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American Universities' Disturbing Connections to Nazi Germany
"Universities and colleges doing the same thing all over again. For instance chapter The Third Reich has a long history of atomizing Nazism. Harvard University and the Hitler Regime 1933 to 7 chapter 3 complicity and conflict Columbia University's response to fascism 1937 is very sympathetic to it. Chapter for the Seven sisters colleges in the Third Reich promoting fellowship through student exchange. Chapter 5 a respectful hearing for Nazi Germany's apologists the University of Virginia Institute of Public Affairs roundtables from 1933 to 1941. Chapter Nazi 6 nests German departments and American universities 1933 to 1941 just as we have islamo nazi hamasa and other rats nests throughout a university and college system. and in this book Hitler's American friends American universities did little to curtail the influence of pro -German speakers on campus during the obviously Third Reich. Throughout the decade German exchange students whom were Nazi party members and were likely operating as propaganda agents and other speakers were given mostly unchallenged platforms on university campuses. You see that now with the mass network in the islamo nazis. American universities therefore offer the German government a remarkable level of establishment legitimacy in the United States. Even after the violently anti -semitic nature of the regime had become clear. Just as Hitler's corporate friends had showed little reluctance doing business with the Third Reich his friends in academia maintained their own relationship with Hitler's regime. Both the Nazis and the US government were aware of the propaganda potential provided by American universities. Testifying before the DICE committee John C. Metcalfe argued that the German government had a particular interest in American students. He said the purpose of the exchange students on universities has long been to foster goodwill and peace among the nations resulting greater understanding. But this worthwhile aim has been neglected in the exchange of German students for American. Now American students are being indoctrinated with the aims of fascism in Germany both abroad and at home to the detriment of democratic institutions in America. Some of this rhetoric served as the intellectual precursor in the 1950s, they write, but John McCarthy, but they also say some of it, was legitimate. The Nazis did indeed benefit from a dedicated propaganda network within the American academic establishment. Around the country students and faculty alike increasingly became embroiled in unfolding international tensions as the 1930s progressed. Most often it was the vocally anti -Nazi professors, some of whom were themselves Jewish refugees from Nazi oppression who faced the brunt of administrative repression just as professors Jewish and Gentile professors who speak out now are silenced or threatened
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"Only at participating dealers while supplies last. Michael and Sons heating tune up for only $100. Here's Bob Imler in the WTOP traffic center. A pretty quiet night around the region for the most part around the Beltway in Maryland and Virginia. Traffic continues to run well. Southbound 301 after 197 believe they got that crash out of the roadway or at least to the point where there's no delay and 50 out of the Bay Bridge also pretty freely no delay there on 95 Baltimore Washington Parkway at 270. Everything continues to well run on each tonight so really all the majors around the region are doing quite well. Meantime in still Virginia working on the crash south the point of rocks on Route 15. It is south of Cherry Tree Lane and still working on that getting by alternating one direction at a time. Now there is a work zone on 66. It is westbound after the Roslind Tunnel. You get by single file to the left but now without delay. Beyond the beltway all is quiet on 66 and on both 395 and 95 for now things are running pretty well. They may have some road work setting up later on tonight on 95 as they've been doing in recent months. Sometimes they do set up there at night but for now no work zones are in place as
A highlight from Is Solana The Next Ethereum Killer
"Can a Solana overtake Ethereum? We're seeing a lot of metrics that have a lot of people, their heads are spinning. They're surprised. They don't know what's happening. They don't know why Solana keeps continuing to pump, or we're seeing a lot of positive numbers. We're seeing active users skyrocketing. And also we're getting listed on Perpetual's futures on a very major exchange. You're going to want to check this out. This is Discover Crypto. Thank you for joining everybody. Welcome back, Rodney. We're talking about some altcoins. And now we're not going to talk about ranked 8 ,000 meme coins. Is that okay? We're talking about Solana. I guess we could talk about... Everybody's talking about Grok, I thought. That's right. Grok. Well, yeah. It was like, what? Maybe a top 200 at this point. Hit $186 million market cap. I just saw Kyle Chasse tweet, or Chasse tweet. He's like, I bought the top. Ah. You know, so it happened. As they do. Did you get in on Grok, Rodney? I did not get in on Grok. I faded Grok at 20 million. Sorry. Excuse me for not buying a meme coin. You know. It went up to 150, right? So you missed out on about a seven and a half X. It's still sending, yeah. All right. So you're only missing out on a 10X so far. So far, it's a 10X. But Rodney, you just got in last night, correct? Yes, sir. Yeah. How was that? How was it flying into the Atlanta airport? I heard it's... My fiance, she has Follow Atlanta now, and they're shutting down the whole airport. Apparently, it's like, you know, entire hallways are like two foot wide. What was your experience? Well, I actually drove here from Charlottesville, Virginia, so it was an eight hour drive, but very nice. Got to listen to Joe Rogge on the way here. Some of my favorite cryptocurrency channels. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, speaking of cryptocurrency, let's just get right into the stories here, folks. We are going to talk about Solana in a bit, but first, let's look at the crypto market. We have Bitcoin down about 1%. Let me go ahead and hit refresh just in case we're getting a little bit fresher. All right. Bitcoin down 1%. But Ethereum is up about 2 % right now, XRP down 2 .5%. Solana is cooling off, folks. Solana is almost down to 5 % along with Cardano, but both of them had a positive week. Solana just had a 10 times better week than Cardano there, 38 % to a 3 .8 % pump there. So if you're holding Solana over Cardano, you're feeling pretty good. If you're holding both, you're wondering, you're looking at your Cardano bag, poking it with the stick, like the meme, come on, do something, do something. It'll happen eventually, folks. Just trust me. Then we have Chainlink down to 5 .5 % as well, but Matic is up. But we look, look at Celestia, Tia, Tia is up. We were talking about Tia, Tia is up 25%, 125 % for the week. Now, TJ, did you see any Tia actually, you saw Celestia? I mean, I know it's Drew's wife's name, so he's been big on it, but he actually, I think was talking about Celestia. Yeah, we did a short on it a while back. We noticed it when it very first popped out. Obviously it's strong in some of the Asian markets, a competitor, so to speak, coming out of nowhere. We're seeing, we're moving up very quickly through the top 100. I think it's ranked 65, 68, something like that right now. I mean, it was under 100 a week or two ago when we first covered it. Definitely something to keep an eye on. And this is something that's important that I wanted to mention on today's stream. As we're getting into a new bull market, there's a lot of different ways to look at different altcoins and value different things. When you're building out your portfolio, there's something to be said for projects that have been around for a little while that you know are going to perform into the bull market. Again, we've looked at them a lot. They're in the top 20s, top 50s, the Maddox, the Mutables, the avalanches, the Solanas, kind of the big performers of the last cycle. However, the ones that tend to have the most explosive gains can be the things that are launching around this time, the newer things. It'll be interesting to see if that trend proves through in this cycle. But Tia, Celestia would be one of those ones that it looked like tech had been around for a while, the team had been around for a while, and they were waiting for the right time to launch to really capture attention in this bull market. So watching how those perform over the next few months, I do think is going to be key. We're going to be doing a deep dive on Celestia coming up in the next week or so. I have some of that going into the works. But watching layer ones, layer twos in the narratives, obviously, in this cycle, I think is going to be a good strategy if you're looking to make those gains. All right. But speaking of gains, we also have the other side of the coin, and that's the losses, folks. The biggest loser is Rollbit for the day, down 10 percent and then Kronos. But if you look at the week here, the biggest loser is Trust Wallet and then followed by XRP. Oh, no. XRP was the number two loser for the week, folks. So it's just interesting to see a top five coin be one of the biggest losers right there. Nio, Nio as well. Nio is down now. Nio is on a video I'm working on right now, the top five coins out of Asia, everybody. And Nio is one of the five. So that might be one. All right. I'll be joining in in a second here. But I think it's time for us to talk a little Solana here. Now, Rodney, what are your broad thoughts on Solana as a sign in real quick? Yeah, well, I think that could be one of the bigger comeback stories of this next run, because really the reason why it dumped down so much, because look at everything dumped during the bear market. But the reason why it dumped down significantly was the negative association it had with Almeida Research, Sam Beckman Fried and stuff like that. But now that we're putting all that stuff behind us, it's probably going to recover. I mean, beside what the occasional network outage is, it's actually a pretty solid project. So a lot of people bought that dip understanding that the reason why it was down wasn't because of function. It was because of the negative publicity. Just like Elon Musk going on Joe Rogan's show, smoking some, you know, green and then dumping Tesla stock. Yeah, I always talk about that podcast. I saw that podcast and I remember thinking, oh, wow, this guy is incredibly bright. I would want to own Tesla stock. A lot of people say, oh, yeah, let's dump it. Well, Solana is overtaking Ethereum by active users after a 70 % spike. Everybody let's look at some of the numbers here. So this is according to Arnimix, they had 356 ,000 unique users on Saturday beating Ethereum's 330 ,000. So beat them by 26 ,000 right there. The milestone was driven by a sharp uptick with the network hosting only 200 ,000 just one week ago, less than a week ago. So it was $100 ,000 less. For comparison, ETH consistently holds around 300 to 350 with two brief spikes above 400k in a surge of more than 1 million wallets. But the price of Solana has plummeted. Is it still more than 96 % from 2021 high of 250 bucks? Does that sound right? I don't know about 96%. Yeah, no, no, that's not right. At one point, at one point when it fell to $10 in January, active addresses on the network shrank 85 % from over a million, 1 .28 to around 200 ,000 this September, according to the block. But Solana refused to stay down and now it is up 145 % just in the past four weeks. So everyone holding on to the profit feel good. And then some analysts have been quick to pronounce that Solana has flipped Ethereum by active users due to the recent uptick. However, the ecosystem has expanded beyond its base layer with the majority of ETH activity now taking place on layer two. So Solana may surpass Ethereum, but there's a giant asterisk because if you want to incorporate little activity, two well, Ethereum, the EVM as a whole greatly surpasses Solana there. But TJ, what do you think about Solana ever surpassing Ethereum as far as, you know, being the number one chain? What odds would you, would you put it less than 5%, less than 1 %? No, I think what you just said really matters there by what metric, right? You know, so you've got transactions, you've got daily active users, you've got a market cap, you've got volume, you know, there's so many different metrics to measure a chain by. So I could see it passing it in transactions one day. That's what it's designed for, right? If you get some good, if you get some good games running on it, you could see it hit higher active users, higher transaction or, you know, but volume, probably not, you know, like DeFi is going to most likely live on Ethereum for the foreseeable future. We talked about that a little bit last week. The ecosystem really matters there. And so I think what we're seeing right now in price gains in the short term, sure, it could, it could outperform there. And I think part of what we should talk about here today is why we saw all that price movement happening over the weekend. And I think, I think you've got my screen here, BJ, you can pull it in here, but some of the factors that came up on this article on Cointelegraph, why Solana Price woke up this week, it really has to do with, you know, obviously FTX getting reopened back up. A lot of people thinking there's less likely for Alameda and what's held on the FTX balance sheet, less likely to dump.
Fresh "Virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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Monitor Show 14:00 11-13-2023 14:00
"Interactive brokers' clients earn up to 4 .83 % on their uninvested, instantly available USD cash balances. Rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. It's going to be gone soon. And yes, Cinnamon Toast. No flip flops. Crunch. No flip flops. Jeannie Shansano and Rick Davis. God, it's only Monday. We've got a lot to cover this week. Hour two of sound on starts right now. Bloomberg Sound On. Politics, policy, and perspective. From DC's top names. The Rosh Hashanah Caucus is at war with itself. Members of Congress would have a press conference every day if somebody would cover them. There is bipartisan support for Israel. This is one of the big ones. We only see once every decade or two decades in the Middle East. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew and Kaylee Lyons on Bloomberg Radio. Tim Scott is out of the race, but will it matter for anyone else? Welcome to hour two of Sound On as the senator from South Carolina ends his campaign for president over the weekend, leaving us to wonder where his money will go and his supporters, for that matter, even as polling shows Donald Trump holding a commanding lead over the field. We'll talk about it in just a moment with Kyle Kondik of Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. What they must be talking about there today. It will soon be.
Fresh "Virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Of Cherry Tree Lane there is a crash and at times traffic is stopped at other times getting by under police direction alternating one direction at a time around the beltway in Maryland and Virginia though things are pretty quiet not a lot going on yet no work zones are set up on 66 either inside or outside the beltway a bit early for that and right now running well from Arlington out to Strasburg in fact 395 and 95 each in great shape Things are running pretty well on the Maryland side as well on 95 in the Baltimore Washington Parkway no incidents or delays to report On 270 all is quiet both ways and Route 80 is still closed the for accident investigation east of Route 75 that's been going on for a couple of hours now on 50 out of the Bay Traffic continues to run well in the district on I -295 northbound before certain Parkway may have an incident there Traffic slow in that one spot for reasons not quite clear possibly some sort of crash or something else in on the roadway the there Bob and WTLP traffic okay Bob we're going to 7 news first alert meteorologist Steve Ruden cool temperatures For the remainder of the evening and into the overnight lows will drop into the 20s by early tomorrow morning a beautiful sunrise with
Monitor Show 19:00 11-12-2023 19:00
"Financial advisors, are you looking to add or switch custodians? Are you going independent? Interactive Brokers provides lowest cost trading and turnkey custody solutions for all size firms. Trade globally from a single integrated master account with no ticket charges, no custody fees, no minimums, and no tech platform or reporting fees. Plus, IBKR has no advisory team or prop trading group to compete with you for your clients. Switch to the custody solutions that work for you at IBKR .com slash RIA. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. The group Doctors Without Borders claims Israeli forces shot at people fleeing a hospital in Gaza City. The organization urgently called on Israel's military to stop the attacks, which it says was witnessed Saturday by staff members at Al -Shifa Hospital. The group claimed the shelling also killed several people inside the large complex. The Israeli military denied targeting the facility and said its forces are fighting Hamas militants nearby. It also said people are being allowed to leave the hospital safely. New York's Columbia University is barring two pro -Palestinian student groups from holding campus activities for the rest of the fall semester. According to university officials, the groups Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace have continued to violate policies for holding campus events despite being warned, including one held on Thursday. Now the two groups are not eligible to get university funding for the remainder of the semester. The Jewish Voice for Peace group released a statement yesterday saying that they find this an appalling act of censorship and intimidation by the administration. President Biden is paying tribute to America's veterans speaking at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He said as a nation, we owe veterans a debt not only for their past active service, but every day after that.
Fresh "Virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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Monitor Show 16:00 11-11-2023 16:00
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Fresh "Virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Plans with this year's COVID -19 and flu vaccines from the Virginia Department of Health Dave Doldine WTOP traffic let's go to Jordan Evans in the 70s first alert weather center clear skies this evening temperatures cooling off down to by freezing 10 o 'clock in upper 20s early tomorrow rebound highs on your Thursday up to 55 degrees partly cloudy skies and light winds so much better for your Thursday we will stay dry however Friday we're still in the 50s but showers will move in during the afternoon and evening Saturday cloudy skies with a few showers but the warmer temperatures were in the low 60s for Saturday afternoon Sunday it's down to 57 then Monday 56 degrees I'm 7 news meteorologist Jordan Evans and the first alert weather center we have 38 degrees at National the Mall 33 now in Fairfax 35 in College Park 630 you're listening to Washington's WTOP news traffic and weather station the WTOP producers desk is wired
Monitor Show 15:00 11-11-2023 15:00
"Financial advisors, are you looking to add or switch custodians? Are you going independent? Interactive Brokers provides lowest cost trading and turnkey custody solutions for all size firms. Trade globally from a single integrated master account with no ticket charges, no custody fees, no minimums, and no tech platform or reporting fees. Plus, IBKR has no advisory team or prop trading group to compete with you for your clients. Switch to the custody solutions that work for you at ibkr .com slash ria. Protesters in the US and around the world are calling for a cease fire in Gaza. Police in London report more than 80 arrests after street clashes today with pro -palestinian demonstrators. Trains in New York's Grand Central Station came to a halt last night after the terminal was shut down by police amid thousands flooding the streets demanding a cease fire. On this Veterans Day, President Biden is paying tribute to America's vets taking part in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and delivering remarks to a crowd of thousands of veterans and their families. The United States is coming close to another potential government shutdown. Jim Forbes has the latest. Congress needs to pass legislation to fund the government by November 17th. Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson has yet to lay out his plans for a short -term spending plan to avoid a shutdown. It will be a huge test for Johnson whose predecessor, Kevin McCarthy, was removed as speaker by conservatives for relying on Democratic votes to pass a funding bill in September. On Thursday, Johnson pulled two annual spending bills from the floor due to ongoing divisions among Republicans. In the Senate, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has taken initial steps to allow the chamber to move forward with its own short -term spending bill. I'm Jim Forbes.
Monitor Show 14:00 11-11-2023 14:00
"Interactive Brokers pays up to 4 .83 % on instantly available USD cash balances in your brokerage account. How much interest can your broker pay? Interactive Brokers' conservative and prudent risk management uniquely positions them to pay up to 4 .83 % on uninvested, instantly available USD cash balances in your brokerage account. The best informed investors choose Interactive Brokers. Rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Joe Biden is paying tribute to America's veterans. The president took part in a wreath -laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia today and delivered remarks to a crowd of several thousand veterans and their families. As New York City holds its annual Veterans Day Parade, the 104th annual parade honoring Americans who've served the country in conflicts around the world. French President Emmanuel Macron is warning Israel must stop bombing Gaza and killing civilians. In a BBC interview, Macron says there was no legitimacy for the bombing and that a ceasefire would only benefit Israel. Macron says babies, ladies and old people were being bombed and killed and there's no reason for it. While the head of the social platform X, Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, says in an interview the Israeli military's aggressive response to the Hamas attack would lead people to rally for the Palestinian cause and warns the IDF's response will likely backfire on Israel and could create more members of Hamas. Musk recommends conspicuous acts of kindness from Israel as a way to ease the conflict. The U .S. Department of Education is preparing to send out secret shoppers to student loan providers. Brad Siegel explains.
Monitor Show 13:00 11-11-2023 13:00
"Financial advisors, are you looking to add or switch custodians? Are you going independent? Interactive Brokers provides lowest cost trading and turnkey custody solutions for all size firms. Trade globally from a single integrated master account with no ticket charges, no custody fees, no minimums, and no tech platform or reporting fees. Plus, IBKR has no advisory team or prop trading group to compete with you for your clients. Switch to the custody solutions that work for you at IBKR .com slash RIA. 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is paying tribute to America's veterans. The president took part in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia today and delivered remarks to a crowd of several thousand vets and their families. As New York City holds its annual Veterans Day parade, huge crowds gathered for the 104th annual parade to honor Americans who've served the country in conflicts around the world. Trains are running again in New York's Grand Central Station after the terminal was shut down last night by pro -Palestinian demonstrations. Hundreds of protesters gathered prompting authorities to limit access and then lock down the station. As the Rockefeller Center Holiday Tree has now arrived in the city, Jacqueline Carl's in New York. Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop The 80 foot tall Norway Spruce was cut down from Vestal, New York Wednesday morning. The traditional 80 year old 12 ton Norway Spruce made a roughly 200 mile journey to be the star of New York's holiday season. The tree's decorations include five miles worth of more than 50 ,000 LED lights and is topped with a 9 foot 900 pound Swarovski This morning will be on Wednesday, November 29th.
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Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Sean Davis CEO and co -founder of The Federalist. Sean I'm tired of losing. I'm sick of losing. I'm a big football fan. It's my weakness. I know I get a lot of hate mail for it. Oh it's woke. I don't care and one of the things about football is if you lose you get fired. At the RNC though if you lose you remain. Explain this to me Sean. I don't know it seems like that's almost a fact of politics anymore. Is it the watching these debates for example. Why on earth are people who hate us and hate people who read us and follow us and hate what we believe. Why are we letting them run these debates and attack our people. It would almost be like giving the Yankees front office the ability to interview anyone who's going to go and play for the Red Sox or like letting the Redskins and I still call them the Redskins and I always will. Letting the Redskins coach like pick who's going to play for the Cowboys. It's so dumb and yet we seem to do it debate after debate and year after year and I simply don't understand it at all. Yeah and so I want to play a piece of tape here. So Ronna McRomney was asked about her involvement in Virginia and it's always deflection. It's blaming other side and Larry O 'Connor who's a total superstar. I really like Larry. He's been in the movement for quite some time. He's so calmly and beautifully asked this question was like hey why wasn't the RNC more involved. His reaction afterwards is just epic. So let's play this piece of tape here. It's always somebody else's fault. It's never the national party's fault. Play cut 155. You don't let people lie about you and let it not let it go unanswered. Let it go unanswered and our candidates have got to do this. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. You can go and say this is where I stand. The Democrats are lying and now let's talk about crime, schools, border, fentanyl, and national security. I just want to clarify one quick thing though. The RNC had no involvement in these elections in Virginia per Governor Youngkin's request. We not well we were told in the summer they didn't need us that they had all the money and they were good. So now we've learned that the Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson says that he asked the RNC to match the Democrats with one million dollars of a late cash infusion into the state. The RNC the only excuse they have is they can't raise money but that was supposed to be an thing. honest She said well we have no money but you're not raising any money because donors don't trust you the grassroots don't trust you. Sean help me understand. Yeah you've got two jobs as a as a party leader. You raise money and you set up state -by -state infrastructure so that the party can succeed which means by the way getting out to vote and setting up get out to vote infrastructure. So your your job is to supposed to raise a truckload of money and you're supposed to set up everything so that we can match the other side match the Democrats and how they get out the vote how they do ballot chase and all that. I've seen like I don't pay attention all that much to the fundraising so I won't I won't comment on that but it's been almost four years since a completely absurd election in 2020 when the Democrats just ran circles around us in in their absentee ballot chase their mail -in chase. I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence and that in states where we really need to win like Arizona and Georgia that either the state party or the national party is doing much of anything to make sure the Dems don't run in 2024 the exact same playbook they ran against us in 2020. So I'm I'm honestly kind of befuddled I feel like I'm watching office space watching the Bob's interview the employees and thinking what would you say you do here because I can't figure it out. So moving forward here Sean let's emphasize on the NBC news thing so we're after a very disappointing night and then Lester Holt and Welker are cross -examining our candidates just I want just the most objective way you could look at it what candidate do you think separated themselves from the other and who do you think missed an opportunity at that debate? Oh I thought Hveke was awesome I love how he came right out of the gate and trashed the moderators and basically said you're a whole bunch of Russian collusion hoaxers like who do you think you are that's how you handle these moderators and and I think Newt Gingrich was the one who who provided a perfect model for this he did it in during the 2012 primary where every time he got a question in one of these debates from a total left -wing hack masquerading as a journalist he just took him to town so you know your premise is garbage you're full of crap I think you're liars and here's what I'm going to talk about instead of the uh was fantastic um it's hard for me to say who the loser was in these because they kind of feel like loser debates to me and in the first place it's like watching the kids table so um I think the whole debate thing in it in and of itself we need to have a discussion about um but but I thought Hveke and the way he handled the moderators was great and I wish every single Republican from now until forever would treat these hack propagandists the exact same way. So I totally agree and I'll just say this you know Ron DeSantis received the first question and he gave his kind of typical and by the way he's the best governor in America I want everyone to be very clear I get hate mail when I say that Ron DeSantis remains the best governor in America he's not a good presidential candidate he's running a poor campaign it's the brutal honest truth and it's hard to watch he gives this fine answer you know I'm Ron DeSantis and people can't pay for gas and bah bah bye feel your pain yeah whatever Ron how awesome you were just you it was like a t -ball you could have went right after NBC news you could have just used them as the villain and the vague kind of picked up you know the trillion dollar bill that was laying right there and he called for Rana's resignation on top of it it was Rana's resignation the RNC is a bunch of losers we have a culture of losing and NBC news you guys are the complete worst and he got the headlines honestly he got the headlines across the head you know across the board and people really appreciate it because they want a fighter so let me ask you uh kind of shifting gears here Sean Joe Manchin not running for the senate the significance of this and how should we think about a potential no labels candidacy that is bubbling up with Millard Willard Mitt Romney and Mr. Manchin yeah so I got a kick out of Manchin's press release that he put out and said you know I've accomplished what I want to do in my career and I'm very proud of what I've done and and I have hopes of doing other things buddy you're retiring and not running again because you were going to get your butt kicked because you were Joe Biden's little laugh dog when you were supposed to be representing uh West Virginia voters so I think we need to be honest about why he's not going to be a senator again and it's because no one in his own state likes him the people who know him best don't want him as their senator anymore and and that's why he's not going to be running again so you bring up Mitt Romney uh man they are they are birds of a feather in that thing Mitt Romney's only the only consistent thing he has done his entire career in politics is run he gets in once and then he does such a poor job that everyone in the state hates him so he can't run again so he just finds like a new state to run you know he was a one -term governor in Massachusetts he got smoked in the presidential so he decided to move to Utah and run for senate there and no one likes him there anymore because he's a jerk uh and so what does he have left to do the only thing that Joe Manchin has left to do which is avoid any actual real job and just stay in politics and find a bunch of left -leaning voters who pretend they're independent but you can bilk and make a living off of so that's what's happening with Joe Manchin and I can't take this no label stuff seriously at all it's just a grift for a bunch of idiots who are hated by the left and hated by the right don't want to get a real job and have no home to go to go back to by the way Federalist you guys do great work it's really amazing just 30 seconds rip on the Federalist how are things going there you guys are one of the most important outlets in the conservative movement well you're very kind to say that thank you um the Federalist is uh it's an online media publication we do a lot of fantastic commentary original reporting our editor -in -chief is Molly Hemingway who literally wrote the book on on the rigged election of 2020 we unmasked the Russia collusion hoax we unmasked the Kavanaugh rape hoax and unlike a lot of many other publications that pretend to be on the right we actually love conservatives and we we love our readers and we love our voters and we want to be their voice and make them as loud as possible so people in Washington can hear them and not vice versa Sean uh stay right there we'll get right back and everyone check out federalist .com is the federalist 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video to accompany it in a second will John Fetterman cost Joe Biden the election divisions among democrats over Israeli -Palestinian conflict have highlighted the fault with lines in the party John Fetterman's actions are unlikely to sway the presidential election Pennsylvania however it does show that there are fault lines in the democrat party first of all I'm not a fan of John Fetterman but the guy is a master class troll every republican could take a class in how to troll like John Fetterman is basically if reddit became a U .S. senator I don't know if you saw this video but it's just you know you have this guy that looks like cyclops walking you know in a hoodie with the Israeli flag walking did you see this video on the funniest thing I've ever seen and all these people are getting arrested honestly I respect that level of game and this his base he's trolling so Sean you know let's broaden this a little bit outside of just Fetterman doing the trolling is this which is um the fault lines the democrat party over Israel the Palestine issue I don't want to overplay this I think this is the most divided I've seen the democrats in recent memory am I right on saying that Sean I think you are and I think it explains why the institutional left why Joe Biden and the party leadership uh walk on eggshells on this issue which really shouldn't be a difficult issue um you know people shouldn't be rolling into Israel and murdering babies and raping people and filming it and bragging about it that's bad I feel like anyone who has a soul understands that's bad but unfortunately there's a significant segment of the left the far left um it hates Israel hates Jews and when they see party leadership uh like Joe Biden and anyone else uh say common sense things uh about Israel they lose their minds and that that explains everything about why the democrats are handling this as poorly as they are is it Joe Biden is terrified that he's going to lose the presidential election because he's going to lose Michigan because he's going to lose Dearborn Michigan that's that big thing explained everything it's everything that's going on it has nothing to do with principle they're just scared about what their loony left is going to do to them if they don't kowtow to Hamas yeah and it's just but also beyond that Sean there are radicalized white liberals that care about the Gaza issue as well it's not just the Muslim vote right this could impact on their college campus enthusiasm and you play that in with some Jill Stein Cornell West I mean there are serious fault lines in this forced democrat coalition oh absolutely the the hardcore uh white left uh is is every bit as anti -semitic as the uh the bread by the way in in left wing run universities who view the entire world through this oppressor oppressed colonialist victim uh perspective and so yeah your your most rabid anti -semites often on college campuses are these hardcore left -wing white radicals it's totally bizarre but if you watch the media you watch the media the only anti -semites on earth are on the right which is absurd if you have eyes and ears and a brain because it's clearly concentrated on the left final question Sean your just gut reaction Tucker Carlson vice president for Donald Trump I love it I love Tucker uh I think it'd be great it'd be great for America um he's one of the only people who who says all the things that we all think but aren't allowed to say he actually comes out and says it and uh I love him I think it'd be awesome I think we would win especially in a multi -candidate race we're gonna keep on building it out Sean thanks so much appreciate it thank you sir nobody Tucker is better in front of the camera than Tucker you're not gonna outwit him could you just imagine Tucker in a debate Tucker versus Cami Kamala Harris versus Tucker Tucker is ridiculously alert he's been harassed constantly and in an internet age as Joe Rogan famously said Tucker Carlson was built for the internet no personal scandals his laugh alone we know this at Turning Point USA you can you could fill up a room if you just announced Tucker so let's pretend Trump has to go to Fulton County and Jack Smith and he's tied up in all this court stuff wouldn't it make sense to have a vice president who could draw big crowds and draw media attention especially in a multi -candidate race everybody you want to win younger voters especially younger men Tucker Carlson you would win early 30 -somethings you would win the Rogan bros you would win the Andrew Tate people and honestly I think you'd win a lot of suburban women a lot of moms like Tucker they really do Tucker's smart he's well before I'll use it again the more he's attacked the stronger he gets they've tried to take Tucker out every possible way the government spied on him illegally Tucker doesn't care he's in a political moment that we're in doesn't that make sense I want to tell you about the Herzog Foundation we are partnering with 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legend Benny Johnson Benny is best known by hosting a legend you are a legend no no no I don't just I just don't throw praise unless it's earned okay I got to tell the whole story here and we'll get through it and Benny of course hosts the Benny show he's amazing we've done some really fun stuff at Turning Point USA and continue to and so but he's best he will be best when known the history books are written for being a debate coach so here I am about to take the stage at Freedom Night our Turning Point USA event and my phone is lighting up Vivek goes after the RNC Vivek goes I say what is going on because here I kind of put in the back of my mind I was like whatever you know you and Vivek were like doing somersaults off of jet skis or something you're like we're debate prepping running through the woods or I was like all right okay whatever and then as soon as I saw Vivek go after NBC News I said Benny it's Benny tell us the story Benny okay so what do I do professionally well like this has been something that I've had a tough time a question I've had a tough time answering my entire life I do pattern recognition and energy energy right like where is the base what is our energy what are the what are the patterns of the things that we hate the very most well we we hate an RNC that doesn't listen to us we hate a Republican party that won't build the wall that won't deliver for the base that delivers election wins for the RNC it is not the RNC that wins elections it is us who gets out and votes but we also hate the corporate press and so why don't we bundle both those two things into criticism of an RNC that is siding with NBC News to host a debate and ask the questions why are these debate hosts allowed to one rig another debate against Republicans why is the RNC celebrating NBC News as a debate partner when they went with Hunter Biden's laptop disinformation Russia disinformation against President Trump kneecap President Trump's why would we allow that like how like how cucked are we and how embarrassing is it for all of us that that we have to say this is our Republican party and why doesn't Rana just resign do us all a favor and simply resign and so I all I did all I did was bring those concerns to the person who I was making a documentary with that day the vague and um you know compliments to the vague he sort of so let's absorb them and and let's show the clip here so what with it because because it really was the shot heard around the world it was one of the most viral debate moments in the history of debates because Vivek said what we were all thinking Rana has a 99 disapproval rating every base every every base member all the donors I talked to they want her gone it is it transcends economic lines state lines nobody likes her unless they're on the payroll right and yet Vivek is the only one that and then NBC News on top of it this is behind the cut one fifty four because these snooty the snooty like uh persnippity moderators to be compared to Greg Gutfeld and then it'll throw off it'll throw them off their game so bad because you'll be like you you you people are clowns to us right like our base doesn't like you and it's nothing personal it's just you've earned it right you've lied to them that's right yeah yes so why are we yep be such a broken system now I want to brag on the vague because we're going to play some more here how many times Benny how many times have you and I texted or you know said good ideas to congressmen and senators they said yeah yeah they don't listen to us credit to Vivek for also being open -minded right that's a big deal that's exactly right and also Vivek who's certainly not short of podcast bookings said why isn't Elon Musk and Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson hosting debate why isn't Charlie Kirk hosting a debate Charlie why aren't you have you been asked by the RNC to host a debate no I have been attacked by the RNC in the last couple weeks definitely not asked to host the debate but I I'm I'm thankful to even be included in that list that's that's very sweet but no what but what would like why not I mean that's in the little that's in the documentary that we put up we put up a 30 -minute documentary about that debate preparation which really was just us having a conversation right like energy absorption like like where's the base right now what do they want to hear because as much as we want to talk about the number of naval ships and Hugh Hewitt know how many ships do we got like people are really concerned about other issues and specifically inside of the party like you shouldn't get rewarded for lying to us and that's what the Republican party just said they rewarded Kristen Welker and NBC News who lied to us for three years and kneecapped President Trump who we put in office in spite of them trying to rig the 2016 election we put President Trump in office and they destroyed arguably his first term based on a lie and they have never apologized they have never said they were wrong they they then get rewarded by our own RNC and it allows me to ask the question again and again how cucked are we if we can't say you get no debates until you apologize to our base for lying to us about the Russian collusion hoax then we really don't have a party and so it was refreshing to see somebody actually say that from the stage and then to call for Rana to resign which by the way you want to talk about moving the Overton window because I you know you know me Benny I I pick fights all the time and I've been kind of like beating the drum you know why is Rana Mcromany still in there you know in our little corner here and you know we're having fun and next thing you know boom Vivek goes on stage it's like yeah why are you in charge exactly and who are you and it was I mean now it's mainstream completely mainstream here's cut 166 Benny did a documentary with Vivek before the debate here is the conversation behind the scenes of Vivek deciding he will call for Rana to resign play cut 166.
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"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I don't think he was on the beach till the break of dawn. He might have been in the spin room till the break of dawn. Will Smith. There are two reasons to play Will Smith. Number one, go into Miami. And the other is Nikki Haley almost gave us a Will Smith moment last night. Keep my daughter's name out your voice or words to that effect. Wow. Let me just hand you the talking stick. You were the guy who was there. How did it go for you? Your coverage was great. Before, after, just spot on and wonderful. Thank you, Mark. And it was quite an experience starting with a Chris Christie by the pool spotting earlier in the afternoon at the hotel. It is true. I can confirm he was not in a bathing suit because I think the only thing more challenging than Mike Gallagher in a bathing suit would be Governor Christie. Neither of that would go over very well with anybody in the vicinity. But he was there with his wife and his kids and his friends. And he was jovial. And I'm kind of glad he didn't go, you know, full, you know, hardcore, full -blown anti -Trump last night. But the whole thing was always fun to witness and experience up close and personal. In the spin room, as you know, I mean, that's where they bring the candidates in after the debate. And true to form, Ron DeSantis spoke to no one. He went right to NBC and that was it. Chris Christie didn't go in. But we had a chance to interview the guy that brought the heat, Vivek Ramaswamy. We sat down with him in the spin room and I'll replay that interview on the show today. And, you know, interesting takeaway. You either loved it or you hated it. And I'm intrigued by every individual's reaction to Vivek Ramaswamy going after the RNC, going after Ronna McDaniel, who I also interviewed in the spin room, going after Nikki Haley. I mean, I have a hunch I know how you land on this. Well, let's go case by case. Going after the media culture, awesome. Making the comment from the stage in an oblique way where still people know what you're talking about and says, you know, I don't know if liberal networks are going to do the best job of covering Republican debates. There's certainly a spotty history of that in the past. That's fine. But hey, hey, you, Kristen Welker, I'm asking you, you know, about Russia collusion. Dude, dude, no, just no. If, if I know that the base like, awesome. Yeah, me too. There's a part of me that did that as well. But to me, it's a time now where if you're on a debate stage, here's your job, make more people want you to be president. And first of all, the Tucker Carlson base wasn't watching last night. There are people banging on us right now for talking about it. You ought to be talking about the Trump rally and we will. So I think that was largely a misfire, even though the material was good. Okay. Strongly disagree with you and let me tell you why the room erupted in cheers. That wasn't Tucker Carlson's base in that auditorium last night. The crowd loved it. They ate it up. And Mark, I got to warn you, my friend, and I love you. I love you like a brother. When you're defending Kristen Welker or NBC, you might be on the wrong side of it. Did, did they, did you expect them to bury the candidates with January 6th nonsense, questions bombarded from the left? I kind of did. They did not do it. No, no, no. By and large, they kind of did okay. Don't get, don't get me wrong. We're saying two different things here. First of all, I thought the debate overall was terrific. I thought they did a very good job. It was substantive. They, Hugh Hewitt, our colleague did a terrific job. Of course, he got his shipbuilding question in there. You knew that was coming. Ten minutes of shipbuilding. I was a little bit surprised. He didn't ask if Alger Hiss was really a spy or not. But, but, but listen, and Hugh was magnificent. He, I was so proud of him. And of course he's our friend and colleague, and I got to catch up with him before and after the debate, but the vague wasn't going after last night's debate. The vague was going after them for what NBC did to Trump all through the Russia collusion hoax. The vague was calling the mainstream media out for being the mainstream media and Don got it. Mark, you ought to salute that. You ought to cheer for that. And I do, and I, and sure, sure. Yay. Absolutely. I got a thing for our candidates playing hard and playing smart. The vague came off as an ass in that moment, an ass we like, our ass, if you'll excuse me. But, but it's just, just, just, it's, it's smacked of desperation. Him going after, him going after Ronna McDaniel is more fair game because it's about, and him going, and okay, then the third, third of the case by case is going after Nikki on Ukraine forever war is great. That thing about the daughter on TikTok, how dumb can a smart guy get? But the floor is yours. Tell me what you're doing. Let's rewind because first of all, you buried the lead. You and Ronna McDaniel agree that he went, he was an ass because that's apparently what she said. There were reports that people in the crowd heard her call him an a -hole from, from the, from the audience and was livid at him. Again, Mark, I love you, buddy, but you got to look in the mirror. You're on, you're siding with Ronna McDaniel on this. Can I roll the tape back 15 seconds where I said him going after Ronna McDaniel is completely fair game. But your reaction to him is exactly the same as Ronna McDaniel's. So you might want to check yourself. Ronna's reaction to him was because he came after her. The thing that she's most upset about, I'm not upset with him at all. You're wrong. Ronna McDaniel's reaction was about the daughter thing, the TikTok thing. Okay. Oh, do you think it was a really, do you think it was a good idea? Are you ready to go all in and go, you go Vivek. Are you, did you love the moment where he invoked Nikki Haley's adult daughter? Yeah, she's 25 years old. She's fair game. Did you think that was a good debate moment? Of course I do. Of course I do. Of course it was a good moment. He's calling out another candidate for saying you talk the talk with TikTok. He's desperate and he knows he's not going to be president. He just desperately wants the clicks and desperate. And I like the guy. I really do like the guy. It doesn't sound like it. This is intriguing to me. But you know what? Because it was a time for grownups. It was a time for grownups. Nikki Haley was quite the grownup in many ways. And DeSantis was a grownup in many ways. Chris Christie surprisingly looked like a grownup in moments when he wasn't back on track. Was she a grownup when she called him scum? No. You think Nikki was a grownup when she said you were just scum? No. Come on. I mean, no. She's establishment. And I got, I'm sorry. I'm at a point now where I'll, let's get it all out on the table. I got no use for her. I got no use for, at this point, DeSantis. I mean, I'm at a point right now where I like the disruption and I love Trump. And I love the fact that Vivek, listen, all the things we supposedly love about Trump, you seem to not like about Vivek. You think only Trump can be the disruptor? It's, you know, it's weird. Trump has a disruptor skill set that Vivek thinks he has and he doesn't. And you mentioned Nikki, you've touched on a perfect thing. So there's Nikki who said at one point to Vivek, you're just scum, which I totally understood, but it still was jarring. It's like, ooh, ooh, ma 'am, you didn't need to do that. But, and I instantly heard back and say, yeah, but if Trump did it, it wouldn't have been a problem. Pretty true because that's Trump all the dang time. And it's kind of baked in. I think he's a smart guy. I think he's compelling. I think he's absolutely a disruptor. And by the way, he evoked the scum comment. He got to her, which is the point of a debate. He did exactly, he got under her skin and he rattled her. And that's why, and listen, I mean, again, and maybe I'm partial. He came right over to our booth afterwards. We spoke afterwards for a few minutes. Well, that could be part of it. That's why you're done with, DeSantis was awesome last night. You just hate that he didn't come talk to you. No, I say I'm done with him. I do hate that because he disrespects you and my audience. He disrespects people who listen to my show. I'm going to be very blunt here. DeSantis has blown the Mike Gallagher show off for the entire campaign. And it's a mistake. Incidentally, last night, he also blew off Newsmax. He blew off Univision. He blew off town hall. He didn't have any use for anybody in that spin room instead of trying to win over hearts and minds. And incidentally, a major donor, this Bigelow guy for the DeSantis campaign, $20 million for DeSantis Super PAC, he says now he's probably out. He's going with Trump. That's a huge, huge blow to the DeSantis campaign. The dogs don't like the food. I don't know what, and you're right, DeSantis, like he always has done last night. He's great, but it may not have mattered one bit. May not matter one bit. And that's what you said before the debate. Will it matter one bit? And I don't know. I mean, but he was great. He said all the right things. He does all the right things. He's very controlled, very measured. I promise when I'm offended that he won't give an interview to this show. I'm teasing. I'm totally teasing. But no, I promise why I don't like it. It's my audience. He's disrespecting the audience. And it's also just objectively, we'd like all of our candidates to be really, really smart. Trump is a genius. Trump, not just because he'd go on with you, but he'd go on with a bunch of other hosts. He gets into the mix, takes calls, mixes things up, gets into the back and forth. He is so comfortable in his own skin. And that's what you kind of want for our standard bearer. And DeSantis is smart. He's capable. His answers are good on a debate stage, but he doesn't have that yet. That total comfort in his own skin. And newsflash in terms of accessibility, I probably could have Trump on any day that ends in Y on the Mike Gallagher Show. He's willing to come on. He gives interviews. I mean, I used to say he'd go on the Weather Channel if he was invited. He goes where the people are, you know? And he's a man. He really is a man of the people. And he's willing to go on Mark Davis Show. He will give interviews left and right, and DeSantis does not. Now, maybe that speaks to his team. I don't know. I don't know who makes these decisions. It could be one of his aides, but it's just dumb, and it just frustrates me. I was intrigued. I did have a good candid conversation with Ronna McDaniel. Boy, a lot of people calling her out. Charlie Kirk yesterday went scorched earth just saying she needs to be replaced. I don't know. Is that fair? I think she's over -criticized at times. But then there was Frank Luntz, pollster Frank Luntz, who's smart a lot of the times except when he's not. He said, boy, Ronna McDaniel is the GOP's secret weapon, a great speaker and a great strategist. I said, you got that right? It's a secret so deep, nobody can see it. And the last couple of election cycles, the last couple of election cycles do not speak to genius strategy, the RNC. So I don't know what we wanted to do, more of or less of. I don't know, but I don't know who'd be better. I mean, maybe, maybe a Harmeet Dillon should have won that post. I don't know. Well, you know, you could make a case if you look at Tuesday and here we go again with another rotten night for the Republican party. No way around this, Mark. And some people would say, hey, the blame goes there. Now, Ronna, I asked her about it in the interview. Again, we're going to play all these interviews today on the show coming up, but she told me, look, Virginia's a federal entity. We can't, there's only so much we can do in a state. She touted her own achievements, but I get that criticism. I understand it because Mark, like it or not, we got walloped Tuesday. Virginia, the whole legislature flipped.
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"Hi everybody, Dennis Prager here, wonderful to be with you. Fascinating how you have this gigantic demonstration of Israel destroyers and America haters in the United States. It's not even widely reported. Imagine if it were MAGA supporters in front of the United Nations, excuse me, United States, White House. Amazing to correlate the UN and the White House. That's Freudian, if there ever was one. Well, of course, it's a non -event. It's domestic terrorists, MAGA. Make America great again, Americans, they're the enemy. Not these vile people calling for the annihilation of a state called Israel, a state the size of New Jersey. The hatred of Israel is overwhelmingly because the Jews made something out of that desert and the surrounding states made nothing. That's it. Syria, oh, Iraq, Lebanon. Lebanon was going to be something, but then the Islamists took over. When it was half Christian, it was sort of Shangri -La in the Arab world. That's where Arabs went to vacation, to have a good time in a freer society. But the Islamists took care of that and Hezbollah destroyed Lebanon. How many people know that? People don't know. If you want proof that the issue is that Israel is Jewish, here's the proof. There is zero interest in the, oh, not zero, one, one percent. From one to a hundred, there is about, or one interest in the sufferings, even the deaths of fellow Arabs or fellow Muslims. Nobody talks about the creation of Pakistan, how's that for an esoteric bit of history happened at the same time as Israel, 1947, 1948. There was no country in the history of the world called Pakistan. It was part of India. Israel existed twice before in that exact area where it exists now, but Pakistan never existed. It was ripped out of India to make, guess what, a Muslim state. Now, let's talk a few figures here, okay? The number of Palestinians, then known as Arabs, there was no term, the word Palestinian referred to Jews actually, ironically. Guess how many Arabs died when Israel was made and it was, they all died because the Arab countries invaded the brand new state of Israel. Guess how many, 10 ,000, okay? And the number of refugees, about 700 ,000, exactly the same number as Jewish refugees from Arab countries. You don't hear about that either. So again, 10 ,000 Palestinians, slash Arabs, or Arabs, slash Palestinians died when Israel was created and about 700 ,000 refugees. Now, when Pakistan was created, which nobody talks about, what were the numbers? Let's see here. Okay, I'm looking for the exact, I want to be precise. So the number of deaths was between one and two million, not 10 ,000, as a result of the creation of Pakistan. Do you know how Bangladesh was created? Bangladesh was eastern Pakistan. Pakistan was in two very far away places, western Pakistan and eastern Pakistan. Eastern Pakistan, their ethnicity is Bengali, which is the state, the Bengal state of India in that area. They share ethnicity with the Bengals of India, they don't share religion. The Bengals of India are largely Hindu, the Bengals of Bangladesh are Muslim. The amount of murder, I don't have that piece of data in front of me, I will supply that. But people, they don't even know, people don't even know about Pakistan and Bangladesh. Because the issue has nothing to do, the concern is not with Palestinians. Egypt doesn't want to take one Palestinian, why doesn't Egypt take over Gaza? It did, it's one point, it doesn't want it. Jordan didn't want the Palestinians either, so they simply said, go, go, bye bye. Massive attack on Palestinians because of the rupture. The Palestinians have a record of utter destruction, a mass amount of destruction in Lebanon, massive amount in Jordan, a massive amount in Egypt. I don't know why, it's an interesting question, but that is the case. The whole thing is about destroying Israel, and part of the reason is theological, contrary to the lies told, it was never a paradise for Jews under Islamic rule. At times it was certainly better than under Christian rule, at times that's correct. But it was a time of massive, and the word was used by the Muslims, the humiliation of the dhimmi, dhimmi were Christians and Jews, the non -dhimmi, non -Muslims were largely killed. The ignorance, the left has created ignorant robots in the education system. Ami Horowitz was on my show yesterday, he went to Columbia University where there was And I asked him, what did it look like breakdown in terms of white and Middle Easterners? He said 50 -50, which is probably true for the White House as well. When President Trump said, let's have a moratorium, he never said a full ban, but a moratorium on from immigration Muslim countries. Of course he was called Islamophobic, a hater, a bigot. It was round the clock attacks on the President. But his argument had nothing to do with ethnicity, it had to do with values. We don't want to bring people into the society that don't share our values. Is the society not allowed to do that? England has not been transformed in this way. Sweden, Sweden essentially had no violent crime, had no rapes. It does now, because the liberal, the leftist was thrilled about this. The liberal was just the usual naive. Naive and liberal are synonymous. The left wishes to destroy and the liberal is naive about the left. That is the calamity in the United States. If liberals didn't look, look at Virginia yesterday, it's amazing to me, amazing. Both houses of the state houses went, are Democrat. Because they do so much good for the country, the Democrats. The cities of the country are thriving under Democratic Party rule. The country is thriving under Democratic Party rule. These are all well educated. No, that's a poor term. These are all well indoctrinated people. Just remember Pakistan, okay? Why is Pakistan legitimate and Israel is not? That's a question that most people arguing pro -Palestinian positions would not even know what you are referring to. So teach them. Actually have an article on it from what year? 2015. From eight years ago, why is Pakistan more legitimate than Israel? Yeah, look it up. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? 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A highlight from What do Republicans have to do to get ahead of the Democrats?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at SNC .TV and local now, channel 525. This is a special edition of the Mike Gallagher Show, the race for the White House. And we need a president who puts Americans and America first. And I'm here to tell you that that man is Ron DeSantis. Mike is in Miami today as tonight's third GOP presidential debate is hours away. I think we can read the tea leaves here. Biden's party is in trouble. They're eating themselves alive over Israel and Hamas and all these other issues where he's failing. I think every Democrat should be made to eat and own the Biden failures. And now from the Broadcast Media Center, better known as Spin Room at the Adrian Arch Center in Miami, here's Mike Gallagher. Do we blame Trump or do we blame abortion on last night's Republican shellacking in the election? Wow. We got a lot of work to do, don't we? Greetings. Welcome to Miami. We are in the Spin Room, as Doc told you. It's the place where after tonight's debate, the candidates will come into the room with their various handlers. Inevitably, somebody is going to carry a giant sign that says DeSantis. They're going to have to have a big sign for Ramaswami. Make sure you get a sign that'll fit his name on that. And we're ready to go. I mean, we got a lot of things to cover today. We got a lot of breaking news. We have plenty of work to do. I got a chance to hang out with Hugh Hewitt last night, who is one of tonight's moderators, along with Kristen Welker and Lester Holt of NBC News. Hugh gave me some pretty good insight into what we can expect tonight with the five candidates who will be on the stage here at the Adrian Arch Center. And incidentally, this wonderful lady who was the generous donor that built this performing arts center has the most difficult name to pronounce. It's Arsht, A -R -S -H -T. You go ahead. You give it a try. Am I spelling it right, Eric? Arsht. So Adrian Arsht. Now, it sounds a little clunky to say welcome to the Adrian Arsht Center, but we are in this beautiful performing arts center. We got a walkthrough of the stage last night. It's beautifully decorated, red, white, and blue everywhere. And of course, if you're watching now on the Salem News Channel with today's preview of the debate, you see all the Salem News media or the Salem Media Group signage everywhere because we are one of the media partners. The Salem Radio Network was selected to be the radio partner of NBC News for tonight's third GOP presidential debate. And I expect they're asking questions and making sure that these candidates tonight address the shellacking that the GOP took last night in Virginia, in Kentucky, in Ohio. It was a rough night for the GOP.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/8/23
"Live or Memorex, that is the great Minnie Riperton. You were 15, Mike. Remember that on the radio? I do remember that. Loving you. The Tweety Birds in the background made it an easy song to make fun of. It seemed like a very shallow lyric to me. Loving you is easy because you're beautiful. I know. Is that really where you want to... That's it? I mean, how shallow and superficial are you? What if you got like a big old mole on your cheek? Bad skin. Dermatological. Anyway, the great Minnie Riperton would have been 76 today. Famous, famous daughter, do you know? The gal from Saturday Night Live? Yes, the wonder, wonderful comic actress Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph. I was forgetting her first name. Bridesmaids, dude. Oh my gosh. If you're ever in a bad mood, you rent bridesmaids. Just watch Bridesmaids. That's a little crass, a little crude, especially the bridal shop suite. Oh, it's happening. It's happening. It's happening. Look away. Look away. In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
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Monitor Show 06:00 11-08-2023 06:00
"Investment advisors switch to interactive brokers for lowest -cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Next, we're going to get the latest on election results across the country with abortion rights taking the four. Plus, Israel closes in on Hamas in the center of Gaza City. It's coming up in our 6 a .m. news. Hour two of Bloomberg Daybreak starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Wednesday, November 8th. Coming up today. Election night 2023. Ohio becomes the latest state to put abortion rights in its constitution. And Democrats deny Glenn Youngkin a conservative majority in Virginia. More election results just ahead. Republicans hold their third presidential debate tonight, minus Donald Trump. And Israel says its troops have entered the heart of Gaza's main city. A look at local election results in the tri -state area. And history was made in Rhode Island and Philadelphia. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashow on sports. The Rangers continue their red -hot start. Losses for the Devils and Islanders. A season -opening win for St. John. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York. Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C. Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston. Bloomberg 960 San Francisco. Sirius XM 121. And around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act.
Monitor Show 05:00 11-08-2023 05:00
"Interactive Brokers clients earn up to 4 .83 % on their uninvested, instantly available USD cash balances. Rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. And the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Wednesday, November 8th. Ohio becomes the latest state to put abortion rights in its constitution. And Democrats deny Glenn Youngkin a conservative majority in Virginia. More election results just ahead. Republicans hold their third presidential debate tonight, minus Donald Trump. And Israel says its troops have entered the heart of Gaza's main city. A look at local election results in the tri -state area and history was made in Rhode Island and Philadelphia. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashauer in sports. The Rangers continue their red -hot start. Losses for the Devils and Islanders. A season -opening win for St. John. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York. Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C. Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston. Bloomberg 960 San Francisco. Sirius XM 121. And around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager. And I'm Karen Moskow. And U .S. stock index futures are little changed this morning. S &P futures and Dow futures both little changed. NASDAQ futures down a tenth of a percent or about 17 points. And the 10 -year Treasury yields 4 .57 percent. Nathan. Karen, we will have more on the markets in a moment. But we begin with last night's election results and a major victory for abortion rights in Ohio. Voters approved Issue 1, which enshrines the right to abortion.
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"I think critical race theory sort of axes an umbrella of fear that conservative republicans have really been able to get behind without actually having to understand what that theory actually entails and what its purposes on this episode of transition. Virginia it's just bursting. Their bubble debate over critical race theory. Racism is a social contract. Whatever you do they will say oh. Lord joined by jatiya right at virginia commonwealth university more diverse leadership and representation actually better fits more people in our democracy and the former head of the fairfax. Cpi who's now a candidate for lieutenant governor sean perryman. Losing critical race theory shorthand. Anything that they don't agree with it. Sort of fifth the boogeyman. And it's the same campbell. Culture it's really the shorthand for openess. Just what is critical race theory. And how's it being used on the campaign trail right away when you say something like we need equity and diversity. Training people are like. I'm not racist. It's not me. Why do i have to sit through this training race and equity in public schools and the public debate. This is not a good faith effort to talk about academic or theory. It's being used as a dog whistle. It does seem like they're hoping that the average listener is going to mistake critical race theory or white people theory on this episode of transition virginia. Welcome to transition virginia. The podcast that examines the ongoing transition of power in virginia on on thomas bellman today on the podcast diving into critical race. Fear blood is it. And why do republicans keep talking about it. We've got an amazing panel to dig into this issue. We're joined by a professor in the department of political science and virginia commonwealth university someone who actually conducts research on black women state legislatures and leadership with an emphasis on intersection. -ality jt ryden. Thanks for joining us. Thank you glad to be here. We're also joined by the former head of the fairfax county n. Double a. c. P. is currently a candidate for lieutenant governor shan perryman. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me should be okay. Great well we need to start with the obvious question here. which is what. The heck is critical race. Theory professor writing give us a quick history lesson. when was this term originally created. And what does it mean now. Sure critical race theory actually emerged out of a framework for legal analysis in the late. Nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighties. So in terms of a theory it's more than forty years old. But scholars who are accredited with this theory are derek bell. Kimberly crenshaw and richard w among others and what it really recognizes and why it was so groundbreaking is. It's this idea that racism is a social construct and what that means is that there are institutions and systemic racism at play and really all of our everyday activities and our institutions and some good examples about that would be something like in the nineteen thirties. Officials drew lines around areas deemed poor financial risk. They were often explicitly due to the racial composition of inhabitants. And so it's easy to sort of suggest like well of course. These are financial risk because these areas are these neighborhoods. They don't have as high land value. There's high areas of crime in this area and so sort of just looking at on face value. It's easy to suggest like there's no sort of racism here right. It's just that these are financial risk because of the the land property in the value. While if you take a closer look you see that. There was predominantly black inhabitants in this area. And so you still see some of these same patterns of discrimination through these. What seemed to be braced blind policies right and so what the scholars sort of intended was that when you are studying race and racism that you're looking at it as a system and not just sort of these individual separate instances right and that's really key to critical race theory it forces scholars and it forces academics to take a deeper look of the systemic of race and racism and how those actions and policies affect outcomes that we see today. You know with black families making less than white families. The wage gap that exists for black families in comparison to white families. The education gap you know. All of these things have a deep-rooted history in systemic racism that has existed really since sixteen nineteen since the beginning of the country in terms of its interaction relationship to africans and enslaved africans the way that it has changed more recently. In the way that it's discussed a news media is really a huge disconnect. This is not critical race. Theory being discussed by republicans and being forwarded as sort of this You know we don't want this to be taught you know in k twelve schools. It really doesn't make a lot of sense and the way that i really understand it. It's being used as a dog whistle by conservatives and the republican party i think critical race theory sort of axes an umbrella of fear that conservatives and republicans have really been able to get behind without actually having to understand what that theory actually entails and what its purposes and even for someone who has a doctorate. I'm still learning the ins and outs of critical race theory. And i and. I may not have done it. True justice as it really is understood as this larger theoretical framework and suggest that k. Through twelve is implementing it into their lessons. And they're they're sort of day to day is sort of ridiculous and so it it. It's a huge disconnect And it's false. It's false in the way that it's being portrayed in the media so sean perryman this is something that the republicans every single one of them are running on their opposition to and it does seem like they're hoping that the average listener is going to mistake critical race theory for critical of white people theory and that apparently they think is a big enough threat to get suburban voters and others to vote for republicans this year. Can you explain how this is being used on the campaign trail in the twenty twenty one.
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"How are they going to use that on the campaign trail. Well look anyone who pays attention to politics on. The republican side shouldn't be surprised. Mean it's not like only immigrants. Are you know a favor. The democrats There lots of immigrants on the republican side. I don't know that it's really gonna matter at the end of the day. I think it matters in the sense of introducing yourself as a candidate and and certainly you know jason. Ours has to do that. But i don't know that it gives any particular electoral advantage. Come november for either. Jason myers or winsome sears. To have a family immigrated from cuba or being an immigrant from jamaica. I think at the end of the day. Voters are going to vote on on larger debates policy oriented debates between the candidates And if the personal biographical story in some way amplifies the larger policy debates that are being had then it helps beyond that. I think it's just a part of their biography. One more question Which is jackie mentioned. This and we also heard mary's talk about it and the sound clip which is qualified immunity. The republicans are against it and they've been really clear. Yung-chen is on the record now being a against reforming qualified immune in other words young is for preserving qualified immunity forever as when he said in his speech and the press of course is also for preserving qualified immunity. Jackie clearly the democrats want reform. Here they have not been able to do it so far but they're hoping after this election they might have some success. How do you think that issue is going to play on the campaign trail this year. I think it is absolutely fascinating. How much space qualified. Immunity has already taken up in this conversation Especially given the fact that you know. Moderate democrats have shot this down and at least why just in the last year amid the greatest push for police reform that you know arguably we've seen in modern history on where seeing this be central to the platforms of you know everyone base. I think all of the democratic gubernatorial candidates including terry mcauliffe which is interesting because governor noem has taken a strong stand on this at all You know we saw a j jones really With federal herring on this at one point saying you know we have taken a public stance now. Herring has and has said he does. Embrace were forming qualified immunity in clearly. You know this is an area where jason is is really trying to hammer down on as well as well as You know glenn young. And i think you know thoroughly. Police reform is still top of mind for a number of voters. I think that It's it's right up there with the main talking points with refund the police Which obviously a number of moderate democrats if not most democrats in virginia have rejected outright. already so i think it will. I think it probably plays a big role in recruiting people who already are saudi on this issue. Who are up to date on a criminal. Justice reform conversation not said it's also an interesting critique because again Republicans are choosing to harp on things that many democrats have rejected even as a state democratic party. Best asked a slew of other controversial criminal justice and least arms you know in the last year or in so i think it's an interesting choice though. Not a not a surprising considering they are two the most controversial hot-button talking points that we've seen nationwide not just for you in the sound clip that we played from jason as he wisely did not use the words qualified immunity which is super wonky and it sort of resonates with listeners to this podcast but for voters they'll say what so the way he said. It actually was pretty clever. Which is they pushed a law to make it possible for criminals to sue police officers into bankruptcy so sort of framing the issue without even using the words qualified immunity clinton kit. Is that going to play with voters yet. So i think this is an issue that we are going to hear about probably until election day and i think republicans you know from yongqin down. We'll talk about it for this reason. Republicans and republican voters are are uniformly opposed to any changes to the qualified immunity laws as they exist democrats on the other. Hand are largely divided As jackie mentioned you know the moderate side of the democratic coalition is opposed to it The watson center had a forum the other day with senator. Tommy norman senator. Dick zaslov the majority minority leaders. Dick zaslov made it clear that as long as he's in the senate he's going to be Sort of a break tapper on a lot of things a lot of issues like this in so it's great for republicans candidates to push an issue like this because when you push something like this you're going to get a response from the progressive side of the democratic electric in their candidates who wanna see the reform and then you're going to get the moderate side the democrat coalition saying well no. We don't really support that. And so you elevate an issue that your voters care about and in the process of doing at that you create a wedge in among democrats and so. I think we'll hear this about this issue from here into election day. Yeah and speaking of election over sixty seventy percent of all likely voters in virginia support the democratic position on the policy issues that get people out to the polls so while this is fascinating discussion on who. These nominees are for the republican party. The reality is they are so far from where most virginians are on issues. They're going to have to do a lot of work just to make themselves appealing to voters. Who have rejected them three or four election cycles in a row since two thousand nine Yeah i think in general. If we back up i mean. We don't even know who the democratic slate is yet. But if we backup in just look at virginia. Generally i would call virginia a two to four percent democratic state maybe two to five percent democratic state overall and so republicans are going to have to overcome what i would consider to be a slight democratic structural advantage in the elected anyway and then on a lot of the issues. Democrats in the general assembly have pushed the last session. Two sessions in special sessions there is widespread support among registered voters for those issues however not every registered voter turns out and votes in november. And so it's really a matter of who turns out to vote. And what those voters care about. That's gonna make the difference in november between whether we have a republican governor or a democratic governor. Come next january. So that's all for this episode support us on patriots or send us an to transition. Va podcast g mail dot com like and follow at transition va on twitter and anywhere pods. Cast read the transcripts at transition. Virginia dot com and special. Thanks to emily cottrell for figuring out what the heck were saying. Thanks for being on the transition town. Where your host. Thomas moment and i'm michael..
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"This is his deep belief. And i respect that And i share that belief in in life However at this moment in particular was the time regardless of how personal regardless how genuine towards it was also a time where kirk was kirk. Not kirk as pekar and and we've seen in the last couple of months. Some shots coming up against him for the lack of leadership From couple of his caucus members karn caucus members that took a shot at him for For that moment and for other moments so again this will be a a a winning message in general in a in a normal republican primary not in a convention that we're seeing today however There's not enough goodwill here to make up for him in the convention against the two other issues that we talked about earlier in certainly is not going to be an issue that will win in the general election. i would say that My friends speaker cox has always been a leader on when it comes to the issue of life. And i really respect that. Because he's not the thing when it comes to speaker cox's he's not angry about the issue he doesn't get all in your face about it but he approaches it from position of christian love and he opposed approaches it from a way that he wants to understand any almost approaches. It like that teacher mentality. If i wanna. I wanna help you understand the issue and i want to work with you so i think it's great for our party to talk about but at the same time i don't think it's going to resonate. And overshadow the votes on medicaid expansion and things that he had to take in his career while with the convention butters all right. Our next candidate is amanda face. Who has been repeating the big lie that the election was stolen on the senate floor. She used the word patriot to describe the on supporter who illegally entered the capital and ignored. Police commands to stop as she crawled through broken glass to get into the speakers lobby where members of congress were fleeing from their safety on the floor of the virginia. Senate this is what senator amanda chase said about that day. I want you to say name ashley. Babbitt say name an unarmed veteran. Who was shot by capitol police. The woman fatally shot inside the. Us capital wednesday has been identified as ashley babbitt. Babbitt was a fourteen year veteran. Who served four tours with the air force and resided in san diego. According to media reports babba was a strong supporter president trump. According to her husband we remember ashley and the three who died of medical emergencies and the capitol police officer who died during the chaos at the capitol. These were not rioters and looters. These were patriots who love their country and do not want to see our great republic. Turn into a socialist country. David ramadan can the big lie win over a majority of these republican delegates. No shield win the twenty to thirty percent of the delegates. Come in and that's the limit of that big lie however the problem with a big lion. The problem with individuals like amanda chase is that they are truly poisoning. The rest of the party unfortunately there's still fifty percent or so of the republican base that beliefs that the election was stolen. It was not. They believe that these idiots there went to the capitol hill are patriots. They are not. They are looters They believe that what they were doing was patriotic. It is odd that was un-american in that was illegal in they deserve to be thrown in jail in. That's that's where they belong. Senator chases rhetoric was absolutely uncalled-for. Now there are concerns of ballot integrity on especially when it comes to changes in voter. Id laws voter access laws and things like that. I think there is a genuine concern. And i think there's you know thoughts amongst the republican base that there were problems in this election now whether it was stolen. You know. that's that's up to somebody who's way above my pay grade. Come on my brother. No now now. Delegate ramadan we will be above your paygrade. There's no stolen election period and if we don't start from that then we are poisoning the entire discussion. There was no stolen election period. But my friend. Elliot ramadan could you say without a shadow of doubt that every ballot that was cast every ballot in every part of the united states of america was absolutely one hundred percent invalid and the answer is no and there were problems with the fact that voter id. Laws weren't being followed or they had been repealed in the first place. There were concerns. I'm not saying the election was stolen saying there were concerns raised. I'm not saying that they were all right concerns. But we have a problem in our country where we can't have civil discourse anymore and if you disagree therefore you're wrong and you need a pushed out a society and therefore we should be able to have open discussion and say look. Here's the concerns i have. Here's the concerns you have and let's come to you. Know we may not come to an agreement but we're not gonna yell at each other in the process and that's what we lost in that entire twenty twenty election in my personal opinion. Now we lost more than that. My friend we lost we lost basis of what's fact what's fiction You can disagree on things near entitled to an opinion but nobody's entitled to their own facts. There was not a stolen election. there was a process. The process was verified again. Again and again there were lawsuits. They all came out short and false so if we even again entertained the thought that we are starting with the wrong base and if we don't have a base to start with if we don't have facts that are absolutely indisputable to start with then there couldn't be even a discussion mind you to have a civil discussion and the minute that we are even allowing that that that discussion of a stolen election to be within the same discussion off. Well maybe a no. And it's above nano. No no there is no. Maybe there was no stolen election period. No discussion about that. All right we've got some relevant listener mail from robert dyer and he says. Thank you for your podcast. It's really helped him understand the political landscape of virginia. He's got a question related to the current twenty-one primary campaigns the gop is doing a convention this year on may eighth or the democratic party has primary on june eighth. He's wondering if there's anything stopping typical. Gop voters from participating in the june eighth primary. Anyone can walk into the june primary. As long as they are a registered voter and vote. There is no party registration in virginia therefore a republican independent or a democrat can walk in and vote. that said. it's not likely that you're gonna see a big number or even a small number of republicans are going to participate in.
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"Example of disparities in our society Have so many things to say this statement. It is a part of. What was a pattern It as fairfax the victim and i. I don't think that did him any good by the way. It is the case that mcculloch of all the people on that stage have probably benefited from the rules. Formal and informal of society more than anybody else. But i don't know that. Fairfax lands the critique as as well as it could be landed because again he is under accusations that he's not been able to get out from under yet that fit into a larger clash in society and so he can't at the same time been claimed to be a victim and then try to land a punch on. Call us for being. You know the white guy who's benefited from all of the benefits of society. And so. I just don't know that it landed in. I walked away from the debate. Thinking justin fairfax can't win this race by being the victim. And that's what he essentially did in the debate yet and fairfax taking time. The one minute that he has to respond to just wine for thirty seconds didn't do him any services if any politician has been paying attention at least since two thousand sixteen. The response is not to whine about the front runner. Taking advantage of the moderators. If that's what they're doing it's to do it yourself right so if you're complaining that somebody is going over sixty seconds you should also go over sixty seconds and make the moderator stop you without someone who sometimes moderates these things. I'm going to disagree with you. Thomas candidates are listening. Please do not do that. Do not take that advice So now we heard. Carol roy talk about how difficult it was. Sit around the kitchen table. And her hours were cut and her husband lost one of her jobs and so she's struggling during the pandemic. We also heard delegate lee carter talk about collecting unemployment insurance. This is what he said. I'm one of those virginians. It's still waiting for an answer from the employment commission. you know. my second job is lift driver. Because the general assembly doesn't pay enough to make ends meet and so obviously gig workers were eligible for p. Ua from the start this pandemic and they told me i was eligible and then they gave me a single check for one hundred and fifty eight hours. No more answered. No more reason for why that stopped. So i m right there with the hundreds of thousands of virginians who are waiting for an answer for the virginia employment commission and i think that their performance. It's understandable that they've been overwhelmed but it is unacceptable that here we are year later and people still don't have a reason why they're not being paid. This kind of personal story is so rare in politics to hear a statewide candidate talk about collecting unemployment insurance and having a hard time with the employment commission. Quinn kid what do we make this story. And this is going to work with voters. Well again i think this is. Why a leak are i think. He's of all the people on that stage during the debate. He is the one who can relate to voters where they are vote. Many voters where many voters are because many voters are in the same situation. And you know when he said that there was a name that popped into my head that anyone who follows virginia politics. Remember melanie rabb. When she was in the house of delegates. She was a substitute teacher and so she relied on her house. Delegates income much more than most any other delegate did in lee carter is essentially in that same position in and so again. I don't know that leak. Arctic can overcome his lack of resources lack of name recognition around the state. But i think the more people hear lee carter the better position. Carter is in yeah. I'd agree with that. Carter has an extraordinarily powerful story and he brings up issues that nobody else has talking about. That are extremely important and regarding unemployment. There's not a single democrat who went to the mat for strengthening unemployment benefits and any budget session prior to covid and the fact that nobody in the virginia legislature is even thinking about strengthening. Our social safety nets tells us tells voters that we don't have good representation among working class virginians in the legislature. So the more he talks about this stuff. The more that average virginia will identify with him. And i realize he is a fun punching bag for a lot of the democratic establishment. But the reality is terry mcauliffe is going to be the he absolutely needs to listen to every word. Lee carter says and implement everything he can. Well clinton kids thank you so much for joining us any other thoughts you have about the state of the primary or what. We learned in this first televised debate. Yeah i would just say. Look at the end of the day. The candidates came in positioned left debate in the same order of positioning as they came into the debate. I don't think terry mcauliffe. He's the leader right now which everything seems to point that direction. I don't think anything happened to make him. Not the leader going out. Min- to thomas point. They're just a minute ago. I do think terry mcauliffe end. Probably the other candidates on that stage are gonna be moving toward. Lee harbors positions on some issues as we go forward and that's what makes him valuable voice In this field. But but i think at the end of the day. This is the first debate. There are several others to come. I think terry mcauliffe came out of the debate in the same position. He came into the debate. Let's see if that position changes as we have the next several debates. 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"But is it likely. Now it's not all right. Let's take another break when we come back we'll talk about who need alleluia and maeve regular. If you want a benefit from pay to play now you can buy joining transitions. Virginia's exclusive patriotic community chip as little as three dollars to help us produce. This podcast sustaining members. Get their questions asked on the show. Which means you know the next guest before the episode comes up so if you want us to ask questions or even if you just want to support the show hop over to transition virginia dot com and click the orange button to become a patriot patron today and we're back on transition. Virginia were talking about the republican candidates. For lieutenant governor now next up is businessman puneet ottawa. Unfortunately he did not participate in the chasing freedom forum. That's where i've been getting all the soundbites that we've been using so i don't have that kind of sound from him but he does have several videos on youtube and this is how he introduces himself on youtube whether you're white black or the first generation going like me we're all responsible to make this wonderful country work. We have to demand our leaders fight for small businesses. Excellence in education and keeping up police funded on neighborhoods are safe yet. Another immigrant story. What do we make this introduction. Pony is an activist who has been involved in republican. Party specially in fairfax virginia for several years actually probably a couple of decades and he has been involved in trying to build the immigrant base Within the republican party and he's done some good work however unfortunately all that work was eroded in the last few years and whatever work he did like the work that i did is no longer a useful or applicable To elections today so again another immigrant story and other feel-good story yet an electorate. That really doesn't care for despite claiming that they do. Yeah i think he's got good instincts on what he wants to care about issues. Small business education know and police funding as a misunderstanding of what the policy is actually is being proposed but you know until the republican party can pivot and be pro-immigrant allies. Just running in the wrong race now in terms of issues thomas. You just mentioned several. He hit up there in his youtube. Introduction one issue that he has a whole separate youtube video about and this is a theme among these candidates is critical race theory. I have a prediction that throughout this campaign season we're going to hear republicans talking about critical race theory. So this is what he had to say about it in his video on this subject. Critical race series. America's hopelessly tainted by the boys of racism. And how does that prepare children to be. Scientists engineers poyet's and teachers doesn't critical race. Terry has been thoroughly discredited. All in does teach children to divide to hate to see themselves as victims oppressors. It leads to lower achievement and more quotas. America conley lead the world when we don't even believe in our values but that's what leftist progressive warrenton. Virginia david ramadan. Is this really an issue that is going to resonate with people on the campaign trail. Why is everybody talking about this Because there is a lack off. Resignation issues This is this is going to backfire. No it's not gonna It's gonna backfire and this reminds me of the fight. The republican side had put up against climate change in accepting the fact that there is climate change. Now we need a new issue so okay. This fits within the this. This charged atmosphere So let's play this once. One of them plays that everybody plays and becomes a snowball effect. It will backfire. It's not it's not a general election issue. It's a it's probably the smallest of the smallest issue that's gonna work four convention as well and I don't think we'll we'll hear much of it after As backfires in general elections Except among the extreme segment of the party which does not want us. He's he's simply here is again plan to the to the atmosphere of today's election which really has been referred to a silly season before and and i agree it silly season and will continue to be silly season until the conventions over. Yeah i mean. I don't know how you could possibly save critical race series been thoroughly discredited when it's white supremacy was the very tenant upon which many institutions were founded in this country and it just is what it is. It doesn't say anything about the generations who are alive today whether they'd benefit from it or they don't benefit from it. It's just a simple fact. And yeah. It was so pervasive as we peel back the onion layers. We come to understand. Just how much it's influenced and to me the strikes me similarly to you. David this is just another republican. Sticking their head in the sand look putting on my shore. School had again. It's a theory by definition is theory is an idea that is open for discussion. You agree with you can disagree with you could show evidence for or against but this is not you know h two o chemistry that you could simply discredit or simply proof. So a claim that it's a discredited theory is not up to par on an intellectual level. Yeah also point out that being on the opposite side of the civil rights movement and activists is not where you want to be in twenty twenty one and yet another shout for the sharks excellent job. David ramadan your check in the mail. Okay so the last candidate we're going to talk about is maeve regular now. She did not appear on the chasing freedom forum and she doesn't have a youtube channel in fact she doesn't appear to have much of an online presence at all. She did run way back in the year. Two thousand so more than twenty years ago she was one of the republicans who was hoping to take on jim moran in the eighth congressional district so she's a lawyer from alexandria and she does have this political history where she was an unsuccessful candidate. Twenty years ago. David roman what would make this last minute entrance.
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"And i'll tell you what doesn't help is when we have reporters like michael pope from w f. These were not rioters and looters. I never called the people who storm the capital patriots. These were not rioters and looters. These were patriots. I never called the people who storm the capital patriots. We have to hold our media accountable. You can help. Our podcast hold people in power accountable. Head over to transition virginia dot com and hit the button. That says contribute on patriotic. For as little as three dollars a month you can help us speak truth to power and we're back on transition virginia. We're going to go back in time. All the way back to the late nineteen seventies when there was a young guy by the name of bobby scott who was first elected to the house of delegates. Now this was a time when leaders of the afl cio. Were trying to expand their influence into southern states and they were able to win a major victory here in virginia. In february one thousand nine hundred seventy eight that's when sixteen thousand workers newport news shipbuilding voted to oust the company based union in favor of the united steel workers of america but newport news shipbuilding refused to come to the bargaining table and they challenged the union election court workers at the shipyard organized a strike and republican governor. John dalton responded by invoking the right to work law to deploy ninety state troopers along with nightsticks police dogs and armoured cars and helicopters but congressman. Scott you were in the house of delegates at the time of freshman member of this must've been a really tense moment for the for the region in general but then you also as a freshman member. What are your memories of this era. Why it was very just the a lot of people that wanted a much stronger union than the shipbuilders association. And they have that. Right is tight. Election steelworkers had the majority in would back and forth after the steel workers won the election. The shipyard in the governor's office just didn't give up and it resulted in strike. It was apparent that the Steelworkers had the support and the election should be recognized. It's it was very tense because obviously the shipyard was really the economic engine for the peninsula so everyone on the peninsula has a stake in the viability of the shipyard so everybody everyone was obviously concerned but it out. The ceo workers ultimately recognized. And they've been doing a good job representing the workers in the shipyard ever since images gives an example of why you need elections. That can be done quickly. We talked to in the previous segment about timeliness of elections allowed them to be spread out. All you do is allowed the employer more time to commit unfair labor practices in companies with more than sixty employees during an election. They find unfair. Labor practices being committed about fifty over fifty percent of the time. Obviously they're doing it with very little sanction so we need meaningful science and the situation with the shipyard. It took a lot longer than than it should ask. But it it ultimately worked out the head of the afl cio at the time was a guy named julian carper. He said the presence of state troopers at the shipyard was inflammatory and he asked the governor to remove them. Doris is this. The kind of behavior from governor dolton or any governor intended to inflame tensions. Does this indicate bias on the part of the governor definitely does i mean it just also goes to show how politics as well can play into things in terms of who you vote for as your governor lieutenant governor attorney general and even know congress and senate likely. I think things have gotten a lot better here in virginia with that. My predecessor was absolutely right in saying that and reaction to all of that was just a as we would say. That was just a little bit over the top and it definitely excavated but yeah that was definitely over the top and jillian was corrected saying that now after the strike was over governor dalton went into high gear to undermine the labor movement before it was able to get much of a foothold in virginia he lodged an ad campaign that declared virginia's not only a right to work state. It's a want to work state. Now this state funded campaign costs. Virginia tax payers four hundred and fifty thousand dollars. A year in nineteen eighty. So that's like more than a million dollars. Today's dollars now. The idea was to both. At virginia's week unions were not good for business. Governor dalton called the right to work law the single most beneficial statute in bringing new industry to the state. Was the governor right about that. Had this law actually been effective in bringing new business to virginia. I would just say that when you look at businesses that come to virginia companies. Look at some other things not whether or not you know. You're right to work state. They look in. Do you have a skilled workforce. Do you have good infrastructure and transportation. Do you provide a good education. These are the things that brings businesses to the state because even if you look at some of the contracts now and the businesses. That's come to virginia and they'll always say i'll we be out north carolina south carolina georgia. Will all.
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"To hear somebody talking about it. It's an important issue. Great okay and so. Our last candidate here is paul goldman. Mr goldman has been around virginia politics for many years. He worked for howland henry. Howell who ran for governor unsuccessful several times in the sixties and seventies. He also worked for former governor. Doug wilder now when goldman speaks. You'll hear about henry hall and doug wilder quite a lot just about every time. He speaks campaign finance records show. He raised about three thousand dollars. And this is how he introduced himself at virginia. people's debate. truth is i thought about not participating. Never been more embarrassed by my party. I was henry house campaign manager godfather of progressive politics in virginia. The only white person in virginia willing to be doug wildes campaign mets. They threw a lot of stuff at us. We results we could handle it but last month. Democrats in the house of delegates killed a constitutional limit to take a racial poison pill in the education clause in the virginia constitution. He thought about not participating in the debate because of something. Democrats didn't want to do and henry hall something and doug wilder. What's happening here. yeah. I mean i'm just really afraid of when somebody comes out with the drinking game because if henry how is on it i don't know from make it to the end like every answer talked about wilder or henry. How he wasn't adult in the nineteen seventies when all of this was going on. And if you're somebody who wants to elect new blood. This man's not it one of the things he wants to focus on is education and on the campaign trail. He talks about education every opportunity that he can including this question when he was asked about his support of lgbt. This is how he responded one of the reasons. I'm fighting so hard for these. No school bathrooms particularly for the women in the sports facilities for women in these rundell. Obsolete schools is atrocious. There would have been fixed them up. And i'm surprised. We haven't heard more about education so far that is the great equalizer is education an issue that will capture the attention of voters. Yeah i think. Education is thomas mentioned. That's one of the big issues The bathrooms that some of our schools are atrocious. He ends correct. I really think that was a very good statement by him. It probably would have been better with a henry. How reference though. Yeah yeah he. He's not wrong on the issue at all and people should listen to him and listen to what he says. At this point though i would say that like when when you're somebody who says you debate whether or not you even want to participate. You're not a serious candidate and it's just that simple. I just can't believe he has got mclean virginia money. What's the hold up there. We actually we got a rep this episode. Let's talk about that. So i read off all of the time clean. Virginia had donated to these campaigns which was many. What do we make of the fact that clean. Virginia has given twenty five thousand dollar donations to so many of these candidates. This is what they've said they would do. They said that because they've primary was so large and because there were so many people that identified with their organization that they would give an equal amount to each one of them. I'm pretty sure the only camera soul hasn't gotten it is that he is not taking any pac money. Which clean virginia is a pet now. Obviously a supporter of clean. Virginia could ride an individual's check the same so. I don't think they've done that. So i don't know until benefit from that but yeah they're spreading the money around to support all the candidates that support their organization. Yeah it's a really interesting move from them because you don't usually see organizations split. Their money that way cynical you might just look at it as an interest group trying to hedge their bets right and say well. We've got a lot of friends here and let's make sure one of them remembers that we were there contributor early on trevor one last question before we wrap this up so about eight candidates is they're going to be a ninth candidate. It sounds like there's going to be a ninth candidate getting in the race It's not someone that i know. It's not an elected official. So i guess we'll see. I guess there's still time you know. I don't even know when the deadline is for the petitions but it's the twenty fifth. I we got time to get to an even dozen here michael. I think we should get there. If people just dig down work hard enough you too can get on the ballot and possibly be the next lieutenant governor of the commonwealth of virginia. Yeah that's a nice place to leave. 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"I expect. The study commission should consider great delegate simon any final thoughts you know i where things i said earlier actually Kind of troubles me a little bit. Which is that. You know. The fear i said i wasn't too worried about people trying to weaponize the accusations of personal use because the public figures we all do it anyway but i think that's actually the argument for for doing something and doing more assured he kinda set it to. It's what are folks expect but we have a real problem. I think nationally with people that just assume that politics don't work. The politicians don't have the people best interests but their own self interest in mind too often. And i think it would it would if we can reframe some of this conversation about how we restore confidence in the entire system and how we make laws in how we make decisions. I think we're really critically important time to be able to send that message to the public. Because i think that the moxie itself. There's a pretty large section of the population. That isn't sure that we wouldn't just be better off with with a a dictator just telling us What was her best interest. I think we want to save democracy. It's sorta starts with with getting people to believe in it again. And i think that getting some of this the dirty money out and serious about addressing campaign finance doing what's right Is is an important part of restoring people's confidence in our system. There's clearly a lot to unpack and we could spend all day on this covering all the different permutations. We didn't even discussed the possibility for public financing of elections. And that is a huge angle that we might need to come back in the future and discuss. But that's all for right now. Thank you for listening to transition virginia. I'm thomas bowman and by co host is michael pope. If you have comments or questions about what you just heard or maybe you only want to tell us what you think about the show right. An email and send it to us at transition via podcasts at gmail.com so we can read it on. The air. Subscribe to transition. Virginia anywhere pods are cast. Follow the transition team on twitter at transitioned. Va and find us on the web at transition. Virginia dot com. Don't forget to like and subscribe so you can enjoy our next episode of transition virginia..
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"Weiss and more influence than others. Okay we're running out of time so let's take a quick break when we come back. We're going to talk about the report that we can expect on campaign finance from the general assembly. Talk about how the study's being conducted and how they plan to monitor and enforce it. We are here with delegate mark assignment from falls church and shri shah from the coalition for integrity will be right back. Hey you yes you. You're listening to transition. Virginia right now. And you're probably a fan podcast right. Well then rate and review like trevor sutherland. one-star the time i listened. It's that's not really what i was thinking. Well how about this review from richard. Crouse this piece of shit podcast. I wouldn't even right one star. Come on listeners. I know you can do better than that. Hit the pause button right now and give us a quick review and we're back on transition. Virginia work going to talk about a study. Yes that's right in the time. Honored tradition of virginia politics instead of taking action this year to fix the problem of campaign finance reform lawmakers decided to put together a group a commission and do a study and so we're expecting that late in the year delegates simon. I want to start with you. Who is going to be on this commission. Like what's the makeup of this thing going to look like and what can we expect so joint secrete can have fourteen members. There'll be dominated by legislators. I have to say it'll be ten legislative members but also four non-legislative citizen members and six numbers appointed by the house of delegates One of them. She'll be the chair of the house committee on privileges and elections. That's me i wrote. I wrote helped write the study with boulevard. i make sure i got on it And then five success the speaker of the house you know. Frankly i twenty as the of stop and take a quick story As this was originally drafted introduced. I had some people. Come to me and say know. This is big thing. It's made up a four citizens and ten legislators but how do we make sure that they don't put legislators that are the biggest recipients of corporate unlimited corporate cash on the On the committee to stack it so that they come back with reports is everything's fine right. Which was a concern. And so i said i can't help with all of that. But how about if we put the chair of privileges and elections from each body has to be on it. At least i'll be there to keep an eye on it and that seems to help with that concern. So that's part of the reason we have that piece of it in and then we'll have again want some legislative members not much remember. I think to appointed by the speaker of the house. One appointed by the chairman of rules of the senate and one of the governor So to get a little bit of statewide representation and then that's that'd be the group you could. We've tried to do a larger group with more citizens maybe this struggles as well in the senate There were. There was bipartisan opposition. Even doing the study On the senate side but it did manage to get through so Think hopefully we'll be able to do some work and take a look at some of these issues now. This isn't virginia's first attempt at campaign finance reform. There's a wilder commission. And then you tried it again you being the general assembly tried it again after the mcdonald's scandal what happened there. And how is this. Study going to be any different. So it's funny. I was just looking at the. The the weiler report was there was another very similar. Kind of make up was similar. Joint commission joint study Back in nineteen ninety-four that came up with With senator senator. Joe garland and delegate allen diamonstein is the chair and vice chair that gives you a sense of When that was done and those recommendations were made and some of them made it into law and most of them didn't Actually governor mcauliffe wasn't the general assembly. So much i think governor mcauliffe created a an executive level commission to to study ethics and campaign finance laws in virginia in the wake of the mcdonald's scandal and they had a number of recommendations one of which was tried to wave this around but to no avail. Whatever which was the band the personal use of funds that was back in two thousand fourteen. Fifteen and what has a lot of those recommendations. They've sort of taken under advisement and mcdonald's scandal you we created a you know we did. We passed a big comprehensive. I'm of ethics bill. Which did sort of the minimum necessary to say that we were. We were trying to address the issue so we had a gift ban for the first time in a gift limit and we have more reporting of of lobbyists dinners during session and things like that. But and then we have big exceptions for for widely attended events and the exemptions start to eat the rule So you do a lot of these things you pick a couple of easy low hanging fruit type of items. You do those right away trying to check the box that we've we've we've recovered from the scandal. We've addressed whatever was the last scandal was. Let's just move on Until next cattle comes around on that issue. I think one of the things that was done in reaction to the bob mcdonald scandal was the creation of a new ethics agencies or ethics. Group's two of the stuff. One of the issues that the swamp index always looks at as what kind of power these agencies have right absolutely michael so it's not enough to really have a paper tiger your ethics agencies actually have to have teeth so what i'm trying to say it's not enough to just have an independent ethics agency. The ethics agency should also have the power to initiate. Its own investigations accept anonymous complains to issue sanctions to personnel actions against individuals or officials who commit violations and were geneva's ethics agencies. Don't have that. And neither are the members of the ethics agency protected from removal without cause which really also would play a great role in influencing the decisions. Because they don't feel protected but either which way the agencies have no investigative or enforcement bars. They're really a paper tiger interesting to point out that in the wake of the mcdonald's scandal they didn't actually solve any of the problems that led up to it right so the mcdonald's scandal happened because of in-kind contributions and and also it wasn't just bob mcdonnell kin cuccinelli and the the thinking with in-kind contributions is would you rather be one of many who donates thousand or potentially even ten thousand dollars to elected official or somebody running for office. Would you rather be the guy who owns the plane. And just let them hop around the whole state on your plane for free right and there was no action from the general assembly in the wake of the bob mcdonnell scandal to limit in-kind contributions specifically to statewide candidates. That was the problem not to the legislature. And also there was an i apologize marcus. There's a governor's like an investment fund. What is the name of that. Fund opportunity fund. Right right so the problem with with the mcdonnell era was the governor's opportunity fund which is basically a slush fund to convince corporations looking to relocate their headquarters to come to virginia. Tim kaine used it with north of brahmin and later bob mcdonnell used it with this while the scam artist right trying to push his his oil the back royal yeah made from synthetic tobacco not even the virginia product right. So what are we doing about. What the real problems are. I'll stipulate to the point that it's not good to have unlimited contributions and all you have to do is just report it but it seems to me like these in kind. Contributions and issues with the executive are far more systemic problems.
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"Constitution liquid with the nineteen sixties and. What a period of upheaval. It was it was a period. Where you would assassinations of jack. Kennedy robert f kennedy martin luther king you had riots and arson and some of the major cities but it was also a period during which there were significant changes in federal constitutional and statutory law. You had the supreme court decisions laying down the one person one vote rule. The supreme court struck down the poll tax. You had the enactment of the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five. Which covered virginia as well as other southern states. So there was a massive shift in the way politics would be configured in virginia. It was also. The era of one has to realize the era of toast brown versus board of education so called massive resistance where in virginia for example prince. Edward county closed at school. So you had all of that. As the backdrop so that commissioners among other things set out to step forward get out of that period of massive resistance and opposition to brown into different age. I among the things they did was make it. Clear that there's a constitutional mandate on the general assembly to provide education for every child of school asian virginia coupled with a mandate on all the localities counties and cities to put up their share of the the school money in other words it will not be any more prince edward county's in the future in virginia so they revise rules were setting out. They hope to close the door. That euro virginia history. They put into the constitution the first anti-discrimination provisions that the shelby. No governmental discrimination on the basis of race or color or might add sex. They put education into the virginia bill of rice. They set up the provision for standards of quality and virginia education. It was both an effort at one time to put an unhappy period. Virginia history behind us and at the same time to look prospectively to a more inclusive period. And that's why the felony disenfranchisement rule seemed to not resonate well because they constitution taken as a whole was meant to sort of put the era of harry byrd in his machine rule behind us and look towards a future that one would hope would be fair of more just more and more inclusive. Could i jump in here for a second. I think dick makes a great point. And i think putting all these constitutions that we've discussed context is important and i'd dick wrote a piece in the richmond times dispatch. I think it was last year about the constitution. And he touched on a number of issues including felon disenfranchisement. And i like how you put up dick. In that piece you talked about the various constitutions defining the political community going back to george mason virginia declaration of rights and on through and so. I really think it's interesting to see. We've come to the point where we've as a society said you know. The political community includes all males regardless of property holding and then it becomes all males regardless of race and then it becomes Women and then in more recent days the political community is broadened to include lgbt q. Americans and it seems to me. It's almost of a continuum that we then turn to in some ways one of the the last of groups that sort of lacks that kind of recognition and inclusion in the political community and that is people who have been convicted of felonies. And i just think it's an interesting An interesting sort of point on this spectrum that we that we talk about as we as we enlarge that political community. And i think it's also important to remember that in some ways convicts felons have always been thought of as in As less than full participants in our society in virginia back to the to the pre revolutionary days to the colonial period when convicts are imported into virginia and exploited terribly by those who utilize their labor In a quasi sort of slavery moment. And you know you go through the through the early national period at post civil war I don't know if any of you ever read the book john. Henry is steel driving man by scott nelson. Who used to william and mary but he talks about finding the actual john. Henry who in eighteen sixty six is arrested and sent to the state penitentiary and then leased out as a convict so that john henry story of him fighting against or racing. The machine and digging a railroad tunnel has basis in history and it's convict labour And so this notion that convicts were of of of a lower status in our society could be deprived of rights has long historical roots. And it's finally kind of being addressed but it's not just in the constitution but it's in our society's view and treatment of those people that we get to this point and i think that's just i think it's just an important thing to remember that it's part of that evolving notion and is what what's made this country sort of fascinating and great in its own ways that we make mistakes but we we do what we can for hopefully do what we can to try to write those mistakes as we move forward. You know paul you bring up an interesting point. And if if i can have a little too political philosophy. There's an alternative reading of america's political history where we never outlawed slavery we just regulated it under the thirteenth amendment to people who are imprisoned. And and so if you carry that through line where you know. People who are in prison can be forced to work that can be there. They're not extended a minimum wage. They're they're not extended the ability to vote. What you have is a legacy slave system that basically got regulated and now you have entire populations of people who count for the purposes of a census and they don't count at all for the purposes of being able to vote right. It's interesting by the way that the european conventional human rights that governs human rights in the european scene up actually gives the vote to to those who are in prison that would be very controversial. I think i'd be surprised if that were adopted. In virginia adult that we would necessarily go that far but it does raise the question of are there portions of the community around us. Who really are seeing in. Constitutional terms is not counting. That would change the spirit of politics anywhere that got instituted because one of the through lines we see is that nobody ever scores political points for being soft on crime. This is throughout united states. History a political history. One reason for that is because felons can't vote or people incarcerated can't vote. I imagine if they could vote they might have something to say about the people.
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"Of progressive politics and my sense of what was going on is that the more conservative factions needed the progressives on board to bring about the nineteen two constitution and they were pretty much all agree that that black was a problem because it led to corruption and should be african americans should be ousted from the suffrage but there was also as you say this progressive thread and so among the things they nine thousand nine hundred convention did was to create the state corporation commission Railroads sort of bought and sold legislators. They were that was a corruption of a of a corporate gun worth pointing out here that the martin machine was led by the us. Senator senator martin who was a railroad executive who used money from the railroads to finance his campaign. So this is sort of like the today in our modern context. We think about money from manian in this era. We're talking about railroad money. And of course. That's how martin came to power and maintain power was railroad money. So what you're talking about is. The state corporation commission was a reaction to that right. That's that's correct. I think the creation of that commission was a gesture in the direction of the populace who the more conservative wing needed to have on board. And i think by and large the nineteen ninety-two convention. If you judge it looking back at what progresses hoped would happen was a failure a may despite the creation of the corporation commission. They get to give you an example. It was the nineteen o two constitution that introduced the poll tax as a prerequisite devoting. Now that was only a dollar. A half a year doesn't sound like a lot of money to us today. But in nineteen o two to a working man that was a lot of money and so the combination of the poll tax and fairly complicated registration procedures which were nominally directed at black. Voters turned out to disenfranchise a large number of poor whites. The actual number people voting after nineteen to plunged nearly among blacks. Most of whom were disenfranchised but a lot of poor whites as well so the result was to reinforce machine rule the martin machine morphed into the bird machine. Hurry birds machine and so People who might have been a progressive state of mind. I think we're worse off after nineteen to than they were going into the convention. Say that one more time dick. How much was that. Paul tax dollar and a half dollar fifty so it was also if you didn't pay last year yoed three dollars this year. What's interesting about that is a dollar fifty and nineteen two is worth forty five dollars and sixty two cents and twenty twenty one so imagine basically every year you wanted to vote getting slapped with a fifty dollar charge not only that but the registration requirements were very complicated you to register in that first round of elections after nineteen o two. If you are a property owner you are automatically on the roles. That was not a problem. If you were a son of a confederate veteran you got the. This is the so-called grandfather clause. You've got to vote otherwise you had to register. The registrar could present you with the virginia constitution and open it to any place at random. Show you a section of the constitution. Ask you to interpret it wealth. There are provisions of the virginia constitution. That i can't really interpret so if you're just the average citizen back in those days and the registrar distant. He didn't like the cut of your jib. He could just say sorry. You didn't interpreted Interpretation won't do this again. Was aimed particularly a would be black voters but it could be applied to white voters well with so when you take the poll tax on the registration requirements. And all the rest of it and you're working. Then why would you take off day day lose a day's pay to go in and go through the process which probably was gonna be unsatisfied. Anyway so i think it was all structured in a way that they black voter was the was a nominal and the real of object of these religions but the there was a collateral sort of effect on poor whites. There were some points in the convention debates where delegates would not only saying. We won't black solve the roles but they would say we don't want the rabble we want people who are respectable people to be exercising the franchise and running the state. So i don't think that whereas upfront about that as they were about disenfranchising blacks but they were not uncomfortable with the notion that they ought to keep the hands of the state at has falsely in the hands of the of the right people. Can i just jump in and make a note about progressivism and remember. Progressivism isn't a national movement but it had quite different terp retations regionally so but but one of the things. I think that you know if you look at the eighth overall goals of the progressive movement it was toward efficiency and against corruption and against waste. And so i think Really in the southern context in a place like virginia the corruption can be interpreted in a way that if you were a progressive in you know chicago and you were. You may be thought that big city bosses controlling immigrant. Votes was inherently corrupt similarly. I think for some progressives in virginia they legitimately thought that black votes were easily manipulated by powerful whites and so i think there may have been some initial impulse toward some of the tenets of the progressive movement. But they take on this starkly racial tone in a place like virginia. That is very much. At odds with maybe a our conception of progressivism today and of course distinguish between the use of progressive in current political terms. With what would have be considered progressive in the early twentieth century. But i do think that's kind of an important thing. When we we learn about progressivism at school we we tend to focus. I think on more on northern locations and less on places like virginia where progressivism kind of had a different variant. Let's put it that way. It was very populist to be progressive back. Then you even have president at the time. Teddy roosevelt getting elected on a progressive platform. So i find it fascinating. Paul your point. Progressivism bore regional characteristics for sure. Absolutely absolutely you know. It's really interesting. That there's this southern flavor of progressivism That was so racist. And it's it's actually difficult for the modern mind to think of progressives as being racist but mr levied you're making this point but it's worth sort of sort of underscoring this. The progressives from this era thought the black vote was inherently corrupt because their view was the black vote was for sale and so preventing black people from voting was a way to in their minds. Clean up elections right absolutely now. I mean obviously inherent in that judgment is that somehow black votes are for sale because blacks are willing to be corrupted So there is a you know. There are assumptions under girding. That but i think that's absolutely the case one other point about nineteen two. That's worth mentioning. This was sort of alluded to earlier. But it's again worth underscoring is how openly willing they were to talk about white supremacy and racism. I mean so today you would. You would try to do dog whistles or try to use other language but they literally are talking about white. They're using the words white supremacy in this in this constitutional convention right. Dick pointed this out. This was not this was not coded language. This was very very overt that the goal the goal of this was to disenfranchise black voters and to although they stated their goal was to not disenfranchise too many white voters a result of this but i think they were very clear what they were doing. And it's as dick mentioned. I think today you would not have been quite so you know bald-faced about it but they certainly were you mentioned. Carter glass the debates. Where he he was floor manager. The franchise provisions and one of the delegates asked him about the poll tax on the registration requirements. And all that and said we won't these provisions. Discriminate said discriminate. What do you think we're here for. We're here. We're here to discriminate justice far. The us constitution will allow us to do and what he had in mind. Was the supreme court in eighteen ninety had decided to challenge to the mississippi post-reconstruction constitution. That was the one that about eighteen ninety started. All this often had the poll tax and the grandfather clause under registration requirements. All that the ones they then used in virginia and the us supreme court had rejected that challenge rebuff that challenge on the grounds that on the face of it. The constitution was looked to to satisfy the requirements of equal protection. And they weren't willing to look into how these laws might be administered in practice so they they basically. We're giving a green light to the post reconstruction conservatives in the in the south generally so each of the former confederate states between eighteen ninety thousand nine hundred two rewrote their reconstruction period constitutions to have a post-reconstruction constitution that set out to disenfranchise blacks. You know what. I find quite fascinating about this point in history as you have one of the few times in history where progressives however you might defined them are in charge relatively of virginia cheryl assembly and they put together this constitutional convention and a point four independent democrats to some of these commissions and committees who in turn appoint conservatives to the rest of them and so one of the criticisms about this era is that you get progressive reformers who they got hoodwinked by corporate interests and to making them even more powerful so you have a few. Let's call them legitimate bones of contention with the existing system so one thing they wanna do is get rid of courthouse rings where the general assembly appoints judges and those judges appoint local officers. Like commonwealth's attorney Sheriffs clerks court who carry out that judges interpretation and at leads to vary cliquish ruling classes in localities. One thing they wanna do is installed the state corporation commission to control rates We still see as a political flashpoint today back then. It was for railroads and insurance today. It's for electric utilities etc. But we see the roots of a lot of today's issues and one of those issues that really start in their modern dialogue and their modern context is felon disenfranchisement. So dick howard explain the through line. Where are we on this through. Line of felon disenfranchisement. Once we get to nineteen o two. Well we've talked a bit about the nineteenth century and helped the word. Felony as grounds for disenfranchisement came into the constitution of eighteen. Seventy in one thousand nine hundred two they drafters of that constitution vestment expanded the classes of people who would be disenfranchised. Not not only felons but all entries are the light but also bribery. Petty larceny Obtaining money under false pretenses embezzlement forgery perjury on and on and on that was clearly aimed at black loaders on the theory that they would be convicted of these petty crimes. and therefore they would be disenfranchised. Right longfellow with felons wealth in the drafting of the nineteen seventy-one constitution the present constitution the commission constitutional revision eliminate all of all those those other categories petty larceny. And the like but kept the felony disenfranchisement. I have to be candidates. Say i don't think they commissioners who worked on the president constitution had the problem of felony disenfranchisement front and center the way we do now Because it's not enough that a constitution be neutral on his face. You run out to think about the impact of it and as you pointed out already so many more african american persons of color who are disenfranchised by the provision is true. The white population vastly disproportionate. So if you think about the actually effective. Felony disenfranchisement is a running sore in virginia politics. I think the commissioners who worked on the draft that became the president constitution. I think they thought it was enough. That the governor could restore the voting rights of felons on distance on application and fifty years ago when the president constitution came into being felony disenfranchisement was far more pervasive among the american states than it is today as a practice. That's happily atrophying. And i think one of the assumptions the commissioners made in.
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"I think as you know as you've pointed out comes very tied to a race to african american participation that somehow african americans are inherently going to be corrupt politically perhaps because of what was conceived as as as their inferior character so that the reconstruction era which remember is weighing very much on the minds of people in night at one nineteen. O two. i think is really important as shaper for the impulse to this convention. Those very poignant. Poignant moment at the opening of the nineteen ninety-two convention. The president of the convention is making his remarks sort of setting the stage and he refers to the fifteenth amendment to the us constitution one. That says that the show be no discrimination. In voting on the basis of race or pre previous condition of servitude or color and he proclaims the fifteenth amendment to be a crime against civilization and christianity. This is in the opening remarks setting the stage of courses general applause in agreement with that and then one delegate after that goes on during the debates to sort of tilonia say yes. It's an evil. That blacks were allowed the ballot. It was the federal ban at that forced us to do. This was punishing the south of what it had done that off and on in that sort of and and one delegate gets up and says i wanted to be understood. I'm a i'm a white man. I'm here to defend the interests of white people and another says You know we. We can't have this inferior race Telling us what to do they. They invoke history. They vote theology. They say it's god's plan for the universe of the white show be superior to and the blacks to be inferior It just makes an amazing transcript to today. I think you would probably dress it. Upper prettier language. But i have to say nineteen thousand nine hundred to the delegates at that convention. Made it clear what they were there for and what they will therefore was white supremacy are. That's a great segue into our next segment where we're going to discuss nineteen to constitution. We're here with eighty dick howard from uva one. Virginia's very own founding fathers and paul levin good of the george c marshall foundation. I'm thomas bowman and my co host is michael pope. We'll be right back. And i'll tell you what doesn't help is when we have reporters like michael pope from wwltv f. These were not rioters and looters. These were patriots. I never called the people who stormed the capital. These were not rioters and looters were patriots. I never called the people who storm the capital patriots. We have to hold armenia accountable. You can help our podcast hold. People in power accountable head over to transitions. Virginia dot com and hit the button. That says contribute on patriotic. For as little.
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"Virginia. The podcast that documents the ongoing transition of power in virginia. I'm michael lapoma. And i'm thomas bowman today on the podcast felon disenfranchisement controvercial constitution straight. The democrats have wanted to undo for years. Now the general assembly considering a constitutional amendment to ditch the provisions and allow former felons to vote without petitioning the governor to restore their rights. Now you may think felon disenfranchisement as something that was created during the era of jim crow. You're not alone. Many people have talking points. They say something like felon disenfranchisement was created in the constitution of nineteen o two but felon disenfranchisement actually stretches all the way back to eighteen thirty during the age of jackson. That's seventy years before the jim crow constitutional so felon disenfranchisement was not created to exclude black voters during the era of jim crow but it was undoubtedly weaponized during the convention that brought back the poll tax and made a new literacy tests specifically to black voters and poor white voters spa and it worked. The electorate was cut in half today. One and five virginians are permanently. Disenfranchised african americans make up about one-fifth virginia's population but more than half of those disenfranchised virginia is one of only eleven states. That common lead disenfranchises voters. That's why the general assembly is considering a new constitutional amendment. That would be on the ballot next year to ditch felon disenfranchisement and we've got a fantastic panel to dig into this issue. Joining us is the founding father of virginia's current constitution. He was executive director of the commission. That wrote the nineteen seventy-one constitution. That's the one that we still have today. He's the water booker. distinguished professor of international law. Movie a a e dick howard. Thanks for joining us. It's great to be here also. Joining the transition team is the former president of the virginia historical society. He's currently george. C marshall foundation president at is making a return appearance on the podcast. Paul levin good. Thanks for joining us again. It's great to be back. This is such an exciting panel. I'm really glad that i talked both of you to actually doing this today. To to walk through these different constitutional issues and talk about felon disenfranchisement and perhaps we should set the stage here by talking about the very first constitution. The which happened in seventeen seventy six. So let's set the stage here and talk about that that founding document and and who was able to vote so obviously we're not talking about women voting right and african americans can't vote and even poor whites can't vote right so like back in that seventeen seventy six constitution who was able to vote. Well that's an interesting document was drafted in williamsburg and may seventeen seventy six by george mason and his his distinguished colleagues and that declaration famous declaration of rights opens on a very inclusive note. It seemed talks about constitutions being made for the common benefit talks about the natural rights of all men so it opens on a note of inclusiveness but then when it charged to the question of who can vote It's rather more qualified. Because the drafters who met in williamsburg would not interested in enlarging the elected at that time. Indeed they talk about health. If you won't vote you have to show that you have some permanent interest in an attachment to the community language of that sort and of course what they were talking about was property owners back in those days it was even among the white male population. If you didn't own property you didn't vote. It's interesting turning to our topic today. It's interesting that the seventeen seventy six constitution does not explicitly talk about people who are disenfranchised because of crime at something that actually appears later when that first constitution was ultimately revised there was a great convention at eighteen twenty nine and thirty the first rewrite the constitution that's when they begin to include constitutional language about who's not allowed to vote so in the intervening years between seventeen. Seventy six and eighteen. Thirty disenfranchisement was a matter. Statute would be only in the code not in the constitution. Apparently in eighteen twenty nine and thirty at the convention they begun to think well maybe ought to make clear in the constitution itself. Though that's so that's when they they don't yet use the word felony but they use something very like it they talk about disqualifying people for what they called infamous offenses leaving that as opposed to judicial interpretation or legislative implemetation. mr levin. good. I want to bring you in here. And and sort of set the stage in terms of what was going on the political environment and eighteen thirty. So we're talking about a time period here. The age of jackson as we as we mentioned in the intro where This was a time when you had more and more people who were wanting to be part of the process so you had white men who did not own property but they wanted to vote and so there was sort of a movement and can we sort of view the eighteen thirty constitutionists kind of a reaction to that. Yeah i think in a lot of ways. that's true. I mean just to put a little bit of context around us by the time the convention sits virginia is one of only gosh. I can't remember exactly but it's very few states that had still limited voting to landowners That was in some ways very much. An antiquated notion and obviously in the age of jackson the move toward more popular participation in electoral politics is a hallmark of the era. So i think the other thing that you have to remember. Is that virginia. In some ways in the early nineteenth century really into the mid nineteenth century is a tale of two states. It's eastern virginia which is still dominated by large plantations big planters kind of entrenched power. That went back. Generations and then western. Virginia which is more newly settled less dominated by the plantation system and large scale slavery at. And so it's i mean maybe it's a little overly simplistic to call it. Planters versus yeoman farmers but always a little more complicated than that but it really was a question of whether virginia would continue to be dominated by those who had held.
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"And we're back on transition. Virginia we're talking about sealing the record on old criminal convictions allowing people to get a job or find a place to live. We already talked about the house approach. Let's go to the other side of the capitol and highlight the senate approach. The senator scott serravalle is the leading advocate for the petition based model and one of the reasons he says a judge should have discretion. Here is that it's essential to know what the circumstances were behind the charge. Here's how serravalle explained it to me in my experience. Petty larceny is usually a function of significant drug addiction and mental health problems and trespassing. Disorderly conduct are often charges. That larcenies are to do or other crimes like assault and battery and but somebody's convicted of is often a legal fiction the to achieve a compromise in a criminal proceeding and from my perspective. The facts and circumstances of the crime that led to the compromise and partly what needs to be considered before charged. Expunge now one of the questions. I had when he explained that to me was how going to court could help these people. How could it helps someone who has a drug problem or someone who has a mental health problem. How could going to court actually help that person. Here is a bit of our exchange on that issue. The example of the person that we're talking about it has underlying drug problem or underlying mental health issues or probably both really coker. Okay so under the other plan. These could be competing. They could not be over there diction they could stop a massive problem. They could be applying for a job with employer to go get access to a bunch of checks that can embezzle employers. You know it's important that people who are hiring people have criminal histories to some extent have the ability to look into that especially going to be overseeing children money. They're going to have access to position. Okay so what would you say to serravalle. And anyone else who says that employers should be able to know if someone they're thinking about hiring has had a criminal record and that person might not have gotten their life back together yet. Under the house model. Those records would go away. Are there circumstances where that could be a problem. Yes and no. I believe that servile is not really touching on the component. Where delegate hearing was saying that this would be after eight year time period of being recidivism. Free right the house version of the bill is in saying that they commit a crime today. They serve their sentences and then tomorrow they are able to get that expense off the record so this is after like years of showing that they are productive citizens that they're doing everything they need to do that. They aren't risk to their own safety or anyone else's safety. I believe that if one is going to re offend it will happen sooner than eight years if we're truly believing that people can change and if we're not that's also fine but i think we should be clear about that. Say what our intentions are so but if we really believe in second chances in allowing people to change and do better for themselves in their family. This is a way to go. That would go back to the scarlet. Letter that i believe Delegate hearing was referring to allowing this record to follow us for the rest of our lives even though we haven't reoffended in fifteen plus years. I think that that would be my response to it. That if they showed good faith than they haven't committed a new crime within that eight year time here. I think that's enough time to show that they've proven to be able to hold a job successfully without turning back to pathways thanks. Then what do you think andy. Well first of all. I always have a concern with looking behind unequivocal or looking behind a plea agreement to see what what really happened here. As if our court outcomes are sufficiently informative to answer that question. Because i think that would mean that even people who were found not guilty could also be discriminated against by employers so that that's a concern to me. I don't agree with a motive. Thanking i also. I think implicit in the argument here is that employers would like to be able to not hire people who had previous substance abuse problems or previous mental health problems met off prompted. Maybe insensitive been diagnosed gotten under control as a public defender. Many many of my clients have one of those two problems trauma histories and i. I don't want my clients to be permanently hamstrung by substances problems they have had when they were young in their early teens. Early twenty s in. Now they're twenty five or thirty in trying to get their lives back on track. I think really comes to the heart of the question is do we believe in second chances And i think that we all do on a level. I think this there's always some like look. I've been an employer new. Hire someone you're always taking chance and i think that the the spirit of this legislation on the new era. We're finding in virginia. Politics is that we want to give people second chances on trying to get them back on it strikes me that cultural attitudes change to like just a few years ago. The attitude toward pot was a lot harsher than it is today and it's conceivable that ten twenty years now or society could evolve in such a way that you know. We don't think it's appropriate to punish drug users like criminals and they belong in rehabilitation. It's probably good to point out that all of this debate were having about herrings model and the automatic approach versus servewell's model in his petition based approach that. None of this actually necessarily has to do with marijuana convictions. Because that's being handled separately in the marijuana bill. And that i think i understand that right. The ultimate objective is that they would get to an automatic expunge model for all of those old marijuana convictions. That go back five. Ten twenty years is that right. It's from from my understanding there's some aspects of it that are still up in the air but we're certainly gonna see substantial automatic sponging for some marijuana offenses things like possession as you get into possession with intent to distribute and distribution this going to be more like petition based approaches. I think but obviously those things are still very much up in the air and took significant debate. And that's exactly what. I'm trying to point out though is michael. Is that like okay. We've gotten this far with marijuana culturally. it's very conceivable. That society moves further down later on. And so that brings me to the senate version being mostly petitioned based but it would automatically expunge some minor offenses like speeding or shopping. Cart theft most misdemeanors would be petitioned. Based and all felony drug possession cases would be petitioned. Based.
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"Any other bass player at the time and then next on the list is one of the best albums ever made. Master of puppets. Oh it's damaging corporated leper messiah. I mean just really not a dull moment on this thing really amazing stuff this tops. Everyone's list for greatest metal albums of all time for a reason. You know it just it. It is and my favorite happens to be different from their best nassar. Puppets is the best. Metallica album period. It is my second favorite metallica album. But i will distinguish like i do this for a few other. Bands like occurs portrait from soil. Work is soil works best album but my favorite is natural born. Chaos for example. So you know this happens. But measure puppets. What else is there. they achieve perfection the song nassar puppets is degraded heavy metal song of all time and is immediately followed by rain blood by slayer a you know although jose manuel put walk by second but i'll put ramp leads. And then you have the actual jim of cliff burton's career in o'brien that was so profound as an instrumental. They actually played that at close funeral in nineteen six all right so we got to wrap this up so that we don't like go on ridiculously long but let's talk about one of the best albums ever made i like you. I've just got a place in my heart for and justice for all. What is it about this album. That's just so amazing. This is my number one. This is absolutely number one and I think with injustice. For all when i was a kid a teenager in i saw the one video and i think this is really universal. This is the second time. Italico is accused of selling out. Because they had used to stasis like. Oh we'll never do an mtv music video while when the time was right they did it for one and i will still argued that as the greatest heavy metal video. You'll ever seen your life in a low budget used a bunch of clips from johnny. Got his gun a for It will give you chills. It's impossible not to get goosebumps when you listen to the voice. That says you know like when he's doing morse code with his head he's bouncing up down any and the guy translating What's he saying. Kill me over and over again kill me. It's a even right now. I'm saying it in the goosebumps are coming up on my arms right now as i'm talking just just thinking about it. That's what the thought of the video of that song is let alone the fact that it has Kirk hammett's greatest guitar solo ever let alone blackened. When you get a see that open metallica show or like fedex. Field three came back in from the encore with blackened. Oh my god blackens it has all the technicalities of damaging can battery and all the classic thrashers and that it takes it to the next level that critique of this album of course is that the base was too low in this is by it will never be the best metal album ever because the production was not like that production. Here is so disappointing. Because it's an such an amazing of them but it suffers from this horrible production values at that is actually lowers his fault more so than the mixture and the mixture will say that he will say that to the desk to this day onslaught. I don't blame plumbing. Russ misery anyone for but in terms of its songwriting. James hatfield demonstrate himself in my opinion to be parallel to tony. I owe me with his guitar. Majesty keep mine kirk only records the lease james puts down all of the rhythm every layer. That rhythm james's creative songwriting in that point. If you listen to the frayed ends of sanity if you listen to in just the song and justice for all and you're really piecing together you're going through this level of technicality of songwriting. In the world of thrash. That is unparalleled. You don't have Thrash like that where you can have time seen changes everything to such an intense level and then my favorite thrash song ever dyers eve fair mother. Father what is this. How you have put me through. Liberty saver to by two pushed on me. What's wrong or right from this thing that they call my guts intense and raw and when you're in k. School and you hear that. Like i've never i'll never be someone who says negative stuff about my mom and my mom did just she. She went through hell to have to raise her kids. After my dad killed himself in nineteen eighty seven by hearing that in the dear father part on that to in feeling that illumination that was raw in that was real and that songwriting james hatfield field. I thought tapped into something. That will always make him relatable in that he had a broken childhood. That i you know. I could understand in that regard and then when you get into to live is to die those those lyrics very few lurks are on their the spoken-word part from from hadfield that was written by cliff burton. And that's that's also really special because that was like a farewell from cliff. What a man lies. He murdered some part of the world. These are the trigger that switch. Ms color lives all this. I cannot bear to witness any longer. Not the kingdom of salvation. Take me home. Taught my head by the way i don't have the mice creator just for all works as the theme for this entire episode based off legislation. We talked about earlier and the ranking of your favorite metallica albums. So please subscribe to transition. Virginia wherever pods are cast you can follow the transition team on twitter at transition and by us on the web at transition. Virginia dot com. Don't forget to like ads. Subscribe so you can enjoy our next episode of transition virginia. I knew michael was metal. Had the first nova saw him give chain. Said he walks around the aesthetic. Was there the like. I would call metalhead formal it was..
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"About learning of someone's sexual orientation gender identity. These are all grey areas in law and we have a really amazing guest to help us understand. These issues were joined by the first transgender member of the house of delegates. Heavy metal enthusiasts. Who spent a career as a journalist before running for office. Delegate data rallo thanks for joining us it starts vera. Thank you so much delegate rome. We're going to talk about your bill to abolish the panic defensive. Also going to talk about a bill introduced by senator zala hash mi a bill that expands the definition of what a hate. Crime is plus later in the show. We're going to talk heavy metal and we're going to rank all the metallica albums. Michael wanted to do a show. Only on metallica. Thomas wisely talked me out of that and then delegate rome. I saw your bill and panic defense which is fascinating. So let's start with that now for our listeners. Who want to hear about metallica. Stick around for segment. Three of the podcast. And i promise you. We're gonna talk about all of the metallica albums later. But we're going to start with house. Bill twenty one thirty two bill that you introduced delegate rome to abolish the panic defense in virginia now i can hear many listeners. Sort of thinking to themselves panic defense. What the heck is that they'll get. What is the panic defense. And how did this bill about right. So i'll answer that second question first and then we'll get back to the verse so the bill actually came as an idea from one of my constituents manassas park. Who's a student who's out who sent me an email on during the summer point twenty base saying hey Could you please bill to do this because this is horrible. And as for just talking about what the Defense actually does basically what what happens is that someone will use your sexual orientation or gender identity as the vocation for why they attacked you in a heat of passion rage and then not only that what they'll say provoked them to attack you but that it excuses their attack and so rather than deem it with malicious intent aka murder. They will say that it was more or less accidental. I was in a fit of rage. Because i couldn't possibly help myself. You would understand if you were in my shoes to you. In which they can get their sentences reduced or they can be sentenced for manslaughter instead of murder to charge. And since the most high-profile hayes happens to be matthew. Shepard a think that resonates in people's minds so much and that if you can understand the horror of the torture that poor soul endured in that role area in laramie wyoming when he was pistol whipped drug out to a fence post tied up and left to die. It's just what was this crime. It was for existing as a gay man in rural wyoming. You know in court. The murderers of matthew. Shepard tried to argue that the reason they committed the crime was the sexual orientation of the victim. this is sort of classic blaming the victim. Now what are the people supporting your bill. Delegate rome is judy. Shepard the mother of matthew shepard and the founder of the matthew shepard foundation. She testified in favor of your bill when it was before the criminal subcommittee of the courts of justice and here is a bit of her testimony. Panic defense relies on a stigma stigmas particular to the lgbtq people to justify horrific violence against lgbtq plus individuals when a perpetrator uses the lgbtq plus panic defense there are claiming that the victim sexual orientation gender identity or expression not only explains excuses the loss of self control and subsequent violent assault or murder under the lgbtq plus panic defense hate crime victims very identity simultaneously becomes the reason they're murder and the exoneration of their murderer. Now she finished testifying the chairman of the subcommittee delegate. Mike mullins said this was some of the most powerful testimony he's ever heard in his career. Delegate rome was it like for you to hear judy. Shepard testifying in support of your bill. Well you know in the run-up to You know that testimony. We heard about a week and half two weeks ahead of time that she was going to be willing to testify and tom. I told the subcommittee chairman. Mike mullen who is also the chief co patrons of bill by the way as like just say no on we got you know we have judy. Shepard testifying in his reaction would just allow. And i was like. It's quite possible that there's not going to be dry in the room so just just so we understand that when you do have someone of the caliber to shepherd. Who is you know testifying for bill in virginia. It should speak to the volume of importance. About what this means and why this is important at that point just to use another journalism axios. We always say you know show. Don't tell well. I don't have to tell you that bills important junie. Shepherd is speaking in figurative. It that should tell you everything you know. I wasn't necessarily planning to make an announcement but since the shepherd foundation is ben in vote. I should probably disclosed that. As of this past week my own firm resolute strategies group just signed the former matthew shepard foundation. Ceo jason marsden to our firm so we're expanding our footprint and he brings a lot to the table but breaking news and a disclosure so anyway delegate rome your bill had many people testify in favour including the office of attorney general mark herring the commonwealth's attorney for prince william county and the national. Lgbt bar association but it also has some critics. Doug ram sir at the virginia association of criminal. Defense lawyers said categorical bans on potential. Defenses are not good way to protect the lgbtq plus community. Every case is different and we need to resist the impulse to prohibited fence because we find distasteful and while there have been plenty of examples of things happen other states. We've not aware of example. Virginia where this has become a problem. What do you make of those. Two arguments danika. It hasn't happened here. And it's generally a bad idea to take any legal defense off the table does this infringe on defendants ability to mount a defense number. One noah dozen number two. it has happened in virginia. And when i was in subcommittee i was really out. The list of veto cities were just based on my own team's research we found whether norfolk are williamsburg hampshire just like hit trust. It happens in virginia. I wanted brought the bill ford if you know. This was not a problem. Virginia and the third part on this about you know. Is it a bad idea to take any legal defense off the table. Well we already do. Take a legal defense off the table with bribery. You can't say oh. I was bribed. So i'm absolved now. In regards to this defense keep in mind you were saying that.
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"I wanted to pay you back on. Michelle said to and just point out that in the expert you pull the whole point of automatic expunge. -ment is there is no more discretion. Left right the charges have been completed. Sentences have been determined. The debt has been paid to society the automatic expunging that are being thrown around inside of the general assembly in the proposal. That's being put forward. But the governor and majority leader charnel herring and get scott and so many others who've been working on this. The whole point of automatic experiment which by the way is not even a partisan issue the majority gop pennsylvania general assembly. Pass this. I think you're a to go full clean lot. Michigan has also done this. Recently the whole point is the debt has been paid to society. There's been a period of time. That's elapsed where somebody has not committed any. There's no recidivism happening. We're saying like you. Deserve to be unburdened from this past mistake and given a second chance because a petition based process one puts additional burden on our already overburdened court system. It mostly benefits the lawyers. Who have to negotiate that petition process and it adds additional resources. Right you have to be able to afford a lawyer. You have to afford the time as you said earlier. In order to pursue that those are inherently inequitable requirements to put upon something that frankly should be a rate as part of you going through the criminal court process and addressing these harms. And the whole point here. And i think it's important to remember especially in a state like virginia that so much of our criminal code system is based upon the criminalization of black virginians and expanded to like just people of color instead of this commonwealth but jim crow and so many things baked into our constitution and then into our laws have been about finding any possible proxy to continue to subjugate non white folks through the law and by creating more hurls and more complex processes. And if we're going to seriously look at how we dismantle the legacy of jim crowds mantle the legacy of slavery. instead of virginia. We absolutely should be fighting for automatic experiment and making these processes as easy as possible for folks navigate while also balancing these public safety concerns. And i think that.