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"wendell willkie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

06:37 min | Last month

"wendell willkie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"We are back with Lord Conrad Black, the author of President Trump president like No other latest piece in American greatness and greatness dot com. We're posting right now, Joe Biden is a total failure is the title Lord Black. You go through, you know, two or dock is on a horizon full of The incredible failures of just the last eight months. You start with stagflation, which can kill a presidency. You talk about the crime rates in the US the open artery of the southern border, the disaster of Afghanistan on and on and on. I let me let me ask you to put that onto historic perspective. How true is the old sore? That it's the economy stupid that all of these things are true. The national security ramifications and everything else but the end of the day, a president of any party is the most vulnerable when it comes to wallets and pocketbooks. That that has historically been the leading issue, but of course at times Other crises arise in the 18 60 election, which Lincoln one It wasn't the economy. Of course, there was a terrible threat to national unity. In 1940, President Roosevelt's third term. He ran even with his opponent, Wendell Willkie on the economy, but he led on foreign policy and which absolutely overriding concern of Americans. Was how to stay out of war but helped the democracies who are at for British and Canadians and and Roosevelt have, you know, always short of war and Great arsenal of democracy and so and that was a policy that people approved. But normally what you say is right. I mean, obviously nothing affects people unless they have been literally oppressed. Nothing affects from more than the standard of living the bank power of their income stability of their assets. And, uh um, and so it is traditionally the biggest the biggest factor and it is about to assault this administration, I think, can you incidentally, I didn't even get in that article. You kind of mentioned I didn't get to the To the shambles. They've now managed to make a bow covid matter. I mean, that was a great asset. In the last election. I was their allies terrorizing the country and denigrating Trump's vaccine and so on. And now they would no excuse at all with made an absolute, uh Horwitz of it is the English. Yes, Indeed. There is. Let me ask you how significant The recent events, not just the Afghan to Banco. But the fact that with a legacy media 90% of which is totally totally on this side of the Democrats Votes Democrat more than 90% of journalists registered Democrats that we are seeing a legal a leaks again, not just in the Trump Administration, but leaks of phone calls between the incumbent and the Afghan president. To press organs like Reuters. The fact that a Democrat administration is leaking to the legacy media means that there must truly be turmoil inside the White House, does it not? I think so. I mean, Sebastian, I You know, I've been following these things closely since the time President Eisenhower in the fifties. And, uh, I don't recall. Uh, any Democratic administration suffering a significant problem of leaks. When, when LBJ. When this popularity declined over the conduct of the Vietnam War, there's still weren't leaks. When Nixon came in with the new policy started, withdraw people and casualties reduced and so forth. All of a sudden he was Undermined by these leaks. I mean, the fact is is you know that you live there? I mean, virtually everybody in Washington, D C is a Democrat. I believe that President Trump got 3% of the vote he did you like, and it's still elections in Washington. And so You know the average people in the White House? Just the continuous personnel, not those who would changed every change of administration. They're all Democrats. And when you see Democrats, which obviously must have been the case here, taking a damaging confidential information and illegally leaking it to the press, as they love to do with Nixon they love to do with Trump. Uh and they did it occasionally, but George W. Bush and Reagan as well, but they weren't so offensive to the Democrats. Um, you know, it's got to be a sign, but You know the ranks are wavering that even the Democrats are worried about what's going on. Yeah. And with the events of recent weeks, Lord Black is Nancy Pelosi's Star Chamber January 6th Commission to target conservatives. He's not dead in the water. I would say it's going to be very hard for it to get any attention because we know that you have discredited there'll be FBI is has exhaustively looked at this and has declared That there's absolutely no connection, whatever to the regrettable illegalities at the Capitol and the Trump campaign, So I mean formal connection, and so I mean, what is the point of it? I mean, what did they think they're doing? And it is going to be overshadowed by more serious public concerns. Uh, I think I think the country is getting tired of Trump. Eight. I think the tired of Democrats having absolutely no explanation for anything other than we're not Trump and we hate Trump. And I thought we lost you there For a moment. You thought the what? Emerson poll. Thought. Well, we're losing him again. I don't know if we're getting, uh some interference. What? Witnesses? We'll try one more time. We're which Polo Lord Black. All right. Well, we'll have to leave it there. In the meantime, you know you're back. Okay? Which poll was that? We'll set well, we've lost them. We've lost them. Uh, the article is Joe Biden is a total failure and one of our favorite website American greatness dot com and greatness dot com..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

06:17 min | Last month

"wendell willkie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"G is in the house on America first, without personnel on the ground. We can't verify the accuracy of manifests the identities of passengers, flight plans or aviation security protocols. So this is a challenge. Mm. Interesting. Tony Blinken saying We don't have people on the ground so we can't actually do the mission that is set to rescue our friends. Allies s I V s and Americans. Why is it you don't have people on the ground. Because they surrendered in Kabul. That is the lesson of the last three weeks. I'm Sebastian. Gorka, This is America first, please, as a personal favor to me. If you're one of the millions of people listening to our show, will you support a great American? He wouldn't leave anybody behind former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani. They are trying to destroy him. Strip him of his law license is bankrupt. The man who brought New York back from the 19 eighties who helped New York get back on its feet after 9 11, please support him. Go to Rudy Giuliani. Freedom, fun dot com Make a donation today. To make sure that this man can continue to fight the good fight. That's Rudy Giuliani freedom fund dot com. We are back with Lord Conrad Black, the author of President Trump president like No other latest piece in American greatness and greatness dot com. We're posting right now, Joe Biden is a total failure is the title little black You go through, you know, Tall, dark is on a horizon full of The the incredible failures of just the last eight months. You start with stagflation which can kill the presidency. You talk about the crime rates in the US the the open artery of the southern border, the disaster of Afghanistan on and on and on. I let me let me ask you to put that onto historic perspective. How true is the old sore? That it's the economy stupid that all of these things are true. The national security ramifications and everything else. But at the end of the day, a president of any party is the most vulnerable when it comes to wallets and pocketbooks. That that has historically been the leading issue. But of course, at times, other crises arise in the 18 60 election, which Lincoln one It wasn't the economy. Of course, there was a terrible threat to national unity in 1940, President Roosevelt's third term. He ran even with his opponent, Wendell Willkie on the economy, But he led on foreign policy, which absolutely overriding concern of Americans was how to stay out of war but help the democracies who are at war. British and Canadians and and Roosevelt had, you know all all aid, short of war and great arsenal of democracy and so and that was a policy that people approved but Normally what you say is right. I mean, obviously nothing affects people unless they have been literally oppressed, nothing effects and more than than the standard of living the buying power of their income, the stability of their assets and, uh And and so it is traditionally the biggest. The biggest factor and it is. It is about two to assault this administration. I think, incidentally, I didn't even get in that article. You kind of mentioned I didn't get to the to the to the shambles and now managed to make it the whole co get matter. I mean, that was the great asset. In the last election, I was their allies. Terrorizing the country and denigrating Trump's vaccine and so on. And and now they with no excuse at all. We've made an absolute, uh horrible accept it as the English it. Yes, Indeed. There is. Let me ask you how significant The recent events, not just the Afghan debacle, but the fact that with a legacy media 90% of which is totally totally on this side of the Democrats votes Democrat more than 90% of of journalists registered Democrats. That we are seeing illegal a leaks again, not just in the Trump administration, but leaks of phone calls between the incumbent and the Afghan president to press organs like Reuters. The fact that a Democrat administration is leaking to the legacy media means that there must truly be turmoil inside the White House, does it not I think so. I mean, Sebastian, I You know, I've been following these things closely since the time of President Eisenhower in the fifties, and I don't recall. Any Democratic administration suffering a significant problem of leaks. When, when LBJ when his popularity declined over the conduct of the Vietnam War, there still weren't leaks. When Nixon came in from a new policy and started to withdraw people and casualties reduced and so forth. They're all of a sudden he was Undermined by these leaks. I mean, the fact is, as you know that you live there. Virtually everybody in Washington, D. C is a Democrat. I believe that President Trump got 3% of the vote he did to like, and it's still elections and in Washington. And and and and so you know, the the average people in the White House just to continuous personnel, not those who were changed every change of administration. Uh, they're all Democrats. And when you see Democrats, which obviously must have been the case here, taking a damaging confidential information and illegally leaking into the press, as they love to do with Nixon they love to do with Trump. And they did it occasionally, but George W. Bush and Reagan as well, but they weren't so offensive to the Democrats. Um and you know, it's got to be assigned. But you know, the ranks are wavering that even the Democrats are worried about what's going on. Yeah, and the with the events of recent weeks, Lord Black is Nancy Pelosi's Star Chamber. January six commission to target Conservatives Is that dead in the water?.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

03:41 min | 5 months ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Can I tell you that? Do you mind if I tell you that? No. You know why? You know why I keep track of your bitch. The routines kind of what to look for. Offering people a guide how to listen to your show. What to look for what? What? Because what may seem like a mistake to some people. Oh, no, no, no. Oh, contraire. One of my favorite is when you push the wrong actuality, Here's Governor Cuomo responding to the sexual abuse allegation and his Calvin College. I mean, it's just fantastic. I also love the way you pace most political campaigns on how they look. Which is you know what better than the polls? You know that Wendell Willkie Weird guy Mussolini little fact. You know, Mark Wouldn't return you to something that folks would look up The Johns Hopkins 2017 little scenario called spars. S P A. R s just looking at we're gonna catch and it's amazing. This was a scenario four years ago. Three friends that basically follows a knock Clea. What just happened? I'm not making it up. Johns Hopkins called Spars s P A. R S. Pandemic scenario. Doesn't think I love about you Show the way you promote vaccines. If you don't have stock and all these you you are that there is no vaccine. That is bad off today with the Yankees were nine of them showed up. Remember that when they were positively said, Well, you know these people after all, that was only 16%. But this one was on the 5 38% if you double it up. Times two had two square root of nine You had you had the math figured out on on virology now off the nine people. So far, three former coaches, five staff and one player, These are necessarily people who were, you know the best of shape, whatever. But I mean, that is funny. The fact that they were breakthrough means nothing to you. That's just they all had the Johnson and Johnson where the only 66% of what you do it. It's like when you were on the iPhone. You haven't given us when you became fixated on the iPhone. It was the most people from Apple. You still listen to you would say I didn't know that. You know everything about this phone and that this is a three The one M and you've got the tree. It's amazing now. Let's do a couple of things here. Would you please please? And I know I've known you for so long. I know you're you Stop reading headlines about the Bill Gates. Business Stop! Good story. A great story, but it's not even remotely the truth. My favorite is this. Well, you know, Melinda, by the way, French cage it was a French. She thinks she's Melinda. French Gate suffering stores. French gates. Not from great French. This is her coming out of her only person now now the big story which I love which you and I love the way you pretend Like you fell for this hook line and stinker because you're too smart for this. But what supposedly Well, you know, there seems to be some some contract Ole regarding whether the kids would get 10 million. She's talking to the best of state lawyer. She could give them each a billion 50. Somebody trust set up. This is the most ridiculous non story. I don't know. You want to give him 10? Million old? No, you can't. By God, We're gonna go to court on that one. You're Melinda French gauge 10,000,020 billion what It's all manufactured anyway..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:30 min | 11 months ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is from the introduction Page one. We need to remember. We need to remember what conservatives have never wanted us to remember and what liberals have all too often for gotten Now, after more than 30 years of subordinating the public good to corporate priorities and private greed of subjecting ourselves to widening inequality and intensifying insecurities. Have denying our democratic impulses and yearnings. We need to remember. We need to remember who we are. We need to remember that we are the Children and grandchildren of the men and women who rescued the United States from the economic destruction of the Great Depression. And defended it against fascism and imperialism in the second World War. We need to remember that we're the Children and grandchildren of the men and women who not only saved the nation from economic ruin and political oblivion. Also turned it into the strongest and most prosperous country on Earth. And most of all, we need to remember that we are the Children grandchildren, The men and women who accomplished all that, in the face of powerful conservative, reactionary and corporate opposition, and despite all their own faults and failings. Making America freer, more equal and more democratic than ever before. Now when all they fought for is under siege, and we to find ourselves confronting crises and forces that threaten the nation and all that it stands. For now we need to remember that we are the Children and grandchildren of the most progressive generation in American history. We're the Children of the men and women who articulated Ford for and endowed us with the promise of the four free In the afternoon. On January, 6th 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went to Capitol Hill to deliver his annual message to Congress. This weeks earlier, he had defeated the Republican Wendell Willkie at the polls. Won re election to an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt now faced far greater challenge one even more daunting than those he confronted in his 1st and 2nd terms. Well stocked by the Great Depression. The United States was also increasingly threatened by the Axis Power. Nazi Germany. Fascist Italy, Imperial Japan. With war already raging East and West Americans had yet to agree about how to respond to the danger. President, however, did not falter. You. Natalie proceeded to propose measures to address the emergency. He gave dramatic new meaning to all men are created equal life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We, the people of the United States, a new birth of freedom and government of the people by the people and for the people. After you are knew about crises, but he knew as well what Americans could accomplish even in the darkest of times. Born in 18 82, he had grown up privileged the son of New York Hudson River Gentry. Long be let yet long before becoming president. He had suffered serious defeats and setbacks. None more devastating and contracting polio in 1921 at the age of 39. Disease left him permanently unable to stand up walk without assistance. However, supported by his wife, Eleanor, and other family members and friends, he had risen above the paralysis. Become the most dynamic political figure in the United States. Moreover, his experiences and encounters in the course of doing so had reaffirmed and deepened is already powerful faith and confidence. God in himself and in his fellow citizens. All of which had enabled him in the face of the worst economic and social catastrophe in the nation's history. Defiantly state that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then go on to proclaim this generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. Armed with this faith and confidence and propelled by the popular energies that his words and elections elicited. He determined determinedly pursued the initiatives of relief, recovery, reconstruction and reform. Known as the new Deal. Together, president and people severely tested each other made mistakes and regrettable compromises and suffered defeats and disappointments, nevertheless, challenging each other to live up to their finest ideals. Roosevelt and his fellow citizens advanced them further than either had expected or even imagined possible. Fronting fierce conservative, reactionary and corporate opposition. They not only rejected authoritarianism but also redeemed the nation's historic purpose and promise. Initiating revolutionary changes in American government and public life and radically extending American freedom, equality and democracy. They subjected big business to public accountant regulation. Empowered the federal government to address the needs of working people mobilized in organized labor unions fought for their rights broadened and leveled the we and we, the people established a social security system. Expanded the nation's public infrastructure, improve the environment, cultivated the arts and refashion popular culture. And while much remained to be done and viewed themselves with fresh democratic convictions, hopes and aspirations Any before the American people, and they're assembled representatives that early January day that President surely believed their rendezvous with destiny had come, he told them straight forwardly. Americans were now confronting a moment unprecedented in the history of the United States. A moment. Unprecedented because never before had American security been as seriously threatened from without and he refused to appease those who threatened our nation's safety..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

12:09 min | 11 months ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"But if you look at home state public opinion in states where support for the civil service is higher, you find senators who are more likely to vote in favor of the reorganization bill. It's the same thing with the reorganization vote in the house. You have this left right divide between members of Congress over their ideology, but to a certain extent, Uh, ideological divide is mitigated based on what the voters back home want from their representatives. William Blake History Professor University of Maryland, Baltimore County or New Deal era politics. Then Finally, there's one other controversy that we need to consider here. And that is Roosevelt's decision to ignore the president that was set by President George Washington and run for a third and eventually 1/4 turn. Holes of the time showed that Roosevelt was, you know the idea of even someone like Roosevelt. Getting a third term was not very popular on DSA. So the only way that a lot of Americans were telling pollsters that they would be willing to vote for Roosevelt. Was if it looked like the United States was going to get involved in World War two On After that helped Roosevelt get reelected in 1940. That I would sort of argue that if the Republicans had been more strategic and who they nominated for president in 1940 Roosevelt would have lost But they didn't nominate a established leader with strong foreign policy credentials. Instead, they nominated a businessman. With no political experience who had been a registered Democrat up until relatively recently. Uh, Wendell Willkie was his name. And, um, you know, Roosevelt's main argument against Wilkie was I could manage the war. He can't Um So once this norm was broken once Roosevelt was successfully elected. Third and eventually 1/4 time. But he did not do was shattered that President by George Washington and make it fine for future presidents to break this norm to instead, here's where I would argue. We get the on Lee New Deal era Constitutional amendment. It was proposed during Truman's presidency and ratified shortly there after the 22nd amendment. And imposed a two term limit on running for president. So we don't get a constitutional amendment sanctioning the growth in federal power that occurred doing during the new deal, But we do get a constitutional amendment trying to reaffirm our commitment to the way things have always been done in terms of balancing presidential power against congressional power against judicial power. So let's make a little bit about why this matters beyond having a better understanding of an important and interesting time in our past. Well there. I think there are three main takeaways that are relevant for today. One is I think the fact that they're worse. That many new deal constitutional members, the only one we get is overturned. Power term limits is a problem. We have an ongoing ambivalence over how much power the federal government legitimately has or should have. On Saying that the federal government had an obligation to regulate the economy had the power to establish a welfare state. It would have taken that issue out of the possibility of modern political debate. Will be no longer open for discussion. Just like getting rid of free speech is not open for discussion because it's written into the text of the Constitution. And, um Uh, this is actually a fairly common thing. If you look at constitutions in other parts of the world, you will see them, uh, including in the powers that are given to the national government the power to create a welfare state. In fact, If you look at American state constitutions, you see provisions in there were the government makes promises to do certain things for its citizens. For example, in most state constitutions, there is a right to education right that the government has an obligation to take you from kindergarten all the way through 12 grade on for that education to be adequate on equitable. Um The second take away is You know, I think we need to really go back and reflect on these two different perspectives about the separation of powers, the founders and their nice, neat Newtonian universe that they lived in where they thought that Uh, every action would have an equal and opposite reaction and that would keep the system flowing nicely, and it would never get out of whack, and it would never allow a dictator versus Roosevelt's Understanding of separation of powers, creating conflict and conflict that couldn't be resolved quickly. Woods potentially lead to the downfall of democracy. Um And so I think we need to seriously ask ourselves about who was right in their understanding of how the government was operating. How or what kind of government would be enabled by this separation of powers? Current Congress is on track to being perhaps the least productive in our history, and that's not just a one off occurrence. It is the result of a sort of decade long trends. In Congress passing fewer and fewer laws because there's more and more gridlock. On. If Congress isn't getting the job done, it creates this power vacuum and that vacuum is filled using executive orders, and both political parties are more than happy to let their presidents Uh, use Executive orders more and more. And then finally. The Supreme Court was not nearly as aggressive in striking down laws regulating the economy after the 19 thirties, but they have continued to, um Play a role in taking certain issues off the table by saying that they are unconstitutional and I'm not. I don't want tea O B. I want to clarify something. I don't think that people's rights should be up for debate. But the problem is, um You know when certain issues are ruled on by the court that ends the public discussion of them. And so what we have now is a democracy where public debates isn't really being translated into policy in the way that the framers had intended. We have a Congress that isn't passing a lot of legislation. We have to wait once every four years before we could potentially change who the president is, and they're the ones who are issuing all these executive orders and on so you know, we we have this set of separation of powers that is creating conflict on not allowing the public's will to be translated into policy. Why is this the case? Why has a gridlock increased so much? My hypothesis is that the growth of federal power one of the legacies the new deal on the growth of federal spending that comes with growth and federal power. Creates an incentive for leaders to engage in gridlock and polarization and abused checks and power balances. I have a quote here from the political scientist John Roche, who does a play on words with this famous quote from Niccolo Machiavelli. Machiavelli quote is power corrupts and absolute power corrupts Absolutely. Roche says in and and and no power corrupts, and the prospect of losing power corrupts. Absolutely because the federal government is doing more things People don't want. They really want to be in control of doing those things, And if the only way they can control the process is to abuse checks and balances. And that might explain some of the modern polarization and gridlock. So, um, I think that this is a sort of ironic consequence of new Deal era public opinion that on the one hand, the public was quite comfortable with. Expanding the kinds of things the federal government did, but thought that the best way to handle that transition safely would be to maintain traditional separation of powers. They thought that they were doing the best the best combination of things to prevent dictatorship. On and I think it's possible that instead what they did was they laid the seeds for the modern gridlock, polarization and sitting cynicism that defined modern American politics. Lecture in American history on New Deal era politics with history Professor William Blake, But I don't want to end on a sort of down note. These first two main takeaways are kind of depressing. Um And but I wanted to also to keep in mind that if we could have calm reasons, debates over big issues have those debates. In constitutional times If we could have that kind of a public discussion, or the family gathers around the radio and listens to the president listens to other public officials, who made nationally broadcast radio speeches. If we could have those kinds of constitutional conversations, then we can absolutely have it now, you know, Americans in the 19 thirties were living through very desperate economic times, but they didn't panic. They were living in a time where higher education was very hard to come by a lot more Americans today have that system or education. We have access to more information. Right? And but despite all those barriers back in the 19 thirties, you have this very robust, very sober public debate. So, um I That's That's all I have for you guys and I hope you've enjoyed it. I hope this helps clarify some of the concepts. In the reading, and I am happy to take your questions at this point. Okay, It looks like we've got something from Carmen. I have a question about why the public's anger during court Packing seems so directed at Roosevelt when the Supreme Court also seemed to be overstepping its power. That's a great question, Carmen and you know there was plenty of polling that was done in the 19 thirties..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Fight for the four freedoms. What made FDR and the greatest generation really great by Professor Harvey J. K. He's a professor of democracy and justice studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. This is from the introduction Page one. We need to remember. We need to remember what conservatives have never wanted us to remember and what liberals of all too often gotten. Now, after more than 30 years of subordinating the public good to corporate priorities in private greed of subjecting ourselves, the widening inequality and intensifying insecurities. And of denying our democratic impulses in yearnings. We need to remember to remember who we are. We need to remember that we are the Children and grandchildren of the men and women who rescued the United States from the economic destruction of the Great Depression. And defended it against fascism and imperialism in the second World War. We need to remember that we're the Children and grandchildren of the men and women who not only saved the nation from economic ruin and political oblivion. I also turned it into the strongest and most prosperous country on earth. And most of all, we need to remember that we have the Children grandchildren, The men and women who accomplished all that, in the face of powerful conservative, reactionary and corporate opposition, and despite all their own faults and failings. By making America freer, more equal and more democratic than ever before. Now when all they fought for is under siege, and we to find ourselves confronting crises and forces that threaten the nation and all that it stands. For now we need to remember that we are the Children and grandchildren of the most progressive generation in American history. We're the Children of the men and women who articulated, fought for and endowed us with the promise of the four free In the afternoon, January 6 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went to Capitol Hill to deliver his annual message to Congress This weeks earlier, he had defeated the Republican Wendell Willkie at the polls. Won reelection to an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt now faced a far greater challenge one even more daunting than those he confronted in his first and second terms. Till stalked by the Great Depression. The United States was also increasingly threatened by the Axis Power. Nazi Germany fascist Italy, Imperial Japan. With war already raging East and West Americans had yet to agree about how to respond to the danger. President, however, did not falter. Natalie proceeded to propose measures to address the emergency. He gave dramatic new meaning to all men are created equal life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We, the people of the United States, a new birth of freedom and government of the people by the people and for the people. FDR knew about crises, but he knew as well what Americans could accomplish even in the darkest of times. Born in 18 82 he had grown up privileged son of New York's Hudson River Gentry. Along yet long before becoming president. He had suffered serious defeats and setbacks, none more devastating, contracting polio in 1921 at the age of 39. The disease left him permanently unable to stand up walk without assistance, however, supported by his wife, Eleanor, and other family members and friends, he had risen above the paralysis become the most dynamic. Political figure in the United States. Moreover, his experiences and encounters in the course of doing so had reaffirmed and deepened is already powerful faith and confidence in God in himself. And in his fellow citizens. All of which had enabled him in the face of the worst economic and social catastrophe in the nation's history. Defiantly state that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then go on to proclaim this generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. Armed with this faith and confidence and propelled by the popular energies that his words and elections elicited. He determined, determinedly pursued initiatives of relief, recovery, reconstruction and reform. Known as the new Deal. Together, president and people severely tested each other made mistakes and regrettable compromises and suffered defeats and disappointments, nevertheless, challenging each other to live up to their finest ideals. Roosevelt and his fellow citizens advanced further than either had expected or even imagined possible. Fronting fierce conservative, reactionary and corporate opposition not only rejected authoritarianism but also redeemed the nation's historic purpose and promise. Initiating revolutionary changes in American government in public life and radically extending American freedom, equality and democracy is subjected big business to public accountant regulation. Empowered the federal government to address the needs of working people mobilized in organized labor unions fought for their rights, broadened and leveled the Wii and we, the people established the social Security system. Expanded the nation's public infrastructure, improve the environment, cultivated the arts and refashioned popular culture. And while much remained to be done and viewed themselves with fresh democratic convictions, hopes and aspirations Danny before the American people in their assembled representatives that early January day, the president surely believed Iran devoted destiny had come, he told them straight forwardly. Americans were now confronting a moment unprecedented in the history of the United States. A moment. Unprecedented because never before had American security been as seriously threatened from without and he refused to appease those who threaten our nation's safety..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"President himself says that he has modeled his political career in large part on Richard Nixon's career I don't I'm not sure that's true and I would work to Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty six January he was a legendary figure already impala national politics twenty years older is to is to validate and Douglas race to vice president for quite awhile now for eight years Mr Hannity Kennedy Nixon reddish and it'd help very tall order until he was a legend nationally when he came into politics and trump commemorates the novo trump came in from nowhere is never run before been a political figure before I think there is much more about Wendell Willkie stepping into the race in nineteen forty with time magazine and all those folks behind to compresses and Richard Nixon but there's no question but this in terms of populist conservatism and issues like that in the trying to issue the traditional taking the smart credentials in the culture wars and things like that no matter where he came from trump seized upon a whole panoply of new issues many of which are grown in the nineties and failed but that had reached maturity and he ran against those against the Republican field and she's a nomination and his achievements ordinary politically in terms of training altering the character in the issues of the Republican Party I mean we're the party of balanced budgets and you know and and cutting spending it's nonexistent so I mean trump in his in his own right and historic figure but I don't know the determinations with Richard Nixon that road Newton was basically a center right candidates who remain even Tom worker described him instantly Tom wicker I ran into him in the in the men's room of the comrade Hilton hotel you know what you're doing it is a different person it was just before the route the police right but in the end if Tom worker described him as one of us in the office Nixon was very much a progressive president and I think John price who work for morning in our White House is writing a book on the last liberal Republican and you're out with a new book how many have you written Pat Buchanan hi Britain thirteen I believe yes I have so let's go back to the nineteen sixty eight election and the victory speech by Richard Nixon having lost eight years earlier to John F. Kennedy here's what he told supporters and his reference to his rival that year vice president Hubert Humphrey hi as.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"In fact you can you probably know this but the trump campaign and the president himself says that he is modeled his political career in large part on Richard Nixon's career I don't I'm not sure that's true and I would work to Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty six January he was a legendary figure already impala national politics twenty years older is to the Heller decision Douglas race to vice president for quite awhile now for eight years the team is committed to Tennessee Nixon right and it helped very cold water until he was a legend nationally when he came into politics and trump came right they know both trump came in from nowhere is never run before been a political figure before I think there is much more about Wendell Willkie stepping into the race in nineteen forty with time magazine and all those folks behind to call president Richard Nixon but there's no question but this in terms of populist conservatism and issues like that in the China issue the traditional taking this sort of thing credentials in the culture wars and things like that no matter where he came from trump seized upon a whole panoply of new issues many of which are grown in the nineties and failed but that had reached maturity and he ran against those against the Republican field and she's a nomination and his achievement is extraordinary politically in terms of training altering the character in the issues of the Republican Party I mean we're the party of balanced budgets and your hero and and cutting spending it's nonexistent so I mean trump in his in his own right and historic figure but I don't know the determinations with Richard Nixon I've got a gross margin was basically a center right candidate who remained even Tom worker described him instantly Tom wicker I ran into him in the in the men's room of the comrade Hilton hotel you know what to do with it is a different person I was just before the war the police right but at the end of time worker described Nixon as one of us in the office Nixon was very much a progressive president and I think John price who works reported in our White House is writing a book on the last liberal Republican and you're out with a new book how many have you written happy cannon hi Britain thirteen I believe yes I have so let's go back to the nineteen sixty eight election and the victory speech by Richard Nixon having lost eight years earlier to John F. Kennedy here's what he told supporters and his reference to his rival that year vice president Hubert Humphrey hi as.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

09:40 min | 1 year ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Is time for an honest look at the problem of the border in the United States this is a necessary ingredient of change but in the system of government that provides for peaceful change there is no cause that justifies resort to violence is recognized as the first civil right of every American is to be free from domestic violence so I pledge to you we shall have order in the United States and Pat Buchanan there are some who referred to that campaign and Richard Nixon's message and the parallels to what we're seeing today with president trump is that a fair equation well it which we were the out party the Republicans were handed I think quite obviously president trump is taken to praise law and order and using it and and as we do it ourselves but in nineteen sixty eight there were a couple of things they were saying to me were different first year head did not only these disorders Andy Bryant certainly Chicago which you also heard an explosion of crime and violence in society told during the nineteen sixties partly due incidently to the return of the baby boom babies who had been born in nineteen forty six forty seven forty eight all of whom were coming of age the largest generation we've ever had and a lot of those young people and especially the minority communities will becoming involved in street crime it became a huge issue loan order referenced also street crime and the violence robberies murders rapes all the rest of it as well as the disorders so I think that I haven't seen a reduction used it as one of his issues but the the major issues I think was number one we can get when peace with honor in Vietnam Vietnam was an overriding issue certainly we can unify the country that the Democratic Party cannot Johnson can't go to a single campus with a hospital demonstrations and third I think we'll deal with the issue of law and order during that campaign just felt the gesture that I'd help right the statement Chris and it was captioned DC should not stand for disorder and crime and what it was about June of nineteen sixty eight we brought it down to DC the statement and passed it over to the newspapers and it got tremendous play with the disorder and crime we were talking about we had all the statistics of the Americas capital's vision I think murder capital of the world so for all of those issues played interest I think that Nixon's arguments I wrote a piece for the nineteen sixty six one on crime and disorder for US news and one for reader's digest and sixty seven and Nixon use these but it was really one of those full of cards are cards he had to play it was not the only one Wallace was one that George Wallace the governor of Alabama was the one who is really benefiting from this issue let me tell you Steve and I think it was October third nineteen sixty eight one month before the election I think it was Humphrey was at twenty eight Wallace was twenty one or twenty one Nixon was at forty three and the one month later Humphrey was at forty three he had picked up fifteen points and almost all of them to come out of are most at that point she had picked up it come out of George Wallace the northern Catholics other groups we've been seeking to build on where should I was basically moving back to the Democratic Party where's the Deep South state with Walsh well in a recent column with regard to what we're seeing today and some on the left of the Democratic Party saying it's time to de fund the police you write the following this issue the funding police will divide the Democratic Party more than the GOP in twenty twenty how so well I mean I think he proved that he's a very wise decision to Joe Biden when this slogan deep on the police suddenly exploded and was all over the media and was all over the the messaging from the radicals of the demonstrators and black lives matter all of them picked it up and immediately Barton who knows don't deep on the police reform the police and provide them with more resources more money Barton in effect broke with the radicals the idea that the funding the police which eighty percent of the American people opposed and I think sixteen percent favor that is a lose lose issue for the Democratic Party so I think we haven't reached that point yet in the country but there's no doubt I think that there's something of a conflict here if you will the two pulls up it or the black lives matter movement on the left hand police and their supporters on the center right and I think I think eventually even though the black lives matter movement seems to have much more support now than the latter I think eventually the American people have to come down on the side of their own police have you can you have advised presidents you have run for president as you look at this race in June of twenty twenty and look at the trump campaign what advice would you give the White House right now well I would I would take a first stay focused on your message the report trump has to do two things it has to do I think to be successful number one the economy's growth to continue on sort of the V. shaped curve this started back up on it that has to happen secondly there has to be no second wave of this coronavirus because that meant the country would be searched despondent if it broke out again in September and October it might say we just have to change so I would stay focused or not and I would avoid some of these peripheral battles and complex and continually draw the president's attention into three and move away from this fundamental message I think they've got to have a disciplined campaign and to discipline tentative planned out what is working what is the big issue and then cried that military what I think is the hidden issue here is this is what we're looking for a referendum do you like Donald Trump and do are you going to support Donald Trump or you're not going to support trump knows would defeat the essence however that's not the question the question is going to be do you support Donald Trump for Joe Barton the trump campaign to decline by and and to do that I think they're going to have to demonstrate that basically this issue of competence metal to Chillicothe in ability to handle the office is a very very powerful one and they seem to be using them but I think this to me this it doesn't seem to very focused message in fact you can you probably know this but the trump campaign and the president himself says that he has modeled his political career in large part on Richard Nixon's career I don't I'm not sure that's true and I would work to Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty six January he was a legendary figure already been impala national politics twenty years older is to validate and Douglas race to vice president for quite awhile now for eight years Mr Kennedy Nixon right and it helped very cold water into he was a legend nationally when he came into politics and trump came right they know both trump came in from no where you've never run before been a political figure before I think there is much more about Wendell Willkie stepping into the race in nineteen forty with time magazine and all those folks behind to call president Richard Nixon but there's no question but still in terms of populist conservatism and issues like that in the China issue the tradicional taking the Florida credentials in the culture wars and things like that no matter where you came from trump seized upon a whole panoply of new issues many of which are grown on in the nineties and failed but that had reached maturity and he ran against those against the deal the Republican field and sees the nomination and his achievement is extraordinary politically in terms of any altering the character in the issues of the Republican Party I mean we're the party of balanced budgets and you know and and cutting spending it's nonexistent so I mean trump in his in his own right and historic figure but I don't know that the comparisons with Richard Nixon Hyderabad road Newton was basically a center right candidate who moved him even Tom worker described Ms incident where Tom wicker I ran into him in the in the men's room of the comrades open till.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"We're big fans of the Lincoln Mark Five typography. We just copied that gray every once in a while. I you have to sort of take a step back and be like the company is called facebook. I mean it's it's sort of silly. It's just become it such gotcha part of life. Not For everybody but for that you had. I don't know we used to make fun of the name Google and nobody even bothered with that anymore but but facebook book is I it is A. It's a rather silly company name considering what the company has become well. That's good news peacock than maybe I think this is a decent name. Freedom House has issued its Internet freedom rankings. which does regularly and has found a worldwide decline in freedom on the Internet has been around for a long time they evaluate things like freedom of the press and freedom of the Internet Iceland? Estonia T T to you can raise that flag fly high Iceland. Estonia remained at the top of the charts. China and Iran are at the bottom of the Internet Freedom Charts while Censorship Syrup is one of the factors it measures. It's found this report that disinformation and propaganda have seen significant increases in those are also negatives for Internet freedom. Freedom House President Mike Abramowitz said quote. Many governments are finding that on social media. Propaganda works better than censorship. So just just Get get a message out there on the social networks to counteract the thing you want to combat and you do better than trying to suppress the thing you want to combat surveillance lintz which also has a chilling effect on speech when you think people are watching. You're less likely to do certain things. Also on the rise. In fact the United States and China both expanded monitoring during of social media significantly. If you're like wait a minute who these freedom house guys. They were started in nineteen forty one by Republican presidential candidate. Wendell willkie and the wife. And first lady the Eleanor Roosevelt currently eighty six percent of President Roosevelt and first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt. And it's currently eighty six percent funded by government grants considering the world we live in. It doesn't surprise me that suppressor gene information is possible. Sometimes but as we all know it's getting harder and harder to do Being able to spread propaganda the end to mitigate what might be information that you you want. You don't want out there whether it's incorrect or your incorrect and and you're trying to confuse fuse people further it it contributes to a lot of noise And so it's not necessarily the you know the the right direction. I think we should be going in but it does makes sense. That that's Kinda the way it works right now and it does seem to be something that you you you see being used not just by governments but by activist organizations as well so it's a good warning just to just something to keep in mind all right. Let's talk numbers fall. In the numbers. In fact microns revenue dropped twenty three percent seagate revenue dropped twenty five percent. Samsung reported a fifty two percent fall in profit. Not good news is for investors but very good news if you're building a piece because it's going to be cheaper than it was before pc parts in general have been getting cheaper all year a sixteen gigabyte. DDR four four kids that might have cost you upwards of one hundred fifty dollars or more in recent memory now sells for around seventy five dollars and was singles day coming in China. That's November eleventh and Black Friday to follow in the US at the end of this month deals on already. Cheap arts are going to be cheap. Parts are going to be very attractive if you liked to build or modify your desktop and just so happen to have magic with us today so Patrick. What is the good news here? Oh my goodness I had a conversation with my F- friend of mine one of my neighbors And he was like what are the new PC. But everything is expensive. And I'm like what's the last time you check prices. And he was. I was like what and you know we were looking at We're talking about this before when you look at the Amazon prices they love Campbell. Dot Com. Right it is an incredible tool to figure out. Uh whether or not for example. Something you're shopping for for Black Friday. Is it actually a black Friday deal and you want to get the information early because if you are thinking about buying lying something a black Friday sometimes popular items have an entire new Amazon entry created so all of the price history for the product. If it's been around for a while magically disappears sometimes temporarily just for Black Friday and cyber Monday which I find really loathsome Doesn't have it a lot but it happens occasionally But when you look at when you look at for example memory Prices coarser vengeance sixteen gigabyte. DDR Ram one of the most popular memory products on their A peaked out at like two hundred twenty dollars I WanNa say January twenty eighteen February two thousand eighteen. And you know it's back down to do the sixty five seventy five dollar age for sixteen gigabytes Aram That's as low as it's been since bid twenty sixteen which is awesome..

"wendell willkie" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:39 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on KCRW

"Isn't a fake memoir by fake pop star but a big hard cover about a war or a biography of a president you know the kind of door stops that I'm talking about I've got the guy for you Jelani Cobb is a staff writer for The New Yorker and is also a historian and a professor of journalism at Columbia so he's a pretty busy guy and yes to choose his reading with care so when the when the summer rolls around and you put books in your bag either for the beach or you're not going to Australia for a long you got a long flight ahead of you do you take thick books of history or as it were thrillers are or how does that work no it's actually the opposite because it's during the summer that actually get to read seriously with history to engage really with the literature that's come out and see where the field is going in and things I find interesting the during the year it's hard to keep track of so so what do you gonna be looking at the summer what should we be looking at this summer in in the historical field there are lots of things but there's a book that I have been of a conflict of interest and because it was written by David levering Lewis lose my graduate rise I think nobody's going to sue you for anybody and everybody that was for no one will help yeah it's a book about a Republican businessman who's tall and a blue eyed and has kind of rough hewn manners who comes out of no where and gets the Republican nomination for the presidency not the person that may come to mind immediately but it's a biography of Wendell Willkie and the thing that I found most compelling about this book was the portrait of the Republican Party in the middle part of the twentieth century and there's some things are familiar there are the themes of resistance to business regulation and skepticism about foreign entanglements and and international obligations but there's a kind of improbable point at which people do something we wouldn't imagine now let me think about things in the bigger picture and bi partisan relationships and is a kind of line that people don't want to cross in terms of the distinctions between the two parties and after he loses to Franklin Roosevelt and I this is this rose about getting his third term did did will he have a good shot at winning so he doesn't mind up winning but he does something after that which is that he seems to legitimately be interested in seeing Roosevelt have a successful third term even gone so far as to go on to separate envoy trips to the Roosevelt administration on the verge of the U. S. entry into the war and we couldn't imagine something like that happening now it's no close so to David levering louis' biography of Wendell Willkie what else have you got to him coming unexampled courage it's written by judge Richard gurgle whose name may be familiar to you in particular because you sent me to South Carolina to cover the trial of Dylan roof judge gurgle presided over the trial and it's a fascinating story on its face but again it also has a kind of bigger implications to it it's a narrative about a black soldier the name Isaac Woodard who is on his way back home from World War two he's just been discharged and he goes in the Philippines to South Carolina and gets into an argument with the bus driver and is thrown off the bus and arrested and what happens after this is subject to dispute but what's not in question is that a seraph by the name of Lin wood soul hits him multiple times and the result is that he loses his eye sight permanently blind and the injuries are much more expensive than you know what what one might expect based upon what the reports are interestingly this happens in nineteen forty six the Truman administration get very involved in this he directs his justice department to look into this and they wind up bringing charges against the seraph and there's a trial which is presided over by a judge what I'm able to wait he's wearing in Charleston South Carolina judge Waring who is not liberal on matters of race look at this case and is outraged at what happens but none the less the jury rules in favor of the sheriff he's acquitted of the charges that are brought against him and it seems to be a kind of regular southern fate accompli but that's facet aftermath is what becomes really interesting it both sparks a judge wearing to move in a much more progressive direction and the bench issuing rulings on civil rights that ultimately making such a pariah that he lied stroll stand and lives out the rest of his life in New York yeah Johnny you teach at Columbia but it's okay that I think I see an Eric phone or title on the table there is okay sorry I'm Erik phone who steak with V. great historian of reconstruction rides civil war as well voters not a kid he's got a new book coming in as a new book coming out and until school the second founding and I got an advance copy of it in the mail and picked it up and found it to be really part of it really interesting for contemporary reasons every phone makes a compelling argument that the unresolved questions of the American revolution that linger around and intensified and culminated in the civil war art really resolved and the the idea of how we want to approach democracy and specifically the question of how we think about citizenship really takes the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to to put into place and my interest in this was specifically around the Fourteenth Amendment and the conversations were having now as it relates to immigration as it relates to all of the coding right voting rights all the civil rights thing and so I think it's a good summary for people who are interested in having a kind of deep context for the conversations were having right now so just be just before we leave July just give us the list one more time so we can get the syllabus for a summer that's great so I have Eric phone or the second founding I.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on WCPT 820

"In the north. But here's the thing in nineteen forty four. I guess it was Wilson Wilkie and Roosevelt met at least once to talk about the possibility of creating a new political party. Which which Roosevelt portrayed as a capital L liberal party? And and and the end story as I as I read it is at work you such what about the south. You know, what about the white supremacist south and Roosevelt's answer was well, they can go off and create a party of their own. And maybe they'd want to join with with your very conservative Republican. You know, Reverend. So Russell had this idea that they create this liberal party. And in essence, really create a political force for the postwar period will be couldn't bring himself to agree to it in nineteen forty four. And the idea he said was let's wait and see what happens after forty four. But we'll key dies after the forty four elections died rather young. And and and sadly, he died because he would have been a great force in the Republican party. Even if they hadn't create a new party at of course, Roosevelt dies the next spring. So think about the alternative history of Wendell willkie and Roosevelt had created an American liberal party to bring in the progressive Republicans from the midwest and the west and liberals from the northeast, and I would have would have been a remarkable turn of events. I think a work if FDR had lived we would've seen Wilkie Wallis forty eight as a unity ticket on the American the kind of bipartisanship, I could get behind. I can imagine by nothing. I I don't think rather should have dropped Wallace forty four. Let me make that clear. Okay. Well, you are on the record for for those Wallis acolytes, by the way, and we're going to have to wrap up on fortunately about my mother made it very clear to me that she did vote for Henry rawal is third party candidate in nineteen forty eight and was proud of it. So. So, unfortunately, we're gonna have to leave it there. There's so much more. We could talk about. But it's been a fascinating conversation for me Harvey j k historian sociologist author of the book the fight for the four freedoms as. Real real quick. I hope we can talk in the fall. I've got a new book coming out this fall. It's a collection of my speeches essays in the past ten years, and it's titled take hold of our history make America radical again. And I would love an opportunity to talk to you about it when it comes out and send you a copy when it does that's deal will will we'll we'll pencil that in now. So and as always thanks for coming on the program. Thank you pleasure. And we will be right back after this. I am Richard RJ s cow. And this is this euro our. Hello, everybody. This is Richard RJ at scou-. His our, you know, there are a lot of myths out there about social.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Time for comments by the Colonel last month. I had the opportunity to meet a real American patriot. Who might admire for decades, Connie Stevens, traveled thousands of miles with Bob Hope visiting troops during and after the Vietnam war. I I saw Connie in Vietnam this attractive and talented lady put herself at risk to help make the lives of we combat troops. Just a little bit better. It was a real honor to meet her. Indeed, we now serve together on the board of combat veterans for congress. Kate Smith was in the generation before her Kate was an amazing American patriot. He was also one of the most popular American entertainers of her time she recorded some three thousand songs and sold nineteen million records in her long career during World War Two. She traveled over a half a million miles to entertain the troops and sold in astonishing six hundred million dollars in war bonds, which we needed to finance the war effort. We hadn't had that money. We'd had to cut back on our conduct of the war. Her nineteen thirty eight recording of God bless America. Was so influential that both the nineteen forty presidential candidates Franklin Roosevelt and Wendell willkie made it their official campaign songs to this day, millions of Americans know Kate Smith without iconic patriotic for that. To this day. Millions of Americans no cats myth Connick, patriotic anthem. But last month the PC police declared her a racist. It's true that during her life you recorded two songs that had some racial stereotypes in them two out of three thousand and that was enough to condemn this. Wonderful patriot. This lady the great deal for our nation and for our military. She showed up for me. I'm standing up for her. There was an assassination attempt of president Harry Truman by militant Puerto Rican. Activists do note that today's Puerto Ricans are not smeared by that isn't being figuratively tarred and feathered in nineteen forty Irving. Berlin, the Russian-born composer established the God bless America fund quote for the benefit of the youth of America and quote, donating. The proceeds from the song royalties the boy scouts and girl. Scouts of America. Yankee baseball great. Joe DiMaggio trustee GB fund Smith along with many other celebrities donated her time to entertain troops during World War Two. But the politically correct crowd. Yes, or no credit for any of this. The New York Yankees an organization that should be proud of such history and association with it stopped playing God bless America at their games used to be a Yankees fan. But no longer a Yankee spokesman claimed a Smith's God bless America was being dropped because the team quote, take social racial and cultural incentives, very seriously, and quote, and quote, airing on the side of sensitivity at quote, but obliterating every reference to the memory of honorable men and women on the grounds that by today's benchmark. They were imperfect is insensitive. It's ridiculous and chilling. The Philadelphia Flyers which at one time asked missing the song live of their haughty games. Because when she did the team usually one also banned her voice outside the Wells Fargo arena in Philadelphia. There's a nondescript grits thrown concrete slab, it's all the remains after the flyers hockey organization last weekend hauled away, the statue of an exuberant Kate Smith there for thirty two years that explain Smith's cherished place in flyers history..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"Who might admire for decades, Connie Stevens, traveled thousands of miles with Bob Hope visiting troops during and after the Vietnam war. I I saw Connie in Vietnam this attractive and talented lady put herself at risk to help make the lives of we combat troops. Just a little bit better. It was a real honor to meet her. Indeed, we now serve together on the board of combat veterans for congress. Kate Smith was in the generation before her Kate was an amazing American patriot. She was also one of the most popular American entertainers of her time she recorded some three thousand songs and sold nineteen million records in her long career during World War Two. She traveled over a half a million miles to entertain the troops and sold in astonishing six hundred million dollars in war bonds, which we needed to finance the war effort. We hadn't had that money. We'd had to cut back on our conduct of the war her nine hundred thirty eight recording of God bless America. Was so influential that both the nineteen forty presidential candidates Franklin Roosevelt and Wendell willkie made it their official campaign songs to this day. The use of Americans know Kate Smith for that iconic patriotic at for that to this day, millions of Americans know Kate Smith where that I- conic patriotic anthem but last month, the c police declared her a racist. It's true that during her life you recorded two songs that had some racial stereotypes in them two out of three thousand and that was enough to condemn this wonderful patriot. This lady the great deal for our nation and for our military. She stood up for me. I'm standing up for her. There was an assassination attempt of president Harry Truman by militant Puerto Rican. Activists do note that today's Puerto Ricans are not smeared by that incident. So why is Smith being figuratively tarred and feathered in nineteen forty Irving. Berlin, the Russian-born composer established the God bless America fund quote for the benefit of the youth of. Erica and quote, donating. The proceeds from the song's royalties the boy scouts and girl. Scouts of America. Yankee baseball great. Joe DiMaggio was a trustee on the GB fund Smith along with many other celebrities donated her time to entertain troops during World War Two, but the politically correct crowd gives her no credit for any of this. The New York Yankees and organization that should be proud of such history and dimaggio's association with it stopped playing. God bless America at their games. Hey, how used to be a Yankees fan? But no longer a Yankee spokesman claimed a Smith's God bless America was being dropped. Because the team quotes take social racial, and cultural sensitivities, very seriously, and quote, and is quote airing on the side of sensitivity at quote, but obliterating every reference to the memory of honorable men and women on the grounds that by today's benchmark. They were imperfect is insensitive. It's ridiculous and chilling the Philadelphia Flyers which at one time asked missing the song live at their hockey games. Because when. She did the team usually one also banned her voice outside the Wells Fargo arena in Philadelphia. There is a nondescript grits grown concrete slab. It's all that remains after the flyers hockey organization last weekend hauled away, the statue of an exuberant Kate Smith that it stood there for thirty two years gone to the plaque that explains Smith's cherished place in flyers history..

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

11:40 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"College. Michael johnson. My phone. I continue on. Expectation that we're in a civil war a new civil war. We cannot. We're inside the American civil war of the nineteenth century was not called by Congress's civil war till the twentieth century. It was the war between the states. It was the war to free the slaves. It was anything, but a civil war because there's a curse to talking like that. And also, it's a it's a matter reaching back two thousand years the Roman civil war rendered the Republican possible and gave them what they know what they knew to be the burden of empire. So people are very cautious about using it. We don't know. But we think that there are elements of civil war all around us at the same time, Michael, and I doubt on and off with existential threats to the United States. So we're going to put these moving stories together tonight in the best fashion. We can it's been several weeks since Michael I've talked what's happened since as Mr. Brooks of the New York Times the New York Times. Published a column in which he declared China is an existential threat to the United States. Okay. So it's late in the game to make that declaration. We've seen for some time. However, it's never too late to come to common terms with both sides, the New York Times, representing the resistance, and Michael, and I doing what we can for those who support the president of the United States and his anticipation of China's threat, Michael a very good evening to you. We have to we have two countries the red and the blue the urban and the exurban of the rural those who are nationalists versus those who are internationalists are global. We have those two countries. But both those countries have the same threat, and that is China building a fleet to dominate not only the western Pacific, but to intimidate and perhaps undermined the US fleet as far as Hawaii. And its ally in Russia making inroads into this into the security of NATO that would be the along the Russian frontier. So we put these two things together. And I ask him Michael does does the imaginary. Common enemy bring us together. The way say wells imagined it in in the war between the world's good evening to you. Michael. Good evening, John. I I'm just thinking back on Brooks column, which of course, I read as well and how and credibly disingenuous it was in terms of. Reaching for a literary trope of a day or six Mark, you know, that would from World War Two or even the Cold War somehow revive the US and reunify it, and there is no basis for that. And he is fat to us. Worse than fatuous. He's. I would say he's somewhat immoral here. Because the US is divided in a way that it was not in the nineteen thirties in the nineteen thirties. Franklin Delano Roosevelt had managed through the new deal and the force of his personality and vision to create a kind of magical of Vokes combined shaft of Americans where we felt together as a people. And then when there was suddenly, a looming imminent threat in the form of Nazi Germany to some extent, even then the Soviet Union. And of course, Japan it was so easy. It was almost seamless to be able to take the the sense of who we were together having overcome this terrible privation and challenge of the great, depression and then. Fling it across the world as we did in World War Two. Everything is opposite to that. It's like yin and Yang. The United States today is deeply divided as it was in the eighteen sixties. And that is even an argument as far as I'm concerned, and our enemies abroad. And I would call them enemies are just slavery and salivating over the fact that that they have an opportunity here to mobilize us while they go about aggrandizing their own pursuits in the world. And this is a real problem because the. The the Russians and Chinese and others, and I would include here Turkey and Iran. Of course, they are not strong. They are. Either minor players like Iran and Turkey declining, you know, sad, and I would say almost misbegotten shadows of their their themselves and their forgotten ancestors like Russia, or in the case of China, however, strong it is it is almost a pariah in the world today. It has alienated all of the third world countries that it tried to seduce and subvert and suborn. And when it comes to Europe and the the developed world that it thought it could somehow fold into its grander vision. Like the one belt one road the Europeans as well. As the US or now horrified at the extent of the Orwellian tyranny of Social Credit and the control of. State in China, the deep corruption of a kleptocratic state and most important the the revelation of concentration camps in which several million a weaker in An Giang are being subjected to something we haven't seen since the nineteen thirties and forties in the Stalinist gulags. So China is not in as strong a position in terms of taking advantage of the United States. And yet the US is not in a position right now to truly stand up to China because of its divisions, and because China and Russia are so aggressive in working at the seams in aggravating, and and and and pushing the needles and to try and and. Create further conflict as for example, the Russians putatively did in nineteen sixteen. But but which the Chinese are arguably grandmasters at. It is something that the US has to take. Stock of and respond to or not and we're not doing an week. I mean, let's let's be let's look at the world right now in the from the United States point of view. We're withdrawing from overseas commitments or we have a divided electorate deeply profoundly divided electorate electorate based upon enmity towards the elected president of the United States and everyone who supports him an so China sees this the old one the enemy gets a vote. China's sees this. It's all ready us tariff selectively in order to Royal the waters early on in the trade dispute and China's ability to steal to to prosper from theft from the US is ongoing. We're not defending ourselves, and I have to believe that one half of this country would welcome China's victories in some fashion saying the South China Sea because it would undermine the press. Right now looking to try at twenty. So these two stories they don't really fit together, there's not there's not a seamlessness to this. But there is the the my perception that we've never been more vulnerable in my lifetime, including during the Soviet era, this of the Cold War, and that there's no conversation about this going on in Washington. Well, this is why Brooks column is so wrongheaded misplaced misbegotten because the entirety of the external threat is being utilized by the domestic opposition. Or is they like to style themselves the resistance to to the president that they're willing to actually weekend and allow the US to be brought down to further their own agenda domestically. And and this is something that we did not see in the era of the very short era, of course, of so-called isolationism. Isolationism was a kind of popular movement in the US that sought to to you know, put into play Washington's aspiration in the. Well address of keeping away from foreign entanglements. But they were not coalesced around some large group. Let alone a party. I mean, the Republicans under Wendell willkie would totally with Roosevelt by the time. You get into the later thirty s and nineteen forty and so, you know, this is a period in which any of the weaknesses that exist, and there many in China and Russia as aspiring. Great powers interested in overturning the US pajama knew what we would rather style as US world leadership. They are for all of their efforts there aided intensely by the the the ribbon consensus in the US. You mentioned Russia, Michael let's turn to that. All right. It's not just China China and Russia working together in some fashion. But they the mention of Russia reminds me that the resistance has a narrative and the narrative is that Donald Trump is a traitor. I'm speaking to Michael Blair House of Johns Hopkins were entertaining what we believe is impossible to prove. And it's just a suspicion that we're in.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Don't be an blank vote Republican. And it's a spinner coin on the front side. The elephant is in dented on the backside where the the the whole is. It puts huge. No. There's a really really coined this from my grandfather, and my stepfather side familiar with this. When you spend them, they're actually semi animated. But you don't want to discuss what it looks like when you spend it, right? Yeah. Really? Right. It's it's Wendell willkie political coin. Yeah. There's lots of lots of political tokens and coins made over the years. That's that's one of the that's one of the political spinners, and they were they're usually a little bit risque. Well, the no the the political coins for Wendell willkie was not a spinner coin. But the other one was the new deal coin, and it is a spin or coin, but it's really interesting on the backside. Yeah. Well, I don't want to recap the backside. Again, I throw up my to my hot tea when you said it the first time a Bruce. Thank you, my friend, and I had called them. I hope that your treasures, I hope everything you have is a treasure. I hope that you find out some great news about Bruce reminds me, by the way of you know, you always see Bill you'll see these commercials or John on television. It's you know, the new presidential coin see these all the time, right? Is a collector coin that they're selling on television. I just saw one a couple of nights ago. What are your thoughts on some of these coins? That you see them advertised on television. Now change the channel. Can't you? Do not by any coins off TV, you know, they have to cover their overhead. And. The commercials are not cheap. There's no way they can sell something to you. That's you know, and make anything. So if you want coins, go do it with somebody, you know, face to face snow is going to be there always buy coins in person never over the phone never on TV. What's always like this stuff? You know, they'll say only, so many were made mentioned it, blah, blah, blah. And you think my God, it's gotta be worth the time. It's four easy payments of nineteen ninety nine. Gotta be worth more than that. If it's only so many were made at Senator anyhow. But anyhow, listen, I've learned a lot John Schuck, Bill Evans, Roseville numismatic sequential up. Thanks for hanging out in answering. Everyone's tonight. Thanks for having to go. See a man I trust these folks. And I guarantee you they're going to treat you, right? If you go in there, take your treasures in there or find out.

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"wendell willkie" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"wendell willkie" Discussed on Pod Save America

"That's how i know nick is wendell willkie what a haldeman he does i don't know but i guess to me i think there's this decency debate that also feels shallow to me because it almost feels like in the same way that you know a pg thirteen movie becomes an r movie if you say fuck three times but you can have the most vulgar and crass and disgusting violence and issues and all of it raised before you get to that are rating and some of that room full of people describing her using the word pussy or an insulting joke about sarah huckabee sanders as indecent to me feels like a childish definition of indecent right that was my problem like okay some jokes crossed the line but you understand that the conduct of these people regardless of the words they use even regardless of the insult is indecent in a larger way like it's almost like that attacking michelle wolf is pretend we live in a more decent world than we do yeah i mean look i i take your point and i don't disagree that the idea that the word of pussy is being used as so shocking today when the reason the word has been mainstreamed in any degree to any degrees because president trump was on tape saying that he would grab women by the pussy and because he was a celebrity he could get away with it i mean that is much more shocking than the word pussy the were you know the word is a curse word or whatever and you get in trying to make sure my kids are if they're listening they're not allowed to use that word but but but but the act of grabbing women even if he wasn't talking about that body party if it's talking to anybody part their shoulder whatever that is offensive that is much more offensive and i agree that there's a forest for the trees things that happens in washington but it's eminently predictable you know this it's one of the reasons you guys are all living in california to get away from it.

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