Signs of a fractured Republican Party?


CRUMBS. MARIA: SHE KEEPS ON GOING. IT’S ACTUALLY INCREDIBLE. JOINING THE CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW TO WEIGH IN IS CRTV HOST FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR WHO WILL BE SPEAKING AT CPAC, GOOD TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. MARIA: YOU WILL BE UP THERE WITH MICK MULVANEY AND WE WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE ON WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT FROM THE PRESIDENT LATER TODAY?>>I’M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE. I WAS ON THE AGENDA LAST YEAR AS WELL AND I’VE BEEN TO CPAC FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW AND I WILL BE INTERVIEWING OMB DIRECTOR MICK AS A — MULL DEPUTY MULVANE MICK AS A — MULL DEPUTY MULVANY MICK AS A — MULL DEPUTY MULVAN. I GOT UP AT 4:00 THIS MORNING, PEOPLE WERE ONLINE BEFORE THEN. I THINK AT 3:00 A.M. SO THAT THEY COULD GET INSIDE, GET THROUGH SECURITY TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY TO AMERICA.>>JANINE, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BIGGEST MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY COMING OUT OF CPAC, WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE PRIMARY FOCUS AND MESSAGE BEING DELIVERED?>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SAY NANCY PELOSI, KEEP ON TALKING BECAUSE HER COMMENTS WILL BE ALL OVER IN REGARDS TO THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS AND FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS AS WELL. I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS REALLY GOING TO TALK ABOUT HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE JUST LIKE PENCE SAID, WITH THE TAX CUT, FOR EXAMPLE, OH, MY GOODNESS, THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS THAT ARE GETTING HIGHER WAGES, MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER BENEFIT THAT IS THE COMPANIES WILL BE PROVIDING, I THINK OVER 300 COMPANIES NOW, HE WILL DEFINITELY HIT ON THAT AND ALSO TALK ABOUT HOW NANCY PELOSI CALLS THESE BONUSES CRUMBS AND MAYBE TO HER IT’S CRUMBS, MAYBE THAT’S THE CHANGE SHE CARRIES IN HER PURSE, MAYBE THAT’S REAL MONEY FOR REAL AMERICANS AND MONEY THAT FOLKS WILL NEED FOR FAMILIES, THEIR HOUSEHOLDS, FOR A BETTER LIFE. LEE: ONE OF THE THINGS, I HAVE BEEN GETTING QUESTIONS OF FOLKS, 40 PEOPLE ON GOP SIDE AREN’T RUNNING AGAIN IN MIDTERMS AND A LOT OF THEM SAYING IS THIS A SIGN THAT PEOPLE AREN’T SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT, FRACTURED REPUBLICAN PARTY, THEY ARE ENERGETIC, CAN YOU TELL WHAT YOU SAY IT FEELS LIKE TO BE THERE AND DOES IT FEEL LIKE A UNIFIED REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT IT’S NOT?>>WELL, ON THE ONE HAND, YOU HAVE A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE ESTABLISHMENT AND YOU HAVE THOSE WHO ARE STILL THE TEA PARTY PEOPLE AND BELIEVE IN SMALLER GOVERNMENT AND SO I ALSO SEE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE NEW FACES THAT ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE, SO THE FACT THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION, I DON’T SEE THAT AS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, I SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE VOICES, FOR MORE PEOPLE TO CARRY THAT CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE TO

The politics minute GOP candidate says MeToo is about victimization US news


The politics minute GOP candidate says MeToo is about victimization US news In today’s politics news: Arizona Senate candidates hide from reporters; Booker goes to Iowa; and an ad with puppies In today’s politics news: Arizona Senate candidates hide from reporters; Booker goes to Iowa; and an ad with puppies Good evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the politics minute by email, sign up. Kevin Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, made controversial comments to the New York Times at the weekend. He said North Dakotans cannot understand this “movement toward victimization”, adding: “They are pioneers of the prairie. These are tough people whose grandparents were tough and great-grandparents were tough.” He added of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight, “the world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far.” Will this cause a backlash? Likely not, Cramer is known for making controversial off-the-cuff comments and has done so before about the confirmation fight surrounding Kavanaugh. So how does Kavanaugh affect the race? Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, who previously voted for Neil Gorsuch, voted against Kavanaugh. In a race where polling now consistently has her facing a double-digit deficit against Cramer, Republicans pointed to her vote as a defiant parting shot by a rival facing long odds. Arizona has one of the most competitive Senate races in the country where two congresswomen are facing off in a race crucial for control of the Senate. But while Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally may disagree on most issues, they do agree on one thing, avoiding the media, as noted by the Arizona Republic. What this means. It’s yet another touchstone of how politics has changed in recent decades with politicians increasingly avoiding the mainstream media. The contrast is particularly striking in Arizona, which had long been represented by John McCain, who was notoriously accessible. Perhaps the official curtain raiser on the 2020 Democratic primary was Cory Booker’s appearance at the Iowa Democratic party’s annual fall dinner on Saturday. The New Jersey Democrat was in the first-in-the-nation caucus state ostensibly to campaign for November candidates up and down the ticket. However, for a potential presidential candidate, it’s always good to show up in Iowa. So is he running? Probably, though Booker played coy about it at the event. He has already placed staffers on various campaigns in Iowa, a traditional step by potential presidential candidates hoping to build up an organization in the state. What does it mean for 2018? It’s a boost for candidates in Iowa who are in a competitive swing state and need all the help they can get. In Texas’s gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Greg Abbott is leading by a margin of 53% to 33% over Democrat Lupe Valdez. Abbott has long been expected to cruise to victory and the poll from Emerson is yet another data point. Why this matters. Unlike the governor’s race, the Senate race in Texas is relatively competitive. The two candidates Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke have garnered a significant amount of national attention. But, while Cruz can count on coattails and major resources from Abbott, Valdez is likely to be a drag. What are her issues? First, her fundraising has been anemic. As of the last reporting period, Abbott had 100 times more money than she did. Also, her most recent burst of press attention was when she lost her gun. While it’s not uncommon for firearms owners to misplace their weapon, Valdez was elected sheriff of Dallas County. Freedom Caucus member David Brat has an ad out where he appears with puppies. Brat won his seat in 2014 after a shocking upset of House majority leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. He is now in a tight Virginia race in a suburban Richmond district against Democratic candidate Abigail Spanberger, who campaigns partly on the strength of being a former CIA case officer. Why puppies? Because who doesn’t like puppies? Also, it gives Brat an opportunity to tout legislation he backed to end federally funded medical testing on dogs. Will this help? Puppies never hurt. But Brat is in a tight race against a well funded Democratic opponent. The question is whether in a year where voters are focused on more pressing issues like healthcare and the economy if anyone actually is swayed by puppies.

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Meg Kinnard and Jamie Lovegrove Talk Politics


Welcome to This Week In South
Carolina. I’m Gavin Jackson. Campaign season is heating up
especially in South Carolina where Democratic candidates
continue to visit the first in the south primary state but that’s not
all. Last week, former governor, Mark Sanford announced he would
run against the president Donald Trump in the Republican
primary. But I’m here to tell you now
that I am going to get in. You’re going to run for
president against Donald Trump in the Republic race? I am. I
think that as a Republican Party we have lost our way and I’d say
so on a couple different fronts. Those were the
words of former governor and congressmen Mark Sanford this
past week as he announced his bid to run for president. His
announcement came more than a month after he said he was
thinking about challenging President Donald Trump on behalf
of fiscal conservatives who are worried about the skyrocketing
deficit under the Trump Administration. Sanford is also
seeking to spur debate on what it means to be a Republican in
the Trump era and joins two other Republicans challenging
him. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld and former
Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. But it’ll be hard going for
Sanford to gain any traction. He’s about a million dollars available but
fundraising will likely be difficult. In a desire to run a
multi state campaign his way instead hiring outside help
will also be a factor. In fact, Sanford won’t even be on
the ballot and South Carolina because the state Republican
Party executive committee voted against holding a primary next
year. But the democratic primary on
February twenty ninth is still on and candidates continue to
flock to the state. Recent polling shows that former vice president
Joe Biden remains a top favorite for South Carolinians.
Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren continue to
fight for second place while Senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete
Buttigieg continue to round out the top five in polling.
Campaigns continue to court voters especially the Black
vote which makes of a majority the democratic voters in the
state but it remains an up hill climb for candidates in South
Carolina to wrangle voters away from Biden, something
candidates will be working at over the next five months. Joining us to discuss the twenty
twenty campaign is Meg Kinnard with the
Associated Press and Jamie Lovegrove with the Post and
Courier.Guys welcome back.Thanks good to be back.Good summer?Busy
Just a touch.A little tan. It’s after Labor Day and
we’re picking up as you guys know all these campaigns are
kind of kicking into gear more so but one other thing is kind
of happening here in South Carolina. We’ve seen a lot of Democrats a
few jumping out of the race but we’ve seen one Republican jump
into the race and that is Mark Sanford the former governor and
congressmen. Meg, we’ve heard a lot about that this week we’ve
heard a lot of speculation for the past month about this. What
is Mark Sanford’s goal for getting into this race? What
Mark Sanford says at least when he’s talking to reporters which
has been basically what he’s done since he officially got
into this race a few days ago is saying he really wants to have
a conversation about the national debt. He says that none
of the Republicans none of the Democrats are really doing that
as far as he sees as effective in the campaign so far and this
is always been Mark Sanford’s baby. This has been the issue on
which she has harped and he’s talked about the most during
both of his times in Congress as well has his governorship in
his two terms. So that’s what he says he’s doing, that he wants
to insert that into the conversation. But what he’s also
doing is inserting himself back into the conversation in
between the gap between the end of his governorship in the
beginning of his congressional term the second go around Mark
Sanford was kind of at a loss of what to do and we saw a lot
of him then in media interviews and kind of just offering
himself up for things. Well now is offering himself up again
only this time it’s in the form of a presidential campaign. So
we’re seeing him a lot more on television, he’s talking about
his favorite issue but he also has brought himself back into
the national consciousness which was also part of his goal.
And is this the best way to do it Jamie, as a presidential
contender? I mean he wants to have a conversation about
things that doesn’t seem like people want to have a about, and
that’s deficit. Outside of getting a cable contributor
contract I think this is probably the best way to
guarantee yourself some significant air time on CNN and
MSNBC and Fox which she’s been doing a lot of over the last
few weeks. You know he of course was
talking about potentially creating a think tank
to focus on some of these issues and I would be not
surprised one bit if that’s where this ends up you know a
couple months down the line here when it you know becomes
increasingly clear that that he doesn’t pose any sort of
electorial threat to Trump. But he’s been pretty clear that he
does not think he really knows. Flat out said he does not expect
to win. I don’t know how much clearer he could be.
But this is the way of of starting that conversation. And
I think what will be interesting to see is between the the few
challengers that have emerged to President Trump in the
Republican primary Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, Joe Walsh former Illinois
congressman Bill Weld former Massachusetts governor. You know
they have taken different tax so far in terms of their,
the way that they are going after the president or going
after the issues. Sanford as we say is very very focused on the
deficit and the debt and really not talking about much about
Trump as a person, where as Joe Walsh is pretty much
exclusively talking about Trump as a as a character as a figure
as a leader and what he views as his deficiencies there and
you know my sense talking to Republican voters over the last
few years and those who are not supportive of the president
which is not that many is least in South Carolina but they are
out there is I think there’s more space in the field of the
president’s character issues that when folks say they are
Republicans and they’ve been Republicans for a long time and
they’re not so right now oftentimes they’ll talk about
the tweets or they’ll talk about the rhetoric that he uses
against immigrants you know all kinds of issues like that.
That’s really what Joe Walsh has been talking about. You know
there are Republicans who certainly are concerned parties
lost its way when it comes to debt and the deficit and Sanford
was speaking to them but you know the odds that anyone is
going to seriously take away from Trump support among
Republicans you know it’s it’s extremely unlikely. And one of
the things Mark Sanford said this week is that he wants
to have this debate so he can make, you know, a better
Republican candidate. Make Trump better.
But if you have someone like Joe Walsh out there really
kind of going after you know these top line things when we
look up you know why people have issues with Trump which is
this personality not necessarily spending does that
mean that Joe also could be more of a media darling than
Mark Sanford when it comes to getting air time to slam Trump?
It all just kind of depends. I mean we’ll talk about this
perhaps in a little bit but Mark Sanford’s not gonna be
campaigning here. He’s going to be campaigning on national
television. That’s basically what he’s been doing so far and
I believe that that’s the way that his campaign is going to
continue but he knows that he doesn’t really have a whole lot
of space to go after President Trump for a lot of different
things. I mean that the president’s already been
tweeting several times about the Appalachian Trail and
Argentina and all the things that Mark Sanford wishes that
we wouldn’t talk about whenever he is in a campaign or or
running for something but that’s reality and he has to
accept that and so he is trying to keep that conversation in
his lane in the the place where he really you know it’s it’s
focusing his attention and that’s the economics and the
national deficit conversation. So you know some of the other
candidates, Walsh and Welds, they are going to have
opportunities that he isn’t to bring in different sorts of you
know ways to antagonize and go after President Trump but
ultimately it really is probably not really can make
that much of a difference. And you know I mean I think the
very first day of his campaign was almost symbolic in a way. I
think you know based on all the reports that I saw he clearly
spent the day on a bus from DC to New York doing cable hits in
various spots spending is time on the bus calling up reporters
all over the country to talk to them about his run and that
feels like, you know emblematic of the way this
campaign is going to be spending a lot of time trying
to get his message out in the media. You know with that being
said I think you and the A.P. reported that Iowa and New
Hampshire are gonna have primaries unlike South Carolina
I’m sure we can talk about that soon so you know they can spend
some time on the ground there too and do some of their retail
politics and Mark Sanford does enjoy he really enjoys
that sort of person to person campaigning that that you know
going in and talking to folks in diners and just
philosophizing about the issues of this country.
Of course it’s statewide campaign versus presidential
campaign. It’s a little different in South Carolina like
our Democratic hot candidates know, but Jamie we’re talking about that
you know you’re looking at the you’re covering the S.C.G.O.P.
executive committee of the state Republican Party, the executive
voted last week, next to twenty twenty primary.
They said it was a cost cutting measure and also they have an
incumbent in the White House they support. Is really
just to make sure that they don’t have any any issues going
forward with people like Mark Sanford or is it just saying
hey we’ve done this before, this is what we do now? It depends on
who you ask, right, so yes and the stated reason from from
Drew McKissick the Republican Party chairman of South Carolina
and several of the other executive committee members
that I spoke to is the cost. the South Carolina election
commission says that it would cost about one point two
million dollars to put on a Republican presidential
preference primary that’s funded by the state,so that’s
our taxpayer dollars you know I’m sure you can make an
argument education’s been a big issue right now. How many
teachers could you hire for one point two million dollars?
So there is a legitimate argument on that point, you know
what they of course also say is that they point to that history
that track record and Democrats not holding
primaries in most elections when they have an incumbent in
the White House you know of course there is a counter
example which is nineteen ninety two when Republicans did have a
primary for George H. W. Bush and Pat Buchanan
actually got like a quarter of the vote here and David Duke,
former member of the KKK also got seven percent of
the vote here. So they have done this before and you could say
that this election is frankly more analogous to nineteen
ninety two that is those others because we do have several
former elected officials running for president. They say
that they don’t consider any of these folks to be serious
legitimate contenders and we look at the polls you know so
we did, the Post and Courier did a poll with Change Research
in which we tested Mark Sanford and Trump head to head and
Trump beat Stanford ninety five percent to two among Republican
primary voters. What was interesting in that poll is we
did ask folks too, do you want a Republican primary? Even if
Trump is the only candidate and sixty percent said yes I think
there is still a sense among the Republican electorate then
there’s sort of a Democratic norm the you just hold the
primary and you give people an option you know in a way of
showing that they either support the president or don’t and of
course you know there are some folks who say politically we
better have a primary to run up the score and
show the support he has so there’s there’s a lot of
arguments on all sides there. He’d probably be doing on Twitter and again
we’re talking about nineteen ninety two verses here we are
twenty nineteen twenty twenty primary, I mean things have
changed substantially in politics and the landscape here
so I’m sure that, it would have been interesting to see how this
work going forward at least in South Carolina possibly in
other states. But what are you reporting? What was the fallout
from that decision from what you reported?
So what I heard when I spoke with Republicans across
the state as A.P. was working on a story as Jamie
just reference about New Hampshire and Iowa both
remaining committed to having their early selection process
used whether it’s a primary or a caucus in Iowa. But what I
heard from Republicans across South Carolina
many of whom weren’t willing to put their names to this but the
sentiment was exactly as Jamie just referenced why not have a
primary anyway because that goes along with some deeply
held beliefs within the Republican Party of a personal
liberty of a personal choice of a you know let’s let’s go in
and just make our voices heard and it also some of the
Republican I spoke to told me if it were to be as a
resounding a victory for the president as some polling would
indicate well wouldn’t that give him a bump, and a feeling
of momentum going into any other states where there might
be a contested primary election. So there was a bit of confusion
really but also again these were people who weren’t
necessarily willing to put their names to this because
Republicans in South Carolina even though the party does
control all of our statewide elected offices the
governorship the lieutenant governorship in most of our
congressional delegation all of the state house is up for
reelection next year along with the president everything else
but I mean you know our state lawmakers even if they are
Republicans strong conservatives they’re not going to be willing
to speak out necessarily against their own party in any
way because they’re on the ballot and so that’s you know
what I was hearing from some of the folks I talked to but again
there was a frustration that the party that this executive
committee which is composed of of you know several dozen
representatives within the party county chairman and and
other officials but not represented of the entire party
it’s not like they had some sort of a referendum where they
really just put that vote to Republicans said okay what do
you guys really want and so I think that there is you know it
as a sentiment of well I kind of wish that this it happened
for a variety of different reasons. And they’re saving one
point two million dollars mean Mark Sanford and you know if you
talk about deficits and debt I mean maybe that could be
seen as I said to somebody else or any other campaigns everyone
knows you have anyone who you know covered Mark Sanford’s
governorship like he was a he’s a very frugal guy when it comes
to the state’s tax dollars. And just to wrap it up and and kinda along that
vein Jamie he only has about one point three million dollars
in his congressional company he can use if he transfers.Where
does he go forward when you look at fundraising potential
staffing at this point and trying to at least…Well he’s
definitely got to start fundraising if he wants to last
much longer than a couple months I mean depends though on
what kind of organization he builds you know there’s been
some reporting this week you know that you know he’s basically and this is my sense
too from talking to folks in Sandford’s orbit that he’s
running pretty much the show himself right now. You know he has been
in touch with pretty much all of his former staffers.I’ve talk to
some of them and you know he’s talked but always reach out to
them maybe kind of testing the waters on whether or not they’d
be interested in coming on the help but I think also just just
checking in with them for advice.
So if he doesn’t if he doesn’t building extends organization
they just need that much money because he can run a kind of
thrifty shop and and it would
you know but he one would think he would want to start raising
some money and and there could be some avenues there I mean
there are some some pretty wealthy Republican donors.
Long time Republican donors that are not big fans of
President Trump. You know you could be even
potentially see maybe going to the coke world libertarians
sort of much more aligned ideologically Mark Sanford
than Donald Trump and seeing if they might be willing to to
help out a little bit. My inclination would be
that they probably won’t just because they’re not going to
give their money to a losing cause.
But yes if he wants to run any type of serious campaign he’s
gonna have start raising money pretty soon.So wrapping up there
with Mark Sanford, switching to the Democrats. Who will be
having a primary in South Carolina? They will indeed.Be
interesting to see who still standing because we have seen
some drop out but recent polls over the summer show former vice
president Joe Biden still really maintaining his
lead and not having any real big dips in fact a recent CBS
YouGov poll this week showed him with a forty three percent
lead Sanders with eighteen percent, Warren at fourteen
percent Harris and Buttigieg wrapping up. So this is good news for the
bank I mean they survive the summer other campaigns had some
issues seem like touching go here but Biden maintained and
despite some gaps here and there doesn’t seem like it’s
been that big of an issue. He’s plowing straight ahead and
his numbers as you mentioned do remain strong in South Carolina
again though what we hear from voters as all of us spend time
throughout the state of these events is there is still a
feeling very strong feeling of positivity toward the former
vice president because of his proximity to the Obama
Administration clearly was the number two ranking official in
that administration but when I asked voters why do you like
Joe Biden ninety five percent of them probably say well I
really respect what he did with President Obama or I like
President Obama or the Obama years were as good time for me
and here’s why. So there is still a lot of that.I mean Joe
Biden came into this primary obviously with the highest name
recognition you can possibly have in this Democratic field
of candidates so that automatically brought his
numbers up and they’ve stayed high because of a lot of things
but you know the the responses that I hear from people that
are not about policy they’re not necessarily about well I
really like his ideas for health care I mean it you know
there’s he’s talked about what he would like to change with
the affordable Care Act so he’s not pretending that you know
the what he worked on in the Obama Administration is a
hundred percent perfect but I don’t hear from a lot of voters
who were really happy with how it’s worked out for them either
so they would like to see something different happening
in terms of of that particular lane. But it’s more of a an
emotional connection I think at least from what I’ve seen here
in South Carolina of I really like Joe Biden because I liked
him in this previous time. That doesn’t mean those people will
go away and they they’re still with him and there are some
people I’ve talked to who remain committed and don’t
aren’t even willing to list any other options when I asked for
her your top three candidates it’s just Joe Biden and that it
but they’re obviously are other people other plenty of voters
who were still shopping and Joe Biden may be in their top one
two or three but they’re not necessarily committed and there
could be a variety of things that would cause them to
ultimately to somebody else. Yeah and Jamie kinda along the
line I mean that YouGov polls service, YouGov polls did show
that when the top reasons people like Biden is because of
Obama,his connection eighty five percent falls by his policy
stances. What are voters telling you when you’re at these events
too?Some of what Meg is saying? What are people’s thoughts on
Joe Biden in this race right now Yeah I mean you know when you
talk to folks who have personally know Joe Biden for a
long time in South Carolina Trip King who was Fritz
Hollings got to know Biden very personally the USC football player
met Biden while he was there became a top aide for him and I
ran for Congress here a couple years ago. You know something I
think they hit on well is that you know folks in South
Carolina it’s not his name ID it’s it’s it’s more sort of
brand ID they know who Joe Biden is and Biden himself and
said this in terms of, I’ve asked him how do you explain
how much support you have here? People know him on a deeper,
feel like they know him on a deeper level if you like them
on a personal level he’s come to the states so many times
over the years more than a dozen times just since two
thousand six to speak at various events and to help
various candidates campaign so there are a lot of former
candidates who owe gratitude of debt to the former vice
president for that reason so he does have that well of support
you know of course Bakari Sellers has sort of said this
well he’s supporting Kamala Harris in the race you know
he’s argued that Biden support is wide but not deep in South
Carolina. This idea that he has the most support but a lot of
the supporters are not necessarily stuck, you know
stick in that and that’s really going to stick with him over
the law long haul and could be persuaded to go somewhere else.
That’s what all of Joe Biden’s opponents are hoping for. But
what he’s really benefiting from right now is the size of
this field you know. While he’s always polled by far the highest
it’s not like it’s always been a poll in which he’s had a
majority of the support. The problem is that everyone else
is dividing up the rest of the the the votes and I think
especially for for some of those voters who will just go
to Biden by default it’s partly because the field is so big
they are not gonna spend all their time thinking about
politics Joe Biden’s the one that they know the one that
they feel like they can trust and they don’t have to research
twenty other people to get to that point if the field was one
two three other people as it’s starting to feel a little more-
the number actually dedicated to coming through- that could
change the calculus a little bit and then could change the
dynamic for voters so if that happens if someone starts
emerging and start creating a head to head situation with
Biden that could change you know example Elizabeth Warren Bernie
Sanders number two and number three they’re dividing that
sort of progressive vote and that’s gonna make it much
harder to take Biden now. Another thing people like about
Biden is that he is, has the ability to beat Donald Trump is
what they say but he’s the most likely candidate to beat Donald
Trump so that have to factor into a
lot of things too I mean of of going
on with what Jamie was saying.To me there’s still time, five
months that that electability is
something that people haven’t really been able to shake from.
Sure and you know when you ask Democrats really what’s it
gonna take? Who who are you going to support? I mean that’s
their solid answer regardless of the name to which took
that’s attached to it it’s who else is going to be Donald Trump
Period. Full stop. That’s what I really care about. So with Joe
Biden for all the reasons that we’ve discussed for his decades
of experience in public service and even in some of the highest
offices in the whole country sure people do kind of put him
into that slot in terms of I can see that head to head I can
see Donald Trump and Joe Biden going after each other on a
debate stage really competing and I can see Joe Biden winning
so they do kind of just you place him in that space but
let’s not forget South Carolina isn’t the first primary they
were going to have next year. It’s going to be New Hampshire
and Iowa there’s Nevada and you know it’s the first in the
south certainly but what happens in those other contest
is going to have a direct and immediate effect on what
happens here. Certainly the field will look different than
it does now it will be smaller who knows by how many but those
races in those those contest the will happen will have a
direct impact on what happens here in South Carolina. And you
may know he told you that it’s as firewall and that that he
sees South Carolina as his firewall.I talked to Bernie
Sanderes, he says yeah everyone says it’s their firewall. I
wanna switch. We have about five minutes left. Meg you were
talking a minute ago about Warren kind of pealing
support off of these lower tier candidates and least I’ve
overseen her here in South Carolina. What’s the explanation
for that? What’s going on with Warren versus Sanders as they
battled it out and again is is Jamie reference
a moment ago they do occupy the more progressive lane of the
Democratic Party that’s no secret and voters are sometimes
considering a choice between the two really.
Not necessarily all the time but the they recognize Bernie
Sanders name from his previous run clearly his name ID was not
as high as Joe Biden’s but pretty high coming into this
whole campaign. So as voters though learn more about
Elizabeth Warren what I hear from them and she’s been
spending increasingly more time here in South Carolina, not
as much as some of the other campaigns but she has been
focusing on it more. What I hear from them is the more they hear
from her the more interested in her they become and these are
people who supported Bernie Sanders last time these are
people who really kinda weren’t sure where they were gonna fall
this time on the spectrum so that some of them tell me they
wouldn’t even consider themselves being potential
Bernie Sanders supporters so it’s not like they’re just
looking for a progressive candidate but they see her they
like her and they see also some of them tell me they see her
electability as pretty decent too so in picturing somebody
else who’s not Joe Biden going up against Donald Trump next
November it seems that summer starting to coalesce about
thinking about Elizabeth Warren. and Jamie with about three
minutes, talk about these other campaigns and we have
seen Beto O’Rourke come through the state.He’s rekindling.Trying
to get more momentum again. There’s a pretty rough AP story
out the other day about just how things are going for him
and then you know Senator Kamala Harris’s campaign. Internal
documents said that they had a summer slump. Where are these two campaigns
looking like in South Carolina right now just generally and we
can talk? Yeah I mean there are a lot of folks that are working
very hard here you know I would say Kamala Harris campaign is
one of the biggest organizing presences at this point. Cory
Booker is hired very well in South Carolina Beto O’Rourke has
a pretty extensive team at this point and consistently gets
really big crowds all these can intend to get pretty big crowds
and I think the question for a lot of them is how do they
translate that apparent enthusiasm every
time they come here into actual support in the polls. You know
there has been a lot of talk over the summer about the
enthusiasm gap for Biden then this is why folks some folks
like Bakari Sellers feel like there’s an opportunity, there is
while he’s leading in the polls sometimes it doesn’t feel like
that at some of his events. He’s not getting necessarily as
being crowns as as a Warren is as Kamala Harris is
so you know they are certainly all working very aggressively
again you know the problem just comes down to how do you
distinguish you usually have a a two tag battle you have to
distinguish yourself among the sort of everyone other than
Biden and you have to distinguish yourself against
Biden and and it’s kind of difficult when nobody is able
to get through the first part of that challenge and then
become the you know the alternative to Biden for so
many voters.We have one minute left. We’re taping this Thursday
morning so we’re not going to be able to
talk debate stuff. Three hourlong
debate tonight, but we are all going to be at Galvin’s Ferry on
Monday. There will be some candidates
there include some big names. Meg what should we be looking
for at Galvin’s Ferry? Is it going to be kind of so
much what we saw with the Jim Clyburn’s fish fry?
This is going to be some old school politicing. and only in a
place like South Carolina. I mean we’re gonna have
bluegrass music, we gonna have clogging to start the night
off we’re gonna be hearing from these candidates making their
pitch literally on the stump to to voters up in the Pee Dee so
it should be quite a night. We’re not gonna have as big of a
crowd as for the Clyburn fish fry but should be some fun. Yeah
We’ll be out there will be doing a mini pod for the South
Carolina Lede too and we’ll be covering for everyone to see so
I appreciate you guys Meg and Jamie for both being on and I thank you for
tuning in and don’t forget to check out the South Carolina
Lede the political podcast that can be found on your podcast app
on any mobile device. Each week I recap the weekly political
news with reporters who cover it like these two. From the Kennedy
Greenhouse Studio on the campus of the university of South
Carolina I’m Gavin Jackson ♪

Tucker Carlson slams Stacey Abrams for her ‘identity politics’


-Fox News host Tucker Carlson
took aim at Stacey Abrams for her defense of one of
the most controversial ideas in America —
identity politics. She often argues that embracing
identity politics and empowering
marginalized groups is how the nation can grow. Carlson, however,
doesn’t see it that way. The marginalized, she writes,
include “women, Native Americans,
African-Americans, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.” The dominant are everyone
who’s left. So do the subtraction. That’s only one group. You know exactly who they are,
and so does Stacey Abrams. She says these people,
these unnamed people, are responsible for
the suffering of everyone else, and we need to overthrow them. -His comments come amid
a wave of criticism from President Trump
and the GOP against the rising
Democratic star. Trump said it would be
a mistake for Abrams to run in the 2020
Georgia Senate race on the same day she delivered
the Democratic response to his State
of the Union address. Democratic leaders, in contrast, applauded her response
and urged her to run. -I think Stacey is a rising star
inside of the party. I think she showed
what’s possible in Georgia. We’re looking at
a new swing state. And I think she reflects
the diversity of the country, reflects the diversity
of the party. -Even former Vice President
Joe Biden praised Abrams, adding that she achieved
in her brief speech what Trump failed to do in
over an hour.

‘I Broke The Law’: Felicity Huffman Issues Statement After Sentencing | NBC News Now


WANTS TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. YOU ARE LOOKING AT LIVE PICTURES YOU ARE LOOKING AT LIVE PICTURES FROM BOSTON WHERE FELICITY FROM BOSTON WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN IS LEAVING COURT AFTER HUFFMAN IS LEAVING COURT AFTER SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS FOR SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS FOR HER ROLE IN THE COLLEGE HER ROLE IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL. ADMISSION SCANDAL. HUFFMAN IS BEING ORDERED TO PAY HUFFMAN IS BEING ORDERED TO PAY A $30,000 FINE, DO 250 HOURS OF A $30,000 FINE, DO 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. COMMUNITY SERVICE. RON ALLEN IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE RON ALLEN IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE COURTROOM. COURTROOM. RON, CAN YOU RUN US THROUGH WHAT RON, CAN YOU RUN US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED IN THERE TODAY? HAPPENED IN THERE TODAY?>>YOU SEE ALL THIS AREA>>YOU SEE ALL THIS AREA SETTLING DOWN AND PEOPLE GOING SETTLING DOWN AND PEOPLE GOING BACK TOWARDS THE COURTHOUSE. BACK TOWARDS THE COURTHOUSE. THE BIG ENTOURAGE OF A COUPLE THE BIG ENTOURAGE OF A COUPLE DOZEN PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, SHE DOZEN PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, SHE WAS WALKING STRAIGHT — LOOKING WAS WALKING STRAIGHT — LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD. STRAIGHT AHEAD. SAID NOTHING. SAID NOTHING. JUST DISAPPEARED INTO A BIG JUST DISAPPEARED INTO A BIG BLACK SUV AND OFF INTO BOSTON BLACK SUV AND OFF INTO BOSTON SOMEWHERE. SOMEWHERE. SHE HAS SIX WEEKS TO REPORT TO A SHE HAS SIX WEEKS TO REPORT TO A FACILITY. FACILITY. WE BELIEVE IT’S A FACILITY, A WE BELIEVE IT’S A FACILITY, A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN CALIFORNIA. CALIFORNIA. I’M NOT SURE HOW CLOSE IT IS TO I’M NOT SURE HOW CLOSE IT IS TO WHERE SHE LIVES. WHERE SHE LIVES. DEFENSE REQUESTED THAT. DEFENSE REQUESTED THAT. SHE HAS WHAT SHE WAS SENTENCED, SHE HAS WHAT SHE WAS SENTENCED, FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, SHE FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, SHE REMAINED COMPOSED. REMAINED COMPOSED. SHE DID NOT CRY. SHE DID NOT CRY. HER HUSBAND DID NOT REACT. HER HUSBAND DID NOT REACT. HE WAS ALSO QUITE STOIC WHEN SHE HE WAS ALSO QUITE STOIC WHEN SHE WAS SENTENCED. WAS SENTENCED. SHE WAS STARING DOWN. SHE WAS STARING DOWN. THE JUDGE SAID SOMETHING TO THE JUDGE SAID SOMETHING TO AFFECT OF, GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE AFFECT OF, GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE NOW. NOW. YOU WILL GET PAST THIS. YOU WILL GET PAST THIS. CLEARLY, THE JUDGE WAS TRYING TO CLEARLY, THE JUDGE WAS TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE OF 14 DAYS IN SEND A MESSAGE OF 14 DAYS IN PRISON. PRISON. PROSECUTION WANTED A MONTH. PROSECUTION WANTED A MONTH. THE DEFENSE BEGGED — PLEADED THE DEFENSE BEGGED — PLEADED FOR LENIENCY SAYING THAT NOBODY FOR LENIENCY SAYING THAT NOBODY WAS HARMED BY THIS. WAS HARMED BY THIS. BUT APPARENTLY, CLEARLY, THE BUT APPARENTLY, CLEARLY, THE JUDGE DID NOT SEE IT THAT WAY. JUDGE DID NOT SEE IT THAT WAY.>>RON, HUFFMAN RELEASED A>>RON, HUFFMAN RELEASED A STATEMENT. STATEMENT. IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S BEEN IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S BEEN CONTRITE AND APOLOGETIC SAYING CONTRITE AND APOLOGETIC SAYING SHE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO SHE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WANTS TO COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WANTS TO DO MORE BEYOND THAT. DO MORE BEYOND THAT. WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT SHE SAID IN THERE? SHE SAID IN THERE?>>SHE WAS VERY CONTRITE.>>SHE WAS VERY CONTRITE. SHE HAS BEEN SINCE SHE PLEADED SHE HAS BEEN SINCE SHE PLEADED GUILTY TO THIS. GUILTY TO THIS. ONE OF THE LINES THAT JUMPED OUT ONE OF THE LINES THAT JUMPED OUT TO ME FROM HER STATEMENT WAS SHE TO ME FROM HER STATEMENT WAS SHE SAID AT ONE POINT HER DAUGHTER SAID AT ONE POINT HER DAUGHTER SAID TO HER, I DON’T RECOGNIZE SAID TO HER, I DON’T RECOGNIZE YOU ANYMORE. YOU ANYMORE. WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE YOU? THAT SHE SAID REALLY HURT HER THAT SHE SAID REALLY HURT HER DEEPLY. DEEPLY. WHAT IRONY, SHE WAS TRYING TO WHAT IRONY, SHE WAS TRYING TO HELP HER DAUGHTER AND HER HELP HER DAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER FELT BETRAYED. DAUGHTER FELT BETRAYED. DEVASTATING. DEVASTATING. SEVERAL POINTS DURING THE SEVERAL POINTS DURING THE SENTENCE, THE PROSECUTION WAS SENTENCE, THE PROSECUTION WAS LECTURING HUFFMAN ABOUT HOW TO LECTURING HUFFMAN ABOUT HOW TO BE A PARENT SAYING THAT A PARENT BE A PARENT SAYING THAT A PARENT HAS A MORAL COMPASS AND TRYING HAS A MORAL COMPASS AND TRYING TO BE A GOOD PARENT IS NOT AN TO BE A GOOD PARENT IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND EXCUSE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE. THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE. THIS IS A CONSCIOUS DECISION SHE THIS IS A CONSCIOUS DECISION SHE MADE. MADE. THIS DECISION WILL REVERBERATE THIS DECISION WILL REVERBERATE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THERE ARE AS MANY AS 50 MORE THERE ARE AS MANY AS 50 MORE PEOPLE CHARGED IN THIS CASE. PEOPLE CHARGED IN THIS CASE. HALF OF THEM HAVE PLEADED HALF OF THEM HAVE PLEADED GUILTY. GUILTY. HALF OF THEM WERE SAYING THEY HALF OF THEM WERE SAYING THEY WANTED TO GO TO TRIAL. WANTED TO GO TO TRIAL. I THINK MOST PEOPLE WILL BE I THINK MOST PEOPLE WILL BE STUNNED THAT THIS WOMAN IS GOING STUNNED THAT THIS WOMAN IS GOING TO PRISON. TO PRISON. THE JUDGE SENTENCED HER AS SUCH. THE JUDGE SENTENCED HER AS SUCH. THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE LORI LOUGHLIN, HER HUSBAND, WHO LORI LOUGHLIN, HER HUSBAND, WHO ARE FACING MANY, MANY — 40 ARE FACING MANY, MANY — 40 YEARS IN JAIL IN HER CASE YEARS IN JAIL IN HER CASE BECAUSE THEIR CASE — THEIR CASE BECAUSE THEIR CASE — THEIR CASE INVOLVES A PAYMENT OF HALF A INVOLVES A PAYMENT OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. MILLION DOLLARS. THIS WAS JUST $15,000 FOR ONE THIS WAS JUST $15,000 FOR ONE TEST. TEST.>>YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MAY>>YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MAY HAPPEN TO THEM. HAPPEN TO THEM. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER. FELICITY HUFFMAN RAN TO THE FELICITY HUFFMAN RAN TO THE COURT QUICKLY TO PLEAD GUILTY. COURT QUICKLY TO PLEAD GUILTY. THAT WORKED IN HER FAVOR. THAT WORKED IN HER FAVOR. THE OTHER HAND, LORI LOUGHLIN THE OTHER HAND, LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND ARE ROLLING THE AND HER HUSBAND ARE ROLLING THE DICE, WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL. DICE, WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL. THEIR FATE COULD BE WORSE. THEIR FATE COULD BE WORSE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. YOU WONDER HOW ARE THEY GOING TO YOU WONDER HOW ARE THEY GOING TO SEE THIS SORT OF THING? SEE THIS SORT OF THING? IT CUTS MANY WAYS. IT CUTS MANY WAYS. YOUR CASE IS SIMILAR TO HERS. YOUR CASE IS SIMILAR TO HERS. YOU MAY FEEL THIS IS THE YOU MAY FEEL THIS IS THE SENTENCE YOU GET, COMMUNITY SENTENCE YOU GET, COMMUNITY SERVICE, A COUPLE WEEKS IN SERVICE, A COUPLE WEEKS IN PRISON. PRISON. IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRIAL, YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRIAL, YOU NOW SEE — WHAT SEEMS TO BE NOW SEE — WHAT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING — I’M NOT A LAWYER. HAPPENING — I’M NOT A LAWYER. THE JUDGE SEEMS TO BE CLEARLY THE JUDGE SEEMS TO BE CLEARLY SAYING THAT THERE WAS SAYING THAT THERE WAS CRIMINALITY HERE. CRIMINALITY HERE. SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO IMPOSE SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO IMPOSE COMMUNITY SERVICE. COMMUNITY SERVICE. SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO TURN TO SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO TURN TO PUNISHMENT. PUNISHMENT. CLEARLY, SHE FELT THERE WAS A CLEARLY, SHE FELT THERE WAS A NEED FOR PUNISHMENT. NEED FOR PUNISHMENT. THAT’S WHERE THE PRISON SENTENCE THAT’S WHERE THE PRISON SENTENCE CAME UP. CAME UP. SHE WAS CLEARLY TRYING TO SAY SHE WAS CLEARLY TRYING TO SAY THAT. THAT. IF OTHER JUDGES IN OTHER CASES IF OTHER JUDGES IN OTHER CASES SEE THAT, CLEARLY, THAT’S WHAT SEE THAT, CLEARLY, THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE WHO ARE CHARGED IN THIS PEOPLE WHO ARE CHARGED IN THIS CASE, WHO ARE TRYING TO ROLL THE CASE, WHO ARE TRYING TO ROLL THE DICE, AS YOU PUT IT, WILL FIND DICE, AS YOU PUT IT, WILL FIND OUT IN COURT, THEY PROBABLY ARE OUT IN COURT, THEY PROBABLY ARE PRETTY AWARE THAT THIS COULD PRETTY AWARE THAT THIS COULD LEAD TO A JAIL TERM. LEAD TO A JAIL TERM. THERE ARE MANY — THE JUDGE MADE THERE ARE MANY — THE JUDGE MADE A POINT HER CASE WAS ONE OF THE A POINT HER CASE WAS ONE OF THE LESSER CASES. LESSER CASES. THERE ARE MANY MORE SERIOUS THERE ARE MANY MORE SERIOUS CASES OUT THERE. CASES OUT THERE. THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM SEVERAL ELITE DISMISSED FROM SEVERAL ELITE UNIVERSITIES. UNIVERSITIES. THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM WHO THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM WHO ARE STILL GOING THROUGH A ARE STILL GOING THROUGH A PROCESS ON THE CAMPUSES. PROCESS ON THE CAMPUSES. THEIR SITUATION IS IN LIMBO. THEIR SITUATION IS IN LIMBO. HUFFMAN WAS THE FIRST PARENT TO HUFFMAN WAS THE FIRST PARENT TO BE CHARGED, TO BE SENTENCED. BE CHARGED, TO BE SENTENCED. THERE ARE GOING TO BE THERE ARE GOING TO BE REVERBERATIONS AROUND THE REVERBERATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED HERE COUNTRY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED HERE TODAY IN BOSTON. TODAY IN BOSTON.>>RON ALLEN OUTSIDE THE BOSTON>>RON ALLEN OUTSIDE THE BOSTON COURTROOM WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN COURTROOM WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS IN

The Outsider Republican (1964) | Conventional Wisdom | Retro Report


They’re desperately trying to keep the people
in the galleries quiet because this looks like this is going off the rails. This is like the Conservative Woodstock. A new deal for the American People Extremism in the defense of liberty There is no substitute for victory The United States of America The drama of the 1964 convention starts with 1952. Conservatives were absolutely certain that the convention had been stolen from them. They’re convinced that they have to take back the party from what they call the Wall Street Republicans, the New York King Makers. And they back this guy named Barry Goldwater, who is this cowboy Conservative from Arizona over the moderate Nelson Rockefeller. I’m returning here to San Francisco today
to win in the contest for the nomination of my party. By the time that the convention rolls around,
Barry Goldwater really seems to have sewn up the nomination, but the establishment will not let well enough alone. They’re trying, even at the last minute at the convention
to run one of their own, a blue blood governor of Pennsylvania named William Warren Scranton. A lot of the journalists couldn’t believe
that this fellow out of Arizona with these strong opinions was going to get the nomination. Goldwater is far to the right of the mainstream of the Republican Party. He votes against the Civil Rights Act. He really seems like he’s very reckless when it comes to nuclear war. We want Barry! We want Barry! The Goldwater campaign is absolutely convinced
that unless they basically run this convention with military discipline, the Eastern establishment
will steal the Republican Party from the conservative base. If there is a victory, it’s not a victory
for Barry Goldwater; it’s a victory for the mainstream of Republican thinking. We were all prepped for weeks in advance of
the convention. We had the 36 hotels where delegates were staying. Each one had a radio
transmitter right to headquarters. We knew that people would pull the plug on speakers—on microphones. We had backup for all that stuff. They’re not going to give any quarter when
it comes to any platform planks, any procedural rules. They’re just going to vote down the
line for Goldwater. Now the liberal side who are horrified that
the public is going to see the Republicans as captive of extremists decide that they’re
going to put forward three platform planks: one promising to uphold the Civil Rights law,
another to denounce extremism, whether it comes from the Ku Klux Klan or the Communist Party, and another denouncing racism. They give these very soaring speeches and the Goldwater delegates just consider this an insult. So when the famous Rockefeller speech occurs,
the galleries erupted. The Republican Party is in real danger of
subversion by a radical, well-financed, highly disciplined majority. May we have order. May we order so that the governor may be heard. It was great drama. Here is the Governor
of the State of New York, who had just been a serious candidate for president, a millionaire,
billionaire, being booed by his party. Rockefeller wants this to happen. He wants the extremism of the Goldwater forces to be revealed for all to see. None of us knew how important television was.
Americans were seeing these screaming people. At a certain point things are so violent – the
passions against the media are so great, they literally start grabbing the spindles that
are holding these glass booths for the networks and shaking them. I grew up in the age of silent films. The first taste of radio any of us had was Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats. But television hits the emotion. Mr. President, Barry Goldwater… It’s the job of the nominee traditionally
to give this unifying speech, to kind of usher all that rancor under the bridge. But Barry Goldwater is so sick of these snooty, arrogant, Eastern elites telling him what to do and
treating his delegates like they’re, you know, children, that he decides, “the hell with it.” That’s the context for the most famous line of the convention. I would remind you, that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. The impact of the convention in 1964 was the
moderates in the Republican Party were right. Barry Goldwater was seen as a dangerous extremist. The convention pretty much killed us. I mean I had a sinking feeling that it was pretty much over. It was mitigated by the roar of
the crowds, but that’s very misleading. We lost by 15 million votes in the actual election, but I’d say because of Goldwater’s breaking the ice, so to speak, the conservative movement became very important within the Republican party. After Goldwater, we went on to Reagan. This idea that the Republican Party is fighting
a civil war between a conservative base and a moderate establishment endures today. The Jeb Bushes of this world are like the
old Rockefeller-Scrantons. The difference is that I don’t remember Barry Goldwater ever doing all of the nasty things that Trump has said. Even though a guy who is seen as the right-wing insurgent lives in a high-rise on Fifth Avenue, and has many positions that betray Conservative orthodoxy, Stylistically, the template is still there: the idea that you have this small band of string pullers, and the true authentic conservative red meat base. It seems like even with the craziness of this election, that basic architecture refuses to die.

Eric Trump sounds off on 2020 Democrats’ climate calamity


“WATTERS’ WORLD.” A WAR ON MEAT, PLASTICS, GASOLINE. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE EXTREME IDEAS DEMOCRATS PROPOSED DURING CNN’S 7-HOUR TOWN HALL ON CLIMATE CHANGE.>>LIFE ON EARTH IS AT RISK.>>WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE PLANET EARTH.>>THIS U.N. REPORT SAYS I GUESS IT’S 11 YEARS WE HAVE LEFT.>>THIS IS ON PAR WITH WINNING WORLD WAR II, MAYBE MORE CHALLENGING THAN THAT.>>DO YOU BAN PLASTIC STRAWS IN.>>I THINK WE SHOULD YEAH.>>WHAT ABOUT OFFSHORE DRILLING FOR OIL, WOULD YOU BAN IT?>>ABSOLUTELY. WE NEED TO TAKE COMBUSTUP VEHICLES OFF THE ORDER AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.>>THEY FAILED TO ACT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I AM PREPARED TO GET RID OF THE FILIBUSTER TO PASS A GREEN NEW DEAL. JESSE: DON’T NUKE THE FILIBUSTER IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN NUCLEAR ENERGY. JOINING ME, THE SON OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. ERIC TRUMP. ARE YOU HAPPY THE DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING ON THIS PLATFORM?>>THEY ARE GOING TO GET RID OF OIL, FRACK, THAT’S NATURAL GAS. COWS, PLANES, YOU CAN’T HAVE A CARNEYMORE. — A CAR ANY MORE. IF YOU GET AN ELECTRIC CAR YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CHARGE THE SELECT CAR. HOW DO YOU CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR IF YOU DON’T HAVE POWER PLANTS. JESSE: COAL POWERS 27% OF THE ENERGY IN THIS COWAN COUNTRY.>>ONE, IN THIS COUNTRY.>>HOW WOULD THE SENATORS GET FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE AIRPLANES. ARE THEY GOING TO ROW A BOAT? JESSE: I THINK THEY WILL DO HIGH SPEED RAIL UNDERNEATH THE OCEAN.>>THEY HAVE GOTTEN SO RADICAL PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. MY FATHER SAYS I WANT THE CLEANEST AIR AND WATER IN THE WORLD. AND THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THAT ARE SMART. CHINA IS LITERALLY PULLING UP TRUCKS TO RIVERS AND DUMPING GARBAGE INTO RIVERS. THEY ARE DUMPING LOADS OF GARBAGE IN OUR OCEANS EVERY DAY. NOBODY IS SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. JESSE: THE TRUMP ORGANIZE IS A GREEN ORGANIZATION. YOU GUYS MUST RECYCLE, I’M SURE YOU HAVE ELECTRIC-POWERED GOLF CARTS.>>MANY OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GREEN ARE SMART FROM A COMMERCIAL STAND POINT. YOU HAVE GOOD INSULATION IN BUILDINGS. AND YOU SPENT LESS MONEY ON ENERGY AND THERE IS A RETURN ASSOCIATED WITH IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF SMART THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO. BUT THIS IS RADICAL STUFF.>>SO RADICAL BERNIE WANTS TO BAN FACTORY FARMING. THEY ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THEIR PROPOSALS.>>HOW DO YOU WIN TEXAS IF YOU ARE AGAINST OIL AND GAS. NOT TO MENTION ALL OF THESE PROPOSALS CAUGHT 19 TRILLION DOLLARS. ONE OF THEM WAS MORE THAN THAT. ONE WAS $30 TRILLION. YOU INSTANTLY BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY. JESSE: SOME OF THEM WANT TO DESTROY THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY SO THEY CAN REBUILD IT IN A SOCIALIST IMAGE. THAT’S ANOTHER ISSUE FOR ANOTHER DAY. APPARENTLY THE RED MAGA HATS ARE SO UPSETTING THIS ONE AUTHOR, SHE SAYS THAT NOT ONLY SHOULD YOU NOT WEAR THE RED MAGA HATS, YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR ANY RED HAT IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE IT QUOTE SCARES PEOPLE. SO I CAN’T WEAR A PHILLY’S HAT.>>THE MIDDLE OF AMERICA DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THIS OR EMBRACE IT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BANNING PLASTIC STRAWS AND PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO WEAR RED HATS WHEN MY FATHER IS TRYING TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY FROM CHINA AND TRYING TO REDUCE AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT AND HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT AND FEMALE UNEMPLOYMENT. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT LET’S BAN RED HATS AND GET RID OF A PLASTIC STRAW. THESE AREN’T SERIOUS ISSUES. JESSE: HOW GOOD ARE THINGS THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT PLASTIC STRAWS. VEGANISM, THE COVER YOUR HAT. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY OR WAR.>>THEY NO LONGER TALK ABOUT ISIS OR DIED BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST ANYMORE BECAUSE MY FATHER GOT RID OF THEM BECAUSE HE TOOK THE HANDCUFFS OFF THE TROOPS. OUR COUNTRY IS DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL. THIS IS A DISTRACTION. AND THAT WON’T PICK UP A SINGLE VOTE. JESSE: YOU WILL LOSE VOTES.>>DEBLASIO COMES UP WITH CRAZY PROPOSITIONS ALL THE TIME. HE HASN’T HAD A SINGLE PERSON VOTE FOR HIM. SO THESE PROPOSALS AREN’T WORKING. THEY ARE NOT RESONATING WITH PEOPLE. PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES. PEOPLE CALL ABOUT PATRIOTISM. CAROLINAS. ALL RIGHT. CHANGING A LOT OF DIAPERS, ERIC TRUMP, THERE HE IS, DIAPER DUTY 24-7.

Is Donald Trump Trying to Deport Melania? | The Daily Show


While her husband has struggled to get his approval rating
over 40%, Melania has
consistently remained the country’s
most popular Trump. And personally, I love her, too, because we have so much
in common. We’re both immigrants. Neither of us would be here
if it weren’t for Donald Trump. And I’m just gonna
put it out there. We’re both style icons.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s right, Melania.
This bish stole your look. (laughter, applause) Now… Now the reason
I’ve been thinking about Melania lately
is because, in the wake of Trump’s
recent immigration crackdown, I’ve started
to notice something that’s got me really concerned. I think Donald Trump is trying
to deport… Melania. (laughter) No. And you might be asking, “Why would he want
to deport his wife?” I don’t know. I don’t know. But things haven’t exactly
been perfect between them. First of all,
it’s no secret that Melania barely spends
any time at the White House. Secondly, when he tried
to hold her hand in public, she tried to slap it away like a Slovenian
Dikembe Mutombo. You remember that.
And who knows. It may have even created
some tension between them when Trump allegedly
banged a porn star and paid her to be quiet, and then, the whole country
found out about it. Anyway, you know,
normal relationship issues. And I know it sounds crazy. Donald Trump wants
to deport his wife? But… but if you look at all of Trump’s
immigration policies, right, a lot of people think
that he just hate immigrants, but when you put them
all together, you start to notice a pattern. All of his policies seem
to be aimed at his wife. (laughter) For example,
one of the immigration issues Trump complains about most
is people who come to the United States
the wrong way and work in the country
illegally. And everyone always assumes
that because he’s racist, he’s talking about Mexicans. But I don’t think
it’s a coincidence that that same complaint could
apply to his very own wife. WOMAN: New questions
about Melania Trump’s immigration status when
she first came to the U.S. The Associated Press reporting she didn’t have the proper visa
for her modeling work. I came here on visa. I flew to Slovenia
every few months to stamp it and came back. WOMAN: Trump insists she got her
visa stamped every few months. If that’s accurate, it would
mean she had a type of visa, possibly a tourist visa, that needs
to be updated periodically. But that type of visa
does not allow working in the United States. MAN: When this controversy
first bubbled up, the Trump campaign promised that Melania would have a press
conference to clear it all up. WOMAN: That press conference
never happened. That’s right.
Melania’s staff promised that she would hold
a press conference to clear up her questionable
immigration history, and then it never happened. Now, to be fair,
it’s only been three years since that promise
was made, okay? And you guys
don’t even know how hard it is to throw together a press
conference in three years. Like, you-you have
to get a podium, and-and, like,
that’s pretty much it. -But still… but still…
-(laughter) it seems a little convenient… that Trump would bring up
the whole “legal work” thing when he knows his own wife has
a shady visa history. And clearly, when that failed, Donald tried
to switch things up, because then he started
complaining about how, (like Trump): lots of foreigners
are taking advantage of America’s
immigration system… (normal voice): by claiming
that they were special when in fact they were not. Now, again,
people assume Trump was talking about Indian computer
programmers in Silicon Valley, but if you follow the clues, you’ll realize this guy
was actually slamming his wife. The Washington Post reports
that questions linger about how Melania Trump scored
the so-called “Einstein visa” to enter the United States
when she was a model. In 2001, she was granted
a green card in the elite EB1 program. It’s designed
for academic researchers or people in other fields
such as Olympic athletes and Oscar-winning actors. NEWSWOMAN: …granted
to people who demonstrate sustained national
and international acclaim, and it’s usually
in the fields of arts, business
or in academic research. Now, only 3,376 EB1 green cards were issued that year. Five went to people
from Slovenia. Yeah, that’s right.
Melania got a green card through
the Einstein Visa Program, which seems strange– although
I guess if you spend enough time standing next to Donald, anyone
starts to look like Einstein. Well, almost anyone. -And you know…
-(laughter) you know, guys… the more you look at it,
the more it seems like Donald Trump is trying
to deport his wife. Because who can forget one of his biggest
anti-immigration crusades– (like Trump):
chain migration. NEWSMAN: The president wants to
reform the visa lottery system and end so-called
chain migration. Then you have chain migration. -(jeering)
-Chain migration. Chain migration–
you come in, and you bring
your whole damn family… A guy comes in,
and then you have to bring… his aunt, his uncle,
his father, his grandfather, his grandparents. A single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives. Yes, one of the things
Donald Trump hates most about America’s
immigration policy is that immigrants’ families can
come live with them in the U.S. Now, even though
Donald Trump says that, I want my family
back home watching the show to know that
this is not true, okay? You cannot bring unlimited
relatives to America. -(whooping, applause)
-Do you guys hear me? (speaks foreign language) In fact… the law even says that you guys
can’t crash on my couch, and I’m actually
not even in town that weekend. That’s what the law says…
Uncle Mongmong. Now, it was
really slick for Trump to make it seem like
this thing was about… (like Trump):
uncles and aunts and cousins, (normal voice):
but clearly, there was someone that he was actually aiming at
all along. NEWSWOMAN:
President Trump’s in-laws slipping in and out
of a Manhattan federal building where they took the oath
of U.S. citizenship. Sources tell ABC News
that First Lady Melania Trump sponsored
her Slovenian-born parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, taking advantage
of the same policy President Trump has denigrated
as “chain migration” and vowed to end. That’s right.
Melania Trump helped her parents chain-migrate to the U.S. So that’s what Donald Trump
was trying to stop. He was trying to… trying to
turn his in-laws into outlaws. -(laughter)
-Yeah. Which is super hard-core. And as if this
wasn’t enough evidence that Donald Trump is trying
to deport his wife, then how do you explain
the new policy his administration announced
this week? Huh? They came out saying
that immigrants who receive assistance
from the government may not be allowed to stay
in the United States. Well, guess who lives
in a free house provided by the United States? -(laughter)
-Melania mother-(bleep) Trump! -(cheering)
-Donald… I see what you’re doing, Donald. I see what you’re doing,
and I’m not gonna let it happen. In fact, we’re not gonna let
this thing happen. (cheering) Daily Show fans, join me now. Help me get the word out
by tweeting #dontdeportmelania. Because if this great immigrant
is forced to leave this country, then the United States
can never truly be best.

Are Republicans Even Excited About the Republican Party?


now let’s go to Michael sure political
correspondent for The Young Turks on current tv Michael let’s talk a little bit about
yesterday’s keynote speeches I kind of did my instant analysis I had really the most
say about the ann Romney speech because that was really about Mitt Romney
where’s the chris Christie speech was a lot about in getting respect but I didn’t really
find him to be talking that much about Mitt Romney give me your overview
of how you thought the first made a speech is one well I mean you know here’s here’s the
the basic overview in the hall it does not feel electric I sorta I ask somebody who I’m one working
with I at current who’s been to it on a
conventions I its I it felt to me like this is what the bob dole 96 the bob dole inventor
must’ve felt like he said that was even more raucous I don’t know if it was the hangover the
hurricane I don’t know close the uncertainty I’ll what’s gonna and today April there
they were in the suspenders talk you’re spending the convention if if people needed to go
to a hurricane Isaac I don’t know what it was but there was
some electricity in the hall horse a lot of people could say well
it’s the candidate so all the speeches were played to a very sordid somber all we heard from
people up somebody who we are I guess it’s a a
source inside the planning committee the
convention they were told to turn up the volume up on all the music so it was
boisterously lout up when the music was playing in all just kinda
make it seem more alive so at the the the speeches themselves it’s not their fault fell on deaf ears
but it took a while the biggest ovation want to start water when he was
introduced %uh that was topped by Rick Santorum in
to go over the speeches Rick Santorum’s speech I think felt like the keynote address to
this whole all and chris Christie’s was the keynote so
the rest the country’s I and that that’s how they picked up
chris Christie speaks to me was the kick-off the Christie 2016 I yet some good singers in there I
thought it was so good really professional well delivered speech up it is what a
keynote speech is gonna be I’m not agree with a lot I said I think it’s weird
that was it was a a lot a lot a lot a you know up this in lot misleading in that speeds but it was a professional speech and and
that’s what I thought and probably at your anybody you’re talking about how
this was just a blow a speech do you know anyone David’s who’s like talking to a friend and
saying: I really like when she said acts there’s nothing that you can cite
from anything that was said except prospectus pizza was sort of the Panola sweet loving wife speech and then Romney
came out at the end for really brief interlude with her and
with that but the crowd it see you know in other years
would have gone on much longer ovations come back don’t leave there was not that he was out there for
like 11 seconds then they left yeah it is strange that you know the and
Romney speech it’s funny because who I’m surprised outside the convention Green
Zone so to speak yeah before the speech everybody was
saying it’s gonna be incredible she’s going to be wonderful it’s gonna turn
everything around you gonna humanize Mitt Romney which by the way if you’re waiting till
six weeks before the election to humanize the guy you’re probably in trouble but with it
was almost like written on the wall because afterwards on TV and on blogs at center
they were saying exactly that which is you know missus America it was
incredible so on and so forth but I’m curious was that the attitude
inside the convention it wasn’t airman everybody of course
that that everybody inside the convention and the media also the ones
that are putting that out making making the statement that this is
gonna softened candidate setter however what what really showed through
was that she gave a speech that while it was
really important and they kept adjusting schedules to make sure it got prime-time
coverage it didn’t do courted everyone inside the
Green Zone you describe here which is accurate up
that did everybody here did feel that there
is something magical about it was sweet it was you know above
criticism but it was certainly well below adulation and I think that
was the the problem with her speech last
night it will be for gotten I in the annals of books %uh convention
speeches but I think they’re gonna be clip clips and both chris Christie’s beat not from ann
Romney speech in that much it seems like a nice moment and she but
she didn’t create a bob between her husband in America Los so much like newt Gingrich said about
Mitt Romney you don’t particularly dislike ann
Romney right now right I don’t particularly ally I have
nothing at Sarah I couldn’t care less about the perfect general you know I really but I mean
eitan barbara Bush annoying during Katrina but she was well
beyond big group the first lady that what’s I really
couldn’t care less I i feel like you know obviously we’re gonna be
curious about the we’re gonna interview the people going to talk to them we’re
gonna wonder gonna opinion when our opinions about
the I could not care less so but she does seem like a lovely woman she’s a
since your woman she’s upped been through a lot with
breast cancer and happen bassam race in five or place and she did a
quick you know in that in a in a way not many Americans can do
it but she did it and at so I I couldn’t care less about that
but that was for jobs to speak to america that her husband is
more than what we know already that she didn’t do that job last night Mike alright Michael sure political
correspondent for The Young Turks on current tv: we’re gonna watch the speeches tonight
and we’ll check in with you tomorrow thanks as always alright david Axe