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Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
"David Myers, the sociology and political science professor, a UC Irvine. Many of those New members are young people. It didn't used to be that if you guaranteed health care to people, or you thought that affordable college was worthwhile thing to do that meant you're a socialist. As more young people align with socialism and very well may have an impact on politics and Supreme Court nominations. Most young people don't sign on to the cultural conservatism. That this Republican party is pushing and that's going to be something that's going to come up in. Whatever happens on the Supreme Court front, Jennifer Hodges KCBS the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be AH hot topic when members of Congress were returned to work Monday. Hey, CBS is list thing. John reports. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the U. S Senate, angering Democrats four years ago, the Republicans said We should not ever confirm a nominee during a presidential election season, and Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated never got a hearing Worry little professor at UC Hastings College of the law. Clerked at the Supreme Court, he says. If McConnell gets his way, but the Democrats win the presidency. It could be payback time. Were they to confirm a trump justice and then Joe Biden would win the election? You'd have a lot of bitter Democrats suddenly trying to pass legislation to correct that, and that might include adding more justices to the high court. The number is not set in the constitution. So what's next? I think you're gonna see a White House nominee put forward very quickly, Maybe even as early as Monday lose ST John K. CBS for Oakland City leaders. All women are sponsoring a resolution that would have the city officially adopt language. That is gender neutral and gender inclusive. Mayor Livy Shaft Councilmembers, Rebecca Kaplan and Shang Towel, along with City attorney Barbara Parker will introduce the resolution at the City Council meeting October 6th. Sponsors or hoping Oakland will join other governments, including the city of Berkeley in the state of California in amending the language of gender in policy and law. A 69 year old man stabbed on a Bart train Friday remained in critical but stable condition today, Bart officials say 44 year old Terrell coffer of Oakland allegedly stabbed the victim aboard a Bart train. As it approached the warm spring South Fremont station shortly before noon Friday. Ah bark Community service officer on the platform spotted coffer and Help detain him. Authorities have not released information about what led to the stabbing, but said it does appear that Kaufer and the victim knew one another case. CBS News Time 11 24..
Wyoming Doubles Down On Its Long Support For Carbon Capture
"US coal production is down to its lowest level in half a century, but the country's largest coal-producing state is desperate to keep the industry going with support from the trump administration. Wyoming is investing big to try and clean up Kohl's carbon emissions. Wyoming public radio's Cooper has more the largest utility in Wyoming Rocky Mountain power has found. It makes economic sense to start retiring. It's coal plants early, an invest heavily and renewables across the West. That isn't going over well in a state whose economy is tied to call. At a recent public hearing county commissioner can't Connolly said when a plant is shutdown, it's not just jobs that are lost by lose. Fifty percent of the taxes is just as simple. Connolly says it doesn't have to be like this coal plants in Wyoming could stick around if utilities just considered retrofitting them to capture the carbon they emit we will change how goal America. There's no doubt about it we'll get. The idea a coal plant would be retrofitted with new tack. Its emissions would be removed and then sold, but rocky mountain power says right now that technology is too expensive and not proven utilities rick, link says its decision is an economic one. Is Driven by. Changes in the heart condition even so Wyoming is doubling down on its long support for carbon capture. This year lawmakers mandated that by twenty thirty utilities produce a certain amount of electricity from coal plants using carbon capture technology ratepayers bear the expensive that the trump administration is also trying to boost carbon capture. It's passed a federal tax credit in his funding research projects. Holly crude cut oversees several through the University of Wyoming. She envisions capturing co two emissions for a variety of profitable uses including turning them into new products. Building Materials asshole replacement. The problem is many others think the moment for Carbon Capture to help Cole has come and Gone Arizona State University's Klaus Lochner remembers giving presentations promoting carbon capture to the coal industry twenty years ago without that, he warned that climate change would be the industry's demise. Is it look if the comes around, you are not going to be allowed to build a new new coal plant because every bank in the country will know that they will not get their money back. So you bid or buy twenty trinite have the ability to build power plants that. Completely carbon neutral but that hasn't happened Energy Economists Rob. God. Says part of the reason could be politics the Republican Party which strongly supports coal actually may have hurt the industry by downplaying climate change climate change doesn't exist. There's no justification to develop low-carbon technologies like carbon capture. So in an ironic way, the Republicans, kill carbon capture as much as anybody else only one coal plant in the US created a successful business model for carbon capture. It's called Petra Nova in Texas, but that fell apart after the pandemic led to an oil price. Crash analysts, Dennis Wanstead with Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says he can no longer imagine utility saying, Hey, we really WanNa do this. We really want to build a carbon capture facility and we really WANNA put it on our thirty five year old forty-year-old coal plant improve. It's GonNa. Make Money Wyoming Governor. Mark Gordon isn't put off though he points to wind energy, which also needed help early on, but is now a fast growing industry. He says that means you don't give up for NPR news I'm Cooper mckim
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on Handel on the Law
"Georgia and nationwide encourages black voters to leave the Democratic Party and vote for conservative candidates. Organizer's called it Blixen. Jay Andrews runs the Georgia chapter of Blacks. It he tells channel to actually use what a win for blacks it would look like transfer blintzes are just waking up community expired community just think for themselves and Tio depend less on the government's been more themselves. Andrew says the goal is not getting people to move away from the Democratic Party toward the Republican Party. A driver..
Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires
"Are these historically large wildfires continue to rage out west fifteen people have already died a whopping four million acres already devastated across California as well as Oregon where you can see right here why the mayor there declared a state of emergency, the governor also publicly pleading. For the trump administration to support its governmental emergency response officials on the ground, say Donald trump failing them through fashion. Some critics compare his sort of public denial of even admitting what's going on with the wildfires that posture to of course, is deceitful approach to cove it. Who reports today are the things are even worse than all of that because right wing conspiracy theories supported publicly by Donald, trump are leading to dangerous activity. Again, we're living in a time where misinformation can be dangerous to your health and officials are warning. They're getting flooded with false phone calls fanned by Q. Not which incorrectly try to blame the fires on trump's perceived opponents. Translation what happens on facebook doesn't always stay on facebook a real world emergency political propaganda is making it harder for these firefighters to get the real information warnings they need as they go out and do their work and risk their lives. That's why sheriff's departments are pleading with people with messages like this just stop spreading rumors stop calling nine one one with political pranks. They say it has now gotten to the point where it is hampering their bandwidth to respond to the fires in real emergencies. It's twenty twenty. So sometimes, we have to state the obvious around here. Do not call nine, one one with Q. Non trumpy fake news propaganda. You do have the right to say whatever you want. Typing it up on the Internet you do not have the right to deceitfully thwart firefighting in the middle of this very real crisis for those calling from the West Coast some of these calls have been traced. If you need to think about it like this. Misinformation is expensive in the house you save could be your own. As mentioned, we're thrilled to have married trump live in the hour but I want to begin with some of our analysts, Jason, Johnson professor of politics at Morgan, State University and Katty Kay Washington anchor for BBC News. Good evening to both you. Evening Jason There's much talk about misinformation and people don't like lying even when it's just verbal if you want to be that specific. But given these twin crises, your view of the cost of this kind of misinformation. Rex It's massive. I'm in California right now and the difficulty the difficulty that local officials are having in managing people when it comes to these wall fires is immense and is partially because accused on, it's partially because the president basically sort of thumbs his nose that these sorts of Issues v rate of destruction that is happening out here. Basically, the size of central park is being burned every other day in northern California Oregon Central Park. Every other day is being burned devastated. varies a haze over the sky on a regular basis at the bottom. Of A pool, you can see ash settling after every single night. So the idea that people are wasting public resources with crazy conspiracy theories because they think that the fires were created by you know five G. or invading Muslims or George Soros doesn't help the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people were either going to be out of their homes or not able to stay safely in their homes. During the time, we have a pandemic where rescuing people in putting them into shelters is all the more difficult. So yeah, this is propaganda that's Live when trump lies people are dying. Well. Caddy at the White House has often tried to reposition the Cova conversation in the election as well. This hit everywhere. This is global thing. it seems that this week there is a rightful focus and scrutiny on the president's leadership on his honesty on his approach, which is relevant. As, you go into election about who you want to continue to deal with this crisis or do you want to change the commander in chief? Yell the the virus has hit everywhere but my fourteen year old daughter is an online schooling here in Washington. Her friend in France in class. A. Friend in London is in class her friend in China is in plus her friend in Senegal. is in class and a friend in Germany is in class they're all going to school. And the reason they're going to school is because those countries have handled this better. So that's a direct comparison and in a globalised world. Our children here in the United States make no mistake about it that losing out because those other kids are in class going to school at advancing while orchids not advancing. So we're kicking this down to the next generation as well but. We elect leaders to be able to walk and Chew Gum at the same time. It is totally possible that you can give people a facts that you can trust the American people with the facts of something it is at also be inspirational and motivational and lift them up with a plan and show leadership. Those two things are not mutually exclusive and I think that's what the president is mistaking when he says, he didn't want people to panic and so he downplayed the virus. And gatty talk about how that stacks up in a global context that I think is very interesting to remember, and then how people are receiving these messages reporter. Jim Acosta spoke. To some people going to the trump rally take a look. Our about him because there's no. It's a it's a fake pandemic created to destroy the United. States of America. The president said the Bob Woodward there is a virus but corona virus that it is devil that's his opinion. Chatty. Where do you start i? Mean you stop by asking all of our leaders to come out with consistent clear accurate honest messaging when I really felt for Anthony. FAUCI. In that interview because I've interviewed g and he is so careful not to wade into political waters where there's going to be a difference between him and the president because he said that will be the only story and he is trying to get out the public health story doesn't WANNA make it a political story about. A disagreement he clearly feels now he has to set a Mauka. He has to wait into the politics of this and say, no when the President says, we are turning a corner. We're not actually turney. We're in this for the long haul because when the president says, we're turning a corner when he says, we're about to get over this or that is magically going to disappear what happens that guy doesn't wear a mosque when he attends a rally because he thinks it's not there. That's the risk. Door Jason. Trump can say you know he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. All we once it's a train right it's a train coming at us. We are about to head to fall which is flu season. This is a time where you have kids going back to school but you have people who have to shelter in place more because it's cold you can't eat outside and that makes us Much more difficult and I think are the real danger here is that as we recognize that the president is grotesquely incompetent, right easies driven by sort of racial malice and paying off his friends and everything else like that. At the base of all of this, we cannot forget to key things. One that the president is still trying to steal the election with the post office that you still have. Right. Wing Supreme. Courts in Wisconsin right now that are trying to people get absentee ballots. It's you have the president, the Republican Party suing in Iowa to prevent people from getting their absentee ballots that he's still trying to steal the election at the same time that you have literally millions of. Americans. Now, out of work who be out of their homes who are being evicted, which will make it more difficult for them to. Actually vote. So as much as the president is, is a horrible human being and trying to bankrupt this country and pay off his friends and stay in office. He is also doing things isn't competence has disrupted the ability of regular people remove him from office in a democratic way. We can't ever lose sight that because we can't get rid of him everything that's happening. Now we'll be ten times worse by nature.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on WBBM Programming
"New justice before the election. He says he'll nominate a woman by next week, much more on the story coming up. At 11 31 of the Indiana Republican Party is distancing itself from the Republican state schools superintendent. The elected school superintendent, Jennifer McCormick, is backing Democrat Woody Myers for governor, saying Indiana's students deserve leadership that invests in their future. She's been at odds with members of her own party over education policy, recently calling out the Republican Senate president. Who suggested that school's doing remote learning good lose funding have no patients. When I'm hearing the conversation.
Episode 18: The Liturgy of Politics: Don't sell out - help them improve.
"But what he will tell you is that part of what needs to be a Christian, WHO's part of political party is to push that party when it's doing something wrong he's not there to just be a full loyalist to Democratic Party agree with everything they say and I hope the same would be true of Christians who tend to find themselves more aligned with the Republican. Party is that K. There are some political preferences I have that make me more like this party than the other one. But I don't come there to find my ultimate sense of identity to find my primary community I have that somewhere else and so I can use this thing strategically in creatively it conserve certain goals for me but not have to be the sum total of my engagement and even if I were part of party having the ability to say, for example, this upcoming election, you know all these people in my church asking me they're not asking me thank goodness who to vote for because I would say. that. They are they are saying, how how do I think about this? You know how do I think about two parties that there's things I agree with him both are really awful things in both and I don't know what to do
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on WIOD Programming
"From God. Is Rush Limbaugh your guiding lights on and we're going to stick with the phones. Sory toes, California Next. This is Kim Welcome. Hire a maid Mega Dido's. I just have a quick question. You're telling us not to worry, because there's 50 days out till the election. But what about all these people that are voting early before we hear the debate for any before any of this stuff happens. What decision Early? When did I say there's nothing to worry about? Well, I mean, well, that's impressing that I got, like, you know, we still got the day's a lot can happen, You know? Ah. That's the impression I got what I said Wass that I have a philosophy have a belief what? I'm talk when people worry about polls six months out, I said, write the events that are going to shape this election haven't even happened yet. These polls are meaningless and I said even now, 50 days out, there are things that are still gonna happen. That will impact the election. Now your rush. None of it's gonna matter because so many people are early voting and mail in voting that whatever happens, it's too late. Yes. Okay, So, uh, what is your solution to it? I don't know. I mean that. That's the problem. I mean, with this early voting stuff, I mean, people before couldn't cast their vote. I mean, you had the absentee ballots. Yes. Got it. People couldn't cast their votes so early. You know, before and then the elections there seemed to be so late, But, I mean, the debate seemed to be so late this year, and I mean it just it just doesn't seem like I can't. There's obviously you have you have Ah, a belief Or you're operating on the assumption that every early voter Is anti Trump. And therefore that cannot be competed against Okay. Well, is that what you're thinking? Thinking that way Because it just seems like the left pushing early voting so much. It doesn't seem like the right is pushing early voting. It seems like the left early voting therefore because they want to get all of their votes in so None of the left can change their minds. Where have you heard? Where have you heard that? It's on ly the left pushing early voting and therefore that Republicans don't engage in it. On the needle on Fox News and stuff. It just seems like a lot a lot of people. I mean, a lot of it just seems like the last one is, you know everybody to vote early? Not the right. I don't hear a lot of people on the right, Seon. Hurry up, and you know your melon boats. It seems like it's the left that are doing that. Okay, So what? So people on the right do not have the brains devote early unless somebody tells them to and when you don't hear anybody telling them, Tio And they're they're they're They're being outnumbered. They're not voting early, but they're still going to vote. They're just not voting early. Voting early does not change anything. It just changed the date which people are voting. I don't agree with it. Like you know, I think early voting is a is a is a mechanism whereby fraud can can take place. But even with early voting in place, Trump won In 2016. Even with mail in ballots in some of these elections going on, the Republicans have won in special elections Republicans have won It's not like early voting guarantees. Democrat wins. Well, that's just the way it seemed that seems like the Democrats are, like, Get your vote and gets your vote. You know, like before anybody changes their mind that they might just happen to vote for Trump. Like they just want to get that boat in. You know, before the debates on everything, the reason that you're hearing that is because the Democrats no That despite The propaganda that they are using the mainstream media has spread. They know full well that the enthusiasm on their side is not What they are leading you to believe. They know that the enthusiasm Trump voter today remains the most enthusiastic voter in the United States of America. It isn't even close. How many Joe Biden yard signs. Do you see zilch? Zero nada. There aren't any Biden yard signs or any Kamala Harris yard signs. There isn't any enthusiasm for those two. The only V people going to vote for him is because there's a D next to their name. The Donald Trump voter, and he has 92% 93% support. The Republican Party is the most enthusiastic voter in this country. And it's not even close, unfiltered.
Texas Supreme Court rejects Republicans' attempt to remove 44 Libertarians from the November ballot
"Court has handed the Libertarian Party of Victory Carol these LP, Phillips reports, The court refused to toss names off the ballot. The Republican Party challenged 40 for different candidates across the state, some in North Texas, claiming their name should not be on the ballot. The reason, libertarians did not meet a relatively new deadline for filing fees. But the Supreme Court ruled that law applies to parties that hold primary elections, which the libertarians don't Dallas County Libertarian Party chair Curry, Taylor says the names will stay on the balance a good thing, and I don't think we've ever The luscious departments have ever challenged our authenticity In any moment, it's just that the other party had tried. Republicans still have a slim opening to refile their suit. LP.
Fresh update on "republican party" discussed on WIOD Programming
"It's unthinkable. Them winning. It literally is unthinkable. If the Democrats when Biden wins this election, Kamala Harris or whoever that they Put up there. At the end of democracy. It's the end of the two party system. We're gonna have A one party government. That is going to devote itself to eliminating all opposition. That's what's at stake. If they win, I think the Republican Party essentially ceases to exist. One of the first things they will do is grant statehood. To D C and Puerto Rico and that'll give them four. Democrat senators. They will never to lose control the Senate they will never lose control the House They will pack the Supreme Court. With who knows how many new justices and they'll all be left leaning justices, and it won't take them long to do any of this, and after they've done it, there will be a one party state. The United States will be a one party government. It'll be just like California is now. It'll be just like New York is now in California. The Republican Party doesn't exist. Well, it exists. But they never win anything. In New York the same thing Now you can see what's happened in New York and California. They are The blueprints and the forerunners for what will happen nationwide if the Democrats win in November. Mark my words. Everybody thought that the election in 2016 was the Election of a lifetime. This one is too maybe even bigger. The Democrat Party has become full fledged Marxist radical left. They do not believe in opposition. They don't believe in debate. They don't believe they should have to win. Minds and hearts. They don't believe they should have to persuade anybody. They don't believe that there is legitimate opposition. So They're not going to have debates. They're not going to have Any circumstance when they could lose. Politically. They believe in a one party. Dominating. Government. And it's what they're going to set up as quickly as they can. And there will be punishment for people who opposed them. Try to stop them. This is what for me is so frustrating about all the never Trumpers and so many. So called conservatives why they don't see this. As the immediate future of this country if the Democrats would forget Trump Forget Trump. This is not really Trump is the is the only guy that can prevent this from happening. There isn't another Republican on the ballots that can stop these people. Donald Trump is the guy. He's the only guy with the gold hands is the only guy with a desire is the only guy with with the with the know how, and he's the only guy with the spirit to stand up and oppose them. He's the only guy not afraid of them. But this is what we're facing. This is this is the immediate future. It's within 50 days. That's why the Democrats concede this. They're celebrating if they lose this election. You asked, Will there be What will they will they sue and go to Ko. They'll do that, but they're going to engage in violence like you haven't seen yet. They're going to make everybody pay. It's it's going to be a Really, really precarious set of circumstances that we're all going to face. Look, I got to take a brief break here. I'm not trying to scare anybody. But I'm telling you, this is What we're up against. You can forget about the Democrat Party as a party that Has to win its way into power and has to keep proving itself once they get it, folks. It's there. Never goingto take the chance of losing him again. Anyway, I gotta take a break. We'll be back and continue right.
How did the GOP become the party of Trump?
"For, a long time you didn't need to vote for the Republican Party to understand what it thought. It stood for this was the GOP, the grand old party natural political home of Steel Spine Rock ribbed American patriots who feed gold revered the flag and prized freedom. The Great. Republican presidents was serious people Abraham Lincoln the laconic lawyer who saved the Union freed the Slaves Theodore Roosevelt these swashbuckling polymath with a sweeping vision of America's place in the world. Dwight Eisenhower. The general who are treated d day liberated Europe. Then signed the first civil rights bill balanced the budget and ended the war in Korea Ronald Reagan. The indefatigable optimist who won the Cold War George H, w Bush. The bomber pilot turned oil baron who wanted a kinder gentler nation. Republicans. Preached Individual Liberty Individual Responsibility? Civic. Respectability they believed themselves stolid practical, dignified, and decent. If. One had to conjure a cartoonish affront to all that the GOP has affected to hold dearest one would arrive at a caricature very much like President Donald trump a godless draft dodger, a leering creep, an incorrigible liar, a perennial associate of Crooks Yahoos and Weirdos and a shameless ignoramus. But there he is at least until January twentieth and possibly for four beyond. In. The first episode of our series looking at the twenty twenty US presidential election, we'll ask how when, and why. The Party of Lincoln became the Party of trump. Why have so many GOP grandees being so willing to go along with this and what kind of future Republicans have once America runs out of angry mean old white guys
Jeffrey Toobin on Writing About Trump
"Jeffrey toobin joins us now from northern Connecticut. His latest book is called True Crimes and misdemeanors the investigation of Donald, trump, it's already a New York Times Bestseller Jeff Welcome back to the podcast. It is a pleasure to be here Michelle. Well, we are talking about probably an unpleasant topic you've been covering this regularly for the New, Yorker, talking about it on CNN, the investigations of Donald. Trump plural I think and the impeachment process at what point did you think to yourself? Okay. This should be a book as well. Right at the beginning you know I have a special interest in fun for independent investigations of the presidency. I was one of the prosecutors in the Iran Contra -CATION in the Lawrence Walsh Investigation wrote my first book opening arguments about that did a book about. The Starr investigation of Whitewater Lewinsky in the Clinton years and so I know that the behind the scenes, stories of these investigations are always interesting. But what was a nerve ing as I started in was that I didn't realize that Muller which completely shut down all access I had to trust that eventually, I would get access to the Muller Office, but it was incredibly unnerving journalists to. Spend almost two years working on his side of the investigation really from the outside even though you've written about impeachment, you've written books about investigations. This book feels different and I'm curious to hear your take on what makes this book in the process of writing the book different from those previous books. Trump makes it different? The president is such an enormous figure in American history, his complete disregard. For norms his constant lying his inability or unwillingness to play by rules that Democrats and Republicans have played for all of certainly my conscious life it makes everything about these last three and a half years just feel different from anything I'd ever covered in anything I've ever felt as a citizen we've had conservative presidents. We've had liberal presidents, but we've never had a president like trump and. Both he as a protagonist in my story and the people who gravitate to him just make it totally different. Okay. Here's one way in which it feels different to me and I'm curious to hear your take and it's about trump but it's also about the reception of trump among Americans or certain group of Americans and it's that every single time there are some kind of event trump takes. Some action that seems to be a game changer. There's this expectation or there has been the expectation. Okay. Well, now, this is the end of this changes things, and that goes back to his not filing his tax returns during the campaign, but then I think the next point was with access Hollywood tapes and it's been that way ever since where where something will happen and people will say. Well now, that's it. You know there's gotTa be a consequence and then there really isn't a consequence I. Think you're right in part I mean you know and and you can go through others whether it was praising the white supremacists in Charlottesville standing by Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, and disparaging the American intelligence agencies firing James Comey which seemed like complete departures from how we expect presidents to behave. Another theme of my journalistic career has been the evolution of the Republican Party that if you go back to Richard Nixon the turning point in Watergate was when seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of impeachment and then ultimately Barry Goldwater Hugh Scott John Rhodes went to Nixon and say we can't support you anymore those three famous Republicans The Republican Party has turned into a trump call. And the ability of the president to do absolutely anything no matter how outrageous and retain the support of that forty percent of the country. Is. Something we've never seen before it's been building through the past couple of decades, but I think that's what accounts for the phenomenon you describe, which is no matter what he does the the political architecture of our time really never changes anymore because fifty five percent of the people are appalled forty forty percent of the people stick with trump and thus we have the election we have. So you're saying it's essentially the fact that he's not held. Accountable is a result of the fact that the party has sort of been entirely captured by trump. He has captive and very loyal audience among Americans, and then presumably the other arm of that is what's happened with the media and that certain is catering to and delivering that message. I. Can just add one thing. You know a lot of people like what trump is doing. It's not like this forty percent says, well, you know it's bad that he fires Komai. It's bad that he says, all these races. Thanks their gladis says racist things. I. Mean there are a lot of people in the country who have the same attitudes and I think that's what's chilling for people like me who was. I like to think is not a racist, but the way trump behaves in public it's a feature, not a bug people don't support him in spite of his excesses they support him because it's
Trump has record reelection spending despite trailing Biden
"Even before their convention, the trump campaign, the Republican Party, and their affiliated committees at spent more than a billion dollars over three years on trump's reelection efforts. No presidential campaign has ever spent that much at this point in the season in July alone, the reelection campaign had raised one, hundred, sixty, five, million dollars Biden raised one, hundred, forty, million in July after having led trump and fundraising the to prior months. The post-convention August figures are not out yet. Both trump and biden campaigns have around three hundred, million dollars on hand at the moment sixty days before the election. But the Republican National Committee pulled in fifty five million dollars for the party with no debts while the DNC took in only sixteen million and has one and a half million dollars in campaign debts. This Week Biden picked up the endorsement of eighty one Nobel prize winners from the fields of chemistry medicine and physics their endorsement sites Biden's willingness to listen to experts and his quote deep appreciation for using science to find solutions. The endorsement was arranged by Illinois Democratic Congressman Bill Foster who is himself of physicist The only physicist on. Capitol Hill.
Houston - Texas Court Freezes Plan To Send 2 Million Mail-In Ballot Applications
"Supreme Court is is stopping stopping Harris Harris County County from from sending sending out out mail mail in in ballot ballot applications applications to to all all residents. residents. The The court court yesterday yesterday granted granted an an injunction injunction sought sought by by the the state state Republican Republican Party. Party. Harris Harris County County Clerk Clerk Chris Chris Holland's Holland's plan to send the applications to all registered voters, but this week said that he'd only sin applications for those over 65. Texas Attorney General Qin Paxton said Holland's plan is illegal because Texas law limits mail in ballots to those 65 over who are disabled or away from their home country.
Trump suggests that North Carolina voters should test mail-in system by trying to vote twice
"CNN and political are reporting tonight that President Trump today seemingly encouraged North Carolina residents to commit voter fraud. An attempt to vote twice through the mail and in person president was responding to a question from a reporter this afternoon who noted the president that as many 600,000 people could vote absentee in the state. That reporter was asking President Trump if he was confident in the system. Well as we've heard, the president of Republican Party have rallied against mail in voting in the past few months, saying it's unsafe, unreliable and could be rife with voter fraud. There's absolutely no facts to support this. Resident himself votes by mail Well today, he told the reporter that North Carolina voters should check their mail and votes by going into the polls on Election Day and voting again. Voting more than once is illegal under federal and North Carolina law.
Texas Supreme Court blocks Harris County's plan to send mail-in ballot applications to all voters
"Supreme Supreme Court Court is is stopping stopping Harris Harris County County from from sending sending out out mail mail in in ballot ballot applications applications to to all all residents. residents. Court Court today today granted granted an an injunction injunction sought sought by by the the state state Republican Republican Party. Party. There's There's county county clerk Chris Holland's plan to send the applications to all registered voters, but this week said he'd only send applications to those over 65. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that Holland's plan is illegal because Texas law limits mail in ballots to those 65 over who are disabled or who are away from their home county during the election.
Some Young Republican Activists Worry About The Future Of Their Party
"Week's Republican National Convention offered direct appeals to a new generation of voters. It showcased figures like Madison Cawthorne, a congressional candidate in North Carolina. I just turned 25. When I'm elected this November, I'll be the youngest member of Congress in over 200 years. And if you don't think young people can change the world. Then you just don't know American history. But President Trump's appeal with young voters is very limited. And some young Republican activists are concerned about the future of the party now totally defined by Trump. NPR's wanna Summers reports. Lizzie Bond is worried about the future of the Republican Party. The 21 year old Duke University students said the party today is failing to speak to people like her. She describes herself as conservative, reasonable and a person of faith. In 2016. She could not support Donald Trump and instead volunteered in support of Hillary Clinton's campaign. I think specifically within my age cohort, there's a lot of enthusiasm for President Trump. But then there are also a lot of people who are inclined to be conservative who are so disillusioned by everything that they see on the right. That it's hard not to think that the future of the Republican Party is doomed. Research from Circle, a research center at Tufts University found that nearly one in five young voters who backed Republicans in 2018 plan to support Joe Biden this year. Mike brought. Oh, said one reason why young people maybe turning away is because the Republican Party is not talking about the right issues. One of our main themes is that There are issues that Gen Z voters care about, including on the center, right? At the party has failed to address time and time again. Climate change racial injustice Algebra two plus issues. Broda was 20 and goes to Georgetown University. He's the executive director of Gen Z GOP. A group that's looking to reach young Republicans. He's planning to vote for Joe Biden, but hopes that there will be a better Republican option than Trump in 2024. Now I think with the ultimate determining factor is that Draws me away from him completely is his poor approach to governance. And that's evident in his handling the code 19 pandemic, and it's no longer just about his policies were inconsistent with my views for what's best for the country. It's how he approaches those policies. Many young Republicans said that coming of age as a conservative today has been a bit of a surreal experience. I still remember sitting in this restaurant with some friends and be like, Oh, wouldn't it be like the weirdest thing if the race ended up being Trump versus Hillary, and we're like, Oh, my goodness that would never happen like that Be so awful and Lo and behold, it's what happened. That's Grace Klein. She's 18 and just started her first year at Arizona State University. She described herself as very against Trump during the 2016 Republican primary. Four years later, things have changed. I'm going to be voting for the first time in November, and I am an adamant supporter. I will 100% vote for him now client said Trump has exceeded her expectations. But there are some things she does not agree with. She specifically mentioned some of the president's tweets. But she said that his record and his values help her look past what she described as personality flaws. And there's one issue that Klein said, is central to her political identity. I believe That the rightto life starts at conception. And if a candidate doesn't support that I will not support them. Curl in Monastir is a 19 year old student at Coker College in South Carolina. He said the most important issue for him as a conservative is standing up for the Constitution. He was initially open to supporting President Trump in November. But right now that seems unlikely. Everyday on TV, the land between Vice President Biden and the libertarian candidate, Jo George. And Back in North Carolina. Lizzie Bond isn't sure either. So in November, I'm facing that really Really difficult decision. I likely won't be supporting either presidential candidate. Voters like her have just 63 days to figure it out on a summer's NPR news.
QAnon Goes Mainstream
"I'M GONNA, try to give an explanation of what Cunanan is and then I want you to correct me. Okay. So in on at heart. Even though it seems like if you get to Cunanan supporters in the same room, they're like economists to different descriptions of what the beliefs are. But at heart, this is about a ball, a deep state conspiracy. Of Child Trafficking and pedophilia. Hidden in tunnels. Yeah, yeah for the most part. You said, there's like a bunch of nuance disagreement even within that I've talked to Q. Nonbelievers who don't even believe that which seemingly is a quartet of it but then I've talked to some who that's only the tip of the iceberg and they believe all sorts of bizarre things that go way beyond that. How often do you talk to a Cunanan supporter and find that they? have very different views from say that the Cunanan Forums Online? They're really easy to find it trump rallies, and so I, went to a couple to report out a story that was doing on like what in real life Cunanan, supporters actually believe and yeah, there was there was a contingent of people who believed to a t and they were explaining to me like these extreme theories that like even I who spend a lot of time in these spaces just like I heard before. But then there were other guys who were wearing full Cunanan shirts who had like signs, and then you go up and talk to them and. They would just be like I. Don't I don't know about these pedophile rains underground tunnels, bump I do know that. Trump. Is a good guy and that he's t stopping corruption. So back in March recorded this explainer video. And you ended by saying that q becoming a mainstay and also fading from relevance. Months. Later, do you still see it that way? No no I don't. That was a really interesting period in Q. and I. IT looked like it was in stasis twitter mentions for we're down its main platform eight had been taken down. But I think that pretty much as soon as the coronavirus lockdown started, it came back in full force. If you look at things like Google trends but Kapiti page views mentions of like given unrelated terms on twitter and facebook groups pretty much around March thirteenth to sixteenth when the lockdowns kind of hit the United States There's this massive explosion of interest in Q. Online that really hasn't subsided since the coronavirus started. To what do you attribute the the change in the popularity of Cunanan A lot of people are saying it's because of the pandemic and people are sitting at home and spending too much time on their computers. What do you make of that theory? I think that that does. Explain. Some parts of it pretty well. Internet traffic is way up people were spending a lot of time on platforms where they can be exposed and led down different Hyun on rabbit holes people more atomised, never been because they're stuck in their homes and they feel alienated. But I also think to Cunanan has a bunch of different appealing points to it to different types of people that explain the current political moment for them really well. It also makes q a non a very diverse crowd. I mean, you've got successful people a African American like Isaiah Washington who has his own show on Fox Cunanan supporter correct. Yes, that's that's one of the new scarier developments is that. This was pretty isolated. I started like an extreme online, right. Then it sort of blossomed out through facebook and then youtube to sort of baby boomers sat who are less tack wetter and more prone to these things. But yeah now you have people like Isaiah Washington. Even online. You can see that it's catching steam in all these different areas like wellness ANTIBAC- people are getting really into it hippie new age people are getting are getting really into it. It's bringing in more and more people to the fold every day, and that's really concerning there are a number of not only organizations but experts who study this very thing conspiracy theories and extremism. You refer in your reporting to some of a Mike One researcher at Concordia University. Who says that the membership in Cunanan has gone from two hundred just over two hundred, thousand members in March two. Almost one and a half million as of last month But you also spoke with people who who think this is being overblown and I I wanna read back a quote from your reporting a political science Professor University of Miami who says quote I'm reading headlines from reporters on the tech beat that well are well intentioned aren't tethered to reality. What is your response to this idea that that this is just being? Blown out of proportion. I don't I don't want to like overstayed the sort of anecdotal evidence that we can look to like I don't want to say that that overrides data but like there's just so many things that are showing that. Cunanan, clearly, having uptick in even if that uptick is not that large and it is like pretty close to the polling results, it's still showing more than it has more and more power and more and more impact. They're getting elected to Congress in small numbers. They're going out and committing acts of violence they're influencing political discourse there harassing people like. I talked to a lawmaker California who's trying to introduce a pro lgbtq legislation. He got accused of being a pedophile. He is absolutely harassed like his family members of drug into the mix I, mean, try telling him that it's just a small movement lake it. This guy's life was like Tumblr for days after this, and this is why you've said that we kind of need to separate the size of this group from the damage that it causes. Right? Yeah I I think that both are important but like the real world impact that this happening more and more and more any influence on not explicitly Cunanan non-related spaces the Cunanan followers are having the potential impact on the Republican Party and Conservatives. It's like something that people are going to have to deal with that shouldn't be underestimated at all. Cunanan's jump from Internet conspiracy theory to real world threat happened quickly last year a follower of the conspiracy shot and killed. In New, York mob boss on Staten Island. His Defense Cunanan had led him to believe his victim was part of the deep state. In May the FBI labeled Q. On and conspiracies like it domestic terrorism threats. The fight against Q. might become more complicated as Cunanan supporters win political offices in August a Cunanan fan named Marjorie Taylor Green became the Republican nominee for Georgia's fourteenth congressional district.
Fact-checking President Trump's acceptance speech at the GOP convention
"I in our history, a political convention on the South Lawn of the White House, the People's house thousands of cheering supporters on this pandemic summer night in mid August watched as donald trump among other things formally accepted his party's renomination during a long speech on this night his name. Spelled out in fireworks he followed a series of taped messages the four day Republican convention now over there is his name again. The president talked up our mortality rate tonight though in truth over thirty, five, hundred Americans have died just during. These four days as we watch this as we watched the spectacle. I digress, let's bring in our friends in our New York studio anchoring our coverage and watching it all low these many nights racial Matto Nicole Wallace Joy Reid and I know among other things we have a lot to talk about you of a special guest standing by as well. D-. Brian Thank you. Mary trump is going to be joining us again. Just a moment I do want to give my colleagues here a little bit of a chance to respond to what we just saw. If I think it might be helpful if I just did like a real real quick speed read auctioneers fact check yet just in some of the top lines, we can clear those out of the way. This was more than an hour long speech by the president we think this is the second longest. Acceptance Speech ever given by an American president topped only by the other one that he gave in two thousand sixteen. There was a lot and a lot of it was wrong sense that factually wrong just to be clear a few things. There are not any approved effective lifesaving therapies for corona virus right now there are. There's a lot of hope but there is no. Proven efficacy for convalescent plasma for any other therapy despite with the president said tonight, we also don't have the testing system in the world we have a disastrously failed testing system. We also have bluntly the largest and deadliest virus epidemic. In the entire world, we have four percent of the world's population and twenty five percent of the world's deaths. When the president said tonight, we have pioneered the fatality rate said that wrong? I don't he was blundering there, but he might have been correct in that blender. Joe. Biden. Does Not Support Abortion at the time of birth the New York Police Department has not endorsed Donald Trump's reelection. There have not been three hundred new miles of wall built card into homeland, security his Homeland Security Department. As of this summer, it's been more like three miles of wall built. It was Barack, Obama who signed the Veterans Choice Act. Our troops are not coming home. There are more US troops overseas. Now than when he took office, he has not ended any of these wars that he's supposedly vowed to end Joe Biden has not promised to abolish the production of energy. In the United States Joe Biden will not bulldoze the suburbs This talk about pre existing conditions in the weather and people can get healthcare. The Republican Party in the trump administration explicitly is in court right now, fighting to abolish the protections for people with preexisting conditions that were part of the affordable care act. That's going to be before the Supreme Court exactly one week after the election on November tenth, they are fighting to abolish protections for people with preexisting conditions also last but not least. President said tonight if for those of you who still drive have you looked at your gasoline bill have you noticed how low it is for those of us who do actually drive you don't get a bill for your gasoline. It's not how it works. Nobody males you bill and says, here's what you pay for gas at gas pump. If. You drive
Republican Jewish Coalition official makes the Jewish case for the Republican party
"As the Republican National Convention dominated the news this week I sat down with Matt Brooks the Executive Director of the Republican Jewish coalition to hear him make the Jewish case for the Republican. Party. Just a reminder AJC is a five. Oh, one C. Three, not for profit organization that neither endorses nor opposes candidates for Elective Office Matt. Thank you so much for joining US Saffy. It's great to be with you. Thanks for having me AJC held a series of virtual programs last week at the Democratic National Convention and we're doing the same this week alongside the RNC you spoke at. An Age RNC program yesterday and you guaranteed the Donald Trump will win a larger percentage of Jewish vote in two thousand twenty than he did in two thousand sixteen. What makes you so confident of that first of all, my understanding of the politics of the Jewish community I've been doing this job for thirty years. So I think I have a very good feel for the Jewish community. But then the most important reason is to look at the record of this president There is no question that he has been without a doubt, the most pro Israel president ever in history. That's not coming just from Matt Brooks, but it's coming from people like the prime, minister of Israel has said as much in the Oval Office in meeting with them. So there's a reason why fifty six percent of the Israelis who were polled in a recent poll would like to see president trump reelected and only sixteen percent. WanNa see Joe Biden reelected because they understand that this president is absolutely transformed the US's relationship beyond that Steph. Touch on domestic issues I think people in the Jewish community are deeply concerned about what's happening in our big cities whether it's Portland Seattle New, York, the lawlessness, the rioting, the efforts by the left wing progressives in the Democratic Party who want to defend the police. I. Think People in the Jewish community understand that president trump giving his incredible track record. Pre covid is the best person to revitalize our economy postcode and also recreate and bring back all the jobs that were lost as a result of this pandemic. So I think there's a wide range. Of issues that both foreign and domestic that to me give me great confidence to have my back moment point into the stands and guarantee that this president will do better among Jewish voters and twenty twenty than he did in two thousand sixteen was the Yankee Fan I. Appreciate any reference to Babe Ruth let me just follow up on that though you pivoted and spoke about domestic issues at the end, which obviously are very important. You started out with Israel though I'm curious does the RJ see any kind of polling or anything like that indicates that the? Percentage of American Jews do vote based on. Israel. My sense is generally not at top issue for American Jews. So we do have extensive polling and we're very data driven in our messaging and how we look at the races you know, I think your point is well taken but you know elections and campaigns about mosaics. It's about putting pieces of the puzzle together. It's not just one issue. There is definitely a segment of the Jewish community that does care about Israel we're going to appeal to them. There's definitely a segment of the Jewish community that appealed issues. Like school choice we're going to appeal to them. There's definitely segments of the Jewish community the care about the issue of defunding the police and having law and order in our streets in protecting us against anti-semitism. So we're GONNA have various messages targeted to various constituencies within the Jewish community. Our community as you well know is not monolithic. So to say that there is one issue that's gonNA drive the Jewish vote would be a mistake but I think we have enough experience and expertise in this arena to make sure that we're serving up the right messages. One issue that you just mentioned Matt is is Antisemitism Joe. Biden actually laid the cornerstone of his campaign on President Trump's comments after the unite the right rally in Charlottesville in his video announcing his candidacy, and then again last week when he accepted the nomination, vice president. Biden cited the president's very fine people on both sides comment at which he saw as excusing anti Semitism he cited those comments as motivating him to get into the race to beat the president. How would you want Jewish voters to think about those comments? Well, I, mean, that's going to be part of our task and we've had several events both with Nikki Haley Mark Levin with Senator Ted Cruz just this last Sunday night you know in which we've talked about that there is a mythology that has taken hold by the Democrats to try and create a false narrative that the president Or somehow tried to give support to white nationalist. If anybody takes a step back reads the entire transcript and admittedly I wish he had been clearer and less awkward in his original remarks when we put out a statement to that effect. But if you read a few sentences before and a few sentences after very fine people on both sides, it's very clear that the president strongly condemns White Nationalist Neo Nazis, and you know it is absolutely unambiguous also to some of his other speeches in actions you go back and look right after the tree of life synagogue tragedy he gave a speech that day to the future farmers of America No. President no president go back and take a look at the record, and you'll agree if you read the opening speech, no president has ever condemned anti-semitism and planted a flag about us and our strong commitment to fight anti-semitism wherever it raises its ugly head, and then obviously you look at what the president did it on his executive order to help protect students on college campuses who have been the victims of anti-semitism and I will tell you time and time. Again, this president has by action demonstrated his commitment, not only to condemn white. Nationalist Neo. Nazis. But also to stand up and take strong stands against the rising antisemitism in this country.
Pence Accepts GOP Nomination While Praising Trump, Slamming Biden
"Vice President Mike Pence's is turned to speak on the third night of the GOP convention as we talked about last night on the show law and order has been a central theme for the campaign pence hit that hard as expected, and also embraced the traditional vp duties of praising the boss and attacking the Challenger. The WSJ's John McCormack gives us the key takeaways big. Speaker of course was vice president pants I. Mean He really delivered pretty strong speech making the case that while president trump has been a colorful figure in an opinionated figure in the White House at, he's actually managed to get some things done and pence went through a long litany of what this administration views. Its accomplishments I've had the privilege to work closely with our present. I've seen him when the cameras are off. Americans see president trump in lots of different ways. But there's no. Doubt. How President Trump sees America. He sees America, for what it is. A nation that has done more good in this world than any other. A nation that deserves far more gratitude than grievance. And if you want a president. Who Falls silent when our heritage is demeaned or insulted he's not your man. He also tried to present Joe Biden as a real tool of the left calling Trojan horse at one point. That's a that's a phrase that the trump campaign is used extensively and they really want to try to present Biden somebody who? Hasn't fought back against what they call. The radical left is more liberal than. The Biden campaign would care to let on Joe Biden would double down on the very policies that are leading. To violence in America's cities. The hard truth is. You won't be safe in Joe. Biden's America. And under president trump. We will always stand with those who stand on the thin Blue Line and we're not going to de-fund police not now not ever. We also heard from outgoing presidential adviser, Kellyanne, Conway she and other female speakers from the White House defended the president's treatment of women arguing that he supported their careers tonight president trump will give his big speech. You can stream it live on wsj.com. Noticeably missing from this convention, some of the highest profile elected officials from past and present. It's a reflection of sweeping change in the Republican Party under president trump for more on the shifting identity of the GOP joined by White House reporter Alex Leary Alex, great to talk to You my pleasure. Alex the convention seems like a good place to start because symbolically, we're not seeing people like George W Bush or Mitt Romney give a speech how his president trump shape the party during his four years. Yes. This is one hundred percent trump's party. At the moment he is shaped at very much in his own mold. For example, on foreign policy on trade and other issues it is now the trump version of the GOP versus those past figures that you mentioned and from a message standpoint how has he changed the party identity and platform? It's a lot more populous. It's a lot more focused on the average person of spoke to Lindsey Graham for our story who said that the GOP and Mitt Romney, the twenty twelve nominee sort of resembled the country club set the swirling banker next door. President trump has made it much more of a working class focus with his populist policies. And how has he done that? Is it through his social media is it through his television appearances? How has he made that maneuver? He started through all that he's a very dominant interesting figure that has captured the imagination of people. Both critics and fans alike and president trump knows how to use the system to his advantage and to get his voice out there it all comes down to the base. The people who elected him That is the strength of of how you get elected and. People lawmakers, etc. No. That and if they wanted you know if they WANNA stay in office they're going to have to adhere to that message into to the party base. Let's look ahead to the future just a little bit. If we see a second term will the Republican Party stay status quo or is more chain evitable I think there will more change is Inevitable, the president trump will continue to put his stamp on things. For example, he is increasingly used a lot of executive order really stressing the the powers of his office, which is something that Republicans in the past had sort of been wary of. We'd see things like that. We probably see more protectionist prayed trade policies and maybe even more of a withdrawal. Of the US from the world stage on foreign policy art. Let's talk about another scenario. If the Democrats win the White House will this inevitably be a time of self reflection for the Republicans and who they are moving forward or will the trump legacy has some stained power? It'll have staying power because of the base that we mentioned that you know the. Voting the voting blocks or very trump centric, and that's not going to change overnight but there will be a debate within the party about some of the past policies such as foreign policy trade in which way to go perhaps some figures WANNA. Go back to the way they were So yes, the there will be a debate and it could get pretty ugly.
Mike Pence vows to 'make America great again, again
"The Republican see their presidential nominee for twenty twenty four give his first campaign speech last night. The Vice President Mike Prints told his party's national convention that they will make America. Great again again in this election, it's. Not so much whether America will be more conservative or more liberal. More Republican or more Democrat. The choice in this election. is whether America remains America some already looking at him not as a dutiful deputy but as a man maneuvering into position for the next presidential election or watching his speech was Angela, Wilson is professor of politics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and the US policy political commentator joins me now a very good morning to you Angela. Good morning so making. America. Great again again, your verdict on that slogan please. Not. Particularly Catchy. Is it. but you know Mike Pence's not not typically known for being done amock or An inspirational speaker so It's not surprising that is His final comment. There was not typically inspiration. What he did say was those it the this election will decide what America becomes A. Thus is something that you could argue happens it absolutely every single election but in particular, he had to try to strike a really really neat balance between. Saying that America can become. Great. Again again. Having obviously gone through the coronavirus pandemic. Yes well for small America is. Completely divided in a way that certain ought never seen in in my observation. American politics over the last fifty years. and this both the Democratic National Convention last week. Republican, one, this week speaks to that division. They are both speaking to very, very different audiences in different voters. and. Mike Pence job. Followed that the that he did last night followed what was seen as a traditional job of the vice presidential candidate in that was first of all to be the attack dog. So at. The convention. The vice president is there to be an attack dog on the other party and he certainly did that in attacking Biden in all sorts of ways we can talk about. And secondly to speak to particular demographics and Mike Pence was chosen originally because he spoke to the Christian right demographic, which makes up about sixty to seventy percent of the Republican Party voters and again, he did that last night pointing out how trump has been a friend in his stood with them. So. So in that sense that he do his job yes he absolutely did his job it. Are we going to see a Mike Pence candidacy in twenty twenty, four, I suspect he will try but I don't really think he'll get that far. Let's have a look then at the attack dog approach that Joe Biden took He's he said, president trump set our nation on a path to freedom and opportunity from the very first day of this administration. He said Joe Biden we'll set America on a path of socialism and decline Frankly I didn't find that as shocking as it could have been because the whole point of the Republican convention has been quite a dark one to sort of warned the United States electorate against forces which could destroy this pasta freedom. Not, least it's also quite easy to say that durbar really isn't that much of a socialist at all. What we all thoughts on on his sort of attack. Biden. His attack on. Biden of interesting lady US Sanders words to attack by saying that. Abidin was going to implement some of the policies that Sanders thought was appropriate and so he used. Sanders words to attack by himself, but the the other areas in which he was able to attack Biden quite effectively keep in mind. He was at a military base when he was given when he was. Giving this this talk was to attack by non law and order and on military defense and those traditional conservative areas but also given the audience that he had that went over very well, and of course, given the context of what's going on. Across American cities that went over very well. So it's attack on Biden. CAPIT- in a way that was. About the military and about law and order, but it was certainly in the theme that had been set out Republican Party. Sorry. The Republican convention already that this was a clear contrast between well. Frankly Gordon Evil and evil being socialism or evil being a lack of law and order in our cities. As. Vice President he has. Trodden, very delicate path. There's a great article in The New York Times which describes his modus operandi and says the cumulative effect of Mr Pence's conduct is to create around him a kind of bubble of relative normalcy in which vice. President. Avoids Mr Trump's most explosive in defensive behaviour mostly by pretending it does not exist and he is getting a reputation as being the man who's accustomed to dialing back in private. What Donald Trump bellows in public is true. Well he certainly set himself office not condemning trump last night but as taking his leadership in in the kind of amusing, insane. Yes. What is different but nevertheless, he is a leader and what what pence is. Is as vice president is to to not a on one hand to not question drunk and trump's leadership and on the other hand to be a bridge between trump's Shall we say missteps? And a community that they absolutely have to have behind in, which is the Christian right voters, and that's a really delicate bridge. To to keep. Those voters on board with trump who's not known for his son shall we say moral? Well. If you have him acting as a bridge, the creator of a bubble keeping the electorate safe I mean, are we looking perhaps at the the the first speech of someone making a bid for the presidency in four years? While, he may have those dreams don't actually think that the Republican Party will be looking to him and twenty twenty four. Mike. Pence is not known for his dynamism is not known for his public speaking I thought it was interesting that they gave him an audience last night and the audience was obviously primed to to jump in. and. Be Shouting four years in that sort of thing. So he's kind of public speaking that definitely needs an audience not doesn't go over very well with the voting public. And secondly, I. Think you know. I if by wins and that still is a big if if Biden wins pence will be marred with the the trump presidency in the legacy of that, and I really think the Republican Party may be looking to someone. In the future that that is that is either completely away from the trump presidency, some light, a Ted, Cruz. Or you know I fully expect one of the leading. Candidates in twenty, four, Maith from trump's family. Tell us a little bit more about the the the parallel narrative what's going on in Wisconsin how much was that brought into day three of the convention. Well what was then what is unfortunate for both conventions that many of these speeches habit to have been taped and what we saw in day three of the convention was not all of the speeches were taped. So therefore, did not mention what was going on in terms of Wisconsin, but also in terms of the hurricane that's dot hit Texas Louisiana. And so Mike Pence's speech did stand out and that was able to address both of those those crisis One of the things you mentioned about what is what is His job here, delicate position that he calls trump various students put pinson charge of the corona virus response, and so he will be able at trump will be able to kind of label if it doesn't go well put that onto pence in his lack of leadership or his. Mistakes made but pence was very clear. Last night in this is one thing that I thought was rather shocking that America will have a vaccine by the end of this year. And that's a promise that certainly scientists star saying that we won't that. He won't be able to keep but he does this under the language of the that this will be a miracle that will happen. Tennis Elizabeth about the general polling figures. Now we've got Joe, Biden, Aheadon, what five or six is a key swing states. This is following the Democratic National Convention, but his numbers didn't rise perhaps as many thought they would and Donald Trump's approval rating has now bumped up particularly among white voters. Yes, I, mean I think previously elections there was a larger contending contented independent voters and so what you would see after the conventions was swaying. For each of the Party of those independent voters. But at the moment America is so divided along party lines that that. That that. Percentage of independent voters is is much smaller. And it's not surprising that at trump's upswing is going to be amongst white voters particularly when does riots happening and the black lives matter movement has put some not a lot. But some white voters concerned about what the future may fly finally Andrew you mentioned a moment ago that you think that the next presidential candidate from the Republicans could another trump who might that be? There's quite a. Rogues Gallery to choose from. Well, you know I grew up watching dynasty and the ewings in in Dallas and I will tell you there's nothing more intriguing than good family fight for leadership and so I think we'll all be interested to watch what happens they`re Both which ones end up running the leadership of the Republican Party and which ones may or may not end up. Serving time. We look forward to enter the Wilson from the University of Manchester thank you for joining us on monocle twenty. Four.
RNC: Vice President Mike Pence Accepts Nomination
"Vice President Mike Pence. Signing on for four more years is part of the Trump ticket. With gratitude for the confidence President Donald Trump is placed in me. The support of our Republican Party. And the grace of God. I humbly accept your nomination to run and served as vice president of the United
The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100
"On this centennial of the nineteenth amendment. Celebrate the persistence of the suffragettes and also recognize that the generations long fight was marred by racism, classism and anti-semitism. In this episode of Can we talk will explore the role of African American and Jewish women in fighting for women's right to vote and the lessons we can learn from the history. Judith Rosenbaum talked with three historians and she's here now to share those interviews with us. Hi, Judith Honey. So who are we going to hear from? I? I, will hear from Ellen de Boys. She's professor emeritus at Ucla, and she's been researching and writing about the suffrage movement since the early nineteen seventies her newest book is suffrage women's long battle for the vote. And true to the title of her book, She talks a lot about how drawn out this fight was and the incredible tenacity of the women who fought for the right to vote I take a long time that it took the stubbornness and consistency of the leaders who refused to give up to use the quote that was used against Elizabeth Warren. Nevertheless they persisted. Several generations lived and died without winning the vote and still did not give up. So I would say democracy is frequently if not always imperilled must be regularly defended or it will be lost. Alas I would say our constitutional order which we think of as being like the sun in the morning in the moon at night may not be eternal and we must act for. And finally, that in our activism, you really have to take the long view and not be discouraged because we're GONNA lose a lot like, Allen I too have found both wisdom and warnings in the suffrage movement. After the two thousand sixteen election I turned to history since as a historian that's what I tend to do and I was really drawn to the stories of the suffragettes. They gave me some perspective and reminded me to take the long view. I was worried about the next four years while these people who worked tirelessly for decades and many of them died before seeing the fruits of their labor. I asked Ellen how they sustain the Movement for so long she reminded me that while women were fighting for the right to vote, they made plenty of other gains along the way. So we have education, we have professions women are. Their lawyers their writers artists. So much so that by the time selfridge calms, it's almost like. To put it in a good way. It's like the icing on the cake to put it in a bad way. It's so overdue of women are a quarter of the labor force hold visions of the American economy couldn't exist that working women. So let's leftist politics and the question is why keep women out of politics? The other thing I would say is it's important to remember that along the way there are suffrage achievements of the most important of which are that many of the states west of the Mississippi are granting women are women are winning their activism. Right to vote, they have full voting rights. They are voting for president, a women of Colorado vote for president in every election starting in eighteen nineties. I the time that this effort to change. Suffrage state-by-state slightly crosses the Mississippi and arrives at victory in most powerful state in the union. York in nineteen seventeen over four million women, vote. So they already have the vote. These are important victories but Ellen, and I also talked about the failures of the suffrage movement especially, the racism that emerged in the fight over the Fifteenth Amendment the Fifteenth Amendment granted African American men the right to vote in eighteen seventy right prior to that suffer and abolitionist worked closely together and rallied around the call for universal suffrage that is voting rights for all. But in the lead up to the Fifteenth Amendment when it became clear that the Republican Party would only support suffrage for black men the movement split. Some were willing to accept the compromise voting rights for African. American men but not for women and some were not and this created a really painful rift. That's when the famous. Between abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, and suffrage leaders, Susan B., Anthony and Elizabeth cady stanton was shattered. Yes. Stanton and Anthony News that the opportunity an amendment wouldn't come around again for a long time. They were enraged that after decades of activism both against slavery and four women's rights, women were being told to wait and they and other white Selfridge's felt it was unfair that quote unquote on educated black men would get the vote before educated white women. Here's what Ellen says about Stanton's public response. Stanton's particularly. Speaks over a period of a couple months really drawing on a lot of racist rhetoric and it's very painful. She was in her sort of core elitist. And that had a racist element to it, but it also had anti immigrant element to it too. She thought as she used to say women like herself shouldn't have to wait to get the vote until the daughter of. Blacks in butchers she said got vote.
"republican party" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So over the past couple week or so. I've been trying to answer this question I have, which is a the Heller Republicans doing. Right. Now in politics I, feel like I cannot back out. Any kind of policy theory on the part of the White House or the Senate Republicans. That in any way would lead to them like either solving the problems that everybody agrees or problems like krona virus, and the fact that the economy is in a state of mid like collapse or just win the election right? They publican party is facing down a terrible election. Donald Trump is down by ten points. The the nate silver forecast came out the other day and it had Biden it's seventy one percent to win. But as nate said like that's uncertainty because of how far away the election is the election were tomorrow. The forecast would said he is a ninety three percent chance of winning. And so like if you're a Republican like, I'm not saying that means Joe Biden will win. But if you're a Republican, it means you're a bad position you don't want those to be the numbers as like what are they doing so I've been going to all these hill Republicans and people worked on the hill for Republicans at asking this question is there something I am missing? Is there like what does Mitch? What would Mitch McConnell even want if there was no Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with but with the White House like what is their feary filling? If you had let Republicans do this it's going to be better and then the you'd return them to office. and. The answer I've got an universally. Won't be very clear like I do not when I do this talk to the people representing the three most semi moderate Republicans try to talk to people like in the center of the Republican Party or even on the conservative end of it, and they've just universally said there is no plan there is total paralysis and confusion the party is not holding together the Senate leadership McConnell and others do not feel like they can even come forward with A. Plan effectively, our strategy because Donald Trump will do the opposite thing the next day. So why even bother Donald Trump's administration is split between the very conservative wing Mark Meadows no leading as chief of staff and this more pragmatic wing of Steve Nuke who had just like cut a deal Nancy Pelosi in two hours view Lendu it, and like so they have no coherence and to the Republican Party at this point at Senate wing and at its presidential wing. The. Have Theory of how to stop coronavirus. Right. There's nowhere that you will find like a paper. They all agree on that says like this is what we would do to get the virus under control. If you just let us do it in its policy where blocking everything and they don't really how this on the economy either they like have a theory of like starting where he's in trying to get it down under a trillion dollars release. That's what a lot of the Conservatives want they. All seem to think this bill GONNA become tarp two point where like after Donald trump loses if they vote for it, they'll get married out in twenty twenty, two I've. Heard this a couple of times, but it's a crazy situation like the Republican Party has nothing even though they are in charge of including report three of the four relevant institutions in government that that actually have like day to day a policy-setting power, and even though they are facing down the barrel of a terrible election because of their own governance failures like that is how messed up the party is even given all of that even given like how much they currently stand to lose. They're not able to come up with any kind of subsidy to strategy that even let some people say like we have a strategy to this thing and get America back to work. It's a wild collapse of governing capabilities. I just said, we're old now and you know I think back to the two thousand, eight election right where. He really seemed like you know the GOP was was rolling in ideologically exhausted to that race. You know like Bush had had some notions about compassionate conservatism but it was what was it John Deleo came out and he was like these guys are mayberry. Machiavelli is like they don't know what they're doing. They don't have any real faith based initiative and the economy was collapsing and the war with Iraq was a disaster and the got like. Asses kicked in that race get like Democrats at sixty. Senate seats after that election all kinds of democratic governors like the GOP was a was a mess and it seemed like man like these guys really need to rethink something. And David Fromm Road I think a good book at that time. That was like man these guys really to think something like they gotta come up with something and they didn't and it took them one year. I would say to come back and start winning governors races in New Jersey. Two years they skype control of Congress. Governorship state-led. Just got the house. Sure. Yes. The house but tons of state legislatures, right. So then after the ten census, they were able to enact the Gerrymanders they didn't. Get then Obama won in two thousand twelve. Donald trump came in and trump's ability to win that cry Mary. It reflected that same ideological exhaustion. It's like there was no like mainstream conservatives like institutionalized were like, oh no, this trump guy is terrible but like they couldn't explain. Like what was that establishment Republicans were doing like even two GOP base voters. So like some guy from reality television who which is be more racist at swept in an and one, but it didn't it didn't hold them back in any particularly practical way, and then I would say something like well fine. Maybe for electoral purposes like you don't need ideas that make sense or anybody who knows what they're doing but you're gonNA come in, it's like it's going to be really hard to govern. If you just have a bunch of idiots and like shit posters a country and I would say that view has been vindicated. Things are going very poorly for the United States of America. But I feel like.
"republican party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"What trump was right about that a lot of the Republicans were wrong about was that tax cuts were not at the core of the deal. But. Let me ask something about this cowardice issue because. you talked to some of the people I just mentioned your conversion on this has been pretty public, but but Republicans and. Very few people understand themselves as cowards pride that has never somebody's through. That is never somebody self-conception. So when you talk to people who are remain in the Republican Party in good standing working to pass its bills and so on. And they agree with you Donald. Trump and disagree with you on your thoroughgoing conversion on their party is and represents what argument do they make you? What how do they describe themselves? Method. Great Question. One of the things you hear a lot is understand it would be much worse if I wasn't here. So. Upset I'm GonNa Start going out and saying stopping alien invasion yesterday because with obviously weren't invaded. I figured full credit they just focused own whatever it is. They think justifies donald trump whatever their little pet. Issues maybe it's tax cuts maybe a judges maybe it's this grant or something what it is at its core though is just An addiction to power for power's sake. Because there's power for no definable purpose. This is why I look at the Party and I really call it a cartel. Now why does Republican Party existed? It exists. That's like OPEC nobody says, what is the higher moral purpose of package to sell? What an Arco curtails do they sell nope and I I don't think that you can articulate what it means to be a conservative what it means in any logical defensible sense if just totally collapsed. And they wouldn't let go they. Would I don't understand it but you're in Elections Guy Stuart this is how you elect. Republicans. I mean this is one of the things you and I've actually talked about this before maybe we're going to reprise a bit of it but. It is striking to me. That Kevin McCarthy and the House. That Mitch McConnell the Senate seemed to have no clear idea. Of. What. Set of policy decisions made right now. Would get them and their members re elected and further empowered in November if there is no. Democratic. House majority to negotiate with I have no idea what they do. They don't know and if and to the extent they do where they talk about corporate liability on Cova and cutting unemployment benefits for people. It's electoral poison. So people keep saying that are publicans want to do is elect more Republicans. But what they are doing a suicidal, they can read the polls Joe. Biden is up by nine to ten points. This isn't working and yet none of them are changing course. So three Republican Party exists to elect Republicans, but the hell is doing our think it's dying is what it's doing what Lehman brothers existed to make money and it died. To me, it's a lot of similarities to subprime mortgage crisis and the Republican Party it's easier to predict how it into long it takes just because the fundamentals are so flawed. But you've just really nailed fairburn check Elizabeth Smart Elizabeth. Warren has a coherent of government. You can hate it you can love it. You can put you can argue with it, she'll defend it and so do so in an intelligent way. Nobody can do that on the right. With. Any credibility at all? And that's what I'm saying that there's a total collapse. As compared to the collapse of OBI communism in the Soviet Union what was communism I mean what it said it was what it was just so different, it's just finally collapsed. And I don't think that we've seen anything like this. Certainly, modern political history on American arguably American history. There's nothing I. Mean it's it's epitomized by the trump campaign. It has no policy guys for President United States. He got asked easiest question in the world. What do you want to do with President by Sean Hannity? He couldn't remotely answer and none of the Republicans can remotely answer and I agree with you. It is an absolute among other factors killing the party, which is why how many new republicans are being attracted to the party? Not Nanny a lot more being driven out. You know they're they're losing five dollars on every sale and hoping to make it up by him. And it's It's only gonNA. Get. Worse. I saw the statistic is just absolutely floored me Americans fifteen and under the majority are non whites. The thing about that I mean the odds are good. They're going to be eighteen in non white. And what does that mean for the Republican Party? It's just a death nail. So I think used to the Republican Party is what national is what happened in California? It went from being. A beating heart of the Republican Party and the electoral citadel. To third place and I think you're still going to have a Republican Party, but until the changes. Until the party has some central quiet existence from policy. That is rational. That improve. People's lives. I think it's just going to be. adapted. Just a question of how long does that Death Terry? How much is the Republican Party held in current place by space and by that I mean this. Let's say Donald Trump loses big in twenty twenty. And then it's twenty, twenty, four, maybe even twenty, twenty eight. And the Republican. Party. No is it needs to follow some version of the autopsy and so. Does it nominate Senator Tim Scott? Or Marco Rubio do you think it could nominate somebody dramatically different on race on their approach to demographically changing America Than Donald? Trump. At the base with let them do that no, and if they did would even work. No absolutely not. I talked about this in the book I went back and reread George Bush's acceptance speech in two thousand. And it reads like a document from wall civilization. It's all about humility service compassion. That person couldn't win fifteen percents with that message Republican primary, and here's like a really telling John of this. So there's really two. Republican Party out there. We don't ever talk about it, but there are these very successful Gardiner's in blue states. So there's Larry Hogan Maryland till Scott here in Vermont Charlie. Baker. Massachusetts. I worked Paul guys so. Normally. The party look at them and go look they're winning in these states. If we could win these states, we never be defeated. But just ignored but here's the really telling point. These governors cannot control their own state party. They can't pick a state party chairman. There trump people. I mean that was unheard of a governor can't pick on take party charity again. But it just shows the degree to which trump is. Has Infiltrated the party and I don't think it goes away easily. I think it's the equivalent of what happened with African Americans. In sixty four you could of made a case that they would come back some numbers. Because of cultural conservatism faith entrepreneurship. They didn't. And I think the same things happening. So what does trump space trump's base? College educated whites. Which is the Fastest, shrinking large demographic in America. And there's just a complete phoniness stall this. So look who's going to run in twenty twenty four like say take Josh Hall. So, here's a guy went to Stanford taught it sink Georgia's in London founded in the fourteenth something. What the? Law School wrote a really nice little biography of Teddy Roosevelt when he was twenty-eight Theo, university press published and he's running against the elites. It's really Josh. You're really GonNa do I mean Stanford Yale Georgia's..
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Have not gone to the Republican voters against trump website. Please do that because it really has better answers for many of you. Who write to US saying? How do I talk to my relatives than we do when you hear people in their own words, saying I voted for trump and twenty sixteen. Here's why here's where I am today and those people are hugely diverse group of individuals speaking with a lot of sincerity humility. It's it's a really compelling case that they're making so. Be sure to check their workout so both after we talked about them. What do you think the future of the Republican Party looks like? Not Optimistic So someone like me is gone right I'm not. I can't imagine a version of the Republican Party in my lifetime that I go back to. Because as bill, Kristol said in an op-ed on Thursday. Realistically rebuilding the GOP after trump loss would have to involve many of the people who have enabled propped up supported Donald Trump, and that's not something that is ever going to work for him. And I think none of those people are going to allow the Tim, Miller's and the Project Lincoln guys and the Sarah Long Wells back into the fold to help them rehabilitate. Animosity between those groups and so. My feeling is that maybe a third option emerges, or maybe it just becomes about what it means to be Democrats you know. For me if being a Democrat means that I get to support people like amy McGrath. MJ Hager Abigail Span. Burger lists Lockin I'm good. I can have some disagreements here and there, but I'm satisfied and I feel represented and I feel comforted that we have those kind of competent serious professionals people with a deep understanding of security people who have a demonstrated ability to work across the aisle when it matters. That feels really good to me. So I think more depends on what happens in the Democratic Party in some ways to the emergence of that third party. Then what happens on the GOP side because I'm just not sure there's any. Capable Movement on the GOP side. There's also this important wing of the Democratic Party. Who thinks all those people that I just listed are not progressive enough, right so where that other option comes from I don't know. And I think that's okay I'm K- being an I don't know period. Yeah I mean I think that the truth is the future of the Republican. Party is hard to talk about without the future of the entire Party system and I think that a third party alternative could definitely come up on the Progressive List. just as much as it could. come up from the Republican side of the aisle. I don't think that there is a way to rehabilitate the. Party post trump because I think much of what led to trump was baked in. He was a manifestation of some real toxicity within the Republican party within the. They were making too particularly rural voters older voters that fear based argument. And I don't know how you turn from that I don't think it's impossible I would hate to see the party of Lincoln. Become a historical side note, but it wouldn't be the first time in American history probably won't be the last so. I think the attachment. We have to the party's needs to just you know. Loosen a bit. They shift in change over time. We might still call them Democrats and Republicans, but they look very different than they looked even fifty years ago and that's okay. And I think third party you know as we talk about in our assistant Siri ranked choice. Voting could really open up lanes for. More parties and I. think that we need as our country gets bigger, and as the future gets more complicated. The idea that we could only have two choices just not realistic. There needs to be space for centrists. There needs to be safe space for true progresses. There needs to be space for small government conservatives I'm in the I. Just don't see that right now and I. Don't see how that is possible after the damage Donald. Trump has done to the Republican Party. It almost seems more likely to me that that third option would be a progressive party. Just because they are sort of a personality driver, you know the progressive left seems much more likely to organize an activate and develop that sense of okay. We're in this together. We're doing it. Let's go then people like me and I think that's okay. I mean part of what this has taught me about myself and I. Don't know if this can be relevant to anyone but me. But I can only speak for me so here I am the what I've learned about. Myself is like I. Just am not a person who has a strong sense of affiliation. I'm not I. Don't need a party. It was not difficult for me to vote for Evan mcmullan because I didn't feel like I owed that. The Republican Party my vote in two thousand sixteen. It's not difficult for me to vote for Joe Biden because I. Don't find voting for a Democrat to be like some repulsive with out of body act. I'm okay being a centrist and kind of floating around. I'm much more likely to be devoted to an issue like criminal justice reform that sometimes is better represented by one party, and sometimes the other, but you stay the course on this issue, because this issue has like a coherent philosophical underpinning that that is much more my personality than getting involved in a party at any level I just I. Don't see a future for myself. being influential in government in that way, because I just I'm not wired that way, and that's fine like we talk about on the show all the time. It takes all kinds in order for all kinds to do their best work. People like me need to say. Cool like I shouldn't be in charge because I. Don't have that I. Don't have that thing and how can I best influence and support the people who do have that thing that's that's the bigger question. Well Join US next week as we start asking really big questions about citizenship. With our how to be a citizen series, we'll have lots of extras and bonuses on Patriae on. Ant until Tuesday keep jaw. PNC politics is pretty spice studio, D podcast.
"republican party" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"A group of voters that maybe voted for Donald Trump last time, but still really consider themselves conservative Republican, and they just voted against Hillary. And maybe we can help. Persuade them to just throw their vote away. The that's a plus one Joe Biden Right, and then you've gotTa Gruber suburban people that last time maybe said I'm GONNA. Vote for Evan mcmullan now we can move them over to Joe Biden. That's a plus one for Joe Biden. Nets the same. You know talking to these trump voters. That's what we call it. Republican voters against trump, and why it was a very specific name because we want to be able to track these folks. It's still really Kinda. Consider themselves Republicans and Conservatives. Were you think about the the scorched earth from Project Lincoln this sort of let's take their up the Senate to. I can't decide if it is necessary to a torch this house in order to save it, or if if the more hey, you know, stick with your Congress people, but let's get trump out, and then we'll take the next step from there is is a better approach. It's a tough one right. Because here's my problem is I th Donald Trump to me is so atrocious on his face, and he so unfit, and he's doing so much damage to the fabric of our country that like the idea that you think Donald. Trump should serve another term. Office is disqualifying thing I think from in supporting. You ever again is just such a bad. Bad Judgment Call I needed. You know it's one thing to say well. We disagree on what the tax rates should be. Are you know which months we should start to restrictions on abortion or you know they're all regulation? They're all these issues. I think we can all disagree in good faith. Your judgment has demonstrated to be so bad if you think that Donald Trump. Should be the president for another four years so. I feel that way on on one side on the other side. You know I just I. Don't think that it's realistic. You know it's kind of wish casting. We're GONNA SCALP all these guys and start new with a new moderate diverse Republican Party. so I think it will have to be a case-by-case basis and I think the reality is the Republican Party is going to have a trump imprint on it for a while, and and maybe people like me aren't part of that, and so you know I think that everybody who's been part of this should be held accountable for the fact that they were. were part of it, but I think this idea that we're gonNA. Just you salt the earth and take over the party with a bunch of never trump rhinos is pretty is pretty wishful. Thinking best well, and it's just like what should be your top priority Susan. Collins or the new class of Cunanan Congressional representative coming our way. You know I I don't know. I don't know what the biggest threat. Yeah, yeah I, mean from my perspective like trump trump trump trump trump. I get rid of trump and then deal with the rest later. I totally understand the perspective. It's like all these folks have to pray have bought lost. That that resonates with me, but I'm focused on. Well I wonder too. I'm a person. You described so I voted for Evan mcmullan then. I became a Democrat. And I think probably for a generation people people like me. The security moms are gone. They're out and so maybe maybe we just don't come back. Do you think that means something new builds? Yeah, look. I think that what we saw in two thousand eighteen was a lot of folks that were maybe the Evan mcmullen crowd. Already basically switch sites. united became Democrats in the midterms. the there I some counter examples to that You know there definitely has been a magnet. For some folks who you know, look at the squad and all these random cultural issues and decide that that that Donald Trump is somebody they can stomach. That, but for the most part of these third party voters moved in twenty eighteen, and so when you look at the electorate, this time I think this is under appreciated. Joe Biden can win this election without winning one obama-trump voter back without adding one African American voter or young voter in the urban centers in these swing states. That didn't vote for Hillary all yesterday is win the. Voters last time looked at both candidates and said I'm sitting this one out and. Yeah you got great. Yes! If you look at Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin, there's a hundred thousand plus voters, all those states who last time who are not traditional third party voters who last time just sat at out by Ivine wins those folks. He's the president. So. It is a super important slice of the electorate that I think it's. A little lost in the media coverage as compared to you know the vaunted. You Know Working Class obama-trump Gore sitting in the diner. So. Let's say Donald Trump Blazers. Please, God Donald Trump please. Guy Willing what is next for somebody who cares is still considers themselves Republican like what's next for. Voters against trump. Do I think we probably have an amicable break-up? Honestly I think that there's some people in that group who say look at the Democratic Party and say you know I'm GonNa fight for the center in the democratic. Party and I'M GONNA. Identify more like Melissa. Slot can type Democrat now. I think there's some people that will look at the Republican, Party and say I can stomach Nikki Haley you know. She grossed me out how much she sucked up the trump like on grand scheme of things I can get past it and I. WanNa fight for the Republican Party. In Realistic Terms Nikki Haley is the best bet. I mean the idea that some never-trumper like. Larry Hogan is going to be the twenty twenty four nominee. I mean I guess lose. Somebody can fight for that. I, think that's wishful. Thinking and then I think they'll probably be a group I think a lot of Lincoln project has feel this way that feel like. Maybe there's a third option, and this is the right time for the country and gotten so polarized and and you know. I've always been pretty pessimistic on third parties. Historically that you know, I do think eventually this snaps now and if if you get to. Twenty twenty four election and are twenty twenty eight. You know where the Democrats do lose control of their party to cut the Bernie Wing. You know I think a lot of things are changing in our politics right now, so I think there's probably split up between those three camps, and you know it will probably depend a lot on. How the Democrats Act whether they stick with the sort of Biden Style Democrats or whether you know, he gets co-opted, and it depends a little bit on how much trump loses! If if Texas, tips over you know. Maybe there's a real reckoning. If he gets killed that much in a close election, I think they blamed it on corona virus, and just GonNa, run the whole thing back. Time for one more. Of course. I was really interested in John. Weaver's comment in the Washington Post piece about never-trumpers that the next phase is to deal with people like Tucker Carlson. It seems to me that if there is to be a viable third option that it has to be. Nurtured, by a new form of conservative media and I just wonder what you think about that. Thought, the backlash against weavers. Comments were kind of weird to be honest I mean. Like Shaq never trump. Republicans don't want the party to be taken over by a bunch of nativist nationalist Like Tucker Carlson. It's GonNa be a fight continues to be fought. I think that's kind of self evident and so I just think the question is whether that's a site that has within the Republican Party, or whether it's a fight that Athens kind of from the outside. TEMP. Thank.
"republican party" Discussed on Civics 101
"Hannah we've been talking so much about strong but limited government and free market capitalism. But we also have social social conservatism right. We haven't talked about the quote Christian. Right how how did they become such a significant part part of the Republican. Party's voter base. What Reagan Reagan like really firmly established? What the Republican Party is? He played to both the capitalist leanings and the social conservative leanings of the voter base George. Well calls this. The theory of fusion bringing together two separate but overlapping wrapping groups of People Evangelical Christian Social Conservatives concerned with abortion pornography and all the rest and and on the other side the libertarian impulses of those who believe in free market capitalism. And what Ronald Reagan did was successfully. Bring those two into the Republican tent and keeping those two in equilibrium and in an an amicable relations has been sometimes challenging project but it has been the essence of Republicans Success Center again. So all of these elements limited government government limited regulations social conservatism. Those are still part of the Republican Party Platform. That's how they define themselves. So what is it that may George will a lifelong Republican sever his ties of the GOP to know. The Republican Party is in in my judgment a cult of personality when the party gets back to ideas which are interesting in which people like to talk about. Then you can have really really serious arguments about whether or not government should allocate wealth and opportunity whether or not the government should is more efficient than the market ticket in allocating services such as healthcare our. Pensions are these. When you start arguing about ideas like this then questions become empirical Oracle questions? What does the evidence show us? What does history teach us about government's effectiveness and you can lower the temperature politics by bringing amended by increasing the fact content of it? So I'm not gonNA say that the country is anything like it was in the eighteen fifties but the Republican Party did arise out of extreme division and a bunch of people defecting from another party. George will is looking for a return into something right. A party recommitted to old ideas. The Republican Party called itself that name way back in eighteen fifty four because they were going to be the true representation of Jeffersonian politics of a philosophy that our nation was built upon. They were hearkening back. That was there genesis and it's something that Republicans like George will revere but I'm wondering about the future of the Republican Party. Aw I asked Catherine Diplo Gould about this what might the. Gop Look like going forward. I mean what it's going to look like. I could never predict but that is something something that parties change and I think the winning candidate who has voters who vote in the electoral college system and this candidates ideas go forward really influences. The party's platform because especially in these days where we have ideologically divided parties. They're very polarized ideologically which we haven't really seen frankly since you know the the federalists with Hamilton and and atoms and the Democratic Republicans Jefferson and Madison. It's fascinating meeting that it's almost like what is my team doing. And I'm going to go with my team and you know that kind of partisanship Is something again we. We've only the only seen a few times. I would argue in in US history. I want to be careful because we're show that talks about say the civil war and making big broad sweeping sweeping statements about how hey things have never been as partisan as they are right this second but that said we are divided as a nation. Unlike I've seen in my lifetime and I wonder how that division will change. Both parties does Katherine think that stark divide between the parties will result in them changing yet again. The Republican Party is going through changes and this is actually a normal course of events you know. Parties are a big tents. They have to have a lot of voters they have to. They have a lot of issues. They're not going to please. Everybody but as society grows and changes. You're going to have shifts and I think thank the sort of parsing out that happens from election to election Is a very normal thing to be happening. And it's fascinating to see what comes out at the end over the course of its lifetime lifetime. The one reliable constant in the Republican Party has been change. The party stays alive not because of its commitment to anyone social or economic the issue but because it can court voters so what the GOP will be and if the GOP will be all in the hands of the people who keep it in power. The top three things that are important to us is the economy Pro Pro life and we want a more tolerant Hollerin party to the LGBT community and other person that actually stands for you know what they've been thinking in their head but were too afraid to say all the era seeing a Latino in the Republican Party is not the easiest thing in the world. This election flightless. Also I honestly I do not recognize the Republican Publican Party of today assault plan to bring back a manufacturing base America and that's the economy needs a majority of young Republicans now support marriage equality. Aw they reject Republicans on social issues and they reject Democrats on economic issues if they're connected to donald trump they're not connected to me bring American back. Yeah I think there's value if you don't like this country get out fleet. That's all. He said.
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"And so the Republican Party begins against change. To the beginning of it I guess would be the Twentieth Century The early twentieth century. And maybe around. Nineteen twelve or so. This is William Adler associate professor of Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University. And this is actually the nineteen. Twelve presidential election turns into a three way contest Between Woodrow Wilson for the Democrats William Howard. Taft who's the president at the time the incumbent president of the Republican Party and then Teddy Roosevelt who had already been president under the Republican Banner Comes back in one thousand nine hundred decides he wants is to try to get the nomination of the Republican Party again. away from Taft Very complicated and messy drama between the two former friends. Taft ends up getting the Nomination and Roosevelt and his supporters. Leave the Republican Party and form a new third party that they call the Progressive Party Sometimes called the Bull Moose party because of the insignia of the Artie Organization right. This is the election where Teddy Roosevelt spoils. The Republican vote by running as a strong third party candidate did you have the more progressive Republicans behind Teddy Roosevelt and the more conservative. Republicans behind taft and the Democrat. That would your Wilson wins now. The Progressive Party does not stick around but that divide between liberal Republicans and Conservative live. Republicans Dutt's is this that moment. That shifts the Republican Party towards conservatism. Let certainly part of it but the shift shift takes a really long time for decades. The Republican Party dances and vacillates on social and economic issues. It's not clean gene because you still do have conservative. Democrats representing the South Progressive Republicans representing New England in the northeast But it's sort of the first move toward that process The presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt also a step in that process. Remember the Republican Party is the party of the north extensively. The Party of African American rights but as the nation is becoming more urban and more industrialized. It's also the party of northern businessmen and both parties are reassessing who it is. They want to court as voters and a few other complications implications arise between the nineteen twelve election and the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in nineteen thirty three. One of the important things that happens is the Great Depression and in the Great Depression. The parts have to make a decision about how they are going to respond. The Republican Party suggests that it wants to respond by waiting it out. It'll be okay. We we have kind of down ticks in our economy all the time this is Anita Grant Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University. She also happens to be a foremost scholar collar on the other major shift happening in the United States at the time the great migration 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. The Republican Party is focusing on business interests and towing different line than the Democrats in terms of the economy economy. Right in all of these African Americans were moving into the north. I imagine there needs. Don't necessarily line up with the needs of comparatively prospering northern northern elites right the Republican Party and the people who are making decisions in the Republican Party are suggesting that the Great Depression is not actually that bad. You know it'll pass. It'll be fine but they're making those statements because they are not impacted in the same way like they they may may lose money But their losses are not gonNA look anything like the losses of the person who has just moved to Philadelphia for example this when the African American community started to to vote more Democrat would be elected. FDR Well not the first time he was elected. Actually the nineteen thirty two election was the last one in which the Republican candidate got the majority of African American and person of Color Votes. Things began to change after that. But you know again it was slow this this is not a neat transition. It's a messy transition. So whether Republicans support black political participation Shen and how they do vary from place to place so I went to school in Syracuse for Grad School in Syracuse New York black people participated as Republicans for a long longtime because the Republican Party was actually friendly to black interest. So we think about Chicago we think about New York. We think about Democrats but there are some pockets of places where the Republican Party does Kinda do. The civil rights thing and black people are thoughtful enough to go to the party that best supports reports their interest at the time but eventually the things that are happening percolating at the state and local level. Have to be reckoned with at the national level and I think this is where we end up with Republican Party. That's making decisions about Not necessarily we don't want to be the party of civil rights but we really care hear about business interests of the GOP starts focusing less and less on civil rights that leaves this huge issue and a voter base wide open right. This is all part of that transition and then something big happens in the mid twentieth century. Here's William Adler again. And then the big shift happens After the presidency of Lyndon Johnson in the nineteen sixties really tied into the passage of the civil rights laws which which really marks the Democrats as the Party of the liberal side and gradually the Republicans Even though they're split on the issue of civil rights gradually after that point read turn in a more conservative direction gradually over the course of the sixties seventies eighties and nineties all those southern Democrats gradually become Republicans. And so what you have today. Then as a situation where those people's you know the next generation down the line Have essentially flipped their their partisan loyalties as a result many Republicans including George will say that this change really happened with Barry Goldwater ran for president in one thousand nine hundred sixty four goldwater sought to refocus the party Goldwater said in his book. The conscience of a conservative that we had strayed from the idea limited government that the founders wanted it limited for a reason that government should be limited in its power to allocate gate wealth and opportunity. So that we don't politicize life promiscuously I think beginning with Goldwater. We began into worry about this articulately. And we began to say that the Republican Party has to rethink. Its its connection to the founding so go loaders. The Republican Party should get back to its roots which is about small government and the free market. Yeah he was very much opposed to government interference. He was all about states rights. He was opposed to more social programs. A lot of moderates in the GOP thought that he was too far right but he had passionate support among voters odors and really served to establish the Republican Party as the Party of the right even that though took decades ideological tug of war between conservative and and Liberal Republicans that lasted until run. Reagan came in and the parties began to sort themselves out there really are no longer liberal. Republicans and and they're no longer conservative Democrats whether people are happy about this remains to be seen.
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"It's also weird by the way that pence is going peds. WHO's technically the head of the Senate also in Israel so it was Kushner and then meanwhile trump I believe in Switzerland so the top three people in the order of succession are all out of the country? As the Senate launches this completely bat shit. Propagandistic obscured nondemocratic process of preordained gene. Trial in the Senate so at any rate all this does all point to Dysfunction at best once again I'm going to do a call back to that. Great Reading series that gaslight nation did over the summer which we encourage everyone to check out because it goes to the roots of our horrific abusive new cycle the goal so I mentioned earlier abuse on the Russian mafia with Olga Lachmann and also Vanity Fair contributing editor Craig Unger so those are core listening right there. But then there's the issue of impeachment and the Democrat strategy that reminds me is part of that reading series The interview we did with with the Washington. Post Greg Sargent. What Greg pointed out to us was that Democrats are driven by acting in good faith and good governance tenants and in terms of being a big sledgehammer to the face? They outsource that to their grassroots space. which is growing during angrier and angrier and that frees up the democratic establishment to try to establish a culture of respect and decency in the highest offices of power in our country and that I would argue is important because culture is powerful as we've seen because Donald Trump for for instance is leading a culture of brutality in two thousand sixteen wherever he held a Hitler like rally there was a massive spike in hate crimes in in those counties so that's a culture that he actively worked to establish and it's a lead to copycat crimes around the world from a mosque being shot up in in New Zealand to Canada and so forth so culture is powerful cultures? Important so in terms of what Nancy Pelosi's doing on this would this. US Unity tour with leaders leaders of both parties going to Israel that longtime important ally of the US which is ironically having a similar struggle to one. We're having with Netanyahu having having been indicted with trump having been impeached so they're going there on this goodwill mission and one could argue that as Pelosi showing leadership and unity during to try to help bring stability to the country during this incredibly frightening time a decade ago in trump years which was just a week or so ago they shot down the second the most powerful person in Iran which could easily tipped us into world war three and that was asleep last night or two that the world had over that and so I would argue that Pelosi's doing darndest to try to work towards stability as much as possible and she's outsourced impeachment itself tour managers but why did she send the articles now how we initially applauded her for holding onto them and I think that obviously Sarah you and I were in charge which one day. We're all lucky we may be. Could you imagine so we what would you and I do likely we'd be like you know what Mitch we're not ready for your show trial yet would call it a show trial l.. And we were going to hold onto these articles impeachment because we would like to have some more investigations especially into Devon Nuno's and you know in front of his face excited because I had great television as as as we know we would be investigating him we would bring in witnesses and like enemy. You'd be forced to basically you confront the Republican Party with their own Kremlin clown car tactics to their faces so they collapse under the ridicule. Because that as we've seen gene is is very well possible. We've seen an exodus of Republican leaders not seeking reelection because they cannot stand how to humanizing humanizing this has been becoming the Party of Donald Trump which will become the party Vonk of trump and so forth so I think clearly the Democrats have always struggled gold With having this brass knuckles approach to fighting the Republicans fire with fire because they've always always tried to raise themselves to a higher level of decency in order to extend good faith. I think there is also a fear that if they went down to that level and started putting people in handcuffs for defying Congress and so forth that those tactics could then be used on them the next time Republicans on on the house because keep in mind our elections are pendulum in America. It keeps swinging back and forth a Republican becomes. President Burns the House to the ground and these have to become so bad before. Most most electoral college is willing to vote for a Democrat. And so that's sort of been a pattern and so I think the Democrats across are very careful to use the full extent of their power especially in such an aggressive way. A way that you could argue is desperately needed in these fragile times times but I think in their minds what they're calculating is the pendulum politically swingback where the Republicans control the House again. And then use those same tactics ticks on them for small stupid invented show trial stuff we saw just with Hillary Clinton alone how many investigations they had into the non scandal and all of Benghazi that was a show trial. We already had show trials in this country. That's why we're that we could easily say they're they're coming around again. Because Hillary Clinton separate her own show trials by the Republican controlled House. So I think that's where the restraint comes from their stranded. Democratic side comes from not wanting to cross that line because that could so easily be used against them by the Republican colleagues. You're right that that's where the hesitation lies but of course the Republicans are going to do this anyway. You know as you said they have done it ed with Bill Bar implanted. They're ramping it up. They're becoming more aggressive. They're acting with more impunity. And that's in part because they've gutted the institutions the toossion that were supposed to stand outside this process. We're supposed to be objective actors and they filled them with their lackeys. We've seen over and over over institution's failing whether it's the FBI whether it's the NSA. Adam Schiff recently called out for refusing to cooperate with the Ukraine investigation refusing to provide necessary documentation the CIA every intelligence agency that allowed a Mafia syndicate. Who move into the White House is implicated in this and then lately once again We're seeing the failure of SDN y you know which is another organizational organizational body that people kept holding up as some kind of savior like. Oh if trump isn't going to be prosecuted while he's president Because of the you know. LLC Elsie memo then it's all going to Suny they're gonNA catch and they're gonna get him completely ignoring the track record of failure and complicity. Listen that embodies this organization like for example the text messages that I was discussing before the really incriminating one's about putting a hit on Marini Ivanovich the FBI those for months and SDN Y had those for months and no one did anything despite the fact that this information needed to be known own and despite the fact that people's lives are in danger. And this is a pattern with them like just a few examples of ways the SDN rise failed. America they did not bother to indict Jeffrey Epstein until twenty nine thousand nine hundred. They only did it. Because the Miami Herald XS as the ones written by Julie K.. Brown had pushed the case back into the spotlight horrify people who didn't already know about it and also revealed how easy US officials had gone on Epstein and his this Cobra already. He continued trafficking girls as young as twelve years old all the way until twenty eighteen and Suny did nothing they he also did nothing about trump and the trump prime family they never bothered to indict trump the trump children metaphor or others that have fallen their jurisdiction who who had been committing crimes brazenly for decades even though this activity was well known you also saw sdn wise citing with trump over the release of his tax returns which would have provided more of a window into how exactly that activity functions and so they are acting in some sense as accomplices. The only trump associate that STI has bothered indicting was Michael Cohen and that was only after he flipped and he confessed his crimes openly kind of in some sense leaving them no choice. They are not aggressively pursuing these dangerous criminals. They are not doing anything to make us safer safer. And so it's yet another failed organizational body that we cannot count on. And that's a very frightening thing. I mean that's one of the reasons so annoyed Loyd with the butchering of impeachment process. Because it was one of the few means of leverage that the Democrats had and it was never going to succeed in the sense the Senate was going to convict. We've said that from the start. But there were things they could do. They were subpoena powers that they never implemented there. There were ways of dragging this out to at least get the full story out there. The more information you have the better means you have of wielding it using it letting the American people know what's transpired putting the pieces together like they blew this opportunity and when all the surrounding institutions are broken broken when there is no one left to rely on like. Why do that? Why giveaway one of the few points of leverage that you have and so i WanNa talk about trump trump and his lawyers from hell so trump has selected his legal team and the legal? Goon squad has risen yet again again. It's important to remember that the most important figures and trump slave have always been his lawyers from Roy Cohn to Rudy Giuliani. To Michael Will Cohen as I just mentioned. These layers are often implicated in crimes themselves. You saw both cone and Cohen indicted and of course Giuliani suspected of multiple multiple offenses early least among them being unregistered foreign agent He is a partner to the Mafia so anyway. This trend has continued with the individuals roles. That trump has selected for his impeachment and defense we have Kenneth Starr of Clinton witch-hunt fame and Baylor University sexual assault cover up of fame. We have Jay seculow. WHO's been under investigation by the House? Intelligence Committee for falsifying testimony. And worst of all we have Alan Alan Dershowitz who defended Jeffrey Epstein as a lawyer but also socialized with him as a friend and was one of his clients when he was trafficking underaged raged girls it was Dershowitz. Who secured epsteins mysterious federal plea deal in two thousand eight in two thousand? Fourteen Dershowitz was accused list of raping an underage girl procured by Epstein. He denied it saying he only got a massage and kept his underwear on and has denied other allegations of rape rape and sexual assault but in addition to his connection with Epstein which spans decades Dershowitz was a key player and other scandals and crimes involving people people tied to the trump administration so just a few examples in two thousand eleven dershowitz served as Julian assange defense attorney and proclaimed that wikileaks was quote. The twenty first century Pentagon papers his main nemesis in that case was of course Hillary Clinton you also see Dershowitz defending ending Beny Steinmetz in Israeli partner of Jared Kushner accused of money laundering and bribery schemes. All over the World Steinmetz helped Kushner fund his his properties in New York some of which were also suspected of being money laundering venues the properties that Kushner and Stein it's purchase jointly. Were worth over one. Hundred eighty eighty eight million dollars Stein featured in the Panama papers because his schemes were so vast. He was arrested Multiple Times. But as a billionaire he manages ages to weasel his way out of this. With the help of people like Dershowitz you also know Dershowitz from representing a lot of grotesque more average Americans. The most famously. OJ Simpson. But that's not what I am criticising here. Everyone is entitled to Legal Representation. What I'm.
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"Financially I would say the same but morally and emotionally In just ethically no and that's the concern I I. I agree that we all need to provide for our families and look to our families to support them. But I don't want my children thinking you know as long as you're making a good buck you're doing well in this country. I want them to have have the morals and the leadership that represent who we want to be at the nation and for our president the way he's representing us isn't that case. I don't want my children children to look at him as a role model because he's not I don't want them to say okay as long as you're getting results that's all that matters. What matters is how you treat three people how you are member of your community how you present yourself to the rest of the world? And that's not what's happening right so she would don't hang up again because I want. I want to turn back to seth. Weather's I mean seth wh- Sheila's talking about how she feels that the party and I guess sort of the the the head of the party if in name the president of the United States has to stand for something more than just economic policy and that she doesn't feel feel that this is the that's what the president is doing and you can hear how that's troubling or she's a lifelong Republican. And what would you say to Sheila. I think that the president is outstanding for a lot of things that I I. I think that being bombastic and those things doesn't mean he's also not fighting for the very things. The Republican Party's fought for for years and wanted to accomplish whereas trump's uh-huh actually doing it. But but you see her you hear her her concern about ethics morals about the example that the president is setting. And these are Sheila's whereas in Sheila Hope. I'm not sort of miss paraphrasing. You here but setting for her children. She does not like that does that. Is that a concern for for you seth. I would think it'd be better if she could give specific examples because I'm not really following what her quarter-point is Sheila. Do you have. Do you have an example. You WanNa give something. You don't like the President President what he's done well. There are several examples but just how he treats women. I have teenage daughters. I don't like how he treats women in regard to their comments and we can go over specific moments but the way he treats women. I I don't like how He his twitter. I mean how just as a leader. I'm also a veteran and so I know chain of command. I can't respect him as a military person because of what he does is with their military and bypassing. I'm also a former intelligence analysts so the fact that he bypasses the intelligence community he doesn't underneath. He's the commander in chief no so he didn't bypass in as the top of the command. So what you're staying stating there is one hundred percent incorrect. The commander in chief doesn't military. The military could attempt saying is not bypassing. He is disregarding partying the people in the military community and I think the military community greatly disagree. Well look so Mr. Weather's let me Sheila first of all hang on because I do want to give you a proper. Thanks but seth weather's we debate the military part of this but what what about what she said about the things that the president says about women. I think I mean there's things have certainly but he says the same things about Rosie O'Donnell as he has at some on point Ted Cruz or anyone else he's ever against and so I think he's very gender not a neutral when it comes to who he goes after after they go after him who response to he's also also the guy that's appointed the first female headed. CI The first Campaign female campaign manager to win a presidency of a long line of of other female appointments that you haven't seen that are literally I in history. Well Sheila thank you so much for your call and for bearing airing with my additional questions there thank you so much. She'll you're still with me. Yes okay I really appreciate you listening really appreciate you calling. Lisa Lisa Desjardins. Yeah this is a lot. But you're listening to this makes me reflect back on the Clinton impeachment again So so clearly. During the Clinton impeachment the idea of the president's morals was eight point for Republicans that that was one reason. They say they felt like they had I to go. After this President Clinton that he had lied that lying was a problem. Within the military rank structure they brought out and also there was a lot of testimony funny about the moral fiber of the country and concern about the moral fiber of the country and so it is interesting of course that now concerns are coming from people who again oppose the president but there are Republicans who instead are saying no. Let's keep focused on kind of the legal arguments here. Not The moral argument. So it's a similar similar debate but those making the different points of view have switched. We'll Lisa Desjardins covers the US Capitol PBS. Newshour Lisa. Thank you so much. My my pleasure. And Seth Weather's Georgia State Director for the two thousand sixteen trump campaign and founder of the political campaign agency. Weather's Corp Seth weather's thank you so much for joining us thanks for having mckim off on a Republican strategist and presidency you of a photo communications. Thank you Kim for being with us today I magnetic regarding this is on point the..
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"And Most of Washington is not really in touch with what's happened in the rest of the country even more of Washington tries than gets credit credit for that. So I I think this is probably a superior conversation in a way then you hear from Republicans The capital but it does reflect this divide between House and Senate and House more adamant for the President the Senate Republicans still for the president but less comfortable. We'll at least digital in. And Seth Weather's and Kim Alfano hang on here for just a second. We will be right back. This is on point. This is on point. I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. Were talking about the impeachment inquiry now and and the gop tomorrow as in the future of the Republican Party and we want to hear from you. If you're a Republican what do you think of your party at this moment and its leadership do you think thank the GOP has become the Party of Donald Trump. and Are you okay with that or not. I'm joined today. By Lisa Desjardins she covers the. US CAPITOL FOR PBS Newshour. Seth weather's is with us from Atlanta. Georgia he's a Republican political consultant and digital strategist founder of the political campaign agency. Whether Scorpion when he was Georgia State Director for the twenty sixteen trump campaign. Kim Alfono is with us as well from Lindenberg Pennsylvania Republican strategist and president and CEO. Of Alfono how fun. Oh communications lets go to Willem. WHO's calling from Colfax Wisconsin Willem? You're on the air hello I'm not a Republican. But I live in a rural area in Wisconsin. I'm surrounded by farmers who are Republican by tradition. I'd say they're more like Eisenhower. We're farmers a lot of them are older farmers and And to a man from Georgia I would say my opinion is not informed by The liberal media it's informed by my observation of the man himself and knowing something about the history of the man himself and the values is that I was raised with none of which I see this man he was involved in the largest anti discrimination suit in. US history of fraudulent university a fraudulent foundation. He lies every day. He is not a stable genius. His denial of climate change borders on willful ignorance. If not crimes against humanity and the for the Republican Party. I WANNA know. How did the Republican Party go from a man like Lincoln who wrote the second inaugural Gettysburg address who talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature? Who when I was a child in school you know? Walk two miles to return a penny to the library Honest Abe how did we go from that to Donald Trump who lies every day. And where's the future the party. Personally he would not be president without the support of the Republican Party and I will never forgive the Republican Party so that well. We'll let me give seth weather's who you're referring to a chance to just respond to that And came I'll get to you here but but we'll see what do you what do you think of. What William saying? Oh I mean. He hasn't really directly stated it. You just says the president lies the president's involved in all these things I mean he's referring to the trump Foundation saying it's an illegal operation. I mean all they've done is they've literally pay out no overhead thrilled that foundation so he seems just trump foundation just put just PSI. It signed signed settlement saying that it fraudulently raised money saying it was going to give it to veterans. They settled with the state of New York. They never gave that money. I think that's what he how did give that money to veterans. The problem was because he was a presidential candidate that would they. Essentially they tried to make a campaign wall violation out of it. They did give the money veterans. The assumption is otherwise would they gave money to the veterans. That's been proven. The issue was a campaign violation essentially because he was running for president at the time fraudulently raised. He solicited contributions for veterans organizations while he was campaign for President and the battle would have been whether or not that was as an ethics violation or not Kim. Do you want to jump in here that that wasn't me that was your order but I'm glad to say that You know I think if anything is is legally wrong it should be dealt with legally and there's just nothing there's no the black or white this and he paid a fine for raising money for veterans that they donate despite it but look the judge found in the settlement. The judge said the money was raised from the events to further. Are there Mr Trump's political campaign right. That's what I'm saying. It's a they made a campaign violation out of him asking people to give money for a veteran. It was raised for the Campaign Day. Like that's that's what settlement it was not for the campaign assumption is that it could have helped camping because he was doing something. Good for veteran. These days are dead. You you're the one who wanted the to jump in here so go ahead. Oh well I think that this is sort of a topic that begs for its own. Our at least you know with the president did did or didn't do with his foundation and some of the foundation stories. Of course many comes from the Washington Post Predate when he was a candidate So I I think it's something. It would be a great topic for another for another hour. Okay Sean let's go to. Sean is calling from Lebanon New Hampshire Sean. You're on the air. Hi thanks thanks for taking my call I appreciate the topic. You know I think trump trump had me You know thinking about Worker's rights was it's really by at someone in the tree. I thought that he was He was protecting working people. And you hear Republicans. Continue to say that today And I don't really have a Republican but I gotTa say in Twenty Twenty looking glasses on tax cut and he's his this judge appointment And his immigration policies for Working People And they've stripped away income protections for people Comes never medic mentioned Medicare for all which. I think. There's a lot of research that shows that that's going to save US money over time and you know I I I wanNA have security for for my family had me much more interested in In Bernie Sanders in the last in the last Couple of months And did you serve people around working in working communities they're They're kind of burnt out on this Favoring Wall Street stuff And I think trump is is undeniably Favoring Wall Street in all this policy working Republicans feel about that shun. Thank you so much for your call so Kim Othon let me turn turn to you on that but I think sean is one of the kinds of people that you earlier in the show. You're saying you were concerned about in terms of Enthusiasm or lack thereof among certain parts of the Republican Party. Yeah I mean I think that you know as much as I don't do or don't like the President I I wanna be able to talk to Republicans publican's with Republican candidates around the country And speak to those issues Locally and you know I'm here as a consultant Soltenberg not as a supporter organizer of the president's One way or another and my as a consultant. I would say you know. We have to listen to folks like him and be able to have answers and policies which I believe. The Republican Party does and we'll always That are supportive and helpful and and bring them along. Let's go to Dan who's calling from Lexington Kentucky Dan. You're on the air. Hello I just have a message aged for the Republican Party. I am seventy years old. I have always been registered as an independent. I consider myself a moderate. I've voted in every election that I've ever been eligible to vote in I have never before Voted a straight party ticket ticket until two thousand twenty and in two thousand twenty. Excuse me two thousand eighteen. I change my -ffiliated to Democrat and voting straight Democrat ticket and will do so again two thousand twenty. I'm very very disappointed with the spineless. Hypocrisy of the Republican leadership. Dan Thank you so much for your call. Let's go to Sheila. WHO's calling I'm from Albuquerque New Mexico? She'll you're on the air I just wanted to make a comment Your guest panel had mentioned that as long as your 401k was growing than she was okay with what's happening in the country. I'm a Republican which is minority here New Mexico. I'm a small all business owner and I believe in the Republican Party in the guard. Choose what it stands for. But what I don't believe in is that we're giving up our moral and ethics and replacement south benefit and. That's what concerns me right now. What's going on with our country? She would tell me. Tell me more. Why do you feel that way? Specifically basically well because trump specifically the way he acts represents our country is not how I want to be represented as an American Ken and as a Republican. Because turning your back to morals and ethics and treating individuals poorly it that is not representative any of who we are and the fact that people are willing to overlook that for self benefits that concerns me for our country as a whole Sheila. Don't hang up here because Kim a WanNa turn back to you because I do think Sheila is probably exactly the kind of person More so than our previous caller that you were talking about before before so what would what would you tell Sheila and Sheila. I don't disagree with you and I think i. I've said it before the fact that the theater is happening is not my favorite thing and and as a again as a consultant. I would love to be able to talk to people in the Party about policies that I think are helpful all to families and and if I made it sound like you know it's all about my 401k. I didn't mean to say that what I meant to say is that it's important. Wouldn't that our economy continues to grow that small business owners like yourself and my business is very small as well Have the freedom and the ability not to grow our companies and employ people. I mean these are things that the Republican. The Republican Party has stood for for years and years and pre trump and now After trump and that my point is that the policies he's actually enacted have been helpful to our economy. And that is the bread reddened butter kind of issue that people can parse and pull out and say well the country doing well. What's how that plays out in the presidential race? We'll find out but at local level. I I think we need to support our candidates and we need to be able to. You know. Talk to those issues that matter to people again but I I would agree one hundred percent. I hate when the the president is divisive and I hate when he is you know bombastic so she let couple of quick questions for you First of all do you feel that. The president's it's policies as enacted over the past couple of years. Do you feel that you're better off than you were in.
"republican party" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I magnitude Cromartie. Were talking this hour about the impeachment inquiry now and and the Republican Party tomorrow as in in the future and we want to hear from you. Republicans especially but Democrats to what do you think of the Republican Party and its leadership at at this moment has the GOP become the Party of Donald Trump. And if you're a Republican d like it that way or as I mentioned earlier in the hour when you see for example sample polling that shows that more Republicans think Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln. What does that say about the party? That once considered itself the Party of Lincoln. I'm joined today from Arlington Virginia. By Lisa Desjardins she covers news from the US capital for PBS Newshour and joining us now from Atlanta Georgia is seth weather's his Republican political consultant and digital strategist and founder of the political campaign agency. Whether score he was Georgia State Director for the two thousand sixteen trump campaign pain. Seth weather's welcome to one point. Thank you it's great to have you also with us from Lindenberg. Pennsylvania is Kim Alfono Republican strategist and president and and CEO of Alfono. Communications came off on a welcome to one point. Thanks magna high so Seth weather let me just start with you here Well how do you how do you see. GOP leadership in Congress right now. Do you see them. Moving in the right direction with their sort of public unwavering support for the president. Yeah I I believe so and I think that the party base absolutely supports them even demand that of their elected officials right now The impeachment process has been taking. Place is a joke so told me to tell me more that if the base is demanding and members of Congress are providing that is at the best way for the party to go regarding sort of what it wants to stand for. Yeah I believe I believe it wants the same. For the rule of law I think finding against this sham impeachment process is is a first step in that to do you think. Let me just ask you. The question started broadly asking listeners. Here is is the GOP the Party of Donald Trump. Now it certainly is right now and I think that you know anytime. You've got a very strong President in office. They generally have their party behind him in a strong way. And I think that's happening now And I think it will be for a time for sure. Okay Kim on after his presidency. Yeah Kim Kim Alfono let me turn to you on that. What do you think of obssessed? Weather's answer there. Well you know. He's obviously enthusiastic and the Party needs enthusiasm in any way we can get it so we'll take this the you know I I would disagree to agree that I feel like it's been bifurcated. I feel like what happens at the national level and with Donald Trump is one part part of the Republican Psyche. And I think it's happening in states and in local races is an entirely different part and I think You Know Donald Trump is smart enough to realize is the longer the proceedings go on in Washington. The more it's out like you know Charlie Brown's parents To the rest of the voting public So you know for candidates for our Party While we're you know we're kind of a schizophrenic. A little bit right now I think that you know that makes us have to be very very very in tune with what's going on locally in our races and to run local races which has been kind of the mantra of the party for years and years and years You know we support our president. But you know where I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania You you know we may or may not go for trump again but I think if we focus on what matters to those of us in the suburbs We have a shot and especially especially for people that are running locally. They need to do that and they need to. Sort of focus on the economy and jobs and the things that really matter bread and butter issues right here at home. So so that's a fundamental truth of of local races period But Kim you said that the GOP needs enthusiasm in any way it can get get it. Tell me more. Why do you say that? Well I mean I think that What we saw in two thousand eighteen was a fired up Democrats base and a fire and and people willing to get out the vote and I think in two thousand sixteen The the Democrats Realize Hillary Clinton did nothing about that and they did not turn out I think as as a party. We would be Remiss if we didn't also focus on enthusiasm and making sure our voters turn out quite frankly in any way we can seth. Weather's go ahead. No I I agree with her on. That obviously likes you said. In two thousand eighteen. The Democrats had the fired-up base and they showed up and we didn't But I think that that will. I think that that twenty was their best showing in my opinion so I think that twenty twenty will be much better for us so I guess I'm trying to what I'm trying to get from both of you here is what do you think with. Donald Trump has sort of the the center of the national level. GOP GOP here. What does that mean that? The Republican Party stands for now. I mean seth whether he said the rule of law but does that also mean that it stands for ballooning deficits and cutting ties with allies is and Hardline immigration policies. That you can say we've cut ties with Allies really alien. Maybe alienating them a little bit Standing up for American I could be. You could call that alienating ourselves that to a degree but I don't think that that's anything that the base is opposed to okay and you carry cherry picked that pretty extensively. I mean you didn't mention cutting regulations and creating jobs and you know roasting economy and the things that actually really you know as much as I care what the phone call about you. Know what. The phone call contained I care more that my 401k is growing because I have a child through college. So I mean You know that was a very thick assessment. You know you have to understand. Donald Trump is both theater and policy the and the policy for the most part especially domestically have been very widely appreciated. Well I mean you say Cherry picked. I was in the middle of the sentence when Mr the weather's cut me off but it's okay. It's okay Kim your points taken. Let me go to the callers you. Let's go to Scott who's calling from Russell Springs Kentucky Scott. You're on the air. Yes hi I am a relatively young Not even thirty Republican voted for trump and I I don't believe it's the party of trump I believe it's a party of liberty and individuality and trump embodies that and and stands for that and we support him through the impeachment because we see it as the establishment particularly Democratic Democratic Establishment. Trying to oust him for being not one of the establishment not not wanting to be status and not wanting to bow down to the globalist and the the You know the status quo internationally and domestically we want somebody who's going to support American individuality -ality for each individual American as well as for America as an individual country within the international politics politics. Yeah Scott Thank you so much for your call so Kim Alfono. How do you respond to Scott? Who Calls himself a young? Republican may be exactly that that part of the base. It you said you so you need to drive up enthusiasm with well. You know it's nice to hear your voters thinking in broader terms than sort of just the the tweet tweet and the the short answers that Seem to drive our psyche these days And I am encouraged by that I but he unfortunately is not what will missing. At the moment. We're missing younger. Voters Really Missing College Educated Women in the suburbs were missing some Key Demographics ethics that We need to find a way to fire them up. And it's not sadly trump's personality and it's not his the theater that I spoke of that tends to turn us off but the other end of that spectrum Like I said before fiscal policy strength and and things that matter to us on a daily basis. That's how we're going to motivate that sort sort of missing segment of What I think are Republicans that are sort of in weight so Kim help me understand something here because I heard you a couple of minutes ago when you said that You know when you look at regulatory policy in some economic policy that the trump administration has enacted. You said over the past couple of years. There's broad support for that But then just now now you also said that there's not enough enthusiasm amongst college educated women for example who ostensibly some of those very policies. They ought to be supportive of so. Can you help bridge that divide. Why is there that lack of support? Well I mean. I think that it's hard to Parse the personality with policy For for you know some of us that are out here. It's it's sometimes hard to ignore. You know the brashness of our president and as we support them and we support his policies. But you know personality wise not all the time and I think that You know again. A lot can be done at the local level and local races to drive home. The success of the policies that are that are making our families. Better that are making our lives freer and and and more prosperous but You know we also have to do it in the shadow of presidential campaign which is going to be you know the reality. TV part of it so you just have to. It's you have to be clear about policies and and and priorities and and the specifics of them Despite what Tuck the The show might be playing that night. Okay and seth weather's what do you think about that. I I think what she's calling. The show is the president of the standing up strongly for the American people for a change. And I understand. That can be brash off putting to some people. But we've we've read. We reached a time where that was needed. And that's what the people wanted. They wanted someone that was willing to call. ESPN SBS and not run around holes and gives you know political doublespeak. And I think that's what trump's given us and you know is are some of the tweets over the line or something on that. Ah Perhaps at times and you know I I think that a lot of people jump on those trump anything trump says gets blown out of in context by the media you know he referred to the pizza as a lynching. Well then you had like two days of the media call essential to president racist and how awful it was he was referring to black people being lynched in the south and all kinds of nonsense and then we go back to nineteen ninety eight. And you've got a slew of Democrats are Nice A slew of Democrats referring referring to the Clinton impeachment as a lynching is an example of just over Boeing anything trump does and says in the media forums it into this terrible synopsis. The people go. Watch tonto watching the television or listening to a show and so I think that when you have the media pushing one narrative and they blindly nor the other side of the Democrats for the same exact words it blows everything out of proportion so it makes it into things that it's simply not you know go ahead. I think I think he's absolutely right and a lot of ways and what it's done I think is. It's actually helping the Republican Party. Because as I said earlier it does sound like Charlie. Brown's you know the adults in a Charlie Brown cartoon soon. It's become so often every day. Everybody setting their hair on fire about the latest thing. That's GonNa you know cause World War three and and going to blow Lola nation up. But it's Kinda like you know. I'm going to move on and watch Netflix. I just you know how can the world be imploding. Every single day so sometimes cool moves off. Yeah well you know what I have to say. At least I'm going to come back to you here in just a second but I think it's too bad that I mean the the the media is an is an easy target. Get here to blame. And if we're GONNA talk about the media we Oughta talk broadly of all about all parts of it including the president's favorite branch of the Media Fox News. What about the fact that you call it hair people with their hair catching on fire? But when I don't win the president himself has has through fact checking and documentation has more than twelve thousand times said things that are why wait. Let me just finish if I said things that are that are demonstrably untrue. And you know that's not hair catching on fire. That's that's telling the American people. These things are not true. Like what's the go through the twelve thousand. Many of those things are what could be considered an exaggeration or in oftentimes. He's saying something tongue in cheek. And even jovially in the media takes it as if I mean we're fact checking whether the rocky photo was doctored or not. I mean I think that anyone would commonsense can can see through that so do you think. Think of those of those twelve thousand times seth that all of them were tongue in cheek. Or sort of just like The president being jocular in the moment. Are you saying that tells the the truth every single day. No one does. I've not been through those twelve thousand air statements completely F- for full honesty though my part art But I think that a lot of them from what I've seen. Yes that is the case. A Lotta Times okay. I wanted to jump in and say I don't I don't agree or disagree on the number. I don't count. I don't follow it and I don't agree. If he is not telling the truth. I what I'm saying is not that. He's truthful or not truthful that everything is defcon five. Everything is There's no you know you play into it. As the media and both sides frankly Fox News and everybody else plays into the drama and the show and they don't there's no more thoughtful full discussion about the policies that our underlying it and what actually is happening. I think everything is a battle now and that's a shame I agree with you on that but You know the media media is definitely a large player in that problem. Let's go to Mike Who's calling from Winter Ville North Carolina Mike. You're on the air. Hi How are you. I'm doing well. Go ahead Mike..
"republican party" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"Oh delighted to be with you again Azra so I think the story of the impeachment hearings is much more about what they're publican party will accept than what Donald Trump from did we know. What Donald Trump did those actually not much dispute over it but the Republican Party's behavior in this seems to be the key question? So what if you seen watching them. I've seen exactly what I've seen for the last decade or more. Many people believe trump disrupted our entire air political system and I don't underestimate his level of unfitness for office but Donald Trump was able to get elected and more importantly continuing office as a consequence of a Republican party that has become extreme and tribal and just absolutely captured by the broader changed ecology allergy of the GOP. Let's begin on that a little bit. I think when people heard the argument about polarization which you norm Ornstein Inc really pushed into to the into the mainstream people understand that as an ideological question that they think of that as a Republican Party moving right and the democratic moving left on policy issues. But I think what we're seeing is on another axis actually around. What kind of behavior is acceptable? What approach to liberalism and liberalism is acceptable double? So what is the story behind that kind of asymmetric polarization separate from the question of what tax cuts you do and don't support yes. It's so important to move beyond on the ideological extreme behavior and and positions on issues in the rest Going back to it's even even worse than it looks. We mentioned that the takeaway line as the Republican Party is scornful of compromise unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts evidence and science and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. So it's getting getting at exactly what you're talking about. It's the system behavior. It's the if you will constitutional hardball. It's it's all of that behavior behavior. That would be problematic. Whatever the ideological position the Republican Party happened at settle on? So give me the explanation explanation for devops. What is happening there when he gives these long wind-ups full of conspiracy theories the role? Oh He's playing in. This is distinct and it's very important. And how do you understand the incentives that either produce devin nunes or currently shape his behavior. He's the prime example of the behavior of Republicans in situations like this Earlier earlier in the trump administration remember he was Had to step aside from the chairmanship of the House intelligence committee because of charges of leaking certain confidential information to people in the White House and employees of the PR- president private employs. So He's been in this all all the way. It goes back with deep roots in American history but it was the beginning of the breakdown of Jim. Crow in the in the forties and fifties and culminating in many respects in the nineteen sixties. That began to profoundly only change. The coalition basis of Of the parties you you know. The Democrats were deeply divided on race because of the Southerners Zand. Republicans were divided as well but there were at least a substantial minority if not majority of Republicans were we're Lincoln. Republicans who were racial moderates and favored the Voting Rights Act and the civil rights. Act so coming out of that and then the decision of Richard Nixon to follow advice on a southern strategy really produce use the the kind of elite partisan activist of phase of this. That was the beginning of the change in the coalition base and over over time minorities sorted themselves into The Democratic Party and those who felt aggrieved and short short changed by all of this Some racists some not found themselves in the Republican party but that was only part of what was going on then and then it was the Christian right that saw an opportunity Paul Wiig To make more headway in the Republican Party. Then there's grover norquist's and this was I think absolute key part of this was the no new tax pledge for the Republican Party and Ronald Final. Reagan and government is the problem it's sort of underscored the Economic Corporate plutocratic coalition partner partner of the Republican Party and made it more prominent so all of these sort of conspired to produce much much more like minded Republicans and Democrats separately and the polarization took hold and over time. They became more competitive seven elections for the House and Senate meant something because it was control of the Party and the like but as part of that effort and it took decades decades to evolve I've mentioned some pieces of it Two things happened one newt. Gingrich happened and and he. He introduced a norm of Really demonizing The Congress and its leadership as as corrupt and untrustworthy. And it was. There's a war and this was really weaponized. The governing process in in our elections. It was all about winning the majority the and you know we'll talk about the rest at other times it was incidental but it was. It was hateful and those are the bad guys. Were the good guys Senate sort of introduce something into our politics and then the the ecology of the party changed and there was organizations that Develop the Coke Network in a ray of groups operating with the party but outside of that and of course the conservative -servative Media Radio Television and cable and social media and all this came together and some of that because of the racial official issue there and the interest of the economic cutting taxes and protecting corporations and And the like it came together in a party where loyalty meant everything where identity. A party was a summary identity. Identify for a whole set of cleavages in society that suddenly became aligned with party. Instead of being cross cutting cleavages. This is the framers developed so it it was cult-like there was connections with the more extreme right wing groups and individuals vigils some of them got hearings and Devin Nunes. This sort of came out of that world grew up in it in Congress and he believed virtually every conspiracy theory about the Democrats. I mean let me hold on for a minute because like I want to. I do a lot of work on asymmetric metro station in thinking about your enormous work for for the book. I'm writing while we're polarized. I guess that I have and coming out in January preorder wherever you get your books but part part of the story you just told is a good story for sorting right. It is a story of why the parties which are mixed in the mid twentieth century with Conservative dixiecrats and the Democratic Party and Liberal Lincoln Republicans in the Republican Party why they sorted right and and they have sorted. It doesn't really explain why somebody like. Newt Gingrich or later Devin Nunes. Who's took root in the Republican Party? Why that was fallow? Ground for conspiracy theories for kind of tactical escalation. That doesn't quite have its match on the Democratic side and this to me is the the key question of asymmetric polarization. It isn't like why did the parties get further away from each other or even. Why did they develop coalitions? They did you can imagine the same connections between corporations and the Republican Party and unions Talkradio Party and so on with very different standards of behaviour. But something happened on the Republican Party to what you read a couple minutes ago. That did it become scornful handful of compromises they become more willing to coon itself in a very strange world of conspiracy theories and partisan theorizing an and that led it to embrace somebody like Donald Trump. So why that part well see I think the coalition will change is a big part of the difference That is if all the white supremacist star are gathered in one party and not across both parties parties then it begins to attract individuals So races is the clear part of it. But the other part is as Jakup CAPAC her and Paul Pearson have written about as plutocracy that is conservative parties across the the Western democracies Have for over. A century had a dilemma. They inherently supported the business interest in people with resources. You've gotta ran the shop until the franchise was extended and suddenly they had to get elected under situations. Where Luke plutocrats can provide some of the money but they don't have the vote so they have to think about how do they how do they build it? And the Republican Party in in this contemporary era made a sort of key decision that the best route to maintaining a majority in in the face of unfavourable demographic projections and the and the rest was basically to make a different kind of peel. uh-huh and the peel was an a- populist appeal of resentment and outrage against the establishment and that that meant government and the people who controlled it that was a decision that was made. That was an opportunity. That's the decision that was made in Germany and in the early part of the twentieth century. The the Tories and Britain made a different direction. They sort of accepted the fact that government would begin to serve provide benefits to people and they would maintain the democratic system. But this was really very different so I I see it in that way. As the as the CO the efforts to build a coalition was was to make fearful whites who saw themselves not doing so well economically and being hurt by people who are on the Dole a by religious traditionalist who were fearful of Their religion being demonized and taken away and it came to be something else. The Democrats believe in government. They think you can solve problems. Mind you they make their deals with the the people with substantial resources. But that's that's there is. One part of their effort was to appeal the economic interest and over time time The racial minorities interest and a whole host of other liberal agenda items but none of them necessitated hated. It seems to me an embrace of an extreme part of the political spectrum throughout our history we've had a radical right and a radical left. They've been around but they've usually been marginalized That came a little close For with go water we we saw them with Pat Buchanan and we saw them with George Wallace. So they're out there and they sometimes come close but they never came. Came this close to Actually controlling one of the major parties and and being a majority party in In Congress Something I want to note here. Is it if if it sounds to people if you're back it's a little bit when you hear a lot of talk of white supremacists Republican Party. I I do want to note that if not looked at the reporting coming out out about how much attention Stephen Miller pays to white supremacists websites and journalists. And how that's become a direct line into the White House with one of Donald Trump's most influential advisors sometimes now just stating the facts of the situation clearly can sound almost like slander by those are are the facts of the situation. There is a direct pipeline from white. Supremacist rags that would have been considered absolutely disqualifying even for anybody in government government to be paying too much attention to and now they. They're they're they're directly piped-in. I WANNA push this to a broad question. The system the Madison Ian System. mm-hmm it's genius as it's been described over history is that it fractious power in a number of different ways at fractures at across the federalist structure. Right you have a lot. A lot of power given to the states but also across the separation of powers at the federal level and ambition was meant to check ambition in the way we would take care of. A wayward. President is at Congress. I would have its own institutional incentives and want to conduct that oversight and want to rein in or kick out an executive who had abused the powers of his office now. Ambition cooperates ambition as a parties cooperate across the different Across the different branches of government. So how is having a Republican Party like this. It changed our political structures. It's something our political Even has an answer for not a very effective one at this time as I look forward if trump is removed from office or defeated in the next election. We remain With this problem Tom With a if you will anti system radical in the procedural process terms as it's hard for for me to see how that can work in our system it's made so vivid by the Republican questioning During the the impeachment hearings. It's just it's stunning to see a the world view and the importance of holding holding to it. I mean it's offense stated that the word political party does not appear in the Constitution the framers worried about interest and talked a a lot about them in the in the federalist papers but they at least didn't think it was wise to to include political parties. Party's remember this was before the error of mass political participation And so they were fearful and they thought their system of creating in these institutional checks and balances as you've summarized very well and then creating incentives that would lead the occupants occupants of those institutions To create the checks in the face of somehow demagogue or an autocrat Or someone someone who is really unfit and doing severe damage to our constitutional system..
"republican party" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"That's just because this was the policy that was approved by the US Congress Ukrainians were expecting and trump tried to withhold it for political gain it. It appears but yes. There was this kind of barger agreement between the Democrats and a lot of the witnesses who were mix of career. Civil Servants and foreign policy professionals specials and less so among the Republicans on the Republican Committee has has been starting and ending hearings with sort of long recitations dissipations of the Republican counter narrative or almost counter. Reality as it might better be called Jim Jordan has been putting himself forward as a very strong defender of Donald Trump. Some that was expected. But there've been some other players who I think are the kinds of Republican members of Congress. Democrats were hoping against hope to peel off People like congresswoman at least a phonic congressman will heard who are understood to be more moderate Republicans who represent more moderate districts who were were thought to be potentially elite targets. Who would be appalled at the president's behavior and might ultimately come together with Democrats in and heard was a particularly interesting case because he represents a quite purple district and he's he's retiring so he's somewhat freer to vote his conscience and many other Republicans who might worry about a primary challenge but even heard seem to be pretty lockstep by at the end of it? I I think this clip of him one of the more important moments of the hearings. So why are we here because of two things that occurred during the president's July twenty I phone call with Ukrainian presence the use of the phrase do us a favor though in reference to the twenty sixteen presidential election and the mention of the word Word Biden. I believe both statements were inappropriate misguided foreign policy. And it's certainly not how the executive current are in the future should handle such such a call over the course of these hearings. The American people have learned about a series of events that in my view have undermined our national security and undercut heard Ukraine. A key partner on the frontlines against Russian aggression and impeachable offense should be compelling overwhelmingly clear ear and unambiguous and it's not something to be rushed or taken lightly. I have not heard evidence proving. The President committed bribery or extortion. So so that was striking. The way heard lays out what happened here that it was wrong it was betraying our foreign policy that it was potentially betraying an ally. That's a lot says. Yeah yeah but maybe not impeachable I mean not compelling and clear and it was a really selective way to almost minimize the facts. You heard him start off by saying hang. This is really just about two things trump said on a phone call favor and Biden's and it's really much more than that. It's about a month. Long pressure campaign on the Ukrainians I in exchange for White House meeting. Second by Withholding Bill Terry A.D and So yes it is far broader than what he was admitting but he sort of got these what felt like proforma criticisms of trump out of the way before. Eventually going going around to the idea that you know. He hasn't really seen anything quite so bad. He hasn't seen anything overwhelming or blatant or anything like that and and it sounds like you know he was probably one of the main possible Republicans who were in the mix for potentially voting for this thing and we should mention that though he is retiring tiring. It's not necessarily clear that he's leaving politics forever. There's been chatter. He could run for something else down the road but the fact that he he is now signaling that he's not on board with this impeachment push is probably a sign that They Democrats will get very very few Republicans if any at all it could just be zero. Republicans voting for impeachment when they finally get around to it and this is the way in which Stefanik also seemed interesting to me. I mean at least a phonic is one of the youngest members of Congress. She was a staffer for Josh Bolton. who was George W Bush's chief of staff says she very much comes out of the establishment Republican part of the Party and she's ambitious and you can look at someone like her and look in her behavior and see like what are the incentives right now? That are driving Republican Party. Do Do do the Republicans who are young and up and coming do they look at this and say we need to show that we were against against this to be viable in the future. Right the we think what is going to happen is going to look at his era. In American politics is a terrible mistake and those who stood against it are gonNA come out as more noble and more viable or is this trump's party it will remain trump's party and if you want to be viable in the future you have to show that you stood with the president when it mattered and it seems very clearly in heard in Stefani and others that you're seeing the latter case as their answer. Yeah I think definition -Ly these are people who want a career in republican politics or potentially in her case to continue with one down down the road and to do that in this day and age they have calculated that you have to defend Donald Trump. He is overwhelmingly popular among Republican primary voters and it is just simply. It's the standard choice if we do get somewhere down the road where there's been some sort of wholesale rejection of the trump presidency by the American public you know it's hard to imagine how that would completely transform sentiment among along the Republican voters who will continue to vote in Republican primaries and and You.
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Dayton. El paso walmart's entertainment districts churches like mother emmanuel ame in south carolina and they're killing american citizens. Mitch mcconnell needs to get it off his ass and do something people getting killed on the streets in america. Nobody's acting nobody. There's a bottleneck in the united states senate. The house is senate comprehensive background background. Check bill that supported by eighty to ninety percent of the american people. What the hell are we doing in the united states of america. I'm telling you people were fed up. We were here in dayton last night. There were tears and there was rage and there should be rage. <hes> the shooter managed to kill nine people in thirty seconds. The cops stopped optima within thirty seconds but he still managed to kill nine people because of the type of weapon he had an assault weapon and he's able to damage very quickly so there's a lot of things is that divide the democrats gun control is not one of them and <hes> in nancy pelosi deserves credit to immediately when they took charge they pass to <hes> piece of legislation which are completely completely uncontroversial supported by one sport by ninety four percent of americans other sport by eighty eight percent of americans. What else do you need. Overwhelming majorities of republicans support them so what what are they one is federal background checks so right now. You have to do a background check if you buy it in store but if you don't buy in a store well who cares you just go into a gun show. There's a giant loophole. You buy it anywhere you like in that sense and so people are like close loophole closed the goddamn loophole. Okay everyone agrees except the republican republican party in the senate blocked. It won't allow for a vote because they don't want to be embarrassed. <hes> voting in favor of massacres so mitch mcconnell just says no let damascus happen and and we just don't vote on it and i mean why are you opposed to the great majority of republican voters on this issue if you're not being bribed by the n._r._a. Because you it's not bribes. It's just campaign contributions for their for charity and for you know because they care about the american people if it's not a bribe. Why don't you with your own voters. Let alone all ninety four percent of the country. He blocks it. He blocks it but i have to add one thing. He keeps getting reelected so he keeps turning his back on his is very constituents. His voters what they want and they keep voting in back into office sees a reflection of us. All of these lawmakers are reflection of us j. No oh that one. I actually disagree with slightly quickest side. Look trump is a reflection of the republican party. They had a lot of choices and they chose the most reprehensible one mitch mcconnell and a lot of the republicans trick their voters with money. What is the money do they get the money from the i._r._a. And then they run ads they overwhelm <hes> sometimes democrats in their races with ads. You know what mitch mcconnell ran on to win election last time. He pretended to be in favor of kentucky's version of obamacare the same legislature's. He tried to kill dozens of times mitch. Mcconnell is a gigantic liar but he had enough sense to pretend to be a progressive so he could win an election election. But how did he trick people because he has money in politics. Is all that money number two. They run against soft. Ask democrats time and time again chuck schumer. The idiot could not pick a candidate. The date of his life depended on it every time he's like. Who's the softest who's the weakest who agrees with the republicans the most. Let's go without one right so that's partly why mitch mcconnell wins elections and the last one is the mainstream media oh. I don't know what a bribe. I can't tell so the n._r._a. Is given at least one point two six million dollars to mitch mcconnell. No real american believes that that's anything butter bribe. We understand that the supreme court legalized bribes in this country now you can give millions of dollars the politicians yeah but that's an obvious pride but the media won't say they won't say it. They won't say they have to protect our beloved goddamn mitch mcconnell because he's part of the establishment and they're in the same goddamn. Damn club say it. It's a goddamn bribe. So trump got thirty million dollars from an i._r._a. And we have a list of republicans who've gotten millions upon millions of dollars others to sell you out and block this legislation which brings me to the second legislation..
"republican party" Discussed on The Young Turks
"It. He thinks very fine people on that side so at that senate we're gonna get to him. Glorifying violence in just a second but there was a curious call for bipartisanship during his speeches well open wounds cannot heal if if we are divided we seek real bipartisan solutions we have to do that in a bi partisan manner so by lack of bipartisanship isn't an issue coming from the democrats in this case right democrats in the house by the way have already already passed gun control legislation. You wanna know where it stalled where there's a big bottleneck. It's with massacre mitch in the senate. He has blocked legislation. He won't even bring it to the floor for a vote. So you wanna talk about bipartisanship. Take a good hard. Look at your own house. Okay and ironically trump tweeted about how oh yeah we can do this. As long as we attach it to kind of anti-immigration quote unquote reform that i want the guy in el paso so shut people because he thought there was an immigrant invasion and your answer is to double down on that as a solution to the shootings. What kind of a monster sir does that. That's the real donald trump not the one going. I would like to do bipartisan solutions. Get you okay check. The house already passed federal little background checks. You're blocking. You said you'd veto it. So why don't you do the bipartisan thing that you claim what an unbelievable liar and let's take a quick look at where the american air can people stand where the voters stand and how the republican party incessantly turns its back on these voters so according to quinnipiac universal background checks ninety ninety four percent of americans support mandatory waiting periods to buy a gun so you can do a proper background check. Eighty-three percent of americans support that at gun licence requirement seventy seven percent of americans support that the vast majority of americans including republicans do support commonsense gun on legislation but mitch mcconnell will not bring that legislation to the floor for a vote and there's a specific reason why again he's accepting money from the n._r._a. So he has to to act as the n._r._a.'s puppet for him. That cold hard cash is way more important than saving. People's lives so with that said <hes>..
"republican party" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"You are are you there for saying that we're in a situation where some trade warring is called for and and doing it does not violate at the sort of conservative spirit protecting the United States interests. Which is what Donald Trump has over. And over said he wanted to do includes protecting our trade relationships. Yes. That is a conservative principle Jeff flake, and you're in your in your opponents opening statement, they were making the pragmatic argument for who can win for the Republican party next time around. And I think you and bread are conceding. It's very very likely that if the report it's plausible that the Republican party nominates Donald Trump they'll win, and they don't nominate Donald Trump. They're Democrats will win also sorry possible costs. Okay. I'll switch to possible. My question is is that a risk that you're willing to take? In other words, somebody else challenges him in a primary either weakens him, or or or an extraordinary circumstance replaces him, and he loses as a result of that. Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican party because of the principles that you're arguing you? Yes. Let me let me. Let me talk about a corollary here. In one thousand nine hundred four in California. Pete Wilson was the governor Republican governor he wanted a second term. There wasn't much excitement for a second term that that time so along came prop one eighty seven the measure that went hard at illegal immigration to deny benefits for illegal. So that's how it was cast as a way to gin up the Republican base and give people excited to come out and vote again for Pete Wilson it worked Pete Wilson. Got a second term is anybody. Remember anything that Pete Wilson was able to do in the second term in California that justified the fact that in the past quarter century now since Pete Wilson was governor or one that second term only Arnold Schwarzenegger who later switched parties and an insurance Commissioner have been elected as Republican stay..
"republican party" Discussed on 1A
"Dan a dichotomy very well but i also recognize i come from a community whereas my mom was addicted to crack cocaine and i lived in poverty for a great deal of time and i chose the become a republican because i believe in the values the traditional family values which after ruined more i'm not sure if it left for not um and also in terms of business in the taxation thosethose kenny issues as woods which wet appealed me to the party's so when these issues come up leah and anyone else is something and i feel that we must speak up that's the reason why we're here when i hear to say oh no republicans you know republicans are races and i and i respect and and and now the oval emily republicans are the gop this is not a racist party i know that a lot of the issues that occur in a republican party occur in a democratic party and sometimes even worse on the other side so with that being the case i recognize what it is gene on are you talking about issues are not strata letting her and the democratic party i wanna make sure when i make no fagan said yeah i wanna make sure when not making a false acquittal and see are you talking about issues of race to this extent that also occur in the democratic party because i urgently the absolute their absolutely is let's talk about even hiring how the they're so you should be more diversity we're talking about democrat but if you look in a senate you looking congress though senior level positions have been given in terms of black african americans had gone to uh republicans look speaker ryan said chief of staff who was a african american lifted tim scotch chief of staff who is an african american woman uh we can talk about a number pay inequality you see would democrats mitch in these issues is wait wedge issues but they do a lot of talk at a non alana action i'm not sure that's credible i mean if you look at for example supreme court and we can use only sort of my own mitch and affects think will not result actu will hold on a second i mean sonia sotomayor was appointed to the supreme court under barack obama neil gorsuch.
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"Hey there it's joshua thanks for listening to one a we're always trying to improve and there's really easy way you can help us out just take a short anonymous survey at npr dot org slash podcast survey fix a few minutes and you'll do as a huge favour at one a by filling in out tell us which you like what we could do better on line at npr dot org slash podcast survey thanks we asked you for some of your experiences as black conservatives with the republican party why you joined the party perhaps why you stay or even while you left here's onestorey that came to our inbox hi my name cristiano forty six ya black republican have been on republicans without is registered to vote at eighteen but lately it seems that the republican party has been very outspoken uh not supporting black people emigrants and encouraging statements like the ones that are made at eight pack against michael steele and that to me was the nail in the coffin i'm definitely changing my party affiliation i'm down sharply anti republican party until they changed their way christy appreciate your surender stories thanks very much for calling in lori is listening from athens vermont and laurie rights i am not black nor republican nor conservative but what i wanna ask your guest is or the republicans or or the conservatives if the republican party has abandoned people of color and they have under trump and true conservatives look at the budget is there still a place with them as conservatives geno what do you think i would say the one i am a republican i am also conservative vote interesting we know what one point this kinda stuck with me through this conversation them something and leage as mentioned about they're not be in any benefit to black republicans who choose to cana speak up on these issues in truthfully speaking what i've noticed is i get it from all sides that's democrats republicans black white and indifferent and truthfully speaking as we've been talking about these issues um and they give you kind of a just a brief bagra among south side chicago god was born arisen the south's outta chicago there's nobody in my family that really noone close in my family that's republican i had to deal with things that only white republic asian only listen in read about so i understand.