2020 Campaign is Going to Be UGLY


let’s talk
about the 2020 election and what my approach is going to be because we’re quickly getting
into the 2020 election in earnest and this is going to be, I believe, an uglier election
than we have maybe ever seen in the modern political era. I’ll tell you how and why that’s going to
manifest the, let’s set it up. It’s January 2nd. The first votes in the democratic primary
are coming up in just a month. We have debate number seven for the democratic
candidates in a couple of weeks. Donald Trump is increasingly starting to campaign
for reelection in a serious manner. As serious as he does it. This is going to be an ugly election in ways
that may differ from past ugliness. So think back to the Clinton days, there was
an attempt, um, pretty late in the 20, in the 1992 election to attack bill Clinton by
publicizing a supposedly black loved child that bill Clinton had. If you watch the documentary, the war room,
which is an excellent documentary, you see bill Clinton’s advisers at the time, James
Carville, strategists, advisors, advisors, James Carville and George Stephanopoulos deal
with this possible smear about bill Clinton with a black loved child in real time. And that was very ugly in its own way. Um, in the 20 2008 campaign, the extreme racism
that we saw against Barack Obama. So there has been ugliness. 2016 was very ugly in its own way, but if
you thought that the Hillary has Parkinson’s conspiracy theories were ugly. If you thought Trump making fun of how candidates
look was ugly. If you thought Trump attacking Megan Kelly
about a bloody, you know what was ugly? Just wait until the 2020 election ramps up. There’s a really good piece by a conservative
Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles times about this, and even if you don’t agree with Jonah
Goldberg’s politics or his analysis of candidates, which I don’t, he astutely points out that
Donald Trump in 2016 had nothing to lose. He didn’t think he was going to be the nominee. He was already planning on what to do once
he lost the nomination, how to capitalize on maybe coming in a respectable second or
third place. Donald Trump is now the incumbent, and even
if he didn’t want this thing to begin with, he does not want to lose, and he is an impeached
president, which is driving him absolutely up a wall. We’ll talk about that a little bit later. Being president does not at all seem to have
matured. Donald Trump, if anything, he’s more childish
and unhinged than ever. And then you add to this a bunch of different
things add to this that um, he has this fragile cognitive state in which he finds himself
or an emotional imbalance or whatever it is. Something there adds on to the 2016 Trump
that we saw add to this, that in 2016, Donald Trump did not have the right wing media, uh,
supporting him all along. Remember that they eventually came to support
Donald Trump, but early in the 2016, uh, D a Republican primary really even in 2015,
Fox news was not with Donald Trump. A lot of that right wing apparatus that now
basically is with Trump, at least for now, they were not with them in 2016. So he has the benefit of that, which means
he will be able to get away with even more knowing that that right wing media apparatus
is going to defend them. Now that may change. I said it’s possible Fox would abandoned Trump
in 2020. Hypothetically. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen
unless that changes. We expect that the support is going to continue. This will further enable Donald Trump. Add to that Donald Trump’s friendship with
tabloid propagandists, David pepper pecker rather, which gives Trump more resources and
wherewithal to publish and push really horrible attacks on whoever is the eventual democratic
nominee. Over my vacation last week, I had the opportunity
to read almost all of Ronan Farrow’s book catch and kill, and that is another recipe
for a campaign that will reach levels of ugly that we have not seen before in his piece. Jonah Goldberg is already citing two early
examples of the type of campaign that this will be saying. Quote, first on Friday night, the president
retweeted and then deleted a post naming the whistleblower in the Ukraine affair. If candidate Trump had done something like
that, criticism from the right would have been deafening. Then on Sunday night at an event in Milford,
New Hampshire, the famously tactile Biden was greeted by a handful of protesters. Don’t touch kids. You pervert. One man who claims not to be a Trump supporter. Shouted a woman started a bar, a brief chat
of quid pro Joe. If you live in a swing state, it is going
to be even extra kooky, crazy ugly in 2020 if you live in a red state, a lot of that
ugliness is probably already infected like a virus. Many of your friends and neighbors and you’re
already in the thick of it and probably have been for the last year or a year and a half. One thing I’m looking at doing for myself,
for my own sanity, and I know that some people have noticed this, I’ve gotten emails from
people saying, David, I’m seeing you sort of pull back on social media. I’m looking at how much more can I pull back
on social media without losing touch with the audience, without losing touch with, you
know, the usefulness of those tools to an end up independent media show like this one
because it’s just too toxic. And I know lots of you have been feeling this
for awhile. Uh, I talked about this with Joe Rogan last
June when I was on his program. Let me know what you think. Let me know what you were planning on doing
when it comes to, it’s not just the ugliness that we’re expecting, but it’s also the even
bigger effect of these algorithmic echo chambers that are created and perpetuated on social
media. I want to hear from you. Leave a reply. If you’re watching on YouTube, send me a tweet
at deep Pacman. Otherwise, and make sure to follow both at
D Pacman and David Pakman show on Twitter. I want to hear from you. We’ll probably follow up tomorrow or early
next week about that.

DEMS: Will You Vote for Biden If He’s the Nominee?


A few interesting. Uh, it’s interesting how the dynamics on the
David Pakman show sub Reddit have sort of been shifting over the last few months. We have more moderators. I think the sub Reddit is now over 16,000,
uh, of our viewers and listeners participating. But the tone and tenor has changed in a lot
of ways and it seems to be getting more pragmatic in some sense. A few interesting posts I found this morning,
uh, at David pakman.com/reddit that I want to point out to you. One is from a user named, Hey, they’re 91
who says, will you vote for Joe Biden if he is the nominee? Um, presumably this is a question for democratic
party voters who may be supporting someone other than Joe Biden in the primary, in their
state. And, uh, I, my instinct and I actually want
to hear from the audience about this, my instinct is that most democratic primary voters understand
that if you fell for the idea in 2016, that if it’s not Bernie, who cares if it’s Hillary
or, or, or, or Trump. That was a disastrous point of view. And now that we see the effect that Donald
Trump has, uh, has had and will have on geopolitical alliances long after he’s out of the white
house, when we see the number of judges, not just to the Supreme court, but importantly
to lower courts, uh, and how Donald Trump will have a multigenerational impact as a
result of that. I hope anybody who thought Hillary or Trump,
it’s sort of the same if it’s not Bernie. I hope you’ve all been dizzy disabused of
that notion over the last few years. I know, I certainly have, I am not going to
be voting for Joe Biden in the democratic primary. I know that Joe Biden recently said he would
consider a Republican as a running mate. That’s bonkers to me at this point in time. Um, but if it’s Biden versus Trump, I’m going
to vote for Biden. The judges that Joe Biden would select would
be a far cry from those that Donald Trump has selected. The way Joe Biden would be respected around
the world, even if it’s not what I would like. It’s not the ideal. It’s night and day compared to Donald Trump. So if Biden is the nominee, I will be supporting
him over Donald Trump. I want to hear from you where, where is your
head? Uh, on this another post, uh, by a user named
posse Comitatus who said, Andrew Yang’s suppose it’s support for Medicare for all has become
more dubious after his more detailed proposal has come out. I read quite a bit about this, um, uh, over
the last 24 hours and I am struggling with Andrew Yang’s position on healthcare. Now, as many of you know, Andrew Yang granted
me, it’s either two or three interviews. He’s been on the program since he’s gotten
bigger and more well known. They’ve just been ignoring our requests for
an interview. I want Andrew Yang to come back on the program. So we could talk about this. I have questions about his healthcare plan. He had said he has used the term Medicare
for all, but also put out a plan that does not describe anything approaching Medicare
for all. I want him back on the program. I would like him back on the program to talk
about his VAT tax and the way that it would, uh, specifically be targeted, targeted so-called
luxury goods, uh, to not be a regressive tax. I have a lot of things I want to talk to him
about. I understand a lot of people want him back
on the show. They are ignoring us and listen, I understand
he’s getting on the Ellen show now. We are small potatoes compared to that. Um, but I think there would be value in him
coming back on and answering these questions. So if you want to respectfully ask him and
his staffers to get them back on the show, he’s welcome. Anytime I have questions about the health
care plan and many other things I would love to discuss with Andrew Yang. Uh, lastly, a user named nug Wrangler posted
to the subreddit debate was David Abata during the elevator incident. So on the bonus show on Monday, I told a story
of something that happened in an elevator at Paris, Charlotte Charles de Gaulle airport
on Sunday when I was flying back from Paris. And this has created a rift in the David Pakman
show community. Was I an alpha Chad VI by virtue of how I
handled the situation or was I a beta? And nug Wrangler says, I contend that David
did not tuck and run a beta would have actually stayed. I argue that David acted like a Chad strutting
through the elevator, the full elevator, all the way from the back whilst being weighed
down by pounds of luggage. I believe my behavior in the Charles de Gaulle
airport elevator, it was alpha. I do. And if this is at all interesting to you,
become a member and then listen to the December 30th bonus show and judge for yourself. Join the discussion is more than 16,000 of
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Impeachment Hearings & Debates Matter: We’re Covering Them


Okay. We have a super busy week this week
and I just want to let everybody know what we have that we are doing in case you want
to participate because we don’t normally do this much stuff. So we have a full week this week of shows
and bonus shows. So we’ve got the hour show and the 15 minute bonus show Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. We do have impeachment inquiry hearings live with my commentary and
the way that we’ve been doing it is a to schedule the filming of the show to accommodate the
impeachment inquiry hearings. And uh, it should not affect the time that the program, the
daily program is released. So today we streamed on YouTube, youtube.com/the David Pakman show
hours of impeachment hearings, Lieutenant Colonel Veneman, uh, and many other witnesses
today. Tomorrow, Wednesday, we again have more impeachment inquiry hearings, which we
will be streaming live. It could be another six hours. Join us at youtube.com/the David
Pakman show. Tomorrow we will have Gordon Sunland at 9:00 AM, which will be a really
big deal, and then the afternoon session 2:30 PM Eastern time. Wednesday we’ll hear from
Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense and David Hale, the under secretary
of state. They will testify that’s on YouTube. Then
we get to Wednesday night, Wednesday night, we have a democratic presidential debate.
It will be moderated by a Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker.
We will have that live on Twitch at twitch.tv/david Pakman. Probably. We’ll kick it off like a
half hour early and then potentially we’ll take some phone calls after and then Thursday
we have more impeachment inquiry hearings. 9:00 AM we are going to carry the hearing
on the YouTube channel with Theona Hill. Fiona Hill is the former senior director for Europe
and Russia at the national security council and also David Holmes, who’s political counselor
at the U S embassy in Kiev or Kieve as it is now, predominantly pronounced, at least
during the impeachment hearings. That’ll be at youtube.com/the David Pakman show. So it
is a major week. It’s like more than double over time, but it’s okay because this is important
stuff. I think it’s important to carry it and we’re going to be doing it in addition
to all of the news of the day on the regular broadcast. Next week we will have a short week. It’s
going to be because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, that’s it. And
then Thursday, Friday next week will be, we will be off. So that is basically the game
plan. Um, and uh, we will continue covering important events I think from, basically I
was talking to some other hosts. It’s actually really interesting what’s going on in progressive
left media right now. The host I talked to, which don’t really include people from, from
certain wings of the left, but the hosts I talked to that are uh, uh, you know, some
of the prominent left people we all are basically prepared for. This is going to be an absolutely
insane year now, 300 and what a 12, 17, 350, 348 or so days up until the election. We anticipate
that it’s going to be debates, hearings. We’ve got the state of the union, which we will
of course carry live early in the new year. So it is going to be broadcast show consistently.
And uh, of course a lot of these live events and somewhere in there we have to sneak in
one of our famous six month vacations, which everybody seems to be very, very angry about.
No, I’m kidding. But we will of course have a time off in there. So thanks to everybody
who’s been participating in the live streams. I wish all media outlets were covering all
of this stuff, but even when they do, sometimes the commentary is, is not the best. So we’re
glad to do it. It’s all available free. There’s no pitch here. There’s no ask for money on
the YouTube channel. youtube.com/the David Pakman show. Subscribe there for the impeachment
hearings, the Twitch channel, twitch.tv/david Pakman for the debate tomorrow night and many
other things upcoming.

How Warren’s Rivals Attacked at The Debate | NYTimes


“How tired are you
at this moment?” “It was a long night. It was a long night.” “The CNN-New York Times
Democratic Presidential Debate will feature the
largest field of presidential candidates ever on one stage.” “So if you could describe
the debate in an emoji, what would the emoji be?” “It probably would be
Elizabeth Warren’s, like, eyes — an emoji that just has your
eyes getting wider and wider and wider as you realize,
oh, they’re coming after me.” “I want to give a reality
check here to Elizabeth.” “A yes-or-no
question that didn’t get a yes-or-no answer.” “I was surprised to hear that
you did not agree with me.” “Tonight’s debate showed
Elizabeth Warren is now clearly one of 2
front-runners.” “I have made clear what
my principles are here.” “And you saw that
with so many Democrats deciding to take her on.” “Can you walk us through this
very interesting exchange Biden and Warren had there?” “And I went on the
floor and got you votes. I got votes for that bill.” “When this exchange happened,
I wrote to a colleague and said, that’s the
moment of the night. When he said —” “I’m going to say something
that is probably going to offend some people here. But I’m the only one on
this stage that has gotten anything really big done.” “She went and went to one of
her signature achievements, which was helping create the
Consumer Financial Protection Board. And then Biden, sort
of strangely, I think, felt the need to
keep it going, like he really wanted to
get into this with Warren. Yeah, Joe Biden just
had a hard time being relevant in this debate. And so he got very hot,
as if either, you know, he had to help this lady out
or she owed him something.” “Senator Warren, do
you want to respond?” “You could sort of see she
took a little bit of time to decide how she
was just going to lower the boom on him.” “I am deeply grateful
to President Obama.” “And then she did it by
basically giving a shout out to President Obama and no
mention at all of Joe Biden. And then Joe Biden just
could not let it go. He felt the need
to make that line.” “But understand —” “You did a hell of
a job in your job.” “Thank you.” “Boy, like Twitter just went [gestures], you know, a lot of people just
found it a very patronizing, condescending remark
about a female leader.” “Look, this is why people
here in the Midwest are so frustrated with
Washington in general.” “Mayor Pete decided to come
and go against his biggest rival in the Iowa caucuses. He decided to come in and turn
to her in a way he’s never done before and take
her on directly, look at her in the
face, and really lay out a case for how she was
avoiding the question about whether she’d raise
middle-class taxes to pay for ‘Medicare for all.’ Interesting, Elizabeth
Warren did not look at him. She has a real habit,
when her opponents are going after her, of not
looking at them in the eye. She doesn’t turn
and address them when she’s giving
her pushback. She’s always trying to make
her case to the voters. Any kind of attack on a
rival is usually rehearsed. So I’m sure that Pete
Buttigieg figured out ahead of time what his
75-second hit was going to be on Elizabeth Warren.” “Your signature, Senator,
is to have a plan for everything, except this. No plan has been
laid out to explain how a multi-trillion dollar
hole in this ‘Medicare for all’ plan that Senator
Warren is putting forward is supposed to get filled in.” “And that was it. He delivered it. And you know, Warren,
she didn’t quite do this. But you know, she
sort of said, look —” “We can pay for this. I’ve laid out the
basic principles. Costs are going to go up
for the wealthy.” “And sometimes I think
that Senator Warren is more focused on being
punitive or pitting some part of the country
against the other.” “No question Beto O’Rourke had
one of most memorable lines of the night when he called
Elizabeth Warren ‘punitive.’ He was sort of going there
and applying an adjective to her persona
and her message. Remember, it’s four months
before the Iowa caucuses. And the candidates who
are going to fall, it’s not often going to
be from a knockout punch. It’s going to be
death by a thousand cuts. And if any of these
candidates are going to beat
Elizabeth Warren, it’s going to be by using
lines like ‘punitive’ that, you know, start
reinforcing some discomfort that you might have with her. So that’s just, like,
one cut of a line that Beto was really
trying to hammer home.” “Costs will go up
for the wealthy. They will go up for
big corporations. And for middle-class
families, they will go down —” “Elizabeth Warren wants to
use these debates basically to just keep hammering
home her message to voters. She doesn’t want to get into
fights with her rivals.” “But the way —” “Join me in saying that
his Twitter account should be shut down.” “No. Let’s figure out —” “No?” “… why it is that we have
had laws on the books —” “She can’t just be bringing
her case to voters because a lot of voters
are pretty suspicious of that case, suspicious
that she has left-wing ideas. And she needs to be engaging
directly with her rivals in order to show that
she can beat them.” “Is the field getting
whittled down at all?” “Not really.” “Do you wish it would?” “No. No, I love these debates. I think they’re
super interesting. I used to write about theater. I was, like, the
Broadway reporter at The Times for years. And I love this stuff. The stagecraft
is fascinating — the people who learn their
lines and can deliver them incredibly well. And then people
who learn their lines, and they look
like bad actors.”

Jimmy Fallon Sings Advice to Democratic Candidates: "Don't Become a Meme"



All through the debate, the number-one trend on Twitter
was "memes." Yeah, people were memeing
everything in the debate. It's actually a great lesson
for the candidates. Everything you do or say
can become a meme, so you gotta be careful. Uh, let me explain. Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪ When you're runnin'
for the White House ♪ ♪ And you want to get ahead ♪ ♪ You gotta get attention ♪ ♪ Or else your campaign's dead ♪ ♪ Iowa, New Hampshire ♪ ♪ It's always been your dream ♪ ♪ And it might work out ♪ ♪ Just don't become a meme ♪ ♪ Don't become a meme ♪ ♪ You gotta keep
your image clean ♪ ♪ Don't become a meme ♪ ♪ Some things can't be unseen ♪ ♪ Don't elbow your wife ♪ ♪ Don't scream for your life ♪ -Byah! -♪ Don't fall off your chair ♪ ♪ Eat a corn dog at the fair ♪ ♪ Don't try to high-five ♪ ♪ Don't drink water live ♪ ♪ Don't open your jaws ♪ ♪ Don't ask for applause ♪ -Please clap. [ Applause ] -♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Don't you know that ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ Roots, help me out. -♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ -Come on, now! -♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ -Harmonize. Here we go. -♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ ♪ Everything you do
ends up on YouTube ♪ -♪ And if you wanna be sure ♪ ♪ That your supporters
do not vanish ♪ ♪ Keep this in your head ♪ ♪ Don't ever try to speak
Spanish if you don't know how ♪ -El hombre del peluquin. [ Laughter ] -[ Singing in Spanish ] ♪♪ ♪ Don't become a meme ♪ ♪ Don't become a m-e-e-e-eme ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Thank you, Roots. Give it up
for The Roots right there.

Watch Highlights From Round 1 Of The First Democratic Debate | NBC News



secretary Castro if you were president today oh yeah what would you specifically do thank you very much plus say I'm very proud that in April I became the first candidate to put forward a comprehensive immigration plan and we saw those images watching that image of Voskhod and his daughter Valeria is heartbreaking it should also piss us all off the reason that they're separating these little children from their families is that they're using section 1325 of that act which criminalizes coming across the border to incarcerate the press the parents and then separate them some of us on this stage have called to end that section to terminate it some like congressman O'Rourke have not and I want to challenge all of the candidates to do that I just think it's a mistake Beth oh I think it's a mistake and I think that that if you truly want to change the system then we got to repeal that section if not thank you then it might as well say the same closely you said recently that the reason you didn't want to repeal section 1325 was because you were concerned about human trafficking and and drug trafficking but let me tell you what section 18 Saigon Title 18 of the u.s. code title 21 and title 22 already covered even travel smuggler this year the therapy if you did your homework on this these are you know that we should yield this technisches for all the American citizens out there who feel you're falling behind to feel the American Dreams not working for you the immigrants didn't do that to you the big corporation the 1% give that to you who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan just to show hands start out with look at the business model of an insurance company it's to bring in as many dollars as they can in premiums and pay out as few dollars as possible for your health care there are a lot of politicians who say oh it's just not possible we just can't do it have a lot of political reasons for this what they're really telling you is they just won't fight for it well health care is a basic human right and I will fight for basic rights should not be an option in the United States of America for any insurance company to deny woman coverage for their exercise of their right of choice and I am the only candidate here who has passed a law protecting a woman's right a reproductive health and health insurance and I'm the only candidate who has passed a public option I just want to say there's three women up here that have fought pretty hard for a woman's right to choose I'll start with that if the control room yeah if the if the control room can turn off the lights of our previous moderators we will guess what guys the American people deserve a president who will put your interests ahead of the rich and powerful that's not what we have right now when you've got a government when you've got an economy that does great for those with money and isn't doing great for everyone else that is corruption pure and simple we need to call it out we need to attack it head-on I think I'm the only one I hope I'm the only one on this panel here that had seven people shot in their neighborhood just last week someone I knew shahad Smith was killed with an assault rifle at the top of my block last year for millions of Americans this is not a policy issue this is an urgency and for those who have not been directly affected if you're tired of living in a country where their kids go to school to learn about reading writing and arithmetic and how to deal with an active shooter in their school we can't treat this is it across the board problem we have to treat it like a public health emergency that means bring data to bear and it means no real change in this country victory whether it's politically popular or not when we weren't in there they started flying planes into our buildings so I'm just saying right now and yeah I'm gonna tack us on 9/11 outside of it well I all say that on the sky 9/11 why I and so many as people playing the military to go after al Qaeda the Taliban the Turkish up times was protecting those people who are plotting against us I just don't want to be your president to be 25 I want to be your president to do the job this is not about me this is about getting America working again thank you

Big Democrats Face Off in Second Round of Debates



there's at least one thing all these faces can agree on taking down this gun when hands but this week on the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate ahead of the 2020 race the nine candidates taking stage might also take aim at this guy [Applause] the single most important thing we have accomplished to get this done the single most important thing we have to accomplish his defeat Donald Trump former Vice President Joe Biden is seen as the front-runner among the 20 Democratic presidential candidates half debating Wednesday half Thursday his rivals will have to walk a fine balance trying to distance themselves from Biden and criticizing his policies while not being overly critical of a popular vice president and Democratic figure his closest contender according to the polls is senator Bernie Sanders who this week presented his latest proposal bottom line is punishing people for getting a higher education it is time to hit the reset Bernie and Biden served together in the Senate but are often described as polar opposites Bernie attacking Biden for his positions on free trade deals and voting for the Iraq war another critical voice is that of Kamla Harris who blasted Biden for his remarks and segregationist senators her focus is to go after paid disparities then there's mayor Pete standing firmly in the Christian left 37 years old openly gay and quick to rise in the polls Pete Buddha judge wants to end the electoral college the force is changing our country today our tectonic forces that help to explain what made this current presidency even possible that's why this time it's not just about winning an election it's about winning an era also skyrocketing in the polls is Elizabeth Warren who took center stage in the debate Wednesday as the candidates fight President Trump and each other America is watching but there's still a long way to the primaries bianca's and Nene I 24 News