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Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Hi Eric I wanted to if I could switch gears and ask you about voter enthusiasm and I know that the polls are showing trump is down. But how much does the base getting out actually help the candidate night and the reason why I ask do is a couple things colleges many of them are obviously vote Democrat but because of the pandemic. Many colleges are closed, and of course you know teenagers they need to be told what to do, and since there's nobody there to tell them when to go to the polls and do all that could it be possible that because the colleges were closed that that could actually help trump in many states like Madison Wiscon-. That's Carolina North Carolina Etcetera E. absolutely is a it's such a great point I'm glad you brought it up in. This is concerned that the Democrats actually have because normally the Democrats do their ground game in their door to door operations with a of people from colleges for example, in the Sixth Congressional district here in Georgia twenty eighteen lucy we baths campaign and Stacey Abrams campaign relied on historically black colleges. Universities to feel the ground army to go knock on doors generally the base they're not doing it. Now, they're not doing it because the college kids aren't available meanwhile in Georgia for example, the Republicans have hired virtually every single college. Republican in the state they're all on the payroll in in in some way doing door knocking in grassroots and get out the vote enthusiasm does matter because if the election remember I. Am of I am of the opinion that there probably is about a two percentage point, but for the president in every poll based on Republicans who just don't want to cooperate with pollsters. So, if you get a two percent bop and then you get even more enthusiasm for him that that actually matters. Now that's not to say there's not a lot of enthusiasm on the left are actually is right now in fact, the left is dominating absentee ballot returns right now people who tend to vote Democrat are handing in ballots frankly at a rate that some Republicans say is alarming compared to Republicans who are normally ahead right now and and there's clearly some of these years and there, but it's all a very urban. Core for Joe, Biden and Donald Trump. Frankly is using the is using the the Brian Kill strategy of maximizing expert in rural turnout to offset suburban and urban gains for the Democrats, and if he can turn those people out enthusiastically, the president can lock in a number of states even ones where it looks like he's behind in the polls right now Richard and Clarksville you're going to be next welcome to the program. Richard you there..
Will mail-in voting be fair in 2020 election?
"National cochair for the Biden campaign. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Good morning to you. Great to be with you, Margaret. Thank you for having me. I want to start on the issue of voting because your state was specifically mentioned there by Rana McDaniel as having increased mail in ballots during the pandemic. During the March presidential primary, More than 100,000 mail in ballots were rejected by election officials, according to Data that had been gathered by the AP. Given that experience, doesn't that indicate that there are some significant gaps in terms of your state's election integrity? Democracy is not an easy thing, Margaret, of course, but I have a very deep confidence in our secretary of state Alex Padilla in our counties to be able to run elections in to run them well, and the difference is that we're trying to run elections that expand democracy that give the vote to everybody where we see a war on voters in other states run by Republicans who literally want to take people off the Ballot. Take him off the election rolls, You know, period here, a different middle Initial. We saw it happen with Stacey Abrams in Georgia. She would be governor today, Daniel so ironic that Republicans No. We're doing making sure that every American in California who can vote will vote That is, I think what a democracy is about why we make it so difficult for Americans to vote? It seems to be anti democratic with a small D. And so we're going to make sure that we have not only safe and secure elections, but a paper trail as well. Something I think all folks from both the right and left have called for for years. I simply don't understand. Why this president fears this. It's probably because he knows he's going to lose on the
2020 D.N.C. Updates: What to Watch for on Night 2
"Second night of the Democratic National Convention will include former presidents and a very unique event that's never been done before. Joining us live double duty. Opie's Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller. Okay, Mitch, former first lady Michelle Obama had the big moment last night. What are Democrats doing tonight? For the encore? Welsh on they're going to have to former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton speaking tonight, Jimmy Carter is to appear virtually with his wife, Rosalyn. This will be his first speech of the Democratic National Convention in eight years. He is now 95 years old. Bill Clinton's speech will be a lot different than an infamous one he gave when he was a rising political star is the governor of Arkansas Back in 1988 in Atlanta. He was supposed to speak of that convention for about 15 minutes. Instead, politicos will remember that he went on for nearly 40 minutes, and he actually got one of his biggest applause lines when he said in conclusion, That speech almost blew his national political aspirations. But he wasn't known for as the comeback kid for nothing any, of course, went on to become president. 18 92. The part of party does plan to feature a long list of potential rising stars tonight, including Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor of Virginia are rather of Georgia and New York's Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. There's been some grumbling from the more liberal wing of the party that AOC is she's known as didn't get more time tonight. Also also speaking tonight, former presidential candidate John Kerry and Jill Biden. Now The regular part of conventions usually have that state roll call, and it has all kind of pageantry involved, but it will be very different this time around. Tell us about that. It will. I mean, everybody who's watched many political conventions over the years kind of loves that whole crazy, colorful moment when everybody brags on their state and talks about how either big or how great they are and how many electoral votes they have this time, there's going to be a virtual roll call. It's supposed to go across the country to every state in territory and only about 30 minutes, so it will lack that pageantry and colorful detail that we usually see. But each state will try to make a memorable moment. D. C. Mayor Mariel Bowser is expected to speak for the district and will call for DC State would statehood, which has gained some momentum here in Congress, at least on the House side after earlier approval of legislation this year, and many of the state messages will have a personal touch on the positive side. For viewers. The state roll call can be very long and me and During during a normal convention. So this time we'll While it will lack the pop, it
2 Philadelphia Elected Officials Among 17 Keynote Speakers to Share the DNC Stage
"Online Democratic National Convention and instead of one speaker for tonight's keynote Democrats have invited 17 people to share the address Our city Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe reports that includes to Philadelphia elected officials just still so blown away on state representative Malcolm Kenyatta is joining an August history of keynote speakers Barack Obama, Mario Cuomo, Julian Castro and Richards. He will share the honor with among other Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Connor, Lamb of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Congressman Brendan Boyle. Have my name is part of that tradition is Thing just very special. Both men have already recorded their remarks and we'll be watching from home. Boyle says. He spoke about the contrast between President Trump and candidate Joe Biden is the best combination of both head and heart for the presidency, especially in this Highly fraught moment. Kenyatta says he talked about what happens after the election meeting. Donald Trump is the floor. Our mission right now is to ensure that our country Lived up to all the things we say about ourselves. The keynote is scheduled for nine PM Pat Lobe K
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"It required that I carve out my own space sometimes I would go in at a closet so I could read and just not have to talk to people we had this very Mike my Parents told us your job is to take care of each other and we are all still very close. We have a monthly book club. Right. We we we we believe in one another, and so I could not imagine not having them as siblings. I mean look I was. Like I was about fifteen. Before I realized snickers really could satisfy 'cause they didn't to divide it up with everybody and having a whole candy bar to yourself was a revelatory moment. I am I am truly truly grateful for having the siblings that I have. I think I mentioned to you earlier. My it was my sisters. We all fell in love with Dr who the my youngest sister we indoctrinated her later and it was one of our family traditions the kids we would watch doctor who on Saturdays when PBS would run it right and it was like one of those moments where we all just sort of be together how hard the world was. Outside there was a space in this place, we could travel to and this fun adventure we could engage in and being able to do that not simply by myself but to have you come comrades who travel with me in these moments extraordinary. Yeah. I mean looking after six kids is a lot where your parents were these the story but where these strict to. Do. All right. So we had three rules, go to church, go to school take care of each other we were each assigned each of the older three were signed younger three. So I was assigned my brother Richard Andrea was assigned Janine because she was the baby and she would be the least likely to drop her and Leslie was assigned to Walter. WHO Is the the fifth. So we were each assigned a child that meant you make sure they got up in the morning. They did their homework they got dressed. If they got in trouble, you had to be sure that they survived that trouble. So he got into a fight. Make sure you win it 'cause you're both GonNa get in trouble when you got home. That's great. I have five kids. So I could almost did you can't. That's not a bad idea and I'm sure there's one kid who probably needs to people assign. yes. At it's probably eighteen year old who? Tough to. That's great. Yes I might. I might look into that. As a way of working things very efficient. And you you were born in Madison Wisconsin you move to Gulfport Mississippi and what could have communities were those you said you were working poor. So there wasn't a lot of money now. So when we were in Wisconsin my mom was finishing up graduate school ed so I think things were bodily. Okay. My Dad worked full time. My mom was in Grad school shed fellowship she worked at a library and then when we moved back to Mississippi when I was three and we did we lived in this modest community called the College Park Subdivision, we lived on twenty twenty South Street. And it was Nosal Postage Stamp House? That was not designed for eight people, but my parents made it. Yeah And then you moved to To Georgia and book your parents became ordained in the ministry. Yes. At the same time they both sort of retrained or yeah. So my dad had been ordained as a baptist preacher when he was in his early twenties, but he never meant he never had a church and Baptist tradition. It's it was much more just the acknowledging calling. My mom really resisted for a long time because she was raised in the Baptist tradition in the south which said that God doesn't call women to be ministers even though all of her life what we've watched her do both in terms of her social engagement but also in our religious. I'd say that's my parents may not become ministers until they were in their forties, but they were always preachers and so when they both accepted their call we we moved to methodism. We'd Become Methodist and converted my dad he'd grown up in both the methodists in the Baptist Church because his parents were a mixed denomination family. So we became methods when I was. Twelve, and then by the time of fifteen, they both accepted they're calling but because they believe in education so much they refused to just go into the ministry they said we need to we need to learn, and so they both applied to emory university and were admitted to the Camera School Theology, and we moved there when I was fifteen and they were both forty. Right. I was a child minister to I didn't do that. What S Church of Scotland Presbyterian Yeah. And did you feel as well having both parents? As as ministers did you feel that you are expected to behave in a certain way? Were you scrutinized by the community as the? As the the child of the. Of, of the ministers we were scrutinized before that. So it just finally formalized it. My parents were very strict they were not no. Puritanical way. But in a very like their expectations of our behavior, their expectations of our. Our comportment we were never going to be the children that they had to go and check on at school. If Mom and dad got called to the school, it should be to get an award for you. It should not because I explained her behavior. and. We you know we all have perfect attendance. We were all pretty pretty good academically and the movie moved to Georgia, and they became pastors Again there was there was a sense of. I was actually out of school I was in college by the time they were practising ministers. So my younger siblings really experienced that more than I did but there Dr Nation again indoctrinate. Word. Amusing. Apparently today but they're they're they're molding of my character it much set. So by the time I got to college I behaved like a double PK whether. It was official or not how much of a parallel do you recognize the life of a preacher on the life of a politician? I sorry. I will say this I think. I think the church is one of the most political, a organizations in the world Nandy as you likely know, and so this notion that there are some distance is a bit of a farce, right? It's you know if you're on the political side. It's a much clearer set of rules that are broken. Rights rights, and and the expectations are different. I teased my parents when I became A. Politician I said. I went about as far away from them as I could attack attorney and a politician I've done all the things you're not supposed to do. He Georgia Hi, David I think we can all recognize it sometimes, life can feel a bit much. and. Sometimes, what you really need is to be able to talk to someone in that can help things to feel a little less bleak..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Our time is now which is all about what needs to be done to to swing the balance of power in the US to achieve a fair society and it's it's very positive and optimistic. Also. Pragmatic. I was very struck by the but we you knowledge that that legislative victory or shifts in public perceptions don't necessarily lead to overnight changes in how things happen at that journey to a better places a slow one the you have a phrase and winning doesn't always mean you get the prize it's it can be. You know it can be a an incremental thing at which is very, very, very trained, very perceptive but also. The moment I am right now I'm talking to you mid July. Twenty twenty. The election that is less than four months away in your country night as urgent and is now on this, the prize really is needed. This time isn't it absolutely is GonNa win. Yes but we have to work and that's the whole point the point is. There is an exigency this moment that is unlike anything that preceded it, but there's also. The benefit and harm of having institutions of having systems the systems don't change just because you will it so. The world doesn't reorganize itself around a moment. It takes time because even if you get a flash of. Of Transformation there will always be something that pushes it back and so is as ignominious as the behavior of Donald. Trump has been. There have been correctives all along the way not enough to undo what he's done but enough to mitigate his arm and the same thing happens with the pursuit of good. There will be mitigation of that good because evil doesn't go away simply because you defeated on one front and my my admonition is we've got a remember we've been fighting these battles, the US for more than two centuries, and there is no savior coming. There is no moment of salvation were all will be well and we will lock arms. We've seen an even the most idyllic countries, these moments of retrenchment or Or the surge of wrong and so I, believed Ovine will win I believe we can make certain that happens but there are so many things we have to do to make that. So so it's not enough that people want him to win not enough that we want trump to go. We have to do the work to get there and that was the point of the book we have all the tools. Our time is now we've got all the things we need, but if we don't use them, then we don't win and what happens to America if Biden doesn't win in November. I mean, how scared should we BE AFFORD? Trump will do next I, have vast and vivid imagination. I cannot predict but I will tell you what I know I know this is a man who has done his best to weaponize almost every facet of our democracy to serve his personal ends and the ends of his cronies I know this is a man who idolizes strongman authoritarian and has done his best to undermine the democratic values in processes of our country. I know that his allies in every stage in every level of government have abandoned their allegiance Sinfield t to democracy. In. Pursuit of our own private ends and some of it's driven by. For money others are driven by avarice. For. Power. But what terrifies me is that if we do not thwart their advance, we have not seen a sufficient number of people willing to actually do good to believe we can survive. With the fifty year history of American leadership that we have seen and that we will succumb unfortunately to. The same fate that have befallen other strong democracies that have just crumbled in the last twenty years. You you do fear for the end of democracy in America it's this is the moment or face yes. I know it sounds hyperbolic but. We'll to some. But I think we have to remember Turkey was a was a an enviable democracy sure a decade ago Hungary was. A Shining Star, how you emerged from communism and embrace who you are. We just watch DUDA get reelected in Poland and the likelihood that they will become a full-fledged strongman state is huge and so this notion that we are impervious because we're America is deeply problematic to me because authoritarianism doesn't care about your continent. It doesn't care about your history cares about your willingness to block its progress and when it's driven by this kind of a liberal populism. Our urgency has to begin last year and the year before that, and we just haven't seen it happen. I much of what you do in the passions that you have was land from your parents. My parents raised us to believe that if you see problems, you fix them, they raised us to believe that poverty is wrong and that we have a personal responsibility to tackle it that justice is right to endure role is to interfere in intercede and do it. You can. There was always a narrative in our household did here's what good looks like we would watch the evening news we would talk about the news of the day you were. Right, Oh, yeah, we and they would take us with them to vote. They would take us to protest protested apartheid and we did soup kitchens and homeless shelters and and this is all well, we sometimes had no running water sometimes lights cut off we will working poor. So their commitment wasn't purely selfless. It was you don't do do for yourself. You do for others because there but for the grace of God, go you. So we're GONNA do things for everybody else and my dad's returns way of saying it was you know having nothing. is no excuse for doing nothing. So you got to be a part of it and write it worked. My indoctrinating was complete. Right, you the second of six children to Juliet being big family was that good or was it? Did you enjoy that community or did you want your own space or both I? Mean I'm an introvert? So you know growing up in a house that was not designed for eight people certainly not six children. was..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Overrode mayors across fifteen cities and told them that they cannot mandate masks despite the fact that their populations are facing a rise. In Cova, crises arise and Cova deaths. I I cannot speak to whether his issue is that he has some senior notion of what should be good and that's what he's following or he's just deeply incompetent and malevolent I. I don't know because he makes choices that cause harm to the very people he supposed to support and I do not know how to reconcile that with someone who believes that they are actually serving a greater good. Yes. Yes. I. Yet important. You think to try and get inside the mind mindset of. Of Your opponent. To try and understand that or is it just impossible to do well to do another reference? It's like trying to get inside the mind of the master win the fracturing is happening like you could get lost in there and right and while there may be some tragic story that explains the bad behavior. The reality of leadership is that you don't get to lean into that. You don't get the luxury of living out your troubled past or your emotional infirmities by inflicting harm on others. When you are in charge, your responsibility is to sublimate your personal needs on behalf of those that you have been called to represent until serve and it's that failure that breaking of trust that infuriates me. As a human, I wish him well and I hope he as I said at about Donald Trump, in the. State of the Union I pray for them. I. Pray that they become better versions of themselves but that doesn't absolve them of the perfectly and bad action and the way they create harm for so many so often. Georgia Hi David One of the best things about making this podcast is getting to hang out and land from some very inspiring people when you say I, you talking about me. Oviously. I'm always learning from you but also you know people like Stacey Abrams and Judy Dimension Gordon Brown and Murray inspiring individuals. Okay. I'll give you that it's actually really interesting how professional creative people help each other developing grow isn't it? Yes and it's been really important for many of my.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Hello. Stacy. Hello A witold echoing how's that? There we go. I'm so excited you're doing this stacey. Thank you. I I wanNA tell you some of my sisters and I are all huge fans and I've told them about different exciting things I've gotten to do. But yesterday I because I'm a petty person. I sent them. On tap for tomorrow, Doctor WHO PODCAST with. David tenant. My youngest sister said you shut your lying mouth? No Way. My oldest sister said, now you're just being ridiculous. and My middle sister said. What y'all said plus I screamed in her ear. And then I streams of David tennant gifts for my siblings because they all adore you think the world of your own I've been told to tell you. You're just amazing. Awesome and wonderful I'm so touched. Thank you. We're this close to stalking you but you're too far away for to be effective. We're all logged. David Tanenbaum. CAST with Stacey Abrams. Thank you so much. This is great you. I can only imagine you're one of the busiest human beings. So I'm not going to keep you for any longer have. I'm very pleased that you're here. So listen ninth of February Twenty nineteen you were chosen to give the response on national television to Donald Trump's state of the Union speech. Is it true stacey that to prepare for your speech? You watched old episodes of doctor who absolutely is this true I? I watch doctor actually did. The correct answer or jobs where you're watching you remember watch. So I did the last few episodes of Martha Jones and the first few episodes of Donna Noble a beautiful transition. Fantastic. Yeah. I'm very touched and that was just to kind of get yourself in azan place. Yes. So I began watching doctor who when Tom Baker was the doctor. So we only had two channels where grew up ABC or PBS and PBS Bran all of the Tom Baker doctor who episodes. So he I loved it, and then my sister got me reconnected to it a few years ago and I was in this space where I needed to get my head clear and doctor who does it for me? To light to took an any small part or your extraordinary success. But you're more of a star Trek. Go right see I don't believe that you have to fight about these things I believe. She aficionado and can name all of the doctors. Of the modern era and I can do the same thing for all of the Star Trek shows I think that they should peacefully coexist in my universe and they all make me very happy. You see this why you succeed as a bipartisan politician. Thank you. When you call the put to address the nation like that television I mean do you need things design? You does that terrify you on some level I? Mean that's quite a big deal. Windows terrified I will say that it's easy for. Too, many voices to get in your head, and there were all of these prognostications about how I would fail because. So many people before me had NEOM had gas or slip ups, and there were a number of think pieces about just how this could make or break my entire future. So I just needed to escape and there is. The. Hardest is a great place to go. If you need to get out of somewhere Oh, tell me about. Whole, heartedly. Yeah. 'cause what the I mean what are the I'd sued terrifyingly effective things that Donald Trump has managed to do when he's been in in public offices undermine. Sort of the very idea for truth is really the you know the idea that it should be it should be a binary thing and yet he will fluently tell whatever lie he needs to tell in whatever moment needs to tell. He will never be consistent in his arguments and he's he sort of impossible to shame. So that makes him quite a. Particularly difficult person to respond to. Is. That fair well, I think he's he's difficult for those who believe that there to be this binary notion of. What reality is and in my approaches that The goal is not to shame him. He is not capable of shame as you point out, but we can remind ourselves why shame is a part of who we are. We can remind ourselves of what we are willing to accept and what costs were willing to pay for whatever progress we think we're gaining, and so this notion that either he has to be ashamed of himself or not be ashamed himself. That's the binary I'd I reject I don't care how he? Feels about who he is he occupies space as the leader of our country and it's not about what he sees about what we see and what we receive and how poorly he does his job, and so he's not capable of holding himself accountable that doesn't absolve us of the responsibility to remember what we were before his infestation and to project what we can be when he's on right infestation what a great way of putting it and another of the features that. Was this last decade really we've seen encroaching and but particularly, the last four years has been this real entrenchment of ideologies and the chasm between right-wing and left-wing. Never. Seems to have been brought us true in this country as well as in the UK Post Brexit at things something we're all struggling with but not in that state of the Union response you talked about as we've already mentioned you talked about bipartisanship but reaching across the aisle but it's almost did you find that's almost an unfashionable idea these days it can be people are. I wouldn't say that we are more polarized than we ever have been, but we are more aware of that position. Prior, to the last twenty years, there was a mitigating force either we were compelled by single sources of information to at least unify around where we got our knowledge. So back when the BBC and in the networks here in America when those core networks word, the truth tellers than we all at least have the same information we may have responded differently but we at least stop the same truth or the same shadings rights, and with the advent, not only of Cable News as a twenty four cycle, and then you add on top of that social media that. Allows you to curate your own truths? I think our polarization has just become hardened and we forget that we were never able to do things without working together before that slavery didn't end simply because of one moment it happened because there were requirements of us all to take action that civil rights movement required Democrats and Republicans led by Republicans in some fashion and sometimes by Democrats and so yeah, I grew up with south of you American south where nothing is done if there isn't some degree of cooperation for that progress and I bring that with me into..
'Better America': Biden's Campaign Launches New National Ad
"In one thousand, nine, sixty, four Lyndon Johnson ran a now iconic campaign ad against Barry Goldwater where a little girl counts daisy pedals until her counting becomes the countdown to nuclear explosion idea being present goldwater has become elected and started a nuclear war because he's a madman. said. It. there. Is, are, the stakes. You'll make a world in which all of God's children can live. Aren't to go into the dark room, we must either love each other. Or we must die. Vote for President Johnson on November third, the stakes are too high for you to stay home. The stakes are that you're adorable daughter gets nuked. Now. Even though we're not living through a nuclear winter, we are living through a version of disaster. I mean a a national disaster resulting in thousands and thousands of deaths day after day after day and a new Joe Biden goes against the grain in many ways the opposite of the grand life and death scale the daisy at. The new the biden relates what a bummer. This current disastrous doesn't focus deaths, evictions, closed schools. It says, this virus is ruining the little things like seeing your grandkids. have been gifted with two beautiful grandchildren. We try to see them as often as possible and it's been six months. And it's way too long. And while I don't blame Donald Trump for the virus, I blame him for his lack of action and because of that, we're sitting here zooming or facetime ing with our grandchildren instead of hugging and kissing them. And that's hard. Joe Biden knows every moment is precious I trust you Biden to get this virus under control? I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message. Seems like a really real smart relatable ad for a portion of the population that Joe Biden is trying to focus on. This is for all the people who were sold on idea that there was some normal around the Ben. During the trump years because there is no normal during trump that was false join me. Now for more on the different approaches, the two campaigns are taking is Adrian Shropshire. She's a veteran democratic strategist and executive director of black pack had a lot of experience in politics community organizing and ads as well and I just I was so struck by this ad agent because it's so understood in. So many ways given how terrible things are and given the kind of micro targeted median voter. He's trying to reach you know elderly couple or senior citizen couple in Florida. Yeah I mean the reality is that. Voters understand where we are. They understand the crisis that we're in. They do not. WanNa see campaign after campaign ad reminding them of our national. Right. I've said he focused move after folks. And what? The message that voters say that they want to hear is one of national unity. They WanNa hear message about a path forward how this mess is going to get fixed and I think the brilliant thing about that ad is that. while. It appears to be targeted at one segment of the electorate. The reality is that that is all of us, right? That is my entire family every Sunday night sitting zoom call, right so it is it is. There is a moment where the multipronged crisis that are facing the country are literally touching every single one of us and what's brilliant about the ad is that. You know it's it leads toward that unifying message right? It is it in every message quite frankly every ad I would hope to see that comes out of the campaign on is a way to unify to tell a message to tell a story that connects people about the moment that we're in. It's really if you think about it in this in this way having a national unity being a campaign strategy all by itself.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Majority 54
"Foulds. Paul. I'm Jason Candor, and this is majority fifty minutes podcast. It helps the fifty four percent who did not vote for Donald. Trump talked to those of us who did about the most divisive issues our country this week. We have our very I guess co host, and it's my good friend stacy. Stacy is the former minority leader in the Georgia House the winner of the twenty eighteen race for Georgia governor, though not the governor due to voter suppression a new. York Times bestselling author, one of the smartest human beings I've ever known latest book. Our time is now came out in June and it's really really good, and you should get it I want to introduce her with two quick stories about my favorite things I've personally heard Stacey Abrams say when I've been in her company and the first. First thing is we so stacey? I, met doing a fellowship program at the Aspen Institute together several years ago and one of the first thing that happened was everybody had to go around. We all legislators or statewide officials and say who were thinking about when we write legislation Stacey everything. Stacy says I feel it should be etched in stone. She said I write legislation for people who grew up in my neighborhood, but without my parents which I thought was so awesome and then fast forward several. Several years later, I was honored that Stacey asked me to come down and be one of two people to introduce her for her campaign kickoff for governor, so I came down to give this speech or give this introduction to her speech and right beforehand were with this little clutch of like her kitchen cabinet, sort of top donors and supporters, and one of them asks the inevitable question. How are you going to get trump voters and stacey said well I'm probably not and everybody was like. Like What are we? What are we doing here? And she said well look, here's the deal. I gotTA. Choice I can either try and get Catholics to become baptists or I can just go out and get Baptist to church, which I thought was the coolest way ever to explain that there's a lot of Democrats out there who haven't been voting or or African American voters in Georgia. Who Haven't been registered and I'm going to work with reality, so that's the kind of person he is. Routinely rips off things not to to put pressure on her and this gaspar. She routinely rips off things that you're like that should be like on a pillow or in stone, or in a frame with an inspiring picture Sony Way. Stacy's here, Stacey how you doing well I'm deeply honored and I'm you know you can't tell beneath the my Melania, but I'm blushing. Very kind introduction. Thank you. Know I. Mean I mean you're you know I think you're one of the smartest people Not just you know. Usually people qualify it. They say like one of the smartest people I've met in politics. She's one of my best friends, and no, like you're just a really good friend, and also just literally one of the smartest people I've ever stuff I didn't mention in. Your Bio is like Multiple Romance Suspense novels that Have Been Very Successful CEO of nonprofit. Successful in business, all sorts of stuff you can probably sing I don't even know. Can you sing at got like a smoky bar? Voice I can sing with guitar and people who've been in Lebron for at least twenty minutes. Yeah, so. Yeah. I have to say that I appreciate the compliment because I knew I was making a point in our fellowship when Jason Candor nodded an appreciation, but more importantly when I could rip off of something, he said because days you're one of the smartest people I've met as well and your thoughtfulness about issues, and you would bring in. Yes, of course you could talk about the military, but you could also quote you fourteenth century. Chinese will offers which you know, not exactly the norm paraphrasing gruber. I was just like I appreciate the fact that you didn't do it in Cantonese embarrassed all those. Thank you. That's very nice of you. That fellowship is awesome I mean for for legislators or anybody out there who who doesn't know about it. The rebel fellowship at the Aspen Institute You can't apply they kind of find you, but they find twelve Democrats and twelve Republicans every year. Who they think are gonNA. Be The next thing on my favorite part was. They didn't let us talk about politics only. Only let us talk about like the reading and anyway a great way to get to know people and anyway all right with that we should start. We should start so so stacey. Ravi usually starts us off with the biggest news in the country each week. So Ravi would you have for us? Well, I I try to say it's. It's an honor to be. Ringo Starr McCartney and Lennon. Bosch to Wade, and Lebron whatever your metaphor is here, but for the news of the week on Monday, new analysis was released showing that between February and may an estimated five point. Four million Americans were stripped the health insurance because of the pandemic, and this increase in the uninsured was nearly forty percent higher than the previous historic increased which occurred during the great recession, and in thirty seven states that expanded Medicaid under the affordable care act. Twenty three percent of laid off. Workers became uninsured, so if you expanded Medicaid twenty three. Three percent lost their health insurance, but the percentage was nearly double that so it was forty three percent in the thirteen states that did not expand, Medicaid which includes Texas, Florida and North Carolina and in Texas alone. The number of uninsured jump from four point two million to four point nine, leaving three out of every ten Taksin uninsured, so stacey your home. State of Georgia declined to expand Medicaid and is among the states with highest rates of uninsured at twenty three percent. You ran stridently on a platform to expand medicaid. Governor George I will never stop fighting for you for Georgia because I am running for you..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Possible, but what is necessary to make possible real for everyone? Great questions from the Audience Terry here good. Hi My name is Khan and I'm from network, and as an ethnic studies major who went to work in tech I'm really happier here and and teaching all of us about this really important issue. But my question is about regulation. It's something we've been hearing a lot about today. Both from companies being. Skeptical of it. Both from companies, inviting it and wanting to work more closely with government as people who actually know how the legislative process works. Where would you draw the line? In terms of what government's responsibility and what's company's responsibility and employees of responsibility to get a hat and the right rules and policies? That government doesn't have to come in. And clean up messes. I mean that's our job, but I will say this I think we have to stop thinking of regulatory schemes as punishment, regulatory schemes come in place when an entity or structure becomes too large to effectively self-regulate or in too many people needed and their decision, making and determinations. Do not they don't have sufficient information to make those choices. There is nothing about the technology space that hasn't had a precursor example of regulation we regulate information is called the. We regulated the delivery of information. We simply have to recognize that I do believe time. The maturity of the tech industry writ large is so such that it is now too large to leave it to best intentions it is an to many people intersect with it for individuals to be making those choices, and so I do believe it's a common cause. If anyone believes that government makes decisions without the information and the advice of the industry, you've never been to DC or to a state capital, and so it is a joint enterprise, but I do believe that we have reached a place where regulatory. Structures are necessary which which one? Antitrust or is it just it's all of the above. Because there's delivery, there's content There's the very power mad. About power the very power now I don't think we've reached the place where we know enough to determine. The tipping point of antitrust in part because some of these things are so opaque as to I. Don't want us to make decisions where we were simply breaking up the terrible analogy I use with with other. It was like trouble with triples. You don't want it to proliferate because you're trying to solve one problem, you create many more, and so I think this is a simple as bait baking, breaking up the baby bells or breaking up a railroad system. We really do have. Have intersection analogies and interdependent technologies that I think it's very naive to say that you can simply say now you shall disperse. We're not ready for that I, think the first step is regulation I do think we should have an towards antitrust, and I do think there are some companies that are reaching a inflection point where you trust, conversations can happen faster, but I want us to begin with regulatory when I was a complex and nuanced answer, which is unusual for politicians. Fission Teddy Schlieffer here from recode You met with Beta work last week. A. Lot of candidates are sort of seeking your stamp approval on voting rights issues. Bid Or came out. He says he wants to be the national voting percentage turnout percents sixty five percent pretty high am curious. You think it's realistic and be of as an observer on the sidelines right now, which the twenty twenty candidates do offer the most compelling platform on voting rights. Not GonNa Answer the second question. What Lauren can answer it Lauren. Do you have one? I like many. Trying, we're trying to make some news here. Here's the thing. I am pleased that everyone I've met with has not only made a commitment to this conversation has done the work. They've done the work in different ways. And again we are early in this campaign, and so that's why I'm not gonNA choose I think we've seen a number of different ways that this has been made manifest. The. First part of the question was is sixty five percent release six. It is their nation states that that at seventy seventy five percent part of it is the investment in the elections. We do not invest in disadvantaged communities. We do not invest in non voters we have there's there's a sense there's a there's a myth of efficiency in the way we run elections where. It's the most efficient thing to go back to the people who voted before the problem is if you're only going back to the people that before you're leaving out a larger and larger group of people I believe that we if we had campaigns, and we had a campaign infrastructure that actually invested in and made real manifest the ability to vote the bill de reached and held our politicians accountable, because they actually know we're going to show up. Yes, do you think we can hit sixty five and I think that because I just ran a statewide election and midterm year where we hit sixty five percent. What do you think about the effort to make voting day holiday I? Think it makes sense I. Don't think it's a solution to every problem, but it brings into sharp relief one of the most critical issues it has to be paid holiday. It can't simply be a holiday because for a lot of hopes, it's out. Effect are whether or not they can get there's. Can they afford to vote? Hi My name. Is Bert, black wreck and I had a story to share my grandfather, who was the first African American Judge Civil Judge in Canada and I grew up hearing a lot of the stories and what it took to put forth mission so I don't have a question, but I just wanted to share my deep appreciation. Love for what you've done what you're doing and how you're educating all of us on on the movement I know how much how much you put up with. Thank you. Think, thank you for being here today. I was curious.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"We've always been aware of the fragility of democracy and the fragility of our voices, which is why it is so important that we fight even harder in a moment where it's coming into sharp relief because the. The demographic changes that we're facing and the that's just racial demography. It's age demography. It's shifting of populations from the to the south. All of those pieces are changing how our politics are lived, and so yes, we have a democracy, but that democracy is constantly in need of refreshing protection, and we have forgotten that part of our responsibility, so you're. The lawsuit got moved forward correct. Where is it now? So, not surprisingly, the state tried to kick us out of court, and not surprisingly we kicked. There S and. That's what we do their name. Fair fight, we fight. That's what I do, and so we have an incredible legal team and incredible staff, and not only did the state have their motion to dismiss denied. It was denied in a beautiful eighty-five page order. That used our own language back to us from the court. And this is really important. In terms of voting rights, a the standing issues in the suit, a really important Stacey Abrams a candidate, our campaign is not a plaintiff in this suit. Grassroots civic organizations that represent domestic workers that represent Martin Luther King's birth church churches around the state civic organizations. The court agreed with us because those organizations work to engage voters and educate voters. They have standing because a future harm. This could do to them, and so that's important for organizations in Florida and Tennessee and Texas. That are facing unbelievable on on the right to vote did that. This federal judge has has granted. Standing agreed with us in terms of standing, so there's a whole series of things. Is Now the governor, not surprisingly as governor. He has not talked about this issue. He has not talked about twenty nine thousand provisional ballots were given up twenty, nine, thousand mainly African Americans in state where he is governor. Don't know their vote was counted. They map like a racial map of the state of Georgia. You plot those two thousand nine thousand. It's a map of African American neighborhoods. This governor has never looked people in the eye to explain that and he put a bunch of crap legislation to legislature I fixed it here. We go, and the court said Nope, buddy you didn't. That didn't work. Go what is the goal for you all to do? Because a lot of people did stolen election, and it keeps doing that is. Look I I. I. Don't call it a stolen election. Others do others I appreciate it. But but. That's not the language use. Because the minute it becomes about me or single election. We miss the point. This is about whether voters voices can be heard about whether citizens are allowed to be voters and the moment it becomes about a single politician. Good if you dislike politician, it's a non-issue. This is about our democracy and that's that's constantly be the return. We've got to get back to the fact that politicians are elected to be representatives of the People's needs, and if they cannot engage in their system, they cannot have their voices, and their values heard than we do not have a democracy, and so no it is, it is not about the election. The election was was a marker on what I would argue has been twenty your story of. Irregularities and intention Alevis in diminishing the right to the United States because it didn't start with Georgia you've got Wisconsin. You've got Texas. You've got North Carolina. You've got Michigan. You've got Pennsylvania you got. New York. You've got states that have systematically denied access to the right to vote, and until we correct those wrongs, we do not have a thriving democracy in our country. You're touching on something though that has begun to concern me pretty deeply. You said a couple of minutes ago. This isn't a partisan issue, but it is the Republican Party has begun to see that. Its interests coincide with less democracy. Somebody made the point to be recently the you can't possibly imagine bringing the voter age down from twenty one to eighteen in today's America. Because young people are Democratic Republicans would never permit that when you think about the Electoral College, it has a similar flavor to it when you think about Puerto, RICO NBC and potential statehood there and a similar dimension to it. It seems to be pretty dangerous place to be in this country that democracy is becoming a partisan issue that it's seen as something that if you're going to expand the franchise good for Democrats, and if you're gonNA contract, good for Republicans, so moves nuclear. Democracy. The corrosion of our democracies partisan, the purveyors of most of the suppression absolutely are partisan. It has been a longstanding intend to the Republican party to silence the voices of those who are not likely to be a member of their party, and that means young people color and. Those are the two main targets primarily people color because racist, the strongest predictor of political leanings. Yes voter suppression legislation, further suppression behavior is almost intentionally targeted to communities of color and low income communities, but the corrosion of democracy has a broader sweep because the problem is once you start to break the machinery. It breaks for everyone using it, and that's why I think it has to be that. We also remind Republicans this is a danger to them as well. The area where they had to run that election, because the same incompetence and they'll fee. Since that was used to deny the right to vote to millions of Georgians to have their full hearing, it also had the Ansari effective affecting that election three separate times, because those same tools can be used against you if they become part of how the machinery operates. We're listening to my two thousand nineteen interview. Was Stacey Abrams and Lauren grow recorded live at the code conference. We're GONNA. Take another break now. We'll be back soon. So supplement Georgia now because right now has gotten in the news and you. You came out and think both had talked to me about this. This is pre the reproductive rights issues You have come out pretty strongly that the tech companies often boycott states usually in the first now media companies right there to you. You've talked about the idea of not boycotting. These comes something. Tend to do right away or typically more than other companies. Can you make the argument to tech people why they shouldn't if they're if they're for reproductive rights why they shouldn't boycott. What's your thing I was surprised? Leaning forward okay. I believe in boycotts. I grew up in the city I live in Georgia I only to vote. Go outside and eat because of boycott, so yes I know they can work, but we have to remember that. Boycotts have to be directly connected to the goal, and the challenge with reproductive rights is that Roe v Wade does not ban overturning Roe v Wade Ban abortion overturning Roe v Wade returns authority to determine access to abortion to the states, and so even if Roe V. Wade is overturned if you have not changed the composition of the legislature. Then you cannot change the outcome because you can get one law reverse, but that does not stop a new law from taking effect the only way to fundamentally change access to abortion and to make it. The law of the land is to change the composition of the legislature and the governor in the state of Georgia. Boycotting doesn't do that because what you do is you suck out resources, and you actually remove potential voters who could make better? It is better to stay. Fix floating system because it was a one point, four percent difference even. Voter suppression was at its height and flipped fifteen legislative seats. During my election. We can do even more, and if we change that, then you actually change the long term outcome, not only of reproductive types, but actually maternal mortality access to healthcare. We have to stop responding to the moment, and actually think about the mission and the mission for most of our states is to actually expand gets to participate..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Veteran bluntly. Can you talk about the current political landscape that might be hindering it sure one of the challenges we have. Is that we? We, have sort of three Republican party's legislature. You have three of them. They're all call Republicans, but they they tend to factionalized in that. You have a business conservative party. That is the more traditional real China Republican. You have economic libertarians. Who See the Chamber of Commerce and the business class as the enemy, and they have a religious libertarian group which is. Not necessarily endemic to the south, but we perfect a lot of these things and that group sometimes is pushing. Those conversations like refer the religious freedom. Restoration Act, those issues the problem for the Republican. Party has been that they have had to try to navigate all three factions at the same time, which created opportunities for me as leader, and for Democrats under. Under leadership to be very successful when the economic libertarians didn't like the fact that we need to improve our transportation tax structure, it was Democrats provided the votes get it done. And as a result, we were actually able to invest in transit. We got the state to do transit dollars for the first few working with business. That's exactly working with Business Republicans. On environmental issues I have been able to negotiate and work with Economic Libertarians on environmental issues, not by framing them as environmental issues, but by framing them as property rights issues, so we've been able to push back on stream buffers on. Some gas pipeline issues that were really fraught for the environment. But Not by trying to convince them with the religious liberty folks. We disagree disagree. Although I will say that I was able to block a tax bill in two thousand, twelve, working with the southern Baptist because they would have eliminated some important deductions, but what I would say, writ large is that. Composition of the state and our politics are not reflected in our legislature, but they are often reflected in the battles. We have about the big issue, so we recently unfortunately passed a gun bill. Put? Guns on college campuses. That bill was roundly fought by people of all political stripes. The challenges that you have to have a political leader who is comfortable, continuing to push back against her party and the other side, governor deal did that on some issues, and he didn't on other issues, and so I think the political climate is ripe for a new type of leadership, the brain, which is someone willing to compromise because? I when I'm elected I, say hopefully and twenty eighteen. There's no chance that I will have a majority in the house of the Senate, but my leadership has always required that I be able to work. In cooperation with others building coalition building capacity. And I think that's true for anyone who's running for office this time we have to understand that the Georgia of thirty years ago does not exist demographically economically, and in terms of just the composition of what the business climate can sustain and needs. You're going to have to have everyone at the table because there just aren't enough of the old guard to keep it going to talk about that idea, it sounds so healthy of you in an adult way to talk about politics. Just I'm not used. Used to this right? I'm sorry but I want to talk about in the next section on the national issues, but one of the things is bringing more fast forward companies to states like that and these companies have any choices they want. An Amazon is the Hillary when you talk about this idea of Amazon coming well. It's interesting I'm Willy Wonka curious about as an elected official. We've seen the push over the last couple of weeks of people sort of offering up their first born to get Amazon to come to the state and. Georgia has had some of the most creative and well reported sort of funny was. STONECREST Georgia offered to change the name of. Their community to Amazon Amazon alleged Jeff Bezos mayor of Amazon Georgia, but then you had a have others like Cathy Woolard, running for mayor of Atlanta says you know what we're. We're not going to give away the store. We want a partnership. We want you to come, but we shouldn't be in the business of giving away the store. What do you do? How do you appeal to the tech industry and a lot of our listeners are in the tech world where the jobs are. How do you appeal to the tech? Industry for WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE INVESTING IN GEORGIA GETTING? Money out of silicon. Valley moving. Out to the next level. And how are you going to? And that is their thought? A lot of them want to talk about this now. Because politically they've been pushed that way to do so, but they definitely in you know you have mark visiting everybody in the world and you've got their on little visits to the to real. I always think real people I'm like your real. Okay? Okay. They don't want to be thought of as real people nurses, you but. How do you look at that for that example for example well I? Think they're combination of issues. One is that I am I am wary of. Tax Incentives as a means of attracting business. Unless you sports stadiums, well it. It's not just that especially in the last fifty years. There's been this sort of race to sell your community to get I. Mean Foxconn and Wisconsin is an example. It is not a bad thing to try to attract business. It is not a problem to use tax incentives as a means to tax US businesses, but those tax incentives cannot cripple the very community. They're intended out welcome to San Francisco right tonight, and so one of the challenges, especially in the deep South, and this is true in other parts of the state, but parts of the country, but I can speak to Georgia. When we say tax incentives, what we usually mean our tax abatements, it means you're not investing in property taxes. You're not paying the company that comes doesn't pay property taxes. That means you're not investing in schools. You're not investing in infrastructure. You're not investing in safety. That comes at a cost because you're usually bringing new people to the community who are going to use all of these services. And I think where the mayoral candidates who push back against this stand where I am is that you want incentive to actually incentivize growth, but not crippled the underlying infrastructure of a community, so what are those incent? So one incentive has done extraordinarily well the film credit. The film credit is not about having new movies made in to by themselves. And Georgia started its film credit around the time that Michigan Florida North Carolina. In Toronto a really starting to sunset, some New, York had won. The has reduced its its investment. The point behind that incentive was that it wanted to bring enough. put enough in the pipeline. Have enough supply the you could actually grow and stabilize the the the supporting characters.
Rayshard Brooks shooting: Use of deadly force by Atlanta police condemned
"Use of force by police again being called into question after white officer in Atlanta shoots and kills a black man at a Wendy's restaurant during a confrontation radar Brooks died after he reportedly stole the police taser and rain leading to an officer shooting him as he turned around people protest didn't burn the Wendy's restaurant former Georgia candidate for governor Stacey Abrams said on ABC's this week the reaction was expected there's a legitimacy to this outrage a man was murdered because he was asleep in a drive thru but housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson said on fox news Sunday it may not be that clear cut when somebody turns around points a weapon at him is is he absolutely sure that that's a non lethal weapon the incident led to Atlanta's police chief Erika shields turning in her
Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims
"Democrats are launching a new push against a Republican campaign trying to undermine public confidence the mail in voting president trump's been leading the GOP push calling mail in ballots very dangerous they're subject to massive fraud historically there's no evidence of that in the president's not offering proof Democrats say he's simply trying to suppress the vote in a bid to get re elected and are fighting back with a new effort called voter suppression watch it's made up of three groups aiming to not only counter Republicans in the courts but also in public relations one of the groups is led by Stacey Abrams who is among those under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate she's aiming to raise millions of dollars for the effort Sager made Donnie Washington
FBI director orders internal review of Flynn investigation
"Former hi Mike vice Crossey president reporting Joe Biden the FBI the likely director democratic orders a party review presidential of the investigation nominee apologizes of the Michael Flynn for case being what he calls a rare cavalier after action review international of the investigation to a question of from former a radio trump administration show host national security adviser Joe Biden Michael appeared Flynn to be condescending has been ordered by FBI of African director Americans Christopher who support Wray president there was trump no information in this on interview what sort with of potential I heart misconduct media is is being the breakfast investigated club's Charlotte the review Maine will be thank led god by the bureau's it's a long inspection way until division November which we handles got more internal questions investigations into you got potential more questions employee by telling misconduct if you have a problem the timing figuring of the out announcement what you're comes for mayor two weeks trump after president Donald and you a Trump black suggested the host that that race confronted status as Biden FBI about director possibly was in question considering Minnesota an FBI senator official Amy said Friday Klobuchar the review who of is the Flynn white case as a had running been contemplated mate guaranteed for some time Mike Crossey there are multiple up Washington black women being considered multiple among those being considered by Biden California senator Kamilla Harris Georgia voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams and Atlanta mayor Keisha lance bottoms I'm Tim acquire
Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers
"Former vice president Joe Biden the likely democratic party presidential nominee apologizes for being what he calls cavalier international to a question from a radio show host Joe Biden appeared to be condescending of African Americans who support president trump in this interview with I heart media is the breakfast club's Charlotte Maine thank god it's a long way until November we got more questions you got more questions by telling if you have a problem figuring out what you're for mayor trump and you a black the host that confronted Biden about possibly considering Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar who is white as a running mate guaranteed there are multiple black women being considered multiple among those being considered by Biden California senator Kamilla Harris Georgia voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams and Atlanta mayor Keisha lance bottoms I'm Tim acquire
Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers
"Former vice president Joe Biden the likely democratic party presidential nominee apologizes for being what he calls cavalier international to a question from a radio show host Joe Biden appeared to be condescending of African Americans who support president trump in this interview with I heart media is the breakfast club's Charlotte Maine thank god it's a long way until November we got more questions you got more questions by telling if you have a problem figuring out what you're for mayor trump and you a black the host that confronted Biden about possibly considering Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar who is white as a running mate guaranteed there are multiple black women being considered multiple among those being considered by Biden California senator Kamilla Harris Georgia voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams and Atlanta mayor Keisha lance bottoms I'm Tim acquire
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Trumpcast
"Fine likable. We've not received them white people but I think what it really boils down to is like it's this. Is Betty Draper? Fear of like the unknown. A losing what you believe is your country. I mean this is why Archie bunker was such norman. Lear first of all warmly. If you're listening. You Arming Wafer and I love you so much but like the reason why Norman Lear shows are so important so powerful and they still hold up is because you think about someone like Archie bunker aren't you bunkers incensed that the Jeffersons move into his neighborhood includes can't believe it that means these negroes are on the same level as me and then the genius of the spin off of the Jeffersons is that he's perplexed at at plastic because they've moved out Queens to Manhattan anymore that dry cleaning franchise Yeah I don't. I don't even remember what Archie bunker does for a living but George Jefferson had a franchise had like and could move out and that wasn't the American dream for him next SARCI bunker. That was a stepping stone. And it wasn't right. He didn't feel like you know he should have to live next to black people but I but the reason why archie bunker was such a genius character and I was afraid of him deathly infant. When I was a child it wasn't until I started watching. That show was a bullet down. Yeah is because Archie bunker felt like his country leaving him behind. Everything was leaving him behind like the copies leaving him behind these black people. He doesn't enough that they're not totally able but like they're like everyone's just moving on and he stuck in like you see these men. They're doing like costs plate with their guns. They've never had the courage to fighting for the military. Wants who did side of the military some of that all the some of them find out because they just WanNa like Hill Brown evil in the desert in the comeback. The COPS got a little taste for blood. We're seeing these connections in their scary hell so when I say the black people who studied whacked you were actually hunting like people. Yeah Yeah and now Brown people I know you are firmly for Stacey Abrams as Biden's running me is it ask you and I I want. I shouldn't take my hand this early but I'm with you. I'm with you for a bunch of reasons including your reasons. You persuaded me. You read my daily beast which is so great. Which by the way you know pretty much every well I know everyone but lots of people are saying I would take any of that shortlist these fantastic people but I love it. You came out and said she's the only vice presidential stacey. Abrams for Joe Biden. I just wrote a piece of Degree the GRIO DOT COM is afternoon because this guy in the Washington Post Markesan. This full wrote a piece. What two days ago saying that? Stacey Abrams was less qualified than Sarah Palin and I was like. I don't know what kind of dog whistle racist sexist amount since and he literally said she if you're allegations Fi. She's not a sitting governor. Has Brian Kemp? Secretary of state stole that health raise. I was just like how dare you even make that insulting comparison and literally said the only thing that those two have in common inch both start with the letter s that yet means European. Got One hundred fifteen thousand votes. And I'm just like we are going to Tim. Kaine ourselves if we go the Kluber Shar route or whatever it may be because it I think as you said that whole list all those women we know. Women are quick studies like we know. We're not traditional times like a lot of those women can get that experience. I mean what Obama had a ton of experience for it became President What right you'll Clinton come from Arkansas? No Pasi Experience George Bush. You've been Mexico one a drunken spring break trip and that was the only time he's rich self ever bothered to leave the country. Three kidding me not to mention. Stay Stacey Abrams who had never conceded that election one of my favorite things. She's since I don't have to go along with you on it right. Which is which really defies Democrats from Bush versus Gore to Clinton versus trump for that always give in and say. Oh we gotta do this the right way and Stacey. Abrams saying I won the office. But I want and but here's the thing. This clinical good Democrats show their hand inside. How dare this black woman not go along to get along because into Gilman? Believable that night or the next day like I can see yeah and monitoring was even right. And she'd have we ever seen someone not concede like it's just knocked it and even though it was an option once she's we'll guess what everything's option when you feel when we when we have two thousand people who call the hotline who was just like. Hey listen these are white people will like. I've always voted. We Got Republicans in Georgia from the primary is dude stolen from our Republican candidate. Like this is wild. Yeah so I I just think that you know I think yes someone on the ticket on the Biden Abrahams ticket. Who doesn't who who a really wants the job which I always like hate that old pose of like I didn't seek out. Yes you damn sure again and were man would be in her directness that I that I that I love about that and also this election. I don't know if you saw Franklin forest piece in the Atlantic but Putin's close to trying to steal this one again or or close to stealing it again you can. You can do it pretty easily when we all were have confusion about absentee ballots. We're you know you've got trump trying to defunding. Usps US Postal Service. That's deliberate and specific. You know you've Got New York state which is like number thirty eight when it comes to booting with each. You know they're low. We don't have envelopes strawberries. Sudden they're season gets them damn envelopes. Right you know. We know that some states are going to try and pull fast when we're always different. Fifty cent stamp. We'll so people aren't going to be able to go to a post office and get a stamp or don't know how to or fifty cents for some people she means something right and then there's you know you think about a common cause New York. Susan Learner runs counter. 'cause you're notes National Organization you know if we have an inaccurate Voter than certain people just won't get absentee ballot and by the time there's some people who were living paycheck to paycheck Roman to moments. They realize like wait a minute. I didn't get my accent. You ballot. Then it's GonNa be too late. You know that the goalposts is GonNa move for win win. It came in you know. I'm sure that the let's absentee ballots. Come in like a few days after November of that minute. Cutoff is it. If it's in the building but in the bad do you have to have touched it as an official to make it count? We know that certain ZIP codes racial and age in demographic information besser zip codes just letting saw Georgia and Florida Zip codes. Just get stuff right. Now we're GONNA find a lot of missing filled out ballots for particular postoffices Get found well after the elections call. I mean like we. We should be very concerned. Actually as Robert Muller wants that's something that should concern all Americans these four piece. I mean man. That is something I've never. I haven't shuttered this long in a while. He thinks Putin's is on the machines more than ever. And you know. The more than disinformation although disinformation dovetails with this as Stacey. Abrams knows which is not only. Does it give it a boost for what you can do with stage some glitch and machine and then and then use that photograph to call the results of your result of voter fraud instead of suppression? And then get trump in a place where he won't concede Okay so stacey. Abrams good part of the ticket. Good part of the campaign because she is hyper aware. The two stage process is the campaigning and the governance. Right BECAUSE GRETCHEN. People in Detroit on like risk. So it's like how are you gonNA get black people? We don't even know who you are. Yeah and we know that like you think any road that leads to the White House you can pay without black folks are so wait you think that he might not choose a black woman. I absolutely do. Oh God you you know who the Democratic Party is and. I think that it's going to be you know like because black.
Georgia's Reopening Has Been 'A Disaster' For Some Retailers Desperate For Revenue
"Republican Georgia governor. Brian Campbell is one of the first to declare a state ready to really open for business and less than two weeks later. The results are not good. Ceo of an axe throwing lar- told the local business journal a few days ago that the reopening weekend was a disaster. We had to customers all weekend. And although malls are open they are mostly deserted. People are not rushing back into economic activity. The reason that's obvious it's because of the virus is still. They're still very present threat and there are already signs that in some parts of Georgia things are actually accelerating getting worse. In fact governor kept himself came out yesterday and warned about a growing outbreak in northeast Georgia in an area synonymous with Georgia's large poultry industry quickly. Becoming one of the States. Most affected areas joining me. Now the woman who ran against Brian Cap for Georgia of the governor of Georgia's Stacey Abrams. She also heads up. The southern economic advancement project was helping to alleviate the financial stress that so many are facing amid the pandemic. And let me start on on that question. Stacey it's great to have you tonight in terms of thinking about the sort of economic pain here. I mean when people talk about wanting to reopen. I think that what they're saying is this is terrible. That people unemployed. They don't have money they can make rent. We've seen food insecurity. Go up like how do you think about cushioning that blow or dealing with that problem as we fight the virus? I? It's a legitimate concern. But it has to be prioritized with actually having an economy and having consumers to participate south has the highest poverty rate one of the highest unemployment rates one of the lowest insurance rates and we also see some of the highest death rates and the highest infection rates. We do not have the public health infrastructure to reopen Georgia or any of the southern states. But we're also seeing the most vulnerable populations being forced back into production. Those poultry workers are not workers who are making lots of money. These are folks who have no choice but to go back to work particularly because the president trump's actions left week and those who are being infected not necessarily have access to Medicaid or to any health. If they need to be treated what do you think about the economic effects of this decision by Governor Camp? Right so I mean the idea. Is that you open up and then you can get the economy going but the early signs in your state which is really kind of sort of a pilot here is that people. Don't rush out to go do stuff they were doing before. Just because the governor said you're open for business. Georgia's a cautionary tale to every other state. That's thinking about reopening first of all. We've SEEN OUR RATE SKYROCKET BY FORTY PERCENT. Since the announced reopening the soft relaunched moving into now the near full reopening we seen our rates of infection jump to thirty thousand or death rate is around thirteen hundred. We remain one of the top states for the infection. And we're still very low on the rate of testing. There is no correlation between reopening the state and actually restarting the economy because there are no people who can take advantage of this reopening except for the workers who are being forced to risk their lives. And as you said earlier we're watching concrete issue with food insecurity rising because the south tends to have the lowest public benefits and so people who are already vulnerable already on the edge being shoved over. And there's no real relief coming from the State. There's this this false notion that if we reopen the economy everything will work out and that's just not true.
CBS News poll: Elizabeth Warren tops Democrats' wish list for VP
"Washington meantime Biden continues to look for a running mate and he has promised to name a woman to that position a new poll shows senator Elizabeth Warren tops the Democrats wish list Anthony Salvanto is director of polling for CBS news and says voters are looking for someone with economic expertise and crisis management stood out was that people said they were looking for economic expertise you know most presidential nominee and also crisis management experience now put those on the list along with things like legislative experience executive experience the kinds of things you typically see people talk about in looking for a fee for you senator Kamilla Harris finished second followed by former Georgia state Rep Stacey Abrams and Minnesota senator Amy
CBS News poll shows Elizabeth Warren is Democratic voters' top pick for vice president
"Is a recent CBS news poll and it finds it Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren tops the list of vice presidential picks for presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden CBS news deputy director of surveys Jeff Jennifer de Pinto says seven out of ten democratic voters would like to see Warren as Biden's running mate Elizabeth Warren is on top of democratic voters wish list for presumptive nominee Joe Biden's pick as his vice presidential running mate more and also outpaces other possible VP picks by a wide margin Warren leads the polls at thirty six percent California senator Kamilla Harris comes in second at nineteen percent and Stacey Abrams is third at fourteen
Democrat Biden faces calls to address sexual-assault allegation
"Movement a debate is brewing over whether Joe Biden should respond to a recent allegations of sexual assault terror Reid accused Biden publicly last year of touching her neck and shoulders when she worked in the Senate office that was during the nineteen nineties the last month she changed her story to include a claim of sexual assault Biden's campaign has denied the accusations investigations by major news organizations including CBS news have been inconclusive house speaker Nancy Pelosi came to Biden's defense Thursday just days after formally endorsing his presidential campaign I have complete respect the whole me too movement I have four daughters and one son and there's a lot of excitement around the idea that women will be heard and be listened to there is also due process and the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden ugh there's been some statements from his campaign not his campaign but his former employees who ran his offices in the rest that there was never any records I have great comfort level with it is the situation as I see it with all the respect in the world for any woman who comes forward with all the highest regard for Joe Biden CVS and political reporter Caitlin Huey burns has been following this story and joins me now so Caitlyn tell us more about this allegation and efforts to corroborate it that's right will Joe Biden himself we have just learned is supposed to go on MSNBC tomorrow morning to address these allegations and that would be the first time in the thirty or so days since terror Reid brought these allegations forward and Joe Biden will have made a public statement himself so that's significant and that comes as pressure has been building from Democrats for Joe Biden to come out and address this now his campaign has said that this did not happen that this allegation is completely false what we have learned over the past few days and have kind of breathe new life into these allegations our reports showing that a neighbor and a brother of terror Reid have corroborated her account and we've we've seen several questions being raised about her account over the past several weeks and months and she had brought this forward initially when she had talked about the way in which five made her feel uncomfortable she did not talk about any sexual assault that came in a later interview us to there have been questions about those stories but because Biden hasn't addressed this in person publicly by the it has raised a lot of questions and so you can see that the pressure has been building on his campaign to address this and it looks like they will take that step tomorrow to house speaker Nancy Pelosi says that she is quote satisfied with the Biden campaigns response how important is her support in this matter well in the absence of a statement from buying himself it has really fallen to women lawmakers and leaders to come to his defense and so significant blows these comments there but we've also seen that this comes against the backdrop of Biden's starting the process to pick a running mate and remember he said that he will absolutely pick a woman running mates of several of those potential contenders like Kamilla Harris any clover shar Stacey Abrams Gretchen Whitmer and others has been out doing interviews trying to talk about the pandemic that's going on and the national response they've been wanting to be critical of trump's response but at every turn they have to also ask answer these questions about these allegations against Biden and because buying himself hadn't been out there answering questions were being asked them it really falls on to these women and kind of makes this a difficult position for them to be N. as these beef steaks are going on it kind of adds another layer to the bad job description really and so that's one element of this I should know that by now has not had a press conference since April second he has done several media interviews where he has not been asked about these allegations that of course will change tomorrow so I want to ask about another dimension to the story as well given given what we saw during the confirmation process for Supreme Court justice Frank Kavanagh could this situation now for Democrats in a difficult position going into November I think this presents a real challenge for Democrats and that's why you've seen many of them kind of urging at least privately buying to come forward and clear the air a little bit more at least provide some kind of public statement because you are right to mention those Cavanaugh hearings Democrats have made a point to kind of try and claim the moral high ground on the issue of sexual assault and harassment in this era of B. two going back to when senators ousted al Franken over allegations made against him that was kind of a a real first step in this effort by Democrats to be able to kind of clear their own tax and declare themselves the story on on these kinds of things and they really set a bar for themselves and so that's why when we come to allegations like this one it does raise a lot of questions about Democrats especially those who served on the Judiciary Committee during the capitol hearings several of them come on harassing the clover shark to name a few are considered to be a potential running mates for Joe Biden so this also raises an additional layer of scrutiny and questions about that and that's why you've seen this pressure building from Democrats for Joe Biden to address this issue now when we look at the statements coming from some of these women lawmakers and newsmakers responding to this they have said that terror Reid has the right to be heard that she should be heard and that these kinds of allegations should be taken seriously on the other hand they are also vouching for Biden's credentials on this as well his campaign has pointed to the way in which he co authored the reauthorization of the violence against women act it has kind of made his public life about this but again this does raise a lot of challenges for Democrats if they don't address this right now and raises questions about how they can kind of keep this issue going in November so this is one accusation against Joe Biden president trump has faced dozens of accusations from women some may ask is Joe Biden being held to a different standard and if so is it clear why it is important to note that this is just one allegation and there have not been any others that have come forward against Joe Biden said that's an important distinction but I think the reason that you are seeing this pressure applied is because Democrats have set the standard for themselves so you can argue that this is something that Democrats kind of have to reckon with when it comes to people in their own ranks I given the way in which they have really trying to kind of be at the forefront of this issue to lead on the issue of violence against women and kind of establish this moral high ground in the era of me too but it's showing the complications of that this whole dynamic is showing the challenges that could arise in in in ways it can kind of backfire and so that's kind of the dilemma that Democrats are facing now but it's important to note that this is a bar that they set for themselves up early on and something that they have continued to
Coronavirus pandemic intensifies Democrats' vote-by-mail push and ignites longstanding fight over voting rights
"Two female Democrats are stepping up to defend Joe Biden following allegations of alleged sexual assault by his former Senate aide terror read read is accusing Biden of pushing her up against a wall and sexually assaulting her when she was his Senate staffer in nineteen ninety three the former vice presidents not yet publicly addressed the matter but buzzfeed news reports in his campaign circulating talking points on how to respond former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who some say has been publicly lobbying to become by its running mate says that she quote believes all women deserve to be heard in that she believes Joe Biden Abrams appeared to speak from the bind campaigns talking points claiming that the new York times found terror Reid's allegations to be quote not credible but in fact the times investigation made no conclusion either way in a call with reporters yesterday New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand said that she supports and stands by bite and children's comments significant you may remember she was actually first Senate democratic call for former senator al Franken Franken to resign when sexual misconduct allegations were brought against him Frank eventually resigned in January two thousand
Atlanta - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams: ‘I Believe Joe Biden’ on Sexual Assault Allegation
"Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams defending Joe Biden over sexual assault allegations the former Georgia candidate for governor told CNN today yesterday rather she believes women deserve to be heard but those allegations have to be investigated by credible sources Abrams claimed a New York times did a deep investigation and found the accusation was not credible adding I believe
Stacey Abrams makes the case for herself as Biden’s VP pick
"Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams went public today thanks she's ready to service the former vice president Joe Biden's running mate Abrams was on CNN's state of the union my responsibility is to follow the process if I'm included and I trust that Joe Biden and his team are going to put together a process that will pick the best running mate for him it's fundamentally it's his choice the former vice president though has not yet announced a running mate he did say however it would be
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Welcome to the ticket. On Isaac various well the Democrats have their candidate Joe Biden face. Donald Trump was Novem so now too big questions. That are one. How will we run them? Election pandemic into who will be the name under Joe Biden on well for this episode of the show. I spoke with someone who hopes. Mp answer for both Abrahams Name. You probably heard before. She's been a voter rights activists in Georgia politician for years. But she's best known for her gubernatorial run into deep. She built a uniquely impressive operation to register new voters. Enter them out her opponent. Though was then Secretary State Brian. Kemp official in charge that vary election and boating access turned out to be decisive. Abrahams operation led to a big and democratic votes but camp had also let spike in voter purchase. Removing over one. Hundred Thousand Georgians. Who hadn't voted in recent elections? Abrams lost by around fifty thousand votes and called the Byrd J. use it or lose it. Scheme and camp is now the governor after her defeat Abrahams Founded Fair. Fight a national organizing group that works for fair elections has been followed by fair count- which is all about getting an accurate representative census and then late. Last year Abrams launched the southern economic advancement project that promotes equitable economic and social policy across the south besides her activism. Abrams is also a romance novelist and a Star Trek nerd. So she's not without ways to fill her time. I'll stuck at home. But we got a moment to talk with her in the middle of take a listen. Stacey Abrams thanks for joining us on the ticket by zoom by beer. Thank you avenue. So you're you're a policy wonk year star trek enthusiasts a romance novel writer Which is the best way to spend self-isolation time? Is that the policy in this throwing yourself into that or is it catching up on old episodes of star Trekker Romance No? Well I'm doing all of the Nice spend you know I wake up? I get to the first doom call of the day and do the writing that needs to be done and the research and the reviews but I do have a hard stop. Usually around eight o'clock I catch up on some television show. I desperately need to watch and then I get myself a good book and start all over again the next day. So I don't believe in picking and choosing I think you should find ways to get it all in there. You have said your line. Is that you as a black Democrat. Always expect the words So we are. It seems like in some level away Well several crises electoral crisis democracy prices. Are you not surprised to see us in that situation? When we're thinking about voting this year in the voting going into the fall well clarify what I say is I'm GONNA militarist. I think the glass is half full but probably poisoned. And I think what we are seeing some more version of what I just said well but I think it's a big hit an important clarification for this reason. Yes I think that what we saw happen in Wisconsin. What we are seeing from the president his denial of access to the safest most accessible way to vote for most Americans. That's the poison in our process but I have hope because we are seeing bipartisan support of vote by mail. We are seeing because of the work we've been able to do across these eighteen states this year. We have seen the ability to build capacity to fight back against the poison of voter suppression. That we know is to come. Democrats has to understand that this is an inevitability but I think Americans need to understand that. It's also something we can fight back against. We have spent was Wisconsin. The worst to kill them. I think it's hard to imagine how morgue Regis. You could be than to tell people one who are facing the ravages of a disease that is exacerbated by human contact that the only way they participate in the future of their lives is to risk their lives. I think what we saw from the Supreme Court and their refusal to block this. Despicable act was a dereliction of duty. That is unconscionable but I also think what we saw was just the number of people who wanted to find a way to participate despite the harm and the risk to them selves. Would you tell people to do? There are people in Wisconsin. Were the the morning of the primary? What were you said to do? I'll say I was born in Wisconsin. I still have family there. My family's originally from Mississippi and my parents were Baltin civil rights movement. I'm committed to this. Voting Rights Right. Not because voting itself isn't act that we have to protect but because of what voting represents it is the only power we haven't democracy to hire those who are in charge of our lives and when you look at the debacle that has been led by the current employees of our states and our nation. I would be hard pressed to tell someone you can skip the one that it'll get better anyway because lives are changed by who is in charge and the reality is it should be a false question but when it is not a false question. I would tell folks that if they had not had a chance to submit their absentee ballots. If they asked me what I would have done I would have gone to get in line but I I would have told anyone who exceptionally vulnerable to stay home but anyone who has the ability to safely distant and to protect themselves to go out because the reality is this is not a one off Hoven. Nineteen is an example of. What's to come as we become more globalized? Diseases don't know borders. And so we have to have a democracy that is resilient and understand that and so it would have been difficult decision that I would have asked everyone to search their conscience and search their health but we needed people to vote because their lives today and tomorrow are question. Voting by mail is the most obvious solution that people who are trying to change what is going on and have wooden. John talked about but is that that's not a complete answer would For a couple of reasons one else. Would you say needs to be part of that answer for sure? How voting needs to change. Well here's what I always say. We should think about this as with the goal being to have the safest most accessible and that means you want to diminish the number of people who have to be in line but you have to recognize that there are going to be people who have to go inside who have to go into a polling place for this the disabled for those who face the placement because of the current economic crisis or the persistent economic crisis that comes with poverty. There's some who are homeless. Some who are housing unstable. They're going to be people who have no choice but to be in line there. Those who have language barriers need to be in the in the polling place so our mission is to diminish the number people who have to be in that line voting by mail is the safest way to diminish that number because if you vote from home you don't have to get in that line and if you're voting from home you have to have the safeguards that allow you to cast a ballot and allow the ballots to be counted and so this notion that it is all vote by mail or nothing is wrong. There are some states that have met have matured to that state but they've also put in place mechanisms to allow although by mail most states. Aren't there and we shouldn't try to force them to be there by November but long term we need to make certain that voting by mail and voting from home is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible if we're GONNA have a major influx of nailed ballots. Were going to need a whole system in place and a system that people can trust is. Isn't that more than the might be possible? In the middle of this crisis no every single state in the nation has some form of vote by now the issue is the scale at which that processes used and the complexity of rules around that system most of the complexities exist. In order to block people from accessing the system and so the first order of priority has to be making it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible that can be done especially if we start working in April for a November election number two because that exists in every single state. It's a question of scale and that is why it's so critical to get the resources in play from the Federal Government to fund states for doing this work. Those dollars helped solve the scale problem. Almost exclusively in part because it is about hiring more people to do this work but there is a way to hire people safely to process these ballots. If we prepare for it before I ran for office I was the deputy city attorney for the city of Atlanta. And before that I had you know. I worked as a program analyst for the Office of Management Budget. I worked in multiple bureaucracy. Bureaucracies CAN ADAPT. But they do not adapt quickly but they adapted best when they are resourced for that goal. And where you have an infrastructure already in place and in the United States we have an infrastructure for vote by mail we simply have to have the resources to make it accessible and I wanna push back on one piece. This isn't about making easy. This is about making it safe and accessible because we live in a nation that is governed by the people and if the people cannot participate in their governance. We ARE SHIFTING TOWARDS AUTHORITARIANISM. And so it is the highest priority for me and for other sue believe in our democracy to ensure that the people who should be making the decision about the next four the next ten years of our lives are duly elected for that purpose and that we don't allow a pandemic to rob us of our fundamental constitutional obligation to elect our leaders the space that you guys are occupying with airplane as compared to the other organizations that are.
Stacey Abrams says Biden needs ‘ticket that reflects the diversity of America’
"Another woman that people have been looking at possibly be Joe Biden's running mate is Stacey Abrams and she was asked to buy the vehicle if the Joe Biden should poke pick a woman of color as is B. P. and here's what Stacey Abrams had to say do you think that not choosing a woman of color a black woman actually is a slap in the face to the black female voters who are credited with really reviving his candidacy I think vice president Biden is going to make a smart choice and I appreciate the fact that he has lifted up women as being unnecessary partner in this I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color because women of color particularly black women are the strongest part of the Democratic Party the most loyal loyalty isn't simply how we vote it's how we work and if we want to signal that that work will continue that we're going to reach not just to certain segments of our community but to the entire country then we need to take it that reflects the diversity of America
Stacey Abrams: "The Greatest Amount of Good"
"Do you dig in? Leeann into your faith or. Do you go to church regularly. Are you in any kind of studies? Women's groups so I read on my own. I have a devotional that my mother gave me when I started my campaign for governor that I still look to. It's been harder in the last couple of years to be as regular in my attendance as I should be but I am a member of church and I go when I can. My schedule is a bit erratic so they can't count on me to be a member of a committee but but part of what my parents also taught me was that there's the practice and tradition of studying for your face but there's also the active obligation of living and that's not to excuse my you know poorer attendants but it is to me a recognition of the constancy of my faith that my responsibility is to renew it. Because I should not. Because I'm seeing doing so you've said that You consider yourself a progressive because Jesus a progressive. I want to read a quote. You said the reason I consider myself a progressive is that my reading of the Bible says that Jesus was a progressive. The faith I practice believes in active service and active engagement so I think we can all kind of believe what we want to about. Jesus we have our own personal interpretation whether or not we wanted the use of progressive or. He's a socialist or he's a Republican or Democrat or is a moderator is and independent from your perspective and your vantage point in your purview. What do you think his take would be on? Say Gun control. And maybe abortion rights. Sure I think of progressive as not a hard hearted ideological space but as a belief system that says that we are supposed to make opportunity and comfort available to all that our mission on this earth is to ease the suffering of others. And that's where I enter the space not necessarily to cast a certain ideological bent to Jesus Christ but to look at his actions in this behaviors and most of his presence in the New Testament. It's a conversation about how you create space for others to be holy who they are and to to relieve suffering to advance justice and to practice forgiveness. Those are the tenants that hold me the conversations about the poor and so if we were to extrapolate from that to modern day when I think of gun safety I I do not think of it as taking away. Someone's right I think about it as an responsibility that as someone who knows how to shoot a gun. When I was taught how to shoot I was taught first of all. You don't point it at anybody and it sounds like a basic lesson but the point is your obligation is to protect others to protect their safety to be responsible for your actions and so I do think that proliferation of any danger that doesn't have the guidance of ensuring that more people aren't harmed would be consistent with who he may be in. A modern context look wise with abortion. I believe that the obligation is to ensure that we each make our choices. So I I don't speak to the content of the decision. Speak to who gets to make the decision and reproductive choice reproductive health and abortion rights are wedded together in our society. Today I know women who've had abortions because they needed to do so in order to protect themselves and their families and it is a difficult complex conversation that should not be invaded by another person's lack of knowledge of WHO. And what is happening? Jesus also said blessed are the Peacemakers you spent From two thousand six to two thousand seventeen in the Georgia House of Representatives. You are the minority leader from two thousand eleven to two thousand seventeen. Tell me what will do in that. Context of blessed are the Peacemakers Stacey to create bridges? We don't need more division. I think we need unification. What will you do to reach across the aisle when I became Democratic leader at the end of twenty ten heading into the twenty eleven session party lost every statewide office re been decimated in the Senate and we were close to being outnumbered by two thirds in the house where I became leader and I sometimes caught flack from some of my members because what I would say is? My first job is to find ways for us to work together that my job was not to defeat the Republicans and policy. My job was to find ways to serve the people and that meant to find moments where we could work together to advance policy if that couldn't work by jobless to defeat policies. I thought we caused harm and to promote policies that I thought could create good even if they weren't going to pass and so I got in trouble both during my tenure and actually when I ran for governor in the primary because I did work very closely with the other side on issues that I thought were critical so whether it was education or transportation or criminal justice kinship care helping families taking care of their children who are not their own. My responsibility was to look for points of common ground. Because most people don't care about your partisanship. They care about their lives and the consequences of bad policy. The peacemaking is not simply not fighting. It is actually creating peace and prosperity within other people's homes in their lives. And when you're not battling to survive that is a blessed peace and so my responsibility is a legislator was to find this basis where we could work together but it was also my job to defeat legislation that I thought could cause harm Because having grown up poor I know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the inattention or worse. The intention of that
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris
"Hey everybody it's Paula Farris and this is a bonus episode of journeys faith. We're talking to Stacey Abrams whose name is being bandied about for vice president on the Democratic ticket now. Abrams is the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. And if you remember a few years ago. She became the first black woman to hold. Major party's nomination for governor in this episode leader. Abrahams opens up shearing. How her faith has shaped her political views and why she believes Jesus was a progressive. She's also gonNa tell us what she thinks about possibly becoming the VP pick for the Democratic ticket. We did record this episode before Corona Virus. Really ramped up here. At the United States and also before Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race making Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. Here's Stacey Abrams joining us. Right now. Is Leader Stacey Abrams. Stacey thank you. So much for joining the podcast. Thank you for having me so you are talking to us. We're talking remotely and you are joining us from your home in Georgia correct. I am wonderful. Thanks for taking the time so I want to dig into your background a little bit. You were born in Wisconsin. You were raised in Mississippi. And then your family moved to Atlanta where your parents pursued degrees and the ministry in fact both of them became methodist ministers and I went to your website and says that you and your five siblings were raised. I'm three principals. Go to school. Go to church and to take care of one another so. I imagine that faith played a huge role in your upbringing. Absolutely before my parents became ministers. I I like to joke. They were always preaching so he just finally got paid for it but we finally cancelled it exactly now so we grew up in southern Mississippi. My parents were very committed in their raising of us. They wanted us to know that they expected. Great things of us. They didn't care what we did. They just wanted us to know we could do but the way they framed it for us you know. Education is about strengthening our minds Service was about strengthening our hearts and faith without straightening souls They wanted us to understand that. We need to believe in something larger than ourselves an particular because we grew up on that line between working class poverty and and it was easy sometimes to let yourself get dragged down by the lack that you saw around you especially when juxtaposed with kids who had so much more but what they wanted us to understand I think with the girded swept through our faith. Was that we. We were sufficient that our faith taught us that are sufficiency wasn't about what we had in material ways but who we were and what we were willing to do to live that faith in that spirit and it mattered. It changed. I think for each of us how we saw ourselves in the context of the world. We were a part of but it also created this aspirational space of knowing that we could do more that we weren't limited by our economics that we weren't constrained by our location but that we were imbued with the spirit that called on us to do more not only for our family but for our community. I believe I read that. You said you may have had been experience poverty but never poverty in spirit and knew your father was deeply involved in prison ministries and he raised all of you. There are six kids in your family to value public service. You just said it that your parents encourage you to believe in something larger than yourself to think outside of yourself. I was raised in a faith filled home but I really didn't believe it for myself until probably high school. So when was the faith of your father and mother the faith of Stacey? When did you make your own and I want to say this? My Dad's focus was prison ministry. My mom's focus was often on the destitute so she would take us to housing. Projects and DAD would take us to youth justice. You know use facilities so they. There was always a partnership between my parents even in how we were raised to think of our faith and so I always think about them together but to your question. I was baptized at the age of Eight. And I did it actually because my younger sister who's a year younger than I was. She wanted to get baptized. But she didn't WanNa go by yourself and I think Leslie was just mesmerized by the baptism all process where you justin the white robe and we had pooled dunked into. She was very excited about it but she didn't WanNa do it by yourself. This was not break. This is immersion. No no yes we were we were solidly southern missionary back. You went in came up down again so I remember thinking if Leslie wants to do this I should do it too and we got. We received bibles from my mom and my dad and recognition. Lesley's Bible was white mine was black and there's little inscription inside and I remember thinking when I got my Bible that I been baptized in. I believe but understanding what that belief met in all of its contours wasn't as clear for me. I was raised to be thoughtful in to investigate. And while I had a fundamental belief in the higher power in this deity I could quote scripture. Because that's what you weren't to do. I could not have told you exactly what that meant until I was older. When we became methodist I was twelve and we went through confirmation class and that was really the first time that I remember being very soulful and insistent about understanding what my faith structure was also help that. My parents said they weren't taken us to have with them. That we had to get there on our own so it was. It was jarring thing to hear. Yes yes but you know. We're going to take you to church. We're GONNA make sure you have every exposure but your faith is our own and you're gonNA have to make sure you know what it is that you believe Well that's that's important in any sort of faith construct. You can't just believe it because your parents tell you straight you have to come to a place where you believe a for yourself whether that's through experiences and part of it was an. I didn't fully cognizant when they said it but part of it was because when faces tested. If it's not real if it's not yours it does not work.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Words Matter
"All right Joe so you had a southern candidate for the presidency but this is a whole different Vail. Hey as we may say in the south. I thought her Her point was interesting that she made about being a political progressive in the south she had to learn to speak progressive. But also moderate also conservative to get anywhere in Georgia politics which as a participant in Georgia politics. Anyone on both sides have to kind of target those audiences but what did you make of what she had to say? We have great people on here every week but Stacey Abrams was if not the most impressive person we've had one of the most I think she captures the shoes with a very sophisticated understanding but with a motivating narrative. And I think that she is going to get a very very long. Look if Joe Biden's nominated I've lessened side into what Bernie Sanders will be looking for. And I think the real field for Biden will be fairly small. I think it will be a woman. I think it will be a woman of color and one of the things about Stacey. Abrams is America. Hasn't seen that much of her. But I think you'd be listening to this. You know that the more they see the more they're gonNA like her. And speaking of Bernie and Biden. A lot has happened since we last spoke. The field is now narrowed down to two going into Michigan. Any predictions there from South Carolina to Super Tuesday. More happened in short time that I've ever seen in a presidential. I wanted to ask you that because it seemed very quick to me but my institutional knowledge is shorter. No I mean we. We're talking about a candidate who it at best come in third place in previous contests winning across the board by more than he was supposed to win and candidates getting out knowing people to judge and Clova chart got out the day before. Super Tuesday didn't even go to the polls to get more data so the media tends to make everything seem extraordinary like everything is breaking news but this was extraordinary. I think this week's primaries are very important particularly Michigan. Sanders signalled his intentions by canceling a Friday rally in Mississippi conceding. The South to Joe Biden Michigan State. He won last time by a very narrow margin over Hillary Clinton. He has to win Michigan. He has to make the case that outside the south his wing of the party is strong enough to take him to Milwaukee and the nomination if he loses in Michigan. It's very hard for people to believe that narrative and one of the things I think we can take away from the earthquake of South Carolina to Super Tuesday is Democrats are looking for getting on with it they want someone that will beat trump. I believe that if Sanders Loses Michigan Democrats will write them off He'll get his twenty-five thirty percent of hardcore supporters. But I think Democrats are itching for this to turn trump and away from inter-party squabbling. So I think Wednesday morning. We're going to have a much better sense of where this races and while all of this is going on we are dealing with a national and potentially global crisis dealing with corona virus putting aside the fact that both Barney and Biden are well into their seventies and hitting a campaign trail shaking hands and kissing babies and visiting multiple populations a day that have potentially been affected by this at the same time. The White House is trying to Tamp down fears say things like we've got it handled. We've kept it limited. The mortality rates are extremely low. Maybe even lower than what's being reported but there's so much left that's unknown and we're starting to get inklings of that and reports of that based on the testing and the test kits available. But what do you make of how this is getting handled? Well I think there's there's a couple levels to this one is. We talked a little bit last week. About how the president has failed leadership test. His job is to make sure that those with the information deliver reliable accurate information to the public so that they can make reasonable judgments. What you don't want is sort of mixed messages and and chaotic messages. But it's clear. The president has put his reelection and his political fortunes ahead of the public health. He has done everything he could to downplay this on Thursday of last week. He told Fox News that he'd beaten it and it was over. We know it's not over. We know they have beaten it. And from a communications point of view it's disastrous to say you've solved the problem and the problem is apparent to anyone who turns on television or opens the newspaper and I think the most the the worst and most damaging thing of that is when the scientists who worked for the government go out and say in a straightforward way. We don't have this contained. We are worried about this. We don't have the test kits available to test people. And then the president and his economic advisor. And his pollster. Go and tell the press that yes we do have a contained so if you are an average American you think I would imagine a lot of people jump to the conclusion of well if if the President says is contained and the scientists say. It's not will boy. This must be really bad. And even the scientists are being are being held on a short leash and that's created not widespread pack but a lot of people doing a lot of things that they probably don't need to do at this point. Finally the most where you can actually see it on a day-to-day basis are the financial markets on the stock market. The president has made a huge deal. About how much everyone has gained on the stock market? That's been wiped out and it's been wiped out for two reasons one is the virus is having a direct impact on the economy and stock market is never looking at what's happening today or what happened yesterday. Always looking ahead and it's always looking to what they predict will happen and so the fundamentals are changing. Despite with Larry cudlow says every day they are changing. All you have to do is go to a mall. Go to win airport and see how easy to get through the TSA WINE. People have changed their habits their travel habits. They're going out to large events and that will have an impact on the economy but the second thing which is within the control of the administration is the markets can handle can price in the change in economic fundamentals. What really causes volatility is when there's uncertainty and they can't figure out where the floors and this is where The particularly the president but also some of his aides have spooked the markets. They see the president is saying everything's Okay and then scientists saying everything's not in there like we don't know and when they don't know their instinct is to sell rather than to buy and that has a psychological effect on people but it also have a direct impact on the president's reelection prospects we we when we talked to Doug Sosnik The couple of weeks ago and he when he was our guest he talked about the by the end of the second quarter people's minds were baked on whether the president was good for the economy or bad for them for the economy. And so we're coming up to July first. The end of the second quarter is not that far away and now we have incredible economic uncertainty. And it's fair to say that Donald trump is an unpopular president but his core supporters at about forty percent. We'll always stay with them. That theory will be tested if we go into a recession if the stock market tumbles even further if this vicious cycle turns on itself and starts really impacting businesses around the country. And without that it's very hard to see Trumping reelected so the bottom line is there is a reason. trump is using bad information and misdirection. Because it's in his interest. It's a very very risky strategy. It's George Bush mission accomplished. He told the country we had this done. And it's not done and it's an issue a lot of political back and forth. The public doesn't care about they don't pay attention to it doesn't move the one way or the other just moves sort of the twitter verse. You can't have a conversation any place in this country with anyone whether they're a stranger or a friend or a family that doesn't start with corona virus you just can't that moves voters you know it's the old adage of Chicago. Mayor Jane Byrne lost the Mayor Oh action because it snowed and she couldn't get the snow off the street fast enough and she went from being a head in the in the Democratic primary to losing. This is something that impacts everyone. Everyone's thinking about everyone's talking about real anxiety and the leadership that they should be getting from the White House. They're not it's not going away. I suspect we'll be talking about this next week and the week after that and the week after that. Yeah I would count myself included with those people who every conversation they have revolves around at least in the beginning corona virus and so much changes each day that by the next time we talk. I'm sure it will be an entirely different storyline but Thanks TO OUR LISTENERS. For joining us this week until then exciting. Thank you for listening to words matter please. Rate and review words matter on Apple. Podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Words Matter
"Welcome to words matter with Katie. Barlow and Joe Lockhart welcome to words matter. I'm Katie Barlow. Our goal is to promote objective reality as a wise man once said everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Not Their own facts. Words have power and words have consequences. Our guest today is a New York Times. Bestselling Author Serial Entrepreneur nonprofit. Ceo and political leader in two thousand eighteen after serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives seven as Democratic leader. Stacey Abrams became the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia winning more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history leader Abrahams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States and she was the first black woman and first Georgian to deliver the response to the state of the union after witnessing the handling of the two thousand eighteen election by the Georgia Secretary of State's office leader. Abrams launched fair fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system over the course of her career leader. Abrahams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights training and hiring young people of color and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. Stacy is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations where she serves on the subcommittee on diversity leader Abrahams. Welcome to words matter. Thank you for having me so before we talk about politics. I WanNa talk about you for a moment. You are the second of six children. You're born in Madison. Wisconsin raised in Gulfport Mississippi and Georgia. And both of your parents are methodist ministers. So I wanted to get you to talk about growing up as a black woman in the south in the nineteen seventies and eighties and how that origin story informs your work today. Thank you so my parents were at the time I was growing up. They were my mom's Librarian. My Dad was shipyard worker. My mother received her Masters Degree in library. Science from the University of Wisconsin. Which is why was born in the north but my family my parents were both from how burdensome tippy we were working poor. My mom was accomplished librarian. She became the head of the college library however moments in her career. She made less money than the janitor. Who cleaned the college? My Dad was shipyard worker. Who by having a college education because he had a learning disability was presumed not capable of being in an office and having one of those jobs but was an extraordinarily hard worker. Who did everything along my mom to take care of us but we were still working poor but my parents wanted us to understand that our economic situation did not dictate our futures. They told us we have three jobs. Go to church at school. Take care of each other church because they wanted us to believe in something larger than ourselves go to school because they knew education had basically been their way out For both my parents were first generation college and the third was service that it's not enough to do for yourself and your family. Your responsibility is to help others My Mom's putting it was no matter how little we have. There's someone with less. Your job is to serve that person. And that's how I grew up in apparently was not able to forget it. It sounds like it. It started early in with your folks. But when did you think you might want to pursue a career in public service? My Mom and dad would take us out volunteer almost weekly when we growing up and while I appreciated what we did. I was always bemused by the idea that these two ordinary people and their six kids could six the poverty of Mississippi. And so I would ask my parents. Shouldn't someone else doing this to shouldn't there be a macro system that can solve this problem. And they said that's hope government and I became fascinated with understanding why the public sector didn't work the way it could. It seemed to me that parody was inefficient. It was immoral. And it squandered human capital. Though in high school I became very aware of politics and in College. The started working more as a volunteer activists but having gotten into a fight with the mayor of Atlanta. When I was a freshman in college I ended up getting a job working in his office as a sophomore. And that really turned my attention towards the idea of running across when they myself so you first came to national attention during your two thousand and eight run for the governor of Georgia and in two thousand nineteen when you delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address but you were twenty five year overnight success story. You've been a fixture at Georgia politics for more than a decade. Has Anything surprised you about life on the national political stage? I think it exactly what you articulated. I am a twenty five year overnight success so you know I worked for it. I did federal internships because I wanted to understand how the federal government works. I worked in a win being and I worked for the EPA twice. I had been very intentional about building my private sector understanding. I was very successful. Democratic leader Helping Guide Chambers at faced being put into super minority status meaning Republicans would hold two-thirds majority and for seven years. I blocked that from happening when Hugh Southern Chambers to never don't differ minority status even though the Georgia state Senate did I worked to build infrastructure and to not only be successful in my political work but to build the capacity for the principles. I helped me through the party. I support to be able to do. Its work and we were successful so successful than twenty eighteen. Even though I didn't become governor we.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"I would say was one of the best campaigns ever run America because it was run by people who looked like Georgia but you can try this at home and what I don't want people to think is that you have to have a singular person at the top of the ticket in order to be successful you can win elections by talking to people by being authentic and honest about your positions. They're not gonNA agree with everything you say but they get excited to know that you're are willing to tell them the truth and what our campaign says. Our playbook says is invest in everyone. Go everywhere and reject the myths that say that if you talk to people of Color White people won't vote for you if you only talk to white people people of Color won't vote for you can have it both you can have both voting that you can talk to people in rural communities and suburban urban communities ended urban communities and you can build a coalition but the campaign has to do all of the work and that's the part that tends to lead to disconnect you. You and I both know there are a lot of great candidates who lose because they run crappy campaigns and those campaigns that are the most efficient are not the ones who select this group of voters voters to win most efficient campaign is the one that wins the that gets the most voters to turn out and my mission is to say that if you're in a red state or pre blue state that more more than likely what you're missing is that you're not talking to the people that you've already written off people that you say are unlikely voters are non voters. They're non voters because you haven't given them something the vote for they will vote if you give them an opportunity one last question your Britain multiple novels under your nom de Plume and Selena Montgomery yes. I have what a name here are. Some of the titles never tell hidden sins secrets and lies reckless deception. Did you realize that those were also names that can be used to describe Republican efforts to suppress the votes. I tried to multitask at all times all right so we have an announcement tonight. You heard it from Stacey. You're seeing it across the country. Republicans are doing everything they can Dan to suppress the vote in the battleground states. We need to win in twenty twenty. That's why Stacey Launch Fair Fight Twenty twenty an unprecedented effort to put a full-time voter protection team team in all twenty battleground states next year. We know that this works that discriminatory anti-democratic laws that make it harder to vote can be overcome with good local on the ground organizing exactly Kluwer's Stacey Abrams intends to do with verify twenty twenty and we wanNA help tonight votes. They've America is announcing a new partnership with Stacey Abrams and fair fight to raise the funds. She needs to get it done. Our goal is one million dollars by November fifth which is a lot of money to fund teams in the Saito Determined Control of the presidency of the Senate of the House of our future. Everyone listening to vote save America Dot com slash bear a fight and donates ten dollars we can do this. I want people out here right now. Take out their phones at Radio City and go to vote save America dot com slash bear fight and put ten dollars in right now shouldn't didn't they stay see they should and I can see you now. Go To vote save America dot com slash bear fight and you're going to donate ten dollars and you're going to kick us off because raising million dollars by November fifth is a very heady target and we're a little bit nervous about it. What does the overall fundraising in gold you guys? Overall goal is five million dollars of we are to your point. We are actually setting up these teams. They're four person teams and we're paying for full time time staffers. Were not asking states to do it themselves. We're not waiting until we have a nominee. We are actually going to fund train and staff in all twenty states. We're GONNA make sure that no matter who the nominee is by the time that person takes the stage at the convention we have voter protection teams that have already gone through a primary and are ready to be scaled up up in winning the election in November twenty twenty so so donate to this effort. We have to pick the right candidate. We have to do everything we we can turn out the vote to knock on doors to get people excited for our candidates but none of it matters if our votes don't count if people aren't able to go to the poll and make their voices heard too. That's what this is about. Show me your phones again. Are you doing it. I'm going to believe you. Can you believe him. I believe them because they wouldn't want to disappoint me again. Right both save America America dot com slash bear bite guys give it up or Stacey Abrams for doing this incredible board work you you'll stay around for a okay well. You Guys WanNa play Game Stacey Abrams. We come back back. We'll play a game. 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We're not going to be honest about the promise of Star Wars rarely meant. I don't watch enough movies. You won you won but that's why we need fair fight and we need it now and to show us why it's time for a game we're going. I think we're GONNA need a bigger vote. Here's how it works. We're you're going to ask questions to our panel and they're going to try to guess the right number. The correct number without going over price is right style. Stacey will ask the question question. I will reveal the answer. Are you guys ready. I mean let's see how it goes. It seems complicated but we'll get do. I you have an option. It seems like kind of style. You're in for a penny yeah all right okay between twenty ten and two thousand eighteen in Georgia. Lots of voters were purged from the voter rolls without going over how many voters were purged from the roles in that time period read in Georgia fifty four.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Is this how you have people find via twitter now the owner he loves to fire people twitter like but he came but it doesn't change you know you got the tweets but tame your whole TV show when you face the fees Seattle the little hand big twitter fingers tweet from faraway he could not fire rex tillerson himself solve and so John Kelly the White House chief of staff had to do it and rex tillerson found out on the toilet? John Kelly told everybody that you the toilet help you know if you're taking a shit like that will help you pinch at all like Oh i what does he oh fine fucking flushing washing my hands full the Louis with it was nice work yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah every year from the gist fire John Bolton and saying that no it didn't actually play out that way. John version resigned last night and president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. I love how I love it. I love the John. Golden doesn't give a shit gross before trump was ever realistic. Possibility John Bolton has been disgusting back. When Donald Trump was pitching the apprentice for the very first back in the day he's been he's an early adopter of it's all right here? Clearly is trying to break up with Donald Trump. Donald Trump was not an apartment together. I'm telling you this is my decision. We've grown apart. I fucking dumped you dumped you. Trump dumped you trumped on both in hopes ahead. He was like wait. I got I've got a whole new Netflix and we had a beautiful algorithm. Come on Robin spot right underneath apartment while you being hysterical. Appease texted me just watching. Can you read it yeah. He said let's be clear I resigned. Okay said does no less than Fox News. You'd like a weather or anything. This is what they're showing ninety. Oh that just so we understand the world we live in this is Fox. It's news the worst thing on television and at the moment John Bolton the former national security adviser and Donald Trump the president United States are watching it a- and texting the host to get their burns out there. Oh stop or as we say they're dragging each other. They are dragging gang each other. This is love and hip hop white. How seriously like the driver five Colon Hippie Police Arabia request shutouts Director Camera Job Bolted like Donald Trump card to play me and Mama Sushi? I was not having that that's so I called my friends and we had to talk about it. Okay come up like girl. How you doing trying to play you thank you? Do you mind if I say that while you were talking and he wrote yes so John Boehner's own is just told me texted me. I resigned okay so I just want to be clear. That was the making of reading of the tweet that was allows him explaining that John Bolton did give him permission to tell everybody that he didn't get fired. He quit season season of America's trash. This is what it really is. This is another season. I'm like I don't know what the junior riders right care like crazy but didn't they do this exact story like three years ago ethics. I've seen this before. This is what they scare much in season two that was even fast. I was like one week. Why don't we was by the way it's like? You know that Jon Boden's not GonNa last too much in the season. He's too big of a name. Pay That guy for two years. They got their budget how too late for John Bolton to go on with the stars. It's never it's never too late to do the foxtrot like a four episode arc this look we don't deserve anything but we do deserve John Bolton and Sean Spicer dancing with one another so Michael Bolton to Michael Michael Bolton the saying difficult for all the obvious the job the president's tweets by saying doing this like. Why are we why we're doing it? It's a talk show I just want to point out out that that woman came within one neuron firing of a total breakdown yeah she was so close to the truth she was like. Why are we doing this? Why am I doing what choices did? I made that led me here. How did I get to this place in my life was is it worth it? Am I happy I am not. I don't belong here follow who said I have not listened to the voice in the backer heads at girl. You have a mortgage inch focal point. You want to buy more yellow dresses. You'd better call your mouth like the bad guy. The bad guy from no no country for old men was in her head being like it. Every choice led you to this through to them with a funny haircut got with the bulk of the worst because I'm not even going to be able to print fauntleroy. Why why are we seeing this play one against the other almost in terms of what the narrative is it important or is it just that the president has moved on and he's going to hire new national social security it put it this way if anyone leaves a position and you think ok you shake hands with? Co say thanks for my time here and they came out and said I fired him or I let him. I said I want your resignation. You'd want to correct the record. I don't think there's any angst let me just correct the record. I resigned. That's that's like if you work at the gap. Though that's not work I was folding those Jeez correctly. I would just like a clear mind. Hey I'm just saying I know I used the born and all that John Bolton is walking out of the gap just with his arm you clean this fucking shit up tear up in a puff vaster should mad down everywhere. Everybody's sneezing and shit anarchy terrible dog I was in the Er malignant ignition playing a lot of those paintings. 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We're inundated with sad news. Enraging news terrifying news hurricane nuking news and honestly at some point it makes sense that we turn off our emotions if you've got an electric shock every time you pick up the TV remote at some point. You'd stop watching TV. Probably where's my father out. It would take a while. I see him. I look at them. I can't tell I just see a face. I think I am no wave point point point. How many shocks would it take take a lot of shocks ten jumps but that's what they want? They want us to get so sick of politics that we turn off and give up that we stopped caring but one way to stay in the fight is to remember we're in this together remake experience horrific trump tweets alone and our beds or online chipotle and the person in front of us acts like they've never seen beans before uh but we're in this together and we'll prove it tonight in a game. We're calling tweet emotion.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"The what I'm doing all right her you are you single. No sorry very happy happy for the thirteen people who were single get into a relationship. It's Aw hey guys you should share. That's what he said to me backstage. Oh that sucks into relationship. Thank you look there's enough people here. Look to the left look to the right kissed one of them all right. She was the deputy chief of south to President Obama and in a bestselling author who thought this is a good idea. Please welcome Eliza Master monico Hi Elissa. Where do you stand on everyone in here? WHO's not in a relationship just fucking? I'm a bit of a prude so if that happens I'm just going to like look the other way. We'll turn the lights off. That's other than that yeah and if somebody's got a few songs on their phone we can just hook it up to a microphone microphone here and yeah. I just remembered that my parents are here all right. Let's get into it. What a week last night? There was a presidential debate who in Castro Castro faced some criticism for running a Medicare scam on Joe Biden. Don't trust people on the phone seniors. Eh beddoe said he was going to put on face paint and break in the homes of every single conservative and take away the only thing they can protect them from thirty to fifty feral hogs. The Comma Harris Laws My vote by making fun of short people was the wizard of Oz a little old man. Yes he wants he was he was little and old but the point is he was not a wizard had he been tong the outcome was the same uh he did not have hearts. He did not have brains. He was just a man and everyone in Aswa short and everyone in Oz was short Eliza. I'll start with you just a con man. Yeah I love a good kind. Listen America loves SAGIR Khan that's the whole problem. ELISSA RAHM EMANUEL WAS ON TV right after the debate calling cash attack on Biden. Disqualifying is who in Castro cancelled no he's not canceled. I mean people have said worship and debates but it's more like I feel last night. Nobody's shit was landing adding like maybe they should have called you if they wanted to make funnies on stage but we're going. We want serious things. We Wanna find out what people really think and people just came. It's it's like they kept talking about the embarrassment of riches their ability for comedy is not an embarrassment enriches dull say allow is made of Warren Biden being on the stage each together for the first time but they really barely spoke to one another. Do you think that at some point those you're going to mix it up was the first time we had worn Biden. centre-left Andrew Left. Let's let's like all the people that we were GonNa pay attention to were finally on the same show somebody gave Joe Biden a facial and and then he just flipped the hell out like his skin was looking like moisture is yelling at everybody because like the last two debates and I was like I don't think Biden in is up and then up a wake and then this time it was Kinda like me Pam Yellen back like he was finally like Shit. I gotTA yell was mood is skin was moved. It was such smooth skin. Can I was looking at them being like that's a good dermatologist that everything can you only get Nah. I was thinking that is that can that is awesome L. A. Work. That's Topnotch Shat was like he called Jennifer. Aniston was like girl where you get your face done not that she's ever had work. I just mean like micro planning idea. I like the idea that Joe Biden was just like looking for like going down to like South Central. Give some shea butter or something like that just like really just like Oh yeah. Let me often this shit up that Oh had another big moment of the night. He said he was for a mandatory. Buyback program pundits were pointing out that we can't even get a background check bill don on an inside of this debate these these cancer arguing well beyond what is achievable in this current Senate. Does that give you hope. Does that feel pointless to you. What do you make of it a I none of it gives me hope okay? I think I'm at this point watching it where I'm just like a a fucking stop fighting on television like go find a room somewhere figure out like okay you and you will be the ticket not Joe Oh but they whatever like no but it's it's very weird thing where it's like. We're still in the part of the avengers movie where they're all fucking fighting thinking that they're the star this shit and it's like let's just be honest. Not all of us should be president and then what I would love is if they came out to a debate and they were just like you know what instead of debating each other we were all talking in the green room and it's just GonNa be like Warren Booker and hold on hold on. I'm I'm let me fucking speculate. Don't fuck cheer for Imaginary Shit let me finish my whole fucking scheme here but they just come out and they're like we're not gonNA fucking debate. It'll be like Warren book or whatever and then like let Kamala Harris just run for attorney general and let her just say like look. If this all works. I'm going to be attorney general and here's how I'm a better attorney general than trump's attorney general and like like Bernie run for like Secretary of Commerce and let them all just like rather than focus on just trump it feels like why not not focus on all the other people that he has around him. Let some mother fucker run against Betsy Devos. Let some mother Fucker Run Against Theme Mnuchin coaching like stop like stop just focusing on him and just start to pick everybody else. Apart like come together like the avengers recognize. Is that one of y'all motherfuckers Hawkeye. You're not you're not you're not Jeremy. Renner plays yes. He creepy and that's like beddoes Hawkeye. I don't know who Buddha judges ages. I don't think he knows who he is. You think that man has a chance in hell. No He's got a book deal coming out of this and maybe a talk show it on them. Fuck is not winning shit may be you know if you went even if you can't even tell police brutality fucking city you again president. Shut the fuck up. Fuck down and figure out how you can help the party. Temple empty was the character who went on a gay date in that one scene with Chris Evans. You can just forgotten. I gotTA watch more movies. I don't I've never seen it just Elissa for an airplane. So this race has been relatively stable. We've seen Biden and then warning sanders right behind and then a bunch of other candidates beneath them. If anything those candidates that's have lost ground and we've seen sort of coalescing around these three. Do you see anything right now. That can change that dynamic because I think why it is ultimately pointing pointing at is the fact that we've been having these debates again and again we have the same healthcare debate last night that we had the previous debate in the debate before that and yet no one seems to be kind of stepping stepping out from their place in the one percent two percent three percents of votes. What do you think the one percenters the one percenters hey? Hey No no I I personally think it's the three of them and everybody else should go and ocean's eleven the cabinet situation and figure out what posts they want and like go surrogate get in states where they will accrue goodwill and can go become attorney general or something but no. I think that like it's pretty obvious and I mean I'm going to get a Lotta Shit for how I feel about this but I really want people to drop out sooner rather than later because the debates I think right I I think the debates earth still absurd because it's still ten people on the stage and it's like watching everyone tried to get their pre land there preplanned lines signs that have nothing to do really with actual policy and like I know that Betto didn't give you joy but like Beto gave me joy because he knows that his gun line like how he feels about guns and saying he's GonNa go get the. Ar.
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"If you have never heard Stacey Abrams speak before you are in for a treat, and I hope that after you listen to her talk, you will reach out to the people that you know in Georgia to help out, because guess what we all know somebody from Georgia. It's true. Board, the train follow her on social media, which is something I do not regret doing, send her a little cash center. Some support, yes. Here, Stacey. Hello, Stacey, Abrams. Thank you for coming on. Call your girlfriend. It is my honor. Thanks for having me. You are running a really tough race in your kicking ass. Right now. This is exciting. Thank you. I very happy at. We have a lot of work to do and I am cautious, but optimistic that we are headed in the right direction. We just have to make sure everybody remembers. I can only do so much. We need people to actually come out and vote. You know, it's not lost on me that you are poised to become the first woman. The first African American governor like that's, that's historically like is very heavy. How do you feel about that? It's a deep honor and I start there being positioned to open doors for others to be the first, but not the last to change the face of leadership looks like, but it's also an opportunity to talk about the barriers that a lot of us face to push through conversations that are sometimes considered awkward or uncomfortable or. Not necessary. And by being able to lead on this moment of history, I can raise conversations about money about family about challenges that we face with, you know, our siblings in our communities that a lot of others either haven't experienced or have felt comfortable talking about you talk a lot about your family and your your, your personal biography, and how so much of your political beliefs are rooted in. I wonder if you could tell us exactly how they come into play into your politics. So I'm the second of six kids. My mom and my dad are both originally from Hattiesburg Mississippi where they were both very involved in civil rights movement, but we're both very poor. I mean, my dad likes to say he was from the wrong side of the tracks. My mom's from the wrong size, wrong side of the tracks, and they were both sort of in that space of not having a lot. My mother's family was really much more destitute. My father Stanley actually did. Okay. His parents worked for the college in the Nate in the community, but they were always on the edge. They weren't the traditional. They're black black, lower middle class, not middle class, middle class. I think that part of that led to my parents very deep commitment to. Education because they knew education was transformative. But it was also about making sure that we understood that we were responsible for those around us. That service was critical. And when I talk about why I'm doing what I do, you know, I'm always brought back to how I was raised that this is what you do, but the reality is incredible. Parents and opportunity does not diminish the struggles. My parents were working poor. We are family was my mom was college librarian who sometimes made less money than the janitor who cleaned the college. My dad is dyslexic and wasn't able to get a job in an office even though he had a college degree from a very good college Mississippi. And so they still struggled. My younger brother is an amazing man, and he was part of five brothers and sisters who they're six of us altogether who had real successes. But he struggles with drug addiction and with mental health issues and with incarceration. I have been responsible.