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Salena Zito Joins Hugh to Discuss the Pennsylvania Senate Race
"Matters more than the Pennsylvania Senate race. There are some that matter as much, but if John fetterman beats Doctor Oz in Pennsylvania, be very hard to get to 51 or 52 that the Republicans need. Selena zito will be on the show. I think between ten times between now and the election day. And so Selena, I gotta ask you, how's this feel to you? 'cause it seems to me that fetterman still isn't well and Doctor Oz is out there working it hard. How does it feel on the ground in Pennsylvania? It feels like what a statewide race tradition traditionally feels like in this state. And with the exception that federman is an out there and awe is out there all the time. Now, I think it's kind of fascinating if you read the reports outside of, you know, in D.C. or out of New York, they're saying, oh, Oz isn't anywhere. Well, he's exhausting. He's everywhere. He is doing that sort of unglamorous, unsexy thing of just going around the state, logging on now, more importantly, logging on relationships and rebuilding them with people. As we all know, it was a pretty ugly primary, but most primaries are ugly.
The Conection Between National Security and US Economy
"Last do. question, mister secretary, I know you've been on the road with cav pack dot com, supporting Republicans across the United States. The midterms are four months away. When you do that, when you go out and you talk for Adam laxalt in Nevada or you go stand with Herschel Walker in Georgia, you'll be up there with doctor eisen, Pennsylvania wherever you go. You get a huge crowd. Does anyone care about the national security or is it all just gas and food prices? Because I know the latter are driving daily kitchen table conversations, but we have to keep the country safe and this administration is not doing that. Does that come up in your appearances? Yeah, they're so deeply connected to you and absolutely comes up. Looks understand that when we lose what we had for four years, American energy dominance, the ability to deliver affordable energy to ourselves. That's natural security applications and implications for the ability to afford to drive your kids to their soccer game or to their ballet recital. No, the American people get it. They understand the place they understand the Chinese Communist Party isn't just a foreign problem that they're inside the gates here showing up at PT matings and school board meetings and infiltrating our university systems. Those are those are things that impact their lives every day too. And sometimes we talk about them as if these are these two separate things, right? Foreign policy and the ability to feed your family and pay your rent and afford the energy for your car. They are deeply connected. The American people get it and they know that President Biden is not delivered on either front.
25,000 Russian Soldiers Killed in Action
"Not mister secretary, staying on that. The Russian losses were reported over the weekend to have reached 25,000 KIA, not casualties, which normally conflates killed and wounded together, but killed in action 25,000. That is such a stunning number for a 5 month engagement that can Vladimir Putin keep that up. Sadly, politically, I think he can. Query whether the military will be able to continue to deliver fresh people to the front lines in a way that will actually continue to push the fight, but this really gets to the core point. I've seen that number 25,000 killed in action. I've seen casualty numbers which includes wounded that are triple that obviously closely kept secret. But it's a big numbers. Query query whether the west will continue to have the resolve to inflict those kinds of costs on the Russian military that will ultimately lead to Vladimir Putin turning tail.
What's Next for the UK After Johnson Resignation?
"No, mister secretary, you spent some time in the United Kingdom in the run up to the announcement by prime minister Johnson that he will be standing down. And the launch of the UK leadership election. Now, the prime minister of the United Kingdom matters a great deal to the United States. And you've known a lot of their foreign secretaries, your counterpart when you're at the CIA at M 6. You know, a lot of these people, what do you make of the needs of Great Britain in their next prime minister? Toughness resolve. Candor. Most of all candor to the people of the United Kingdom telling them that this is a tough honorary world out there that they are an important player. And now that they are no longer part of Europe, they need to step up and continue the kind of leadership that they had when president Reagan and Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul two worked so closely together. I was there. I was in London for a three or four days. Just before prime minister Johnson stepped down. And I saw a great generation of next conservative leaders from Tory party. Not every Tory is a conservative, but every conservative is a Tory and I think they will find a good leader who moves the country forward in a way that engages in the world economically and lets lending continue to be a massive, important, massively important financial center, but provides a level of understanding for other European nations about this is the way forward.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Recently. And Frank, I think that that's an interesting point, too, because I think that in the beginning well, not just the beginning, but through several years of St. John Paul the second's pontificate. He seemed to be thriving in that role. I mean, he really did, it was vital, and this is before the Parkinson's really began to wear on him. Did a lot of traveling was, you know, did a lot of media was made the pontificate, perhaps the most significant it had been in terms of world affairs that had been in quite a while. And I get the sense that Pope Francis is certainly not in the same way, but is also still very vital in this and still is very much engaged in this job, which is another good reason as you just pointed out that he probably wouldn't want to step down from it. I mean, I don't see him slowing down. I know that he's had a knee problem that's put him in a wheelchair, but he's still traveling. He's still engaging. He's still kind of talking off the cuff, which is one of the, one of the unusual aspects, or at least different aspects of this from the previous two pontificates. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, just the other day on a Saturday morning is official schedule alone, only for the morning, including four private meetings separate private meetings and three speeches to three different groups. And then that's not to talk about the afternoon unofficial schedule, which is usually very tact. He does lots of things like, for example, and he met Elon Musk the other day. He did in the afternoon. It wasn't on his official schedule. He constantly working writing making phone calls. It's absolutely astonishing. And it's 85 years old. And whether you like what he's doing or whether you dislike it or whether you have mixed feelings, he's a phenomenon in that way. Now it's true that his leg has knee problem have slowed him down. We're supposed to go to Canada in the last week of this month within and if you look at the schedule, it's much, much more limited than usually on the new strips because he's just going to have trouble moving around. But otherwise, he said he certainly not slowing down. We were speaking with Frank roca Francis X roca on Twitter at Francis X roca Wall Street Journal that veteran Vatican is a great resource if you're not following him on Twitter, you should be following him right now, especially if you have any interest in what's happening at the Vatican. And you mentioned travel. And this is another issue. I want to say issue. It's another topic that's come up, which is whether or not he's going to travel to Moscow and Kyiv in an attempt to intercede in the war there. This has come up a number of times. He's gotten some criticism for not being a little bit more decisive, let's say, on the site of Ukraine, who was very clearly the grieve party here in this invasion. But Francis is trying to keep the traditional Holy See role of mediator open here and he did mention, I think it was in the Reuters interview that he is still trying to work out a trip where he can go to both Moscow and Kyiv. And he wants to do Moscow first because he said that that would be the proper order. Does that sound like it's coming together? It sounded like it might be a little closer or a little bit closer to fruition than it had been over the last couple of months. Well, his language was a bit ambiguous as a sell off and but he said there was he said it was possible that he could go to Ukraine, but then he wants to go to Moscow first. And today, the Kremlin kind of threw some cold water on that. They announced that there have been no substantive discussions regarding any such a visit. So it sounds like from there, and they're saying there's no progress to anything like that. It's pretty clear that the Russians have very little interest in visiting or in him playing a mediating role. And as you say, he's certainly made that condition because the strings would love to have it. And Ukraine is the infected Ukrainian ambassador the other day tweeted that, look, you know, the Pope has to accept that the Russians are not going to let him come. So you might as well just come to us. Which they would love to have but he won't do that because he does that, it will be seen as taking. Taking sides and it will and it will just anger the Russians. So I think you'll continue to offer himself in that way, but for various reasons I just think it's very unlikely that Russia or whatever want the Pope of Rome to be mediator. Right. Russian Orthodox Church wouldn't want that either, probably. Now, it might be more realistic that he the Russian patriarch had a Russian Orthodox Church in September and Kazakhstan on the sidelines of active medical event in the religious event, I think. But that's if the patriarchy has decided he's not too irritated by the finger wagging comment that he shouldn't be Putin's altar boy. But I think the Russian Orthodox Church has an interest in having pictures of him with the Pope and everything is sort of gives him a certain respectability at this moment. So maybe that will happen. You know, Frank, I was speaking with former ambassador Rooney, Frank Rooney, to I think it was a few days ago was right before the holiday. And he was very frustrated at the Vatican's lack of action on the Russian Ukraine conflict. He was saying that he felt that the Vatican should be weighing in more heavily on this and using its diplomatic power to force Russia into talks. Do you get a sense that there is any of that frustration within diplomatic circles at the Vatican or within the Vatican itself at the moment? Or do you get the sense that this is really, it's really just Pope Francis's show and everybody is following along with that. Well, I know that some people are frustrated that the Pope doesn't speak more clearly against Russia and censure Russia more in a sort of unqualified way. And there are people even within the Vatican who are troubled by the folks suggestions that while maybe NATO provoked Russia. I mean, he's been very clear that he thinks the invasion is terrible and that is specifically the Ukrainians, but then he doesn't I mean, a couple of times he has uttered the word Russia or Putin, I think only an informal remarks and energy is in press conferences, not an actual official statement. But his basic stance is, this is a terrible thing that has happened that has happened, but and let's stop it. But the way to stop it is not wars, which kind of raises the question about whether you think Ukraine has a right to defend itself. I think he has said in some way that it does. But he really is not crazy, clearly not crazy about the idea of arming Ukraine more so it kind of adds up to a kind of position of impartiality and neutrality. Francis X roca from The Wall Street Journal, thank you so much. Be sure to follow him at Francis X roka, be sure to read what he writes. That's how you stay informed about what's really happening at the Vatican. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com. We'll be right back. We can't see tomorrow, but we can hear it. And it sounds like a wind farm powering homes across the country. We're bridging to a sustainable energy future, working today to ensure tomorrow is on. Enbridge, life takes energy.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"50 50. Right. I wanted to ask you, king, did you get a chance to see the report in The New York Times yesterday? The New York Times looked up whatever was remaining of Jimmy Carter's economic advisers who were not pleased with the way that Joe Biden was essentially copying their 1978 1979 playbook and was trying to wave him off. This is not the way to go. This is not the way to go. I thought that was rather remarkable. First off, that these guys are still around, good for them. They're still around, but secondly, that they're willing to say, look, you should have learned some lessons from the last time we were going through this. And this administration hasn't done that. You have to spend less money. You have to restrict federal spending. You have to get a lot of that debt under control. And there's energy policy issues in there as well. But I just found that remarkable. What did you think of the advice that these guys were giving Joe Biden? Well, I think the most interesting piece of that advice was, hey, don't do what don't do. We say do what we say, not what we did. Right. Short version of that. And yes, this White House seems to seems to keep trying to jawbone down price increases from producers and exactly the wrong producers. We need more energy and we're telling current energy producers you're charging too much. That's unlikely to encourage exploration. To be polite about it. The other thing to remember about the late 70s is that you ended up having the late 70s is what made Paul Volcker, who still has the reputation as the most inflation fighting central banker in history. And he got that because he was stuck with the job all by himself. The Carter administration did next to nothing to help him. And Joe Biden, unfortunately, is not giving Jay Powell any help indeed there was a press conference you might remember about two months ago now in which Joe Biden said Jay Paul it's your job to take care of inflation. We respect the independence of the fed, which means when the pain comes from the, from a recession, if a pain comes from a recession, it's going to be entirely 100% blamed on the Federal Reserve. Joe Biden's already picked out his scapegoat and his name is Jay Powell. Yeah, but Carter could have done that with Volcker. Reagan could have done that with Volcker. And it said, well, yeah. But I mean, in the end, it wasn't necessary for that because it ended up working out very well for Reagan in the end, right? I mean, I don't know that people, people don't elect Federal Reserve chairs. And by the way, Biden appointed Powell. You got maybe 30 seconds. I don't think that that story is just going to do much good. I don't think that scapegoating will do him much good. It didn't help Reagan in 82 with the reelection by elections or the midterms. I don't think it will help this time either. King banyan twin cities business radio dot com twin cities business radio dot com. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com. We'll be.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Economic science at this moment. Well, and there's good reason for that. People's buying power is shrinking, you know, you're seeing interest rates going up. It's going to make cars less affordable. It's going to make houses less affordable. You know, people who are trying to sell houses now are starting to feel the pain of how that's going to impact their ability to sell. So I mean, it might feel recessionary to people that that doesn't necessarily mean that the personal experience is the macro experience here. Right. And certainly in different groups, I think, I think it's the case that if you are, if you are somebody who actually was able to work through the pandemic in 2020, but you still got all those big checks, right? From stimulus, you probably are sitting on some savings and as you look at this as you look at the higher prices, you think that stinks and you're not very happy about it. But you're spending the money anyway and that still is going to say, that still is translating into high demand going into a world where supply is constrained for a variety of reasons. And so that is not a recessionary signal. But if you're somebody who maybe was in an industry where you couldn't work and you now see these higher prices and they're eating in your savings are gone, it really does feel like things are tough and I can certainly understand somebody in that situation thinking we're in a recession right now. So what is a recession? I know that everybody has the popular definition in their head to successive quarters of negative growth. I'm using scare quotes of contraction, basically in GDP report, but that's not the real definition of recession. Or at least it hasn't been for a very long time. Recessions are actually both more technical and more focused. Or at least the calling, the definition of it is, and there's a specific process by which a recession is actually determined. Right. So there's a group of there's a group of economists all volunteers who are part of something at the national bureau of economic research, which is clearing house for lots of economic research. It's a nonprofit agency. And organization and they're called the business cycle dating committee committee, which doesn't sound like as much fun as the dating for other things. And it's not as much fun, but what they do. Do you swipe right or swipe left on a recession? I'm not sure. That's right. So 12 I think it's currently about 14 economists who get together and they look at their definition as a decline in general economic activity. And so they look at various markets and so they're breaking it down in the four major markets they're trying to look at is industrial production, which measures the manufacturing factor. They're looking at personal incomes and they're also looking at employment possible against the labor market. So they look at labor markets at manufacturing markets. They're looking at sales. So what's going on in the retail sector? They look at that as well. So those four measures when all four of them were three of the four of them tip over, that's typically when the when the national view for economic research is going to say, I think that's a recession. Different countries do it differently. But in the United States, we are actually using this group of basically volunteer economists to do this.
Why National Politics Is Shifting Local
"To your point about certain offices, certain local offices not being sexy before November 2021, you could have said the same thing about school boards. And after that, though, this has become really a central focus before the last couple of years you could have said that about district attorney races. Now that the progressives have won a lot of those races through this progressive decarceration project, the results of that are making those offices sexy again. And I think that part of this realignment is a real alignment back to the local, right? And that's one of the reasons why it's a center right movement. They're trying to get realignment back to the local. Right. That's exactly right. And you solve this localism. The seeds of this actually begin in 22,009, 2010. And that off your election and in those midterms. But people didn't quite understand it. They thought it was a what off. Actually, what's going to end up being I've written about this before. And they also saw the realignment that caused Trump to win as a one off. What the one office ended up going to end up being is Joe Biden.
Will Red Flag Laws Stop Mass Shootings?
"The bottom line here is that if you're going to have these types of laws, if you're going to rely on the idea that background checks and red flag laws are going to work, you have to have people who are willing to use those laws in the first place. And I mean, I think that there are plenty of opportunities for abusing the red flag process. There was a lot of discussion about domestic violence accusations, mutual domestic violence accusations, how that could tangle up somebody's constitutional rights. This is not one of those situations. This is a situation where law enforcement had to be had to be called to intervene twice. On behalf of somebody who was 18 years old or older at the time, who was threatening to kill everyone, and had accumulated a number of edged weapons, apparently for that purpose.
More Details Emerge on the Highland Park Shooting
"Right off the top that let's go with probably the biggest news story of the last couple of days, which is the mass shooting in highland park, Illinois, and what we're finding out now about the shooter now that he's been arrested and he's been charged. We're finding out that there were, there were certainly red flags about this particular shooter, and not only were there red flags, but they took place in a red flag law state, which apparently nobody bothered to use. Now this is, we're going to hear a lot about this case in terms of the gun law that just passed. The gun law that just passed provided financial incentives for states to set up various different various different programs to deal with potential threats, including red flag laws, although not exclusively red flag laws. And this is, this is a case where you would have expected these types of laws to apply. And in fact, they were actually available. Let's take a listen to cut number 19 from the police presser yesterday. Was there any monitoring given what hit passing a police force in the media? Do you want to speak to that one? Her name is master sergeant Delilah Garcia, I'm public information officer deputy chief. So basically in September of 2019, ISP did receive information from highland park, police department and at that time, the individual named in the report did not have a boy Carter or anything to revoke or to review. So at that point, we that void part of it was our stance on that.
Kurt Schlichter and Michael Walsh Discuss America's Supply INSANITY
"You know, Michael Walsh, I was out speaking to some lovely Republican women at the west valley Republican women Federated. And it was very interesting. We were in a country club. And the organizers said, look, it was very interesting. I was having a lot of trouble with the country club, which did a fine job, but they were very insistent that they couldn't give us more seats because I was like sold out and more people wanted to come because I'm amazing. And she wondered why? Because they never had that problem before. Turns out that they weren't being difficult, their suppliers said we can't get more chicken breasts and more salmon. Their suppliers in America said we can't get enough chicken breasts and salmon win the hell since the 1940s where there was rationing. Did someone in America have trouble gay chicken breast fed salmon? Yeah, you know what, we're going to turn into this is a place near dear to your heart is Cuba. We're not going to be we're not going to be able to get parts for our cars. So you're going to see people driving 25 year old junkers down the middle of the street with cannibalized parts because I had to get my car fixed last year. And it took months to get some of these parts. Now, my car is a little bit older, but still, this is a very classic. You don't have empty store shelf for Christmas. That's not America. That's not the America. How come Michael Walsh, I grew up in the 70s and 80s, it never occurred to me that I could walk into a store and not be able to get what I needed, that a woman couldn't get tampons for gosh sakes. I mean, well, baby formula. This is insane. And of course, president Gumby, he's talking about a vaccine plan in Senegal. Okay, I got nothing to get Senegal, but I'd like to be able to get baby form of the tampons.
What Does Dobbs Mean Politically?
"What do you think Dobbs means politically? I think that I'm a strong federalist. So what jobs does as far as a judicial decision is it returns the abortion issue to the states and each state can determine how they want to legislate around abortion. That's what doesn't ban abortion. Now that's, of course, what we're hearing in a lot of the laws of progressives and a lot of Democrat operatives trying to gin up their base. But abortion isn't banned. It just means that it will go to the state and the state will decide how to regulate and legislate around abortion. What does it mean politically? I don't think it's going to mean much politically as far as the 2022 elections and midterms go. This is going to make a big impression now as it has. Ultimately, it will die down when people talking about it. And they are stuck with high gas prices and priced out of the housing market and dealing with a bad economy.
Which Rights Are Mentioned in the Constitution?
"Let's stop for a second. Where do you get a right in the constitution? First of all, remember, rights don't come from the constitution. I'll say it again because there are some people who are unclear on it. Rights do not come from the constitution. Rights are recognized in the constitution. Human beings are endowed with certain freedoms. One, the right to speak freely, the right to worship as you see fit. Those are endowed by our creator. They are recognized those two in the First Amendment. By the constitution, but they don't come from the constitution. If you look through the entire constitution, including all the amendments, you will not find the word abortion. Because it's not there. So it's not expressly recognized in a constitution. Now, constitutions also clear that all rights, which we, as human beings, have are not necessarily in the constitution. Dobbs reiterates that those rights, how do you know those rights exist? Okay. You look at history. Were they recognized throughout history and Samuel Edo goes through and says, look, like four years before roe V wade, 5 years before, abortion was outlawed in at least 40 states or very heavily controlled. At least 40 states.
What Was the Reasoning Behind the Court's Decision?
"Now, there are a number of states that had trigger bills. That is, if roe V wade and Casey, of course, roe V wade was the original case back in like 73. And it laid out almost in a legislative kind of sense, a very strict accidentally not that straight. A framework of when abortion could be allowed, like you would expect in a law. Now, of course, I know what you're thinking. You're saying, wait a minute. I saw schoolhouse rock when I was a kid. Supreme Court's not supposed to make law. That's the job of the legislature. Exactly? And then Casey came back and it kind of changed it because roe roe was not a very well reasoned decision. And I know that because Ruth Bader Ginsburg said so and Lawrence tried before he went completely insane. So I want a lot of commentary. They like the result. They didn't like the reasoning. Because the reasoning wasn't very sensible. Their reasoning was, well, there's a constitutional right to abortion, kind of because, and it boils down to we really think it's a good idea. And that didn't really work. And it had a very detailed kind of almost legislative outline of what you could and could do with abortion. That wasn't workable. In 1992, Casey came down, they kind of changed the test a little. Became an undue burden on way. You can't unduly burden. The right to an abortion. And what Samuel lita said is, wait, you're wrong at the premise. There is no right to abortion in the constitution.
Breaking Down the Supreme Court's Roe Decision
"What does Dobbs not do? Dobbs does not ban abortion. I'm going to say it again. Because if you read social media or listen to the communist networks, I'm sorry, the mainstream networks. And Democrat talking points. The extent they differ and there is no extent to which they differ. You might think that the Supreme Court decreed no more abortions ever. That could not be further from the truth. And you might, if you listen to someone like AOC or big chief Warren, and never listen to AOC or big G four. But if you happen to, you might think that the Supreme Court took unto itself more power. He did the opposite. This is not the jobs is not about the Supreme Court taking power. This is about the Supreme Court giving up power. And that power is to determine. Exactly how abortion will be handled in the United States.
Is the Economy Tumbling Towards a Recession?
"Welcome to the Hugh Hewitt show, great to be with you today. Lots to discuss, not necessarily including backyard generator, but we've got actually a, we've got to generate our question of our own today, which is, what does this economy generating? Is it going to, is it going to continue to generate rapid growth as Janet Yellen promised yesterday? Or as a recession coming as a previous democratic grocery secretary promise. Now, you've got really two different really two very different looks at this coming to you from democratic press secretary treasury secretaries. Let's take a listen to Janet Yellen yesterday talking about what her outlook is on the economy. And the economy to slow, it's been growing at a very rapid rate as the economy is the labor market is recovered and we've reached full employment. Well, I'm not exactly sure how much you can squeeze into that 12 second clip. So that's not correct. First off, we haven't reached full employment. I mean, honestly, this is just math. All you have to do is go to the bureau of labor statistics and take a look at the numbers and you'll know that we haven't reached full employment just on a static basis. We are about 900,000 jobs short of where we started in February 2020.
No Baby Formula Onboard; Can Congress Fix Shortage?
"There is nothing that the Democrats can do to ease the infant formula other than get the FD up to the J&J plant and open it up. And the J&J, I think it's J&J, say they're ready to go, but the FDA hasn't signed off on it. Yeah, this is going to be when this first started hitting becoming public. This huge shortage in baby formula. I said some our colleagues. I'm not sure what Congress can do besides bring attention to the situation, which obviously they are doing. But I think Nancy Pelosi was asked if the president should invoke the defense production act and she said that there would have to be changes to the law here. To allow that to happen. So I mean, listen, this is a I've been toying around with this idea in my head for the last couple of days. If you just think about how much is going south, Democrats at the moment, and some of these things are out of their control. I mean, this is a bureaucracy that has shut down a lot of the production of baby formula. Legislators, but I mean, it's just between this between the markets between interest rates, inflation, everything is just lining up very politically. What year were you born, Josh? What year were you born? 85. All right, 1978. You have no memory of 1978. I do. It's what I entered the workforce. And it's a replay only Jimmy Carter was on top of his disasters. I mean, he was actually, he recognized the disaster to the left in a disaster to the right.
Will Weekend Mass Shootings Force Congress to Act?
"It looks like a bunch of hearings, Jake, but I want to start with your quote of Chris Murphy yesterday talking to my friend Jonathan capehart. I don't think you got 60 votes for his bill. I think it could get 60 votes for a stop order bill. The severe threat order of protection, I just don't know. I don't know what's in Murphy's Bill, but it's not narrow enough, has anything changed with two three more shootings. You know, there was one in Orange County after ten miles from where I used to live at a Taiwanese Chinese church where a 60 year old man shot up 5 people. There was one in Houston, of course, the awful one in Buffalo. Does anything change? No. There's no legislation here. I don't think I really don't think unless I'm looking something that will get 60 votes. There have been there have been efforts as you note to boost the reporting system for people with mental illness and things like that. That has not gotten the attention or the energy from anybody. So we're kind of in this position. I mean, Chris Murphy was deputized earlier this year, I believe, maybe it was last year. So work with Republicans to see what he could get ten votes for anything to get a background check Bill or something more and he's not been able to find 60 votes for anybody. So that's kind of where that's kind of where the status of the situation.
Who Is the Front Runner in the PA Senate Primary?
"Is Dave McCormick going to be able to win with a closing kick tomorrow in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary as I have judged him the only Republican capable of beating John fetterman in the fall. Well, you're right. He is the only candidate to beat fetterman in the poll. I don't know, did you see yesterday to John fetterman have stroke? I did. I saw this morning his comments that he's fully recovered and no mental damage. And that is good news. Yeah, I chatted with, yeah, he's fine. But anyways, so I had thought all along that McCormick would pull it out, even when Trump endorsed Oz, even when Trump came in and held his rally, which had less than a thousand people at it. And but then he went scorched earth on McCormick. And when he went scorched earth on the cormick, Oz rally was used that as an ad in the net drove up McCormick's negatives, which he had barely any that made Barnett run and she rose up last week, like an insurgent candidate tends to do, but I think she peaked Wednesday and started to fall under the scrutiny.
Russian Forces Losing Ground in Ukraine
Weekend Mass Shootings Dominate News Coverage
"Killer in laguna Woods, you may not know about. Yesterday afternoon, a 60 year old Asian man, that's the only description I have from the Los Angeles Times, stood up in a luncheon honoring a former pastor at a Taiwanese Christian church in laguna Woods, which is not far from my old home in Orange County. They were welcoming back for a luncheon, Jerry Chen, excuse me, I want to get that Jerry Chandler's the fellow gave the quote the former pastor's name is here somewhere I can't find it, but Tom Kramer, who is the head of the presbytery of Los ranchos. Again, I used to be a member of this Presbyterian. Kramer did not know if the pastor was harmed in the shooting, a pastor clobbered the gunman as he tried to reload with a chair and a bunch of the so called older victims. They were all in their 60s. Those not shot tackle them in hog tied in, but it's a 60 year old Asian man is the killer there. In Harris county, Texas, the more traditional weekend shooting, two young men shooting at each other, wounding three and killing two at a Harris county flea market. At 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. So guns are everywhere, The Wall Street Journal, however, wrote about the particular evil of the buffalo shooting. There is a culture of white supremacy in the United States and people need to understand not large, but it definitely evil and it's dangerous because it attracts the unbalance like this 18 year old this was pure evil said Erie county sheriff Garcia in an app summary of the mass murder at a cyber market in Buffalo writes The Wall Street Journal. That appears to be racially motivated. The alleged shooter 18 year old Peyton gendron, the last time you'll hear his name on my show, is another young man possessed by inexplicable hatred.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And you mentioned Pennsylvania as I mentioned The New York Times article, there are a couple states, Pennsylvania is one of them, Michigan, Wisconsin, being the other big two big three that have governors races where if you elect a Republican with a Republican legislature, there's a real chance that abortion could be outlawed or really restricted in these swing states. So in those three states, I think Democrats might be able to change around their political forces. Josh Shapiro running for governor on the democratic side. We don't know who the Republican is going to be quite yet. But that is a state Pennsylvania where that might be a winning issue. We've seen but Pennsylvania abortion politics have always been front and center with bob cases, the senators that had one of the leading pro life Democrats back in the day and you've seen a lot of Republican diversity within the Republican Party in Pennsylvania on that issue. But that is going to be one of those races in Pennsylvania. The governor's race, the Senate race, where you're going to see abortion front center. I think that that's probably true, but I don't know that voters are really going to care about it. I think what they're really going to care about is inflation is a housing shortage, other shortages, shortages of goods at the grocery stores. I think those are the issues that voters are really going to be interested in. And it's really going to be the party that speaks to that. If either party ends up speaking to it and Pennsylvania, that's really I think going to have is going to have the lead in those elections. Yeah, I mean, Democrats run the risk of talking about abortion rights at the expense of inflation, the economy, quality of life. Issues that are much more front and center in many, many voters minds. But make no mistake. There are a lot of single issue voters, democratic voters. And maybe even some swing voters that might be mobilized to show up at the polls might be persuaded to vote in a governor's race, especially that's a little perhaps less partisan. It might be able to be persuaded to vote democratic. You know, based on based on that issue, if they thought that there was something at the state. So I think we still have a ways to go. We don't even know what the decision is going to look like. Right. The draft. I think we kind of take a deep breath. Let the court do its job and not leak constantly about what the fact that there was this leak in such a institution where you never see that happen. It really was a real violation and people need to take the temperature down and start debating this without getting without going crazy. We've only got about a minute or so let me a minute or two left. You have another tweet up which really intrigued me about an NPR report about the Ukraine crisis reviving doubts over The New York Times 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Walter directe reporting, which is just one of the most execrable figures in journalism ever. Did you ever watch the movie mister Jones that came out? Yeah, and that is a wonderful movie. It is. It shows how depraved Durant he was and how horrible the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s was. It was a really great film. Do you think that this is something that's going to come up? I mean, NPR is raising it. I'm a little surprised to see NPR raising this. The New York Times really has never had a good response to this. Do you expect that you got about 30 seconds? Do you expect The New York Times to change its position on Durant at this late stage? You know, there are some voices within the times Bill Keller at the former executive editor that actually has said that they should provoke the pollster prize in 1936 for Walter duranty. I'm sort of skeptical that they're going to they're going to go that far, but if only because it would create a precedent for there are a lot of other Pulitzer prizes. That may not look so good in hindsight. That was set up for president, but they may not want to go that far, but certainly I think that's one of the more disgraceful episodes. Journalism. Absolutely, Josh crash out. Thank you so much for being with us. It's always great to get the pulse from Josh on Hugh Hewitt show. Hughes coming back tomorrow so you can tune in tomorrow. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com saying thanks for tuning in. We'll see you soon. At progressive, you can get 24/7 protection, even if you break the spacetime continuum. We did it. We time travel to yesterday. Wait, progressive covers us 24/7, but we just created an 8 day week, and it's 24/7 coverage not 24 8. We gotta go back. Are you joking right now? I'm calling them. Hi, I have a question about time travel. Progressive offers more than a great price when you bundle home and auto. We offer round the clock protection, which literally means any time. Coverage for president casualty insurance company affiliates, third party insurers, and subject to policy terms, but it is not available in all state situations..
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Dobbs. We get right back to Alito's Alito's explanation here, which is that the constitution doesn't speak to this. And if you want the constitution to speak to this, then there is a perfectly clear method of having the constitution speak to this, which is to try to amend the constitution to address the issue of abortion. Either direction, right? The problem with that is that you have to get three quarters of the states to agree. Prior to that, you have to have two thirds of Congress agree in both chambers in order to pass it along to the states for ratification. And the real story here is that there isn't anywhere near that kind of consensus for either extreme on abortion. For any position on abortion, which is exactly what Samuel Alito said in saying that since the constitution doesn't mention abortion and there is no grand consensus here and no tradition in law, it's got to go back to the legislature. We're going to talk more about that when we come back. I'm Ed Morrissey, upon here, filling in for you, we'll be right back. Welcome back, everyone. We're partying like it's 18 94 here on the Hugh Hewitt show and that is not a reflection on Hugh Hewitt myself or my guest, my good friend Selena zito from Selena zito dot com and the Washington examiner. Who has this great piece up to she's got a couple of great pieces over the last couple of days at the Washington examiner. She's got a good one about the Trump, the Trump Pompeo debate over mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. But we're going to talk more right now about the anatomy of a wave election and it's not the wave election that you might think Selena is a great recollection of the worst drubbing a party ever took in Congress. Oh, yeah, the 1894 was just absolutely devastating for Democrats. They lost 35% of the house to the Republicans in that year. Right. And it would be, it would be about the same scale, really. I mean, we're talking about you'd have to you'd have to lose about a 140 seats in this election in order to in order to come up to the same scale as the wave election at 1894, but there were things that were specific to that election, but there were some things there were some similarities that you suss out of that election that really do speak to what's going on in this cycle, Selena. Yeah, you know, I think it's really interesting because that was that was Grover Cleveland's second non consecutive presidency, right? So you would have thought he would have learned a lesson by losing previously as to being really in tune and to what was going on with the electric. No. Absolutely not. He was stubbornly set in his ways. The Democrats were seeing as the party of the elite sound familiar. As a party that was in bed with big business, again, sound familiar. And wildly out of touch with the electorate, in particular, asked right after the great panic of 1893, which had caused the devastating recession, but the Democrats, Cleveland, the Democrats were just stubbornly stuck in what they thought should be done, which was the opposite of what should have been done. And the American electorate let them know that, yeah, we're not down with you. I mean, the amount of they lost 130 seats. That is double almost double the amount that the Democrats lost in 2010. Right..
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And so you get the hell out of my house. Well, your book recessional is full of the Paul of modern education. And I think you've diagnosed the Paul that holds over America, combined with the plague. And you wrote most of these essays during the plague years. So I could argue about you about Bill Maher and whether he's good or bad. I think he's rotten, but we could argue about that at different time. Let's talk about recessional. Is it possible, David Mamet, that when you were writing this, it was the worst time in America in my adult lifetime. The government was the most out of control. I think they have been so overzealous that what took the 70 years in Russia for the Bolsheviks to reveal themselves incompetent horrible people and be overthrown. Might have taken the 17 months of COVID. I think actually there's going to be a revulsion, a vomiting out of Democrats everywhere as a result of the last two years. And so I'm something of an optimist. What do you think? Well, I think that the Democrats are going to get blown out of office. I think it's absolutely going to get flown out. And there's two reasons. One is that the price of gas has doubled, which affects everybody. And you can't deny it. And the other reason is that mothers and fathers the parents of children are saying you can't have my sorry, you can't have my kid. Yes. And that's why I'm kind of an optimist, even though you're right about the war on free speech, which is never ending. It is never ending, but we always win and I like the new Supreme Court. I'm going to get to Donald Trump, but his greatest domestic achievement is his refashioning of the courts. And those three originally put on the court. Gorsuch Kavanaugh and Barrett will do marvelous works with Roberts and clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the next in the very short order. And I think we will have turned the corner. Let me however turn to some other questions about recessional that I wrote. I've got the most heavily annotated. Do you have to take your books, David, when you read them? No. But it's interesting you should say that because you know one of the rabbis I was studying with, he was fighting the results. And he was actually writing a tour in the margin. And I said, oh my God, this is a blessing. He says, no, no, no, I do it to help me understand the court. But I never wrote in books because I love you too much. You know, the world divides into those who do and those who don't. And I would not have put you down as one of those who don't. I learned annotation for Richard Nixon in 1978. It's the only way that I can do an author interview, because otherwise I wouldn't have any help. I do have an outline of my outline, but let's go to that. My first non important question, but it's important to me. Can you ever, you, David Mamet, just watch a movie without simultaneously doing an autopsy. And here I'm referring to the years in between. In the 1946, where you refer to, this is cheating by the writer. And I thought to myself, first of all, what does he mean by cheating at the writer? I reread it three times, and I still don't quite get it. But then I thought to myself, do you ever allow yourself just to watch it? Can you turn off the inner writer voice? That's a great question. No, I watch movies all the time with my family with my wife and love watching movies and watch basically old movies and what we do is because we're all smart owls, smart Alex and writers is we analyze them. The only time I don't analyze them is the movie is so damn good that I'm born along and I just let it wash over me. That's pretty rare because there aren't that many great movies just as though I have many great anything. But also what I do after watching the movie I talk to my wife a lot about I said wait a second where did they go wrong? Where was the scene where they went wrong? Why is the casting wrong? What would make that movie better? I've done that all my life. Being basically a stand up comedian. I always hold out with other comedians. We say, I gotta fix this joke. It's something wrong with the Phillips. Let's see if we can't fix it. Well, what did you mean by this is cheating by the writer? That to me, I went back and forth. Well, I know there's a plot device here, but why is it cheating? Cheating is like the worst thing you can accuse someone of. It's not quite plagiarism, but it's cheating. Yeah. Lenny Bruce did a routine once. The great Lenny Bruce about a guy who's on stage is a singer and he's thanking everybody hates them so wait a second, this next song people. It's not for me. It's fragile and showbiz have you given up for L joson? This is a song for Alzheimer's and give it up for real Joseph. That's cheated. Yes. That is cheating. So I just watched that there's a wonderful how much I don't want to overlay your time over your time. We got plenty of time. We got buckets of time, David Mamet. Oh, good. So it's a wonderful movie. They made it in the 60s. They made it originally in 1934 it's called imitation of life. And it was from a novel by Fannie Hurst and the story is there's a woman as a white woman who's broke she's a single mom and she's broke and was black woman comes to her door in 1928 and says, excuse me ma'am, do you have any work? I'm here with my little girl. We have nothing to do. So the white woman says, no, no, no, no, no. I don't have any money either because there's cars ready to get you across town. Please come down to have lunch. So the woman says, oh, okay. And while the white woman goes in, I've known the black woman make some lunch, right? So the white woman comes in and says, my God, these are the best pancakes I ever heard had in the black woman says the secret recipe to my great grandmother passed down to me and I'm going to tell you because you gave me Carter. So they become entrepreneurs. They first open a restaurant. And then they sell the pancake batter worldwide, right? It's basically the story of Coca-Cola. Right. Where the guy comes, he says bottle it to make a $1 trillion. So they become these entrepreneurs. The underlying story is that each have a young daughter, okay? And the white woman's young daughter is raised in the book and the coequal, the two women and then this business, but the black daughter wants to pass for white. She says, wait a second. What are we doing here? I don't understand all these white people. We got as much money as they, but they treat me like Phil and I don't want to be black. They don't want to be black and she keeps running away and they have to keep bringing her. By the way, it's a genius performance by the two women. The older woman is played by Louise beavers who's won't see a better performance in the world. Wow. Young woman is played by a woman named Freddie Washington, who was African American woman who the people kept saying you have white skin you have green eyes here to pass for white. You said, forget about it. I'm a black woman I'm proud of it and so that was her genius turn. So the movie is really about this, it's basically it's a love story between these two women who form this partnership and the horror of having children, right? And it's just a magnificent movie. Okay, halfway through the movie, they have to put in a love affair between Claudette Colbert and Warren William, right? They have this love affair and call that COVID is going to get married again, but she doesn't want to because that would upset her child, okay? So it's a movie about upsetting your children that has to avoid upsetting a child. Is that cheating? Well, no, that's not the truth in the cheating of the love affair between the man and the woman because like a lot of movies, their cast and heterosexual terms. You already have a love story, right? The two women, you already have a problem, they have to get rich. You already have a greater problem. What happens to the children in a racist society and how do these two women are black woman and a white woman deal with it together, that's the story. That's the story that we're following. You can't bring in another story two thirds of the way through. That's the cheat. That's the cheap. I get it. Okay, and the story that they bring in and this other movie is that she finds a way to forgive him and marry him. When he shook, when she shouldn't have, and people have to read the book, I got to move on with my outline. David, I also tweeted out that the only works I have found helpful in writing drama. Aristotle's poetics candles hero in a thousand faces, Opie's Lauren language of schoolchildren, and be it what it may, the use of enchantment. Now, I'm not going to fill people in on bedel and all that stuff. But when someone like David Mamet write that down and I just had to take a picture of it and tweet it out to people because would be playwrights. I don't know if they read anything anymore, do they? I don't know. See in order to write a play you got to do a lot of plays. That's the only way to learn and you have to do them in front of an audience. Because as my father would say, I'll just that is purely suppository, right? Your father, by the way, is my favorite line that's funny is are you nuts when he told you? The economics of a Broadway play. Had he never watched the producers before? No, it was before the producer. Can I tell that story? Please, please. I love that story. Okay, so I'm in New York now, when I basically I'm back in the United States rest of the time I live in Southern California. So doing a play blind called American buffalo and so I'm Broadway wonderful just one fishburne and Sam Rockwell and Bill and Chris. But the play was originally done in New York, Laurie made a 35 40 years ago on Broadway and my dad and my family came in and so after the opening, which was huge success as Robert Duvall starred in the plays just. It was a step forward as we saw these it was just crazy success. We are going to start east to read the papers because that time though I think there were 7 papers in New York. We're reading the one paper comes in. It's a grave. Next paper comes in its array. Next paper comes in Surrey. Everybody's still glum. So my father says, well, these reviews are already the place they're great. What do you, what are you concerned about? My father says, what concerned about The New York Times? I said, well, my dad says, well, one review in The New York Times got override all of these other reviews. Like I said, well, yes, but we are trying to close the show overnight. My guess of what the show costs have put on. $700,000, my guess is, what do you think the critic at The New York Times makes a year prices maybe 30 grand? I guess just a nut. It was so wonderful and your dad who is a great story. I don't know how he talked himself into northwestern law, but I annotated that as well. Jewish kid on the wrong side of Chicago with a single mom who goes off and fights the war and talks himself into northwestern line and goes on to proceed to represent the unions and the crafts and the trades. And he's obviously been around a lot of negotiations. And he does not understand that imbalance of power. And thank you for listening America. I'm going to continue to talk to David Mamet about his brand new book recessional the death of free speech in the cost of a free lunch recessional available at Amazon.com go and get it. Come back tomorrow, the extended interview will be available at highly concentrated you, my podcast later today, make sure you download it. 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"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"It. That is it. That is it. And when I have Larry arnon next, and I read him this sentence, he's going to light up. I don't know if you've graced the hillsdale campus yet, but for years we have tried to get people to understand that the center of the constitution as Lincoln said, the apple of gold is the Declaration of Independence and the silver frame is the constitution. Now, the second most important thing in recessional occurred a few pages earlier on page 88 where you say, quote, our constitution is in essence a recipe in the form of a contract. You also use the example of a fake book and the example of a landing pattern. But you're right. It's a recipe. It doesn't just obviously present itself. You have to work through it, but the declaration is your north star for doing that. That's right. I say it's like it's like my kid was trying to learn something early on many, many of my son. I got a bunch of because he's my son. And I said, well, let's talk about cooking. I said, what do you want to make? You sort of want to make macaroni. I said, okay, let's go make macaroni. Don't get a kitchen. Look on the box. If you follow these 5 steps, you're going to end up with macaroni and cheese, right? If you try to interpret them, or say the rest of you as a living document, lord knows what you're going to end up with, right? Not going to be macaroni and cheese. Yeah, it's going to be really bad macaroni and cheese, but it's a, he wrote for an audience to understand constitutional law. And it's not that hard. People who tried to make constitutional law hard just refuse to read. So David, I want to contrast your simplicity and elegance in doing con law with this story from the New York Post on Saturday. Plan sex education lessons for first graders in New Jersey. Will to include discussions of gender identity. Instructions for teachers to tell students that their gender identity is up to them. Quote, you might feel like you're a boy, even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are girl parts, you might feel like you're a girl, even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are boy parts. And you might feel like you're a boy or a girl, but you're a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you're perfectly normal. First graders, New York Post, not denied, what do you think, David Mamet? Well, it's child abuse. There's no question about last four kids, and I spent my life thinking about education on starting various schools and teaching various questions. Absolutely child abuse. And because a kid in I did the Bill Maher show the other day and I've known bill for I think it was wonderfully receptive and just couldn't have been more fun and he's actually coming into the middle of the road. God bless him. But in the monologue, don't start at least going to making fun of the don't say quote, don't say without insecurity. I even say the bill, nobody said don't say gay. This is a complete it's a monstrous lie about child abuse. And so I think of it this way. What about if the government have these people who are in charge of teaching your children about child abuse about sex? And they said, wait a second. You got a four year old a kindergartner. We're going to come over to your house and we're going to teach from about sex. I've actually rather that you didn't do that. And they said, well, you know what, that's cost because we're the government and you voted us in a way. And we're going to teach your children about such because you have created an institution, which is in charge of delivering information to you, and we're going to deliver that information. And you say, well, wait a second. You're not teachers, you're the post office. They say, yes, but you can't deny the post office is in charge of delivering education. Can you? No. Delivery information. That's what we do. We deliver information. Yes, but you can't deny that where the government can you yes, but you can't let you vote with government. And he has, okay, so we're going to drop off your packages and your junk mail. Then we're going to take your four year old into the other room and tell her he tells him he may be a girl..
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Show. Thanks for the great to talk to you again. You know, I'm so glad to learn you suck at small talk because so do I. The last time I saw you was outside the anarchist in LA and we had a rather strained difficult conversation because you suck at small talk and so do I. Is that a disability you've had forever? Nixon hat could not make small talk to save his life either. Wait a second. You think smallpox? Yeah, I think small talk, you know, chatter. The kind of plot some in jetsam that a lot of people pass their conversation in. Yeah, no, you sort of strained conversation. I remember a wonderful time chatting with you and your lovely wife, so did I miss something? Yeah, I was ill at ease. I always am when I meet someone for the first time in person. So I'm glad you don't remember it that way. Now, look, go ahead. No, no, not at all. You know, me too. I don't like meeting new people and viability to med the old people. So I've kind of gotten through life by being a smart ass and by saying things which are very embarrassing. So my wife ditto. So the opposite of small talk is to identify in a book, the single most important sentence, which is hard to do, by the way, now I read all of recessional in four days, has anyone who follows my Twitter feed, we'll do it. Here's the single most important settings, David. I don't know if this is original to you, but I'm going to use it and I hope the justices who listen to the show are listening right now. Quote, from page one 28, the Declaration of Independence stands in the same relation to the constitution as does the Torah to the talmud, period. Is that original to you, it is original to me, yes. That is it. My friend, that is it on the declaration and the constitution and very few people get it. Thank you so much. Thank you very much indeed here. Would you expand on it for the audience what you mean by that? Sure. The Torah is, it means the law. And it's the Jewish Bible. It's all based on the 5 books of Moses. And then the commentaries after it, the major one of which is the problem, which is many, many volumes expanding what does this mean, what does that mean? How may we understand the law. But the law basically the law comes down to the Torah and the Torah comes down to the two tablets of Mount Sinai where Moses comes down and he says this is what God wants you to do because ten things you do these were going to be just fine. We don't care how you feel. We don't want you to do good. We don't want you to. You don't even have to help your fellow man. You do this, that'll be the biggest help you can do. Don't steal, don't have sex with your neighbor's wife. Don't carry the name of the lord, God, and pain. Some things, we're going to be fine. So that's the Declaration of Independence, it lists the abuses that king George perpetrated the American people, which are the exactly the same abuses we see around us today and the government gone mad. There are too many taxes, there are too many regulations. Nobody's responsible. We don't understand who these new offices are who are forcing us to exist. You keep prohibits us from worship. He prohibits us from Gabby and he prohibits us from free speech. That's what king George was doing. That's what the out of control government we see around us is doing today. So they came back and they said, okay, wait a second. Let's instead of question clutching in front of question about it. Let's fix it. Here's how we're going to fix this. We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal in the down by the creator with certain inalienable rights among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and securities rights, governments are instituted among them deriving their just power from the consent of the government that's.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Now, JD, I think I mentioned when I moderated the debate. Tim Ryan's a friend of mine. We went to the same high school, though a few many years apart, actually, I'm 20 years older than Tim, just like the golfer, Jay kokrak, and another Warren eagle. Yeah, we weren't eagles stick together, but I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna vote for Tim Ryan. I'm not gonna urge my family to vote for Jim Ryan. Who is best positioned to be Tim Ryan. Now you're gonna say yourself, but tell us why. Yeah, obviously I think I am. I think there are a couple of things. First of all, Tim tries to position himself as this defender of working people. And first of all, when it comes to their jobs when it comes to their wages, I think when it comes to protecting their paychecks by fighting inflation, Tim Ryan has been a terrible failure at that for the past 20 years and few unit politics better than I do. It's one of the few professions where you can sail for 20 years. Expect a promotion. That's exactly what Kim is trying to do. But the other thing is, even if you separate Tim's failure, I think, to protect the people of his district on the economic stuff, you've got to protect people's values, right? You know this as well as anybody, are people we care about, our Second Amendment rights, we care about having our kids learn proper American history and not being indoctrinated. Are people want to speak their mind at work without losing their job? I think Tim has been a terrible left wing Democrat when it comes to fighting for people's values. And this is the mistake Democrats always make. They always make it all about the economics, the economics is important, but people are not just wagers. They're also human beings with values and morals. You've got to fight for those things too. And I think Tim has been a real failure there. Now, as you've gone across, Ohio used to be a toss up statement deep red now, JD. It's a red state. Why do you think it shifted? Same thing is happening in Pennsylvania. Missouri was first Ohio's second Pennsylvania's third. They're going to become bastions of a new red wall. What happened? Well, one thing happened is Donald Trump, right? So you had a lot of working class Democrats. I think people like my grandparents, right? They were FDR Democrats, Kennedy Democrats, but they became more Republican because they felt like Republicans were better at fighting for their wages and Republicans were better at respecting their values. That's happened a lot in these sort of manufacturing hotbeds all across America. You're right that Ohio is a little bit ahead of the curve, but I think Pennsylvania is next. I think Michigan Wisconsin could be after that. And we could build a real red wall here in the industrial Midwest. I think so long as we send the right leaders to do it. That's one of the reasons why I'm running here. I like Ohio to stay red, but also to build a real coalition here in the Midwest that can win for the next generation. Did JD, like me, you went east for your schooling and then west for your work in. But I never went back. You went home and in between you also added the marines, which I never did. And I think it's kind of interesting. East coast elites. I say beltway, Manhattan elites, but it's really east coastal leafs. Do not get the middle of the country at all, especially on education. And I.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Welcome back, America. You here at live inside the beltway. I am throaty this morning as the Virginia allergies, legendary, our back. I'm not sure what they're like in Ohio, but JD Vance may not have any voice at all because he's been out there on the hustings all weekend, long, candidate for the GOP nomination for Senate. The vote is in a few weeks. Good morning, Jade. How are you? Well, I've got laryngitis. How about you? I think we're different reasons but yeah, my voice is my voice is stressed a little bit. Yeah, have you been up to the hot dog shop in Warren yet? You know, you can't win the Ohio Republican primary unless you go to the hot dog shop. We've got to learn a list of the final few weeks, but no, I have not gone to the hot dog stand of Warren yet. All right, hot dog shopping. It's spelled SHO PPE. It's where Paul Ryan began. His campaign for the vice presidency. I remind everyone that Jack Kennedy and John Kerry finished their campaigns at trumbull county's cohort house in Warren downtown. So just a hint there, JD. Al goes the campaign at tighter than a tech. I can not tell who's ahead in a 5 way race as Ohio closes to what may fork. May 3rd, I believe. Yes, so we're three weeks out tomorrow is the way that I look at it. And it's definitely tight. I tend to think that mandel and gibbons and me are pretty tightly packed there at the top. And I think if the election were held tomorrow I'd win, but unfortunately the election is held in three weeks. So we'll have to have to try to maintain our position and get a little bit further ahead and then I feel good about it. Like the energy is good, the debate's been very good for me. And people I think are responding to the message. It's all good. JD Vance author of hillbilly elegy obviously investment banker and Yale lawyer. When I did the first debate that got any attention, everyone was civil to everyone since that time we had one candidate drop out. We're now down to 5. Last I saw was a clip of Josh and Mike gibbons sort of chest to chest Nick into myself. Oh my gosh, what's going on here? What is happening these debates? Well, I think a little bit is the stress of the final stretch, right? People start to start to turn their temperatures up a little bit. But that situation here, what was so funny about it to me is I was sitting next to Jane and to Josh mandel and right before that whole thing happened, Josh was looking at a script. He was actually reading lines because I think there were TV cameras there shooting a commercial. And so the entire thing was actually prefabricated. It was a complete phony moment, which is why I think if you watch the whole thing unfold, it's very clear that he was trying to try to generate a reaction from givens, unfortunately, I think, given self for it a little bit. But I was embarrassed at the whole spectacle, but almost more embarrassed that you had it obviously pre planned. No, I'm not endorsed anyway. I'm not going to endorse anyone, but neither is the president. Is the president going to endorse anybody, JD? You know, it's a good question. I think that he will. I'm not sure that he will. He's coming to do a rally here. I think August or sorry, April 24th. And obviously that's in support of max Miller, his endorsed endorsed Ohio, U.S. representative candidate, there in northeast Ohio. I think that he will endorse in the Senate race by then, but man, it's anyone's guess. And I think part of what the president is obviously optimizing for is he wants to endorse the person anything can be Tim Ryan. He also wants to endorse a winner. And I think all these things matter. So we'll see what happens. I'm trying to earn it. If the president is able to able to do it, but at the end of the day, if he doesn't give it out, then we've got to win the voters of Ohio regardless..
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I, Canada, I'm here here at live inside the beltway with the mander knows Congress passed. Jake Sherman, you can get his punchbowl news delivered to you in Anna Palmer in their gang, are always covering the hill, even when they're not in session, which is this week. Good morning, Jake. How are you? I'm all right. How are you? Good. I want to talk to you about three things that are not. I got my punch bowl news at 6 O four, so I'm totally right in on my punch bowl news. But I want to talk to you about three things that are in it because cover it, but I want your reaction. First of all, I am mystified by president Trump's endorsement of Doctor Oz. McCormick is ahead in three polls. He's got the money. He's got the momentum. Why would the president do this? Don't have any idea to be honest with you. I've been told it was a, it was born out of Sean Hannity's liking of Doctor Oz. I think the most people I speak to, including in the Senate leadership, believe that McCormick is going to win obviously the Senate leadership has not weighed in. On that race. But I've been told by pretty senior people in the Senate Republican leadership. They think Oz or McCormick would win if they were the nominee. I think this will be an interesting test though duo of Trump's endorsement in the state like Pennsylvania. I mean, I'm a McCormick aligned super PAC, which we featured pretty pretty consistently in the newsletter is just slamming us. And here's what I don't understand here. And you probably would agree with me on this. Oz has hundreds of thousands of hours I would imagine of television remarks. They are going to find the worst stuff that he has said, and they're just going to hammer him with it. All of this, all of the primary campaign, and if he's in the general election in the general election campaign.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Point. He drips credentials out, do the other two. But Doctor Oz, what was president Trump thinking? I don't know. And if you look at the statement, it's really sort of telling. It says that he supported him because he was, you know, he told him that he looked like he was in good health. And that he was a celebrity on television. Then he lists his hard work degree in New York Times bestselling books. Those are not things that matter to conservatives in Pennsylvania. Look, these voters are jacked up to turn out to vote in May. And we even more so in November. And this decision by him has really, I would say it hasn't, it hasn't turned him away from Trump, but they're not, I couldn't find a voter who said that they were going to do this because Trump told them to. Indoor was going to vote for Oz to begin with. Voters tend to have three candidates that they're interested in and it usually goes McCormick Barnett sands in that. Me and bartos, bartos. No. Who's Barnett? Kathy Barnett is a Montgomery county, a political commentator. She's a black woman who's very charismatic and has really sort of galvanized part of the base. I didn't know about her at all. And that's just bad marketing on their point. I can't do every state. Bartos reached out. I had him on Carla reached out. I had him on cormac reached out. I had him on. McCormick is terrific. I mean, Carla, it's terrific. Yeah, McCormick is leading in the polls. He has, he has done the things that I did a profile on over the New York Post a week ago, having spent a couple weeks on the road with him. And he really does the things in the way that I have also seen JD Vance do. They're not the same kind of candidate. However, they're very good at getting out there and talking to voters where they are. Going to these small and mid sized towns and just walking into places and talking to voters and asking them if they can earn their vote. JD Vance is coming up next hour as I do my second cycle through the Republican candidates that had on Matt Dolan, and I've had on Jane temkin. Mike gibbon has been on twice, I think, and Josh mandel twice him to get to the second time for JD. Who is winning in Ohio, Selena, that's across the border for you. You're not allowed in, but nevertheless, who's winning? No, I just want the race for the New York Post. I think dance is doing the right things to win over voters. How interesting. All right, next week, Selena, I will read that. We'll go to the New York Post or go to Selena zito dot com for all things Selena sign up for a newsletter, you'll get every column. Don't go anywhere America, Jake Sherman is next on the Hugh Hewitt show..
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"Cut number one. Ten, 17, and we're following new details about two men arrested this week accused of lying about being federal officers. He was revealed in a hearing to determine if the two should be held until trial that 40 year old Aryans here was actually recognized in the past by D.C. police as a special police officer. That means he had some treaty and could carry a weapon prosecutors also said 35 year old hyder Ali holds a resident ID card in Pakistan and made two trips to Pakistan one to Egypt one to Iran and one to Iraq in the past. At least these numerous weapons and other police gear from the pair when they were arrested this week, they allegedly provided gifts to Secret Service agents, including the use of rent free luxury penthouse apartments in southeast, a decision on whether to hold the men until trial is expected on Monday. Kyle Cooper, WTO. Okay, that's a short report. Did you hear that they'd made trips to Iran? You don't go to Iran, let's the regime wants you to go to Iran. And the regime is, as we know they're after Bolton, they're after other people as well. And I'm beginning to run down this morning with the stark reminder to our friends in the Biden administration. And I say that broadly as an American citizen protect everybody, protect them around the clock and do not deal with this regime. This regime killed an American. We ought to make it very clear that there will be nothing left of many, many residences in Iran. It's a long-standing tradition of the Iranian assassinate people they don't like. On it's not like Soleimani at the airport about ready to kill Americans. They find an American and an airport ready to kill Iranians fine. Take that individual out. That's a law of war. This is, this is outrageous. And it doesn't get much attention because the national news media can't understand it, don't want to talk about it and they definitely don't want to endanger the JCPOA two. President zelensky, welcome Boris Johnson to Kyiv for a surprise visit. It's one of the most inspiring videos I've seen on the Internet in years. Just for us and zelensky wandering around Keith talking to people who are not many people on the streets of Cuba. They don't want to get hit with a missile. It's like Churchill and his rompers as they called them off to the aircraft and the aircraft weapons in Hyde Park where his daughter was stationed during the blitz. Good for you, Boris. Ukraine and Russia are gearing up for the war's biggest battles, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Ukrainian Russia poured reinforcements into eastern Ukraine this weekend preparing for what likely will become the war's biggest battle. As refugees continue to flee the looming Russian assault. There is a biggest take battle in history was fought somewhere near here. A World War II historian can tweet at me. Where the tanks were everywhere. We might have that, but we might not. We might have man pads. And missiles, tanks may be seeing himself go the way of battleships, unless they're supported by infantry, senator cotton has said. Meanwhile, according to also to The Wall Street Journal, thousands of educated Russian are quitting the country. The brain drain is extraordinary. They want out. They realize they are now international pariahs. They will be until Putin dies. They will be until the crazy man in the Kremlin stops warring on innocent people and firing missiles at train station. According to the telegraph, all of bucha is a crime scene as investigators unearthed one mutilated corpse after another. The scale of the job is enormous, it's 1200 civilians have been killed in towns around Kyiv, with Ukraine accusing Russia of murdering many of them. Russian students, by the way, are being encouraged to turn on and turn in teachers who are insufficiently patriotic. So that's good. They brought the old East German Stasi tactics over to Russia. But Russia is used to a couple of decades of quasi freedom. It's not really free to me. You can't go against the regime. It sort of like the old Jin kirpatrick differences in dictatorships. There are three spheres, political, economic, and religious, and if you've got freedom in one of the three, you can't be totalitarian, even half freedom. So Putin, a lot of great deal of freedom and religion, although he shut down the LDS, and in some economic, though, of course, he got shook down by the oligarchs, but in political freedom none, but they didn't have an entire state administrative sponsorship of turning your neighbors. But that's on the rise.
"salena zito" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"At sandy spring bank, we care about people, not transactions. So we concentrate on creating personalized solutions to start or grow a business that provides for your family. To purchase a home that will house the memories you make there. To save. So you can enjoy today and then pass on your legacy to future generations. We believe real banking is a conversation. Let's talk. Visit sandy spring bank dot com slash real. Mortgage home equity and other credit products offered by sandy spring bank. Good morning, Gloria, America. Bonjour, I, Kennedy. You hear it. Inside the beltway. The allergies are back. That means as many of you have listened year in and you're out throughout late April and early May in Virginia. My voice goes away some mornings because it's allergies. And that's okay. I just will speak more slowly. And in the lower range and we'll get through it. I want to begin with a story this morning in the rundown that played a lot in the beltway over the weekend, but I don't know that if it's made it into the national awareness, I would have led the Sunday shows with it, but of course they led the Sunday shows with Jake Sullivan who was making the rounds yesterday, which is good, but the regime in Iran wants to kill Americans. And they have dispatched kill squads the United States to do that. And we saw that with the indictment of people trying to kill John Bolton. I'm sure there is a long list of people who work for the former administration. I think Iranians are nuts, and you know that, and I know that. We should be dealing with them. But on Friday, after I went off the air, the U.S. Secret Service suspended four agents. Linked to two men accused of impersonating federal law enforcement officers who said the authority said that they two men had given gifts worth thousands of dollars to the agency personnel, including one assigned to protect president Joe Biden's wife, doctor Joe Biden. The two Washington air in men, Aryan, tires, Ada, 40, and hot air Ali 35, appeared in court on Thursday after being arrested. Prosecutors say they plan to charge them with conspiracy and scheme in which they are accused of posing as U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent. Now about this time of the morning in D.C., a lot of the great agents of the bureau and the agency and the Secret Service and Homeland Security generally are headed to work and thank you for all the work that you do, especially in those security details that are keeping Americans safe as they go back and forth in the Iranians. Crosshairs. But team Joe Biden needs to step up and I wish anyone would have asked Jake Sullivan. I went over the transcripts. I didn't see anyone saying throw the Iranians trying to kill Americans and what are you doing about that? Because that would have been a good question, but of course a legacy media is allied with Joe Biden, doesn't want to ask him about the Vienna deal, which is a stupid deal ever done by America. Make the first GCP look like the give me a treaty that worked. I was going to say the treaty of Ghent, but no one knows what it is. It's the worst deal ever, and this one new deal make the old deal look good. It's that bad. But I did hear one audio. I stopped the car, pulled over, and said they were coming up with a report on the Iranian men who were the foreign nationals. They don't identify them as Iranian nationals. Who were arrested. That you have been who arrested in the Secret Service who are suspended. I wanted you to hear that report from WTO P,.
"salena zito" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Pundit of the week from the relief factor that comes to at salena Zito. The report begin Selena's columns each week in the Washington Examiner. New York Post both of her columns. I just pushed out on Twitter to do with the portion in one way or the other. What happens when Joe Biden stops being Joe Biden? Why so many southern Democrats are pushing restrictions on abortion in the south, so good morning to you. Good morning. So, I don't like to talk about abortion. I don't like to read about it is one of those horrific things that also drives away audience, pro-life people. Always ask me, why don't you spend more time on abortion? I think people know what I believe, and I covered the events that they come up, but you're not going to change a lot of hearts and minds on the radio about this, but the Democrats seem to have broken the consensus, they don't, they don't wanna leave it up to the states under Casey to regulate the states wanna see fit. They wanna push for a new regime, that is caused quite a lot of reaction. Yes. And I think the saying it's really important, and it's a car. Story several days apart the common theme. I think that Democrats tend to miss on this issue is that white intellectual that people that control, you know, the culture and the pet form and, and the media within departy are, are, are stridently pro-choice, what they forget that was in their party in states that matter in terms of election is that there's, there's a wide variety of House Democrats view abortion. And, and when it comes to buy and his decision on the high event that, you know, success, ten people believe that women have the right to having a portion your first trimester, but they do not believe that the government should be funding. It. And this is this is people who were going to consider by to step away, because it loses away from his authenticity, not wanna go and brief set, the, the American consensus. That means the middle position is that abortion is a moral decision. It is preferable not to have it in the we will not interfere with it in the first few months of pregnancy before the fetus, actually looks like a human being and probably feels pain. But after a heartbeat is detected in somewhere along the line by ability occurs. We don't want it to happen anymore except in extreme cases where the mother's life is endangered. That's what the American consensus is. And we can argue forever. But that's it are the Democrats moving away from that consensus dramatically. Yeah. They're going to more. More even in my interview with both Beto and peak where they talked about it being okay and fine with them into third trimester. And then it's way out of line with American consensus. And in particular industry batter. If we're gonna just go there and terms of what states matter in an election, and the Great Lakes made west that's not going to fly with those voters with. There is a lot of heavily can't. That within that geography. Did you hear Kirsten gillibrand compare pro-life activists to the? K. K K. Yeah, I you know, I just I just wonder if Kirsten gillibrand and other people have any understanding of who the pro-life people are. I mean they run crisis pregnancy centers. They contribute to adoption agencies. They do mission work to compare them to the K K K is a great way of assuring. They will never vote for another democrat ever. Yeah. Absolutely. And if that, you know, we're in right now. And in the primary process this. And sixteen with the Republicans, when there was so many people in the field or one person says something whether a candidate agrees or not they go rushing to that thing position. And there's a danger there, and that's sort of what made by stand out for the Democrats in in that he he was only not as thoughtful and, and, and willing to hang in on condition that maybe had involved with among the intellectuals in his party, but he sort of with, with the places that he came from. And his hands moving has left him. I think at sea and we're going to we're going to see that Macy's parade balloon deflates. Salena Zito, always a pleasure..
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"Salena Zito joins us. She's the co author of the great revolt. A must read for anybody wants to understand politics, and what's really going on in America today. And she wrote an article in the New York Post how Pete is at booted booted edge edge Buddha. You say it gets like saying ED's twice. Okay. Boot it Buddha. Egede? I can't say became president. Okay. So pete. So mayor Pete he you wrote how he could hurt Trump in the rust belt. First of all explain who this guy is for most people who who may not know him. So dater Pete has been the mayor of south bend, Indiana since two thousand eleven youngest elected mayor at twenty nine he has served our country. He is a Harvard. Grad heating, the what speaks eight languages. And yeah, I know you feel really dumb when you know. I can't I can't even pronounce his last name. The guy speaks eight languages. He deeply faithful he would've made. Wait, wait. What does that mean deeply faithful? He makes his face incredibly seriously devout his companion. It's very much part of his life. And and how how his world view is out. Now. Now, remember, though that tend to be much there's a portion of the Piscopo that are incredibly liberal. So I also think that's an important component to understand about his baby. That's a social Justice religion many times. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And so he he's he's very accomplished. And he made the decision that a lot of Elenio make and they come back not a lot. But a sizeable portion of to come they come back to their hometown. And try to be part of of exciting of the problem. And so is he liked is. He liked in town. Impound his definitely like, but he's never had to run on any national issues Hebron's as you should always run. When you're running for local office, fixing the roads and bridges and making sure that the garbage is picked out and does he do a good job at that? Does he do a job there? Yeah. Absolutely. Is. It has there been corruption in his town. And has he cleaned it up? He has been working on that within his own administration. No. But you know it. All right. So yeah, he in turn of being a good city manager. He does a good job of that. And it might interviewing I interviewed him. I also interviewed the guy who's at the opposite end who has to work with him on things. They don't always agree on on issues. Jack Ray he was a Republican mayor from the neighboring town out runs the chamber. So they had to work together a lot. So I thought that was an interesting component to put in there because you have to understand how he works with opposing views. Okay. So I saw a read an article, and I have to apologize for the last hour. I've been been misrepresenting his position 'cause I just heard the. The actual audio. And that's not what I wouldn't start. What I read. This morning. He is is he a socialist or capitalist. I think he I think he tries to work walk boat line. So if I in my interview with him. Well, the thing when he has going for him gone. He doesn't talk down to people Chick-fil-A. Yes. And he doesn't have a problem with that. And he's able to talk about state in a non nonsense pick way full stop. When he does not have going for him. He's pretty for what you can says that he's supports abortion as their trimester. He believes that we need to look at raising taxes. He's we'll put a lot of these sort of reviews in terms of of like health care and childhood pre school education college. He's he also likes to have her both ways on that. He's not very defined on that in on it all on my interview with him. We get in get in there. But we did get in there. And I think this is a really important component. Is that on Energie? He's a solar and a wind gun, and I said to him. I said look we thirty percent capacity last year, we have all been shell jobs, and we have the ability to the nuclear capability, he was not having anything of of that he wants to go full solar and and and full win and be able to develop a battery. So that we are able to do that. Now, you've got to have you would have solar wind farm the size of California. Where does he wanna put that? I didn't say all right in south bend. I'm sure right. But here's here's Torri important here in western Pennsylvania, eastern, Ohio, and and and other parts with and energy job are rushing it. I mean, not only are are you? I mean, if you look in my coach day in the west examiner rose, I interview the the the head of the labor council board in the in the region. And he's the guy who got Connor lamb elected in my district. And he's the guy who got him. I vino elected in special election last last week why because you ran moderate Democrats who are fully supportive of these Aviv. Energy jobs. We've got kids that want out of certain high schools who provide these technical classes that are able to walk out start making seventy thousand dollars a year in in in the parents of apple. Gotcha. Where I live in Pittsburgh. That's a lot of money, and that also strengthens communities, and he his name is Darren tells me, look is is there if they come here token about the new green deal, why guys are not gonna vote for hey into story and the story, and I think that that is the challenge that I wrote it we wrote about the great revolt in terms of twenty twenty election. So she's Democrats feel that they had a problem. So here's the thing that that I see about him that. I think is appealing. If America still is at all the America that I have always thought she was. Because I don't think that the democratic voters are haters. I don't think that Republican voters are haters. And I think they're really sick and tired of being called names of being taught to hate. They just don't want anything to do with it. And when I see this guy who is gay a that's a that's a huge, that's a huge. Plus if he becomes the nominee that would be the first gay president. And you know, it would be historic, and, blah, blah, blah would carry its own numbers with it. At the same time. He he's gay. But he's not he doesn't hate Chick-fil-A. Which I which I think is so refreshing. He still talking about faith it plays a role with him, and it seems genuine, and I think that's where Americans are they may not they may not agree with religion here and there, but they don't hate God. And they don't hate church. You know, he's he's a guy that doesn't seem to hate America seems to like America, and he seems genuine where where you got Cory Booker and all the rest of them, even a OC is with her speech this weekend. I think she's becoming a phony he seems genuine and he's not going to he's not a puncture. And a lot of people would say that that's a bad thing going against Donald Trump. But I don't think you're going to punch Donald Trump out. You're gonna have to you have to go the opposite way. And I think so far this is the only guy that I've seen that might be able to do that. Right. We Americans love aspiration. They will be part of something bigger than themselves. And that's the thing that they are Pete has going for him. He served his country in epic Aniston. He he doesn't like you said he doesn't take his country. He respects people of faith. He doesn't he's not condescending. He, you know, we lose at Southend Deanna the same exact count that Hillary Clinton to go to for an event in Notre Dame university because why I don't need to win over white path likes. I got this. And he he doesn't take you know, these voters for granted. So he has all that in his favor. Conversely, what he doesn't have his is favor or his policies, and we'll see how bad the gates that through a primary, and and if he's able to strike a balance on a lot of these things going left. He could be a formidable force against the president. But his challenge is going through the primary lean is going to be interesting to see because he's never faced any pushback. I mean, he kind of has come out of nowhere. The last couple of weeks, and so far has not seen the wrath of twenty other democratic candidates who also want to win this nomination. I mean, do they have places to go because they can't beat him up on. He's socialist. They are they're all socialist to or at least believe in many of the same policies. What where are they going to attack him? Now, I think they might attack him on being like, it might actually come down to that white male. That's a real sort of balloon with the with the woke crowd if you so late story about the last week. Some of the first sort of nibbles at that. And which they said gay isn't intersectional enough just being gay doesn't make him a guy that understands the plight, right? Yeah. Yeah. I don't know anybody that talks like that either. That understands the plight, right? Yeah. I don't know anybody that talks like that. That. Hundreds of Democrats just is a past few weeks. And when I say the word intersectional, they're like, wait what? So Selena, let me take a quick break. Come back into minute. I want to ask you about that. I want to ask you what you think is really going on what the heart of the Democratic Party is when it comes to the people who are actually voting in the center of the country. What are they thinking? And what are they feeling? We'll.
"salena zito" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Nine minutes before the top of the hour. Good morning. Thank you so much for joining us. Bob brand sitting in for Hugh Hewitt once again here on the Salem radio network. Right. Great stuff from David Ray of the federation for American Immigration Reform. Really? Appreciate the chance to talk to David. And always appreciate the chance to talk to salena Zito as well. Joining us now on the Hugh Hewitt Show. Salena, pop France company alive from Cleveland where he lives, by the way, I supported Baker Mayfield from day one. How are you Selena? Good morning. Bob base to be of you. Does he ever tease you or create fake news, though, about you the way he does for me? It. You you like I'm sorry about the delay where we're talking over one another because of the labor you likes you likes to create a few fake news items about me each time. I have me. I'm just wondering if he does it everybody else or if I'm special. You are absolutely special. But he does. Tease me about being from Pittsburgh. Of course, you're yinzer. Well, I guess what? I'm I'm sitting here in Cleveland. I guess I have to join him in that one. So I apologize. You're going to get you're going to get it from all sides now. Selena. Let's let's talk about shutdowns, and let's talk about border walls. I'm sitting here. And I think most of America that is paying attention to this is sitting there listening to Nancy Pelosi. Tell us that it's immoral to wanna have American sovereignty to enforce American security of our southern border to try to stop eating number of drugs and criminals and gang members, and cartel members and human traffickers and yes terrace and coming across southern border since when is it immoral to try to protect the sovereignty of our country Selena. Well, it's not immoral. Of course, it's not immoral. It's it's it's part of what we're supposed to do in terms of protecting ourselves. And as you said our country and our treasure, which is our our people. And and so I I would I would say it was a poor choice of words. But I don't think it was unintentional. I believe that you she wanted to project. That that that sense, even though it's untrue. Because that's where she believes that her base is. But unfortunately, she when you're up the house, the speaker of your party. Speaker of all four hundred thirty five members. And you know, I think she calculated when when she used as that verbiage, and she's probably going to come back and regret that you know. Selena Zito joining us from the New York Post in Washington Examiner when you when you listen to her that type of language, I agree with you. I don't think it was an unintentional choice of words, quite honestly, I don't think she regrets it at all because I'll take it to ticket to Rashida to leave the freshman congresswoman from Michigan who came into office on our very first day and called the president a mother blinker and saying we're going to impeach the mother blinker. I think all language that they use right now is is completely intentional. I think they want to try to dehumanize Donald Trump to make him into the monster, the boogeyman that everybody should be afraid of because it's the only way they're going to they're going to be able to stop him. I think given the the economic growth in this country, the jobs and so on and so forth at that continues. It's the only way to stop him in two thousand twenty. I, you know, I always find it fascinating. Political party. It is that would they win. How people like them all over again. Well, that's not allowed. They why they weren't is November they won because people wanted to put the brakes on you know, they wanted to slow things down because they were unhappy in part with the president's comportment. But the the Democrats, you know, they didn't listen to why they were putting office. They believe that they're put into office to create this chaos. People. Don't want chaos and they don't want instability. So once again, Washington, we keep sending Washington are votes in Washington keeps Mitch rating them. And so, you know, the the Democrats think that this is time to you know, sort of you know, run around with the flag around. Around the around the district because and behaving this way. Either calling through immoral or calling the president a few choice words, but this is not this is why do people in the suburbs? Who are the ones that put them into power put them in office? And and and I think that I think they're going to have a problem right out of the gate about a minute ago Selena. Let me ask you about an Alexandria Cossio Cortez. She was on sixty minutes last night continuing to advance her green new deal ideas things that we completely destroyed. He added states economic infrastructure, as we know it the energy sector would be completely gone all of the fossil fuel industry would be gone and so on and so forth, and as well as let's go in tax, the the wealthy in this country is highest seventy or eighty percent is she truly the face the new face. Do you think of the democrat party or she too radical even for them? Well, she she is the new face of of the party. But that doesn't mean that that's going work all out all that. Well, I I, you know, she's been elevated by my profession..