Varney: Bloomberg violated first rule of politics


ALL RIGHT.
EVERYONE, NOW THIS. EVERYONE, NOW THIS.
>>>FIRST RULE OF POLITICS,>>>FIRST RULE OF POLITICS,
DON’T INSULT LARGE CHUNKS OF THE DON’T INSULT LARGE CHUNKS OF THE
ELECTORATE. ELECTORATE.
DO NOT TALK DOWN TO VOTERS. DO NOT TALK DOWN TO VOTERS.
HILLARY CLINTON LEARNED THAT HILLARY CLINTON LEARNED THAT
LESSON THE HARD WAY. LESSON THE HARD WAY.
REMEMBER THE DEPLORABLES SPEECH? REMEMBER THE DEPLORABLES SPEECH?
MIKE BLOOMBERG IS ABOUT TO LEARN MIKE BLOOMBERG IS ABOUT TO LEARN
THE SAME LESSON. THE SAME LESSON.
IN 2016 HE SAID, FARMING AND IN 2016 HE SAID, FARMING AND
FACTORY WORK DO NOT REQUIRE MUCH FACTORY WORK DO NOT REQUIRE MUCH
GUY MATTER. GUY MATTER.
CLASSIC ELITISM. CLASSIC ELITISM.
HE SAID HE COULD TEACH ANYONE TO HE SAID HE COULD TEACH ANYONE TO
BE A FARMER. BE A FARMER.
QUOTE, YOU DIG A HOLE, YOU PUT QUOTE, YOU DIG A HOLE, YOU PUT
SEED IN, YOU PUT DIRT ON TOP, SEED IN, YOU PUT DIRT ON TOP,
ADD WATER, UP COMES THE CORN. ADD WATER, UP COMES THE CORN.
I WOULD SAY THAT IS RATHER I WOULD SAY THAT IS RATHER
DISMISSIVE, AND THEN SOME. DISMISSIVE, AND THEN SOME.
IN 2011, HE IS ON TAPE SAYING IN 2011, HE IS ON TAPE SAYING
BLACK AND LATINO MALES, DON’T, BLACK AND LATINO MALES, DON’T,
QUOTE, KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE QUOTE, KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE
WORKPLACE. WORKPLACE.
THAT IS NOT GOING DOWN WELL WITH THAT IS NOT GOING DOWN WELL WITH
A KEY PART OF THE DEMOCRAT BASE A KEY PART OF THE DEMOCRAT BASE
NOW, IS IT? NOW, IS IT?
HE SAID ALL OF THAT BEFORE HE HE SAID ALL OF THAT BEFORE HE
WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.
BUT IN POLITICS THESE DAYS, BUT IN POLITICS THESE DAYS,
EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SAID EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SAID
CAN BE AND WILL BE DUG UP AND CAN BE AND WILL BE DUG UP AND
USED AGAINST YOU. USED AGAINST YOU.
NOW BLOOMBERG IS 77. NOW BLOOMBERG IS 77.
HE HAS BEEN IN PUBLIC LIFE FOR A HE HAS BEEN IN PUBLIC LIFE FOR A
GENERATION. GENERATION.
THAT IS A LOT TO GO AT. THAT IS A LOT TO GO AT.
HIS COMMENTS WILL AFFECT THE HIS COMMENTS WILL AFFECT THE
ELECTION. ELECTION.
FIRST HE WILL FURTHER SPLIT THE FIRST HE WILL FURTHER SPLIT THE
DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS.
THERE IS NO WAY THE SOCIALISTS THERE IS NO WAY THE SOCIALISTS
WILL IGNORE HIS DISMISSAL OF WILL IGNORE HIS DISMISSAL OF
WHAT BERNIE SANDERS CALLS THE WHAT BERNIE SANDERS CALLS THE
WORKING CLASS. WORKING CLASS.
IF BLOOMBERG WINS THE NOMINATION IF BLOOMBERG WINS THE NOMINATION
IT IS HARD TO SEE HIM HEALING IT IS HARD TO SEE HIM HEALING
THE DIVISION HE MADE WORSE. THE DIVISION HE MADE WORSE.
THE 60 BILLION-DOLLAR MAN TRIES THE 60 BILLION-DOLLAR MAN TRIES
TO BUY THE NOMINATION WHILE TO BUY THE NOMINATION WHILE
LOOKING DOWN ON BLUE COLLARS? LOOKING DOWN ON BLUE COLLARS?
THE COASTAL ELITES ARE RUNNING THE COASTAL ELITES ARE RUNNING
AWAY WITH THE PARTY BUT WHO IS AWAY WITH THE PARTY BUT WHO IS
FOLLOWING THEM? FOLLOWING THEM?
AND THIRD, BLOOMBERG IS AND THIRD, BLOOMBERG IS
SOLIDIFYING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SOLIDIFYING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
BASE. BASE.
IT IS A GIFT. IT IS A GIFT.
DON’T LOOK DOWN ON TRUMP PEOPLE. DON’T LOOK DOWN ON TRUMP PEOPLE.
THEY REALLY DON’T LIKE IT. THEY REALLY DON’T LIKE IT.
THE NEWS OWN BLOOMBERG TODAY IS THE NEWS OWN BLOOMBERG TODAY IS
THAT HE IS GOING TO BE IN THE THAT HE IS GOING TO BE IN THE
LAS VEGAS DEBATE TOMORROW. LAS VEGAS DEBATE TOMORROW.
THERE YOU HAVE IT. THERE YOU HAVE IT.
THE DEBATE STAGE WILL SHOW THE THE DEBATE STAGE WILL SHOW THE
DEMOCRAT SPLIT, SHOWING THE DEMOCRAT SPLIT, SHOWING THE
60 BILLION-DOLLAR MAN BUYING THE 60 BILLION-DOLLAR MAN BUYING THE
NOMINATION AND THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION AND THE DEMOCRATIC
ESTABLISHMENT WRINGING ITS HANDS

The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes


You may think you know exactly what race you
are, but how would you prove it if somebody disagreed with you? The fact is, even though
race drives a lot of social and political outcomes, race isn’t real. One of the first
people to attempt to categorize humans according to race was a german scientist in around 1776.
He came up with 5 different groups according to physical appearance and geographic origin
of their ancestors. American’s of European descent eagerly bought into this type of thinking
around the same time. Some historians have said the idea that there are different races
helped them resolve the contradiction between a natural right to freedom and the fact of
slavery. If whites were their own distinct category, then they could feel a lot better
about denying freedom to people who they labeled black and decided were fundamentally different.
But as political priorities change, definitions of race in America adjust right along with
them. For example, if were of Mexican birth or ancestry in the United States in 1929,
you were considered white. Then, the 1930 census changed that to non-white to limit
immigration. Later, when the US needed to increase its labor force during World War
II, these people were switched back to white. And what it took to be “black” once varied
so widely throughout the country, from one quarter, to one sixteenth, to the infamous
“One drop” of African ancestry, that people could actually change races just by crossing
state lines. Then, suddenly, in 2000, the government decided that Americans could be
more than one race and added a multi-racial category to the census. This has left many
Americans scratching their heads when it comes to selecting who they are. As many as 6.2%
of census respondents selected “Some other race” in the 2010 survey. The idea that someone
might look one way, and identify another way, or that they might be really hard to place
in a racial category, is not new. This is why there was a public debate about whether
MSNBC’s Karen Finney could say she was black, or how we can’t even agree on the racial label
assigned to the President of the United States. Of course many people feel their racial identity
is very clear and very permanent, but the fact that some people have changed theres,
and that nobody can really argue with them, shows how shaky the very idea of race is.
This is all because there isn’t a race chromosome in our DNA that people can point to. It simply
doesn’t exist. When the medical community links race to health outcomes, it’s really
just using race as a substitute for other factors, such as where your ancestors came
from, or the experiences of people who may have been put in the same racial group as
you. Dorothy Roberts explains that sickle-cell anemia is a prime example of this. The disease
is linked to areas with high rates of malaria, which includes some parts of Europe and Asia
in addition to Africa. It’s not actually about race at all. This of course does not mean
that the concept of race isn’t hugely important in our lives. The racial categories to which
we’re assigned can determine real life experiences, they can drive political outcomes, and they
can even make the difference between life and death. But understanding that racial categories
are made up can give us an important perspective on where racism came from in the first place.