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Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Tom and Curley
"I don't know what you do at that point, because it's not going to be easy. I mean, all of us, I think in the restaurant industry we're just trying to Like survive to the point where it starts to come back because it's just I feel like it's not gotten at its worst point yet and we're probably heading there. I just want to say to everybody, please. Have fun, man, because winter's coming, man, and I'm not saying it to be negative. I'm saying, like, figure out, you know, No. One. No one who's planning on find Los Angeles would say anything negative about how Seattle's gonna deal with winner I completely understand that you're completely credible on that point. All right, coming up. We've got your letters, hopefully. Hopefully, you guys enjoy the week as much as we did. Bonneville International Radio station contests are open to participants at least 18 years of age or older that are residents of Washington State unless otherwise specified. Employees are agents of the station, Bonneville International Corporation, Other area radio stations or any entity associated with the contest are not eligible to win unless the station otherwise specifies in its own discretion. Persons who have one of the last 60 days from a station contest. That may not be eligible. Full general contest rules are available on my northwest dot com or in person at the station during regular business hours. The Guion Ursula Show election, 2020 Chris Vance, who was a longtime King County Council member. He also used to head the state Republican Party. If you are like me, someone who spent their life being a Republican and now are not happy with what happened to the Republican Party. What needs to happen is trumpets lose and just about every Republican needs to lose. I am firmly in the camp up needs to be Burnt to the ground and going built. E mean I'm voting against pretty much every Republican this year, and it needs to be destroyed and rebuilt. In my mind. She and Ursula 90 new on Cairo. It all started with the grilled cheese sandwich. Two simple pieces of bread some butter on a slice of American cheese. But after making it day after day week after week, I hungered for more Colby provolone Gouda, But Buddha wasn't good enough. I wanted great tomatoes, pickles, jalape O see if I could birth this gooey work of art in my tiny, modest kitchen. Imagine what I could do in a gourmet chef's kitchen. So I called the first bank about loaning me some extra cheddar..
Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit
"In Nevada, the State Republican, Party, and Republican National Committee sued, Clark County officials in June in part over their plan to mail absentee ballots to quote an active voters and president trump threaten further legal action just yesterday after the governor of that State Steve This lack signed a bill ensuring that all the citizens in state can vote by mail November a very common sense approach when it might be dangerous to go to the polls. In. Fact, the RNC now lists a total seventeen states were they in the trump campaign are engaged in legal battles related to in voting and other ways that they say Democrats are assaulting the integrity of their elections. Of course, assaulting terror elections meeting here making sure people can vote. This is a full concerted effort by the entire ministration and crucially the Republican Party. Whether they like trump or Nada they will eyes are nodded hickeys uncouth a whole Party to. The legitimacy of the election to cast aspersions on voting by mail and attempt to. Bar People from voting by mail. All why were in a deadly pandemic that has killed almost one hundred and sixty thousand of our fellow Americans.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Larry Elder
"You found some Mexican welcome down the street to claim one of your unnamed sources say that their emails Donald Trump team You provided Work award by the Hillary or made up by the Hillary campaign. You sound like absolute pull the biggest pool on the radio. Yeah. Republican Party or the Americans. I believe anything you say how much money playing cool today. You should get out now. You and the little joke. Triple 8971 s A G E. Triple 89717243 Larry Elder, really effective that calm study. I'll explain to you why play that back to back in just a second? Now we post new excerpts of the show on YouTube every single day. So please check it out, called a youtube dot com slash the Larry Elders show radio also then head over to my website, Larry elder dot com. And become an Eldorado ascribed to the podcast. We remove all the commercial break from the podcast and you'll be able to hear whatever said what you want. For example, what I'm going to say about the young man who called and left that rather warm message. Would you be able to hear that again and again and again if you like it And it's only 99 cents. Just goto. Larry elder dot com. Also, be sure and check out my latest calling. My latest call him is about Obama's accusation that President Trump is similar to Bull Connor, the Democratic law man in the In Birmingham, Alabama, who sicked Water hoses and Dogs on civil rights workers. And he compared him to George Wallace. The Democrat governor of Alabama. Who stood in front of a school door. And Bellow segregation. Now segregation tomorrow segregation forever. That's right. Obama compared Donald Trump to those two southern racist Democrats. The article was up on Larry. Oh, dotcom while you're over there, be sure and do that. And be sure and follow us on Facebook on Twitter and on Instagram now, as for the young man Hoo! Ah! Who made the comment about me being a kun. I have no idea what he's talking about about the emails, because obviously that's not what his issues his issues with me. And his issue is that he feels that somehow, someway I am harming the black community, harming the country, putting out information that somehow will be detrimental Teo to the black community. What is the primary message that I make primary message? Family's matter. Father's matter. And that the institution of the family has been damaged severely by the welfare state and by liberal policies that undermined it. I would like for you to ease about black man there. Now. Hey, called me a coon. Which means I presume that I am articulating a position. Of conservativism or some sort of ideological position. Whatever he wants, describe it that is at odds with The correct position with the appropriate position with the liberal position because I'm assuming the gentleman probably did not vote for Donald Trump. There are two major liberal think tanks. On the left. One on the last one on the right in the country. I don't want to offend any of my friends who are thinktank conservative, but I think that probably the the most prestigious, probably best funded conservative think tank in the country is probably the Heritage Foundation. And on the left, probably the most prestigious probably the best funded. I think tank on the left is the booking institution. So you have heritage on the right, Brooke Institution on the left, right? We read you what the Heritage Foundation said this is 20 years ago. About the importance of family's Heritage Foundation again. That's the conservative one. I hope my my friend is still listening. Since my primary message has nothing to do with this nonsense, he said about this tweeting that tweet my primary messages. How can we improve the country? How do we realize our potential and you start with good families? And it goes over studies. Quote Mounting social science research confirms what most Americans already know. The breakdown of the family contributes significantly to many of society's ills. Including poverty, crime, drug addiction, school dropout rates, poor health from this same research. Americans are learning that when fathers are absent from their families, the rate of juvenile delinquency rises dramatically. And it just goes over study after study after study after study And talked about the on ly study that really have conducted a study on the relationship between family structure and juvenile incarceration. The only one Quote the rate of incarceration of juveniles is lowest among two parent families five times higher among families with married but separated parents. 12 times higher among divorced single parent families and 22 times higher among families with always single parents in the foot. One more line before then turn to the Brookings Institution, the liberal one Quote dramatic though these numbers are for Wisconsin, they most likely understate the powerful effects that life in an intact family. With Mary parents has in parenting. And preventing juvenile delinquency. More on.
Trump casts doubt on mail voting while his campaign promotes it
"So we have a new phenomena. It's called mail in voting. We you send your. Zillow wall terms of the kind of millions and millions of ballots I'd never. Big? Issue the. Bigger, massively, bigger voting by mail has become a huge issue for president trump's reelection campaign president, trump talks about his lack of confidence in the system all the time, even though his own campaign is encouraging voting by mail that came up in his axios, on HBO interview, with Cheap Political correspondent Jonathan Swan, honestly don't understand this topic with regard. The Republican Party has an extremely well-funded vote by mail program. You'll campaign puts out emails telling people to vote. By Mauro, daughter-in-law, lower trump. She'd row causing California saying it's safe and secure mail inviting. Margaret Talev is our White House in politics editor. She's been studying this issue of what Americans including the president think about and votes. The President is certainly trying to whip up concerns that say absentee or mail and opportunities are rife with fraud. There's really no evidence to suggest that that's true. But what are the rest of Americans thinking one important thing to start with will overwhelmingly people want vote by mail or they at least one absentee voting across party lines Republicans as well. Support Absentee voting. But again, there are some states where you need a reason to. To cast the absentee ballot, there are some states where mail in voting is not an option, and so it's really a mixed bag. Here's the second thing you need to know the most recent axios Ipsos poll comes out today in in it. Americans are sharply divided on whether or not. They think voting in person is dangerous and a pandemic we found the Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to worry about voting in person. That's like going to the voting booth on election day casting a ballot, nearly two thirds of Democrats saying that they think it's It's a larger moderate risk independence or not far behind their right up there with them. Instead that leads us to the third thing. You need to know about this issue, just because many Democrats and independents say they're worried about voting doesn't mean they won't vote the recent protests are good example of how this could play out. That's absolutely what we saw in the demonstrations earlier in the spring, we saw the very same people were out demonstrating, telling us in the poll much more. So than everyone else that they thought that it was risky to protest so. So the question is, do you think it's worthwhile? Is it worth the risk that you're taking and another question is, do you feel that you can protect yourselves with things like a mask and gloves in the case of those protests over the killing of George Floyd we disproportionally those demonstrators say they were masking up? So if people are motivated to vote and they believe that their vote is worth taking a risk and they believe that they can mitigate their risk with the mask and gloves or with going in person early, they're much more likely to vote.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Amanpour
"Let me just play one just a little bit of one of the recent ads that actually went viral and you said we've been using skills well here you are putting them to a different kind of use. A. Failed President the worst economy in US history more Americans have died in this four month period than ever before Donald Trump's response stop the election he can't win. We voted during the wars we voted in the Great Depression. We voted when civil unrest swept the country. Americans died for our right to vote. Americans marched for our right to vote. Donald. Trump here's the message we will vote we will defend America we will throw you and your failed cronies out of office and the choice. America. Trump. Wow I mean it's pretty strong that you'd think that it was an opposition party doing it, but it's not members of the Republican Party. Do you think it will work or do you think that and the situation will work? How do you assess president trump's reelection. Chances at this particular time the polls. All the rest of it. I think trump could very well win. And I. Think. It's very important that people not get complacent by these polls showing. Failing, falling behind. Donald Trump as unique power as president because he's not governed by any sense of right and wrong and what are the things we've learned in the trump years is how much of our government and civil society is based on the responsibility of norms and trump isn't that way? So I think that The trump campaign was your everything they can. To cheat in this election, I think they're going to try to suppress non-flight vote. Legally in any way, they can illegally and in between those two I, think it's unique dangerous situation for Democracy and I am appalled Republicans haven't gone out and more about defending our system and chastising their own president. Talking about suspending elections. It's outrageous. But this, this is how Donald Trump is now in. July, it was talking about suspending election. What's this guy going to be like a week out when he's losing? I. Think it's extraordinarily volatile and dangerous. Stewart quite a few Republicans, have without taking him on full-frontal. So to speak, they have been saying, no, the election will happen on November third the. The president doesn't determine when the election is and people actually have come out maybe not as as you think and I'm interested to get your take on that. But even most recently, you've got a pushback against this narrative. True that mail has shown massive fraud all the experts say that's absolutely not true. But. Senate majority whip John. Thune has pushed back against his latest claims, and this is what he most recently said mail in voting has been used in a lot of places for a long time and honestly we got a lot of folks who are investing heavily to try to win that war. It's always a war to for mail in ballots both sides compete and it's Always, an area where I think our side at least in my experience has done pretty well. So I'm not sure what he's trying to say they're trying to tell the president to stop attacking it is he trying to defend democracy? Is You trying to say don't turn our voters off going to the polls or writing mail in ballots? What's going on? Then you think Well. You know what Senator Thune is talking about is exactly right into Republican. Party there has been a long standing A campaign that we thought that we executed better than Democrats trying to get people to vote by mail absentee votes or early voting by mail There's a whole generation of Republican political consultants who their first job was working, what we call absentee chase programs. We always thought we better than the Democrats. So I think what what Senator Thune is is talking about is in a weird way trump is. Suppressing his own. When he goes out and says it voting by mail doesn't work. I think they got to the message and said well, that's giving Roy message a Republicans. But what I find so striking here is. It's admirable to Senator Thune will go out and say that but no one in the party is challenging Donald Trump and saying what is the president of the United States doing raising the possibility of suspending elections they will take truck on directly. And I, think that's A committee in a failure. Because Kim, trump's not gonNA ask permission to do this though. Trump just going to do it and say stop me. And that is a uniquely dangerous situation. People look down the line they wonder what what will happen next if Donald Trump wins what would happen if Donald trump loses what will happen? You have I, think. You you don't believe that that he was a black swan kind of candidate hijacking the party. You think the party is sort of come to this and he's merely the. The image of what was always coming along. You trace the history of the party or the future of the Party and you've written recently for the New York Times. This collapse of a major political party as immoral governing force is unlike anything we've seen in modern American politics. The closest parallel is the demise of the Communist Party and the Soviet Union when the dissonance between what the party said it stood for and what citizens actually experienced was so great that it was unsustainable. So. These really strong words. Are you sure the citizens are not. You. Know. Don't want what he stands for. I listen I think that the party exists to elect Republicans. I mean say what? You will about Elizabeth Warren she can articulate theory of government and defend. You can argue with it. You can think it's great. Think it's terrible but there is a coherent theory. I don't know anyone on the conservative side credibility that can articulate what it is to be a Republican. Now, what it is to be a conservative in America. It. Just as a association, the Republican Party's become to beat Democrats not what is the policy? What is the policy that Donald Trump is running on? There's really not. Defending confederate monuments it's extraordinary. And this is why you know very. Good.
Obituary: Herman Cain
"Herman Cain helped define the American black conservative movement. He also set the stage for trump by Philip Elliott. Herman. CAIN remembered the nineteen ninety-six moment that changed his political trajectory as clearly as any in his life. The businessman was advising Jack Kemp's vice presidential campaign and accompanied the boss to the iconic Sylvia's soul food restaurant in Harlem for an event a man in the crowd shouted out to Kane and colleagues Black Republicans, there's no such thing. The. Same Man in canes telling called them Uncle Toms. The episode. So angered Kane that when he got home from that campaign swing, he switched from a registered independent to a card carrying member of the Republican. Party and over the next quarter century, the child of the segregated south became one of the best known black Republicans in the country briefly rising to be his party's presidential front runner for the two thousand twelve nomination and remaining one of the most quotable stars in conservative media. So committed to his party's stick it in the I e host was Cain that he flew to Tulsa. Oklahoma for President Donald, trump's first return to the campaign trail after one hundred thousand US corona virus deaths despite dire warnings from public health experts at that endure rally on June twentieth the stage four colon cancer survivor posed for pictures without wearing a mask and sat in the packed stands with fellow fans of the president on June twenty-ninth Cain tested positive for the corona virus. On July second, his aides announced he had been hospitalized while fighting the disease his twitter account continued to criticize mask wearing and to promote unproven endorsements of hydroxy. On. July. Thirtieth CAIN aides announced he had died from the White House trump attributed the death to the thing called the virus cain among the most prominent Americans to die during this pandemic who was seventy four In many ways, Kane and trump were cut from the same cloth neither had been elected to any political post before running for the White House, both delighted in needling the Republican Party's establishment and the mainstream press they shot from the hip campaigned in slogans and didn't much care to learn the details. Both men were dogged by allegations of sexual affairs and inappropriate behavior, and both denied the allegations they proved disqualifying for Kane who ended his bid in December twenty eleven under intense scrutiny. But they did not derail trump just one election cycle. Later, they were also both savvy exploiters of the media. In saying things they knew would provoke outrage and thus amplify the celebrity at the core of their bids indifference toward if not hostility against what had come before was a cornerstone of their strategy, not a flaw. CAIN was born in Memphis in nineteen forty-five to a domestic worker mother and a janitor father when his dad was hired to be the chauffeur for the head of coca-cola, the family moved to Atlanta where cain would graduate from Morehouse College. He then completed his graduate studies at Purdue University after civilian service in the navy from there Kane moved from engineer to executive with Pillsbury and its subsidiaries of Burger King and Godfather's pizza where he would be its CEO. In nineteen, Eighty Eight, he oversaw Godfather's. From, Pillsbury throughout the same time yelled positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. That part of his resume lead trump to consider cane for a position in his administration a move that drew dissent from fellow Republicans who were not eager to revisit the allegations against Kane for three years. Kane led the national. Restaurant Association a lobbying arm for the industry that paid settlements to at least two women who detailed canes unwanted advances. His was not a typical career in his post. CEO Years Cain became a sought after motivational speaker and unsuccessful presidential candidate in two thousand and a Senate one in two thousand four. As, the tea party movement started to organize after Barack Obama's election to the White House. Kane emerged as one of its strongest spokespeople when the twenty twelve election cycle began kane decided to run the scrappy est of campaigns focused on untrue additional travel schedule that often seemed more like a book tour than an organizing effort. His novel nine, nine nine tax plan proposing a nine percent corporate business flat tax, a nine percent personal income flat tax and a nine percent national sales tax drew I rolls from economists but curiosity from voters. Antipathy toward front runner Mitt Romney proved sufficient to give cain a chance to rise in the late summer and fall of twenty eleven until his personal life just proved too much. But he didn't shrink from podcast life. Instead he became a ubiquitous voice and reliable critic of Democrats
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Left, Right & Center
"I mean, you do have a lot of households that have a lot more savings than they usually wood on. I don't know the extent to which Democrats concoct on the idea that cutting off the unemployment checks today is going to show up, you know, immediately and economic activity now. Obviously, people have excellent reasons to be nervous and to not spend money even if they have it. But I think that I think the broader economic picture has been a little bit better through this process. Then people would have expected just looking at those individual household stories. Yeah, I think we have to look at the date of the macro data and the stories of real people together. Josh on DH. That's That's partly what we count our political process to do. Rightist. That's Heather. Members of Congress to their district so they can actually hear from their constituents about what they're going through and offer some solutions on the table that would fix those problems right whether it's as we know the unemployment insurance, expanded unemployment insurance ended at the end of July fiction moratoriums in it in the July so we're now in a sense in a natural experiment about what's gonna happen. The ordinary people around him millions of ordinary people, and we're gonna go have a conversation soon about child care, which is a big part of this, too. But let me let me go back to the original question around. What is the path out of this? And I think there's four ways I think First Trump or Senate Republicans could feel some pressure to act and Republicans come back to the table. We actually need some leadership here. We need the president to actually lead his party. Otherwise, we're going to continue to have to be mired in this mediocrity and incompetence. Frankly, second, the Democrats get cave and pass something very small. Frankly, that won't solve the scale of the problem like we did with the cares Act third. We have Ah, forcing event with the September 30th deadline around government funding so that could push both parties. Both the Republican Party get a line because unaligned and pushed him to the table with the Democrats to negotiate something on then fourth is Maybe nothing happens until January 20th and that is that is a scenario that I don't want to imagine, but it's very possible and If we do nothing until then, the harm and pain in this country, and frankly, I think the protest around the inaction in Washington would grow grow much larger. It's funny, Megan. I've also been thinking about that September 30th date. That's also when the aide to the airlines run runs out, and there's been pushed with significant support on both sides of the aisle in Congress to do something to reauthorize that. But September 30 is eight weeks away. And, you know, I mean, Republicans used to talk a lot about the cost of uncertainty to the economy, making people wait eight more weeks, both individuals and businesses without knowing with policy's going to be. You would think that that would have Significant negative effects. In the meantime, o. I mean, this is madness. I think there's some madness on the Democratic side, Teo, you know it takes two people to have a deadlock there. Democrats could have accepted the Republican offer, and they haven't on the Republican offer is not that crazy. I mean, you know, $400 a week in unemployment benefit extra unemployment benefits instead of 600 is probably not going to buy itself crashed the economy. I would also say that the difference between those two things is not worth crashing the economy and I think that the you know the big risk. Has always been that we have this really weird recession is just not like any other recession we've ever had right on down and a lot of the old stuff that you hear people talking about. Oh, get no money in the worker's hands because they spend it well, you know, Yeah, but there's not a lot to spend it on right now. Which is why savings is going up. You know, we're we're in uncharted territory, but the risk is that we have a normal recession on top of the code contraction. And that's something that we're now flirting with. I think we've talked a lot about the short term effects of this crisis on the job market and on the economy, But a lot of what's happening in this crisis is likely to stick with us for a pretty long time. Children are missing school that may affect the kind of work they conduce when they grow up in their educational attainment. Parents lives have been turned upside down by the need for new childcare arrangements that affects their own work. Let's take a break, and then I want to come back and talk about those issues with Dorian Warren of the Center for Community Change, Megan McArdle of the Washington Post and Betsey.
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Negotiations continue in Washington over the next pandemic relief bill, there appear to be not just major differences between Democrats and Republicans, but also disunity in the Republican Party on their proposal. Meanwhile, emergency unemployment benefits expire on Friday, Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland joins us now, Senator Welcome, Jeremy. Good to be with you. Well, before we get to the pandemic relief. I gotta ask you about some big news this morning. The president says he plans to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany. A move that our allies are concerned will weaken NATO. Trump has accused Germany of not spending enough on shared defense. What's your reaction to that? This is a terrible move. It undermines the credibility of the NATO alliance. It calls into question our commitment to our NATO allies. This is exactly the thing that will cause Vladimir Putin to pop champagne or vodka bottles in Moscow, and it's the exact wrong direction to go. Do you have any sense of why the president is doing it? Well, he is said from the beginning that he questions NATO and the utility of the Alliance and Sadly, we're now seeing that sentiment put into action. Some of his supporters keep trying to say Well, he didn't really mean it. He really does support NATO. But now we're seeing actions that indicate that, hey, is not a strong support of the alliance, and he is taking actions that Essentially bring smiles to the faces of our adversaries on and great here to our allies. Let me ask you about the relief bill. How much are you willing to compromise in other Democrats willing to compromise with Republicans to get something passed? Before some of these benefits run out. One of the critical issues is whether there should be an extra $600 of weekly unemployment benefits, which is what Democrats want or Republicans have been proposing to $100. Well, the loss of $400 per week for struggling families is going to be devastating. I mean, their bills have not stopped their rent payments have not stopped. Their mortgage payments are Not on hold, so we need to maintain a large level of support. Are we willing to sit down and talk with our Republican colleagues about this? Of course, But We've been waiting two months in two weeks now since the House passed its bill on now we get this proposal from Republicans that's totally inadequate does not extend the eviction moratorium has not a penny for state and local government. Does not create additional funds for the nutrition programs s O. This is totally inadequate to the needs that are out there in the country. Do you need all those things in a bill in order to support it? Well, we need the basic elements of a proposal of a response that meets the needs of the people who are hurting most around the country and we need to Address both the health aspect and make sure that we have adequate testing, which the Republican bill does not provide for because they don't have a mechanism to increase the supply. And we need a robot safety net for people who were Hurting through no fault of their own, and the Republican bill provides. Neither
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"He wasn't I either valiant effort by the caller to say that Biden was attempting to answer the question within the framework of the Cuban vote that obviously is not because they really do believe because this is the second time somebody put it on his teleprompter to make sure you say look. Nick. Sure you save the Hispanic community is far more diverse than the african-amer at a two days in a row now. Or Biden, has here's up your Sean in Raleigh North. Carolina. Glad you waited you're next. Hello Sir. Good afternoon served as an honor to speak with you today. Thank you. I appreciate that and I just want to let you know real quick both UN. Catherine are both named out loud in my daily prayers and sound great. Keep up the good work when he we very much appreciate it sir. Thank you. You're very welcome I was actually just calling basically with an observation in keeping with You know a theory that I heard. You mentioned a while ago when Kobe I broke out in about how the the the doomsayers never because they basically align themselves on both sides of the argument they never really seemed to lose right? Exactly. Right. And and you're absolutely right and in the wake of everything that had been reported previously by the drive by media especially outlets CNN whether it be about stormy, Daniels or the Ukraine or Russia. And everything was wrong and there were so unapologetic about how? Willing, they were every single time when Kobe broke out there ratings were in the car they were doing terribly. So when Kobe broke out all of a sudden, they had the right and the ability to say. Raid, be terrified. Stay home don't leave your house he might die but stay tuned in. Continue to listen to us because we know best. So they could just continue to write their own narratives and actually believe their own BS, which is a gift that they possessed. I don't know how you do it how you believe your lies, but they do it time and time again and they shape. The narrative for the rest of the country because you have, I I live in North Carolina and this is currently a blue state not for long. Hopefully, I'm hoping we can get Dan Forest and because Roy Cooper is just like you say, he's keeping things shutdown just try to hurt the president even though the numbers appear to be going up as far as cases in this in this state. Also, has a lot to do with the fact that we are a hospital central and we are doing testing unlike anyone else there's testing going on everywhere. Therefore, you're going to get a higher infection rate at the same time. They don't talk about how the death rate goes lower with every new case. Now, all of that is all that is true Carolina when I tell people North Carolina's blue state I got a lot of people down here. No Rush. Embarrassing. Reds are Republican Party runs us what do you need to get with it because it's not we've got a Republican governor in name..
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"For more on the status of the next Corona virus relief package were joined by Bloomberg News Congressional reporter Eric Watson, Eric Watson, We heard. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that his members air all over the lot on the next relief bill. How does that this unity compared to Democrats? And what does that mean? As these negotiations come down to the wire and relief program start to expire? Well, I think Nancy Pelosi to have speaker and Chuck Schumer Senate Majority leader Really looking at this is giving them leverage. You know, if the car can get 51 members on board, you know, he really is is not showing a lot of muscle a star being behind this proposal of closely highlight that in a late on Monday. I'm just saying that they're in complete disarray, and we are seeing evidence of that. There was a Republican lunch on Tuesday and a lot of numbers came out there. Not comfortable with the $1 trillion price tag there not comfortable with lot of Parisians in here, and I think they're really looking to re establish their sort of deficit hawks on the CDs that we saw Republican Party The Paul Ryan era before Trump came along the base itself. One remind viewers and listeners what's in that $1 trillion Republican plan, the Heels act as it's called, Yeah, it's really about eight part plan and it's got a lot of different moving parts to the main part of the are a direct famous stimulus of $1200 per person making up to 75. Dollars that is almost exactly modeled on the March proposal that went out of most Americans was also an extension of the settlement. Unemployment insurance benefits, But not these six. Another level that we're seeing currently would lower to about $200 for two months and then have states come completed complex calculation to figure out And make sure people only getting a maximum 70% of their previous wages and status. It is difficult to implement that bill would give him another two much waver if they're having trouble also build more money for, you know, testing for education. 2/3 of the $70 billion for education tied School's reopening and Democrat Tristan. This is using a stick approach, and Trump is endangering the welfare of Children. It's really seeing that and plus their liability protection. This is Mitch McConnell's top Ah, ah, asking. This is to protect businesses from lawsuits if they reopen the coronavirus, and that's what he's going to be interesting on in any final. Billy's reiterated that again this week. And why is it his top? Asked. He made sure to emphasize that today it was the one part of the program that he briefly brought up after that Senate lunch that you that you attended in reporting on very closely aligned with the Chamber of Commerce. Half of Republicans, This is business concerns. A really raising this worry about trial lawyers coming in and making ah little money off a class action lawsuits and so forth things. They also an impediment to re opening businesses are concerned. With Jim Louie Vito are or regular office of having people see that they were less likely to tipping hired workers pass that his point of view that is diagnosis of the current situation, Democrats say Instead, let's have OSHA. Let's have the Occupational safety and Hazard. I'm sorry Health Administration come up with a strong standard of clear standard and you know companies get through. They could cite that they're complying with OSHA standards. You know, it is providing protective equipment and barriers and other social distancing measures. And that would solve the problem. I think you have some kind of compromise here. But there's big elements. This proposal from Republicans of shifting lawsuits from the states where torture normally handled to the federal government. And Democrats are loath to do that you mentioned compromised. Democrats air pushing their $3.5 trillion Heroes Act was passed in the house back in May 208 votes to 199 votes. Republicans, of course, pushing this $1 trillion plan, but it was Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, who today said I think there's a lot here to agree on. Where could be the lines of agreement? Well, it's it's officially if you have got two numbers here, and it's going to end up somewhere in between. That's what you know what Republicans are nervous about. You know, they're saying, we're start. Our opening day is not zero. It's one trillion is going to end up two trillion or more fear on that from Republican side. I think Democrats are hopeful. There are things in their provisions in there, bill, whether it's an Internet or water that probably could be tightened, taking care of elsewhere that's often been talked about today potential. Deal later on with Trump, especially, he's realized about infrastructure. So, um, it would be a priority for the bride administration, and he has the only thing that they can do and deal with later. They're more nice to have and have tohave. I think for Democrats really won the key one that's missing in that Republican president nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments. You know when the shutdown happen, revenue really dried up for a lot of these local and state governments, and there's they're facing the possibility of millions of people being laid off in the public sector. So Democrats are pushing out their top ask and, you know, I don't know if Republicans are hard, fast against that. Maybe there's a compromise there
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Meanwhile, the Corona virus relief package signed months ago is about to expire. Senate Republicans hope to have their proposal ready tomorrow so they can start negotiating with House Democrats on a new relief bill. Time is of the essence. Millions of Americans are out of work and infection numbers continue to grow with the November election just 100 days away. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins me now. Good morning, Mara. Hi Sarah. Eviction protections for some renters have already run out and enhance unemployment benefits. And Friday, how is the current state of the pandemic affecting this latest relief bill? Well, I think was out of the relief bill wouldn't be happening at all. Remember, it wasn't long ago that Republicans thought maybe they wouldn't need another relief bill. But just like President Trump has been bowing to reality, canceling the Jacksonville Republican Convention, changing his tune unmasks, acknowledging that in some hot spot schools may not be ableto. Open in person. Republicans on Capitol Hill are agreeing Now there is a need for another relief bill. You said House Democrats have already passed their own version. Now Republican senators have to figure out what they want. There's been a lot of internal dissent inside the Republican Party. How big should unemployment benefits be etcetera, But Mitch McConnell did say on Friday, he's the Republican leader in the Senate that hopefully we'll be able to pass something in the next two or three weeks. That's not soon enough for a lot of
Mnuchin: Coronavirus aid package coming
"Ocean says Republicans will roll out the next Kobe at 19 aid package, and correspondent Kristen Holmes says it could come as soon as Monday. Republicans are still fractured. What the proposal will actually look like for that next stimulus deal. This isn't some negotiation between Democrats and Republicans. This's still going on within the Republican Party. White House administration officials split with Senate Republicans over details of this bill Well, the Corona virus has
85 Infants Test Positive For Covid-19 Coronavirus In Texas County
"Officials officials reporting reporting 174 174 new new death death the the most most in in the the day day since since the the krone krone outbreak outbreak began. began. In In New New Essex Essex County, County, Corpus Corpus Christi. Christi. What's What's where where it's it's located located 85 85 infants infants under the age of one testing positive for folk over 19 more from Ed Lavandera right wing of the Republican Party here in Texas has been highly critical of the governor for this mask mandate some people calling it unconstitutional. The governor has gone on and spoken to that group. And said Just the opposite. That mass mandate is constitutional. He has the authority to issue it. And not only that, is that essentially, he's saying it is the only thing keeping him from shutting down the Texas economy. He's too soon represented. Sylvia Garcia spoke to ABC News, calling it a sad state of affairs in Texas governor has failed to order a shut down, he failed to early order of mask law across the state. He's not given the local officials inflexibility do what they need to do in their own cities in their own cut county, So the mayor's absolutely right. We need to do more officials there gave public schools the okay to keep our campus is closed for more than five million kids well into the fall. Winds. News time. 3 25
Federal Judge Rules Houston Should Not Have Barred Texas GOP In-Person Convention
"A judge rules in favor of the Texas State Republican Party holding it in person convention, but officials say they will now continue with convention online. Brian GAN reports TEXAS Republicans air sticking with a virtual convention even though a federal judge Says they can hold it in Houston in person. She called last week's cancellation of violation of the GOP's First Amendment rights. A party official says they're continuing with plans to do it online to make it easier for delegates to
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Have not gone to the Republican voters against trump website. Please do that because it really has better answers for many of you. Who write to US saying? How do I talk to my relatives than we do when you hear people in their own words, saying I voted for trump and twenty sixteen. Here's why here's where I am today and those people are hugely diverse group of individuals speaking with a lot of sincerity humility. It's it's a really compelling case that they're making so. Be sure to check their workout so both after we talked about them. What do you think the future of the Republican Party looks like? Not Optimistic So someone like me is gone right I'm not. I can't imagine a version of the Republican Party in my lifetime that I go back to. Because as bill, Kristol said in an op-ed on Thursday. Realistically rebuilding the GOP after trump loss would have to involve many of the people who have enabled propped up supported Donald Trump, and that's not something that is ever going to work for him. And I think none of those people are going to allow the Tim, Miller's and the Project Lincoln guys and the Sarah Long Wells back into the fold to help them rehabilitate. Animosity between those groups and so. My feeling is that maybe a third option emerges, or maybe it just becomes about what it means to be Democrats you know. For me if being a Democrat means that I get to support people like amy McGrath. MJ Hager Abigail Span. Burger lists Lockin I'm good. I can have some disagreements here and there, but I'm satisfied and I feel represented and I feel comforted that we have those kind of competent serious professionals people with a deep understanding of security people who have a demonstrated ability to work across the aisle when it matters. That feels really good to me. So I think more depends on what happens in the Democratic Party in some ways to the emergence of that third party. Then what happens on the GOP side because I'm just not sure there's any. Capable Movement on the GOP side. There's also this important wing of the Democratic Party. Who thinks all those people that I just listed are not progressive enough, right so where that other option comes from I don't know. And I think that's okay I'm K- being an I don't know period. Yeah I mean I think that the truth is the future of the Republican. Party is hard to talk about without the future of the entire Party system and I think that a third party alternative could definitely come up on the Progressive List. just as much as it could. come up from the Republican side of the aisle. I don't think that there is a way to rehabilitate the. Party post trump because I think much of what led to trump was baked in. He was a manifestation of some real toxicity within the Republican party within the. They were making too particularly rural voters older voters that fear based argument. And I don't know how you turn from that I don't think it's impossible I would hate to see the party of Lincoln. Become a historical side note, but it wouldn't be the first time in American history probably won't be the last so. I think the attachment. We have to the party's needs to just you know. Loosen a bit. They shift in change over time. We might still call them Democrats and Republicans, but they look very different than they looked even fifty years ago and that's okay. And I think third party you know as we talk about in our assistant Siri ranked choice. Voting could really open up lanes for. More parties and I. think that we need as our country gets bigger, and as the future gets more complicated. The idea that we could only have two choices just not realistic. There needs to be space for centrists. There needs to be safe space for true progresses. There needs to be space for small government conservatives I'm in the I. Just don't see that right now and I. Don't see how that is possible after the damage Donald. Trump has done to the Republican Party. It almost seems more likely to me that that third option would be a progressive party. Just because they are sort of a personality driver, you know the progressive left seems much more likely to organize an activate and develop that sense of okay. We're in this together. We're doing it. Let's go then people like me and I think that's okay. I mean part of what this has taught me about myself and I. Don't know if this can be relevant to anyone but me. But I can only speak for me so here I am the what I've learned about. Myself is like I. Just am not a person who has a strong sense of affiliation. I'm not I. Don't need a party. It was not difficult for me to vote for Evan mcmullan because I didn't feel like I owed that. The Republican Party my vote in two thousand sixteen. It's not difficult for me to vote for Joe Biden because I. Don't find voting for a Democrat to be like some repulsive with out of body act. I'm okay being a centrist and kind of floating around. I'm much more likely to be devoted to an issue like criminal justice reform that sometimes is better represented by one party, and sometimes the other, but you stay the course on this issue, because this issue has like a coherent philosophical underpinning that that is much more my personality than getting involved in a party at any level I just I. Don't see a future for myself. being influential in government in that way, because I just I'm not wired that way, and that's fine like we talk about on the show all the time. It takes all kinds in order for all kinds to do their best work. People like me need to say. Cool like I shouldn't be in charge because I. Don't have that I. Don't have that thing and how can I best influence and support the people who do have that thing that's that's the bigger question. Well Join US next week as we start asking really big questions about citizenship. With our how to be a citizen series, we'll have lots of extras and bonuses on Patriae on. Ant until Tuesday keep jaw. PNC politics is pretty spice studio, D podcast.
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"A group of voters that maybe voted for Donald Trump last time, but still really consider themselves conservative Republican, and they just voted against Hillary. And maybe we can help. Persuade them to just throw their vote away. The that's a plus one Joe Biden Right, and then you've gotTa Gruber suburban people that last time maybe said I'm GONNA. Vote for Evan mcmullan now we can move them over to Joe Biden. That's a plus one for Joe Biden. Nets the same. You know talking to these trump voters. That's what we call it. Republican voters against trump, and why it was a very specific name because we want to be able to track these folks. It's still really Kinda. Consider themselves Republicans and Conservatives. Were you think about the the scorched earth from Project Lincoln this sort of let's take their up the Senate to. I can't decide if it is necessary to a torch this house in order to save it, or if if the more hey, you know, stick with your Congress people, but let's get trump out, and then we'll take the next step from there is is a better approach. It's a tough one right. Because here's my problem is I th Donald Trump to me is so atrocious on his face, and he so unfit, and he's doing so much damage to the fabric of our country that like the idea that you think Donald. Trump should serve another term. Office is disqualifying thing I think from in supporting. You ever again is just such a bad. Bad Judgment Call I needed. You know it's one thing to say well. We disagree on what the tax rates should be. Are you know which months we should start to restrictions on abortion or you know they're all regulation? They're all these issues. I think we can all disagree in good faith. Your judgment has demonstrated to be so bad if you think that Donald Trump. Should be the president for another four years so. I feel that way on on one side on the other side. You know I just I. Don't think that it's realistic. You know it's kind of wish casting. We're GONNA SCALP all these guys and start new with a new moderate diverse Republican Party. so I think it will have to be a case-by-case basis and I think the reality is the Republican Party is going to have a trump imprint on it for a while, and and maybe people like me aren't part of that, and so you know I think that everybody who's been part of this should be held accountable for the fact that they were. were part of it, but I think this idea that we're gonNA. Just you salt the earth and take over the party with a bunch of never trump rhinos is pretty is pretty wishful. Thinking best well, and it's just like what should be your top priority Susan. Collins or the new class of Cunanan Congressional representative coming our way. You know I I don't know. I don't know what the biggest threat. Yeah, yeah I, mean from my perspective like trump trump trump trump trump. I get rid of trump and then deal with the rest later. I totally understand the perspective. It's like all these folks have to pray have bought lost. That that resonates with me, but I'm focused on. Well I wonder too. I'm a person. You described so I voted for Evan mcmullan then. I became a Democrat. And I think probably for a generation people people like me. The security moms are gone. They're out and so maybe maybe we just don't come back. Do you think that means something new builds? Yeah, look. I think that what we saw in two thousand eighteen was a lot of folks that were maybe the Evan mcmullen crowd. Already basically switch sites. united became Democrats in the midterms. the there I some counter examples to that You know there definitely has been a magnet. For some folks who you know, look at the squad and all these random cultural issues and decide that that that Donald Trump is somebody they can stomach. That, but for the most part of these third party voters moved in twenty eighteen, and so when you look at the electorate, this time I think this is under appreciated. Joe Biden can win this election without winning one obama-trump voter back without adding one African American voter or young voter in the urban centers in these swing states. That didn't vote for Hillary all yesterday is win the. Voters last time looked at both candidates and said I'm sitting this one out and. Yeah you got great. Yes! If you look at Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin, there's a hundred thousand plus voters, all those states who last time who are not traditional third party voters who last time just sat at out by Ivine wins those folks. He's the president. So. It is a super important slice of the electorate that I think it's. A little lost in the media coverage as compared to you know the vaunted. You Know Working Class obama-trump Gore sitting in the diner. So. Let's say Donald Trump Blazers. Please, God Donald Trump please. Guy Willing what is next for somebody who cares is still considers themselves Republican like what's next for. Voters against trump. Do I think we probably have an amicable break-up? Honestly I think that there's some people in that group who say look at the Democratic Party and say you know I'm GonNa fight for the center in the democratic. Party and I'M GONNA. Identify more like Melissa. Slot can type Democrat now. I think there's some people that will look at the Republican, Party and say I can stomach Nikki Haley you know. She grossed me out how much she sucked up the trump like on grand scheme of things I can get past it and I. WanNa fight for the Republican Party. In Realistic Terms Nikki Haley is the best bet. I mean the idea that some never-trumper like. Larry Hogan is going to be the twenty twenty four nominee. I mean I guess lose. Somebody can fight for that. I, think that's wishful. Thinking and then I think they'll probably be a group I think a lot of Lincoln project has feel this way that feel like. Maybe there's a third option, and this is the right time for the country and gotten so polarized and and you know. I've always been pretty pessimistic on third parties. Historically that you know, I do think eventually this snaps now and if if you get to. Twenty twenty four election and are twenty twenty eight. You know where the Democrats do lose control of their party to cut the Bernie Wing. You know I think a lot of things are changing in our politics right now, so I think there's probably split up between those three camps, and you know it will probably depend a lot on. How the Democrats Act whether they stick with the sort of Biden Style Democrats or whether you know, he gets co-opted, and it depends a little bit on how much trump loses! If if Texas, tips over you know. Maybe there's a real reckoning. If he gets killed that much in a close election, I think they blamed it on corona virus, and just GonNa, run the whole thing back. Time for one more. Of course. I was really interested in John. Weaver's comment in the Washington Post piece about never-trumpers that the next phase is to deal with people like Tucker Carlson. It seems to me that if there is to be a viable third option that it has to be. Nurtured, by a new form of conservative media and I just wonder what you think about that. Thought, the backlash against weavers. Comments were kind of weird to be honest I mean. Like Shaq never trump. Republicans don't want the party to be taken over by a bunch of nativist nationalist Like Tucker Carlson. It's GonNa be a fight continues to be fought. I think that's kind of self evident and so I just think the question is whether that's a site that has within the Republican Party, or whether it's a fight that Athens kind of from the outside. TEMP. Thank.
RNC scales back convention in Florida next month
"The Republican Party will hold a scaled back convention in Jacksonville, Florida next month that includes a mix of outdoor and indoor venues, according to a letter sent the delegates today. This letter from the RNC chairwoman Rana McDaniel. Said admittance will be limited to Onley regular delegates for the 1st 3 days of the convention. That's about 2500 people for the final day. When the president attends. The delegates will get a guest and alternate delegates can also attend. So you're talking about
Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff
"US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the Senate from Alabama. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. He was defeated in a runoff election by a political newcomer who was endorsed by President Trump. Unofficial results show Tommy Taber Veldt, the one time football coach at Auburn University, handily defeated Jeff Sessions in a GOP runoff that had been postponed from March because of the Corona virus. Sessions held the Alabama Senate seat for 20 years before joining the Trump administration as attorney general. His campaign was unable to overcome a barrage of attacks from the president, still angry that sessions recused himself from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Suburb. L advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and the fall in a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat.
Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP's appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston
"And in person convention for Texas. Republicans Cancelled over Corona Virus The Texas Supreme Court dismissed an appeal today sought by the state's Republican Party. The GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday. Houston's downtown convention center Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner said last week it directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. You denied his decision was politically motivated
Houston cancels Texas GOP convention
"Of this month. News A, says Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, sparked a political firestorm this past week when he pulled the plug on the Texas Republican Party convention. Convention was scheduled to take place this coming week in Houston said he's been hit hard station says by covert 19 and the mayor said he didn't want the GOP meeting to go on for health and safety reasons. Travis County Republican chair Matt McCoy Jack tells news There was no perfect option here. There are risks to doing it. And not like this. You have people coming in from all over the state of Texas, perhaps bring Corona virus with them if they're asymptomatic, but more importantly, by congregating together, even if you do it as safely as possible. You could contract the virus. Get back to wherever you live and again, he said the Republican convention had gone beyond Houston's public health guidelines in preparation, including canceling events, adding hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks and encouraging but not requiring attendees to wear masks. The station ads now Republicans are fighting legally to still hold their convention. At least two lawsuits have been filed
Texas Judge Refuses To Force Houston To Host State Republican Party’s In-Person Convention
"In Texas. The battle rages on between the city of Houston and the state's Republican Party. On Monday, delegates to the state GOP convention are to start holding committee meetings at Houston's Downtown convention center. But because of covert 19 concerns, says Mayor Sylvester Turner, I believe canceling The in person convention is the responsible action to take. A judge has refused the party's request to order the convention to go ahead. So attorneys for the Texas Republican Party planned to take their case to the Texas Supreme Court. Jim Ryan
Texas Republicans sue Houston, mayor for canceling convention
"Have followed through on their plan to sue the city of Houston for canceling next week. Scheduled in person GOP State Convention due to the Cova 19 pandemic K rld Austin bureau chief Chris Fox has more. On Wednesday. Texas Republican Party chair James Dickey told delegates. Legal action was imminent. After Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner pulled the plug on hosting their convention. We will pursue all legal options possible against the city of Houston, and they have for breach of contract. Mayor Turner feels confident the city will win. It's ironic that they're going to the courthouse that in many cases is hearing and seeing cases virtually to ask them to agree to allow 6000 people to meet in person and online convention is the GOP Back up plan in
Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP in-person convention
"Says he's shutting down next week's Texas Republican Party convention at the George R. Brown due to covert 19 right around three o'clock a little bit after three A letter has been sent To the executive executive from from any any of of the the state state Republican Republican Party Party by by Houston Houston first first assigned assigned by by the the president president and and the the chairman chairman counseling counseling this this convention, convention, The The Texas Texas GOP GOP is is now discussing its legal options against the city. Meantime, Montgomery
Houston Cancels In-Person Texas GOP Convention Due To Surge In Coronavirus Cases
"The Mayor of Houston. Taxes the mayor. Houston Texas Lester. Turner changed the in-person. Republican Party State Convention that was going to happen in about a week to be online only from in person to online, only which was probably good call because the Texas GOP convention was set to be held all indoors at the George. Brown Convention Center so that was GONNA be bad. It's not gonNA be as bad as state level boomers trying to figure out how to go dial into the online gop convention. That's. Better believe is could be some technical difficulties. They're
Texas GOP convention in Houston is cancelled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announces
"Of Corona virus keeps climbing in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city cancel the in person convention for the Texas GOP. I have instructed HFC the Houston first cooperation to exercise his contract, Shil, right. To counsel to stay Republican Party convention due to the pandemic they plan to hold that convention in person starting next Thursday at the Brown Convention Center would brought 6000 people to the town. Earlier this week, the Republican Party said they have several safety measures in place. Some had said they wanted to try. This is a virtual convention, but that's kind of off the table. So they got a week to find another place to hold that convention. The
"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.
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"Book hiding in plain sight which is coming out in April and available for preorder. Now I'm Andrea Chiluba journalist and filmmaker and writer and producer producer of the upcoming journalistic thriller Mr Jones and this has gas let nation a podcast covering corruption in the trump administration and rising autocracy around the world. This is our first new episode since the media blitz of left Parnasse. The indicted Giuliani Goon Mafioso. Who made the cable news rounds after hundreds incriminating text messages were released? The texts confirmed yet. Again what we already know. This is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as the government and one of their goals was seemingly putting a hit on former. US Ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich in his televised interviews. Parnasse asserted did that trump himself was an active participant in the Ukraine shakedown scheme. That Mike Pence and Devin nunes were as well and that a key goal was taking down Joe Biden. He denied being part of the plot to endanger Yovany Vich and instead presented himself as being in danger and so I I just a couple of observations to start us off here. The information that was putting out there corresponds to information that we already knew because Ivanovich and others had already testified about it. She spoke repeatedly of being in danger. We also know that other witnesses. The impeachment hearings like Vin men and hill got death threats. These witnesses join a very long list of people who spoke out about getting death threats by members of this administration or people associated associated with them including but not limited to stormy Daniels. The judge in the Paul Manafort case the jury in the Paul Manafort case the judge in the Roger Stone in case Lisa Page and other former members of the FBI. Jamal Kashogi who is of course then murdered countless other members of the media every woman who has come come forward and alleged trump committed sexual assault and many more so there is a consistent history of mafia activity by members of this administration Asian and we've also had multiple witnesses testify that under oath for years at his hearing in February Twenty Nineteen Michael Cohen described trump acting like a mafia don and said that Cohen was directed by trump to threaten over five hundred people. James Komi in his 2017 testimony also also described trump as behaving like a mafioso in office yet. Trump of course also behaved like a mafioso for several decades before taking office. Not that it colmey seemed to give a shit then anyway. All of the people who trump has targeted much like the witnesses who testified impeachment. Say the same thing about the trump teams constant threats violence so my question is why in the world did it take a mobster who ran a company called fraud guarantee aren t to convince people of this like it's some sort of revelation. Why is it Parnassus? Who is being imbued with this kind of integrity as a trustworthy the figures blowing the lid off of this or breaking the Damn Open so many people on twitter saying why is the CO founder of fraud guarantee? The one who is trusted. Did you tell the whole truth. So what are your thoughts. Is he trustworthy Andrea. Why are we making such a big deal out of him I want his ungrateful for the love? PARNIS interview so even though he is obviously unreliable narrator because of his very clear links to organized crime he's connected to Dmitry for the Ukrainian all AG- arc gas king who worked closely with Simone Makovich the brainy dawn a Ukrainian who is considered the head of the Russian mafia and as we know Mikhailovich was on the FBI's ten most wanted list and and Robert Muller's now famous banks to gasoline nation. We keep bringing it up as when in Robert Muller's twenty eleven speech. The Iron Triangle speech speech he describes the Russian Mafia organized crime in the twenty first century which is blood. Money regimes in a struggling democracies aussies where Chrissy corruption spreads enthusiastically is welcomed in the West through fancy accounting firms in Western capitals. Like London landed in New York and through real estate deals for money laundering and law firms fancy law firms that that help structure all these offshore accounts in Panama and the Caribbean being and so forth. And then you have these bloody operatives who are like bees circulating pollen everywhere that are helping this whole slush fund of global dirty money move around the world world molar had mogollon rich that the Russian mafia on the FBI most wanted list. Promised you'd stay there until he was caught for some mysterious reason. Well we know the the reason we were given James Comey took a goal off the FBI. Tim was WANNA list in December. Twenty fifteen and a year later Russian mafia asset Donald Trump was the president black of the United States a big Russian mafia coup. If you WANNA know the background on that just look at our transcripts gets nation pod dot com and read all about it I would correct episodes with Ogle Walkman a Russian mafia expert and also kroger. Who wrote House of Trump House Putin looking at trump's decades alongs connections connections to Russian organized crime and his dependency his family's dependency on Russian money? So all of that is to point out that Verte sh- Hopping love Parnis on his payroll. There was money that was I think around a million euros million dollars that that touches lawyer was paying love Carney's all all of that indicates that love Parnis is very much in the pocket of Russian organized crime and the fact that he's coming forward and giving this big juicy UC interview. What is it really telling us? It's infuriatingly pointing out where we already know that. The Russian mafia was not stopped sooner. The election of Donald Trump was a massive intelligence failure by the US our allies from the UK. Australia tried to warn us to try to try to prevent this. But it happened anyway. So that's first and foremost the other thing is that what is trying to do. Is He opening his mouth and incriminating everyone basically pointing out what we already know that William Bar the Iran Contra Cleanup guy is behaving like Donald Trump's Roy Cohn he is the mafia lawyer consul eighty four trump protecting him which which is why the investigations in the Southern District of New York should not be relied on. Because Bar's GonNa clearly do what he can to slow that down just like he tried to cover up the Mola report which which worked initially with all the front pages of major US newspapers saying that Moeller exonerates trump. That was bars work. So why would you trust him in the southern district of New York. You must be clearly slowing down Allen or tampering those investigations because that is his long history in serving the far-right coup of the Republican Party. This sweeping crush operation which married perfectly culturally speaking with Russian organized crime and that is how we got Donald Trump. So what is live harnesses game. Here I mean is he doing as he said in as Rachel Maddow pointed out is he trying to spill all he can so this information gets out there and he incriminates as many people as possible so therefore there's no point in killing him because if you kill a love Parnis then you're proving him right. So is that his motivation for doing this. Or is that something you know. More layered eared here where he's still serving the interests of Rrotaj even though he's trying to distance himself from all these bad guys generally is he still serving the interests of for Tosh by coming. Clean trying to a clean player out of fear. That trump's just been impeached for Tosh. Being a savvy. Businessman is keeping his options open. Should should the Democrats managed to win the White House. It was under Obama. When for Tosh was I nailed or bribery charges? Maybe Tauch is through love. PARNIS base coming clean with all this stuff for Tauch himself could not come clean because he needs to play both sides in case Donald Trump wins for Tasha. Too Savvy maybe to do this dirty work for Tauch is someone that operates like trump like Putin with plausible deniability. You narrow says hands dirty. So is love Parnis harness. Who got a lot of money for Tauch Network previously is loved Parnis basically doing all that finger pointing just observe democratic interests in case as a Democrat should win the presidency? I point that out only to say that guys like Parnis given their long history of being wrapped up with organized crime interests. You have to always challenge what they say. You always have to keep the larger game at play because these monsters have criminal minds and they do you play both sides. They do leave their options open. They do try to fool you into thinking that you can negotiate with them Derek. Pasquale did it for years with Bruce or at the FBI so you can never negotiate with with the Russian Mafia. These guys are ruthless dot as their superpower. That is how they win because they keep out playing the good guys because the good guys tend to take people at face value and tend to think that people are rational players act in their own self interests. You'll remember in that great documentary that everyone should watch on on Obama's foreign policy team team called the final year. They show how shocked Ben Rhodes Obama's foreign policy brain. How shocked Ben Rhodes looked election night? When trump won an auto Brennan Brennan? Rose's mouth were while I guess we thought doctrine his own interests like they underestimated Putin. They thought that the Russian sanctions would force Putin to recalculate calculate and alderbrook's around to recalculate to try to play ball with the West and instead goons mafia state double down and got their acid elected. They did that with the help of of banning our own corruption against us. And so you can never underestimate Russian organized crime. It's absolutely ruthless. And it's far reaching reaching and it's powerful and Putin himself is arguably the richest man in the world especially you calculate the politics. He has under his thumb. You know I think one thing to take into consideration is the time we're living in now and that has been involved in these schemes for years comes forward now and he's coming forward forward in a time of entrenched elite criminal impunity in which most of the major players in the trump fold who have committed crimes confessed to crimes. Were not punished for those crimes. And even though trump was recently impeach the stranglehold that the GOP has extension attention of this transnational crime syndicate on us. Government is stronger than before and so you know one thing I'm wondering about is like yes. He can come forward Yes yes he was indicted. is He really expecting any kind of punishment. Because basically no one aside I guess Manafort and Cohen and even there the punishment was relatively small was actually incarcerated for their actions and another thing. Is You as much as he told on television that is incriminating. The text messages are are more so in are more important than his televised musings but one of the main tactics of the trump team has always been to hide it crime with scandal. But if that's not possible they try to hide an enormous crime with a smaller crime and so when he went on television he could give the details of the Ukraine shakedown because it's focusing attention on a smaller scope of criminal activity. Instead of this vast apparatus you were just describing in which trump Putin and many other leaders are engaged the apparatus that extends to semi on mobile which people refuse to discuss on television despite his centrality to all of these cases and so here partners is really benefiting from the way that the Democrats structured impeachment by limiting admitting the scope to the two thousand nineteen Ukraine shakedown emitting the broader context of this and the other thing You know in watching him not just based on MSNBC and CNN but also just sort of seeing all these photos popping up everywhere like it's like the where's Waldo crime like Parnassus in every photo with every leader writer and media.
"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..
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"And Most of Washington is not really in touch with what's happened in the rest of the country even more of Washington tries than gets credit credit for that. So I I think this is probably a superior conversation in a way then you hear from Republicans The capital but it does reflect this divide between House and Senate and House more adamant for the President the Senate Republicans still for the president but less comfortable. We'll at least digital in. And Seth Weather's and Kim Alfano hang on here for just a second. We will be right back. This is on point. This is on point. I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. Were talking about the impeachment inquiry now and and the gop tomorrow as in the future of the Republican Party and we want to hear from you. If you're a Republican what do you think of your party at this moment and its leadership do you think thank the GOP has become the Party of Donald Trump. and Are you okay with that or not. I'm joined today. By Lisa Desjardins she covers the. US CAPITOL FOR PBS Newshour. Seth weather's is with us from Atlanta. Georgia he's a Republican political consultant and digital strategist founder of the political campaign agency. Whether Scorpion when he was Georgia State Director for the twenty sixteen trump campaign. Kim Alfono is with us as well from Lindenberg Pennsylvania Republican strategist and president and CEO. Of Alfono how fun. Oh communications lets go to Willem. WHO's calling from Colfax Wisconsin Willem? You're on the air hello I'm not a Republican. But I live in a rural area in Wisconsin. I'm surrounded by farmers who are Republican by tradition. I'd say they're more like Eisenhower. We're farmers a lot of them are older farmers and And to a man from Georgia I would say my opinion is not informed by The liberal media it's informed by my observation of the man himself and knowing something about the history of the man himself and the values is that I was raised with none of which I see this man he was involved in the largest anti discrimination suit in. US history of fraudulent university a fraudulent foundation. He lies every day. He is not a stable genius. His denial of climate change borders on willful ignorance. If not crimes against humanity and the for the Republican Party. I WANNA know. How did the Republican Party go from a man like Lincoln who wrote the second inaugural Gettysburg address who talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature? Who when I was a child in school you know? Walk two miles to return a penny to the library Honest Abe how did we go from that to Donald Trump who lies every day. And where's the future the party. Personally he would not be president without the support of the Republican Party and I will never forgive the Republican Party so that well. We'll let me give seth weather's who you're referring to a chance to just respond to that And came I'll get to you here but but we'll see what do you what do you think of. What William saying? Oh I mean. He hasn't really directly stated it. You just says the president lies the president's involved in all these things I mean he's referring to the trump Foundation saying it's an illegal operation. I mean all they've done is they've literally pay out no overhead thrilled that foundation so he seems just trump foundation just put just PSI. It signed signed settlement saying that it fraudulently raised money saying it was going to give it to veterans. They settled with the state of New York. They never gave that money. I think that's what he how did give that money to veterans. The problem was because he was a presidential candidate that would they. Essentially they tried to make a campaign wall violation out of it. They did give the money veterans. The assumption is otherwise would they gave money to the veterans. That's been proven. The issue was a campaign violation essentially because he was running for president at the time fraudulently raised. He solicited contributions for veterans organizations while he was campaign for President and the battle would have been whether or not that was as an ethics violation or not Kim. Do you want to jump in here that that wasn't me that was your order but I'm glad to say that You know I think if anything is is legally wrong it should be dealt with legally and there's just nothing there's no the black or white this and he paid a fine for raising money for veterans that they donate despite it but look the judge found in the settlement. The judge said the money was raised from the events to further. Are there Mr Trump's political campaign right. That's what I'm saying. It's a they made a campaign violation out of him asking people to give money for a veteran. It was raised for the Campaign Day. Like that's that's what settlement it was not for the campaign assumption is that it could have helped camping because he was doing something. Good for veteran. These days are dead. You you're the one who wanted the to jump in here so go ahead. Oh well I think that this is sort of a topic that begs for its own. Our at least you know with the president did did or didn't do with his foundation and some of the foundation stories. Of course many comes from the Washington Post Predate when he was a candidate So I I think it's something. It would be a great topic for another for another hour. Okay Sean let's go to. Sean is calling from Lebanon New Hampshire Sean. You're on the air. Hi thanks thanks for taking my call I appreciate the topic. You know I think trump trump had me You know thinking about Worker's rights was it's really by at someone in the tree. I thought that he was He was protecting working people. And you hear Republicans. Continue to say that today And I don't really have a Republican but I gotTa say in Twenty Twenty looking glasses on tax cut and he's his this judge appointment And his immigration policies for Working People And they've stripped away income protections for people Comes never medic mentioned Medicare for all which. I think. There's a lot of research that shows that that's going to save US money over time and you know I I I wanNA have security for for my family had me much more interested in In Bernie Sanders in the last in the last Couple of months And did you serve people around working in working communities they're They're kind of burnt out on this Favoring Wall Street stuff And I think trump is is undeniably Favoring Wall Street in all this policy working Republicans feel about that shun. Thank you so much for your call so Kim Othon let me turn turn to you on that but I think sean is one of the kinds of people that you earlier in the show. You're saying you were concerned about in terms of Enthusiasm or lack thereof among certain parts of the Republican Party. Yeah I mean I think that you know as much as I don't do or don't like the President I I wanna be able to talk to Republicans publican's with Republican candidates around the country And speak to those issues Locally and you know I'm here as a consultant Soltenberg not as a supporter organizer of the president's One way or another and my as a consultant. I would say you know. We have to listen to folks like him and be able to have answers and policies which I believe. The Republican Party does and we'll always That are supportive and helpful and and bring them along. Let's go to Dan who's calling from Lexington Kentucky Dan. You're on the air. Hello I just have a message aged for the Republican Party. I am seventy years old. I have always been registered as an independent. I consider myself a moderate. I've voted in every election that I've ever been eligible to vote in I have never before Voted a straight party ticket ticket until two thousand twenty and in two thousand twenty. Excuse me two thousand eighteen. I change my -ffiliated to Democrat and voting straight Democrat ticket and will do so again two thousand twenty. I'm very very disappointed with the spineless. Hypocrisy of the Republican leadership. Dan Thank you so much for your call. Let's go to Sheila. WHO's calling I'm from Albuquerque New Mexico? She'll you're on the air I just wanted to make a comment Your guest panel had mentioned that as long as your 401k was growing than she was okay with what's happening in the country. I'm a Republican which is minority here New Mexico. I'm a small all business owner and I believe in the Republican Party in the guard. Choose what it stands for. But what I don't believe in is that we're giving up our moral and ethics and replacement south benefit and. That's what concerns me right now. What's going on with our country? She would tell me. Tell me more. Why do you feel that way? Specifically basically well because trump specifically the way he acts represents our country is not how I want to be represented as an American Ken and as a Republican. Because turning your back to morals and ethics and treating individuals poorly it that is not representative any of who we are and the fact that people are willing to overlook that for self benefits that concerns me for our country as a whole Sheila. Don't hang up here because Kim a WanNa turn back to you because I do think Sheila is probably exactly the kind of person More so than our previous caller that you were talking about before before so what would what would you tell Sheila and Sheila. I don't disagree with you and I think i. I've said it before the fact that the theater is happening is not my favorite thing and and as a again as a consultant. I would love to be able to talk to people in the Party about policies that I think are helpful all to families and and if I made it sound like you know it's all about my 401k. I didn't mean to say that what I meant to say is that it's important. Wouldn't that our economy continues to grow that small business owners like yourself and my business is very small as well Have the freedom and the ability not to grow our companies and employ people. I mean these are things that the Republican. The Republican Party has stood for for years and years and pre trump and now After trump and that my point is that the policies he's actually enacted have been helpful to our economy. And that is the bread reddened butter kind of issue that people can parse and pull out and say well the country doing well. What's how that plays out in the presidential race? We'll find out but at local level. I I think we need to support our candidates and we need to be able to. You know. Talk to those issues that matter to people again but I I would agree one hundred percent. I hate when the the president is divisive and I hate when he is you know bombastic so she let couple of quick questions for you First of all do you feel that. The president's it's policies as enacted over the past couple of years. Do you feel that you're better off than you were in.
"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
"That's just because this was the policy that was approved by the US Congress Ukrainians were expecting and trump tried to withhold it for political gain it. It appears but yes. There was this kind of barger agreement between the Democrats and a lot of the witnesses who were mix of career. Civil Servants and foreign policy professionals specials and less so among the Republicans on the Republican Committee has has been starting and ending hearings with sort of long recitations dissipations of the Republican counter narrative or almost counter. Reality as it might better be called Jim Jordan has been putting himself forward as a very strong defender of Donald Trump. Some that was expected. But there've been some other players who I think are the kinds of Republican members of Congress. Democrats were hoping against hope to peel off People like congresswoman at least a phonic congressman will heard who are understood to be more moderate Republicans who represent more moderate districts who were were thought to be potentially elite targets. Who would be appalled at the president's behavior and might ultimately come together with Democrats in and heard was a particularly interesting case because he represents a quite purple district and he's he's retiring so he's somewhat freer to vote his conscience and many other Republicans who might worry about a primary challenge but even heard seem to be pretty lockstep by at the end of it? I I think this clip of him one of the more important moments of the hearings. So why are we here because of two things that occurred during the president's July twenty I phone call with Ukrainian presence the use of the phrase do us a favor though in reference to the twenty sixteen presidential election and the mention of the word Word Biden. I believe both statements were inappropriate misguided foreign policy. And it's certainly not how the executive current are in the future should handle such such a call over the course of these hearings. The American people have learned about a series of events that in my view have undermined our national security and undercut heard Ukraine. A key partner on the frontlines against Russian aggression and impeachable offense should be compelling overwhelmingly clear ear and unambiguous and it's not something to be rushed or taken lightly. I have not heard evidence proving. The President committed bribery or extortion. So so that was striking. The way heard lays out what happened here that it was wrong it was betraying our foreign policy that it was potentially betraying an ally. That's a lot says. Yeah yeah but maybe not impeachable I mean not compelling and clear and it was a really selective way to almost minimize the facts. You heard him start off by saying hang. This is really just about two things trump said on a phone call favor and Biden's and it's really much more than that. It's about a month. Long pressure campaign on the Ukrainians I in exchange for White House meeting. Second by Withholding Bill Terry A.D and So yes it is far broader than what he was admitting but he sort of got these what felt like proforma criticisms of trump out of the way before. Eventually going going around to the idea that you know. He hasn't really seen anything quite so bad. He hasn't seen anything overwhelming or blatant or anything like that and and it sounds like you know he was probably one of the main possible Republicans who were in the mix for potentially voting for this thing and we should mention that though he is retiring tiring. It's not necessarily clear that he's leaving politics forever. There's been chatter. He could run for something else down the road but the fact that he he is now signaling that he's not on board with this impeachment push is probably a sign that They Democrats will get very very few Republicans if any at all it could just be zero. Republicans voting for impeachment when they finally get around to it and this is the way in which Stefanik also seemed interesting to me. I mean at least a phonic is one of the youngest members of Congress. She was a staffer for Josh Bolton. who was George W Bush's chief of staff says she very much comes out of the establishment Republican part of the Party and she's ambitious and you can look at someone like her and look in her behavior and see like what are the incentives right now? That are driving Republican Party. Do Do do the Republicans who are young and up and coming do they look at this and say we need to show that we were against against this to be viable in the future. Right the we think what is going to happen is going to look at his era. In American politics is a terrible mistake and those who stood against it are gonNA come out as more noble and more viable or is this trump's party it will remain trump's party and if you want to be viable in the future you have to show that you stood with the president when it mattered and it seems very clearly in heard in Stefani and others that you're seeing the latter case as their answer. Yeah I think definition -Ly these are people who want a career in republican politics or potentially in her case to continue with one down down the road and to do that in this day and age they have calculated that you have to defend Donald Trump. He is overwhelmingly popular among Republican primary voters and it is just simply. It's the standard choice if we do get somewhere down the road where there's been some sort of wholesale rejection of the trump presidency by the American public you know it's hard to imagine how that would completely transform sentiment among along the Republican voters who will continue to vote in Republican primaries and and You.
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Dayton. El paso walmart's entertainment districts churches like mother emmanuel ame in south carolina and they're killing american citizens. Mitch mcconnell needs to get it off his ass and do something people getting killed on the streets in america. Nobody's acting nobody. There's a bottleneck in the united states senate. The house is senate comprehensive background background. Check bill that supported by eighty to ninety percent of the american people. What the hell are we doing in the united states of america. I'm telling you people were fed up. We were here in dayton last night. There were tears and there was rage and there should be rage. <hes> the shooter managed to kill nine people in thirty seconds. The cops stopped optima within thirty seconds but he still managed to kill nine people because of the type of weapon he had an assault weapon and he's able to damage very quickly so there's a lot of things is that divide the democrats gun control is not one of them and <hes> in nancy pelosi deserves credit to immediately when they took charge they pass to <hes> piece of legislation which are completely completely uncontroversial supported by one sport by ninety four percent of americans other sport by eighty eight percent of americans. What else do you need. Overwhelming majorities of republicans support them so what what are they one is federal background checks so right now. You have to do a background check if you buy it in store but if you don't buy in a store well who cares you just go into a gun show. There's a giant loophole. You buy it anywhere you like in that sense and so people are like close loophole closed the goddamn loophole. Okay everyone agrees except the republican republican party in the senate blocked. It won't allow for a vote because they don't want to be embarrassed. <hes> voting in favor of massacres so mitch mcconnell just says no let damascus happen and and we just don't vote on it and i mean why are you opposed to the great majority of republican voters on this issue if you're not being bribed by the n._r._a. Because you it's not bribes. It's just campaign contributions for their for charity and for you know because they care about the american people if it's not a bribe. Why don't you with your own voters. Let alone all ninety four percent of the country. He blocks it. He blocks it but i have to add one thing. He keeps getting reelected so he keeps turning his back on his is very constituents. His voters what they want and they keep voting in back into office sees a reflection of us. All of these lawmakers are reflection of us j. No oh that one. I actually disagree with slightly quickest side. Look trump is a reflection of the republican party. They had a lot of choices and they chose the most reprehensible one mitch mcconnell and a lot of the republicans trick their voters with money. What is the money do they get the money from the i._r._a. And then they run ads they overwhelm <hes> sometimes democrats in their races with ads. You know what mitch mcconnell ran on to win election last time. He pretended to be in favor of kentucky's version of obamacare the same legislature's. He tried to kill dozens of times mitch. Mcconnell is a gigantic liar but he had enough sense to pretend to be a progressive so he could win an election election. But how did he trick people because he has money in politics. Is all that money number two. They run against soft. Ask democrats time and time again chuck schumer. The idiot could not pick a candidate. The date of his life depended on it every time he's like. Who's the softest who's the weakest who agrees with the republicans the most. Let's go without one right so that's partly why mitch mcconnell wins elections and the last one is the mainstream media oh. I don't know what a bribe. I can't tell so the n._r._a. Is given at least one point two six million dollars to mitch mcconnell. No real american believes that that's anything butter bribe. We understand that the supreme court legalized bribes in this country now you can give millions of dollars the politicians yeah but that's an obvious pride but the media won't say they won't say it. They won't say they have to protect our beloved goddamn mitch mcconnell because he's part of the establishment and they're in the same goddamn. Damn club say it. It's a goddamn bribe. So trump got thirty million dollars from an i._r._a. And we have a list of republicans who've gotten millions upon millions of dollars others to sell you out and block this legislation which brings me to the second legislation..
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"It. He thinks very fine people on that side so at that senate we're gonna get to him. Glorifying violence in just a second but there was a curious call for bipartisanship during his speeches well open wounds cannot heal if if we are divided we seek real bipartisan solutions we have to do that in a bi partisan manner so by lack of bipartisanship isn't an issue coming from the democrats in this case right democrats in the house by the way have already already passed gun control legislation. You wanna know where it stalled where there's a big bottleneck. It's with massacre mitch in the senate. He has blocked legislation. He won't even bring it to the floor for a vote. So you wanna talk about bipartisanship. Take a good hard. Look at your own house. Okay and ironically trump tweeted about how oh yeah we can do this. As long as we attach it to kind of anti-immigration quote unquote reform that i want the guy in el paso so shut people because he thought there was an immigrant invasion and your answer is to double down on that as a solution to the shootings. What kind of a monster sir does that. That's the real donald trump not the one going. I would like to do bipartisan solutions. Get you okay check. The house already passed federal little background checks. You're blocking. You said you'd veto it. So why don't you do the bipartisan thing that you claim what an unbelievable liar and let's take a quick look at where the american air can people stand where the voters stand and how the republican party incessantly turns its back on these voters so according to quinnipiac universal background checks ninety ninety four percent of americans support mandatory waiting periods to buy a gun so you can do a proper background check. Eighty-three percent of americans support that at gun licence requirement seventy seven percent of americans support that the vast majority of americans including republicans do support commonsense gun on legislation but mitch mcconnell will not bring that legislation to the floor for a vote and there's a specific reason why again he's accepting money from the n._r._a. So he has to to act as the n._r._a.'s puppet for him. That cold hard cash is way more important than saving. People's lives so with that said <hes>..
"republican party" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"You are are you there for saying that we're in a situation where some trade warring is called for and and doing it does not violate at the sort of conservative spirit protecting the United States interests. Which is what Donald Trump has over. And over said he wanted to do includes protecting our trade relationships. Yes. That is a conservative principle Jeff flake, and you're in your in your opponents opening statement, they were making the pragmatic argument for who can win for the Republican party next time around. And I think you and bread are conceding. It's very very likely that if the report it's plausible that the Republican party nominates Donald Trump they'll win, and they don't nominate Donald Trump. They're Democrats will win also sorry possible costs. Okay. I'll switch to possible. My question is is that a risk that you're willing to take? In other words, somebody else challenges him in a primary either weakens him, or or or an extraordinary circumstance replaces him, and he loses as a result of that. Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican party because of the principles that you're arguing you? Yes. Let me let me. Let me talk about a corollary here. In one thousand nine hundred four in California. Pete Wilson was the governor Republican governor he wanted a second term. There wasn't much excitement for a second term that that time so along came prop one eighty seven the measure that went hard at illegal immigration to deny benefits for illegal. So that's how it was cast as a way to gin up the Republican base and give people excited to come out and vote again for Pete Wilson it worked Pete Wilson. Got a second term is anybody. Remember anything that Pete Wilson was able to do in the second term in California that justified the fact that in the past quarter century now since Pete Wilson was governor or one that second term only Arnold Schwarzenegger who later switched parties and an insurance Commissioner have been elected as Republican stay..
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Dan a dichotomy very well but i also recognize i come from a community whereas my mom was addicted to crack cocaine and i lived in poverty for a great deal of time and i chose the become a republican because i believe in the values the traditional family values which after ruined more i'm not sure if it left for not um and also in terms of business in the taxation thosethose kenny issues as woods which wet appealed me to the party's so when these issues come up leah and anyone else is something and i feel that we must speak up that's the reason why we're here when i hear to say oh no republicans you know republicans are races and i and i respect and and and now the oval emily republicans are the gop this is not a racist party i know that a lot of the issues that occur in a republican party occur in a democratic party and sometimes even worse on the other side so with that being the case i recognize what it is gene on are you talking about issues are not strata letting her and the democratic party i wanna make sure when i make no fagan said yeah i wanna make sure when not making a false acquittal and see are you talking about issues of race to this extent that also occur in the democratic party because i urgently the absolute their absolutely is let's talk about even hiring how the they're so you should be more diversity we're talking about democrat but if you look in a senate you looking congress though senior level positions have been given in terms of black african americans had gone to uh republicans look speaker ryan said chief of staff who was a african american lifted tim scotch chief of staff who is an african american woman uh we can talk about a number pay inequality you see would democrats mitch in these issues is wait wedge issues but they do a lot of talk at a non alana action i'm not sure that's credible i mean if you look at for example supreme court and we can use only sort of my own mitch and affects think will not result actu will hold on a second i mean sonia sotomayor was appointed to the supreme court under barack obama neil gorsuch.
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Hey there it's joshua thanks for listening to one a we're always trying to improve and there's really easy way you can help us out just take a short anonymous survey at npr dot org slash podcast survey fix a few minutes and you'll do as a huge favour at one a by filling in out tell us which you like what we could do better on line at npr dot org slash podcast survey thanks we asked you for some of your experiences as black conservatives with the republican party why you joined the party perhaps why you stay or even while you left here's onestorey that came to our inbox hi my name cristiano forty six ya black republican have been on republicans without is registered to vote at eighteen but lately it seems that the republican party has been very outspoken uh not supporting black people emigrants and encouraging statements like the ones that are made at eight pack against michael steele and that to me was the nail in the coffin i'm definitely changing my party affiliation i'm down sharply anti republican party until they changed their way christy appreciate your surender stories thanks very much for calling in lori is listening from athens vermont and laurie rights i am not black nor republican nor conservative but what i wanna ask your guest is or the republicans or or the conservatives if the republican party has abandoned people of color and they have under trump and true conservatives look at the budget is there still a place with them as conservatives geno what do you think i would say the one i am a republican i am also conservative vote interesting we know what one point this kinda stuck with me through this conversation them something and leage as mentioned about they're not be in any benefit to black republicans who choose to cana speak up on these issues in truthfully speaking what i've noticed is i get it from all sides that's democrats republicans black white and indifferent and truthfully speaking as we've been talking about these issues um and they give you kind of a just a brief bagra among south side chicago god was born arisen the south's outta chicago there's nobody in my family that really noone close in my family that's republican i had to deal with things that only white republic asian only listen in read about so i understand.
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Of the party they caught in this between a rock and a hard fleece because as long as they remain republicans there's no material benefit to them speaking out or lashing out or criticising the party because they don't get anything in return from say the left or from the democrats and they don't get anything in return from their own party the republican party and so this is something i think you've you've seen increasingly as people wrestle with so you see a lot of private conversations the public conversations the tone of those conversations also often look different however delegate ups and i'd love to hear your response to one of your constituents who wrote in gary is listening in charlestown west virginia which is part of your district and gary writes the overt racism of the republican party is no longer just the elephant in the room it is god's zillah in the room it is so bad that your visit to see pat concern me i think he means one a broadcasting from sepak last week at the very least i expected you meaning me to be called the n word or uppity that's how bad it is and i'm an old white guy who was clueless about police mistreatment of blacks until videos started to surface delegate ups and before you respond i should say we were treated extremely well at sepak nobody called me the n word meaning everybody left unscathed and a lot of people said they were very happy to see the npr was there some people were kinda wondering why we were there but we were treated extremely well and with kid gloves throughout having said that a delegate ups and what do you think of gary's comment while you know therein lies the conundrum i think because democrats have for us just been so strong incoming coming out against republicans in calling them racist for so long that when you do have an instance of actual racism that uh a lot of republicans they they they don't take it quite as seriously because they hear this on a daily basis and so uh the comment that you just read to me.
"republican party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Our political parties today n what they are what they stand for where where power and influence reside saw whether they are governing parties or not whether what they aspire to as parties and and it takes us back to something we talked about five years ago about the a symmetry between the parties and the the fact is uh the radicalization of the republican party over a long period of time produced a kind of anti system behavior uh i think we can all kinds of informal safety guards on the system you could see it in the actions of elected republican officials you could hear it in the rhetoric that was normalised during this period of time you can see it in the in the effort of the republican party to use dis trust in government as the means of gaining power and that set the stage for i think the public accepting abnormally behavior as normal unattractive uh and that's a big party you know what one of the interesting things are there were seventeen republican candidates and i thought from early on that one of the outsiders would prevail that the party decides rule would fail this time but it could easily have been a ben carson african american conservative celebrated neuro surgeon a carly fiorina woman of business a person a ted cruz why did trump emerge he emerged from this pack when he went after the immigration issue in the grossest way and he talked about the muslim ban and the wall and uh that put him to the right of crews who couldn't believe it unimat gratien but you know you look now at his gross attacks in alabama.