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Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on BBC World Service
"But what is equally true is that its vast empire didn't collapse overnight, either. And that is pretty much all historians agree on Various causes offered for the full of the Roman Empire range from the economic to the cultural and the military from the loss of crucial revenue, raising powers to the end of pagan beliefs on the rise of Christianity. And then there were the arrival and ultimate military might of the Goths visit Goths and the Vandals, Germanic tribes the undermined Roman dominance. But as we'll be finding out with my three distinguished guests, Ah, lot of the problems were self inflicted. Internal squabbling, hubris and greed also contributed to Rhone collapsing. It's a fascinating saga that connects ancient with modern history and teaches us a lot about ourselves even today. So Please join us after the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Steven's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump for floating the idea of using the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination later this month. Pelosi tells MSNBC. The Trump had no right to even suggest it for the president, United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again by saying he's going to completely politicize it. Is something that should be rejected right out of hand. The Trump campaign had planned to hold the Republican National Convention in Florida and North Carolina due to Corona virus concerns. The same reason Joe Biden says he will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his nomination for president at the Democratic Party convention there later this month. Nation's top infectious disease expert says he's hired bodyguards following threats against him and his family doctor Anthony Fallon. She says his prominent role in the White House Corona virus taskforce has made him vulnerable. More from NPR's Rob Stein, Dr Felt you revealed his concerns about.
Biden no longer traveling to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination
"Today on the Democratic Conventions at the start August 17th. Former Vice President Joe Biden no longer plans to travel to Milwaukee No formally accept his party's nomination for president of Democratic Party, like the Republicans now is scrapping plans to hold big gatherings in Milwaukee later this month. Former Vice President Joe Biden no longer plans to travel To the biggest city in Wisconsin to formally accept his party's nomination and will instead do so from his home state of Delaware. CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe has been covering the Biden campaign and says it's not just the former VP who will be changing his plans. Democrats scrapping plans for anyone to speak from the Wisconsin city and instead, all invited speakers will appear remotely from their home states. President
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"From ABC News. I'm Richard Cancer. Deutschebank, long time financier of Donald Trump is complied with the subpoena and surrender trumps past financial records of the Manhattan district attorney. The New York Times says the bank turned over the records, including financial statements Trump submitted to it. Financial records produced by the bank to prosecutors could be a major piece of the puzzle when it comes to an investigation of possible bank and insurance fraud by the Trump Organization. A lawsuit by Trump is still pending. Seeking to keep the wraps on other records about his holding ABC News legal analyst Royal Oaks the president repeated his claim that despite rising pandemic numbers, the virus will disappear with more than a dozen states reporting rising covert positive tests and deaths. The president insisting he is right about his prediction. The virus will vanish. It's going away now it will go away. Things go away. Absolutely. It's You know where my mind will go at Virus Trackers show covert case is rising in 15 states over the last two weeks, and he's failed. ABC NEWS Washington The president's sparking controversy with musings about making his nomination acceptance speech from the White House. That would be a first Democratic Party announced that Joe Biden would not go to Milwaukee to accept the nomination, opting instead to deliver his speech from Delaware. Hiroshima, marking the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing that shattered the city killed 140,000 people. Peace activists Coco Condo was an infant when the bomb hit in 1945.
Biden no longer traveling to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination
"Vice President Joe Biden no longer plans to travel to Milwaukee No formally accept his party's nomination for president of Democratic Party, like the Republicans now is scrapping plans to hold big gatherings in Milwaukee later this month. Former Vice President Joe Biden no longer plans to travel To the biggest city in Wisconsin to formally accept his party's nomination and will instead do so from his home state of Delaware. CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe has been covering the Biden campaign and says it's not just the former VP who will be changing his plans. Democrats scrapping plans for anyone to speak from the Wisconsin city and instead, all invited speakers will appear remotely from their home states.
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Go away. Absolutely. It's You know where my mind will go? A virus Trackers show covert case is rising in 15 states over the last two weeks, and he's failed. ABC NEWS Washington The president's sparking controversy with musings about making his nomination acceptance speech from the White House. That would be a first the Democratic Party announced that Joe Biden would not go to Milwaukee to accept the nomination, opting instead to deliver his speech from Delaware. Hiroshima, marking the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing that shattered the city killed 140,000 people. Peace activist Coco Condo was an infant when the bomb hit in 1945.
Biden focuses on narrowing VP list, plans to interview finalists
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is getting closer to announcing his running mate by and was expected to name is picked this week. But NPR's as Muhammad reports, the announcement will now likely made made just before the Democratic nominating convention, which begins On August 17th. Sources close to the Biden campaign say that an announcement is not expected before next week. One complication is that with the pandemic, it's logistically more challenging to interview potential candidates. Also, the pool of possible running mates is large. Biden is reportedly considering about a dozen women he committed to picking a woman as his running mate months ago, and recently he's received growing pressure to choose a black woman. Biden will be 78 by Inauguration Day. And so there's extra significance in his choice of running mate who could be seen as the future of the Democratic Party.
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"For minority rule over the longer term. So to me that's the big fear will will our system survives a accounting majoritarian party I just wanted to jump in on on this point to say a couple of things One is that I'm really glad that you explicitly raised the notion of power in all of this because I see that is fundamental to the way that we're trying to reorient this discussion we it's difficult to trace where the power lies. So much of it operates in the kind of subterranean way affecting what gets on the agenda of the things that don't happen as well as the things that do. But but central to our work and our understanding of what's going on is recognizing that. That power has become profoundly unequal in the United States in ways that are really not compatible with what we think of is democracy and the and the US is a big outlier in that respect is Jacob pointed out and so we do see you know some kinda serious reversal of that, which we agree is an enormously challenging as being essential if we're going to preserve and strengthen our democratic institutions and then the second thing to say in here, here's maybe a note of optimism as we talk about the kind of politics that might make. Those kinds of changes possible. We argued in a previous book but also in this one that there's there's a certain ironic advantage to just how equal things have become, which is that it actually makes it possible to use government to provide things mostly from taxing the very well to do that would benefit overwhelming majority of the American public right and so if you can get in a position in government where you can legislate and we could talk about the obstacles to doing that there really are many many opportunities we think for positive some. Deals that would make most Americans significantly better off. On a hold on this point of minority are in governance because I really like how you put this in the book and I want to read a piece of it. You write that the Specter we face is not just a strongman Bending Party and our political institutions to his will. It is also minority faction entrenching itself empower beyond the ambitions and crews of any individual leader, and that struck me as really really significant because a case can be made and it's a case I think is true. that. We have been worried about the wrong anti-democratic threat for the past couple of years. That the threat of trump turning into an autocratic strongman has taken up so much energy and fear that the actual threat were living under, which is minority Terry and governance that keeps being further and further entrenched with judicial appointments with Supreme Court appointments with changes to constitutions, voting rules being made in the states that's becoming more real by the day and the Democratic Party has as far. As I can tell virtually no answer for what to do about it and so about like the puck..
Police arrest suspect in arson fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters
"Some more details about what led to the arrest of a former Arizona Democratic Party volunteer who allegedly set fire to the headquarters in downtown Phoenix last Friday, Phoenix police Sergeant Mercedes Fortune tells Jr Before one o'clock this morning, they were able to develop that enough probable cause to make that arrest and the arrest of Matthew regular for the arson. There's been a couple of social media posts that believed to be authored by him, and that was that were posted by him. 29 year old Agler had been banned from volunteering with the party, apparently over bad behavior in the past. He's been booked on one count of arson of an occupied building. You
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Fox News it's become much more whitehead entity politics and steak and Tucker Carlson is making waves potentially a presidential candidate I just wonder if were sort of looking at the same kind of lag that we saw him the Democratic Party between when it became nationally a party of racial liberalism and it still took time to defeat a bunch of dixiecrats. It's A. Really interesting way of thinking about it and and there may be some truth to it. I WanNa say though that what's really striking to go back to your earlier point is that we're talking about a task lines between two really intense sets of players. One of which is represents really unpopular positions in the other which represent that is the the plutocrats. And one of which represents just just garden variety unpopular positions, which is sort of the the outrage stoker. So we can argue about which them more minority -tarian than the other parties are brought tense. But as you've written and and as we've written to, you know the Republican Party in the Democratic Party are really different coalitions in the Republican coalition really changed over the last generation wasted we chart and it brings together these groups that each of which has real problems with majoritarian democratic practice and and so to me that that helps explain a lot of the character of trump but yeah, I mean. He outflanks his Republican opponents in twenty sixteen by going toward the more popular positions on the most extreme Paul Ryan ask kind of economic positions and you know I think that the point problem with a leg point, it seems to me that the Republican Party has not been able to win the popular vote in presidential elections. It's one once in two thousand and four basically since George H. W Bush. Won An eighty eight I? Mean? That is a remarkably bad track records quite consistently bad. So this transformation of the party's electorate, which we think flows a lot from its need to reconcile unpopular plutocratic priorities with. The ability to kind of get close enough to hold power I think is it's it's resulted in a party that is just Barely able to capture the presidency mostly because of the systemic features American politics, two favorite rural areas..
Police arrest suspect in arson fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters
"Led to the arrest of a former Arizona Democratic Party volunteer who allegedly set fire to the headquarters in downtown Phoenix last Friday. The ex police sergeant Mercedes Fortune Teller. Running. They were able to develop that enough trouble cost to make that arrest and they arrested Matthew regular for the arson. There's been a couple of social media posts that believed to be authored by him, and that was that were posted by him. 29 year old egg Lor had been previously banned from volunteering with the party because of apparent bad behavior. In the past, he's been booked on one count of arson of an occupied building. You
Turkish parliament approves social media law with new powers
"Bill giving the authorities great control over content for in social media operators like Twitter and Facebook must now appoint Turkish based representatives to address any official concerns, and they face deadlines for the removal of content deemed unacceptable. The new law could also see companies facing fines or their ads blocked for non compliance on the throttling of Internet bandwidth will be allowed. Critics say the government backed bill will further silence dissent in Turkey. Democratic Party presidential contender Joe Biden has pledged to help
Joe Biden plans to name vice presidential running mate next week
"An election year stunt. Former vice President Joe Biden says he'll name his running mate next week. NPR Scott Tetro has more. Speaking to reporters in Delaware. Biden confirmed he'll name his VP pick next week. He didn't say whether he's met face to face with any finalists. Yet. Biden said last week that his campaign is considering four African American women for the job. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Congresswoman Karen Bass and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Are all thought to be on that list. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is also likely under consideration. Biden, who's 77 has repeatedly described himself as a transitional figure in the Democratic Party. He said he sees his relationship with former President Barack Obama as the model for what he wants a running mate and a possible governing
Arson suspected in fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters
"In Phoenix suspect the fire that destroyed the state's Democratic Party headquarters this morning was caused by arson from member station K. J A. Z Z. Scott Bork reports. Firefighters responded to reports of smoke pouring out of the party headquarters around 1 a.m. By mid afternoon, Investigators reported that the fire was set intentionally. Arizona Democratic Party chairwoman Felicia Rosellini says staff were all working remotely, so the damage to operations was minimal, continue business as usual, and so will this is incredibly unfortunate it we're not gonna let it be a distraction that takes our eyes off the prize and we're going to continue to work very hard to make sure we get Democrats elected up and down the ballot. Nobody was injured in the blaze, which struck less than two weeks ahead of the state's primary elections. For NPR News. I'm Scott Bork in Phoenix President
Arson suspected in fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters
"Calling a fire at the Maricopa County Democratic Headquarters and Act of arson. The Flames tour through the building in Phoenix early this morning. No one was injured. Investigators say video evidence is leading them to their conclusion. The building is shared with the Arizona Democratic Party. Cutter and Doug Ducey is leaving
Arson suspected in fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix
"Phoenix police confirm they're investigating the overnight fire at the Arizona Democratic Headquarters is arson. Matt Grodsky with state Democrats says despite the damage, they'll continue their remote work. Our game plan is still the same. It's unfortunate, but we're not gonna let it be a distraction. We're focused on turning a staple come November. The county and state Democratic parties share the building, but it had been mostly empty since the start of the
State Officials Say Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Should Resign
"For for the the Ohio Ohio House House speaker speaker to to resign resign from from office office after after he he was was arrested arrested yesterday yesterday charged charged with with bribery bribery and and racketeering. racketeering. Whether Whether he he steps steps down down or or he's he's removed removed by by the the other other members members of of the the Ohio Ohio House House Democratic Democratic Party Party chairman chairman David David Pepper Pepper There's There's Larry Larry Householder Householder can can no no longer longer serve serve a a speaker speaker of of the the House House ever ever says says the the charges charges levelled levelled against against him him in in the the FBI FBI public public corruption corruption case make it impossible. Householder remaining that leadership positions in our Constitution does allow 2/3 of the members to remove somebody. Uh, the attorney general has sort of put that out. There is one option. I think it's certainly something if someone isn't going to leave that. That people on both from both parties look at Ron Scott Sloan show on NewsRadio seven W. W. Said he doesn't know how many of the lawmakers who took money for their campaigns from Householder would now be willing to support his removal from office on Brian comes news radio set of W. W. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was among those yesterday calling for householder to step down. The Reds hit five
Georgia Democrats choose state chair to replace Lewis on ballot
"Georgia. Democrats have selected state senator and a chemo Williams, chair of the State Party to replace representative John Lewis on the ballot in November. The executive committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia voted overwhelmingly today for Williams to take Louis a spot spot on on on the the the ballot ballot ballot for for for the the the Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta area area area Fifth Fifth Fifth Congressional Congressional Congressional District District District after after after the the the longtime longtime longtime congressman congressman congressman and and and civil civil civil rights rights rights leaders leaders leaders death last
Atlanta - Georgia Democrats chose Nikema Williams to fill Rep. Lewis’ U.S. House seat
"And the head of George's Democratic Party will be on the November ballot to replace Congressman John Lewis was more than two hours of hearing from all five nominees and discussions on how the vote should proceed. 41 of the 45 members of the Democratic Party's executive committee overwhelmingly approved state Senator into chemo Williams Aesthetic. Congressman Lewis is working. Mostly and practice the art of getting into good trouble. I learned from Congressman Lewis how to speak up and speak out for my constituents. A separate special election will still be held to finish out Lewis's term to January ST Parish, 95.5 WSB 92
Lawmakers mourn John Lewis as Georgia Democrats consider his replacement
"Democratic Party of Georgia has now announced the finalists who are under consideration to replace the late Congressman John Lewis on the November ballot here. CBS news campaign reporter Tim Perry in the wake of the passing of civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the Georgia Democratic Party's nominating committee, selected a group of five finalists to become the Democratic nominee for Georgia's fifth Congressional District race. Louis won his primary in early June for the seat that he had help Old since 1987.
Democratic state senator calls on Madigan to resign
"Looks like 78 year old statehouse speaker and Democratic Party chairman and Leno and Mike Madigan is the target of a federal corruption investigation. US. Attorney John Lauch says comment admits it started giving out jobs. Contracts and payments to win over Madigan's favor as far back as 2011 admitted fax detail a nearly decade long corruption scheme involving top management of a large public utility leaders in state government consultants and several others inside and outside of government. In two words, it's not good. At least one Democratic lawmakers as the House speaker should step down. Grayslake. Democratic Senator Melinda Bush says the speaker urged representative Luis Arroyo to resign. Then, after he was charged with bribery, And while the speaker has not been charged, Bush says it is clear that he was intimately involved in both the planning and execution of a longstanding bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison. He says Madigan should step down a speaker as a state representative and as the leader of the state Democratic Party,
Chicago Public Schools Release Plan For Hybrid Model Of In-Person And Online Classes In Fall
"In Chicago has students in the classroom just two days a week and spending the other three days. Learning remotely once the school year starts. Former vice president and Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden says schools should be re opened. The question is how to make it safe. To make it stick. Forcing education students back into a classroom in areas were an infection rate is going up or remaining very high, is just plain dangerous.
Jamaal Bowman defeats incumbent Eliot Engel in New York primary
"Defeated 16 term House incumbent Elliott Angle in New York's Democratic primary. Danny Lewis of member station WNYC reports. Eliot Engel has represented parts of the Bronx and Westchester County since 1989 and chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But after a hotly contested primary, former middle school principal Jamal Bowman has come out on top. This contest laid bare the ideological split that divides the Democratic Party angle was backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as the Congressional Black Caucus. While the political newcomer Bowman won the backing of high profile progressives, including senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and New York representative Alexandria, Ocasio, Cortez. With no Republican opponent, Jamal Bowman is expected to win the seat in November for NPR news. I'm
A Look At Biden's Campaign Strategy Four Months Ahead Of November's Election
"That one of its most effective weapons against Trump is trump himself. What he says and how he acts. But gun says they're also trying to lay out. The clear difference between these two men are best counterprogramming to Donald Trump is contrast Joe Biden's leadership, his vision for the future. His steadiness. His experience to deal with crises. With what people are getting from their president. Right now, Democratic strategist Paul Begala says the Corona virus pandemic makes the contrast feels sharper than it did in 2016 when he was just a candidate People Judge Trump the way they judged him when he was just a reality TV show. Oh, look, he's picked a Twitter war with Rosie O'Donnell. When you're president and people are dying, picking a Twitter war with bubble Wallace, the NASCAR driver doesn't save my mom's life. Begala points out that in the last century, voters have fired only three elected presidents. And one thing that happened to the incumbent in all of those cases is that people just stopped listening to the president. They gave up on him. I think that Biden strategies to let Trump fail. That's Ari Fleischer. He was press secretary under George W. Bush make biting the smallest possible don't make him an issue. Don't put him in a position to say you ain't black anybody else ever again or make any other foibles like that? And lead Donald Trump take all the heat. He was referring to a controversial comment that Vita made on the breakfast club, Fleischer admits part of what makes this all hard for Trump is that he has a shadow opponent. Biden is nowhere near is visible is the president In the last month, he held three public virtual events, seven in person events, all in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and he did a total of six TV interviews. Pleasure, says Trump just doesn't know how to handle this Loki Biden. For starters, he thinks the nickname Sleepy Joe is off with 3.5 years of President Trump being as red hot as he is. And with the covert scare underway. Sleepy also can notes calm, which very well may be the antidote for many voters. To the trump era. Fleischer suggests jump should try to paint Biden as weak. Button himself may be focused on the less is more strategy. But operationally, Democrats say they're much better position than they were four years ago. Lavoro Barnes is the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. If you were to have parachuted in at this point in 2016 I think you would have found that there were probably about 20 people on the ground. The difference here is that we have about 160 people on the ground on the ground is figurative. Nobody from dividing campaign is knocking. Indoors. Even though Trump campaign volunteers are Democrats say that's foolish given the rising number of covert cases. But for now, that's not their fight. As Paul Begala told me if your opponent is destroying himself, don't interrupt. Asma Khalid NPR news
"democratic party" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Going to turn this battleship of funding and organisation and television ADS and online ads towards Joe Biden. And you know somebody described it. The other day professor said that this is likely to be a superpower super PAC. The likes of which we've never seen and that's really it's a mistake. Perhaps for us to assume that the failure of the Bloomberg candidacy which was so dramatic is a demonstration that that money can't be a game changer in the race because I think he failed for a lot of reasons in fact the single most dispositive factor in his trajectory was Elizabeth Warren dismantling him on stage at a debate. Although in the end. That didn't do much good either but it didn't but it changed the contours of the race. And I think one could argue that Bloomberg's greatest contribution will turn out to have been that he's going to turn this spigot of money on behalf of Joe Biden in a way that donald trump is going to have a hard time easily responding to. I mean there's a reason why trump has been adult and agitated about Biden throughout this process. Enough that he imperilled his own presidency by recruiting Ukraine to try to dig up dirt on the Biden's the fact is biden with Bloomberg. Money is a formidable combination. And that's going to be something that Donald Trump has not faced before and speaking of Ukraine. Obviously the the Hunter Biden issue is going to be resurfacing in a big big way and one wonders. How TRUMP You know we'll be able to exploit that or whether Biden is capable of turning it around as he has tried to do throughout his campaign and saying that this was the issue that got Donald Trump impeached. That's true in fact is Joe Biden has tremendous liabilities. The same ones that he has had throughout this process. It there's also the problem of Joe Biden on the stop where he's prone to the same kinds of gaffs that give people concern about whether he's got the stamina and the fitness to get through this campaign and to occupy the presidency and the way people want and the Hunter Biden questions won't go away particularly when you've got two of the candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who have made questions of Washington corruption. Such a central feature of American politics now and whether they end up attaching to Joe Biden in a that drags him down among Democrats is a huge factor in whether or not he can actually get the nomination. I it is dispiriting to that. This race began with the most diverse field in democratic history. But has ended up with these. Two White Septuagenarian front-runners. Let's start by talking about what that tells us about the political moment we're in now. Yeah it's a puzzle because if you had asked anybody what this racist GonNa look like you would have said. Well finally this is going to break out of these rigid patterns of the same old candidates who all look the same way and what you saw of course is not that. I think the fact that we ended up where we are with two older white men on this stage is a real indictment of the process. The process of of forming a front runner in eventually getting a nominee because it has just at point after point it has been very difficult for people to break through all of the institutional and cultural barriers that have stood in the way of candidates have greater diversity and I couldn't agree more and the it's also worth pointing out that at the beginning of this race with the cast of thousands. There were some very good candidates who who ran very solid campaigns and more than ever this year the choice of a vice presidential candidate will be crucial and I do think that Biden is also aware of his deficit. Says a candidate so I would just wonder what you think about that. Doesn't he have to consider choosing a say a a younger woman to run with him and there is a lot of talk about that? Obviously there's a lot of interest in Stacey Abrams. I think there's a clear recognition on the part of the Biden campaign that they need to as rapidly as possible in developed other parts of the electorate into their universe. So that's why you have as fast as they possibly could getting endorsements from Buddha judge. Amy Klobuchar Beto work. This was this was an effort to say as fast as a as they could We hear you. We understand that you may not be wildly enthusiastic about Joe Biden but we also recognize that this is a you know coalition candidacy for lack of a better term. This is a time when you you need to try to bring people in that way. We all know. Vp picks as a statistical matter don't tend to determine the outcome of a race that much but they do matter in a year. Like this where you have where you have a much older candidate a than people might have been expecting to have at the end and eventually you will have. Barack Obama out on the campaign trail if it is a Joe Biden Reminding people what they liked about the two of them running the country exactly Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will face somewhat similar a challenge when it comes to choosing a VP. Which is they have to find somebody who is close enough to them that it looks like they didn't sell out their values while at the same time being far enough away that they can encompass this two sided electorate in the Democratic Party is not easy because if you're Joe Biden and you go for somebody who is a thoroughgoing progressive. Who really speaks to those ideas? You run the risk of alienating. These centrist Democrats in places like Tennessee and Texas. That just managed to win over so that is a very very difficult choice. I think thanks so much Evan. To be continued at that. I'm sure thanks Dorothy. Evan Osmosis New Yorker Staff writer and the author of age of Ambition Chasing Fortune. Truth and faith in the New China. This has been the political scene. You can subscribe to this and other near for podcasts by searching for the New Yorker and your podcast APP and find more political analysis and commentary New Yorker Dot Com. Feel free to rate and review. Assan apple podcasts. Our theme music is by Russell. Gillespie this program was produced by Alex Barron and Kylie Warner For New Yorker Dot Com. I'm Dorothy wicked..
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"The brains behind Clinton's sent to the presidency. Basically having an aneurysm over the notion that Bernie Sanders could be the Democratic nominee. The only thing between the United States in the abyss is the Democratic Party. That's IT and if if we go to way to British Labour party if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn is going to be to indicate so I am. I am scared to death. I really am your current assessment of how Tom Perez. The establishment elites of the Democratic Party are mobilizing against Bernie Sanders in particular but also against anyone with a truly progressive policy platform. Well the democratic corporate establishment deepen the Democratic National Committee in the Super Delegate Fiasco imagined that nobody elects them but they can tip the balance undermined burning two thousand sixteen. But they're at it again. They have to Stop Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Because they're hegemonies over. If one of those people get elected and hand they want to continue dialing for corporate dollars and want to continue Obama's record setting fundraising from Wall Street which exceeded his his Republican opponents. Your magic he got more money from Wall Street and John McCain in two thousand eight. That's the internal struggle this business about socialism that's just a cover but they're willing to immolate themselves this year and let trump win by basically stereotyping any kind of progressive legislation as socialism. The argument should be by the Progressive Democrats. Look here's what you mean by socialism. It means full health insurance It means a living wage It means a retirement security. It means Protecting people people from serious erosions of their rights as workers means the ability to repeal the Taft Hartley Act and reflect majority desires in the retail trades like Walmart to join unions. And so on. But if you want more examples of people well. Let's see the Post Office Josh. Socialism public drinking water departments all over the country who gets that social and public libraries get such socialism public electric electric utilities over a thousand around the country including Jacksonville Florida. How `bout the Tennessee Valley Authority deepen red state territory? You think you can repeal Latte Latte by conservative voters in Tennessee and Alabama. They'd run you out of town so they don't know how to argue this. And here's the umbrella argument. Jeremy Look Look. It's a choice between trump's corporate socialism which you cannot do select and throw the rascals out because it's Wall Street controlling Washington or Democratic Socialism. Where if you don't like it? If you don't like law and order to corporate domination of your lives and the corporate state eight which Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Fascism and message to Congress nineteen thirty you can always throw the rascals out that's the difference and what is corporate socialism. Listen to your tax money. Bailing out the creeks and Wall Street in two thousand with trillions of dollars corporate socialism shoveling. Out Your hard earned Dollars the company subsidies handouts giveaways etc and above all. It's taking your money away. By giving Senate to tax breaks for the rich and powerful which creates huge deficits that are going to be paid by your children and your grandchildren. Instead of putting putting the trillion and a half dollars of trump's tax cut including cutting his own families taxes into rebuilding America. That's the way arguing Germany. What is the emerging elite democratic corporate wing of the Democratic Party strategy in this primary? What are they trying to do? Who are they going to get behind in your assessment they like People like Joe Biden. You know he comes out of the corporate state gotta the Obama World Out of the Clarence. Thomas enabler alert chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee mistreating Anita Hill. And and he comes out of that they like him and if he falters they'll they'll go for Bloomberg Berga because they know he's got a lot of money to go up against the Republicans it's just redux. Its Corporate State Democrat redux that is almost identical in military and foreign policy with the Republicans. They're almost identical and booming bigger military budgets and lathering arena the military industrial complex. Whatever they want? They're almost identical with avoiding applying Law Enforcement to Wall Street all that is deliberate. All that is part of the REP damn consensus the two party duopoly that stereotypes third parties and when they start seeing an insurgence in their own. Farney the go to work on a behind the scenes tipping close primary elections ago to work on them slandering them by stereotyping and the most interesting person emerging here is Pete. Buddha check east coming on almost like a new Obama or renew Clinton this kind of smooth moderation he signaling with his fundraising parties with billionaires and billionaires that he's going to be acceptable to them Donald Trump according to news reports and his allies raised. Twenty five million dollars today. We we need to go into that fight with everything that we've got. We need politics that is defined not by who reject but how we bring everybody everybody into the fold and if you are low income or if you're able to contribute a lot if you've always voted Hillary Clinton also really early on in Tulsi Gabbard 's candidacy see for the Democratic nomination smearing her as essentially a Russian agent Tulsi Gabbard is of course suing her for defamation. Now I have a lot a lot of problems with some aspects of Tulsi Gabbard history. Her record her relationship with some very frightening individuals in India some of her positions on gay rights that have now shifted and I think she has some questions to answer about some of her positions on Syria. But it reminds me also of how you were treated. Read it. And I'm wondering what your assessment is of that preemptive strike against Tulsi Gabbard by Hillary Clinton to say. Hey this is the new Jill Stein this is who the Russians have chosen Hillary Clinton if she continues Berating Tulsi. Ghabra's afraid the SHOGO independent Tako so-called takeaway some votes in key states. I don't think that's going to happen. The more serious attack is the use of the word electability. If they can't use the word Democratic Socialism they use the word elect ability to marginalize main progressive candidates in the Democratic primary. Now this is basically a symptom of the defeatism defeatism of the Democratic Party. How can anybody running for president against this relentless Savage Sexual Predator later this constant liar on matters of serious import to the American people separating millions of people from reality into his commercialized personalized fantasy? This person who's a bigot. And a racist and he follows up with actions reflecting that. How can the the Democrats even raise the issue of trying to find a candidate? WHO's electable against this person? That's just a technique to marginalize progressive candidates and they use the words moderate and centrist and leftist extremists to pursue the same strategy to mainstream dream their corporate democratic primary candidates for example Joe Biden is called a moderate Joe Biden for example as supported a Wars abroad there. Unconstitutional why's that immoderate. Joe Biden has been totally of the big banks. Why is that a moderate? Why is it considered leftist to support universal health insurance and a living wage and cracking down on corporate crime?.
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Of intercepted as far as Michael Bloomberg is concerned I I think that his his involvement in this campaign will be a positive one last fall a few months ago the third most powerful figure in the US Government House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi had a phone call with a man who is undoubtedly one of the most hated people bull among her base of Democratic Party supporters. I'm talking about the famed consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate. Ralph Nader their phone. Call took place as the Democrats. Were getting ready to launch their impeachment case against Donald Trump on that call nater says that he laid out a strategy strategy for attacking trump that he believed could have resulted in his actual removal from office Ralph Nader who has spent his entire life working to implement a wide range of consumer and environmental protections argued that it would be a mistake to narrowly focus on the Ukraine phone call and that there were issues far more pressing to millions of Americans regardless of their political affiliation in a moment. Ralph Nader is going to share with us. The details of what he said on Matt Paul and what Nancy Pelosi told him but what is clear right now. As Donald Trump continues his victory tour and purges dissidents from his administration the public servants who obeyed the law and appeared before Congress. Is that the past three years of democratic leadership and decision making has made trump trump stronger at several crucial moments in trump's presidency. Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer have blown it. They have run scared and and brought pea shooters to a gun fight and now as the Democratic primary process intensifies the Institutional Democratic Party appears once again to be doing everything in its power to hurt the effort to unseat Donald Trump later in the show. I'm going to be joined by my intercept colleague and terrific investigative reporter Lee Fong to discuss the candidacy of Michael Bloomberg his emerging strategy to block Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren from winning the nomination. And and how the Democratic National Committee and its head. Tom Perez are changing rules and abetting Bloomberg's campaign to essentially purchase the nomination Asian with his vast wealth but I to discuss the failed impeachment move against Donald Trump and the state of the Democratic primary. I'm joined now by Ralph Nader. He ran for president in two thousand two thousand four and two thousand eight and throughout his life. He's been one of the most important voices for Justice Justice the Environment Consumer Protection in US history. Ralph Nader's latest book with the Consumer Advocate Mark Green is called fake president decoding trump's gas lighting corruption and general bullshit. It really is an important book and it could serve as a roadmap for unseating donald trump trump if anyone in the leadership of the Democratic Party would take the time to read it. Ralph Nader welcome back to intercepted germy. Let's begin with the impeachment and your assessment of the strategy that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats employed in going after trump well I and others beseeched her to go with a a strong full hand of impeachable offenses and have them reflect kitchen table issues. Well that didn't happen We did see that major committee chairs wanted to put a rivalry provision in. She turned down. They wanted to expand the obstruction obstruction in defiance of subpoenas a critical impeachable offense beyond the Ukraine matter. She turned down. The Democrats were basically subjected to one person decision. Nancy Pelosi the house speaker well. She gambled and lost badly. Not only he was acquitted witted but pose went up for trump which was a sounding so now the question is will the committee chairs who's expanded expanded Recommendation to her was rejected will now come back to her and say round to she has stated repeatedly that she she thinks trump quote is a liar a crook a thief and he should be in prison and quote. S- pretty good start. She also stated she wants the five committee chairs to continue their investigations into the corruption and wrongdoing and refusal to enforce laws on behalf of the health safety and economic wellbeing of people. That's the Banking Committee Oversight Committee Judiciary Committee Tetra. And if they do AH THEY'RE GONNA run up against a trump stonewall for further information witnesses which means they're going to be obligated to issue subpoenas which will be defied that is a per se impeachable effects when trump defies these subpoenas for witnesses and documents commits speaker. Pelosi will have to face up to the constitution. The constitution does not require her to go to court. They can enforce I their own subpoenas so they go to the floor. No witnesses are needed clean. Cut Trump defied the subpoenas you defy the essential. Oh Power Congress without which all other authorities are debilitated if they cannot get information under the constitution from the executive branch how debilitated will be the war power the appropriations for the tax power the confirmation power. You defied it. You're GONNA be impeached. These subpoenas would be associated with all kinds of kitchen table issues where people have a stake in these impeachments. Teach minutes. Didn't have a stake much. Ukraine important designed is too remote but they do have a stake. In for example his destruction of life saving consumer protections environmental protections workplace safety protections in his destruction of social safety net protections Russians for children but those impeachable offenses yes. They are when they're associated with corruption and shredding in other words. This isn't just normal deregulation what they're doing now to the EPA is stripping it of its capacity to enforce the law. They're pushing out scientist. This downgrading other professionals they're cutting budgets without congressional authority and they're run by people who have conflicts of interest and are corrupt Already left like Scott Pruitt. It's the failure to execute the laws. That's one of the impeachable offenses in the constitution. Now if Nancy Pelosi doesn't do that. Trump will go all over the country all over his tweets all over the obsequious media with his disparaging nicknames and Taunting gloating. I told her a conversation I had with her three months ago. I said Nancy you know what he's is GonNa do. He's GonNa say Nancy Pelosi had the majority in the House and she had all these crazy charges and she didn't want to get him through. You know why she couldn't get him through because they're our allies. They're all fake. I did nothing wrong rough. What did Pelosi say to you when you were laying? All of this is out. She said I want an air tight case and she thinks Ukraine is an airtight case number. Two she thought the public attentions fan couldn't endure multiple impeachment charges and number three. I think she cut a deal with her twelve blue dog Democrats rats. That was the only thing she was going to bring forward because it had a national security military sheen about that insulated them in. What's really really important here? Is She wanted to tie up. The Republicans in knots in the Senate and she only used one not she used one finger out of ten tin. That could have been curled into tough fist. Why did Nancy Pelosi meet with you? Given the way that you're to this day vilified by the establishment Democratic Party for daring to run for President Multiple Times. Well it wasn't a meeting it was a telephone conversation I take because they're interested in what I have to say. I mean I could give them all kinds of strategies to landslide donald trump. If they would listen I could show them how to argue their case. I mean it just give you example example. You've got some currency in the Democratic Party now for Universal Basic Income Andrew Yang most prominently and it's viewed as giveaway and pandering to the people. How do you argue universal basic income in addition to alleviating dire poverty edition addition increasing consumer demand for goods and services which stimulates the economy far better than a corporate tax cut? Well one way as you say. Hey these corporations. Preparations have already had universal basic income. What what do you mean? Yeah what do you think. Massive corporate subsidies handouts giveaways and bailouts are. They're massive universal basic income giveaways. They are not only getting all these taxpayer freebies but they also get trillions trillions of dollars in the last decade of free government research and development which built Silicon Valley and built the biotech nanotech. A A lot of the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. That's pretty good Universal basic income. They don't know how to argue it. That's why once in a while I get through on the phone call is the strategy. You're advocating putting forth those charges getting an impeachment on those charges sending it to the Senate for trial as a way of educating the public or revealing these crimes because it seems very unlikely in this day and age that more than one or two Republicans no matter how much such evidence was out there would've jumped ship on trump over the issues you're describing. They love that form of deregulation and they seem to not really care at all about the overt corruption in that. We're witnessing not winner preceded by dozens of highly televised House Committee hearings on Miss USA presidential power power that is harming in kitchen table manners where people live work and raise their families. The American people aren't watching. MSNBC SPANNER CNN. I mean Fox Fox News is the single most powerful news entity as well as social media and has trump has said. He's his own media outlet. I see it Ralph. Has Part of the problem is there. Is such low trust in media such a low approval ratings of the Democrats in Congress that it doesn't matter if you hold those hearings given the media landscape today this is not like the seventies where it's every single night on the news. People are seeking out information. They want not seeking out the truth wrong analysis. This all right. Tell me when you see. The kind of witnesses at the house could abrupt the kind of empathy the kind of residents just the way they did when they brought some of those civil level servants you have to admit their test. My reached a lot of people. faulk says its own constituency so the other networks the other cable the social media the newspapers the word rid of mouth these are very easy abuses by trump to understand unlike the more arcane diplomatic situation with Ukraine right. How does this impact the broader move at the ballot box to try to defeat? Donald Trump producer slippage by the democrat. Gordy acknowledged it in the last two weeks you see. The Democrats cannot defeat Donald trump by themselves because they don't use all all the arguments and all the issues there has to be a parallel movement to get out to vote against trump because the Democrats are not listening. It's almost it's impossible to get through. Tom Perez the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. It's very hard to get any of these people. They think they know it all and what what kind of. Not The caution of Nancy. Pelosi has broader defeat in four out of five congressional elections. Two Thousand Ten twelve twelve fourteen sixteen squeeze through in two thousand eighteen with the help of progressive candidates but it's not exactly a confirmation that her cautious approach is winning for her. It illustrated itself in the Senate debate recently over the Ukraine impeachment articles. Also at the same time you have the sort of establishment Democratic Party and figures like you know he's not so significant in many ways right now but his history is worth earth reminding people of James Carville who was one of.
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"democratic party" Discussed on Civics 101
"About how the Democratic Party in particular becomes the Party of the the people as opposed to the party of the slave owners or the party of Southern business interest has to do with their decisions to or tints since to win elections particularly I would say at the state and local level and to to speak to the needs of immigrants now I I do want to step in here and say that the north and south are not just one unified thing. That's unfair. There were people who post slavery in the South people who supported it in the north whites only only signs Other forms of segregation in schools businesses housing those existed in the north as well as the south and as she told me African American voters are a huge part of the story is not just immigrants who are flooding into. The city's black people are flooding into the cities. The great migration brings about six and a half million black people from the south into the North and parties on the ground local party leaders mayors Aldermen governors have to contend contend with how they might get this block of voters to support them as well which makes them takes Kinda steps towards civil rights. They might not otherwise take and then we have the Great Depression in the nineteen thirties. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his party. The Democrats said people are suffering. We need to do something and what they did. Was the new deal. Relief reform recovering the campaign. What this did was further cement? The notion that the Democratic Party is the the Party of big government spending on domestic programs and social welfare programs but the civil rights movement that initially was more allied by geography than than Biparti. Almost one hundred percent of northern Democrats in Congress supported the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four but so too did eighty five percent of northern Republicans and just nine percent of southern dams zero southern Republicans supported it in Congress. So here's Patty Riley. He's a professor of history and Humanities Reed College but I think the key keeping the Democratic Party has no longer become possible for southern White supremacists to remain in the party because the because the National Party has moved so hard on civil rights. I mean that's Johnson's Linden Johnson's famous line. We lost the south for generation. I mean it turns out to be true generation and more at this point so I think effectively the south kind of becomes up for grabs. Because they're not gonNA remain the Democratic Party so is someone going to capitalize is on them and the Republicans do I mean. That's just what happens. I don't WanNA sound cynical here. It just kind of sounds like a big part of the reason. In that the Democrats completely reversed their positions on just about everything was not purely because has of ideals but to court voters will. I mean. I'm a political scientist so I think everything is about political strategy political expediency But yes I I think that one of the kind of biggest broadest ways of understanding party history is that parties are trying into one maintain themselves and then parties as groups who are willing to court coalitions in order to keep or maintain power. Black people are here They WanNa have some kind of interventional civil rights. We're not opposed to that. That seems I could be okay for us. We think that they would help us win. These is local and state elections. We think because they live in these states with large electoral college votes. They could help us win. The presidential election less test out a coalition between any black people and the Democratic Party. So it's the same kind of thing. Parties kind of moving and shape shifting as they encounter groups so that they can maintain.
"democratic party" Discussed on Civics 101
"Civics WanNa one is supported in part by the corporation for public broadcasting. As you can see on this map. There are a number of undecided states of the Democrats in Pennsylvania Little Concerned About Sarah Palin ubiquitous talking about political parties. We tend to talk a lot about election night right right. And and there's this moment that I think is the most exciting. And it's where they've got this giant map in the studio and there's an empty silhouette of a state and then it flickers flickers and it snaps either red or blue. Yeah that's when you as a political prisoner your heart either rises or sinks right state state. Go for one candidate or another. Do you know when that started red states. Blue States have we not had that for like forever for decades and decades. The only place on this is from election night. Nineteen eighty electoral votes. And so we will put on our map in blue for those of you who are watching in color We'll make Florida our projected winner for Reagan. Reagan this is nineteen eighty to hold on. Check this color or those in now. Read across the Western rim the Pacific Rim of the United States for Bill Clinton man just a few blue spots on that map for George Bush three eight hundred that was NBC coverage of the Nineteen ninety-two Election Democrats used to be read. And then they sort of switched one station switched it's red for Republicans Republicans because they said we're coloring read for Reagan in the Nineteen Ninety six election clinton-vitale that was the first year that all three major networks had red for the GOP and Blue Democrats but the terms red state blue state. They did not enter our common parlance. Until here's is that there will be a recount in the State of Florida They still need to wait for. What is it overseas balance Bush? V Gore her. Yeah because of the closeness of that race the ensuing recount America had been staring at a red and blue map for days. I saw vox video about this. Actually and it said that David Letterman was one of the first. He made a joke about blue states and red states and the term just stuck too soon. Here's how George W Bush. WE'LL BE PRESIDENT FOR THE RED RED STATES W we'll be president for the blues and now Democrats embrace their blue. They put it in their campaign. Logos goes we have terms like blue wave a red tide and that division that color polarity is really new. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around this idea that a party. He can rebrand itself that quickly based on this arbitrary choice made by a news network. You think that's strange. Hold on on your little purple hats. I'm the cavity j McCarthy and this is civics one on one and today. We're talking about the Democratic Party capital the what it is what it was what it will be. And if we're GONNA talk about how the party has evolved over the years. We have to say what they're all about today. So let's go. With their own words. In their twenty sixteen democratic platform the planks of which included addressing economic inequality college debt climate change and access to healthcare. It is also today the Party of inclusivity when it comes to issues like same sex marriage women's rights and immigration. So let's go back now. The genesis of the Democratic Party. How did it start the Democratic Party to make the thing's really clear began actually as the Republican Party's Oklahoma? I know I'm sorry. I know this. Heather Wagner by the way. She wrote the book. The history of the Democratic Party so the Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson and other men like him who were dissatisfied with the direction. The country was going under George Washington and John Adams and they've felt George Washington John Adams Alexander Hamilton. Dan were believers very strong central government and Jefferson once a smaller federal government with more power given to the states and he is our first Democratic president even though he was called sorry again a Republican but pretty quickly the name gets changed by his opponents. funnily early enough. His critics said that he and his supporters were too much like the radical friends who head head barked the French Revolution and led to bloodshed and bind went from France and as the critique they will call this group of Republicans the Democratic Republicans it was meant to be A DISC Jefferson and his supporters decided to adopt. It's almost a point of honor and call themselves the democratic Republican and this was the founding of what we know today as the Democratic Party and Howard their beliefs related to what we think of now when we think of Democrats okay. Here's canasia grant. She is a professor of political science at Howard University so when we think about the Democratic Party at that time we don't think of anything like the Democratic Party at this time the Democratic Party at that time is liberal with lower case ill as scholars say And that means that they don't want to see the government being very active. The government should not be involved in your life telling you what to do. The government should just kind of be around to make sure that things don't fall apart which is different from the party as we think about it today we think about a Democratic Party today as one who is willing to step in to try to correct some of the perceived wrongs they they might say in the economy or some of the perceived wrongs in the way that we treat humans means and these other kinds of things. How does it change because that to me is like a hundred and eighty degrees all right? We'll get there and that is Caniggia's particular Bailey daily work but I there is a big shift and it starts with Andrew Jackson in eighteen twenty nine. By the time Andrew Jackson President he has dropped dropped the Republicans from his affiliation so he identifies himself as the Democratic candidate. Andrew Jackson was the southerner governor. He was A slave owner. He was a war hero. He champions even though he was a wealthy landowner he championed. It the of sort of the ordinary man common man around his his presidency with when white men I should say were given the right to vote based on age as opposed to if you had property or or paid a certain amount in landowning taxes so it was the evolution you know voting rights towards white men over the age of twenty one as opposed to landowners quick side note opponents of Jackson during the eighteen twentieth election called him him a word that means donkey But it was an epithet. That Jackson embraced he even put images of donkey's on his campaign posters. And that is when that addle started and the party that went up against Jackson was the National Republican Party but they were just as often known as the Anti Jacksonians they did did not like what Jackson had done to the role of president. He took steps to concentrate power and to make sure that he was a very powerful awful executives he had taken stern policies that really infringed on the rights of native Americans than and the rights states and the sort of sowed the seeds of what would gradually flare up into the start of the modern Republican Party and also the disagreements agreements that layer down or so remember. The part of the story is that the parties want to maintain when cohesion. They understand that is difficult for minor parties third parties or smaller parties to win. The presidency is difficult for them to win Win Senate seats Or season the House of Representatives and be appointed to Senate seats and because they are worried about a splitting their power are. They are trying to do everything they can to to remain together and one of the things that split them up more than anything else kind of I would say the thing that distresses the party the most is a conversation about slavery and if we WANNA have a party that is unified in the north and in the south. We can't have this conversation station about slavery because people in the North are going to disagree from people in the South so we ended up with these parties that exist in different ways because the one thing that they probably probably should be talking about they are not talking about so we ended up with these cleavages kind of for that reason where we have a northern Democratic Party that looks different from the southern Democratic Party but but eventually they do have that conversation and we ended up with the Republican Party. That's more dominant in the north. Because they have had the conversation come down on the side of black people people come down against slavery for various reasons again not all of them on the up and up sell where we have a party again. Republican Party in the North a Democratic Democrat party that has kind of dominant in the south and then we have some kind of debate about. Who's going to win the West and what the farmers want and whether or not The parties will be willing to bend to the demands of the people who are in the West and who now have the ability to vote and influence politics to all right now. I WANNA learn about that shift. How does the party? That is the Party of slavery. The Party of the Ku Klux Klan. Become the party of the civil. Oh rights movement the party that gives us our first African American president. So if you want to sound really smart with your friends. Few like Noah political scientists. And you want to get gears going you just say realignment Because that that is the one word answer to that question. Realignment happens and the Party's change And so the political scientists argue about how realignment happens. I'm in the camp of people who think realignment is slow and gradual process. The short version is is that America changes so the story that we've been telling up to this point there are folks who Live in the South here folks who live in the north. We don't yet have like a large wave of immigrants coming into the United States So we get an industrial revolution. We get World War. We get immigrants coming into the United States and we don't and yet in the nation have rules that are structured to prevent them from participating in the ways that we try to prevent them for participating now and so it's Kinda easier a year to get citizenship easier to get to participation in politics and so part of the answer.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"This is the kind of vent that could severely. I believe limit his ceiling. And we've always kind of thought he was a high floor low seeing ceiling candidate. Anyway, he probably has twenty percent just by showing up, right? The question is how much more of that. Can you get? And I think this is the kind of event. That. Could could could him being able to raise enough of a base within the rest of the Democratic Party? And the reason why is because he already has to go into that intersection -ality crowd in order to grow his base. The the the group of Democrats the Joe Scarborough and Mika of the world who like making their millions are never gonna vote for that guy because they don't want him take in you know, any more of their money. So he's got a Wade into the intersection -ality universe. And I could see a lot of that universe. Already saying, well, I don't want to support a white male as it is. I don't know. I think. I think there may be a segment and. I actually believe it would be good for the country. If this were true. That doesn't mean I agree with almost anything that segment of the Democratic Party believes either. But it is not good for America to have only two political parties and to have one of them become an openly vowed communist party, that's not good. Have you understand the nature of human nature and competition and symbiotic relationships, whether it's sports industry in any human endeavor when there's two direct competitors. They have a tendency to have someone of a symbiotic relationship. And if one of them is literally gone off a historical cliff, and there doesn't seem to be anything emerging to replace it to punish it for doing that. Then that's going to have an impact on the on on its on its competitor. We just saw this a couple of months ago when Matt gaetz who is not Devin Nunes, Devin, yes, devenue has made a career out of going after spying on Trump while he votes with Democrats eighty percent of the time literally literally eight percent of time is his liberty scores. Twenty five percent. So seventy five percent of. A time. Matt gaetz has a very good. Liberty score. But they go off on this. You know, big over the historical cliff on the on the green new new deal. He comes out with his new degree new deal. Why because that's the nature of duopolies. That's the nature of competitive relationships when it's duopoly. That's that's the nature of any symbiotic relationship with human beings. Marriage pick anything where it's duopoly. There is a you. You're is a certain feeding off of each other. And wall. That segment of the Democratic Party that could be showing up in these early polls and saying enough of this just enough. Okay. I'm pro abort. I'm pro gay everything else. I I don't wanna live in Venezuela. I don't I don't wanna live in Moscow nineteen seventy eight. I didn't take my honeymoon. They're like Bernie Sanders. Did we went to fricken Vegas like everybody else? Kabo? Okay. You know, some nor granted it would be way to the left of the center used to be. But it would actually be good for the country as a whole if there if there was a way because maybe we as well are too in tune to what happens on cable news and political Twitter because that's the world we live in as well. It would be good for the country. If there was a segment remaining in the Democratic Party because here's the thing. We know we ain't moving the Republican party any further. Right. Anybody argue with me on that floor is yours. I'll wait. So for not moving the Republican party any further, right? Then we then just do some math. If the Republican party is not going any further, right? Than is good for the country for the Democrats to even go further left. No, no. And I so I could see and that has me reconsidering..
"democratic party" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Okay. We are back with a great Dan Pfeiffer, and we are going to look forward now to the year twenty twenty well, we're going to stick a little bit in twenty nineteen and then we're going to head forward to twenty twenty and what's going to define the Democratic Party going forward, and what are the policies, and who are the politicians that might unseat amend named Donald Trump, Dan. You are very adamant that the choice between base voters and moderate voters within the Democratic Party is a false choice. But I have to ask you as we stand here looking at policies like the green new deal Medicare for all even abolishing ice. Do you think those are the policies that unite both wings of the Democratic Party base and moderate? I think they can be if they are explained in message correctly. I think about their real messaging challenges to abolish ice for sure there is no question about that. I think Medicare for all is a very popular policy in a vacuum. It is going to come under tremendous attack in. We're gonna have to be able to message in the right way Medicare is incredibly popular people are incredibly dissatisfied with the current system. So there was an opportunity to do with their climate change. And new green economy can be very powerful message. It obviously we already know Republicans have latched onto some critiques of it. And we're going to have to message. But it is almost we wrap ourselves a little bit around the axle in wondered worrying that our policies are too liberal or to progressive or easily demagogue will we now live in a world of this is actually not even completely unique to Trump because they operated this way, a longtime Brock Obama's someone who passed a market base healthcare plan and. Was forced to help? Save Wall Street, and he was called a socialist from basically his first day in office. So you don't have to be. For years saying, it doesn't matter. What you do our house interest? You are how much you try and embrace the private sector and Republicans you're going to get painted with the socialist brush, no matter what I yes, I promise I think what polish. Choose does magin how you discuss the matters. But we shouldn't allow potential Republican attacks to decide what are what our policies and message are. And if like we're gonna end up at this debate around Medicare all in the primary that is going to be some people are going to be for the Bernie Sanders plan, which has a a four year transition. Some people are going to be for a Medicare plus or Medicare by a Republic option. I guarantee you that whoever wins that debate and becomes the democratic nominee. They are going to be attacked in tweets and adds as having supported something that is far to the left of what even Bernie Sanders has proposed in this. So I like the challenge for us is not going to be Republicans say about our plans what we are going to say about them to those voters. And I think I can I can get..
"democratic party" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"Debating this resolution will progressive populism, save the Democratic Party. Now it's time for questions from the audience. Point of fact, here it is true that twenty sixteen twenty twelve. The voter turnout was around the same. However, in twenty sixteen it was significantly down among people of color and among working people. Hillary Clinton was a centrist and was from the Wall Street wing of the party and her numbers suffered. And what you're really saying is, had there been a populist, maybe Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton? Would we be with the President Trump today? I think that's your quest. Yes, I'll take it. What we saw in two thousand sixteen with Hillary Clinton and people of color is that they were not inspired to vote for her. The issues weren't there. They weren't talking to them. Another thing that was happening around that time in two thousand fifteen was the black lives matter movement, right? The crime Bill came up, and so there was a lot of feeling particular young black voters who didn't feel that the campaign was talking to them who didn't feel that there was a place for them because of what was happening in twenty fifteen with young black bodies being killed on the streets. We take your point to to join. I think you have to disentangle problems with Hillary as a candidate. From the question tonight, if a candidate in the future carries these ideas will that candidate win, whatever you think of the merits of these ideas. They're not politically popular in enough places Jeff cited. The senators who might run for president who support Medicare for all. That's true. They're all from safe blue places. Our job as a party is not to figure out how to make blue places, bluer, it's how to make red places blue and purple places blue. That's our job. Progressive, not gotten a fair shot in this party in terms of funding other things. But we do know is that your point of view has destroyed the party, your free trade deal, destroyed the relationship with working class. Democrats your call for cutting social security. It's going to kill this party. You guys represent a certain of interest I get. It's cool like this is a big tent party, but you cannot be the dominant voice in this party because you have no credibility with working people. When you go out and talk to real people in the real world, we have no credibility with working people. So just to be clear because you and Bernie said many times you said Barack Obama wasn't progressive. So why do we supported by working class people? Barack Obama built an amazing coalition. In fact, I think our challenges to rebuild the Obama coalition, the centrist Obama coalition just to be clear because that's actually what we have to do. I would have had some you make a point that I want to add something for Akot Bama didn't support any of your policies virtually. He didn't support Medicare for all. He didn't support free college tuition. In years ago, we're talking about two thousand things have changed since because he supports it now. He's all right. All right. I want to throw something into this conversation that comes from an interesting direction..
"democratic party" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey, everyone. I'm David challen the CNN political director, and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast, the change going on in the Democratic Party last night up in Boston. We saw in the seventh congressional district Massachusetts yet again, the democratic primary electorate demanding a different kind of representation. So. We had another big upset in this insurgency that seems to be happening inside the Democratic Party in many ways, getting rid of the old guard and bringing in new blood. This happened, we saw with Alexandria, Cossio Cortez in New York when she defeated Joe Crowley. The number four man in democratic house leadership, longtime incumbent and didn't see it coming at all Mike at one. Oh, the ten term. He's been in congress for twenty years that may be as flaw for voters. But the ten term incumbent Mike auto who is one of the most liberal members of congress. He saw it coming. The challenge from I, Anna Presley the Boston city councilwoman and while he had more money and he had the power of incumbency, he was not able to stop it from toppling him what he saw coming. This is part of the energy that is out in the country on the democratic side when we're talking about a Blue Wave forming. But before all that energy can be focused on toppling the Republican majority in the house of representatives. It is focused in an intraparty battle and and that is what we saw when I Anna Presley won this primary and then just win walloped Caputo by seventeen points. And you know, here is a longtime incumbent, white guy representing a minority majority district and the democratic primary electorate in that district said, hey, we want someone that looks a little bit more. Us speaks a little bit more to our everyday existence perhaps. And so I had a press who has no Republican position on the ballot in November in this overwhelmingly, democratic district is all, but certain to be heading the congress after November's general election and will be the first African American to represent the state of Massachusetts in the house of representatives. So she's already a barrier breaker in many ways. But what she represents about this younger generation more diverse, more female generation of democratic candidates finding success inside the democratic primary electorate, and of course representing sort of the progressive wing of the party. Now, again, this was really not an ideological battle. Kep wanna is a Medicare for all progressive democrat, so it was very hard for them to have an ideological battle and getting to the left of him. A Presley doesn't do the full call for a Bala Shing ice, but does call for. For getting rid of some of the components of ice that are most offensive to immigrant communities or people feel that they are facing deportation force of sorts. So she has called for the for a real overhaul and change in ice in defunding of certain aspects of it, but she hasn't done the full Cossio Cortes abolish is there are a couple of questions that that grow out of Presley's impressive victory. Last night, one is just the overall question. If the Democratic Party is moving further to the left ideologically, will it make it harder for Democrats to appeal to the wider Wath of the electorate in general election context? Now that doesn't apply obviously to Presley or a custody Cortez who won these primaries in overwhelmingly democratic district's. There is not really a broader swath of the of the electorate. To appeal to. It is largely Democrats at they're appealing to, but we know that that's not the case in America broadly and in some statewide races and even in some very competitive congressional districts. But it is worth asking if the Democratic Party is moving too far left. Now, when I asked that question, I ask it truly because I don't know the answer to it. What I know is we do live in a different political era, then we had live. So the notion of if you move too far left, it's going to be harder to get to the center and therefore you're gonna lose a general election. I don't think that just simply applies. Then I think you know this latest poll out of Florida from Quinnipiac university, showing Andrew gillum at fifty percent and descent and forty. Seven percent shows you that even if you are from the progressive wing of that party or from the Trump wing of the Republican party, even you may be from the poll..
"democratic party" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Podcast of the wilderness, a fifteen part series. The consulta story voters strategists and politicians to try tell the story of the Democratic Party. He was the chiefs. Each writer for Barack Obama from two thousand six to twenty thirteen. The youngest ever White House director of speechwriting. He's also a founder and host along with three other ex Obama aides of the successful podcast pod. Save America. John Fabra welcomed on point. Thanks for coming in. Eric, how are you? I'm great. Really appreciate it. Look forward to this. I mean, the Democrats as your title suggests are in the wilderness in your podcast, looks at, you know how that party got there and the way back and you do it through the lens of history. A lot of the times I mean, we're the party has been when it faced challenges before how it reacted where it messed up and when it got it right. I, I'm curious. What if anything about that lens? Did you get from your former job as a speechwriter. Quite a bit of it. Actually, when we started thinking about doing this podcast, you know pod, save America is a conversation about current events news. It's tied to the news cycle every week, and I thought if we're going to take a look at the Democratic Party and we weren't going to tie it to the news cycle every single day that it would be good to take a look back at how we got here and I and I do remember when I used to write speeches with Barack Obama. Every time we'd right work on a speech, there'd be a big section, the speech about how we got here before he talked about where we need to go from here. And I think that provides some good context because you know part of the problem with today's media environment because move so quickly is that you wake up every day and it's like history begins a new every morning and you forget that there are a lot of decisions and transformations that got us to this place. And if we don't. Have that history is context becomes a lot more difficult to figure out how we how we move onto the next. The next thing history as context, you know, can be a vital actually when when President Trump is has really been shown to be masterful controlling the narrative and driving the news cycles. As you say, a new history begins a new every day, and you sometimes when your podcast point a finger at the media, you know as well, but the Democrats, you know, often frame their message. It seems to me and opposition to the president against him rather than than what therefore do. Do you think that's the case? Is there more to do in framing what the party stands for as opposed to just we're not in agreement with what he's doing. Yeah. I mean, look, I think some of that is, as you mentioned Trump's ability to control the news cycle and first of all, any president's ability to control the news cycle, right? When a party's out of power doesn't have the White House, they it's harder to get your message through and to have it breakthrough in the president has a bully pulpit. And so he has an ability to control the news narrative and President Trump is better at that than most presidents. And so, yeah, I think the Democrats have a hard time breaking through. I think if you look on the ground at the various races, the Democrats are running right now. They are talking about what they're four. They are talking about their vision for the future. They're talking about their policy agenda. We don't always see that come through in the news coverage or at least in the national news coverage. I think you actually see it a lot more in some of the local news coverage, but I do think Democrats are doing a better job of talking about what they're four, then you might think from sort of the new, the political. Narrative yet. I also think that you know, Democrats can never be too good at at talking about what therefore, I think it's super important to give some give voters a reason to vote for something because look a lot.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Daily
"Does the moderate message over the left wing one and president trump one so is this still very much an open question is this still kind of an experiment oh it's a very much sort of live on ongoing debate within the democratic party is which is the better approach to mobilize liberals who may be tuned out the politics because they're tired of the you know consensus oriented status quo politics or do you assume that those folks are going to show up because you're the better of the two options by more your time and money trying to win over moderate voters then is one of the central debates happening right now democrats so we're talking on tuesday evening before the polls close in georgia will the outcome of this race be meaningful in starting to answer that question for democrats yes the general election outcome will be i think hugely important to litigating that debate if stacy of the nominee in george and this approach works she wins the governorship of georgia and becomes an african american female governor in the deep south that will long ways toward putting points on the board for those who say mobilization is about approach for democrats meaning the liberal strategy get as many young and people of color boss over the come out for democrats doubts strategy you go to please allow me to introduce for the very first time the official democratic nominee in the mets governor of state of florida.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Daily
"Supporters or they do it by trying to grab some of the trump supporters and win back those who've strayed from before that's the question was the issue hillary or was the issue for politics and trump's politics because if you believe that the problem was hillary in that that's why there was a drop off among younger and non white voters then you might not have an appetite to try to win over the trump voters again but the abrahams evans divide or lack of it suggests that perhaps the midterms are becoming more about strategy and packaging than perhaps substance and policy there's doug question about it that the democratic party has moved to velaphi not much of a centrist wing left in the party in is much more now about the presentation and packaging been elisabeth out the issue set right there's not a lot of democrats laughed who are going to take the nra ally were oppose abortion rights in one more point you democrats are funny a lot of success in nominated women in this year's primaries in there's no question that the energy behind the kind of anti trump movement has been led by women if you talked democrats privately though they recognize that this can't be the year of a white woman right that a party that show heavily relies on the votes of black women can't just be defined by you know white women and pussy hats that it's gotta be a broader cross section of females representing their party in office there's gotta be some success stories from women of color hello fisher hillary clinton asking you vote for my friend stacy abrams for governor of georgia there's tuesday may twenty second abrams with an a is the first black woman to serve as house democratic leader a small business innovator and dr.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Daily
"So tuesday's with somewhat similar backgrounds correct with one key difference one's white i am deeply humbled by the possibility of being the first black woman ever elected to serve as governor in the united states and why is race so crucial will because georgia they changing state certainly a conservatively state in the deep south but it's also home to very vibrant african american community atlanta in atlanta has also become a magnet for immigrants across the world so we're also curious is george becoming more purple than read politically i'm going to win this race by running a different kind of campaign a people powered campaign so tell me more about stacey abrams strategy here in her campaign for governor so her theory of the case is that conservative leaning white vote or especially in the more rural parts of the state aren't get whole they're not coming back to the democratic party of their ancestors their republicans now and that it's time and money wasted trying to win them over when you can actually try to get more voters who were guaranteed to pull the lever for you to register and vote eight hundred thousand people color in the state of georgia in twenty fourteen who did not have the right to vote not because they weren't eligible but because no one ever asked them to register that the better investment find immigrants find black nonvoters fine recent eighteen and nineteen rolled kids who are now eligible to vote and so i took it upon myself to do that register all eight hundred thousand people color in the state of georgia by twenty twenty four get them registered in turn them out election day so she's explicitly not trying to appeal to trump voters.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Of the house of representatives today there has been a shift in what what a core constituencies from a democratic party look like and what core constitu from republican party look like i think that it is incumbent on democrats a responsibility of all of us all i will not help you strove for a minute what do you think he meant by that what did i assume he saying the democratic party has changed i didn't i didn't push him on it i hadn't had a cup of coffee yet knows early i didn't necessarily want to get into all of it yet uh before seven in the morning that being said i think that what i have heard from him and others that have said similar stores as were to me is that the republican party yes has changed i would i would also point out his look societies changed right and for i would argue for very good and profound reasons we become far more tolerant become far more inclusive we recognize that there are in fact differences the people are willing to celebrate those differences in ways that they didn't feel like they could twenty thirty forty fifty years ago and that's not only that okay that's a wonderful thing our country should be applied were accepting of people who ever they are whatever their race ethnicity the dot of their prayers the gender of their spouse their gender identity that shouldn't matter uh and i think what we have to recognize is that as for democrats that is i think a captures asian of what democrats are really good at and folks the criticism is you've spent too much time on that and and i actually don't take that as a as a slight we should because the government should 100 percent say we've got your back no matter who you are we got your back we we want you here we we accept you we will fight for you the second piece to that those you can't divorced the fact that if you can't provide for your family back to where we were second ago almost nothing else matters because.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"It was kind of through that that we ended up at this vocational school in fall river and diamond vocational school which is a great place that i visited a couple of times and wanted to one be delivered about where i wanted to give the speech in and use that as part of the platform and to recognize that you're not going to meet the pomp and circumstance of the house chamber no one is so don't try go than and just do something totally different that is very much on message to i wanna talk to you about another speech you gave a red preparation for this interview she gave a speech in in texas announ forgetting the venue although you may remember the is it a jefferson jackson dinner it was their version it was a texas democrats annual fundraiser and buy your peace must end their couple lines in here that stood out to me and you said at one point there's been no lack of postmortems about what one wrong for a party in 2016 so searched we studied we've debated but the lesson we need is less we already know do not underestimate will it means to be able to provide for your family how deeply it destroys you when you camped did the democratic party under estimate that in the obama years i am i don't think the we underestimated and obama years i think that when you go through an election i think look this is what obama really ran on was hope and change in trying to lift people up and he did um and uh did everything that the administration could to try to change not just politics but now try to unite the country and look there's been a lot since written and set about mitch mcconnell's promising the first of a month of his administration to try and make sure that he was a oneterm president a b deadset against whatever it was that obama was trying to put forth i do think that what ended up as a consequence of coming out of a recession which we have had a historic economic growth ever since but it has been slow it has been uneven.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Establishment democrats over internal rules of the democratic party and on the outside sanders is the one polling democrats to the left and urging the party to embrace liberal economics in a time of stagnant wages and income inequality all over this country we saw young people and working people many of them first time candidates getting involved in politics and winning elections for school board for city council for state legislature will i could tell you is our revolution the group that came out a by campaign rant six state legislative candidates in virginia three of them one including knocking off one of the leading powerhouses in the republican leaders in the legislature uh two lost than one is in a recap these would new candidates noble before involved in electoral politics i think what you're seeing around his country and what is enormously important for the future of the democratic party and our country is more and more people getting involved in one for office but if we have another election midterm election as we had four years ago with thirty six percent of the people voted on that in the future of the democratic party in the country is not good we need people in foul standing up voting in fighting back what these three seats the candidates have one in virginia that you mention and maybe some more of summer in recount senator that's three against a thousand seat since two thousand nine democrats have lost in legislatures local races a national races across the country where did the dnc go wrong after two thousand eight that has caused buzzfeed studies i think a very important question and it's a thousand legislative seats that will loss it's the us house of representatives lost the senate lost the white house listen i think any objective person fairminded person has got to conclude that the model the strategy the efforts of the democratic party for the last many years have felt and we have to.