Sean Hannity CANCELS Geraldo Rivera


>>Geraldo has disagreed with other personalities
on Fox News when it comes to war with Iran. In fact, there was a video that went viral,
where he is saying it’s a terrible idea to escalate tensions with Iran and Brian Kilmeade
went at it with him. Now, recently he was supposed to make an appearance
on Hannity show, but that appearance was cancelled. And it seems like it was cancelled specifically
because Geraldo was gonna continue making the case that war with Iran is a bad idea. So he starts off with this tweet. Urging Donald Trump to keep his powder dry,
please don’t let this spin out of control. You can always hit them back. Please don’t let this become an escalating,
you hit me, I hit you back harder until we have another full blown, bloody Mid East war
on our hands. What would we win? And so then he ends up responding to someone
who apparently liked his tweet and he says, thanks. I’ll be on with Sean Hannity tonight counseling
restraint and talking about these deeply disturbing developments. And then later he said, Nevermind, Hannity
just canceled me. And I just like to end this whole exchange
with Malcolm Fleschner tweet, cancel culture strikes again.>>I really liked that tweet. So look, before we open this up for discussion,
I just wanna remind you of how passionately Geraldo feels about avoiding war with Iran. This was a segment that Fox had earlier. Take a look.>>Now we have taken this huge military escalation. Now I fear the worst. You’re gonna see the US markets go crazy today. You’re gonna see the price of oil spiking
today. This is a very, very big deal.>>And I don’t know if you heard
>>But this isn’t about his resume of blood and death, it is about what was next. We stopped the next attack, that’s what I
think you’re missing.>>According to the Secretary of State.>>By what credible source,
>>Okay.>>Can you predict what the next Iranian move
would be?>>They’ve been excellent, the US Intelligence
has been excellent since 2003, when we invaded Iraq, disrupted the entire region for no real
reason. Don’t for a minute start cheering this on. What you have done, what we have done, we
have unleashed.>>I will cheer
>>Then you, like Lindsay Graham, have never met a war you didn’t like.>>That is not true, and don’t even say that.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation-
>>We should just let him kill us for another 15 years.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation
and to bring our troops home. What this was a reaction to-
>>What about the 700 Americans who are dead? Should they not be happy because of him?>>What about the tens of thousands of Iraqis
who have died since 2003? You have to start seeing things. What the hell are we doing in Baghdad in the
first place? Why are we there? Why aren’t these forces home?>>You’re blaming President Bush for the maniacal
killing of Saddam Hussein?>>I am blaming President Bush in 2003 for
those fake weapons of mass destruction that never existed and the con job that drove us
into that war.>>Listen, you gotta give people credit when
they’re right, and Geraldo was right there. I think that he took a strong position. I also give Geraldo credit for consistently
speaking out against Donald Trump’s disgusting immigration policies on Fox. I’m sure that’s not an easy environment to
share your accurate opinions in. But yeah, so Hannity canceled. Now, who knows? Maybe they canceled him to maybe replace that
segment with something that involves a legal analyst or?>>I don’t know, should we give Hannity the
benefit of the doubt?>>Hannity did not want any of that smoke. He’s like man, I saw what you did to kill
me. And I don’t think any more clearly than he
does. His producers probably said hey, we’re gonna
go ahead and cancel Geraldo because first off, Geraldo’s only mistake was revealing
what he wanted to do that night. When he talked to the person who retweeted
him or liked it and he goes, thanks I’m gonna be on later to make sure I council against
this. They’re like no that’s not the agenda tonight. That’s not what we’re on board for. Of course, yes again we’re speculating. But I mean, if it’s not the case, go and let
us know what the other difference was. I mean, they canceled on me tonight so I can’t
come on and say what I had to say. So I mean, again, what’ll happen is you end
up revealing what your real intentions are and what your real beliefs are. And people on the region are like, well, 700
Americans were lost. You don’t care about the Americans being lost
when it comes to anything else except for pursuing war. And then so, of course, when Geraldo brings
up the tens of thousands of Iraqis dying, there’s no answer to that. Those aren’t real people? Those are casualties of war. Or when we talk about how we wanna make sure
we keep American troops out of harm’s way. They go hey, well American troops they signed
up for it. They knew what they were getting themselves
into. Somehow when it comes to having any kinda
empathy towards people it’s all based on whether or not you’re falling not behind this president
and his line of ridiculousness. Secondly, Geraldo use Trump’s talking point
about we gotta get out of these stupid wars. You can’t follow a guy who continues to contradict
his own agenda and policies throughout his presidency.>>Right, exactly. And look, it’s hilarious to me to hear anyone
on Fox News or even anyone in cable news talk about how egregious it is or how much of an
injustice it is when Americans die. When in our own country they constantly push
for domestic policy that leads to more Americans dying.>>Totally, my god.>>I mean, how many American die every year
because they don’t have adequate health insurance? And they will attack Universal Healthcare,
over and over again. They’ll talk about how we can’t afford it,
can’t pay for it. When it comes to beating that war-drum, by
the way, which is the most expensive policy to support, they’re all for it. They don’t care about American lives. American’s overall, just like troops are nothing
more than pawns, nothing more than props, that these lowly individuals use to make their
arguments when it’s convenient for them. But when push comes to shove, you think they
really care about the lives of Americans? How about all those segments that Fox News
has done on homeless people? Do they care about them? They defame them, they slander them as dead
beats, as druggists, as all sorts of things. They don’t care about human lives. What cares about is appeasing Trump, making
sure that Trump is happy with him. Because you never know, you might lose access
to Trump if you criticize him. And you might not be able to get a job in
Trump’s administration. We all know that Trump likes to pick people
out of Fox News. So it’s just gross. And look, not to get too leftist, I guess,
whatever you wanna call it. But that’s what capitalism is, that’s what
capitalism does. It’s all about profit, it’s all about ensuring
that you have the upper hand and you increase your chances of making more money, right? That’s what happens in our media all the time,
right?>>Making money and being a tough guy, that’s
the other part of it. Even people who don’t have, I guess, the interests
for lining their pockets. It’s, hey, we’re tough guys, we’re America. Hey, we don’t let them F with us like this. Hey, you’re not gonna say that to me. There’s a superiority complex that we have
from the moment that we’re born that says, we have to make sure that we talk about how
much better we are than you no matter what. You can be on the lowest totem pole in America. But you’re like, I’m an American, I’m better
than you. But your life actually has nothing to do with
this American dream that they’ve sold you. That you’re supposed to somehow pursue. And one more thing that they don’t care about
lives for is school shootings, mass shootings, Car Club shootings. We don’t care about that stuff, thoughts and
prayers. What bombs we dropping on people to stop that
from happening? American lives are being lost every day. You don’t care about American lives.>>Again, it’s just something that they cite
when it’s convenient to them to support a policy that’s horrendous, usually. And, in this case, it’s escalated tensions
and war with Iran. So, again, credit where credit is due. I think Geraldo is doing a good job. And I think that he should be proud of the
fact that Hannity canceled his appearance, right? Look, I don’t know what his future is gonna
look like. Obviously, Shep Smith, who had the audacity
to speak the truth every once in a while on Fox News is no longer there. But we know what Fox News is, Geraldo knows
what Fox News is. I don’t agree with Geraldo on many issues. But if you have any integrity and you actually
want to share truthful analysis with an audience, Fox News is not the place to do it. You’re hardly even seen on cable news shows
period, much less on Fox News.

AOC Takes A Shot At Biden


>>Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
fired a shot at Joe Biden. This was when she was asked about a Biden
presidency to which she responded, God.>>In any other country, Joe Biden and I would
not be in the same party, but in America, we are. Now this was in an interview with New York
Magazine. I wanna give you some more context so first,
let’s take a quick look at the article itself. One Year in Washington, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign and hardly has a
friend in town. But let me just be clear about something. She might not have many friends in the Washington
establishment, but she has a lot of constituents and voters who are rooting for her and we’re
certainly among them. Now here’s how that line came up in the article. She said the Congressional Progressive Caucus
should start kicking people out if they stray too far from the party line. Other caucuses within the Democratic Party
in Congress require applications, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out. But they let anybody who the cat dragged in
call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard, she said. And I totally agree with her on that. I mean, we had Democratic presidential candidates
claiming that they were progressives while they were supporting fascist regimes in India. I mean, that’s not progressivism, like it’s
just->>Well, it’s easy to label yourself something,
yes.>>Yeah, exactly.>>And it’s easy to also imply that you support
the same, like if I were to ask you who among the Democratic primary contenders supports
the Green New Deal? Well, technically all of them, I guess, do
you think it means the same thing for all of them?>>Of course not.>>100% not, which is why we need to dig deeper.>>So she says the same goes for the party
as a whole. She was quoted as saying Democrats can be
too big of a tent. And we certainly know that. I know that this year in particular, when
I say this year I mean over the last six months, has been difficult in labeling myself a Democrat. Because there are members in Democratic leadership
who have enabled Donald Trump to an extent that I’m beyond uncomfortable with. And so identifying as part of the same party
has been incredibly difficult, but the way that the primaries are set up if you’re not
a registered Democrat in certain states, you cannot vote in the Democratic primary. And it’s gross that we have a system that
set up that way.>>Yeah, I hate that the party allows in people
who are so like at least ideologically violent to what it needs to accomplish for its constituents. But I feel like I identify with the Democratic
Party for the same reason AOC says that she has. We’re the actual Democrats, we embody the
spirit of the Democratic party going back way longer than the relatively recent neo-liberal
pro-corporatist thing that’s been, you know it’s been around for three or four decades,
but a big part of the Democratic Party and Democratic leadership. But farther back there, like, the part of
party that was able to get so many reforms for working Americans, that’s what the Democratic
Party needs to be. And just because some of these people are
running for office for the first time, and the party’s currently filled with these ghouls,
doesn’t mean that we don’t have the right to take it back.>>Yeah, you’re right. And we need to fight aggressively for that. Now people were not happy with what Representative
Ocasio-Cortez had to say about Joe Biden, and her views on the Democratic Party having
too much, casting a giant tent when it comes to ideology. And so since people gave her crap about it,
she defended her analysis. And she said, quote, yeah, I don’t know why
people are up in arms about this. Many other countries have multiparty democracies,
where several parties come together in a coalition to govern. In another country, I’d be in a Labor Party. Our primary field would cover two to three
parties and she’s absolutely right about that. Look, people have this visceral reaction to
Ocasio-Cortez because she has this incredible ability to call out the Democratic Party for
its devastating flaws and be effective in doing it. And so I think that that’s a great defense
of the point that she was trying to make. But she should also know that there are people
who are intentionally being obtuse. Like there are people who are intentionally
pretending like they’re dumb and they don’t understand what she’s saying, she didn’t say
anything controversial there.>>Yeah, it’s just true, learn about other
countries, I don’t know what to tell you. But that she has that ability to call out
the Democratic Party and specifically Democratic leadership, while also showing how it should
be done. She’s not just a critic. She is driving the conversation. She is organizing people and getting people
involved in this. That’s why you’re gonna see so many candidates
that were, some inspired by Bernie Sanders, others inspired by AOC. She’s in there as a critic, but she’s also
showing the way it should be.>>Absolutely.

Lindsey Graham REAL SALTY About War Powers Act


>>The House of Representatives has just approved
a resolution that Mike Lee in favor of. Its the War Powers Act, that would limit Donald
Trump’s ability to unilaterally go to war. And of course, this follows Trump’s decision
to assassinate Iran’s top military general. Now this is non-binding at the moment, and
look, let’s keep it real. The likelihood of Mitch McConnell even bringing
this type of legislation up for a vote in the Senate is, I can’t even imagine that would
happen. But it is important to note that there are
Republicans who are supportive of this including Mike Lee and Rand Paul. But there are Republicans who are vehemently
against it, and are speaking out against their fellow republicans who dare to question Trump
and his unilateral ability to go to war with any country he pleases. So first let’s go to Senator Lindsey Graham
who loves going to war, and would like the idea of Donald Trump, starting another one. Here’s what he had to say about Senators Mike
Lee and Rand Paul.>>And they’re overreacting quite frankly. go debate all you want to, I’m gonna debate
you. Trust me, I’m gonna let people know that at
this moment in time to play this game with a War Powers Act which I think is unconstitutional. Is that whether you mean to or not, you’re
empowering the enemy. You can have 535 commander in chiefs. The War Powers Act design constitutional,
there’s only one commander chief. If you don’t like the action, the Commander
in Chief is taking as Congress, you could defend those actions. We have control of the power of the purse,
but they’re great Americans. But when we get on the floor of the United
States Senate and the next couple weeks, and talking about restricting the ability to deal
with the religious Nazis and Iran. It will be seen by the Iranians as division
at home, I hope we won’t do it.>>Now the War Powers Resolution is not unconstitutional. In fact, I’m gonna go ahead, and read you
a portion from the constitution that is relevant to this conversation. Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution
stipulates that Congress shall have power to declare war, grant letters of marque and
reprisal. And make rules concerning captures on land
and water, to raise and support armies. And also to make rules for the government
and regulation of the land and naval forces.>>That could mean anything.>>That’s weird, it’s weird that he would
call it unconstitutional when it’s part of our constitution. Now the resolution that just passed in the
House, I wanna give you a few more details about it. As I mentioned earlier it’s non-binding on
the president and would not require his signature. But house speaker Nancy Pelosi nonetheless
insisted it has real teeth, because it is a statement of the Congress of the United
States.>>Yeah.>>I can’t believe that she would think that’s
true.>>I think that she believes that she needs
to pretend that she thinks it’s true. And which is disappointing because I think
that the situation we find ourselves in almost every way is terrible, and I wish that we
weren’t there. I wish that Donald Trump had acted differently
or not acted at all. But I do think that has provided an opening,
we know that two out of three Americans think that the killing of Soleimani has made the
US less safe. I think that we’re seeing in the news just
today a demonstration of how theoretically we might be less safe. I think that, that situation the fact that
the people don’t want a war with Iran combined with Donald Trump’s speech where he wants
to pretend that he’s interested in peace and diplomacy. Creates an opening where you can put way more
pressure on Donald Trump and the Republicans not just to limit their ability to start a
war in the future. But say okay, if you want peace, if you want
diplomacy, we want diplomatic talks by this date. We want you to pull out of the region by this
time. We think well if you want peace, then we certainly
don’t need to be spending so much money abroad. Then let’s talk about dialing down the military
budget being spent overseas like if the people don’t want a->>That’s hilarious, John.>>I know it’s ridiculous-
>>And I know that most of the Democrats don’t even support it but-
>>Right.>>If he wants peace, if his base even some
of them want peace, certainly the voters in general want peace. Then let’s push for actual peace not just
a little bit more red tape for him to go through if he wants to bomb Tehran.>>Also, I would argue that Democrats should
have thought about the future when Obama was president. Because they were fine with President Obama
making decisions unilaterally when it came to what was going on in the Middle East. That was exactly when democrats should have
like thought ahead of time, and limited the powers of the executive branch to unilaterally
make these types of decisions. And so-
>>Yeah.>>And look, Obama was, I’m not even gonna
say he was like more responsible. I mean, he expanded Bush era foreign policy
and expanded the drone wars. I mean, we didn’t go into Yemen for the first
time under Trump’s leadership, that started under Obama. And so we have to hold our own party accountable,
and I know that we do that here on the show on a regular basis, but I’m talking about
Democrats, right? We need to be aware of the flaws in our own
party, and we need to demand more. And I know that people like Nancy Pelosi are
very uncomfortable, and get very offended by that. But you should read my latest op ed in the
hill. So you can see how she enables Donald Trump
more than anyone, right->>Take a look maybe sure.>>Yeah, actually, you tweeted it out. So you guys should check out his Twitter account,
I think I might have too.>>I have one coming up in the next few days
actually, about this very topic.>>I love it. Well, let’s go to Mike Lee, because he actually
responded to Lindsey Graham’s nonsense.>>If that is fundamentally antithetical to
the Constitution. Look, I love Lindsey Graham, he’s a fantastic
guy. We work closely together on a lot of issues. He’s dead wrong insofar as he’s suggesting
that this is playing a game. Mr. Graham, the Constitution of the United
States is not a game. In federal of 69, Alexander Hamilton explained,
why it is that we put the war declaration power in Article 1, Section 8? Why we put it with congress rather than the
executive? There are good reasons for that, and those
reasons need to be respected.>>So he makes good points there, so does
Ron Paul in this next video.>>I think it’s sad when people have this
fake sort of drape of patriotism, and anybody that disagrees with them is not a patriot. Look, I love my country, I have many family
members who have served in the military, and continue to serve in the military. I love my country as much as the next guy,
but for him to insult and say that somehow we’re not as patriotic as he is. He hasn’t even read the history of the Constitution. The Constitution specifically says that the
war making power is resides in Congress. He believes in this unitary theory of the
executive that presidents can do whatever they want. The only way you can stop them is by defending
a war. That’s not what our founding fathers said. It’s not what the Constitution says. And he insults the Constitution, our founding
fathers. And what we do stand for in this republic
by making light of it, and accusing people of lacking patriotism. I think that’s a low, gutter type of response.>>But I do have criticism for Rand Paul and
Mike Lee. While they might be right on this specific
issue, they have been enabling Donald Trump over, and over, and over again. They’ve been defending him, and his lies his
wrongdoings as executive, or Commander in Chief over and over again. And so they even did it after making these
types of statements because look, what do they care about? What do lawmakers unfortunately care about
more than anything else, their political careers? And when you go up against Donald Trump, there
are consequences if you’re a Republican. And so they have to add all these caveats
about Lindsey Graham, and specifically Donald Trump when they dare to cross him on issues
like war. Take a look.>>We’re not quite at war, and I hope that
this will be an isolated killing. And look, I’m a fan of the president. I think the president is showing remarkable
restraint in many areas of foreign policy, but on the idea of who has the power,
>>Congress only wields the power to declare war. Now look, I support President Trump, I support
the way that he has wielded his power as Commander in Chief. I think he’s actually been the most respectful
of all presidents during my lifetime of the commander in chief power. I do think that the people who briefed the
United States Senate today->>And who are they just so people at home-
>>Hello, me wrong, I love Donald Trump. He’s a he’s shown remarkable restraint. He’s so good, I mean, he’s the best. Yeah, you went on an international tour talking
about how amazing Kim Jong Hoon is. And they write each other love letters, and
he’s he should have all the time but he’s a remarkable president. He’s incredible, please, please don’t come
at me. Don’t come at me, Trump. Don’t tweet about me, please.>>What a couple a weenie is?>>Yeah, come on! Just you’re finally sticking up for something. You’re finally making a strong statement that
needs to be said as Republicans, right? You don’t need to qualify it by pretending
like Donald Trump is a rational human being who deserves to lead this country.>>Yeah, I don’t no which is more pathetic. So Rand Paul with his, I’m a fan of him stuff. He’s stood on the debate stage and he made
fun of your hair said you were ugly. We should choose our leaders for their intelligence
experience and all of that stuff. But stop being such a little weenie seriously. This is why you didn’t go anywhere in the
primary. So that’s like a personal thing where you
continue to suck up this guy that MIT like mocked him viciously. It’s the Ted Cruz level of deference. But for Mike Lee, what he wanted to have you
believe is he came out of that briefing, he was just red hot mad at how they wouldn’t
answer any of his questions. And they were clearly hiding things and he
didn’t like how they respond to his hypotheticals. But Trump is great, it’s just that the people
in the briefing, they disappointed me and probably Trump too. Well, who do you think told them what to say? You think that they were like, what were they
backstabbing Trump. Trump was like I want you to go there and
tell good Mike Lee everything he wants to hear. And then they were like screw Trump. We’re not telling them, anything. No, they don’t have anything, if they’re lying
it’s because they’re all lying. But he wants to pretend that I’m pointing
out all out there clearly hoodwinking the American people but Trump’s good. Don’t get mad at him. Doesn’t make any sense?>>It makes no sense. They wanna have their cake and eat it, too.>>Well, they want to have their cake, and
not be kicked out of the Republican party while eating it basically.>>Yeah, that’s what I mean like they want
to hold Trump accountable without really holding Trump accountable. You can’t do that. This started by Donald Trump. This entire escalation is Trump’s fault. Okay, the lack of intelligence that was cited
by Trump is Trump’s fault. The intelligence didn’t exist. He made a unilateral decision, and then he
and his administration tried to make excuses for it or justify it after the fact. That is exactly what happened. They know it, and enabling him in this situation,
enabling him and everything else he’s done as President, right? Enables him to continue acting this way with
no consequences. So if you’re gonna have a backbone and you’re
going to call him out, then do it appropriately, even if it means that you might lose your
political career. Because the whole point of having members
in Congress represent us is to have leaders represent us. Being a leader is not easy. Being a leader doesn’t mean that you do what’s
beneficial for yourself in your career. Being a leader means that you lead, you do
what’s difficult, and you do what’s principled. And Republicans have shown us over and over
again, that while they talk about how strong they are, and how patriotic they are, they
are the biggest powers in this country. Because they will bow down to power if it
means that they get to preserve their precious career.

Trump Accuses John Kerry Of ‘Shadow Diplomacy’


THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS
THREATENED TO SET THE IRAN DEAL ON FIRE BY THE END OF THE
WEEK. THAT IS THE DEAL THAT ENDED
IRAN’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAM. THEY DIDN’T HAVE A WEAPONS
PROGRAM, BUT NOW THEY COULDN’T NOT ONLY HAVE NUCLEAR ENERGY
PROGRAM, IT’S GOT THE URANIUM FROM IRAN, IT WAS AMAZING. IN
RETURN, WHAT DID WE GIVE THEM? NOTHING. WE HAD TAKEN THEIR MONEY HOSTAGE
AND WE HAD CONVINCED OTHER COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL THEIR
ASSETS. NOT OURS, THEIRS. IT WAS IRANIAN MONEY AND WE
FROZE THEM ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE KIDNAPPED THEIR MONEY AND
THEN IN RETURN FOR ENDING THEIR ENERGY PROGRAM, WE GAVE
THEM THEIR MONEY BACK. IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT
DEAL. LOOK, I DO NOT WANT I DO NOT
WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY ARE RUN BY CORRUPT
PEOPLE. WE DIDN’T GO TO WORK, WE GAVE UP
NOTHING, AND WE TOOK AWAY ANY HOPE OF AN NUCLEAR PROGRAM. SO OF COURSE, THE MORON DONALD
TRUMP THINKS, I AM GOING TO DO A BETTER DEAL SO I AM
THINKING OF RIPPING THAT ONE UP. SO JOHN KERRY, THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE WHO NEGOTIATED THAT DEAL IS
APPARENTLY GOING AROUND TO ALLIES AND TO THE PEOPLE HE
TALKED TO IN A RUN TO MAKE THE DEAL INCLUDING THE FOREIGN
MINISTER AND SAYING, HERE IS HOW WE CAN RESCUE THE DEAL, ETC. HE IS ON HIS OWN, HE IS DOING
THAT. IS THAT A GOOD IDEA? I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT. IF A REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF
STATE WAS DOING THAT TO OBAMA I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD BE HAPPY
ABOUT IT ON THE OTHER HAND, HE IS FIGHTING FOR PEACE AND THOSE
GUYS FIGHT FOR WAR, SO THAT MEETS A GIANT DIFFERENCE AND HE
IS THE ONE WHO PUT THE DEAL TOGETHER AND AS THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO AT LEAST TALK TO
OUR ALLIES, THAT IS FOR SURE. DOES NOT AGREE. HE TWEETS: IF BY MESS YOU MEAN AND
EXCELLENT DEAL, THAT WAS JOHN KERRY. THAT IS PROBABLY THE SHINING
MOMENT IN HIS RESUME. EXCELLENT DEAL CRITICIZED BY
DONALD TRUMP. BY DEFINITION YOU KNEW IT WAS A
GOOD DEAL. ANYWAY, THE ANSWER FROM KERRY’S
CAMP IS: THAT IS TRUE. TALKING TO THEIR FOREIGN
MINISTER, INTERESTING, BUT LET ME GIVE YOU
THE CONTEXT THAT ALMOST NO ONE ELSE IN MEDIA IS GIVING YOU. DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
AS THEY WERE NEGOTIATING THAT DEAL, 47 REPUBLICAN SENATORS LED BY TOM
COTTON WROTE A LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT SAYING
DO NOT DO THE DEAL. THAT IS ONLY 1 MILLION TIMES
WORSE SO WHERE IS EVERYBODY ON CABLE NEWS TALKING ABOUT
THE TREASONOUS REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO BESEECHED THE
AYATOLLAH TO NOT DO A DEAL WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AS WE WERE
NEGOTIATING A DEAL? WHERE ARE YOU GUYS? SO MAJOR GENERAL PAUL EATON WAS
ASKED ABOUT IT AT THE TIME, IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. AND HE SAID: WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE THE
REPUBLICAN SENATORS ACTIONS HE SAID: PLEASE SPARE ME YOUR CROCODILE
TEARS ON JOHN KERRY UNLESS YOU ARE ALSO CALLING OUT TOM
COTTON TODAY AND BY THE WAY, OTHER SENATORS LIKE LINDSEY
GRAHAM AND JOHN MCCAIN WHO NEVER SAW WAR THAT THEY DIDN’T
ABSOLUTELY LOVE. THEY WERE THE ONES WHO WERE
MUTINOUS. OKAY. THEN RUDY GIULIANI WAS SPEAKING
OVER THE WEEKEND TO A GROUP. THEY PRETEND TO BE FOR FREEDOM
IN IRAN. IF ONLY IT WERE SO. USUALLY, IT’S SHADOWY GROUPS WHO
SUPPORT ANOTHER COUNTRY WHO WANT A WAR WITH IRAN. THEY DO IT UNDER THE GUISE OF
FREEDOM FOR IRAN. SPEAKING TO THAT GROUP, GIULIANI
SAID: WAIT A MINUTE, GIULIANI DOESN’T
HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY CLEARANCE. HE DOESN’T EVEN WORK FOR THE
GOVERNMENT. HE HAS DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL
ATTORNEY, SO IS TRUMP SHARING NATIONAL SECRETS WITH GIULIANI? FIRST OF ALL, YOU KNOW THE
ANSWER TO THAT. OF COURSE HE IS. YOU THINK HE IS NOT BLABBERING
ALL OVER THE PLACE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO DON’T
HAVE CLEARANCE. OF COURSE HE IS. AND THEN GIULIANI BECAUSE HE IS
APPARENTLY TOTALLY UNHINGED GOES AND SPEAKS OF THIS GROUP
AND IS LIKE LET ME TELL YOU CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT I
SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE ACCESS TO. WE ARE GOING TO DO A REGIME
CHANGE IN IRAN. THAT MEANS WAR. THAT MEANS NOT ONLY ARE THEY
GOING TO TEAR THE DEAL, WE MIGHT GO TO WAR WITH IRAN. IRAN IS FOUR TIMES THE SIZE
OF IRAQ. THAT IS AT LEAST FOUR TIMES THE
SIZE OF DISASTER. THEIR MILITARY IS WAY SUPERIOR
TO IRAQ’S. THEY DON’T HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS
THANKS TO OBAMA AND JOHN KERRY BY THE WAY, BUT THEY DO
HAVE A TON OF CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AND IF YOU THOUGHT WE
GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF IRAQ, WAIT
UNTIL YOU GET A LOAD OF IRAN BUT ALMOST EVERYONE IN THE
ADMINISTRATION NOW IS A NEOCON WHO IS IN FAVOR OF THAT
WAR. GIULIANI WENT ON TO SAY THAT
RIPPING UP THAT DEAL AND GOING FOR REGIME CHANGE WOULD MEAN WAR
IS: I DO NOT KNOW THE ANYONE WHO HAS
EVER WRITTEN A BOOK BETTER THAN 1984. ORWELL HAS GOT TO BE THINKING,
NAILED IT. THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE IS WAR. INDEED. HOW ABOUT THE CURRENT SECRETARY
OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WHAT HE HAS SAID IN THE PAST,
WHEN HE WAS A CONGRESSMAN? CONGRESS MUST ACT TO CHANGE
IRANIAN BEHAVIOR AND ULTIMATELY, THE IRANIAN
REGIME. THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS
JOHN BOLTON WHO HAS NOT MET A WAR HE DID NOT WANT TO
MAKE LOVE TO AND THE IRAN WAR, HE CANNOT WAIT FOR IT. HE IS AMONG THE ORIGINAL
MONSTROUS MORONIC NEOCONSERVATIVES THAT STARTED
THE IRAQ WAR SO ALL OF YOU LIBERTARIANS WHO VOTED FOR
DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT HE WAS AGAINST INTERVENTION IN
THE MIDDLE EAST, JOKE IS ON YOU. AND UNFORTUNATELY, ON THE REST
OF THE PLANET AS THEY BEAT THOSE WAR DRUMS. THE REPUBLICANS WILL ALWAYS VOTE
FOR WAR. IF YOU BOTH FOR THE REPUBLICANS
THINK THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DRIVE YOU INTO WAR, YOU ARE AN
IDIOT.

Caller ATTACKS David Over Fake Word (That Exists)


We have a voicemail number. That number is
two one nine two. David P. I love it when I get voicemails like this. Many of you know,
English is my second language. Uh, I uh, initially spoke Spanish for the
first roughly six years of my life. I came to the U S knowing two words stop and blue.
And I remember seeing a stop sign when we arrived and left the airport in 1989 and,
uh, because I immediately recognized a word, I thought this is going to be great. I’m going
to do great at this. So anyway, uh, I got a a voicemail from someone who considers themselves
sort of a linguist. And who is saying, David, I know English is your second language. You
use the word that doesn’t exist yesterday except the word does exist. Take a listen
to this voicemail. Hey Dave, this is doc Smith calling. Um, look,
it’s a little bit, a bit of a linguist. I just wanted to tip you off. You kind of, uh,
use the word that didn’t exist about nine minutes, nine minutes or so. And your show
on the seventh, you talked about, uh, the framers you were talking about checks and
balances out of the framers never anticipated having somebody like president Trump who would
fill out wrong word. The word is wants F, L a, U N T either in that flaunt the norms.
Now to your credit, English is your second language. I understand that. And I can also
say I’ve heard several other media folks also use that. Listen, um, if you are a linguist, I would
imagine you would Google the word. The word is flout, F L. O. U. T. and it sounds like
you are a native English speaker, but I understand that we do have problems in the United States
with, with education. The word is flout. The definition is to openly disregard, to disregard
a rule or a law, a convention or a norm. I spoke correctly. Donald Trump is flouting
the checks and balances and norms and laws that were put in place by the framers of the
United States in that he is disregarding them. It’s not flaunting. Flaunting would actually
be the wrong word here. Flout is the correct word. The more you know, we have a great bonus
show for you today. We will talk about that Covington high school lawsuit. We will talk
about alcohol related deaths up drastically in the United States, and a very interesting being, a universal basic income trial being
funded by a Japanese billionaire. All of those stories and more on the bonus show, get access
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Bernie IS Biden’s BIGGEST Threat


>>Bernie Sanders has not only been rising
in the polls, but if you look at some of the early states, like Iowa and New Hampshire,
he is performing incredibly well. In fact, he’s tied with Biden in some of these
polls. Now, the establishment-minded folks, first,
pretended like they were ignoring Bernie, didn’t take him seriously. But now considering the fact that he’s outraised
all of his opponents in the Democratic side, obviously, and he has the most small dollar
donors than anyone else on the Democratic side. Establishment Democrats are starting to panic
and that is noted in various pieces, but I’m gonna focus on the Associated Press and Politico. Now the Associated Press reported, establish
reminded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist
would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party’s chances in premier
house, Senate and governors’ races. Less than a month before Iowa’s kickoff caucuses,
the doubters are being forced to take Sanders seriously. So they obviously should have taken him seriously
from day one, they should have taken him seriously since the 2016 election when he was able to
close this massive gap between himself and Hillary Clinton. He was an unknown politician from Vermont. But it was his policies, it was his vision
that inspired voters to rethink what could be in this country, right? And so if they don’t want to take him seriously
that’s on them. But what I’m more concerned about is now that
they do take him seriously what kind of games are they gonna play to try to crush him? And he’s been incredibly resilient so far. I have a lot of faith in him. However, I also know that the corporate arm
of the Democratic Party is rather vicious and will stop at nothing to smear someone.>>The frustrating thing, we’ve seen over
the past couple weeks all these articles where they look at as polling, and they say, my
god, he’s actually, he’s performing pretty well. They look at the general election polling
showing him doing well, especially in some of the states that Hillary Clinton lost against
head to head against Donald Trump. You can’t look at his fundraising and not
be impressed by that. But they’ve only moved so far they’ve moved
far enough to, hey, Joe Biden or whoever’s that’s more, in their lane, you need to be
worried about this, but not to. And maybe that means something. Maybe the fact that Sanders is doing so well
actually represents something about the potential Democratic voters in a general election. Maybe it says something about, man, if we
really wanna beat Trump, maybe this is the guy to get behind.>>Yeah.>>They can acknowledge all these factors,
but they can’t acknowledge what it represents, all they can see is that it’s an obstacle
to Joe Biden.>>Absolutely, look, they recognize that there
is something that really resonates with Democratic voters and independent voters by the way. The only problem is what he represents conflicts
with what their donors want. And I think that’s the main reason why they
push back against him so aggressively. Every argument that you’ve heard from establishment
Democrats against Bernie Sanders is easily debunkable, right? And oftentimes doesn’t even make any sense. Their argument is, he’s so to the left that
he would have no chance in the general even though after the 2016 election, polling indicated
that he was the most popular politician in the country, okay? And there are Trump supporters who said they
would’ve voted for Bernie Sanders. So they ran Hillary Clinton. She lost to Donald Trump. What makes them think that this time around
someone who is arguably worse than Hillary Clinton, I mean, look at Joe Biden and hit
not only his record, but what he’s running on today. What he’s running on today is, I’m doing nothing
for you. I’m not gonna change anything. Right, anyone who dares to question him about
that, he responds in a combative angry way.>>Yeah, that you like your corn pop, won’t
come down, Joe.>>Right, exactly. And so what makes them think that he’s a more
viable candidate as opposed to Bernie Sanders. The truth is they don’t even believe that,
what they got they need to appease their donors. And that’s really at the heart of this. So let me give you more. And it goes beyond donors as well. I mean, they’re thinking about their own careers,
their own ambitions, and are they likely to get positions in Bernie Sanders administration?>>Change the tune fast, maybe.>>Let me just tell you, Neera Tanden is not
gonna be in Bernie Sanders administration. And she’s still real salty that Hillary Clinton
lost because she lost out on a cushy job in the White House, which is a great thing. So let’s move on to some of the specific statements,
okay. Phil Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jumped in
on this and said, you need a candidate with a message that can help us win swing voters
and about battleground states. The degree of difficulty dramatically increases
under Bernie Sanders candidacy. It just gets a lot harder.>>No specifics, how? Why does it get harder? If he is able to outraise all of the other
Democrats, all the other Democrats with small dollar donations? He has more individual donors. He’s not funded by super PACs. He doesn’t average donation is $18. He’s outraise every single one of them. So what makes you think that he doesn’t have
a shot at beating Trump?>>They don’t have to say, unfortunately. I think it was the Washington Post. Everybody’s passing around that, I’m a Republican
and I think Democrats should give me someone I’m comfortable voting for, that op-ed that
just came out, and a lot of people read that headline. They’re like, who is that for? It’s around the manual. It’s for someone who actually still believes
that that strategy would work. Yes, to get swing voters you need a centrist,
like Hillary Clinton because it worked. It worked really well in 2016
>>Yeah, it’s ridiculous. No one believes this. No one believes the arguments that they’re
made>>By the way, and he worked for Obama. Obama was the guy who was trying to present
himself as far more left than he was. And Obama won in states that Hillary was incapable
of. So even on his face, even if he believes that
secretly you should campaign as a leftist, but then actually rule as a centrist. He can’t pretend that he doesn’t understand
the appeal of running a left campaign. Because he’s seen it work in practice.>>100%, exactly. I mean, Obama certainly presented himself
as a bold progressive. Now part of the problem was he didn’t have
much of a record as a Senator. The people could refer to see if he was telling
the truth. And look, 2008 was very different. People were desperate to get rid of Bush and
Bush era like policies. And so John McCain wasn’t a likable candidate
at that time and people took a chance and really believed Obama’s messaging. But now, I just think the electorate is different
and they’re looking for records, they’re looking for evidence, they’re looking for receipts,
and they want detailed policies.>>Yeah.>>So let me give you more. I’m gonna skip ahead and talk a little bit
about what these Sanders critics originally thought with Elizabeth Warren in the race. And I love this part of the story because
it was exactly what we predicted, right? Cenk and I talked about this a lot on the
show. Several Sander’s critics noted that he has
largely escaped intense scrutiny throughout the campaign. We all know that’s untrue. In part, because some assumed that Massachusetts
Senator Elizabeth Warren, another progressive Firebrand, was a stronger candidate who would
cannibalize his support. With Warren’s candidacy struggling to maintain
momentum, however, those assumptions are now being questioned. So they were really relying on Elizabeth Warren
to destroy any chance of Bernie Sanders becoming the nominee. But that didn’t work because unfortunately
Elizabeth Warren, kind of back pedaled on some of her progressive policy proposals,
specifically Medicare for all, I think that really tanked her campaign. So maybe don’t listen to the centrist advising
you and your campaign because I think the party, meaning the voters, have moved to the
left.>>Yeah, and I don’t think they predicted,
first of all, how many people would be in the primary. But of those people, how that would then shake
out in terms of who’s taking who’s support. It’s pretty easy to show that there’s at least
some overlap between Warren and Sanders. But there’s definitely overlap between Biden
and some of these other candidates, Buttigieg and things like that. And probably a little bit Warren, too. If she does back off some of the bigger, bolder,
progressive plans, then she’s not gonna lose the more centrist of her supporters, she’s
gonna drop some people that may go back to Bernie. But she’ll still hold on to the people who
are probably more likely to vote for Biden if she weren’t there.>>Yeah, you’re absolutely right about that. I think that’s what happened already.>>Yeah.>>To some extent.>>And really fast.>>Yeah.>>I will say, this sort of candidate arithmetic
is very difficult to do. If you actually look at who second choice
is. One of the most mind-blowing things that’s
been consistent throughout the last year is that generally, like Bernie Sanders and Joe
Biden, people generally think of the other candidate as their second choice. I know it doesn’t make any sense to people
who pay attention hardcore to the news, but a lot of people who like Joe Biden also kind
of like Bernie Sanders and vice versa.>>Yeah, it is kind of incredible.>>It’s weird. Just take it up with the polls.>>There was this conversation that I heard
on Michael Brooks’ show, this is months and months ago. But it was such a good point that I think
we often forget, especially as people who work in the news and we eat this stuff up
every day. Look, most Americans who aren’t like hyper
aware and paying like super close attention to politics and everything that’s happening. If you give them a survey on various political
issues, it’s really like a hodgepodge of all sorts of different things that are inconsistent,
right? And so you can’t think that all voters are
consistent on all issues. People have different life experiences, different
preferences, different worldviews. And so, I mean, look, it might not make a
lot of sense to us, but people have different opinions on various policies, so I could see
how someone might like Bernie Sanders and then also later support Biden, vice versa. I don’t get it, but-
>>Yeah.>>People are not necessarily super consistent
on the issues. And I wanted to read a quick comment from
our member’s section. Lib says, it’s class warfare, period. I think you’re commenting in regard to this
story and I think you’re right, right? This is about an economic message that resonates
across party lines. That’s the thing about Bernie Sanders that
I think is incredibly powerful. He talks about how this economy is rigged. He talks about the frustrations and the anxieties
of Americans. And we feel it. We feel it every day, even if you have a stable
job and you’re not too worried about where you’re gonna end up at the moment. We see it around us. We see people living on the streets and increase
number of homeless people. We see people who are dying. Hundreds of thousands of people have already
died as a result of the opioid epidemic. Even in my neighborhood, I see people shooting
up heroin. And the homelessness problem is series like
we see poverty all around us and those economic anxieties are real. And while the Robin manuals of the world are
not worried about those things because there are, sitting up on their ivory towers and
they’re not concerned about all this stuff. The vast majority of Americans are and when
they hear a politician in a very intelligent and digestible way explain what’s happening
economically to them and how we can fix it. It’s powerful. It’s much more powerful than Biden getting
angry because someone’s asking him a hard question that he doesn’t like.