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"theresa kamara" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"Cheque's doing absolutely much better with older voters but that's fine. If he was doing as well among Latino voters in African American voters but what trump did last time in the two thousand, sixteen election with African. American voters he siphoned off eight percent of right that that's that's big and if you continued again doing the Karl Rove strategy where you just chip away at different voters, it's going to be very big challenge because in Florida, you're going to need all the voters to it. He'll. Gallup show. To meet twenty two ND governor's Race Ranger. Gillam. Carry Volcanic Jackson Something Hillary Clinton did. But he lost up but only one Miami by by a smaller margin then. Day County by smaller version that hell. I mean, it'd be last four, hundred, thirteen thousand votes almost a by about the fame. Jeff. Walk up to. Florida where just that one percent skim off the top can make the difference between winning and losing stay. Exactly right in I. Wonder if they should be making not just specimen Florida Florida's impossibly hard to to get I think for the. Democrats. But it's might I would encourage them to look at other opportunities in check you know what to say I encourage them to look at Texas Tech How would you agree? With all the money you've spent in Florida at this point. Right, at this stage of the game I, hear you on Texas long-term but at this stage of the game were spend your money. I'll share with you. We are right now registered. Registered voter in Texas. It's twenty one dollars for us to register Texan. It's six. Is it Because this same. Atmosphere in Kostic anxiety that Latinos faced in Virginia. In Nevada in Colorado in Arizona and California way back in the way under Peterson. The those that same perfect environment along with meeting a new youth that is aging into the population is happening in. Texas. You have two point, five, million unregistered Latino Youth. Five hundred thousand of them who heard a president call their families in loved ones, rapists and criminals who also are witnessing? s before that was signed into law by by Abbott that basically allows any official to question a school aged child with her American. The stuff is happening in Texas is much more akin to what? Folks in Arizona felt under sp one, seventy, one eighty-seven than what we saw than what Floridians are feeling right now, there's a different type of exile city that is really happening in Texas. is again more akin to the other states that swung bending floored. A compelling case, it's a compelling case. Vital question is. Do you. See Biden campaign doesn't have a money issue. Do Do they know their problem? Do they have the ability to address it? I think they're starting to bring in the right people and having these conversations. The challenge is that the game is not one on the traditional airwaves we're used to. It's it's one in the nooks and crannies of the Internet. It's one in the Nixon crannies of peer to peer what's up conversations, and they need to get up to speed to that because that is where people are sharing information. That is where people are using each other validations, eaters of information whether it's right or wrong, and the people that you're going to swing are paying attention by the influencers of their network online versus. The traditional Spanish language medium. Well we shall see like I said, I'm guessing Florida Bowl served as a interesting alarm. Lot Fox. Sports Talk Ryan. Theresa Kamara CEO. Voter. Latino. Expertise. Thanks. You've been listening to the Chuck Todd cast from meet the press. Today's episode was produced by Justice Screen and met Rivera John Recent Research Steve Look ties the head of podcast for NBC News Our theme Music composed by spoke media. You can catch meet the press daily on MSNBC every at one, pm eastern about..
"theresa kamara" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
"Cheque's doing absolutely much better with older voters, but that's fine if he was doing as well among Latino voters in African American voters. But what trump did last time in the two thousand sixteen election with African American voters he siphoned off eight percent of right that that's that's big and if you continued again doing the Karl Rove strategy where you just chip away at different voters, it's going to be very big challenge because in Florida, you're going to need all the voters to it. He'll. Gallup show. To, meet twenty two governor's Race Ranger Gillam carry volcanic Jacksonville, something, Hillary, Clinton did. But he lost up but only one Miami by by a smaller margin than. By smaller version than hell. I. Mean It'd be last four, hundred, thirteen thousand votes almost a by about the fame. Jeff. Walk Up to Florida where just that one percent skim off the top can make the difference between winning and losing stay. Exactly. Right. In I wonder if they should be making not just specimen, Florida Florida's possibly hard to to get I think for the Democrats but it's might I would encourage them to look at other opportunities in check. You know what to say I encourage them to look at Texas Tech How would you agree? With all the money you've spent in Florida at this point. Right, at this stage of the game, I, hear you on Texas long-term but at this stage of the game were spend your money. I'll share with you. We are right now registered. Registered voter in Texas. It's twenty one dollars for us to register Texan. It's six. Is it. Because this same. Atmosphere in Kostic anxiety that Latinos faced in Virginia. In Nevada in Colorado in Arizona and California way back in the way under people send. The those that same perfect environment along with meeting a new youth that is aging into the population is happening in Texas. You have two point five, million unregistered Latino Youth. Five hundred thousand of them who heard a president call their families in loved ones, rapists and criminals who also are witnessing s before that was signed into law by by Abbott that basically allows any official to question a school aged child with her American the stuff is happening in Texas is much more akin to what? Folks in Arizona felt under sp one, seventy, one eighty-seven than what we saw than what Floridians are feeling right now, there's a different type of anxiety that is really happening in Texas. Is Again, more akin to the other states that swung bending floored. Case it's a compelling case vital question is. Do you see Biden campaign doesn't have a money issue. Do Do they know their problem? Do they have the ability to address it? I think they're starting to bring in the right people and having these conversations. The challenge is that the game is not one on the traditional airwaves we're used to. It's it's one in the nooks and crannies of the Internet. It's one in the Nixon crannies of peer to peer what's up conversations, and they need to get up to speed to that because that is where people are sharing information. That is where people are using each other validations, eaters of information whether it's right or wrong, and the people that you're going to swing are paying attention by the influencers of their network online versus. The traditional Spanish language medium. Well, we shall see like I. Said I'm guessing Florida Bowl served as a interesting alarm lot Fox. Sports Talk? and. Theresa Kamara CEO Voter Latino. Excuse. Thanks. You've been listening to the Chuck Todd cast from meet the press. Today's episode was produced by Justice Screen and met Rivera John Research check producer Steve. Look. Ties the head of PODCAST FOR NBC News Our theme Music composed. By spoke media you can catch meet the press daily on MSNBC every at one PM eastern about..
"theresa kamara" Discussed on AM Joy
"Election I think our party needed to do a much better job at reaching out to our various communities and recognize that they are not a monolith. So from making sure that our sister democratic committees to our candidates are hiring people from our communities to making sure that they're investing in ethnic media advise not just the week before Election Day but building authentic and sincere relationships Munson years out. That's been my focus at the Party And so making sure that we're reaching out to. Voters across the country, not just in states or districts where we traditionally think that there are large API communities and we started this since twenty seventeen hiring organizers who come from these communities who look like the people in the district who speak and write the languages is so important and having these conversations again, not just the month or two before the election going to. An, Asian supermarket that is wonderful and not. Every democratic. Candidate even does that but we want to make sure that we're building relationships having conversations months in years before our elections and recognizing that we are in, you know every zip code a recent report came at API's can make the difference in several of the battleground states that we are depending on to win this year. Yeah I take your point I. Think another thing we have to do with the API community, start this aggregate. This data I don't even know that saying if he is good enough anymore, that's a huge umbrella with a lot of communities included and look everybody needs to start developing some intellectual curiosity about their fellow countrymen. You know this screen again represents America now. So we have to start to learn each other for non I want to ask. You because I, think Maria Theresa Kamara rates a really good point. He talked about staffing and consultants your upholster you and I talked to you very gracious me for my book I have frequently said holing communities of color often its own science I spent most of my career in media, but I, have worked on a campaign or to, and you get different answers depending on what the person in these polling groups looks like you talked about this. With me, what do you say about the outreach to this rising majority? Of America and how do you rate like how do you think the candidates and campaigns on the federal level doing so far with that? Maria Theresa for example is correct you need to have consultants that understand the community that are not just kind of parachuting in at the last minute. When we look at it in terms of what's happening right now, tiffany, one of the things I think is critical first. Kudos to the Biden Campaign I think in picking, Kamala Harris that was the best possible choice that really does create the environment to try and energize. Voters of colors, but we have to understand also political campaigns are reflection of political parties, and if the Democrats both the Democratic campaign and the Democratic Party wants to energize and get historic turnout from voters of color being to make the case and have them understand how dangerous the fight that we are in. Now when it comes to this election is and let me tell. You. One thing that they could do immediately and easily house Democrats of the Democratic majority in Congress that voters of color voted for in the two thousand eighteen midterms need to end their vacation and immediately reconvene emergency hearings to look and talk about the efforts by the trump regime to sabotage the postal service, a postal service that many voters of color are going to be using. To get their ballots in also a postal service that is disproportionately made up a glance Latinos. Asian Americans, and if the Democrats, aren't willing to fight for that right now is it's happening this Oakland sabotage before our eyes how can we expect those same voters color to come out in those distort numbers that are necessary to vote and pull for the Democratic ticket that fight? Is happening right now it needs to begin right now I completely agree and I just want to say because you know it's a small world in the political world and the Joe. Biden campaign. They do have a pretty diverse staff they are free. Pierre is now the cheapest data commonly Harris Ashley who just left office is running strategic engagement for them Julie, Rodriguez of course. WHO's a senior adviser to come here? Of course, Simone Sanders met Iraj is the chief staffer, their digital operation, which is huge because a lot of the outreach they're going to be doing is all that matters what's actually I want to ask you you have taught me so much. Oh, so much about really everything in life specifically about voters we're talking about reaching these voters but something you said to me when I interviewed you for. My Book was there are very few people I've met who cannot turn into a voter. So while we're talking about engaging voters, we also have to figure out ways to engage people who have felt left out of the process and who as a result of a long history of brutal violence in this country. Don't feel welcome in civic engagement. How can we reach the people who are not voters and make them feel censored in the political process? You know I, think the I think the message matters even thinking about black voters. We're thinking about their Blackburn who are african-american, but we also have black immigrants. We have We have a first generation immigrants that are black people and that there are messages that I think we have to make sure that we're being inclusive that the campaign inclusive and making sure incorporate divorces the other thing and I think we are this around minute voters of color majority of them are younger voters young voters are not so interested in moved by just a candidate identity politics they want identity policies they want pollen that action center them and their commute and I think the third thing which for Nancy it was really round was suppressing. We cannot underestimate voter suppression Indian targeted towards Community College. Communities and we need to deal with this immediately around the service but and fast it's Edwards meal involving. We've got a challenge because it's one thing for us to say that invades magister both there's another thing for us to make sure we're protecting the and. Thing is around how we communicate people color communicate differently. Than our information radio is being in the lat next community and the black community always been in resources but rock radio to do the outreach to acne. I cannot agree more state representative? Ruth Buffalo I wanNA leave you with the last word. The Democrats are kicking off their convention tomorrow what is your message to them? The indigenous voices the first peoples of these lands their voices need to be front and center. So look forward to much-needed conversations in partnerships and collaborations with our indigenous people. We cannot leave our rural tribal communities behind They are the most disenfranchised communities that votes are being suppressed as we speak, and so we can't wait for somebody to save us we have to do it ourselves. Montague Dodds. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for that. We have to save ourselves..
"theresa kamara" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Michael Bloomberg is spending money like a front runner which means he's now getting treatment reports Kenny handle. It wasn't so bad. Welcome back panelists. Here Washington Post columnist. Eugene Robinson Danielle Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where you're Theresa Kamara President of voter Latino and NBC News White House correspondent we can today co anchor. Peter Alexander. Welcome to all of you. So Michael Bloomberg Maria Theresa. This is the ledge comments that Bloomberg this is from the Washington. Post look back on Bloomberg on women and I'm putting all this up here. Because it feels like pre trump this could have been disqualifying Democratic primary Quotes that have been attributed to him. If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains they go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale's referring to some lawsuits about discrimination lawsuits when Bloomberg saw certain women. He said expletive that in a second another anecdote when Bloomberg learned on April Nineteen ninety-five that garrison Somebody who worked for him was pregnant. According to her suit he allegedly said to her. Kill it. He has denied that he said those words. In a deposition Is this going to be damaging to him as he tries to become a mainstream democrat? This is where it's going to get tough. Who's going to show up for the American public? Is it going to be mayor Bloomberg or is it going to be Philanthropists Bloomberg and I say this because philanthrophy missed Bloomberg is the one that has invested heavily on electing women through? Emily's list has invested. Heavily through planned. Parenthood for women's choice has invested heavily on gun. Reform has invested heavily when it comes to basically every single issue that technically will expand the base in in a bigger tent mayor. Bloomberg when he talks about what's happened with with red lining when talks about stop and Frisk has been incredibly damaging some of those policies and so as he rolls out his his personal in his persona. He's going to have to be able to answer directly of what is happening. And who is going to show up gene? Does it take character off the table? it it. May I mean we did have an election in two thousand sixteen and Donald Trump did win it right after the access Hollywood tape after everything he won the election and so I think a water Democrats as they look toward this election. They're saying it's trump. It's going to be a knife fight Maybe we should look at the guy with the biggest knife right and and sixty sixty billion dollars knife. And that's Michael Bloomberg. I think that's why he's getting a look from from the Democratic Party. And I think that's that's why you know the things that definitely would have been disqualified just a few years ago May Not in of themselves be disqualified. We've yet to see him on a debate stage. I've yet to see them. Mix It up with your to see how we actually performs but we've seen a lot of ads and it's gotten him some numbers in the pulse. You know it's interesting amy. Klobuchar decided not to go to any of those places And that is her prerogative. Maybe she's GonNa do it at the debate. Maybe not she clearly wants them on the debate stage. That's for sure. I think she does because she recognizes that. She's going to come across US somehow. Genuine and together and he's going to come across as a thin skinned rich guy who bought his way into the democratic confident. He's going to be a bad debater. I worry let me put it this way. I you know I don't I don't he's not a personal friend of mine so I don't know how he is going to debate but one of the things that great wealth does to you. Is it insulates. You from the people you know one of the things that Donald Trump has going for him is you can say a lot of bad things about Donald Trump and we all have but he is actually a man of a certain group of people. A lot of people don't like those people but he is a man of the people. I don't think that Bloomberg is going to prove himself to be a man of the People Peter President though he's I think he's he respects only one thing in life. I think wealth I was GONNA say there is one thing that the president notices. And that's how much money from. The president likes to boast about all the money that he has. This guy has what sixty times more money than he has. Sixty billion dollars by some estimates here so I think that is the one thing that resonates with the president. We witnessed it this week where the president again attacked him referring to him as many Mike but Democrats watch the way the Bloomberg responded. I think we're impressed by that. A lot of Democrats appreciate it. Someone that fought back and use the same insults where he said stuff that's ugly and not pretty but at least they liked the fact that this guy's not going to back down from it. We'll see if that matters. I was in the Oval Office earlier this week and I said at the present. Who's the front runner is it? Yeah I think it's got to be Bernie right now. He said Wise Bernie surging and his eyes sparkled for a second. He wants to praise. Bernie sees something about Bernie and himself which is used an outsider anti establishment. He's got a movement. Obviously I think he'd like to run against Bernie Sanders Bloomberg. I think he has concerns about Teresa. Where's this'll headed? Grab the popcorn. I think the biggest challenge right now is with Bernie Sanders. I think the question is that he will grow that electoral base. That's Democrats desperately need to win. I think you'll bring in the young people but he hasn't yet but no he didn't know who he is. So far turnout went down not up. No but they actually been you. Actually saw in Iowa actually saw a constituency of the Latino vote and you actually saw constituency of young african-american boats actually outperform. That is where the new base is coming from the challenge. Though is that is going to turn off a lot of the moderate Republicans. Independents that Bloomberg will actually be able to Siphon mclovin. Sean people one those in Hampshire as well. Yes but I think the challenges that this is the challenge with both Putin and club. Hr is that coming into Nevada. They do not have a base Biden. Has a base worn has a base and Bernie has a base. Those are the three and so when you start talking about it. And they've been working for a long time and I have to say Elizabeth Warren's camp she brought in all the folks from Julia Castro's campaign but also the same people who made sure that Hillary one last time. John was the best organizing no matter early Saturday after Nevada get to South Carolina. You know it's dangerous to look past any prior fast Nevada. What happens in Nevada will affect what happens in South Carolina? But that's I certainly believe they do or die. Stay for Joe Biden. He has to do well there. Let's well he's got to wear Scott to surprised he didn't say Laurie. Yeah got to win and and there was a poll that showed nationally. Biden's African Americans support going down. That's the ballgame in South Carolina. Basically you have to do well so that South Carolina firewall if Bloomberg actually makes inroads there. I mean he's Bloomberg is not even running there and he's polling six percent Charlotte media market helps because he's advertising heavily North Carolina so if you see Biden go down. It'd be burning comes up or whatever I you know I think that would be a disaster for binding and I think it would be good for Bloomberg going into Super Tuesday and the problem is. We're still talking about this as if it's some sort of speed dating show and for me the big question that we don't talk about enough is what does the Democratic Party GonNA stand for. Is the Democratic Party? Going to be the party of we have to beat Donald Trump at all costs or is the Democratic Party which is what it has been for the loss to year what Bloomberg is essentially saying. Hey that's what I like a lot of words but you know what let's go to be the party of ideas and that's because that's what inspired this is where the challenges that you have historically Democrats that will vote for whoever is on the ballot right now because they are feeling nervous but we also know that that's not going to get them over the top unless they grow that base and that has to be a party of ideas in this is worth a lot of the Democrats are missing the opportunity. They keep talking about these big ideas but they're not landing it they have to give the vision of the day after. Donald Trump is after the day. Right after my inauguration and don't trump has gone. This is what we're GONNA do together. That's how they have to synthesize. It was a nice robust discussion. You and remember. Nbc News and MSNBC The networks at NBC. News we'll be hosting the next democratic debate Wednesday from Las Vegas. I'll be joined by my colleagues Lester and Halley Jackson Telemundo Vanessa. Ach and John Ralston the Nevada Independent. That's Wednesday at nine PM Eastern. Don't miss when we come back Bernie. Sanders is promising to expand the electric by getting young progressive about. How's he doing so far? That's next Ending the download time Bernie. Sanders may have eked out the most votes in Iowa New Hampshire. But if you look at the numbers more closely it shows a candidate hitting a ceiling for now rather than glide path to the nomination in both states sanders garnered almost the same percentage of the vote. Check this out. Twenty six point five and twenty five point six percent respectively compared with footage. Earning similar amounts as well now. Sanders can blame the large field of candidates. Donald Trump got thirty five percent of New Hampshire in two thousand sixteen and I similarly crowded field. Sanders often makes the case for enthusiasm. That is people are more fired up. And he's better able to bring new voters into the fold as a result. Well if you look at the combined percentages among the centrist candidates they do much better than the progressives earning fifty one percent of the vote. Nyla and fifty two percent in New Hampshire. Then there's turn-up Tuesday's.
"theresa kamara" Discussed on AM Joy
"You're not seeing it because it doesn't exist. The bullying works you know working. The refs works in New York. Times is obsessed may market itself as part of the resistance is obsessed obsessed with being right down the middle with this Ukraine story. A lot of people say well. This is just like you know. Two Thousand Sixteen and the present learned anything at some point. We have to ask a lot of journalist. I don't want to learn anything if they are entirely comfortable with this both sides false equivalency kind of access journalism and they are they like it and that's what they're going to go through for two thousand twenty so. I think they have learned. I think they realize their mistakes. They will not acknowledge them and they're perfectly willing to do it all over again yeah. I and I'm and I don't want to turn this into a Washington Post versus New York Times broadcast. I just want to say because we do have two good friends of the show they happened to both the Washington Post but I want to go to Jonathan the politics of this I want I want want to move now to the Democrats because the challenge Democrat Tab. I don't think we have the graphic yet but there's a new poll out from. NBC News Talks about the lack of of of confidence. If people haven't Donald Trump's leadership thirty six percent of those polled and we don't have to put up on the screen but I'm just going to read it to you thirty six percent have less confidence in trump's bill to lead the the exact same share have lower confidence in Joe Biden's ability to lead so those kind of narratives do ultimately kick in because people only remember the headlines and he's had a rough couple of weeks and there's another piece that's actually in the New York Times as did Wesley. Everybody should read it. It's got the is this your king. The line which is a win in itself and its young black voters are team to their parents and is this your king essentially saying the young voters young progressive voters and young black voters are we're trying to tell their grandparents and their parents. Joe Biden will would be hillary would be in the same position as Hillary Clinton given his long history and politics. He'd have the same problems isn't this story while it isn't true evidence that he could be Hillary. Clinton's probably the most easily of all the twenty year running nineteen even running nineteen look there there are there's one candidate has a narrative about their campaign and for Vice President Biden. It's been you know the gaffes that he he speaks he tells stories that aren't exactly right or true and so reporters get into this mentality and start reporting on everything that they view as as a gaffe and so what this Ukraine story does is is sort of adds one more thing to the scales of doubt that might be out there about the vice president and so so that's one. That's probably one explanation for that mirror minus thirty six percent. You're showing their lack of confidence from voters now when it comes to younger African Americans that's it's another story. That's that story there that you just showed Clinton of that not a lot of people have been talking about the reason why Vice President Biden doing so well as we all know is because he is doing very well has a lot of support among African American voters that when you dive into the numbers it's African American can voters above a certain age certainly above above fifty five and sixty years old but then when you look at the numbers of African Americans who were younger than that say the eighteen to thirty five his support is below fifty percent and then you brought up this this essence magazine survey a couple of weeks ago one of the more telling things in in that poll that survey of more than a several thousand black black a one thousand sixty eight black women is that black women eighteen to thirty five under fifty percent identified themselves themselves as Democrats or thought that the Democratic Party address their concerns that is a huge problem for the Democratic Party but it's also a huge problem for Vice President Biden and so when you take all of this perhaps the vice perhaps Vice President Biden it will be is that Hillary Clinton in of two thousand twenty but we're still a long way off and it whether he is that Hillary Clinton will depend on how he keeps reacting to what Republicans what president trump and what can these conservatives are doing to try to undermine his candidacy. If Vice President Biden keeps fighting. I'm back and folks in the press. Keep reporting on what he's saying. In terms of go look at what the president is doing that maybe can stave off what I think you probably think think an inevitability of him being the Hillary Clinton of two thousand twenty maybe and you know it is it is probably to his benefit. Jennifer Rubin that he is taking such a tough line even with the media going better work on them and saying don't ask me go ask Donald Trump but the but the difference between Joe Biden and pretty much everyone else except Senator Sanders is that he's got a very long history in public office to choose for Research From and the if the game is played in two thousand twenty the way it was played in two thousand sixteen than one might expect right that the the conduct of the Clarence Thomas hearings the crime bill. You just name a dozen things that could be I used by now. We know foreign governments who have an interest in our election could roll out the same way. The challenge at Biden has he's had other Senator Sanders. He's the only one with with that. The other candidates have less to grab unless to take so. I wonder how is that Biden is still seen as the safest candidate in the easiest and the most likely to win. I think this is a bogus line again started by the media. They think that the safest candidate is a white male because they are convinced that a few few states in the upper midwest who they don't understand also contain women also contain people of color that they are key therefore you have to go get a white male male. I think this is absolutely fallacious. I think frankly two thousand eighteen disprove this two thousand eight disprove this two thousand twelve disproved this frankly the Democratic Party would do much better in my view either with a woman or a person of color or perhaps both because they number one in have to appeal to those women in the suburbs who they captured in two thousand eighteen who by the way went out and voted for many women of color and secondly they have to to go get their base fired up and that's not go Pyden as far as I'm saying and we're inches Qamar to that very point Iowa uh which doesn't have a lot of black and Latino black and brown folk there. There are some by my sister was born. Iowa's don't come for Iowa completely. Elizabeth Warren is now ahead of Joe Biden. It's within in the margin of error but she is surging and I think it's important to know that while commonly Harris has sort of stayed at that same six percent there does seem to be a lot of residency to the idea of nominating a woman or person of color despite all the all the white dudes in there it does. I think that the fact that Elizabeth Warren is surging Iowa also speaks volumes but I also think that when you look at what may appear is doing what Kamala Harris is doing is they're kind of looking at Joe. Biden and they're like well is he. GonNa stay long enough in this race so they are going up the middle hoping to capture the imagination immagination of those voters that would normally vote for Joe Biden but I do think that what Jennifer is saying is true. The fact that we want to continue to make sure that we're catering and talking to she's suburban white women. They're the ones that came back for the Democrats and it was because of healthcare and family separation. Don't hear too much about that right now roy yeah and how do we expand the electoral electoral base. They're going to be twelve million young people that are unregistered since the last election of two thousand sixteen two thirds of young people of Color. Four million of them are African American. Four million million of them are Latino. How do we talk to them to increase that base and they're not necessarily in the states that we you know we traditionally think of as the Democratic Blue Wall in fact you actually see them in Georgia. You see them in. North Carolina see them in Arizona Arizona flipped in the two thousand eighteen election. No one's talking about that. That's a big deal and then you have two point five million unregistered Latino. You know you in Texas alone so they have to think about it differently. I think that a woman and a person of color would obviously I think really attracted imagination but Democrats really have to think. About how do you grow. Oh that base and absolutely I mean all of the first states very unrepresentative of the country but the third state which is also really pushed by older African American voters. The Biden encamped better know that if Elizabeth Warren can hang on to that lead and win in Iowa ask Hillary Clinton what happened in two thousand eight when when when Barack Obama did that when he won that state suddenly those voters in South Carolina those older African American voters say hey wait a minute that two white voters prefer that's who can win with them and a whole lot change Maria Theresa Kamara thank you Eric Bowler Jennifer and Jonathan will be back with us later in the show but thank you to all these great coming up a look at why impeachment might be the only way to stop. Donald trump that is next. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now as a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly it goes up as the voting populace goes down while speaking gathering of evangelical leaders in one thousand nine hundred eighty influential conservative activists. Paul Wiig made one thing clear. Republican leads aren't interested in democracy when it gets in the way of what they actually care about power. It's also important to note the Heritage Foundation that Co founded is still the force for Republican Presidents Picking far-right judges for the Federal Bench including the Supreme Court. It's clear that why riches far right political philosophy remains at the heart of Republican politics so as Democrats consider whether or not to impeach Donald Trump they must I understand exactly what they're dealing with on the other side of the aisle joining me now to explain Blaine is Nancy McLean. WHO's the author of democracy in chains and somebody that is brilliant on this Nancy. Thank you for being here. Your Book. I think is a must read your interview. Do I interviewed you from my book as well and can you just talk a little bit about the origins of what we now consider to be the right not just Paul why rick but the whole fool gamut yeah thank you joy. It's a great pleasure to be with you. this right that we're seeing today is the fruit of decades of of intensive investments. there are many dimensions to this right many different wings of it but the part that is key for us to focus on now is the part that's been lost sight of in the trump era and that is the coke network we would not have donald trump in the White House today had it not been for the mobilizations of the Coke Network and had it not. I've been for the way the Coke Network essentially decided in about the late nineteen nineties to turn the Republican Party into a delivery vehicle for its radical right agenda. They did this with a very sophisticated set of organizations also with a kind of pincers move focused on republican elected candidates any Republican who didn't toe the line all those moderate. Republicans got targets on their back if they refuse to support the fossil fuel industry mystery agenda and other things that the coke network has deemed to be crucial so what we're seeing now is a party that still has the name of the Republican party still seems like a major party but it's actually been all but inhabited and hollowed out and retooled by this coq donor network in quite frightening way we have never seen anything like this before in our history and it's something that we really need to get a handle on this. Despite the fact of the coke brothers themselves I should note did not support Donald Trump offer for reelection for election in two thousand sixteen themselves personally but you you touched on something that I did want to ask you more about because the way that Americans tend to think about the right now is that it's very much focused on religion and abortion and particularly the their determination to take over this the courts but you write about the extent to a witch even that faction of the right is mainly concerned about oil about the wealthy and about keeping resources. This is out of the hands of people who are not rich. He talk a little bit about that. Yeah I think we need to be paying much more attention to the work of Americans for prosperity for example the coke's main ground game it is true that the cokes didn't support Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen but what they did do was make the Republican field the rest of the Republican field so so toxic to the the Republican base by.
"theresa kamara" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"They had free weeks warning that you were coming, the people working on site had all of them had a minimum of a week's knowledge that you were coming. So there's reason to believe that they dressed the place up as best they could that three weeks ago. It could've looked much worse. Even that's exactly right. Some of the children told us that during the days we were there last week. They were allowed to make their first phone calls during the days. We were there last week, they got their first shower. They got their first toothbrush. They got a chance to go outside for the first time I spoke with many children, who had not been outside once during their detention at Clint and the three children who I spoke with who reported outdoor opportunities told me that they couldn't bear to bring themselves to play because they were trying to conserve their energy to stay alive. Nearly every child. I spoke with reported that they were hungry, because children are given the same ration of food on the same size trae, regardless of if they are one years old, or seventeen years old, or teenage mother whose breastfeeding, and has higher caloric needs funky very much for joining us. Please come back with more reporting on what you find. They're really appreciate. Thank you very much. When we come back, Maria Theresa Kamar will join us along with the director of a refugee and immigrant center in Texas. Oren Binford is another one of the lawyers who toward the border patrol facility holding immigrant. Children in Clint, Texas. She told the New Yorker, quote there are there were children at this facility, who came across with parents, and we're separated from parents. There were other children at the facility who came across with other adult family members. We met almost no children who came across unaccompanied, the United States is taking children away from their family unit and reclassifying them as unaccompanied children. But they were not unaccompanied children. And some of them were separated from their parents journey. Our discussion now is Jonathan Ryan. He's executive director for the refugee and immigrant center for education and legal services in Texas. Also joining us Maria Theresa, Kamara, the president and CEO of voter Latino, an MSNBC contributor and Maria tracer. I just wanted to get your reaction to what you just heard in the previous segment from a lawyer, who's actually been there. There. And visited with the children last week. It is clear that cruelty is the point of this policy by the president, and it is clear that when he pledged and family separation last year, almost to the day Lawrence, he has done the quite the opposite. He's basically done a switcheroo with the American people. The American people came out in massive recall, thou-, tens of thousands of people came out and marched against family separation. The president claimed to have listened. He's claimed to stop the policy. And instead, what we're finding is not just hundreds, but possibly thousands of kids that continued to be separated. And the only reason is to ensure that they are treated as animals. They're treated in dignified manner in a country that has set and created the asylum for the rest of the world. And this is beneath us. And unless we make sure that he is held accountable and the people that are carrying out his orders are held accountable. This will be the beginning, and we have to make sure that we hold strong, and that we do not forget, these children, but more importantly, that these children know that we are fighting for them. Jonathan one of the challenges is getting information out there. You do that on a regular basis through social media in other ways, and I'm grateful for what you've been delivering to us, but getting that first hand report from actually inside the facility from one of the lawyers is, I think the most important sourcing we have because we're at the point now where lawyers are just about the only people who get in there and they're lucky when they do actually Lawrence, because, for example, these lawyers were allowed or able to get into this facility. Thanks to the floor is settlement this law. That's been discussed now that we know that the administration is bent on getting rid of, it's simply thanks to that law that they have the ability to go in and to inspect these facilities where children are kept. And it's also only thanks to that law that organizations like mine, like racists is able to.
"theresa kamara" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"A little hiccup. That's what Nevada Republican Senator dean Heller call Dr. Christine blassie Ford's accusation of sexual assault against Brad Kavanagh a little hiccup. He said that in the conference call with Nevada Republicans yesterday and the short them that the Republicans in the Senate would quickly put that little hiccup behind them and confirm Brett Cavanaugh. What he left unsaid was his belief that none of the Republicans in the Senate care about what Dr Ford might say in her testimony, he believes their minds are made up having been caught saying what he really thinks today, dean Heller issued a written statement that you believe at your own risk. I do not believe sexual assault allegations of any kind are a hiccup. I think it's important for Dr forward to have the opportunity to share her story with judiciary committee in public or private. Should she choose to do? So the president's campaigning at this hour, four dean Heller in his reelection campaign in vodka, which is now polling in a statistical tie with democratic challenger, Jackie Rosen the Senate office buildings. Today, we're flooded with protesters visiting Republican Senate offices, including Chuck Grassley in the office of Susan Collins who claims to be undecided in her confirmation vote fifty, six protesters were arrested by capitol police today. Joining discussion now, Maria Theresa Kamara the president and CEO of voter, Latino, NBC, contributor, Christine Lucious former staff director of the Senate Judiciary committee and democratic staff is also with us, Christine. I wanna get your reaction to the strategic negotiations going on here. There's a report indicating that the Republicans would like to hire a woman lawyer to act as a counsel in the hearing and ask the questions and save all those Republican men from embarrassing themselves. There's also a report indicating that the Democrats on the committee intend to rely on their women members of the committee, Amy club, shar camera Harris to for them to focus the. The questions from the democratic side of how important do you think this part of the negotiation is. Well, I think this this part of the negotiation to me is strange. You know, I worked on the committee for more than fourteen years, never have. I seen an outside counsel question witnesses before the Senate Judiciary committee. I think that's just an attempt for Republican members to cover up the fact that they have no women on their side of the aisle on the committee. But what I think you're seeing today is that clearly Dr Ford is working here in good faith. She wants to testify before the committee, but on the Republican side, they're facing a decency test and so far they're failing it. They are not treating her with the respect she deserves. She's certainly is reasonable for her to want to understand what she'd be walking into next week when she comes to testify. And I just think that this additional piece of the notion that they would have an outside counsel question just shows that they are embarrassed that there's no gender diversity on their side of the aisle. On the committee, Maria Theresa. The halls of the Senate offices were filled with protesters today, and I want to get Christine's reaction to this too, but I can tell you for my experience working in those offices, senators are very much frayed on those kinds of days and they are trying to duck those protesters, and they are just hoping it all goes away. And this looks like a pretty spontaneous wave of protests that has taken over those buildings and LARs. It's not gonna stop the fact that they are basically going after a survivor saying coming four, and she's asking to basically bring in her story and they're trying to block or by pre in a female buffer is not going to help their case and the Republicans just can't help themselves. I mean, if you recall when Justice Sotomayor was before them when they started basically picking at her just calling her a wise Latina because they seem that she seemed to toughen too bold for them. You can only imagine that they're trying to save themselves. When it comes to actually cross examining Dr Ford and the wave of activism is not going to let go in the day. If you can recall, this is all stemming from the election of the president himself, right after inauguration..
"theresa kamara" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"More on the president who has decided to put kids in cages next with maria theresa kamath on the day when the united nations high commissioner for human rights said that the united states is violating the human rights of children on the southern border the attorney general said this if only not node separate children but i do think it's clear if legitimate to warn people who've come to the country unlawfully bringing children with them that they are can't expect that they'll always be kept together joining our discussion maria theresa kamara president and ceo of votto latino on msnbc contributor and maria theresa the first point that i want to make here and please feel free to make any point you want is that this is a new policy this is not forced on the trump administration by law there is no law that has to be changed to change this policy this is a choice of donald trump and jeff sessions that's exactly right and this was actually an idea that secretary that chiefofstaff secretary kelly when he was homeland security secretary i floated it was to do so the aclu media went into play saying that that was going to be unlawful and what the un did today was basically marking what the united states is doing is violating the rights of children on may seventh jeff sessions stood before the american people and decided that he was going to separate parents from children because he felt that it was a way to deter people from coming to the border and what are my fellow americans to understand are the children and the families that are coming right now on the border they're not normal immigrants they're actually refugees most of them are fleeing violence there and they're feely fleeing extreme poverty and that they are traversing three to four countries to get to the border and by law we are supposed to be able to process them when they are seeking asylum under this new policy that is not happening instead what they are saying the apartment of homeland security is processing them as criminals and separating their parents from families under that auspices but it's actually contrary to precedent is contrary to the law ra truce was the when the president has tweeted about this he has of course blamed democrats who have absolutely nothing.
"theresa kamara" Discussed on Bodega Boys
"I say this is a that he was saying he cares cash on him and he was like rocky that thing ali just a case and he looked at me through the rear view of like sir about i'm not gonna have a you on an hour ride the brooklyn a rob you fair play your rubber meets frank liles real let's be real and honestly like every this never fail be any time i took any type a cab hoover whatever back into the bronx because like uh the cav like i mean have have ran out america i mentioned actually each asked me to pay in advance i saw like you only metal capsules i've a meter though not guy in olives they're like oh i thirty dollars paid out now on my go to his a tip i'm gonna run out there should as soon as you park his my tip i'll give it our money so circle movie wayne at the end when my boys maybe reverse out okay so this'll be should be my escape i saying i remember the escape route did you evidence keep route the do you mind bula gum off this yellow cab them doubin and i'm written down the certain though that the way you take the cab to eat or projects run out and then there's like 1141 is like a loop to gain into in so was against luke delay boxed it you will out what they know that and also precincts right there the cops the voice of reason like they work but they don't worry war over x they might wash it and figure out a fast for your last hour lahser cabot off hand shit sucks view mike i should like to come home and they go back soccer each other right yeah so i do i tell the spoken bitch of i come home and the potholes now the table my gosh hsianglan are you going to feel the full conoco the frank it colmey freedom me frankie knuckles for non eight mike you still smacking theresa kamara told yalies among added that my sister who money take it easy about italian i know she's a kind of a bitch sometimes you number two practice time of the you gotta get he's got to give it up anyway let's cracks in bratsk us.