemma. They inherently supported the business interest in people with resources. You've gotta ran the shop until the franchise was extended and suddenly they had to get elected under situations. Where Luke plutocrats can provide some of the money but they don't have the vote so they have to think about how do they how do they build it? And the Republican Party in in this contemporary era made a sort of key decision that the best route to maintaining a majority in in the face of unfavourable demographic projections and the and the rest was basically to make a different kind of peel. uh-huh and the peel was an a- populist appeal of resentment and outrage against the establishment and that that meant government and the people who controlled it that was a decision that was made. That was an opportunity. That's the decision that was made in Germany and in the early part of the twentieth century. The the Tories and Britain made a different direction. They sort of accepted the fact that government would begin to serve provide benefits to people and they would maintain the democratic system. But this was really very different so I I see it in that way. As the as the CO the efforts to build a coalition was was to make fearful whites who saw themselves not doing so well economically and being hurt by people who are on the Dole a by religious traditionalist who were fearful of Their religion being demonized and taken away and it came to be something else. The Democrats believe in government. They think you can solve problems. Mind you they make their deals with the the people with substantial resources. But that's that's there is. One part of their effort was to appeal the economic interest and over time time The racial minorities interest and a whole host of other liberal agenda items but none of them necessitated hated. It seems to me an embrace of an extreme part of the political spectrum throughout our history we've had a radical right and a radical left. They've been around but they've usually been marginalized That came a little close For with go water we we saw them with Pat Buchanan and we saw them with George Wallace. So they're out there and they sometimes come close but they never came. Came this close to Actually controlling one of the major parties and and being a majority party in In Congress Something I want to note here. Is it if if it sounds to people if you're back it's a little bit when you hear a lot of talk of white supremacists Republican Party. I I do want to note that if not looked at the reporting coming out out about how much attention Stephen Miller pays to white supremacists websites and journalists. And how that's become a direct line into the White House with one of Donald Trump's most influential advisors sometimes now just stating the facts of the situation clearly can sound almost like slander by those are are the facts of the situation. There is a direct pipeline from white. Supremacist rags that would have been considered absolutely disqualifying even for anybody in government government to be paying too much attention to and now they. They're they're they're directly piped-in. I WANNA push this to a broad question. The system the Madison Ian System. mm-hmm it's genius as it's been described over history is that it fractious power in a number of different ways at fractures at across the federalist structure. Right you have a lot. A lot of power given to the states but also across the separation of powers at the federal level and ambition was meant to check ambition in the way we would take care of. A wayward. President is at Congress. I would have its own institutional incentives and want to conduct that oversight and want to rein in or kick out an executive who had abused the powers of his office now. Ambition cooperates ambition as a parties cooperate across the different Across the different branches of government. So how is having a Republican Party like this. It changed our political structures. It's something our political Even has an answer for not a very effective one at this time as I look forward if trump is removed from office or defeated in the next election. We remain With this problem Tom With a if you will anti system radical in the procedural process terms as it's hard for for me to see how that can work in our system it's made so vivid by the Republican questioning During the the impeachment hearings. It's just it's stunning to see a the world view and the importance of holding holding to it. I mean it's offense stated that the word political party does not appear in the Constitution the framers worried about interest and talked a a lot about them in the in the federalist papers but they at least didn't think it was wise to to include political parties. Party's remember this was before the error of mass political participation And so they were fearful and they thought their system of creating in these institutional checks and balances as you've summarized very well and then creating incentives that would lead the occupants occupants of those institutions To create the checks in the face of somehow demagogue or an autocrat Or someone someone who is really unfit and doing severe damage to our constitutional system..
"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.
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"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..
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"Party. We talked about that in my interview with him would would you should check out on youtube if we'll put this up and you could. We'll put up the link to it. <hes> if you're watching this later on youtube or facebook he went one one by one and explained look. This is the bare minimum for progressives. Whether it's higher wages ending the corruption in politics green new deal medicare for all calls for for all he's like where's the question and so if a politician or someone running for president thinks that this is some sort of big demand in terms of a litmus test. That's okay that means is there not a progressive and so they could be a modern they could be essentially. They can call themselves whatever they like. You don't have to call them something. I do which i think they earn like conservative <hes> corporate establishment etc but they're definitely not progressive so we now have the progressive way you can go to t. R. d. dot com signed to see who signed it. Costs cortez rashid needed to louisville on omar jamie raskin ro khanna just democrats sunrise movement <hes> in peachable sea routes action etc so i i love that he we did that but also listened to his words about gun violence look first of all campaign finance reform new york has eight to one matching at least public financing gets better so that's terrific your amount on that and i'm gun violence new york trice at least prevent and and he is a very strong record on that as you all the progressives speaking being out sanders and warned today very very forcefully on this issue saying it is donald trump's fault and it is the republican party's fault and we're. We're gonna do something about it but but i like that <hes> we have another very strong progressive running for president signed the progressive pledge. You sign it to make make it that much stronger every day all right. Let's move on to the other side of the equation which is horrific as republicans stumble upon one another trying to figure out which scapegoat they're going to use to deflect from the issue of guns in america <hes> the topic of video video games has come up this time to time and here is the insanely ignorant argument that we keep hearing from these lawmakers but the idea these video games to dehumanize individuals to <hes> have a game of shooting individuals and others. I've always felt that as a problem for <hes> future generations sion's and others this manifesto talks about living out his super soldier fantasy on call of duty and i say how long are we going to let for example an ignore at the federal level particularly where they can do something about the video game industry we must stop the glorification of violence in our society this this includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace it is to easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence just want to know that the <hes> trump property in doral <hes> has a an arcade with first shooter video games just putting that out there first person first-person shooter. I'm an underground game. I don't know if you know that but okay yeah..
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"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>..
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"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.