Democratic Party Smears Progressive, Backs Former Republican


TEXAS HAS A REALLY INTERESTING
RACE IN THE 21ST DISTRICT. MIGHTY MARY WILSON IS A
CANDIDATE THERE AND NOBODY TOOK HER SERIOUSLY BECAUSE SHE WAS A
LITTLE OLD GRANDMA AND DIDN’T HAVE MUCH MONEY. SHE WAS RUNNING UP AGAINST SOME
PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS MONEY INCLUDING AN ESTABLISHMENT
CANDIDATE THAT YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO FIND OUT. IF SOMEONE DOES NOT HAVE 50%, THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS MOVE
OUT OF THE SECOND ROUND. THERE WAS ALSO A JUSTICE
DEMOCRAT IN THAT RACE, HE CAME IN THIRD. I WAS FOR HIM BECAUSE JUSTICE
DEMOCRATS I KNOW ARE UNCORRUPTED AND THEY DON’T TAKE
CORPORATE PAC MONEY. THE MIGHT MARY WILSON BEAT HIM AND SHE BEAT
EVERYONE ELSE AS WELL. SO NOW THE ESTABLISHMENT HAS LAUNCHED A
TERRIBLE ATTACK AGAINST HER. THIS ELECTION IS TONIGHT. BY THE TIME SOME OF YOU WATCH
THIS IT MIGHT ALREADY BE OVER ONCE I TELL YOU WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE YOU CAN GET A
CLEAR SENSE OF WHO YOU WILL BE ROOTING FOR. THOSE OF YOU WATCHING LIVE RIGHT
NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED ñ (LOST AUDIO )ñ WE ALREADY TOLD YOU THE RESULTS
BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE NUMBERS. THEY ARE HAVING THE RUNOFF
TONIGHT SO WE WILL SEE WHO WINS OVERALL BUT HE COULD
NOT BEAT HER. HE OUTSPENT HER. EVEN AT $600,000 IT IS A 15 TO 1
ADVANTAGE AT LEAST. AND HE STILL COULDN’T BEAT HER SO THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEN CALLS MARY WILSON. ONE OF THE ISSUES WITH
KOPSER IS HE WAS A REPUBLICAN. HE IS A FAN OF REAGAN. WHEN I WAS A KID I WAS A FAN OF
REAGAN BUT THEN I GREW UP. HE SAYS I CHANGED AND VOTED FOR
THE DEMOCRATS FOR A LONG TIME AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF
ISSUES WITH THAT. THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH HIM
VOTING IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES. HE WAS ON CNN IN 2016, NOT 1986,
AS A REPUBLICAN WHO OPPOSED THE DONALD TRUMP. HE SAYS IT WAS NOT A FAIR
CHARACTERIZATION OF MY POSITION JUST TWO YEARS AGO. AND BESIDES WISH DO WE DISAGREE
ON THE POLICIES? NOT REALLY. THE INTERCEPT LOOKED INTO IT AND
THEY FOUND THAT THEY DO DISAGREE. YOU THINK HE IS EVEN GOING TO
FIGHT FOR THAT? SHE IS FOR TUITION FREE COLLEGE
TO ALL YOUR KIDS CAN HAVE EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY. WHEN HE WAS GIVING A SPEECH
DURING THIS CAMPAIGN HE TALKED ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO SECURE
THE BORDER BETWEEN US AND MEXICO. AND SOMEBODY IN THE AUDIENCE
SAID ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TICKET? HE’S GOING TO BE
AGGRESSIVE AND FIGHT FOR YOU GUYS IF YOU VOTE FOR HIM. THIS IS WHAT HE BRAGS ABOUT. I BELIEVE THAT OBAMA TRIED
MODERATION IN CONVERSATION. HOW DID THAT TURN OUT. LET’S JUST AGREE TO WHAT
HE SAYS. THIS IS THEIR STRATEGY STILL. DO KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? I’M
JUST GOING TO SURRENDER TO REPUBLICANS AND BE A MODERATE BY
VOTING REPUBLICANS WHATEVER THEY NEED MY VOTE. AND WHENEVER THEY DON’T I WILL
PRETEND TO BE PROGRESSIVE. THIS REMINDS ME OF BRENT WELDERS
APPOINTMENT IN KANSAS THIRD DISTRICT, ANOTHER JUSTICE
DEMOCRAT. HIS OPPONENTS SLOGANS ARE
LEADING FROM THE MIDDLE AND THE COURAGE TO COMPROMISE. THAT TELLS YOU THESE GUYS WILL
NEVER FIGHT FOR YOU. EVEN IF YOU SAY ON POLICIES I AM
NOT THAT PROGRESSIVE OR YOU SOMEHOW LIKE THIS GUY, GOD
BLESS YOUR HEART. DO YOU THINK THAT ONCE HE GETS
INTO OFFICE HE WILL VOTE WITH YOU ON THESE POLICIES? IF HIS
ANSWER IS COMPROMISE ON MODERATION IT IS NOT GOING TO WORK. DO YOU THINK THAT DRIVES
PEOPLE TO THE POLLS? WE ARE
NOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE WORST PART. IT TURNS OUT HIS ORGANIZATION
DID WHAT IS KNOWN AS A PUSH POLL. AND THE LOCAL TEXAS PAPERS
COVERED IT. HOW DID THEY FRAME IT FOR HIM
AND MARY WILSON? THEY FRAMED HIM POSITIVELY. THEY EXPLAIN ñ THEY DO A
GLOWING ASSESSMENT OF HIM. THEY ARE THE ONES DOING THE
POLL, SO IT IS OKAY. I GET IT. WHEN HE CAME TO WILSON
THE POPE PROFILED HER AS A LESBIAN MINISTER AND ASKED IF
DEMOCRATS SHOULD VOTE FOR HER IN THE RUNOFF WHETHER THEY THINK
SHE CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER. WHY DID YOU DO THAT? NOW YOU
EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE NOT A REPUBLICAN AND THAT
YOU ARE PROGRESSIVE AND YOUR POSITIONS ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT THAN MARY WILSON’S, BUT YOU ARE
A PUSH POLL ASKING PEOPLE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO VOTE FOR THE LESBIAN? THESE ESTABLISHMENT
GUYS SO OFTEN PLAY IDENTITY POLITICS. SOMEONE TWEETED YESTERDAY TO ME
THAT NINA TURNER WAS A WHITE BREAD BRO. SHE IS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN
WOMAN A. THAT IS A TALKING POINT THAT WAS
DRILLED INTO MY HEAD AND I AM EITHER A BOT OR A REAL PERSON
WHO JUST CONSUMED A TALKING POINT AND JUST WRITE IT NO
MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. MARY WILSON IS A WONDERFUL
PERSON WHO SERVED HER COMMUNITY. SHE IS A MINISTER, SHE
HAPPENS TO BE LESBIAN. ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY TURN IT
AROUND AND SAY YOU REALLY WANT TO VOTE FOR THE LESBIAN? FIRST OF ALL THE PAPERS CONFIRM
IT, THAT IS WHY THEY RAN THE STORY. SECONDLY YOU DON’T NEED THAT. KOPSER’S CAMPAIGN SAID,” WE
HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR MARY AND WANTED TO UNDERSTAND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE ELECT TO IT FINDS
HER PROFILE AND MESSAGE COMPELLING.” IN OTHER WORDS YES,
WE TOLD HER THAT PEOPLE ABOUT HER PROFILE WHICH IS BEING A
LESBIAN MINISTER. AND WE WANT TO SEE IF PEOPLE
VOTED COMPELLING. REALLY CUTE. THIS RACE WILL BE
DECIDED TONIGHT. THE PRIMARIES ARE EVERYTHING. THEY ARE RUNNING THESE SMEAR
JOBS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IN CALIFORNIA, HAWAII,
PENNSYLVANIA, TEXAS ñ ONE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER. SO WE DIDN’T START THIS FIGHT. I HOPE TO GOD WE FINISH IT. YOUNG TURKS.

When Did Our Healthcare System Break?


Welcome back to the David Pakman show. It’s
great to welcome to the program today, Dr Marty Macquarrie, who’s a Johns Hopkins surgeon
and a New York Times bestselling author. His book, the price we pay, what broke American
healthcare and how to fix it is available now on Amazon. Um, I think a good place to
start is what did break American healthcare. I mean, I’m former Cigna executive. Wendell
Potter writes in his very good book, deadly spin about how in the period between World
War One and World War II, the u s was sort of headed in the direction of a system, more
like many of the European systems. But at the time it seemed to German when we were
not getting along with Germany, that plan was abandoned and that was sort of the beginning
of the plan and the system that we have now. How do you see the crux of how we got to where
we are now? Well, people have a lot of opinions, David,
on healthcare and everybody has their own experience or their interface. Even doctors,
we tend to see it from our vantage point in our specialty. But if we look broadly at the
entire system and we actually are not beholden to any particular special interest or stakeholder
and can talk openly and honestly with a critical view of the entire system, it’s really two
fundamental root problems. Number one, pricing failures and number two, inappropriate care
or the appropriateness of care. If we look at the loss of competition in healthcare and
how, um, you can’t get a price for basic services, people have a right to be angry. And when
those services, 20% of the time are unnecessary, which is what our research from Johns Hopkins
has shown in a national survey of US doctors, they say 21% on average of all medical cares,
unnecessary testing, even procedures, medications. These are the two fundamental areas that we
can improve. And in the book, the price we pay, I tried to find the disrupters nationally
who are actually fixing health care by addressing needs to underlying root problem. Now there are different philosophies that
would have one person here, what you just laid out and go in the direction of, well,
the solution would be total free market for profit, let everybody shop and do exactly
whatever it is they want. Let the sort of laissez faire approach fix the problem. And
there are others who would hear what you said and say, Oh, no, no, no. We need a completely
different system. We need one actually, uh, where we can have bigger, uh, parties negotiating
on our behalf up to and including the government through some kind of single payer system.
Which does one or the other strike you as the best path forward to solve the two problems
you outlined? Well, it’d be very honest, David, I actually
think that there’s tremendous consensus in the United States if we can lay out the issues
for what they really are, that price gouging is wrong and that that price gouging happens
today and it will continue to happen if the government is the payer. And by the way, the
government does not have a great track record as being a very good negotiator. When you
deliver a baby in Boston, you can have that done for $6,000 or $41,000 both at Harvard
hospitals. There’s no difference in quality. These are some times the same doctors. Price
Gouging has sadly become a way of doing business. And if we can get rid of the waste in the
system, that entire spend that makes a lot of people rich and care but is wasted money,
we could create an efficient marketplaces and actually cut the waste in a way that’s
bipartisan and it retains the private health insurance system and at the same time keeps
the healthy Medicare government payer system going strong. So it sounds like you’re saying you wouldn’t
necessarily want to expand any government involvement, you would want to keep Medicare
and maybe medicaid, but you would want to improve the for profit healthcare system that
we have. Is that what I’m hearing? Well, look, I applaud people who find Medicare
for all attractive because they want to get rid of the waste. The problem is down the
stream longterm 100% of the time in every country around the world, including our own
longterm governments, tighten the belt on healthcare expenditures and you can be left
with a dilapidated system at 10 or 20 years if we want to cut the waste, which is where
I think there’s broad consensus, we can do that by creating transparency within the system.
I opened the book the price we pay with a group of doctors in the Washington DC area
that are gouging Medicare, that are taking advantage of the system, that are our tax
payers are funding a group of doctors doing unnecessary procedures all day long. That
will continue with Medicare for all. That doesn’t stop. So if we, if we just look at
competition and transparency, we can actually reduce the waste because I personally believe
David, that we already spend enough money in America to give everybody gold-plated healthcare. Oh yeah. There’s no question that we do. I
guess I’m not sure that I agree with you because, yeah. Okay. So I think if you say to basically
any American, do you want to get rid of waste in the healthcare system? Basically every
American would say, yes, I do want to get rid of waste. The problem is that many Americans
see profit in an area where there is completely inelastic demand as part of the waste that
should be removed. There are people who see a system that requires medical billing experts
on both the insurance side and the provider side as a form of waste, which we could get
rid of through some kind of government centered program. So I do agree with you that waste
is bad and Americans want to get rid of it. I don’t think that there is as much agreement
as maybe you’re suggesting as to what constitutes that waste though. Well, if we can agree that there’s a tremendous
amount of waste, if we can agree that walking into a New York hospital and having a bill
of $70,000 is agregious when the market price is six to seven there’s a tremendous amount
of waste there that can be cut without all of the infighting that’s partisan about what’s
the great philosophy to dominate healthcare. These are, this is the low hanging fruit in
the system and trust me, nobody has been more aggressive in fighting the profiteering philosophy
and medicine that has taken over and ruin the medical profession in certain of America
than me and my team. We go to hospitals, we call out CEOs. We just did a giant expos say
of hospitals that sue patients in the state of Virginia. A study that came out this week
and Jama showed that some hospitals about 10% aggressively take their patients to court
when they can’t afford their bill. We have called them out and in the hospital,
that was the worst offender announced they’re going to stop suing patients as a result of
our work in the NPR piece that ensued. So we have been calling out people that have
been using prophet to take advantage of people all across the country. And you’re absolutely
right. It’s wrong. It erodes the great public trust of our medical profession. Right. Hospitals
were built to be a safe haven, a refuge for the sick and injured regardless of their race,
creed, or ability to pay. That is the charter of most us hospitals, many of which were bayed
were built on charity or built by churches or by land grants from the community. Yeah, so let’s, I mean, let’s focus in on
that a little bit because that may be something my audience doesn’t know about. I think my
audience probably understands the philosophical differences sort of underlying the, the idea
of the systems that we’re talking about. Talk a little bit about the fact that there are
lawsuits against patients by hospitals. Talk about the wage garnishment. Also that I think
many in my audience have no idea is even a thing that hospitals do have mechanisms for
actually garnishing the wages of former patients for unpaid medical bills. Sure. Well, my research team started looking
at the markup on medical bills, identifying extreme outlier facilities, hospitals, even
physicians who are charging 23 times more than what the Medicare allowable amount is.
When we would approach hospitals, CEOs around the country and say, ask them why are you
charging five times more than the next hospital that sees the same case mix and payer mix?
The answer was always, well, we have secretly negotiated contracts with insurance. Don’t
worry, Marty, nobody pays those bills. So we did some research and found out, no, a
lot of people are expected to pay that bill in full and those people are expected to pay
that bill and if they don’t, they’re taken to court and sued by a hospital and have their
paycheck garnished or liens put on their homes. And we found one hospital that has sued 24,000
people in a town that by census data has 28,000 people living in it. We went to New Mexico and in the book the
price we pay, I visited some of these courthouses where we found the courthouse transformed
into a taxpayer funded collections agency for the hospital. Lives ruined. I mean these
are hardworking Americans who’s been financially devastated, right. Most people don’t live
like you and I, David, right. We are relatively wealthy in the United States, right? God’s
been to me, I have a good life as a surgeon at Johns Hopkins. Most of America has less
than $500 of cash in savings. They live a very different life and healthcare has forgotten
them and we refer to them as if they’ve done something wrong. Like they’ve been irresponsible
and failed to get health insurance. No, these people have health insurance. Our research
shows that they’re insured, they’re working. The most common place they work is Walmart.
Number two is us postal workers, workers that Lowe’s nurses and housekeepers at hospitals
being sued by their own facility. Uh, we did the expo say on Mary Washington Hospital.
We’re now looking at UVA, which gets taxpayer funding and sues a lot of people. Memphis,
uh, the baptist system just highlighted and Propublica, uh, in New Mexico. So we’re finding
hospitals around the country that are violating the public trust of our great medical profession.
We’re calling them out. We’re doing [email protected] and so far the first hospital that we talked
to has announced they are going to stop suing patients. Would someone have recourse to say that they,
they were sort of in a situation of, of duress when they were in the situation where they
sort of agreed to receive certain treatment because in certain emergency situations or
even urgent situations, you’re, you’re not exactly sort of commonly stepping back the
way you would. If you’re thinking about choices for buying a car and making a decision. You’re
in a situation where a doctor says this is the procedure you need. Then later you end
up getting sued for something which, which I would argue there is a sort of analogous
duress type of situation. Is that recourse that these sue lawsuit victims can, can sort
of try to employ? Yes, but David, to be honest, they’re too
scared. They are how are served at home by a sheriff’s deputy that wakes him up at seven
in the morning. We founded some cases and they’re told to come to court and they come
to court and are asked a question, do you owe this money? They’re afraid of perjuring
themselves. They don’t really understand what’s happening. They just say yes and then they
have to provide their routing number and account number in the back of the courthouse to the
hospital who pulls the money out of their savings or their paycheck has garnished or
Eileen has put on their home. We have been representing patients pro bono as best we
can. I will list my name as the medical expert on their case for free and I will argue to
the judge, the patient doesn’t owe the money. I can’t mow your lawn and charge you $50,000
without a contract. There’s gotta be an agreement. Many people
are asking, I want to know the price of what it’s going to cost to deliver a baby beforehand.
60% of medical care is shoppable. That is it’s elective, right? No one’s suggesting
we give you a price if you get shot and need to have a heart valve replaced in the, in
the trauma bay. Okay. We’re talking about elective care hospitals get their act together,
physician groups, healthcare, the elite, the medical establishment, and figure out a way
to do honest and fair, transparent billing to patients and give them a price before the
service. Many of these patients sued, asked for a price and were told the runaround, the
typical run around. It’s common in hospitals. Um, if you are somebody paying out of pocket
or out of network, which is a fast growing group of Americans and you need to deliver
a baby, don’t you think you should be able to look up what it costs at different hospitals,
assuming it’s an uncomplicated delivery. So we’ve argued to the judges. There is no
valid contract. People come to us in a hospital under duress. They are stressed. They’re scared,
right? When I see a patient in the emergency room or in my clinic with who was told they
have cancer, there is one emotion that dominates their mind and that is they’re petrified.
They’re scared. We have historically been a refuge for people when they are hurting.
Now we’ve got patients in the community saying in Virginia, one woman said, I’m at home and
sick and scared to go to the hospital. They’ve sued me twice. That is violating this great
public trust that we’ve had. And I think doctors and nurses and everyone at a hospital are
starting to speak up. And we’re seeing this now with our restoring medicine Facebook page
and other, uh, venues. The book is called the price we pay what broke
American health care and how to fix it. It’s available now on Amazon and we’ve been speaking
with the books author, Dr Dr Marty McCarry. Thanks so much for talking to us about it. Does today great to be with

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Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party


AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org,
The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we turn back to my interview
with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky, now at the University
of Arizona, Tucson. AMY GOODMAN: Let’s go to the upcoming midterm
elections and the increasing number of Democratic Socialist candidates running, who raise the
issue of immigration as one of the top issues. I recently sat down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
the New York Democratic congressional candidate, whose recent primary victory upended the 10-term
incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, who was being talked
about as the next House speaker to succeed Pelosi. And I began by asking her how she achieved
her staggering primary victory. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I do think that
the way that we won in New York 14 is a model for how we can win almost anywhere. I knew from the outset that—you know, I
had no misconceptions of the fact that the New York political machine was not going to
be doing me any favors. And so I didn’t—I tried to kind of come
in as clear-eyed as possible. And I knew that if we were going to win, the
way that progressives win on an unapologetic message is by expanding the electorate. That’s the only way that we can win strategically. It’s not by rushing to the center. It’s not by trying to win spending all of
our energy winning over those who have other opinions. It’s by expanding the electorate, speaking
to those that feel disenchanted, dejected, cynical about our politics, and letting them
know that we’re fighting for them. So I knew that I had to build a broad-based
coalition that operates outside of the traditional Democratic establishment, and that I had to
pursue kind of an uphill journey of convincing activists that electoral politics is worthwhile. AMY GOODMAN: And the issues you ran on? ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: And the issues I
ran on were very clear, and I think it was an important part to us winning: improved
and expanded Medicare for all; tuition-free public colleges and universities, as well
as trade schools; a Green New Deal; justice for Puerto Rico; an unapologetic platform
of criminal justice reform and ending the war on drugs; and also speaking truth to power
and speaking about money in politics not just in general, but how it operates in New York
City. AMY GOODMAN: In a moment, I’m going to play
her clip talking about immigration activism. Yes, Alexandria Cortez—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
went to the border right before Election Day. In fact, her plane was delayed. I was concerned she wouldn’t be back in
New York for the Primary Day. But if you could start by responding to this? And then we’ll hear what she has to say
about immigration activism. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think there’s—her
victory was a quite spectacular and significant event. I think what it points to is a split in the
Democratic Party between the—roughly speaking, between the popular base and the party managers. The popular base is increasingly, essentially,
social democratic, following, pursuing the—concerned with the kinds of progressive objectives that
she outlined in those—in her remarks, which should be directed not only to expanding the
electorate but to the general working-class, poor population of the world, of the middle-class
population of the country, for whom these ideals are quite significant. They can be brought to that. That’s one part of the party. The other part of the party is the donor-oriented,
managerial part of the New Democrats, so-called, the Clintonite Democrats, who are pretty much
what used to be called moderate Republicans. The Republican Party itself has drifted so
far to the right that they’re almost off the spectrum. But the split within the Democratic Party
is significant, and it’s showing up in primary after primary. Will the party move in the direction of its
popular base, with a, essentially, social democratic, New Deal-style programs, even
beyond? Or will it continue to cater to the donor
class and be essentially a moderate wing—a more moderate wing of the Republican Party? And unless that issue is resolved, I don’t
think they have a very good chance in the forthcoming elections. I think she was right in saying that the policies
she’s outlined should have broad appeal to a very large segment of the population. We should bear in mind that, for now almost
40 years, since the neoliberal assault began, taking off with Reagan, on from there, a large
majority of the population are living in conditions of stagnation or decline. Real wages are—for, say, male real wages—are
about what they were in the 1960s. It’s been—there has been productivity
growth. Hasn’t gone to working people. It’s gone into the very few extremely overstuffed
pockets. And that continues. So, the Labor Department just came out with
its report for wages in the year ending May 2018. Now, they actually slightly declined. All sorts of talk—real wages, that is, wages
measured against inflation. And it’s apparently continuing, with an
even further drop. This is a time when a lot of crowing about
the marvelous economy, you know, full employment and so on, but wages continue to stagnate. And furthermore, it’s plainly going to get
worse. The Republicans are on a binge of pursuing
the most savage form of class warfare. The tax scam is a good example, the attacks
on workers’ rights, on—Public Citizen just came out with a report on corporate impunity,
which is almost comical when you read it. The administration has simply cut back radically
on any kind of dealing with corporate crimes. And, of course, the EPA has practically stopped
working. It’s as if grab whatever you can, stuff
it in your pocket, before—while you have a chance. Under those conditions, the kind of appeal
that she was talking about should mean a lot to the general population. Notice, as everybody’s well aware, the tax
scam was a purposeful effort not only to enrich the super-rich and the corporate sector—corporate
profits, of course, are overflowing—but it was also an effort to sharply increase
the deficit, which can be used—and Paul Ryan and others kindly announced to us right
away what the plans were—the deficit could be used to undermine any elements of government
structure which benefit the general population—Medicare, Social Security, food for poor children. Anything you can do to shaft the general population
more can now be justified under the argument that we have a huge deficit, thanks to stuffing
the pockets of the rich. This is an astonishing phenomenon. And under those conditions, a properly designed
progressive program should appeal to a large majority of the population. But it has to be done correctly and not shaped
in ways which will appease the donor class. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to go back to the interview
with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has really upended the Democratic Party, and the kind
of message this candidate of Puerto Rican descent in New York has sent to the entire
party, I think the Republican Party, as well. But this is what she says about immigration. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: We have to occupy
all of it. We need to occupy every airport, we need to
occupy every border, we need to occupy every ICE office, until those kids are back with
their parents, period. AMY GOODMAN: Now, the right-wing media—for
example, Fox News and others—have kept—have written about this over and over since she
made this comment about occupying airports. Interestingly, her area of Queens and Bronx
include Rikers Island and LaGuardia Airport. Noam Chomsky? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think we just had a
very dramatic illustration of what courageous opposition to these atrocious policies can
do—namely, the young Swedish woman who prevented an airplane from taking off because it was
deporting an Afghan man to almost certain murder. AMY GOODMAN: Noam, let me go to the young
Swedish woman, the student who you just raised, who stood up— NOAM CHOMSKY: Yeah. AMY GOODMAN: —on the plane, this flight
from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Istanbul, because she understood that an Afghan refugee was
on the flight, as you pointed out, and she live-streamed what she did next. This is what Elin Ersson had to say. ELIN ERSSON: I’m not going to sit down until
this person is off the plane, because he will most likely get killed if he is on this plane
when it goes up. AMY GOODMAN: So, that was Elin Ersson. And when one of the angry passengers threatened
her, threatened to take her phone away, and then a flight attendant grabbed it back, she
went on to say—when passengers talked about being inconvenienced, she said, “They’re
not going to die. He’s going to die.” And there were many on the plane, actually,
who supported her in her protest, until the Afghan refugee was removed from that flight
on orders of the pilot. NOAM CHOMSKY: Yeah, that was a very inspiring
act and an indication of what could be achieved by really large-scale civil disobedience. Here’s one young woman standing up alone
to try to prevent a person from being killed in difficult and hostile conditions. Large-scale civil disobedience could achieve
a great deal more. But I would again urge that we think in broader
terms. We should be considering why people are fleeing
from their homes. Not because they want to live in slums in
New York. They’re fleeing from their homes because
their homes are unlivable, and they’re unlivable, largely, because of things that we have done. Overwhelmingly, that’s the reason. That tells you right away what the solution
to the crisis is: rebuild what we’ve destroyed, compensate for the atrocities that we’ve
carried out. Then the flow of refugees will decline. And for those who come with asylum pleas,
they should be accommodated in a humane and civilized way. Maybe it’s impossible to imagine that we
can reach the level of civilization of the poor countries that are absorbing refugees. But it doesn’t—it shouldn’t seem entirely
out of reach. AMY GOODMAN: Noam Chomsky is now linguistics
professor at the University of Arizona, speaking to us from Tucson. Clearly, resistance is in the air. When we come back, we move from resistance
in airplanes to resistance on the air—that’s on Fox, an unexpected interruption. Noam Chomsky will respond. Stay with us.

Ben Stein: The Democratic Party is ideologically ‘bankrupt’


DAVID: WE’LL KEEP MONITORING THE PRESIDENT IN CINCINNATI. FOR ANALYSIS, BEN STEIN. ONE OF THE THINGS A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT IS THE FACT THAT HE GETS THINGS DONE. WHETHER IT’S DEREGULATING THE INDUSTRIES IN AMERICA SO THEY CAN OPERATE FOR FREELY AND CHEAPLY OR WHETHER IT’S BRINGING DOWN THE PRICE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. WHEN HE SEES A WAY TO DO SOMETHING. MOST OF PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR DON’T HAVE, RIGHT?>>I KNOWS TO GET THINGS DONE AND TO GET THINGS DONE OTHER THAN CALLING SOMEBODY ELSE A NAME. THE OTHER SIDE KNOWS TO CALL PEOPLE BAD NAMES AND THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING. THIS AN ASTONISHING CONGRESS WE HAVE HAD. THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ZERO EXCEPT TO GENERATE COMMENTS ABOUT RACISM. IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN COME UP WITH CALLING A PERSON WHO IS NOT A RACIST A RACIST AND CAN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE, THEN THAT PARTY IS BANKRUPT. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BANKRUPT. WE HAVE GOT TO GET A PARTY IN THERE IN THE CONGRESS THAT GETS THINGS DONE. DAVE REQUIRE’ ITING YOU USE THAT WORD, BANKRUPTCY. THE NATION IS PRACTICALLY BANKRUPT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DEBT AND THEIR SOLUTIONS FOR THE PROBLEMS WHICH IS TO EXPAND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE A PLAN THAT COSTS LESS THAN TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS.>>WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE DEMOCRATS, IF THEY GET THE GROWN NEW DEAL, THE COUNTRY WILL BE BANKRUPT FROM DAY ONE. WE’LL BE LITERALLY IN THE STATE OF BANKRUPTCY AND WON’T BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE. THE DEMOCRAT PRIORITY IS PUSHING US OVER THE EDGE OF BANKRUPTCY IT’S A SCARY SCENARIO. WE HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THERE THAT KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE. THEN WE HAVE GOT TO DO THAT. BUT THE IDEA THAT WE CAN GIVE PEOPLE MEDICARE FOR ALL, TAKE CARE OF EVERYBODY’S STUDENT DEBT AND NOT HAVE IT COST ANYTHING. IS NONSENSE. YOU CAN’T DO IT. MAGIC DOESN’T WORK. IT DOESN’T WORK IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DAVID: THERE USED TO BE AT LEAST A NOD ON THE PART OF DEMOCRATS THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR WAS GOOD OR PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS WERE GOOD. WE DIDN’T HEAR ANYTHING THE PAST TWO NIGHTS ABOUT GROWING THE PRIVATE SECTOR. IT WAS JUST ABOUT GROWING THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT.>>DEMOCRATS KNOW THE GOVERNMENT IS A TOOL FOR BUYING VOTES. THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO BE A WAY FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO FUNNEL MONEY AND BUY HUGE BLOCKS OF — HUGE BLOCS OF VOTES. IT’S POSSIBLE FOR A COUNTRY TO

Kamala Harris’ Health Care Plan Exposes HUGE Campaign Flaw


>>Senator Kamala Harris has unveiled her
vision for healthcare in America, and she put out some details for her proposal. Now as we know, she’s been very wishy-washy
when it comes to her support for Medicare for all. She still claims to support Medicare for All,
but it appears that she wants to create a system in which private insurance is still
very much necessary. So let me give you the details. Kamala’s plan has a 10-year phase-in versus
Bernie Sanders’ 4-year phase-in for Medicare for All. She also has this role for private insurance,
which we’ll get to in just a second. And she claims that she would not add any
taxes to the middle class and only focus on raising taxes for individuals making a $100,000
or more. Now, according to the New York Times, instead
of completely replacing private coverage with a government-run, single-payer system based
on traditional Medicare, Harris would allow people to choose plans modeled on Medicare
Advantage, which would be run not by the government but by private insurers. So, okay, let’s just focus on that part for
a second because I think that’s important. So the idea is, Medicare Advantage is where
it’s at because Medicare as it stands today, doesn’t cover everything. So you have to supplement Medicare with private
insurance, which I think is a really bad idea because it still creates a system in which
Medicare can be gutted, and then the need for private insurance continues to increase,
right? The dependency on private insurance continues
to increase. What would Medicare cover, and what would
private insurance cover? I mean you really have to get into those details. And I just think that this creates a system
that makes Medicare extremely vulnerable to corporate interests.>>Okay, let me add to that. So first of all, there’s misnomer about Bernie
Sanders’ Medicare for All and Pramila Jayapal’s in the House, etc. I think Bernie accidentally or partly leads
into this, when he keeps talking about cosmetic surgery. The reality is that you would have private
insurance under all those plans, including Medicare for All, for anything not covered
by Medicare. Now, the reason Bernie keeps saying cosmetic
surgery is because almost everything would be covered under the new Medicare. And so that’s why, the things left uncovered
is things like cosmetic surgery. But if there’s something uncovered that you
really need help with, yeah, of course you can get private insurance for that, as long
as it’s not covered by Medicare. So, then you ask the next logical question
which a lot of good well intentioned people ask. But wait a minute, what’s the harm in private
insurance also being around? Well what private insurance is gonna do is,
set their rates low. Well that sounds good, right? But how are they gonna set them low? By doing two things, one by covering only
the healthiest Americans. And then they’re gonna unload their cost for
the sickest Americans to the American taxpayer, under Medicare. And then they’re gonna pretend that they are
the better option, but if the sick try to join private insurance, they’ll say no. They’ll set up conditions where they don’t
want the sick, whether they kick them out later, and that’s problem number two. Even if you’re allowed into the insurance
in the first place, they could go back to the old days, they say, look, you got Medicare
as an option. So I can set any rules I like, now my new
rules are, hey if you hit a cap, I’m gonna kick you out, don’t worry, Medicare will pick
up the rest anyway, right? So that way, they have very little cause,
and they blame the government for everything. That is not how an insurance pool works, you
need everyone in the same pool, otherwise, it’s not real insurance. And it’s a trick, meant to put all the money
on the American taxpayer, put all the costs on there, and keep all the gains.>>Exactly, yes, so let me give you some statements
from Kamala Harris, and she wrote about the details of her policy in a Medium post. Medicare works, she says, now let’s expand
it to all Americans and give everyone access to comprehensive health care. So that’s one portion of what she writes. So she understands that Medicare for All is
a popular proposal, which is why she’s so wishy washy because she wants to stick to
the private insurers, but she wants to capitalize or exploit the popularity of the Medicare
for All program. So she claims she’s supportive of Medicare
for All, but then you get into the details and it’s clear that she’s not. The Medium post also says quote, essentially,
we would allow private insurance to offer a plan in the Medicare system, but they will
be subject to strict requirements to ensure it lowers costs and expand services. If they want to play by our rules, they can
be in the system. If not, they have to get out. What does that mean though? So, how do you ensure they’re gonna play by
the rules? We already know the corporate corruption influences
a lot of the decisions that lawmakers make. So who gets to write the rules, how do the
rules get written in the first place, and how do we prevent those rules from being essentially
violated by the very corporate interests that have gutted health insurance in the country?>>Look, I appreciate that she came out with
a plan because before she was playing games, so whenever anybody was watching the debates
and say, are you for Medicare for All, she’d raise her hand, and she’d say, or she say
yes, absolutely.>>Yeah, we actually have video of that, we
have a quick video compilation that shows all of the wishy washy-ness of this whole
healthcare issue for Kamala Harris.>>I believe it will totally eliminate private
insurance. So for people out there who like their insurance,
they don’t get to keep it.>>Well listen, the idea is that everyone
gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process
of going through an insurance company, having them give you approva, going through the paperwork,
all of the delay that may require, let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on. Well, we were together.>>Yes.>>And you’ll remembe,r and roll the tape.>>Yeah, we can roll the tape
>>That->>Will you support the Bernie Sanders’ Bill,
which essentially gets rid of insurance?>>I support Medicare for All, but I really
do need to clear up what happened on that stage>>Okay.>>It was in the context of saying, let’s
get rid of all the bureaurocracy, let’s get all of the ways.>>Not the insurance companies?>>No, that’s not what I meant.>>Who here would abolish their private health
insurance in favor of a government run plan?>>All right, do you think that private insurance
should be eliminated in this country?>>No.>>You don’t?>>No, I do not.>>But you raised your hand last night.>>But the question was, would you give up
your private insurance?>>No, it wasn’t.>>She’s been playing games.>>No, no.>>She ‘s been playing games, like come on.>>No, no, look, so this is why the media
loves her, because they think it’s a crafty politician, a smart politician tricks the
voters into getting their votes but doesn’t actually intend to do any of that. And the New York Times, Trudeau form found
experts to call her plan, quote, more realistic, more pragmatic, and I love this one, they
themselves wrote that this could, quote, go a long way toward neutralizing fierce opposition,
from insurance companies. What a joke. No, here’s how it works. I guess the good folks at the New York Times
don’t know much about politics. Yeah, so I’ll be obnoxious and educate you. Look, if you wrote informative articles I
wouldn’t have to do this. See, what those big forces do is, they apply
a lot of pressure, including to your editors and publishers, and they buy a lot of advertisements
by the way in your paper and all across cable news, and they say, no, no, no, no, no, and
I have all these experts that I funded in think tank, etc. And the pragmatic approach is to, even before
you start negotiating, give me most of what I want. And then after you keep the private insurance
in place, then once I’ve gotten rid of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and I don’t have
those people threatening me on a larger scale, then I’ll go to war against Kamala Harris’
plan if she happens to win. Now, I’ll support Republicans to try to make
sure that Kamala Harris doesn’t win, but then if she goes to do this middle approach, you
think that the insurance companies are gonna be like, you know what, it’s the middle ground
approach. No, we’re totally fine with it. No, they will spend billions of dollars fighting
it. Really, you don’t know that at the New York
Times? That didn’t occur to you? You didn’t notice that happen under the Affordable
Care Act? You didn’t notice any of what has been happening
in politics over the last 40 years? You believe the mindset that if you give Republicans
or private corporations half of what they want, that they’ll be satisfied? That they won’t want more? Come on. That is dangerously naive. And so of course, but the reason I tell you
that, not just to take on the mainstream media, but we have to cuz they do, honestly, a quite
terrible job of covering politics. They do wonderful investigative reporting
from time to time, but when they cover politics, they have such a deep bias in favor of the
status quo, that they’re blinded by their bias. Anyway, the second reason I tell you that
is because, to explain the trick, Kamala Harris has been raising her hand and say she’s for
Medicare for All cuz she knows how popular it is. Isn’t that interesting? So why not go all the way, if you know that
it’s in fact, 7 out of 10 Americans and a greater percentage of Democrats in the primary,
want Medicare for All. So why aren’t you in favor of actual Medicare
for All? Because, the media doesn’t like it, and the
donors don’t like it. So you have to go to the donors and the media
and go, don’t worry, don’t worry, I’m gonna keep the status quo. I was lying up there to get votes. Of course, I’m gonna keep the status quo. Now that leaves me to my last criticism here. So, I’m glad she actually put forward a plan
instead of going, Medicare for All, against Medicare for All, right? Now, the plan has a 10-year transition. Okay, that’s not a plan. That means it doesn’t exist. In the ten years, the Republicans will sue,
they will vote against it 100 times until they finally get a majority in the House or
the Senate, or both.>>Yup.>>And then they can get a Republican president. If Obama’s transition period for the Affordable
Care Act was too long, and the Republicans used it to knock down the mandate, they used
it to knock down the individual States expanding Medicaid. They use it to batter the Affordable Care
Act, and that was a 4-year transition period. Even at a 10-year transition period, well
Trump would have have got into office and it would have been never been implemented.>>100%, 100%.>>So a 10-year transition plans means, I’m
not actually gonna do it. Okay, well, at least you made it clear.>>I mean, exactly, I love that you brought
that up. I mean, it’s the equivalent of me saying,
you know what Cenk? 25 years from now, I am gonna take on all
of our responsibilities, so you can have more free time. That means, I’m not gonna do it.>>That’s right, so, look, the mainstream
media will continue to support establishment candidates like Kamala Harris, while pretending
they don’t support anyone. They’ll say, what do you mean? We’re objective, but Kamala Harris’s plan
is wonderfully pragmatic, and realistic, and excellent. And god damn Bernie Sanders, what bias, what
bias, right? But here, we tell you the reality. So look, if you’re against Medicare for All,
there are plenty of voters who are against that. Not really, but some. Then you should vote for Kamala Harris or
someone else who’s opposed to Medicare for All. But if you actually want Medicare for All,
then you should vote for one of the two people who’s actually in favor of Medicare for All
among the leading candidates. And that’s Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. So, you have your choices and they’re super
clear. Look, when Warren raised her hand, and she
signed the TYT pledge, she said get rid of private insurance and she didn’t waffle. So you can say hey, earlier she made some
comments where she said she was in favor of a bunch of different plans, okay, fair. But now, she’s crystal clear. And she didn’t go, and pull the same thing
as Kamala Harris. She didn’t go run to the reporters and go,
I didn’t mean it. I didn’t mean ,right? She raised her hand, knew exactly what she
was doing, and has not waffled from it at all. So you have two candidates, if you want Medicare
for All. The rest will not do it, don’t come crying
later and go, my god I could have never known, if you watch The Young Turks, you know.

Kamala Harris On Medicare For All


INTERESTING STORY COMING OUT OF
KAMALA HARRIS. NOT MUCH OF A TRACK RECORD. SOME PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED
BECAUSE A LOT OF THE HILLARY SUPPORTERS ARE
CONVALESCING AROUND HER. PEOPLE BELIEVE SHE MIGHT RUN FOR
PRESIDENT. THAT WAS FURTHER DISCONCERTING SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HILLARY CLINTON
HAD, MASSIVE NAME RECOGNITION. SO SHE WILL HAVE TO APPEAL TO
THE BASE MORE. AND TODAY SHE SAYS I INTEND TO
COSPONSOR THE MEDICARE FOR ALL BILL BECAUSE IT IS JUST THE
RIGHT THING TO DO. SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING SKEPTICAL HERE. I HEAR YOU BUT LET ME EXPLAIN. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. IT IS THE ONE THING THAT COULD
MAGICALLY DELIVER WHAT DONALD TRUMP PROMISED DURING THE
CAMPAIGN WHICH WAS COVERAGE FOR EVERYONE, MEDICARE DOES COVER
EVERYONE, LOWER PRICES ñ MEDICARE IS LOWER PRICES, AND
MORE COVERAGE. THERE IS ALSO MEDICARE
ADVANTAGE. MEDICARE COVERS ALL YOUR BASICS
BUT IF YOU WANT ABOVE THAT YOU CAN GET PRIVATE INSURANCE ON
TOP OF MEDICARE WHICH IS CALLED MEDICARE ADVANTAGE. SHE’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT FROM A
FISCAL STANDPOINT. IT IS ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT THING
TO DO. HERE IS A GOD A LOT OF
PROGRESSIVES DO TRUST, BERNIE SANDERS WHO INTRODUCED
THIS BILL IN THE FIRST PLACE. LET ME JUST SAY THIS FOR
PROGRESSIVES WHO WERE SKEPTICAL. WE DON’T KNOW KAMALA
HARRIS’S MIND. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WAS IN HER
MIND BEFORE THIS. I GET THE OTHER SIDE. IF IT IS JUST WORDS AND WINDS UP
WINNING AND DOESN’T DO IT, THEN IT IS A TERRIBLE TRICK. BUT FOR THE MOMENT BEING DON’T
CUT YOUR NOSE OFF DESPITE YOUR FACE. I’M NOT SAYING BE NAœVE. IF SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE, THAT
IS A GOOD THING NOT A BAD THING. IN FACT MOMENTUM BUILDS. WE COVERED
IT ON THE SHOW. SO NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN LOTS OF
PRESSURE FROM PROGRESSIVES. AND PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE OF THIS
NOW ARE COMING OUT. THERE ARE FOUR SENATORS NOW. THERE USED TO BE 72 FOR THE
MEDICARE FOR ALL PROPOSAL, NOW IT IS UP TO 118. THAT ONE IS CLEARLY YOU GUYS. WE DID A CAMPAIGN AT JUSTICE
DEMOCRATS JOINED BY THE NURSES UNION, JOHN CONYERS HAS GIVEN US
CREDIT SAYING YES, IT WAS THE PUBLIC PRESSURE BROUGHT ON BY
JUSTICE DEMOCRATS AND THE NURSES UNION THAT DROVE THOSE VOTES
AWAY FROM 72 COSPONSORS 218. THAT IS A 60% INCREASE IN
DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT. KEEP ON GOING. JUSTICE DEMOCRATS HAS THIS
CAMPAIGN. YOU CAN SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN
EYES. WHEN THEY STARTED THERE WAS JUST
ONE SENATOR, NOW THERE IS 32. ONE OF THE THINGS THEY ARE
ASKING YOU TO DO IS TO MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO SO THAT EVENTUALLY
CONGRESSMAN WILL MAKE VIDEOS. IF YOU WILL DO ONE, GREAT. IS SUPER SIMPLE, YOU CAN DO IT
ON YOUR PHONE. SAY WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE
YOU ARE FROM, SAY WHY SINGLE-PAYER MEDICARE FOR ALL IS
IMPORTANT TO YOU. AND SAY I PLEDGED TO STAND UP
FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL. I HAVE A VIDEO UP AS WELL. GO TO STANDUP4MEDICARE.COM. NEVER LET ANYBODY TELL YOU NOT
TO FIGHT. IF YOU FIGHT YOU WILL WIN. LET’S KEEP DOING IT. GET MORE INFORMATION
AT JUSTICEDEMOCRATS.COM ON HOW TO HAVE REAL PROGRESSIVES WHEN THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY.

How The Left Will Win In 2020


All right, welcome to the Young Turks Jake Huber Jonna I roll with you guys as always big day on the news lots of talk about guns. I’m gonna remind the Right-wing by the Second Amendment. They’re gonna cry that’s gonna be fun What do you good mood? So hood? Mmm, okay. It’s probably because you’ve never read it Okay, it’s long in their defense. Yeah, it’s a whole cycling line. Yeah, it’s yeah, there’s a couple of commas in there Okay. Anyways, alright but I’m ready to get started because I’m amped up you ready. What can I show the shirt? Okay Screech thickness, I’ll wrote the damn bill. I didn’t make the damn shirt, but somebody did and thank you that’s not available Yeah shopping really tells on how minute shop T y-t-dot-com. I love that shirt We got more of those coming up one of the best moments of the first night. Yes, I wrote the day bill I love it. Okay to this day when I wear my Birdie so punctured people. Yeah Yeah, oh that’s very wins wearing Mine is mine. I’ve to there they’re aging. Yeah. Well, yeah, baby blue will be gone. Okay Yeah, okay. Well, why don’t we do that because there’s a lot going on. Okay, and my guests are gonna relate to this All right ready? Here we go Justices coming three more candidates announced from the Justice Democrats. So some are familiar if you were paying attention last time around and some are new so Cara Eastman in Nebraska is back She came within two points of defeating a Republican Don bacon in Nebraska’s second District. Yes. You heard that right? She came within two points of beating a Republican in Nebraska And so now she’s back in she’s gonna finish the job Don bacon Of course votes with Donald Trump an overwhelming majority of the time. He’s a Republican. It takes almost all of his money from big donors Of course, there’s no grassroots support on the Republican side in terms of finances. They don’t need him They’re just like give me huge checks, and I’ll do whatever you want What I love my Cara is that not only is she Great at knowing her district and and being electable and she’s this close to taking out Don bacon And she I’m like I said if she’s gonna do it this time but also She’s deeply progressive and she’s like no, I’m not gonna mitigate my message because it’s Nebraska. We have a winning message I’m gonna get the folks here higher wages. I’m gonna get them health care and I’m actually going to represent them And of course all just Democrats are uncorrupted no corporate PAC money at all as you can see with AOC and the others in Congress That has freed them to be strong and actually represent their voters so I love that Carrie Smith’s been endorsed again by just Democrats now a new face for One of the most important races in the country arguably the most important Alex Morse Is going to take on Richard Neal now Alex, is the mayor of Holyoke he won that job at the age of 22. That’s crazy He’s only 30 years old right now. That’s one year older than Alexandra crosshair Cortez I’m gonna interview him later tonight on The Young Turks check that out as well and and Alex is the Amazing things with Holyoke amazing, okay so we’ll get to that but Richard Neil his Democratic incumbent in that Seat is the head of the House Ways and Means Committee. That is the most powerful committee in the House of Representatives one of the most important Establishment Democrats if Richard Neal goes down. It will be an earthquake if you remember I said that once before in 2016, I said if Crowley went down it would be an earthquake and it turned out it was of course and I think he did I He has three letters. Yeah, okay, I believe it was a than oh and then his seed, okay and then Richard Neil is against green, New Deal Against Medicare for all and since he’s the head of the House Ways and Means Committee they control the budget He can block all progressive legislation and does and but it gets worse than that, Richard Neil and I’m gonna tell you how you’re gonna donate to these uncorrupted candidates in a second Richard Neil in fact There you go. That’s one way to do it. Okay down below Richard Neil Has the ability to ask for Trump’s tax returns. First of all, you could ask for him on a federal level He waited six months to ask for them Why nobody knows I just paid dragged it out a little bit so that maybe Trump can skate before the elections? Okay, and then now New York has passed the law saying ya know here’s Trump’s tax returns But there’s only one person who can ask for them. That’s the head of the House Ways and Means Committee That’s Richard Neil This is not about the courts Now other the federal taxes are in the courts and Trump is trying to block it We could have Trump’s taxes right now right now today, but Richard Neil a so-called Democrat says no, I’m gonna protect Donald Trump I’m in the Donald Trump protection racket business That’s because he’s ordered by Nancy Pelosi to protect Donald Trump So I can’t wait to beat Richard Neil if you live in Massachusetts you live in that my Master’s first District It’s a progressive district. Why do you have a Trump defending Trump supporting Richard Neil as your Congressman? Joe is sitting there doing nothing But blocking progressive priorities and helping Donald Trump. Elect Alex Morse. It’s a giant election You’ve got to help him do that Super proud to have message US Democrat obviously means no corporate PAC money on corrupt the last one Morgan Harper in Ohio’s third District I’m not sure. She’s got enough of an education though having on the Tufts Princeton and Stanford worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under well, obviously that Bureau is Set up by Elizabeth Warren then run by Richard Cordray. So here comes Warren’s army Just Democrat running against Joyce Beatty She’s not in the House Financial Service Committee Democratic incumbent that has taken in four terms Just four terms how much money from the finance industry? two million dollars Morgan Harper is clean will not take any money from the finance industry. So you have your choices Morgan’s an incredible candidate we’ll also will have all of them on The Young Turks Now look guys for this noose Crop of candidates that I just mentioned you got to go to Jay Dems not us slash big news and it is big news So you not got a Republican in? Nebraska and you shut all the mainstream media about Oprah grocers don’t know how to win in the middle of the country by the way A Democrat lost to that Republican Before a corporate Democrat lost to him and even though car was so close and it’s so obvious that that she’s the person to support Democratic party and I was thinking about getting a candidate against car Eastman they’re Unbelievable. They’re Unbelievable. I’ll that under unity. Yeah, exactly. It also filed under corruption cuz there why did they run a candidate against car? He spent in a primary. They’re like, well, she’s not corrupt. So how would we control her? Exactly. They can’t control morgan harper. Alex Moore’s car Eastman or any of the just Democrats on it now So Jay Dems dot us slash big news Let’s do it right now because if they’re not taking corporate PAC money All they got is you guys and so look journalists have said The Young Turks audience powered AOC and other just Democrats to winning there was a thousand factors But you guys are in giant part of it and people know it. So let’s make this happen if these guys win Every other Democrat in in in the house and in the Senate will be so scared like yeah I’m a great New Deal I met Medicare for all corporate back with a little corporate back, but I don’t walk over my so that’s what we want We won’t yet in they’ll say like media will ask us are you trying to intimidate them? Absolutely, yes, yes we are because They either work for the corporations or they vote work for the voters And if the boaters are intimidating them, you know what you call that that’s called democracy All right, so let’s go get it done right now All right, and alex is gonna be on the program in the third hour today today today So make sure you stick around for that. That’s super dynamic only a couple hours away But if you’re really desperate I talked to him on the damage before a little weight of waist back So you go take a look Wow. Look at this guy always beating me to the punch. Okay? Damage report, you know, you know terse members you can watch that live and give it any time You want PYT cops eyes join. All right, John What’s okay. Let’s jump it in the news more on guns, obviously considering the state of our country If you had any hopes that the mass shootings over this weekend would put a pressure on politicians to do something about gun control Well, Donald Trump is here to tamper down your expectations a little bit for instance on the topic of banning assault weapons Here is what he had to say Well, I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment if you look at said you could speak to do your own calling and there’s no political appetite profit from the standpoint of Like jiff, but I will certainly bring that up. I’ll bring it up is whether the boys Yeah, well, we’ll talk about it and we’ll look into things and yeah, they’re brought up type of maybe Donald Trump back during the last campaign was talked about us. He’s a different sort of Republican He’s not you know dogmatic in the way that they are He might be different on health care and war and things like that But he’s also a gigantic liar and there is very very much an appetite for this particular sort of gun control Let’s take a look at a poll that was tweeted out by a johanna of Piacenza Who shows that 7 and 10 voters overall support an assault weapons ban 54% of registered Republicans support an assault weapons ban Well, there’s no appetite among the corrupt politicians that are represent the Republican Party Because they have an appetite for checks Cold hard checks coming from the NRA and gun manufacturers. That’s what they have an appetite for Yeah, two-thirds of Republican women are in support of it, but that doesn’t even merit real consideration by the president. Yeah So look in a democracy 7 out of 10 Americans wanting something would be a layup But if we had a democracy you’ll hear me say it for the thousandth time federal background checks Poland 97% we don’t have them we don’t have them No, the Mitch McConnell block that in the Senate now you get a load of the flip-flops of Donald Trump on this one He says oh, we’re gonna strongly consider it after this shooting right, but wait a minute I thought he said that after the Parkman shooting. Oh, yeah, he did And then he said, oh no, these politicians are scared of the NRA none me, not me He went and talked to that in our ad said okay I’m really scared of them turns out they give me a lot of money and I’m corrupt so I’m not gonna do a damn thing So which one was it? Hey, hey. Hey. Hey, if you’re a Magus Oporto, did you like Donald Trump? Who said he was gonna do something strong about background checks? Or do you like the Donald Trump who did nothing about background checks to make up your mind Which Donald Trump do you like so you you say oh, I’m offended that you call him a liar But he said those two different things so which Donald Trump do you like you tell me? All right, then after this shooting was over just strong We’re gonna be very strong and then he said the report is asking but well, you know I don’t know if there’s an appetite for it now He says there’s not an appetite for the assault assault weapons ban for the other one He said I’ve been talking them for three days trying to discern if there’s an appetite I said, yes, sir He would never say this. Okay? Yeah, Lucy, so we’re gonna have that in a sec But I do I want to combine this He says no appetite for an assault weapons ban So he’s not going to consider even though we didn’t know the polling is there he supposedly cares a lot about polls and ratings you Would think that he would know this But another Republican a pat toomey was asked about this topic and take a look at the way he responded to it my Focus is on keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have guns people who have no legal right to a firearm You know the guns that are described as assault weapons are Almost invariably no more powerful than ordinary hunting rifles They they look different, you know they’re painted black and they’ve got features that an ordinary hunting rifle doesn’t have but they’re no more lethal and And they’re extremely popular and so to ban an extremely popular firearm I I’m not going to support that that would be an infringement on the rights of law-abiding citizens that is Amazing wrong on two camps John is it true that they’re incredibly popular in the state of Pennsylvania? Where is the senator? I Assume so I don’t know. Yeah, so I looked it up 68% it would like to ban it in the state of Pennsylvania ban it no, but that can’t be because he’s right Here’s the thing. So, yes, obviously the thing is they do sell and whether they sell in Pennsylvania or not They do sell and the companies that sell them would like to keep selling them. They’re popular in that respect He’s not saying let’s not ban it because they’re popular and I don’t want to offend the sensibilities of those people It’s that he doesn’t want to hurt the profits of the companies that are selling them Yeah, you know how many people in the state of Pennsylvania oppose a ban on assault weapons? Because he says that’s it’s a popular weapon So I’m sure 90% of opposed the ban, right if it’s that popular like food is popular. Nobody wants to ban food, right? 27% oppose a ban. Yeah now not popular. Also, I think that’s kind of the exact opposite of populum Yeah, not being shot quite popular. I think in Pennsylvania too, actually Yeah, I’m especially it’s very late, but I just want to challenge the media here So you guys think I’m rude when I say pat toomey is a liar But I come at it with truth and facts. What do you come at it with political correctness? Well, it would be rude to accurately challenge pat toomey and say you’re lying about your own state 68% of people in Pennsylvania want to ban assault weapons. Yeah, so why are you lying about it or Do you just have it wrong? Can you please admit to us? You’re a bumbling fool and don’t know your state adult and that’s at a minimum the maximum is you know your state and you’re a goddamn liar and you’re doing it because you’re corrupt and you’re taking checks from the NRA but which one is it Pat Toomey? Because what it isn’t is Accurate. Yeah, but will depress you that. No, they’ll say it’s rude to tell the truth. Don’t tell the truth It’ll be rude it’ll offend the senator from the Honorable gentleman from Pennsylvania. Oh, I’m so sorry that I’m giving offense. So I found the shooting in El Paso and they’re shooting in Dayton to be slightly more offensive to say the least Yeah, well just get ready for tomorrow. Headline New York Times. No appetite for assault weapons ban Ya know says Pat Toomey a biker says Trump in this in this particular case Yeah, so you want to move on to his visit today? No, I don’t know. I’m not done beating them up yet I have two more things to say about it 1 on to me and one on Trump. So to me also said well, ok Americans rights they got rights so luckily I found the Second Amendment for you guys. It wasn’t hard. It’s the second one And so I’m gonna read it to you. They ordered them. Yeah it is Yes and it’s talked about a lot except nobody ever reads it so I Don’t know if this is gonna be considered rude to read the Constitution, but I’ll do it for you says a well-regulated militia. Uh-huh a Well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed see there’s a qualifying part of that sentence that is never ever ever ever mentioned and Enormous ly important. So let me ask you this way. Does anyone think that the mass shooters were a well-regulated militia? Well, if you’re being honest every single person would answer no they were obviously not part of a well-regulated And they were certainly not necessary to the security of a free State. Yeah, given that they clearly did not Have second Amendment rights. And by the way, if you’re not part of a well-regulated militia being necessary For the security of a free State you don’t have second Amendment rights either because the Second Amendment is about that How do I know I just read it? I just read it and you just heard it but every single Gun nut right when you’re conservative in the country will lie about the Second Amendment over and over and it’s kind of like those guys That are religious zealots too. They talk in circles. Well Jesus could walk on water because water could receive Jesus or Muhammad could see the fire from the burning bush and the thing and so could Moses because the bush would burn only in front of Moses and Mohammed, right? So well, I mean and since then it says you have a right to bear arms because you’re part of a well-regulated militia but if you have guns by definition, you’re a part of a militia because of a comma What no plain? English you are not part of a well-regulated militia. You have no goddamn right to a gun. Oh My god, oh my god, then. How will I commit the massacres? Well, we’ll have to sort that out. Later But no the Second Amendment does not say anything of the sort If you don’t trust me go find a constitution find it online Find it in person read it for yourself. And if you can speak English, first of all, if you can’t leave the country If you can speak English here you are I’m just using conservative logic. All right, so there it is There it is. Read the whole goddamn thing So long Trump will never make it through put it put a picture in there. Maybe he’ll read it All right now back to Trump all the points. Yeah, well Back to Trump so then he says Okay. Look I’m talking about very strongly over the last three days talking about the federal background checks Except here’s some part you missed you threatened a veto of federal background checks The house has already passed it Mitch McConnell will not allow it for a vote and Donald Trump says, it doesn’t matter if Mitch McConnell allows the vote in the Senate because I will veto federal background checks God, dammit. Which one is it? Which one? Is it? Are you supporting the Donald Trump? Who says he’s super strong on federal background checks, or the one that says he’ll veto federal background checks And if you think he knows what he’s doing like, oh, it’s the strategies playing both sides No, moron of the highest order or maybe the lowest order Like he probably if you had an honest conversation with him your is buddy or whatever Hey Donnelly, you know, you’re the one blocking federal background checks. No way. I mean, yeah, that’s right. No, wait, what what? Total idiot doesn’t know anything listen and The frustrating thing is that for the Democrats all that they need to campaign on if they want to campaign against Trump and the Republicans And what they’ve done and not done has been written for them every single thing every serious threat against the American people The Republicans are actively disarming the federal government against so if it’s election interference They’re stopping us from being protected If it’s your health care They’re trying to take it away from you If it’s climate change than making sure we don’t do anything if it’s gun violence and making sure we don’t have any reforms whatsoever Like issue after issue after issue, they stand there to make sure that you are vulnerable to these threats and that’s it Hey Democrats, I think they’re so look. You know, what? Give like free membership or something or just get anybody to watch the videos of The Young Turks that are actually politicians I’m not kidding. Okay, cuz they don’t know what they’re doing at all Why don’t you do a press conference where you say federal background checks are ready to go There’s only two people blocking them Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. Okay, you say oh the rest of the massacres are not their fault Okay, you find that controversy. I don’t find it remotely controversial but Let’s put out a marker if they do not pass federal background checks and you put on a giant posters the biggest poster you’ve ever Seen that says 97 percent on it 97 percent of Americans want this and then put out a second giant poster overwhelming majority Republican voters that want it then put out a third giant check of the 50 million dollars in bribes at the NRA gave to Politician to the Republican Party in the last election or in 2016, right? And those are legalized bribes Campaign donations put out those three things and then say if they don’t pass it by the next massacre Can anyone really argue it isn’t their fault? Okay, but no the Democrats go but It’s not that hard it’s not that hard they’re just not trying yeah We should probably take our first break more to get to after that Yes, and then we will get to him visiting and consoling the victims. Oh That ought to go brilliantly wait till you hear what he wrote right after you visited the victims We’ll do that when we come back We hope you’re enjoying this free clip from the young turks If you want to get the whole show and more exclusive content while supporting independent media Become a member at TYT comm slash joined today in the meantime. Enjoy this free sex All right bagging a young turks We’re gonna go to comments as usual members first as usual TYT calms eyes joy to become a member Porkchop Express says John wore the damn shirt That’s the new I wrote the damn bill Bernie sure we get out on at shop T y-t-dot-com Lane says agitprop. It was my favorite show on the network. 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Okay something the dial of ideas All right Ronan won Ronan Juan says Nebraska is split into two electoral votes cars district east is actually purple and went to Obama back in the day eastern Nebraska is where the larger cities are, by the way now look Ronan won I know that but first of all the corporate Democrats lost that seat Anyway, Obama want it but they’re like, oh I got a great idea Let’s do a Republican like guy they ran a guy and they ran him against car Eastman in the primary She beat him in the primary last time Who is anti-choice? He’s the one that lost the Republican in the first place he’s anti-choice and it’s the genius idea of Nancy Pelosi to run him Okay Now they’re gonna waste such total money in a primary trying to run him again Even though carb beat him the last timer now and he was really imagine if they took that money and started now over a year in advance of the election to support her increase her name recognition Could that be worth 2 and a half points? And that’s what the complaint they always have when you run against incumbents Oh boy, you’re wasting money in a primary. Well our choice of money in a primary gears car lock it up Yeah, there’s such liars. Anyway, Jay Dems dot us slash big news to support them Nicholas forces Republicans Nancy included have an appetite for checks not however for checks and balances Oh Like that kind of talk viscous creases marijuana is extremely popular still banned no, no, don’t worry If Joe Biden wins, he’s gonna move it from a Schedule one drug to a schedule 2 drug nice Whoa, I mean 40 years from now when it has 99.9% popular at eat then maybe the Democrats forget the Republicans the Democrats Might do something about it, but show very very bold 65% popular in a democracy you would win immediately Zappa fan on Twitter last one says like these are effing justice Democrats or awesome Agreed Jay Dems dot sorry. Yes, not us slash big news that a donate to the biggest news We make the biggest news to donate to the new candidates. All right, John. What’s next? Okay a little bit more from today. Mm-hmm today Donald Trump visited Dayton Ohio to talk to some of the survivors of the mass shooting this weekend their families hospital staff and His visit has received sort of mixed reviews. It’s hard to know exactly what happened there because people seem to disagree So speaking to reporters after his visit senator sherrod Brown said Trump was comforting in his talks with patients in the hospital But both he and the mayor of Dayton said they used their time with Trump to lobby him to push for an assault weapons ban and stronger background checks among other so there they said that they try to push him for reforms and progress which does not to me read as Critical of the president but he and his staff sure seem to take it that way. So what did Trump say? So first of all, I watch the press conference sherrod Brown Exactly as your reporter John. I saw it with my own eyes. It was like he even said I respectfully told the president that you know, what would help the police officers the most is Banning assault weapons that sometimes are used against them, right? I respectfully told the presence so White House social media director dance cabina jr. Responds with lying and completely Mischaracterizing won’t took place with the president’s visit to the Miami Valley Hospital today Lying about what the way he didn’t ask for an assault weapons, ban. He wasn’t respectful. It’s not a hospital What are you like they’re so weirdly malicious. Look the Democrats barely fight you as it is, right? It’s support and it even just politely ask you for something about dirty liars liars on what? Anyway, that’s them now the president So he does this thing it actually goes relatively Well, there’s protesters but as everybody reports including the Democrats, you know Well received at the hospital which by the way is how it should be. Yes He’s coming to to pay respects and he’s coming to see the wounded and he is the President of the United States of America So overall it goes up pretty well right and and it by the way the the Democrats there the Senator sherrod Brown and the mayor should ask for it when he asks What do you need each they should ask for ban assault weapons because that’s what they believe so everything goes just fine President then you think Trump is going to be? Magnanimous afterwards. No, he says I think my rhetoric brings people together Come really? All right. All right. Hold on then he goes When asked about white supremacy from the reporters, he says I don’t like it whether it’s white supremacy whether it’s any other kind of supremacy What other kinds of supremacy are there in America? Is that a thing? Like is there any? roving band of Asian supremacists in America ginger supremacists destroy Dayton err is there ls1 kind really a Breed Americans here are a minority Latinos are a minority Okay, so I use this example. I know it’s absurd kind of thing But like just so you could like Turks in Germany are a minority talking about Turkish supremacy There would be bizarre and ridiculous Turks in Turkey are the majority You could talk about Turkish supremacy being a problem in Turkey against the Kurds For example, you see that it depends on the situation but right wingers are not that bright. So there look. Oh, yeah So what what about black supremacy? Blacks emergency, where where is it? Okay Yeah it also so he’s asked not about like what’s wrong with white people since our generic question He’s asked to denounce white supremacists specifically and if you’re a trump supporter, you don’t think that he’s the white supremacist, right? Fine then. Why does he feel a knee-jerk need to defend them to obfuscate the issue? Why does he have to both sides it if you agree that this thing that he’s not that you’re not is bad Why can’t he just say that when the guy who shot up El Paso was a white supremacist. Nobody disagrees with that Why can’t he just say it? Why does he and summon right-wing media, which we’re gonna talk about a little bit later on Why do they feel like they have to defend these people? so that’s a great question because It never occurred to me to defend white supremacists or talking about how I’m against other kinds of supremacy Right in this country because there isn’t any other kind of surprise missing in this country, right? So it would never occur to me but it would occur to you if you’re a white supremacist, right? You say well, okay Hey look about the blacks. They got so much power, right? No, not right Anyway one last thing so then he sees Biden talking about the tragedy now Biden criticized Trump But mainly talking about the tragedy and the people who died on what could we do about it? You know what Trump tweets so boring That’s insane. Oh I’m sorry was was Biden boring you talking about the victims of a massacre I mean what kind of an unbelievably insensitive maniacal child rights, so and he did he knew several O’s so Boring, and then he followed it out with the lamestream media will die in the ratings and clicks with this guy We’re talking about ratings as he’s talking about massacres disguised boy. You think that today is about the victims of a terroristic Trump it’s a buzz bomb with the and who has better ratings Trump or Biden If you can’t see the guy’s a megalomaniac there’s something wrong with you and then he continues It will be over for them not to mention the fact that our country will do poorly with him It would be one big crash. But at least China will be happy. Okay, I like to note for the record that he said In a basically almost at a parenthesis not to mention the fact that our country will do poorly with him Like that’s after he talked about the ratings like mainly the ratings will be bad Yeah, but also I guess if you give a damn about the country the country also won’t do well under Biden and oh What are we talking about today? All people who died? Who cares? What are the ratings Babur a fine would do well sleeping job Monster through and through if you can’t see it you’re an idiot so Depressing. Yeah Okay, why don’t we move on other news? Okay. There’s other monsters to deal with. Yes country. Mmm-hmm White supremacy has had a pretty bad week with a lot of people finally seeming to take the threat It poses seriously and think that we need to finally do something about it. But Tucker Carlson is not one of those people But the whole thing is a lie if you were to assemble a list a Hierarchy of concerns of problems this country faces where what white supremacy beyond the list right up there with Russia probably It’s actually not a real problem in America the combined membership of every white Supremacist organization in this country with able to fit inside a college football stadium. I Mean, seriously, this is a country where the average person is getting poorer where the suicide rate is spiking White supremacy, that’s the problem. This is a hoax just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country And keep a hold on power Okay, so look it’s a super serious story, but it’s impossible not to start with Tucker’s face What does that face he does and how come no producer has ever told him dude? You look super weird writing early on people probably tried. Yeah, there’s some things you can’t change. Yeah Did you saw the beginning the clip here? Come to me, right? Yeah, that’s better. Yeah, right there can go to him I don’t need imitated. What is that? Why does he do that? Because Tucker you look super confused in either I’m trying to help you out you like this look does not look strong or anything This looks like I don’t know what I’m about to say. I’m really gonna read that in the prompted. That seems ridiculous. Really Okay, fine white supremacy is not a problem. So look now under the substance Even if you were gonna make this case, which is a maniacal case Would you make it the week that a white supremacist murdered 22 people and injured dozens others? maybe if your goal was To defend white supremacist and to protect their image and confuse people about it. Yeah Yeah, today would be the perfect time then. Could you imagine if after a a? Muslim extremist killed massacred 22 people and injured so many others and did a manifesto about how Islam is the best and we’re gonna dominate you guys and I and I this was a strike against white people and Christians if Ilhan omar came out and said yeah Muslim extremism is overhyped. It’s not a real problem in America What do you think Tiger crossing would do? What do you think? You know? Yeah. Yeah Well, I mean, you can’t fill a football stadium with radical Islamic terrorists Kenya. So by his definition, it’s not a threat. Yeah Are you kidding me a football stadium? Look, there’s some dangerous extremists on all sides of the country I’d be surprised you could fill a room if Muslim extremists in the country. Now the ones that are are very dangerous And so the law enforcement should be tracking all extremists of any race religion etc. But that’s your standard You can’t fill a right? Yeah, I mean look white supremacist terrorists can’t even fill a stadium with him So fifty five thousand of them not a I mean how many massacres are were to go through look? Obviously, that’s actually not the number one problem with his argument. I think it’s obvious We’re gonna get to the number one problem But even if you take what he said at face value, it’s preposterous on all grounds, right? Ok, now we’re not taking it at face value because his definition of white supremacist this well The guy goes and he does cosplay or whatever and he puts on the hood and he’s you know And he gets the burning cross and that slowly once he counts right? Because a lot of the white supremacist you go interview with him they use the n-word over and over again and say that black people are dumb and they’re white people are smartness up and I saw This with my own eyes a reporter that asked this particularly guy happen to be a wizard in the KKK So they’re like so you didn’t obviously you’re a racist that he’s like no, I’m not Okay, my tuggers definition he doesn’t go in the football stadium because he said he’s not a racist So I guess he’s not a white supremacist Even though he thinks all black people are idiots and all white people are geniuses or should rule over them But he’s not a racist. So he doesn’t go in the football stadium still they fill a football stadium. Okay? No, the problem Tucker is When you call immigrants dirty and you talk about them in it as an infestation, and yes I’m about to refer to Nazi Germany. So oh my god, you need to save space do you need to save space and the reason I’m referring to that is because that is how they started they started calling the Jews an infestation a virus and Invasion and they said the Jews will not replace us. Guess what Tucker cross-asset on there The immigrants will not replace us direct quote. Yeah. I don’t know. We always have to have this like debate about our cross Oh is easy white supremacist is he not I tweeted a couple things to that effect This week and people like pushback like he he’s on tape calling Iraqis semi-literate primitive monkeys Didn’t we just go through this with Reagan? We’re even like his close friend was like, yeah, that one’s hard to deny ya know but The white supremacists who then say that there’s no white supremacy think yeah, John He’s not a white supremacist because the Iraqis are monkeys. You see what ok So they they can’t it’s like asking the fish. How’s the water and they go what water? Yeah, it is asking Tucker Carlson has the white supremacy and he goes what white supremacy. Yeah, because he’s surrounded by it That’s that’s what he thinks. That’s what he is his base assumption. So he thinks oh, I’m not a white supremacist. I just think that Middle Easterners are monkeys Latinos are dirty and are invading our country with an infestation and blacks. Don’t get me started on the blacks But why supremacy what do you mean? Yeah, what’s the premise II so but really I want to be fair though So really fast I want to be fair to the facts and then I’ll be fair just carlson. So third effects Is it an issue? Well earlier this er FBI director Christopher Rea told Congress that domestic terrorism is just as equal a threat as international terrorism Race that the bureau had already hailed 100 cases in the first three quarters of 2019 hundreds You know will fill a stadium or anything, but it would mess up your day and mess up your town. That seems pretty serious But I also want to be fair to talk across in like we’re attacking him all of us, but he has supporters So let’s get their perspective on Twitter. I found this this is from a dr David Duke, who said Tucker is right white supremacy is a ziomedia Conspiracy theory the term itself is a lie millions of white activists are not supremacist We seek not to oppress or destroy any race human rights for all even for white people stop anti-white racism I don’t know that guy, but he’s very Enthusiastic about it’s caused by the way in the midst of saying that he’s not a white supremacist He says I owe media referring to Zionists referring to the Jews Yeah and David Duke also But this support, is it new because Previously that guy who apparently is a doctor had said can’t cook the tuck Tucker Carlson does it again? This is Becca during the confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch and this other guy He’s got a big following Richard Spencer had tweeted previously Tucker has become a major public figure not simply for his talents and good humor but because he has raised the specter of nationalism national disintegration and anti white hatred often implicitly and Increasingly explicitly if you’re not familiar with Richard Spencer That’s good because he’s actually a Nazi but he’s a big fan of soccer. Carlson has been for a long time And of course if you’ve been living in a cave David Duke was a Grand Wizard of the KKK I really hope that goes to that side. Okay, and I What did he say? I kind of liked it You can’t tuck the cut can’t cut the top now. I like we can tuck the tuck better All right look last thing here if you think Latino immigrants are dirty you’re a racist. So now people are gonna say no way matter if you see that Yes you morons If you travel 2,000 miles in under desperate situations, yes, you need a shower That’s not the point. But as human beings as homo sapiens as fellow People they are not more dirty than white people or people that live in this country. Yeah, and so when you every group that has attacked a minority in the history of humanity has called them dirty and Infestation, etc. It doesn’t you don’t even have to go to the Nazis You can almost every group that’s ever done it in humanity has said the others are Dirty and on our problem and are gonna bring disease and we must protect ourselves from them So if you use that kind of language, you are a racist, you know Who use they use that against by the way in this country before? Italians we got a story later on the show about how eleven Italians were lynched in America in the late 1800s because partly of the Racism that we did against Italians back then and guess what we called them dirty and So now no Italians are clean. The Irish are clean. Everything’s clean now, except a dirty Latinos Yeah, if you say that you might be a white supremacist. In fact take the word might out. Yeah Thing right? Yeah. All right. We’ll be right back You