Chance The Rapper Questions Chicago Politicians


WHY THE CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM
EMANUEL WALK OUT ON CHANCE WHO ATTENDED A CITY COUNCIL MEETING? I’M NOT SURE. LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN FOR YOU. YOU MAY NOTE CHANCE IS A GRAMMY
AWARD-WINNING ARTIST, BUT ALSO A CIVIC LEE ENGAGED CHICAGOEAN. YEARS EVEN GIVEN HIS OWN MONEY
INTO PUBLIC EDUCATION. WHEN HE ATTENDED A CITY COUNCIL
MEETING HE WAS THERE TO OPPOSE RAHM EMANUEL’S EFFORTS TO ñ>>I GUESS THE MAYOR HAD TO STEP
OUT WHEN I CAME UP. THAT MEANS I GET TO TALK TO YOU
HAS NOW. I THINK YOU GUYS ARE FAMILIAR
WITH THE WORK I’VE BEEN DOING. THANK YOU GUYS. THIS IS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET
FROM WHERE THE PROPOSED POLICE ACADEMY WILL BE OUT. WITH JUST $100,000 IN THREE
YEARS IS ABOUT TO MAKE SOMETHING TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGES. IT WOULD BE AWESOME THOUGH IF WE
COULD GET THEM COMPUTERS AT THEIR SCHOOL OR A LIBRARY, OR A
MUSEUM, OR ANY OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE PROPOSED IN THE
BUDGET FOR THIS $95 MILLION COP ACADEMY. IT IS A VERY SIMPLE THING YOU
GUYS HAVE TO DO. WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT
FINANCIALLY THIS PROPOSED PLAN DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, WILL
HAVE $95 MILLION. WE ARE JUST ASKING YOU FOR $10
MILLION TODAY TO PURCHASE LAND, BUT WE DON’T HAVE THE REST OF
THE MONEY SO WHY LET THEM GO AHEAD WITH THIS RIGHT NOW? THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT SERVICES THAT NEED HELP ñ MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES, OBVIOUSLY SCHOOLS IS MY BIG THING. BUT THERE
IS A LOT OF WAYS TO TRANSFORM THE CITY THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH POLICE
TRAINING.>>TO PROVIDE MORE CONTEXT TO
WHAT CHANCE IS REFERRING TO ñ BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING
THAT FINANCIALLY THE PLAN DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. THAT IS WHAT CHANCE WAS THERE TO
PROTEST. THERE’S A LOT GOING ON HERE. I’M JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHY THE
MAYOR STEPPED OUT WHEN PERHAPS HIS MOST CIVIC LEE AND PUBLICLY
ENGAGED CITIZEN TOOK THE MIC. WHAT YOU THINK WAS HAPPENING?>>FULL DISCLOSURE THIS IS WHAT
I AM TALKING ABOUT TODAY ON BREAKDOWN. IT IS A VERY INTERESTING STORY,
KIND OF LIKE A MICROCOSM OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN COMMUNITIES OF
COLOR AND HOW THEY ARE UNDERFUNDED CONSISTENTLY ACROSS
THE COUNTRY. AND HOW WE DEAL WITH CERTAIN
PROBLEMS THAT ARISE IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. LET’S START FROM THE TOP. FIRST OF ALL, RAHM EMANUEL ñ
CHANCE THE RAPPER’S DAD WAS RAHM EMANUEL’S TOP AIDE
UNTIL RECENTLY. SO THEIR CONNECTION RUNS DEEP,
BUT ASIDE FROM THAT THEY HAVE HAD AN ONGOING CONVERSATION AND
I THINK BECAUSE CHANCES SUCH A GOOD GUY AND HAS DONE SO MUCH
FOR CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ñ HE HAS RAISED $2.2 MILLION IN THE
PAST YEAR ALONE FOR THE ARTS PROGRAMS. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR RAHM TO
GENUINELY FAITH HIM AND SAY WE NEED MORE POLICING IN THIS
NEIGHBORHOOD. ESPECIALLY AS A DEMOCRATIC
MAYOR. LET ME GIVE YOU GUYS SOME FACTS. $95 MILLION IS THE COST OF THIS FIRE
AND POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY. CHICAGO CURRENTLY HAS A
MASSIVE PROBLEM ñ THERE ARE A LOT OF POLICE THAT
ARE LEAVING THE FORCE, SOME ARE RETIRED OTHERS THAT ARE
BEING FIRED. THEY NEED TO MAKE IT AS SEXY AS
POSSIBLE TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER. THEY ARE STARTING THIS IN THE
WEST SIDE, WHICH IS A PROBLEMATIC NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY SOLD ñ I WANT TO GIVE
YOU THE EXACT DETAIL ñ THEY SOLD THE RIVER SITE TO
PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO ACCUMULATE FUNDS, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE 95
MILLION, THEY ONLY HAVE 20. 10 OF WHICH WAS ALLOCATED TO THE
LAND TO PUT THIS FIRE AND POLICE ACADEMY ON. CHANCE WAS ARGUING THAT WITH
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ACROSS THE STREET WE MAY TRANSFORMATIVE
CHANGES IN THE SCHOOL ALONE. BECAUSE CERTAIN SOCIAL BUDGETS
ARE SO UNDERFUNDED HOW ARE YOU GOING TO JUSTIFY A $95 MILLION
POLICE ACADEMY WHEN WE DON’T HAVE THE REST OF THE MONEY TO
EVEN BUILD THE POLICE ACADEMY? WHY DO WE TAKE THESE FUNDS AND
REDISTRIBUTE THEM BACK INTO SOCIAL PROGRAMS THAT DESPERATELY
NEED THEM? CHICAGO ACTUALLY HAD TO BORROW $275 MILLION RECENTLY
BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MASSIVE PENSION PROBLEM, THEY CAN’T PAY
PENSIONS OFFER TEACHERS AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT STILL HAVE ñ BE ABLE TO FUND THEIR SCHOOLS
PROPERLY. THERE IS CURRENTLY A CASE WHERE
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE ONLY GETTING 15% OF THE
STATE BUDGET. BUT THEY ACTUALLY HOST 20% OF
THE SCHOOL ELIGIBLE YOUTH. THEY BELIEVE IT IS OBVIOUSLY A
LITTLE BIT RACIST BECAUSE 90% OF THE CPS IS STUDENTS OF COLOR.>>MARK, WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?>>THIS IS INTERESTING STUFF
BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHANCE, HIS
FATHER AND THE MAYOR. THE COPS AND HELPING AND FUND
THEM, THAT IS GOOD POLITICS FOR RAHM EMANUEL, AND THAT’S THE
REASON I SUSPECT HE GRAVITATED TOWARDS THAT
SOLUTION. CLEARLY CHANCE IS RIGHT, THAT IS
WHERE THE MONEY SHOULD GO INTO SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND ALL THESE
PROGRAMS, PARTICULARLY IF THEY DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO
ACTUALLY STEP OUT WITH THE REST OF THE PLAN. I DID NOT KNOW CHANCE THE
RAPPER HAD CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH OF HIS OWN MONEY TO THESE
MANY PROGRAMS IN CHICAGO. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED, UNLIKE
TRUMP WHERE HE SAYS HE WROTE THE CHECK. I THINK THE CHICAGO MAYOR PULLED
AWAY BECAUSE HE PROBABLY COULDN’T FACE THE MUSIC AND HE
POLITICALLY MADE A DECISION THAT IS ALL ABOUT POLITICS AND
LESS ABOUT HELPING HIS CITY.>>THEY STILL VOTED
OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR. 48 TO 1 WAS THE FINAL COUNT AND
THEY ARE STILL GOING FORWARD WITH THIS PROGRAM. BY THE WAY RAHM EMANUEL’S
REACTION WAS THAT HE HAD TO STEP OUT TO CALL HIS MOTHER AND
CONGRATULATE HER FOR HER 85TH BIRTHDAY. SO WHEN THEY FURTHER ASKED WHY
THEY ARE STILL GOING ON WITH THE FUNDING OF THE POLICE ACADEMY HE
SAID IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY OF THE WESTSIDE BECAUSE OF THE
OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF CANDIDATES AND POLICE THAT
ARE GOING TO BE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND WILL SUPPLY THE
LOCAL ECONOMY IN WAYS THAT WE CAN FORESEE YET, AND ALSO IT
WILL PROVIDE A SENSE OF SAFETY. COMMUNITY POLICING IS INCREDIBLY
IMPORTANT AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF STUDIES THAT BACK THIS UP. OVERALL I DON’T THINK IT IS AS
NEFARIOUS. THIS IS NOT AN AWFUL IDEA VERSUS
WHAT CHANCE IS SAYING IS A MUCH BETTER IDEA. I THINK TRAINING IS INCREDIBLY
NECESSARY AND VITAL IN MOST INSTANCES. ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ABLE TO
BRING SOME OF THESE YOUTH FROM CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS TO GO AND
POLICE THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS. IN THE END IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL
BLACK AND BROWN COPS POLICING THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS, THAT IS
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?>>I WOULD SAY THAT IS TRUE, PROBABLY
A LOT OF WHAT THE CHICAGO MAYOR SAYS IS ACCURATE AND IT
WILL HELP THE AREA ECONOMICALLY. IS ALSO TRUE THAT THEY HAVE A
REAL PROBLEM WITH CHICAGO COPS AND THESE INCIDENTS THAT
SEEM TO BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED. YOU CAN’T JUST PRETEND THAT IT’S
NOTHING. YOU DO NEED TO RETRAIN COPS. IS NOT EXACTLY A SITUATION WHICH
IS CLEAR-CUT. HAVING SAID THAT, IT DOES APPEAR
THAT ñ I WAS UNAWARE OF ALL THE STUFF THAT CHANCE THE
RAPPERKNOWS ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY AND I SUGGEST HIS
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE SOUND.>>IT IS FRUSTRATING AS A PUBLIC
SERVANT TO WALK OUT BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT WILL PUT YOU IN A
TRICKY SPOT. I AM DISAPPOINTED IN THAT. EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE, YOU ARE A
PUBLIC SERVANT, ENGAGE WITH YOUR CITIZENS, THAT IS THE LEAST
YOU CAN DO?>>ONE CHARITY I THINK IS AMAZING
SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THIS ñ OBVIOUSLY CHANCE HAS HIS OWN
CHARITY WHICH IS GREAT. YOU CAN GOOGLE IT. BUT THE ONE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
IS ON THE BLOCK OR, MOTHERS AGAINST SENSELESS KILLING MASS. IT IS MOTHERS SITTING ON THE
BLOCK WITH YOUTHS AND TRYING TO UPLIFT THEIR
COMMUNITIES. THEY HAVE SOIR…ES. GO DONATE SOME MONEY, CHECK THEM
OUT. I REMEMBER LISTENING TO THE
FOUNDER AND IT WAS SO IMPACTFUL THAT IT STUCK WITH ME. MOTHERS AGAINST SENSELESS
KILLING ñ ONTHEBLOCK.ORG.

Politics – The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People


Hello idiots! Welcome to the idiot’s guide to
smart people. Today’s topic: Politics. Politics is the smart person
word for yelling about the government. as an idiot it’s one of your
favorite pass times. But if you ever get stuck in a
political argument with a smart person you will strongly be
tempted to punch them in the face. So, to avoid going
to jail for assault here is everything you need to know
about smart people and politics. First off, misconceptions. As an idiot you have no idea how
the government works. But smart people are confused
too. Their knowledge how the
government theoretically works gives them the delusion
they can change how the government actually works. Unfortunately for them,
knowledge is not power. Money is and only rich people
can actually change things. Which brings us to not making a
difference. Smart people have a variety of
methods they use to insurge zero influence over
the government. A petition is intended as a
powerful statement of collective action. But it’s really
just a list of people who aren’t rich. When the petition fails, a
smart person might employ the fearsome tactic known as a
passionate email. Smart people have been known
to spend hours writing these pretentious manifestos which are
then carefully read by their congress men’s trashcan. These
bizarre behaviors get even worse during elections! In a
representative democracy like the United States, the
elections are regularly held to determine which wealthy
liar will run the government. Which means rich people have
to occasionally pretend to care what idiots think. So election
years, rich people hire smart people to figure out what idiots
think so the rich liars can lie to the idiots more
effectively. And these smart rich
partnerships exploit your deepest emotions to trick you
into supporting anything at all. Of course after all their hard
work smart people get very upset if their favorite liar
doesn’t win, which leads us to liberals and conservatives.
There are idiots and smart people on both sides
of the political spectrum and all of their opinions are
annoying. However, smart liberals and
smart conservatives are annoying in different ways.
Smart conservatives for example have to pretend to
be idiots, that’s because their part is deeply suspicious of
experts, whose godless scientific world view scatters
annoying facts all over their dumb faces. Smart liberals
on the other hand want to seem smarter than they
actually are. Their political heroes are
college professors and wise ass comedians. Thus, a smart
liberal will attempt to educate you. Even if you agree with them
and will proudly refer to the smart person blogs from which
they stole their opinions. Both kinds of smart people are
absolutely insufferable. But, there is a way to avoid
putting your fist through their head. Simply take pity on their
towering self-delusion fruitless rage and pathetic
grandstanding and you’re just going to punch them
anyway aren’t you? Alright, just remember to hire
a smart person as your lawyer. Any old idiot, even you loves
music. But it takes a smart person to
love music in a way that takes all the fun out of it. Whether
you are at a concert or a used record store, especially
at a used record store you’ll interact with smart
people and music quite a bit. So, here’s how you can prepare.

Political Spectrum Explained


In our Modern political world, we often hear
terms like left-wing politics and right-wing politics. We often get confused and misunderstood these
terms. So, what do these terms mean and where do
they come from So hi guys this is Pratik and you are watching
eclectic – The political terms left wing and right wing
were first used in the ideological context during the French revolution of the 18th century. In the French Revolution, Left supported the
revolution, they supported overthrowing the king while the right wing supported the monarchy
means they supported the king. This idea of the left supporting change and
the right wanted to keep the status quo continues today and is key in some of their philosophy. Our modern political world is divided into
these two ideologies. On the Left, there are communist, socialist
and liberals. They all hate capitalism and the free market
economy. On the right, there are conservatives and
capitalists. They favor capitalism and free market economy. The political spectrum from left to right
looks like these Communist, socialist, Green Politics (Environmentalism),
Christian democratic, conservative and right-wing extremist. The left promotes equal society. They believe that government should play a
substantial role in people lives. Left wing governments increase regulations
and taxes on businesses. Left literally promotes a socialistic idea
of taking money from rich by imposing heavy taxes on them and giving that money to poor
people through welfare programs and many government subsidies for poor. The left also calls itself progressive because
they oppose the death penalty and support same-sex marriage and women’s right to abortion. The left also promotes the idea of open borders
and favors immigration. Now let’s talk the economics of the left
Economically left believes in the Keynesian approach. It means increasing taxes when the economy
and business is booming or making the profit and spending that money when the economy is
weak. They oppose the free market economy. The left wants the complete control of the
economy whereas some leftists want moderate control over the economy. But this approach mostly fails because increasing
taxes and more regulations on the businesses are not good for the economy. It kills the productivity of businesses. If you increase the taxes on people, they
will spend less on shopping and services and businesses won’t generate more revenue. That is the reason under leftist government
economy stagnates. In short, the economy does not witness much
growth under the leftist government. Right wing believes social inequality is inevitable. They believe that there will always be some
rich people and some poor people in society. The right believes giving free stuff and free
money under government subsidies does not help the poor. It makes poor people lazy and they remain
poor. The right believes in providing opportunities
to the poor rather than providing them with free stuff. Right wing government believes that the government
should have limited control over the lives of people and businesses. They promote personal freedom and the free
market economy. Their goal is to impose less rules on people. Right wing follows religious and traditional
values and they oppose open borders and immigration. Now what is the economics of the right wing
Economically right wing follows the classical approach. Right wing decreases regulations on businesses,
which results in more innovation. The right-wing promotes free market where
the government does not interfere much. They decrease the taxes, therefore, people
save more money and as a result, people spend more money on shopping and services, which
helps businesses in generating more revenue. That is why the economy thrives and sees growth
under the right-wing government. When America was under the leftist Democratic
Party and Barack Obama was the president. American economy did not witness much growth
but after Donald Trump came to the power American economy saw good growth. In our modern politics – Parties on the
left include labor, the greens, Democratic Party and all socialist and communist parties. While those on the right include the Republicans,
conservatives, the UK Independence party and the BJP of India. There is also one center ground where parties
like liberal democrats lie. These parties at the center hold the views
from both the right and the left.

Will Democrats Ever Stop Punching Themselves In The Face?


SO HERE WE GO, RIGHT AFTER
THE ELECTION, DEMOCRATS SAYING, I DON’T SEE ANY PROBLEM HERE. ARE YOU KIDDING ME! LET ME GET THIS RIGHT, YOU GUYS
THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO RETAKE THE SENATE, IT WAS A GREAT YEAR
FOR YOU GUYS, THERE WERE A LOT MORE PUBLIC AND SEATS UP FOR
GRABS, AND A FAIRLY PURPLE OR BLUE STATES. AND WHAT DID YOU DO? YOU DIDN’T REGAIN THE SENATE AT
ALL, STILL IN REPUBLICAN HANDS; THE HOUSE STILL IN
REPUBLICAN HANDS. AND THEN YOU HAD LITERALLY THE
MOST UNPOPULAR CANDIDATE OF ALL TIME RUNNING AGAINST YOU,
AND YOU LOST HIM ANYWAY. YOU LOST TWO DONALD TRUMP,
REALITY TV START. NOW, WATCH THE DENIAL. FIRST WE’RE GOING TO GET NANCY
PELOSI ON CBS, WATCH. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS IN A
MOMENT OF QUESTIONING ABOUT ITS IDENTITY. YOU WERE REELECTED TO LEAD
DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE. WHAT DO YOU TELL DEMOCRATS WHO
WANT A NEW DIRECTION? I DON’T THINK ñ I DON’T THINK
PEOPLE WANT A NEW DIRECTION. OUR VALUES UNIFY US, AND OUR
VALUES ARE ABOUT SUPPORTING WORKING FAMILIES IN AMERICA. DEMOCRATS SINCE 2008, IN THE
SENATE, DEMOCRATS ARE DOWN 10%. IN THE HOUSE, DOWN 90 13,
AND IN GOVERNORS THE ñ 35%Ö ARE GETTING CLOBBERED AT EVERY
LEVEL OVER MULTIPLE ELECTIONS. LET ME PUT THAT INTO
PERSPECTIVE. WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS IN
OFFICE, REBEL BOOKINGS CAME BIG IN THE NEXT ELECTION. WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH WAS IN
OFFICE, WE CAME IN BIG IN THE SUBSEQUENT ELECTION. WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS IN
OFFICE, THE PUBLICANS CAME IN BIG IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THE REPUBLICANS REACTED TO THEIR
LOSSES WITH VERY BIG CHANGE IN REVOLUTION. YOU HAVE PEOPLE SAYING THAT THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS IN THE THROES OF A SLOW AND LONG-TERM
DEMISE. I AM MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE
STRENGTH OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. OPTIMIST STRENGTH ñ OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF
DEMOCRATIC PARTY? YOU HONE ñ YOU DON’T HOLD ANY POWER AT THE
FEDERAL LEVEL AT ALL. AT THE STATE LEVEL IT’S
EVEN WORSE, WHERE THE REPUBLICANS HOLD 69 OUT OF 99,
AN ABSOLUTE LANDSLIDE. THAT’S NO JOKE, THAT IS A
LANDSLIDE. AND HERE IS THE LEADER OF THE
DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE GOING, I DON’T SEE ANY PROBLEM. I DON’T THINK ANYONE WANTS A NEW
DIRECTION IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. WRONG! YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG! THE COUNTRY IS DYING FOR A NEW
DIRECTION IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND WHAT’S AMAZING ABOUT
THIS IS, IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLING, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
AGREE WITH DEMOCRATIC PARTY POSITIONS ON ALMOST EVERY MAJOR
ISSUE, AND I CAN GO POLL TO POLL WITH YOU ON EVERY ISSUE. REGISTRATION ADVANTAGE IS
DEMOCRATS, THE DEMOGRAPHICS IS DEMOCRATS, AND YET THEY LOSE
EVERY SINGLE ELECTION. THEY ARE A PARTY OF COMPLETE
LOSERS. EVERY ñ EVEN THOUGH WE HAD EVERY
SINGLE ADVANTAGE YOU CAN IMAGINE, WE’VE LOST EVERYTHING
IN SIGHT, AND NANCY PELOSI DOESN’T SEE THE PROBLEM. WELL THAT IS THE PROBLEM NANCY
PELOSI, THAT YOU CAN’T SEE AN ISSUE. AND WHAT’S HER STRATEGY FOR
WINNING? DON’T WORRY, SINCE WE JUST GOT
CLOBBERED HERE, THIS SET THAT’S UP FOR NEXT TIME WINNING. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT A LOSER
WOULD DO. I’VE LOST SO IMMACULATELY THAT I
THINK I ONLY HAVE ROOM TO GO UP NEXT TIME. SO IF WE LOSE SIGNIFICANTLY
ENOUGH THIS TIME, WE PROBABLY WILL WIN NEXT TIME. GET OUT THE WAY, GET OUT THE
WAY, GET OUT THE WAY. THESE OLD ESTABLISHMENT
DEMOCRATS ñ I’M SORRY, I KNOW WE’RE SUPPOSED
TO BE POLITE, RIGHT? NO, USELESS. NOW WE GO TO HARRY REID, WHO HAS
GOTTEN OUT OF THE WAY. THIS WEEK LEADERSHIP. THE FUNNY THING IS, IN DC THEY
THINK HARRY REID IS A LION. ALL THAT HE THROWS PUNCHES, HE
ONCE MENTIONED THE NAME OF THE KOCH BROTHERS. WOW. SO HARRY REID, DO YOU THINK
THERE IS A PROBLEM? HE TALKS TO POLITICO, AND
APPARENTLY THE ANSWER IS NO. HE SAYS, “EVERYTHING IS JUST
FINE WITH HIS PARTY, THANK YOU.” POLITICO EXPLAINS, ACCORDING TO
HARRY REID, IT WASN’T DUE TO A BAD CANDIDATE OR POOR MESSAGING. NO NO, WE HAVE TO TAKE THE
CORPORATE MONEY, WE CAN’T BE REAL PROGRESSIVES. HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL. LOOK AT THE LAME EXCUSES. HARRY REID SAYS, IF COMEY HAD
KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE PICKED UP A
COUPLE MORE HOUSE SEATS AND ELECTED HILLARY. BUT THAT IT. DID JAMES CALL ME HAVE SOME
EFFECT WITH THAT NONSENSE ANNOUNCEMENT NEAR THE END OF THE
ELECTION? YES. ARE THERE OTHER SMALL FACTORS
THAT MADE A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENCE? YES. BUT YOU’RE MISSING THE BIG
PICTURE. YES, YOU HAD A TERRIBLE
CANDIDATE. THAT’S NOT MY OPINION, THAT THE
OPINION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS. NUMBER ONE, SHE RATED AS
THE SECOND LEAST ñ THE SECOND LEAST POPULAR
CANDIDATE IN AMERICAN HISTORY. WE TOLD YOU THAT 1000 TIMES, BUT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO
HEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE HER FRIEND, AND YOU ALL GET JOBS AND
MONEY FROM THE SAME PEOPLE. THERE WAS PAUL RESULTS, THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE KEPT SWIMMING, WE DON’T LIKE HER! AND YOU KEPT SAYING, GET OUT OF
THE WAY, WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE SECOND LEAST POPULAR PERSON EVER
TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, BECAUSE SHE’S GOING AGAINST THE MOST
POPULAR PERSON EVER. WE THINK THAT THE GENIUS
STRATEGY, BECAUSE HE’S GOING TO BE A POPULIST, AND OUR
STRATEGY IS GOING TO BE, YOU DON’T NEED ANY CHANGE,
EVERYTHING IS GREAT. JUST LISTEN TO WALL STREET, AND
THE DONORS. WE SAW THE PRIVATE EMAILS WHERE
YOU WERE PROMISING THE WALL STREET PEOPLE, YOU GUYS REALLY
KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. DON’T WORRY, ONCE I’M IN CHARGE
I’LL PUT YOU IN CHARGE, AND YOU COULD TELL ME HOW TO FIX
WALL STREET. THAT’S RIDICULOUS, AND THAT’S
WHY YOU LOST. DO THE POLLING! YOU DON’T LIKE
ME, I KNOW, I’M THE BAD GUY. LOOK AT THE GOD DAMN NUMBERS. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE
RATIONAL PEOPLE, AND YOU’RE NOT. WHEN YOU SEE NUMBERS YOU DON’T
LIKE, AMERICAN PEOPLE HATE WALL STREET. NO NO, I LOVE WALL STREET, AND
THAT’S NOT THE REAL PROBLEM. JAMES COMEY, SHUT HIS MOUTH,
FAKE NEWS, FACEBOOK, THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT COST ME THE
ELECTION. NO, YOU COST YOURSELF THE
ELECTION. BY THE WAY, I HAVEN’T UNLEASHED
YET ñ I’M UNLEASHING NOW ñ BUT MILD CRITICISM OF THE DEMOCRATS
AFTER THE ELECTION, AND EVERYBODY GOT SO HURT OVER IT. AND THEY WERE ALL CRYING, OH
CENK, YOU’RE SO RUDE, HOW DARE YOU RIGHT AFTER THE
ELECTION TELL US WHAT’S WRONG? NO, RIGHT AFTER THE ELECTION
ALL YOU IDIOTS CAME OUT AND SAID, WE SHOULD KEEP LOSING,
KEEP DOING THE SAME LOSER STRATEGY, BUT YOU GUYS CAN’T SAY
ANYTHING ABOUT US BECAUSE IT WILL HURT OUR FEELINGS. SORRY, I WILL HURT YOUR
FEELINGS: YOU ARE LOSERS AND YOU ARE PAID TO LOSE BY YOUR
CORPORATE DONORS, GET OUT THE WAY! NOW, WE GO TO WHAT’S HAPPENING
IN TERMS OF, ARE THEY GOING TO FIGHT? THEY’LL SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS,
SO HOW ARE THEY GOING TO DEAL WITH DONALD TRUMP? I MEAN, WE’VE GOT TRUMP GOING TO
BE PRESIDENT, AND CAN YOU AT LEAST FIGHT AGAINST THEM? THE ANSWER IS NO. NOW WE GO TO POLITICO FOR
ANOTHER ARTICLE. THE TITLED ARTICLE, “DEMOCRATS
WAVE THE WHITE FLAG ON MATTIS.” WHITE FLAG DEMOCRATS, THAT’S
WHAT THEY ARE TAUGHT LOSERS, THROUGH AND THROUGH. WEAK, THROUGH AND THROUGH. WHAT I FIGHT MAD DOG MATTIS FOR
YOU? HE NEEDS AN EXEMPTION FROM THE
SENATE TO SERVE, BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BE OUT OF
SERVICE FOR 10 YEARS BEFORE YOU BECOME THE
CIVILIAN SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. HERE’S WHAT I’D SAY, I’LL GIVE
YOU THAT, NO PROBLEM, I’M A PRACTICAL GUIDE ñ THEY THINK WE
ARE RADICALS OR SOMETHING, AND THAT WE DON’T UNDERSTAND
POLITICS ñ NO, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND POLITICS, THAT’S WHY
YOU WERE ROUTED, YOU ARE LOSERS. I’LL GIVE YOU MATTIS, YOU GIVE
ME FLYNN AND THE COMMERCE SECRETARY. I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE LIEUTENANT
FLYNN AS THE SECURITY GENERAL, AND I AM NOT GOING TO
HAVE COMMERCE SECRETARY, GIVE ME THAT. WHITE FLAG DELEGATES ARE NOT
GOING TO FIGHT DONALD TRUMP, GET OUT OF THE WAY YOU LOSERS! HERE’S THE REST OF THE ARTICLE,
DONALD TRUMP SAID, ABOUT MATTIS – HOW DID THEY TAKE THIS? THEY ARE SO GOD DAMN
EMBARRASSING. TRUMP SAID TO THEM, “HE’S GOING
TO GET THAT PERMISSION FOR THE SENATE TO SERVE AS THE
PENTAGON’S CIVILIAN LEADER. OH, IF HE DIDN’T GET THAT
WAIVER, THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF ANGRY PEOPLE.” YOU ARE GOING TO LET THIS DIPOLE
YOU LIKE THAT? IF SUMMARY SAID THAT TO ME I
WOULD SAY, GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT AND I DON’T CARE IF
YOU ARE GOING DOWN, BUT I’M ñ BUT YOU ARE GOING DOWN WITH
ME. THERE’S NO WAY SOMEONE SAYS THAT
TO ME. THESE DEMOCRATS ARE PATHETIC! YOU NEED ACTUAL STRONG
PROGRESSIVES. IF YOU DON’T HAVE STRONG
PROGRESSIVES, THEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS IT IS
CURRENTLY STRUCTURED IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. SO HOW DO THEY RESPOND TO DONALD
TRUMP’S THREAT? POLITICO RESPONSE THAT DEMOCRATS
ARE SIGNALING THEY WILL NOT BLOCK A MUST PASS SPENDING BILL
DESPITE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE GOP USING THE MEASURES TO
SPEED UP PROCESS FOR CONFIRMING DONALD TRUMP DEFENSE
SECRETARY. DEMOCRATS WARNED AGAINST USING
THE SHORT-TERM SPENDING BILL TO SIDESTEP A DEBATE OVER GIVING
RETIRED GENERAL JAMES MATTIS THE WAIVER HE WILL NEED TO LEAD THE
PENTAGON UNDER ALL JOB GIVEN HIS RECENT SERVICE IN UNIFORM. THEY HAD WARNED HIM, DON’T PUT
THAT IN THAT BILL, WE WON’T BE IN FAVOR OF IT, BUT,
REPUBLICANS LATE TUESDAY ADDED LANGUAGE TO THE SPENDING
BILL THAT PRESERVES A 60 VOTE MARGIN TO APPROVE THE WAIVER,
MAKING THEIR PLAY LIMIT DEBATE ON HIS NOMINATION LESS OF A MAKE
OR BREAK ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATS. SO THEY SAY, YOU TOLD US NOT TO
PUT IT IN THIS BILL? WE PUT IT IN THE BILL, AND DON’T
YOU MAKE MISTER TRUMP ANGRY. YOU KNOW WHAT THE DEMOCRATS DID? FULL, TOTAL GOD DAMN FOLD. DICK DURBIN COMES OUT AND SAYS
THERE’S BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILL SO
WE’RE GOING TO SUPPORT IT. YOU GUYS AREN’T GETTING IT MAN,
THE COUNTRY CAN’T STAND YOU. IT’S NOT JUST THE REPUBLICANS
THAT CAN’T STAND YOU, IT’S THE INDEPENDENCE, AND ITS MOST
OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THESE DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS ARE
THE WORST. ALL THEY EVER DO IS SURRENDER. I’M SICK OF IT, WE’RE ALL SICK
OF IT. WE’RE GOING TO START SOMETHING
NEW, I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, IT’S COMING, AND IF THEY ARE
GOING TO CRY ABOUT IT, GREAT. YOU LIKE SURRENDERING? GOING FORWARD, VERY SOON, YOU
WILL NO LONGER BE SURRENDERING TO REPUBLICANS, YOU WILL BE
SURRENDERING TO US, BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE STRONG PROGRESSIVES
AND WE WILL RUN YOU OVER. BECAUSE YOU ARE KILLING THIS
COUNTRY. GET OUT OF THE WAY, AND DO IT
RIGHT NOW! PELOSI, YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD AND
RETIRE. DICK DURBIN, RETIRE. EVERYBODY SHOULD FOLLOW HARRY
REID OUT THE DOOR. AND IF YOU DON’T, WE’RE GOING TO
COME FOR YOU, WE’RE GOING TO PRIMARY YOU. AND I KNOW EVERYBODY AND THE
PRESS WILL BE ON YOUR SIDE, YOU DON’T PRIMARY PEOPLE, THAT WILL
HURT OUR BELOVED POLITICIANS. I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THEY ARE
NOWHERE NEAR BELOVED, SO YES, THOSE PRIMARIES ARE COMING. GET OUT THE WAY, GET OUT THE
WAY.

Is it even POSSIBLE to be CENTRIST?? | POLITICS


HI YOUTUBE. MY NAME’S DAVE. IT’S NOT REALLY, BUT I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME EITHER, SO FAIR’S FAIR I SUPPOSE. ANYWAY, WELCOME TO MY CHANNEL – I’M JUST STARTING OUT, SO IF YOU COULD SUBSCRIBE TO SUPPORT ME THAT’D MAKE ME FEEL HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN SHIT. I DIGRESS, ANYWAY. THIS IS MY FIRST VIDEO – WELL, NOT QUITE. I’VE ACTUALLY RECORDED ABOUT THREE ‘FIRST VIDEOS’ THAT I SIMPLY THOUGHT WERE TOO CRAP TO USE. THIS TRIAD OF FAILURES SOMEWHAT FORCED ME TO SIT BACK AND TAKE A LONG, HARD LOOK AT MYSELF AND MY ASPIRATIONS HERE ON YOUTUBE. I CAME TO THREE REALIZATIONS. ONE, I’M ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE AT EDITING. THE AUDIO SOUNDS LIKE A DOG’S BOWEL MOVEMENT BEING PLAYED THROUGH A 1980S STEREO AND I’M USING SOME FREEWARE EDITING SUITE THAT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO OPERATE BECAUSE I’M TOO CHEAP FOR PREMIERE. TWO, I HAVE THE PERSONALITY OF A DRIED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM IN FRONT OF THE MIC. SERIOUSLY. I THINK THIS IS LIKELY DOWN TO THE FACT THAT THERE’S NO OTHER PERSON IN THE CONVERSATION TO TAKE SOCIAL CUES FROM. IT’S JUST ME, A MIC, AND A CONSTANT SENSE THAT FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER. THIS WASN’T EVEN IMPROVING FROM ONE TAKE TO THE NEXT, AND HONESTLY, IT WAS LEADING TO ME BECOME FRUSTRATED AND DEMORALIZED. IT ALSO GAVE ME A NEWFOUND RESPECT FOR ALL YOUTUBERS, BECAUSE THIS GENUINELY ISN’T THE WALK IN THE PARK IT SEEMS FROM THE OUTSIDE. MOVING ON, THE THIRD, AND PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT, REALIZATION, WAS THAT THOSE OTHER TWO THINGS WERE JUST SYMPTOMS OF A LARGER OBSTACLE. THE AUDIO QUALITY WAS LOW BECAUSE I WAS FAILING TO PROJECT MY VOICE INTO THE MICROPHONE – I WAS NERVOUS AND ANXIOUS ABOUT LACKING PERSONALITY. I WAS FEELING THIS WAY ABOUT THE WHOLE THING BECAUSE I FELT LIKE MY ACTUAL, REAL PERSONALITY WOULD BE TOO PROVOCATIVE, TOO POLARIZING OR EVEN TOO OFFENSIVE ON CERTAIN TOPICS. I GUESS, THE THIRD REALIZATION THAT I CAME TO IS THAT WHAT I WANT FOR THIS CHANNEL PROBABLY ISN’T POSSIBLE. I REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE AN OPINION ON EACH INDIVIDUAL ISSUE I TACKLE WITHOUT NECESSARILY BEING TIED TO A POLITICAL IDEOLOGY. THE THING IS, THAT PROBABLY WON’T WORK TOO WELL. BY NATURE OF BEING PRETTY CENTRIST IN MY THINKING, I’M LIKELY TO BE MISCATEGORIZED WHEN I TAKE A STANCE ON A PARTICULAR ISSUE. THERE’S A LOT OF ‘OVERLAP’ IN MY VIEWS, SO TO SPEAK. SOME OF WHAT I SAY MAY GET ME CATEGORIZED AS RIGHT WING, SOME OF WHAT I SAY MAY GET ME CHARACTERIZED AS LEFT WING, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S JUST NO MIDDLE GROUND LEFT TO OCCUPY ANYMORE. I MEAN, MAYBE I’M WRONG. I SINCERELY HOPE I AM, HONESTLY, BECAUSE IT JUST SEEMS LIKE NEITHER SIDE IS WILLING TO BUDGE EVEN SLIGHTLY ON ANYTHING, WITH PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING BEING A HOTBED ISSUE THESE DAYS. COMMENTS SECTIONS ARE JUST A CONSTANT BATTLE BETWEEN RIGHT AND LEFT EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK AND THE SENSE OF RATIONALITY SEEMS TO HAVE EVAPORATED FROM BOTH SIDES. TRUTHFULLY, MY GOAL HERE IS ULTIMATELY TO FACILITATE ACTUAL DISCUSSION. WHETHER I AGREE WITH A CERTAIN PARTY’S POLICY ON A CERTAIN ISSUE OR NOT, MY GOAL WILL NEVER BE TO PROMOTE ONE SIDE OVER THE OTHER. A PLANE NEEDS TWO WINGS TO FLY, BUT MOSTLY IT NEEDS SOMEONE IN THE MIDDLE FLYING THE FUCKER. THAT’S WHAT I’M PROMOTING. A REASONABLE DIALOGUE ON ISSUES THAT ALLOWS THE MERGING OF LEFT AND RIGHT-LEANING VIEWPOINTS.
AGAIN, I COULD BE WRONG ABOUT ALL THIS. BUT THAT’S NOT GOING TO STOP ME FROM MAKING THIS VIDEO TEN MINUTES LONG TO APPEASE THE YOUTUBE GODS REGARDLESS.
SO, I MEAN, WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS? WHY IS WESTERN SOCIETY SO HARSHLY DIVIDED ON SO MANY TOPICS? I HAVE A FEW THEORIES ON THIS, ONE BEING THAT THE INTERNET IS ACTUALLY SOLELY TO BLAME FOR THIS POLARIZATION. THE INTERNET CONNECTS EVERYBODY AND THEIR DIFFERING IDENTITIES, THEIR DIFFERING OPINIONS, THEIR DIFFERING MINDSETS. EVERYONE COMES TOGETHER FOR A BATTLE ROYALE OF IDEOLOGIES, AND IN THESE HEATED EXCHANGES THERE’S LITTLE TIME FOR NUANCE AND LITTLE THOUGHT GIVEN TO OBJECTIVITY. ALL THAT MATTERS IS SMASHING THE OTHER SIDE. IT BECOMES A ‘YOU’RE EITHER WITH ME OR YOU’RE AGAINST ME’ KIND OF MENTALITY THAT ONLY LEADS TO FURTHER POLARIZATION. ANOTHER THEORY I HAVE IS THAT MEMES LOWERED THE QUALITY OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE TO A POINT WHERE REASONABLE DEBATE IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT I DON’T LIKE THAT THEORY SO MUCH BECAUSE MEMES ARE ALSO REALLY FUNNY AND I DON’T WANT THEM TO BE THE THING THAT DESTROYS WESTERN CIVILIZATION. IF YOU’RE STILL WATCHING, I APPLAUDE YOU, YOU RESILIENT BASTARD. THANK YOU OH SO KINDLY FOR THE VIEW, AND IF IT’S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE COULD YOU GO AHEAD AND SUBSCRIBE WITH NOTIFICATIONS AND GIVE THIS VIDEO A LIKE? THAT’LL HELP ME CURRY FAVOUR WITH THE YOUTUBE GODS APPARENTLY.
SO, ANYWAY, WHAT’S THE TAKEAWAY HERE? WELL, I GUESS THIS IS ALMOST A DISCLAIMER. YEAH, A DISCLAIMER FOR ANY FUTURE MOMENT WHERE I MAY BE MISREPRESENTED OR MISQUOTED. A LITTLE VIDEO MEMO OF THE TIME I SAID I DON’T LIE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. I JUST HAVE INDIVIDUAL OPINIONS ON INDIVIDUAL ISSUES, AS IS MY RIGHT. THERE WE HAVE IT, ANYWAY. FIRST VIDEO IN THE BAG. DIDN’T GO AS BADLY AS I EXPECTED HONESTLY. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS ONE, HAVE A GREAT DAY AND I’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

Racist Heckler Interrupts Jagmeet Singh Town Hall


THERE IS A CANADIAN POLITICIAN
NAMED SINGHING. HE IS RUNNING TO BE LEADER OF
CANADA’S NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY. HE IS A FASCINATING GUY. I WILL SHOW YOU A VIDEO OF HIM
AND A SECOND. HE DOES TOWN HALLS WHICH HE
CALLS JAGMEET AND GREET. BOOM, ALREADY LOVE THE GUY. HIS
TOWN HALL WILL GET INTERRUPTED BY A RIGHT-WINGER, YES THEY
EXIST IN CANADA. IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO HEAR HER,
BUT SHE IS ATTACKING HIM FOR BEING MUSLIM. HE IS OF COURSE NOT MUSLIM, HE
IS SIKH, A DIFFERENT RELIGION. SHE SEES A BROWN PERSON IN A
TURBAN AND THINKS I GOT THIS. SHE GOT ALL WORKED UP AND DID
NOT DO A GOOGLE SEARCH TO FIND OUT HE IF HE IS ACTUALLY MUSLIM. BUT THAT IS THE THING, RACISTS
ARE SUPERFAMILY STUPID AND IGNORANT THERE IS NO HELPING
THEM. LET’S WATCH. IS MY VOICE CARRYING BETTER
THIS WAY OR IS THE MIC BETTER? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BETTER? I THOUGHT IT WOULD START OFF
ñ I AM A WOMAN’S ADVOCATE ñ ONE SECOND. CAN YOU HEAR THIS WAY. WE KNOW YOU ARE IN BED WITH
THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. IS THIS EASIER WITH THE
MICROPHONE OR IS IT BETTER? DON’T ANYBODY TOUCH ME OR I
WILL CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. ONE SECOND, WHAT DO WE BELIEVE
IN? LOVE AND COURAGE. LOVE AND COURAGE. LOVE, AND COURAGE. WE BELIEVE IN LOVE AND COURAGE,
ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY WE DO. I LOVE IT. WE BELIEVE IN LOVE AND COURAGE
WERE NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND. WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING A
CANADA THAT ENSURES THERE IS ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR EVERYBODY. THAT IS WHAT WE BELIEVE IN, SO
MY FRIEND ñ YOU ARE NOBODY. YOU ARE WONDERFUL. LET’S JUST SAY AS CANADIANS DO
WE BELIEVE IN CELEBRATING ALL DIVERSITY? DO WILL WE BELIEVE
IN CELEBRATING DIVERSITY? LET’S GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE
FOR SAID DIVERSITY. WHAT IS YOUR SHARIA GOING TO
SOLVE? BACKUP LADY. BACKUP. WHEN IS YOUR SHARIA GOING TO
END? SHUT UP. IT’S OKAY. WHAT THIS IS ñ WE DON’T WANT TO
BE INTIMIDATED BY HATE. WE DON’T WANT HATRED TO RUIN A
POSITIVE EVENT. WE DON’T WANT HATRED TO RUIN A
POSITIVE EVENT. SO LET’S SHOW PEOPLE HOW WE
WOULD TREAT SOMEONE WITH LOVE, WE WELCOME YOU. WE WELCOME YOU. WE WELCOME YOU. WE LOVE YOU. WE SUPPORT YOU. AND WE LOVE YOU. WE SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU. WE ALL HERE, EVERYONE IN THIS
ROOM, WE LOVE YOU AND SUPPORT YOU. WE BELIEVE IN YOUR RIGHTS. WE ALL BELIEVE IN YOUR RIGHTS. THIS ROOM IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE
THAT ARE LOVING AND SUPPORT YOU. BUT THIS ISN’T THE BEST WAY TO
DO IT, BUT IT IS OKAY. MY FRIENDS, WE WILL SOLVE THE
SITUATION, WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. WE LOVE YOU ALL. THESE THINGS HAPPEN, IT IS OKAY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE
INTIMIDATED, IT IS ALL GOOD. LET’S BREAK IT DOWN. FIRST OF ALL, PEOPLE TALK WHITE
PRIVILEGE IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RICH. I KNOW THAT IS HOW THE RIGHT
WING WANTS TO PUT IT. YOU ARE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE
OF OTTAWA OR NEBRASKA AND YOU ARE A POOR WHITE GUY, IT DOESN’T
MEAN THAT YOU LIVE ñ IT MEANS YOU HAVE A CERTAIN SET OF
ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT HOW YOU SHOULD BE TREATED AND HOW YOU DO
GET TREATED THAT OTHER MINORITIES DON’T GET THE BENEFIT
FOR. FOR EXAMPLE IN HER CASE, SHE
COMES UP AND GETS WITHIN INCHES OF A POLITICIAN. I KNOW CANADA IS DIFFERENT THAN
AMERICA. IN AMERICA IF A LIBERAL
PROTESTER GOT ANYWHERE NEAR A POLITICIAN THEY WOULD BE
TACKLED, AND A TRUMP RALLY THEY WOULD BE PUNCHED IN THE FACE,
AND IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE ESCORTED FROM THE BUILDING
IMMEDIATELY. WE DON’T HAVE TO GUESS, JUST
LAST WEEK SOMEONE ASKED THE QUESTION ñ SHE WAS DOING AN
EVENT ON PBS. THE GUYS ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK
AND HE ASKED THE QUESTION ABOUT DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT YOUR
DAUGHTER? WHAT HE IS TRYING TO SAY IS IF YOU FEEL FOR A SECOND
LIKE OH MY GOD MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN ABDUCTED, HOW ABOUT THE
PEOPLE WHOSE DAUGHTERS ARE ACTUALLY ABDUCTED BY THE US
GOVERNMENT AND DEPORTED? IT WAS AN INTERESTING IDEOLOGICALLY AND
INTELLECTUAL POINT HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE. HE WAS IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED. HE WAS ESCORTED FROM THE
BUILDING. NOW SHE SAYS I WILL GET RIGHT
UP IN HIS GRILL AND I WILL CONTACT TO THE POLICE. HER PRIVILEGE AND ASSUMPTION IS
THE POLICE WORK FOR ME NOT YOU, YOU ARE MUSLIM. IF I JUST GO UP TO A
REPRESENTATIVE AND GET RIGHT IN THEIR FACE AND THREATENED THEM
LIKE I THREATEN EVERYONE AROUND THEM ñ BUT YOU RAN STRAIGHT UP
TO THE GUY. YOU ARE THE ONE DOING THE
THREATENING MOTIONS. I DON’T ñ IF SHE TOUCHED
SOMEONE IT WASN’T ENOUGH THAT I NEEDED HER TO GO TO PRISON OR
WHATEVER. JAYAR JACKSON AND I HAD A
DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS EARLIER, HE THINKS SHE SHOULD BE
ARRESTED. I DON’T NEED HER TO BE ARRESTED,
BUT I ALSO DON’T NEED A GUIDE TO ASK A QUESTION FROM A
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE TO GET ARRESTED EITHER. IF YOU ARE A RIGHT-WINGER AND TO
SOME DEGREE YES, WHITE, YOU CAN GO UP AND NOT GET ARRESTED. YOU WILL JUST GET IN PEOPLE’S
FACES. AGAIN, PICTURE ANYBODY DOING
THIS. UP LIBERAL, A BLACK GUY WALKS
STRAIGHT UP TO A POLITICIAN- I KNOW IN AMERICA A BLACK EYE BUM
RUSHES, A WHITE POLITICIAN AND GETS IN HIS GRILL, IT WOULD
TAKE A SECOND AND A HALF FOR COTS TO GET HIM DOWN. IMAGINE A MUSLIM GUY GETS UP IN
A WHITE POLITICIAN’S FACE AND SAYS I KNOW WHAT YOU DID,
I’M GOING TO GET YOU. THE DEGREE TO WHICH SHE WOULD BE
ARRESTED AND NOT LET OUT IS INDESCRIBABLE. LOOK, GO TO THE TOWN HALL, SAY
YOUR CRAZY CONSPIRACY THEORIES WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN. THERE ARE ALL THOSE PEOPLE
THERE, THEY ALL WANT TO TALK AND THEY ARE NOT A LUNATIC
LIKE YOU ARE. WAIT UNTIL YOU GET THE MIC LIKE
EVERYONE ELSE AND THEN GO ON. IT IS A FREE COUNTRY AND CANADA,
YOU ARE FREE TO BE INSANE. YOU CAN HAVE A RATIONAL AND
CIVIL DISCUSSION ABOUT IT, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT SHE WANTED. I THOUGHT HE DID A WONDERFUL
JOB OF SHUTTING IT DOWN INCLUDING HER THE SAME WAY
MARTIN LUTHER KING SAID. HE SAID WE DON’T GO TO THE SOUTH
JUST TO LIBERATE BLACK PEOPLE. WE ALSO WENT TO GO LIBERATE IN
THAT TIME THE WHITE RACISTS IN THE SOUTH FROM THE HATRED
IN THEIR HEART BECAUSE IT DOESN’T HELP THEM EITHER. LAST THING, IT IS A LITTLE
DEPRESSING TO SEE THAT THEY WALK AMONG US. IF YOU SAW THAT WOMAN IN THE
MIDDLE OF CANADA, WOULD YOU THINK THAT IS A LUNATIC WHO
FINDS PEOPLE FROM RANDOM RELIGIONS AND ATTACKS THEM AND
THINKS THAT SOMEHOW MUSLIMS ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER CANADA ñ BUT
LIKE HERE IN AMERICA THERE IS UNFORTUNATELY NOT JUST ONE OR
TWO OF THEM, THERE IS A DECENT PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION WHO
ARE INSANE AND THINK YEAH SHARIA LAW IS ABOUT TO TAKE OVER, THE
MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY ARE THE ONES THAT CROSS
THE BORDER FROM MEXICO. THEY BELIEVE INSANE THINGS THAT
ARE NOT REMOTELY TRUE. AND THEY LIVE AMONG US.

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Have a Multi-Party Political System? | Sean Wilentz


The two party system is inevitable in America. The framers designed a constitution that they
thought would be without political parties. They didn’t like political parties. They thought political parties were divisive. They thought political parties would ruin
the commonwealth as they saw it. They didn’t like them, and yet they designed
a system in which parties very quickly arose and we’re never going to go away. And the reason is simple that in a country
as large, as diverse with so many clashing interests as the United States it’s going
to become necessary to find a focus, to find a focus for your political actions. Parties have become that focus. They very quickly became that focus. Now, the question is why don’t we have a multiparty
system? Why aren’t we more like Italy say or even
France or a European parliamentary system? Well that’s the answer is that we’re not a
parliamentary system. Because we have a system that we do and because
it’s based on the idea of first past the post, in other words the person who gets the most
amount of votes will win the election, they’re not going to have proportional representation. If you get ten percent of the votes you’re
not going to get ten percent of the power you’re going to get nothing. On that account then the pressure is very,
very strong for there to be eventually a two party system. Third parties can come in and they can have
a tremendous amount of influence in shaping the major parties, but as a great historian
once said third parties are like bees, they sting and then they die. So they make their sting, but because a third-party
will always almost inevitably help the party they’re most unlike, as you saw with say the
Nader campaign in 2000 who got elected, they have their effect but then they very quickly
disappear. So I think the two parties, it’s not so much
that I have some metaphysical or ontological love for two parties as a thing, it’s rather
that’s the way the American constitutional system works. Now, if you change the constitutional system,
of course, that would change as well, but it’s embedded in the way that our government
was set up in 1787/’88 and it continues that way to this day.

A Republican Since 1979 Is Now Leaving The Party | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>>I VIEW THE WORD CONSERVATIVE>>>I VIEW THE WORD CONSERVATIVE AS DERIVATIVE OF THE WORD AS DERIVATIVE OF THE WORD CONSERVATIVE. CONSERVATIVE. WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR MONEY, WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR MONEY, WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR WEALTH. WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR WEALTH. WE WANT TO BE SMART, WHERE WE WE WANT TO BE SMART, WHERE WE GO, HOW WE SPEND. GO, HOW WE SPEND. WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR COUNTRY. WE WANT TO CONSERVE OUR COUNTRY.>>DONALD TRUMP THERE DURING THE>>DONALD TRUMP THERE DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN AND WHAT IT MEANS 2016 CAMPAIGN AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HIM TO BE A CONSERVATIVE. TO HIM TO BE A CONSERVATIVE. WITH US NOW, WE HAVE COLUMNIST WITH US NOW, WE HAVE COLUMNIST AND EDITOR AT THE “WASHINGTON AND EDITOR AT THE “WASHINGTON POST” RUTH MARCUS. POST” RUTH MARCUS. AND PROFESSOR AT THE U.S. NAVAL AND PROFESSOR AT THE U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE AND AUTHOR OF THE WAR COLLEGE AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE” BOOK “THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE” TOM NICHOLS JOINS US. TOM NICHOLS JOINS US. LET’S START WITH THE PIECE. LET’S START WITH THE PIECE. YOU WRITE, UNLIKE SENATOR SUSAN YOU WRITE, UNLIKE SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS WHO TOOK PAGES OF TEXT COLLINS WHO TOOK PAGES OF TEXT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION TO TELL ON NATIONAL TELEVISION TO TELL US SOMETHING WE ALREADY KNEW, I US SOMETHING WE ALREADY KNEW, I WILL CUT RIGHT TO THE CHASE. WILL CUT RIGHT TO THE CHASE. I’M OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. I’M OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THEY HAVE BECOME ALL ABOUT THEY HAVE BECOME ALL ABOUT WINNING. WINNING. WINNING MEANS NOT LOSING. WINNING MEANS NOT LOSING. INSTEAD OF ACTING LIKE A COEQUAL INSTEAD OF ACTING LIKE A COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVICE AND CONSENT, FOR ADVICE AND CONSENT, CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS NOW CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS NOW ACT LIKE A PARLIAMENTARY PARTY ACT LIKE A PARLIAMENTARY PARTY FACING THE CONSTANT THREAT OF A FACING THE CONSTANT THREAT OF A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE. SO I’M OUT. SO I’M OUT. THE TRUMPERS AND THE HUCKSTERS THE TRUMPERS AND THE HUCKSTERS AND THE CONSULTANTS AND THE AND THE CONSULTANTS AND THE HANGERS ON LIKE A COLONY OF BEES HANGERS ON LIKE A COLONY OF BEES WHO EXIST ONLY TO STING AND DIE WHO EXIST ONLY TO STING AND DIE HAVE SWARMED TOGETHER IN A HAVE SWARMED TOGETHER IN A DANGEROUS BUT SUICIDAL CLOUD. DANGEROUS BUT SUICIDAL CLOUD. AND WHEN THAT MINDLESS HIGH AND WHEN THAT MINDLESS HIGH FINALLY EXTINGUISHES ITSELF IN A FINALLY EXTINGUISHES ITSELF IN A BLAZE OF VENOM, THERE WILL BE BLAZE OF VENOM, THERE WILL BE NOTHING LEFT. NOTHING LEFT. ALL RIGHT THEN. ALL RIGHT THEN.>>TOM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR>>TOM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. BEING WITH US. I WANTED YOU TO BE ON AFTER I I WANTED YOU TO BE ON AFTER I NOTICED I HAD RETWEETED YOU NOTICED I HAD RETWEETED YOU ABOUT 14 TIMES IN ONE AFTERNOON. ABOUT 14 TIMES IN ONE AFTERNOON. SOON AFTER I DID, THEN OF COURSE SOON AFTER I DID, THEN OF COURSE THE PUNCH LINE CAME AND THAT WAS THE PUNCH LINE CAME AND THAT WAS THAT YOU WERE LEAVING THE THAT YOU WERE LEAVING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. I THOUGHT ONE OF YOUR MOST I THOUGHT ONE OF YOUR MOST INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT POINTS INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT POINTS IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME WHAT THEY HATED. BECAME WHAT THEY HATED. AND THAT IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND THAT IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO ACHIEVE BY THAT WANTED TO ACHIEVE BY JUDICIAL FIAT THAT WHICH THEY JUDICIAL FIAT THAT WHICH THEY COULDN’T ACHIEVE AT THE VOTING COULDN’T ACHIEVE AT THE VOTING BOOTH. BOOTH.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. IT’S REALLY REMARKABLE THE WAY IT’S REALLY REMARKABLE THE WAY THAT THE REPUBLICANS AND THAT THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS HAVE SWITCHED ROLES DEMOCRATS HAVE SWITCHED ROLES HERE IN THAT THE REPUBLICANS NOW HERE IN THAT THE REPUBLICANS NOW ACT LIKE THEY’RE AN EMBATTLED ACT LIKE THEY’RE AN EMBATTLED CULTURAL MINORITY THAT IS CULTURAL MINORITY THAT IS CONSTANTLY ON THE VERGE OF CONSTANTLY ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION AND THAT THEREFORE EXTINCTION AND THAT THEREFORE THEY HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH IN THEY HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH IN THEIR OWN IDEAS AND THEIR THEIR OWN IDEAS AND THEIR ABILITY TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY ABILITY TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY WANT THROUGH LEGISLATION, THAT WANT THROUGH LEGISLATION, THAT THEIR ENTIRE RATIONALE FOR BEING THEIR ENTIRE RATIONALE FOR BEING HAS BEEN TO ENGAGE IN THE RAW HAS BEEN TO ENGAGE IN THE RAW EXERCISE OF POWER TO PUT JUDGES EXERCISE OF POWER TO PUT JUDGES IN PLACES, UNELECTED JUDGES. IN PLACES, UNELECTED JUDGES. REMEMBER, REPUBLICANS USED TO REMEMBER, REPUBLICANS USED TO COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME ABOUT COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME ABOUT UNELECTED JUDGES, TO CARRY UNELECTED JUDGES, TO CARRY FORWARD THEIR AGENDA EVEN AFTER FORWARD THEIR AGENDA EVEN AFTER THEY’RE GONE. THEY’RE GONE.>>THE JUDICIAL FIAT THAT THEY>>THE JUDICIAL FIAT THAT THEY WANT ACHIEVED WOULD BE OF COURSE WANT ACHIEVED WOULD BE OF COURSE THE OVERTURNING OF ROE V WADE, THE OVERTURNING OF ROE V WADE, SOMETHING THAT OVER 60% OF SOMETHING THAT OVER 60% OF AMERICANS OPPOSE. AMERICANS OPPOSE. YET THAT’S AT THE END OF THE YET THAT’S AT THE END OF THE DAY, AT LEAST ON TWITTER WITH A DAY, AT LEAST ON TWITTER WITH A LOT OF CONSERVATIVE ACTACTIVISTS LOT OF CONSERVATIVE ACTACTIVISTS THAT’S WHAT THIS FIGHT HAS BEEN THAT’S WHAT THIS FIGHT HAS BEEN PRIMARILY ABOUT, GETTING THIS PRIMARILY ABOUT, GETTING THIS JUDGE TO DO SOMETHING THAT 6 IN JUDGE TO DO SOMETHING THAT 6 IN 10 AMERICANS OPPOSE. 10 AMERICANS OPPOSE.>>I DON’T REPRESENT ANY VIEWS>>I DON’T REPRESENT ANY VIEWS HERE BUT MY OWN. HERE BUT MY OWN. I THINK THAT THE RATIONALIZATION I THINK THAT THE RATIONALIZATION OF REPUBLICANS AND ROE V WADE IS OF REPUBLICANS AND ROE V WADE IS HOW REPUBLICANS HAVE HOW REPUBLICANS HAVE RATIONALIZED LIVES OF IMMENSE RATIONALIZED LIVES OF IMMENSE HYPOCRISY. HYPOCRISY. THEY ARE CLAIMING THEY ARE THEY ARE CLAIMING THEY ARE ENGAGED IN A PROJECT SO ENGAGED IN A PROJECT SO IMPORTANT THAT IT EXCUSES ALL IMPORTANT THAT IT EXCUSES ALL OTHER SINS, WHETHER IT’S DONALD OTHER SINS, WHETHER IT’S DONALD TRUMP’S CHARACTER OR TARIFFS OR TRUMP’S CHARACTER OR TARIFFS OR CAVING TO RUSSIA. CAVING TO RUSSIA. IF PUSHES AGAINST THE WALL THEY IF PUSHES AGAINST THE WALL THEY SAY, YES, ALL THOSE THINGS ARE SAY, YES, ALL THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE, BUT I’M DOING IT BECAUSE TRUE, BUT I’M DOING IT BECAUSE OF THE FUTURE OF UNBORN CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE OF UNBORN CHILDREN AND THAT EXCUSES EVERYTHING. AND THAT EXCUSES EVERYTHING. I’M NOT SURE I BELIEVE IN THE I’M NOT SURE I BELIEVE IN THE SINCERITY OF A LOT OF THE FOLKS SINCERITY OF A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO SAY THAT. WHO SAY THAT. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT, BUT I ALSO DO BELIEVE THAT, BUT I ALSO THINK THAT’S ALL THEY’RE LEFT THINK THAT’S ALL THEY’RE LEFT WITH, IS TO SAY I’M GOING TO GET WITH, IS TO SAY I’M GOING TO GET A JUDGE THAT’S GOING TO DO THESE A JUDGE THAT’S GOING TO DO THESE THINGS AND THAT’S WHY I’M THINGS AND THAT’S WHY I’M ACCEPTING ALL THIS OTHER ACCEPTING ALL THIS OTHER TERRIBLE STUFF. TERRIBLE STUFF.>>A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES, IT>>A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES, IT APPEARS TO BE FEWER AND FEWER APPEARS TO BE FEWER AND FEWER CONSERVATIVES. CONSERVATIVES. LET ME READ ANOTHER PART OF YOUR LET ME READ ANOTHER PART OF YOUR PIECE. PIECE. LET ME SAY I HAVE NO LOVE FOR LET ME SAY I HAVE NO LOVE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH IS TORN BETWEEN TOTALITARIAN TORN BETWEEN TOTALITARIAN INSTINCTS ON ONE SIDE AND INSTINCTS ON ONE SIDE AND COMPLETE POLITICAL MALPRACTICE COMPLETE POLITICAL MALPRACTICE ON THE OTHER. ON THE OTHER. TALK ABOUT PICKING YOUR POISON. TALK ABOUT PICKING YOUR POISON. RIGHT NOW FOR SO MANY ACTUALLY RIGHT NOW FOR SO MANY ACTUALLY REAL CONSERVATIVES WHO BELIEVE REAL CONSERVATIVES WHO BELIEVE IN LIMITED GOVERNMENT, THERE IN LIMITED GOVERNMENT, THERE JUST IS NO GOOD CHOICE OUT THERE JUST IS NO GOOD CHOICE OUT THERE IF THE ONLY CHOICE IS BETWEEN IF THE ONLY CHOICE IS BETWEEN THE. THE.>>THIS IS THE TIME FOR THE>>THIS IS THE TIME FOR THE SEINE TRYSTCENTRISTS TO JOIN FOR SEINE TRYSTCENTRISTS TO JOIN FOR AS BEST THEY CAN. AS BEST THEY CAN. THE REPUBLICANS ARE ACTING LIKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE ACTING LIKE A PARLIAMENTARY PARTY ALL THE A PARLIAMENTARY PARTY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO STATE LEGISLATURES WAY DOWN TO STATE LEGISLATURES AND TOWN HALLS. AND TOWN HALLS. WE’RE LOSING THE WHOLE NOTION OF WE’RE LOSING THE WHOLE NOTION OF SEPARATED POWERS AND FEDERALISM SEPARATED POWERS AND FEDERALISM AND I THINK IT HAS TO STOP. AND I THINK IT HAS TO STOP.>>YOU WORK AT THE NAVAL WAR>>YOU WORK AT THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE IN RHODE ISLAND, ONCE COLLEGE IN RHODE ISLAND, ONCE REPRESENTED BY A CLASSIC EASTERN REPRESENTED BY A CLASSIC EASTERN REPUBLICAN JOHN CHAFY. REPUBLICAN JOHN CHAFY. YOU’VE MADE THIS DECLARATION YOU’VE MADE THIS DECLARATION YOU’RE NO LONGER A MEMBER OF YOU’RE NO LONGER A MEMBER OF THAT PARTY. THAT PARTY. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME UP TO HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME UP TO YOU AND SAID, WHAT TOOK YOU SO YOU AND SAID, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? LONG?>>THAT’S REALLY SUCH — THAT’S>>THAT’S REALLY SUCH — THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS I INSTANTLY ONE OF THE THINGS I INSTANTLY MUTE ON TWITTER WHEN SOMEONE MUTE ON TWITTER WHEN SOMEONE SAYS WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG. SAYS WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG. I’VE BEEN A REPUBLICAN SINCE I’VE BEEN A REPUBLICAN SINCE 1979. 1979. TO LEAVE A PARTY YOU’VE BEEN A TO LEAVE A PARTY YOU’VE BEEN A MEMBER OF FOR 40 YEARS IS NOT MEMBER OF FOR 40 YEARS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU TAKE LIGHTLY. SOMETHING YOU TAKE LIGHTLY. I THINK I FINALLY LEFT FOR GOOD. I THINK I FINALLY LEFT FOR GOOD. I WAS ES STANGTRANGED FROM THE P I WAS ES STANGTRANGED FROM THE P AFTER THE 2012 ELECTIONS. AFTER THE 2012 ELECTIONS. BUT TO LEAVE FOR GOOD REQUIRED BUT TO LEAVE FOR GOOD REQUIRED ME TO SAY THERE IS NO FUTURE IN ME TO SAY THERE IS NO FUTURE IN THIS PARTY. THIS PARTY. THERE’S NOTHING FOR ME THAT WHEN THERE’S NOTHING FOR ME THAT WHEN ALL THIS IS OVER I CAN IDENTIFY ALL THIS IS OVER I CAN IDENTIFY THE PEOPLE THAT I’M GOING TO THE PEOPLE THAT I’M GOING TO GRAVITATE TO TO RECONSTITUTE THE GRAVITATE TO TO RECONSTITUTE THE PARTY. PARTY. NO PARTY IS PERFECT. NO PARTY IS PERFECT. THERE HAVE BEEN THINGS ABOUT THE THERE HAVE BEEN THINGS ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I’VE NEVER REPUBLICAN PARTY I’VE NEVER LIKED, THINGS I’VE ALWAYS LIKED. LIKED, THINGS I’VE ALWAYS LIKED. BUT THIS IS WHERE I FINALLY CAME BUT THIS IS WHERE I FINALLY CAME TO BELIEF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO BELIEF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CANNOT RECOVER FROM THE CANNOT RECOVER FROM THE COMPROMISES THAT IT’S MADE. COMPROMISES THAT IT’S MADE. AT SOME POINT, YOU SELL YOUR AT SOME POINT, YOU SELL YOUR SOUL, YOU DON’T GET IT BACK. SOUL, YOU DON’T GET IT BACK.>>AS YOU KNOW, I’M OPTIMISTIC.>>AS YOU KNOW, I’M OPTIMISTIC. I BELIEVE THAT THINGS CAN ALWAYS I BELIEVE THAT THINGS CAN ALWAYS GET BETTER, THAT THIS COUNTRY GET BETTER, THAT THIS COUNTRY AND POLITICAL PARTIES CAN TURN AND POLITICAL PARTIES CAN TURN THE CORNER. THE CORNER. BUT REALLY WHO IS THERE IN THE BUT REALLY WHO IS THERE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT HASN’T REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT HASN’T ALREADY SOLD THEIR SOUL TO ALREADY SOLD THEIR SOUL TO DONALD TRUMP? DONALD TRUMP?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS>>JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO LEAVE POWER SOONER OR GOING TO LEAVE POWER SOONER OR LATER, WHO DO YOU ASSOCIATE LATER, WHO DO YOU ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH? YOURSELF WITH? MIKE PENCE. MIKE PENCE. IS MIKE PENCE PRESIDENTIAL IS MIKE PENCE PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER AFTER HE SOLD HIS SOUL TO TIMBER AFTER HE SOLD HIS SOUL TO DONALD TRUMP? DONALD TRUMP? WHAT SENATOR, LINDSEY GRAHAM? WHAT SENATOR, LINDSEY GRAHAM? WE COULD GO DOWN THE LIST. WE COULD GO DOWN THE LIST. UNFORTUNATELY NOBODY HAS STOOD UNFORTUNATELY NOBODY HAS STOOD UP TO THE ABSOLUTE WORST UP TO THE ABSOLUTE WORST INSTINCTS AND THE BREACHING OF INSTINCTS AND THE BREACHING OF CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS OF DONALD CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS OF DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>WE ASK TIME AND TIME AGAIN>>WE ASK TIME AND TIME AGAIN WHY MANY OF THESE REPUBLICANS WHY MANY OF THESE REPUBLICANS WHO ARE SO COMPLICIT DON’T SEE WHO ARE SO COMPLICIT DON’T SEE HOW THIS IS GOING TO END. HOW THIS IS GOING TO END. IT CAN’T END WELL. IT CAN’T END WELL. I CAN’T THINK OF A POSITIVE I CAN’T THINK OF A POSITIVE ENDING. ENDING. RUTH MARCUS, DOES THIS OPEN THE RUTH MARCUS, DOES THIS OPEN THE DOOR FOR AN INDEPENDENT DOOR FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE? CANDIDATE? WHERE IS THIS GOING? WHERE IS THIS GOING? BECAUSE IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE BECAUSE IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU LOOK AT POLLING AND THE WHEN YOU LOOK AT POLLING AND THE MIDTERMS AND THE SENATE, IT MIDTERMS AND THE SENATE, IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE THE DEMOCRATS DOESN’T FEEL LIKE THE DEMOCRATS HAVE AN INCREDIBLY STRONG, HAVE AN INCREDIBLY STRONG, STURDY RESPONSE TO ALL OF THIS STURDY RESPONSE TO ALL OF THIS IN THE FORM OF A LEADER. IN THE FORM OF A LEADER.>>THE ROAD FOR AN INDEPENDENT>>THE ROAD FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE IS A REALLY UPHILL CANDIDATE IS A REALLY UPHILL ROAD. ROAD. LOOK AT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WHO LOOK AT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WHO HAS PROBABLY SPENT MORE TIME AND HAS PROBABLY SPENT MORE TIME AND MONEY EXAMINING THAT ROAD THAN MONEY EXAMINING THAT ROAD THAN ANYBODY ELSE. ANYBODY ELSE. AND HE SEEMS TO HAVE CONCLUDED AND HE SEEMS TO HAVE CONCLUDED IF HE’S GOING TO RUN FOR IF HE’S GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, IT’S GOING TO BE AS A PRESIDENT, IT’S GOING TO BE AS A DEMOCRAT. DEMOCRAT. THERE’S A SUPER CROWDED THERE’S A SUPER CROWDED DEMOCRATIC FIELD. DEMOCRATIC FIELD. HOW THAT SHAKES ITSELF OUT IS HOW THAT SHAKES ITSELF OUT IS REALLY UP IN THE AIR. REALLY UP IN THE AIR. BUT I SHARE BOTH JOE’S OPTIMISM BUT I SHARE BOTH JOE’S OPTIMISM AND HIS WORRY. AND HIS WORRY. I HAVE THOUGHT THAT OUR I HAVE THOUGHT THAT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM IS REALLY CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM IS REALLY RESILIENT, BUT THE SHAKIEST LEG RESILIENT, BUT THE SHAKIEST LEG OF THE STOOL HAS BEEN THE OF THE STOOL HAS BEEN THE FECKLESS LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AND FECKLESS LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AND THE ABSOLUTE UNWILLINGNESS OF THE ABSOLUTE UNWILLINGNESS OF SENATORS AND HOUSE MEMBERS TO SENATORS AND HOUSE MEMBERS TO STAND UP TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. STAND UP TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND WE’VE SEEN THAT ON DISPLAY. AND WE’VE SEEN THAT ON DISPLAY. NOW I’M ADDING FOR MY OWN JUST NOW I’M ADDING FOR MY OWN JUST TO KIND OF CHEER EVERYBODY UP A TO KIND OF CHEER EVERYBODY UP A LITTLE BIT FURTHER, A NEW WORRY, LITTLE BIT FURTHER, A NEW WORRY, NOT ABOUT HOW THE COURT IS GOING NOT ABOUT HOW THE COURT IS GOING TO FUNCTION INTERNATIONALLY, TO FUNCTION INTERNATIONALLY, BECAUSE THE JUSTICES WILL MANAGE BECAUSE THE JUSTICES WILL MANAGE TO FORGET WHAT THEY SAW IN TO FORGET WHAT THEY SAW IN JUSTICE KAVANAUGH’S TESTIMONY JUSTICE KAVANAUGH’S TESTIMONY AND COOPERATE WITH HIM. AND COOPERATE WITH HIM. BUT IN TERMS OF THE COUNTRY’S BUT IN TERMS OF THE COUNTRY’S PERCEPTION OF THE COURT AS A PERCEPTION OF THE COURT AS A LEGITIMATE NON-PARTISAN LEGITIMATE NON-PARTISAN INSTITUTION, JUSTICE KAVANAUGH INSTITUTION, JUSTICE KAVANAUGH TALKED ABOUT THAT HIMSELF, BUT I TALKED ABOUT THAT HIMSELF, BUT I REALLY FEAR HE’S DONE GRAVE REALLY FEAR HE’S DONE GRAVE DAMAGE TO THAT. DAMAGE TO THAT.>>TOM, IT’S ALWAYS HARD TO>>TOM, IT’S ALWAYS HARD TO LEAVE YOUR TRIBE. LEAVE YOUR TRIBE. I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU, WHICH I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU, WHICH IS THE PEOPLE THAT I HAVE SEEN IS THE PEOPLE THAT I HAVE SEEN LEAVE THE TRIBE IN THE TRUMP LEAVE THE TRIBE IN THE TRUMP ERA, PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND JOE AND ERA, PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND JOE AND BILL CRYSTAL AND MAX BOOT, IT’S BILL CRYSTAL AND MAX BOOT, IT’S INTELLECTUALS, WRITERS, PEOPLE INTELLECTUALS, WRITERS, PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA. IN THE MEDIA. THE PRESIDENT IS EXTRAORDINARILY THE PRESIDENT IS EXTRAORDINARILY POPULAR AMONG THE RANK AND FILE, POPULAR AMONG THE RANK AND FILE, PERHAPS MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER PERHAPS MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN YEARS AND YEARS AND PRESIDENT IN YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS. YEARS. AND THOSE INCLUDE VOTERS WHO AND THOSE INCLUDE VOTERS WHO HAVE VOTED FOR PEOPLE LIKE MITT HAVE VOTED FOR PEOPLE LIKE MITT ROMNEY AND JOHN McCAIN. ROMNEY AND JOHN McCAIN. HAS THE PARTY CHANGED, OR HAS HAS THE PARTY CHANGED, OR HAS TRUMP KIND OF PULLED SOMETHING TRUMP KIND OF PULLED SOMETHING OUT OF THE PARTY THAT WAS THERE OUT OF THE PARTY THAT WAS THERE AND LATENT OR THERE AND A AND LATENT OR THERE AND A MINORITY PART OF THE PARTY AND MINORITY PART OF THE PARTY AND MADE IT THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE MADE IT THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE PARTY? PARTY?>>I THINK THERE WAS ALWAYS>>I THINK THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE PARTY THAT SOMETHING IN THE PARTY THAT RESENTED COASTAL ELITES, RESENTED COASTAL ELITES, INTELLECTUALS, BUT THAT WE HAD A INTELLECTUALS, BUT THAT WE HAD A LARGER — WE HAD AN UNEASY LARGER — WE HAD AN UNEASY ALLIANCE AMONG OURSELVES BECAUSE ALLIANCE AMONG OURSELVES BECAUSE I THINK WE SHARED SOME BASIC I THINK WE SHARED SOME BASIC VALUES. VALUES. I THINK TRUMP HAS TURNED THE I THINK TRUMP HAS TURNED THE REPUBLICAN PROJECT THAT WAS REPUBLICAN PROJECT THAT WAS CONCEPTUALIZED DURING THE REAGAN CONCEPTUALIZED DURING THE REAGAN ERA AS POSITIVE. ERA AS POSITIVE. NOW IT’S WE NO LONGER HAVE NOW IT’S WE NO LONGER HAVE THINGS TO ACHIEVE. THINGS TO ACHIEVE. HERE ARE THE PEOPLE I’M GOING TO HERE ARE THE PEOPLE I’M GOING TO PUNISH AND GET EVEN WITH. PUNISH AND GET EVEN WITH. REPUBLICANS DON’T LIKE TO TALK REPUBLICANS DON’T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THIS, I THINK, BUT SOME OF ABOUT THIS, I THINK, BUT SOME OF THAT RADICALIZATION HAPPENED THAT RADICALIZATION HAPPENED AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF BARACK AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA. OBAMA. SOME OF THIS IS RACIAL SOME OF THIS IS RACIAL RESENTMENT. RESENTMENT. IT’S THE SENSE THAT THE IT’S THE SENSE THAT THE INFORMATION AGE HAS PRODUCED A INFORMATION AGE HAS PRODUCED A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH EDUCATION AND PEOPLE WHO CAN EDUCATION AND PEOPLE WHO CAN MANAGE IN THIS 21st CENTURY MANAGE IN THIS 21st CENTURY ECONOMY AND PEOPLE WHO CAN’T. ECONOMY AND PEOPLE WHO CAN’T. I THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF I THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF THINGS. THINGS. THERE WAS ALWAYS A LATENT RACIAL THERE WAS ALWAYS A LATENT RACIAL TENSION. TENSION. THERE WAS ALWAYS A LATENT CLASS THERE WAS ALWAYS A LATENT CLASS TENSION AND A DIFFICULTY OF TENSION AND A DIFFICULTY OF DEALING WITH, AGAIN, THE ELITES, DEALING WITH, AGAIN, THE ELITES, THE INTELLECTUALS AND SO ON. THE INTELLECTUALS AND SO ON. TRUMP REALLY TOOK THAT AND RAN TRUMP REALLY TOOK THAT AND RAN AND SAID EVERYBODY IS AGAINST AND SAID EVERYBODY IS AGAINST YOU. YOU. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I LEFT. LEFT. THE ONE THING THAT I THINK MADE THE ONE THING THAT I THINK MADE REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES DEFERENT FROM DEFERENT FROM DIFFERENT FROM LIBERALS IN THE DIFFERENT FROM LIBERALS IN THE ’70s AND ’80s, WE WERE THE PARTY ’70s AND ’80s, WE WERE THE PARTY OF OPTIMISM. OF OPTIMISM. WE DIDN’T THINK OF OURSELVES AS WE DIDN’T THINK OF OURSELVES AS VICTIMS. VICTIMS. NOW WE ARE THE PARTY OF IETERNAL NOW WE ARE THE PARTY OF IETERNAL VICTIMHOOD. VICTIMHOOD. TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE CONSTANTLY TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE CONSTANTLY CLAIMING THEY’RE FORGOTTEN AND CLAIMING THEY’RE FORGOTTEN AND NOBODY LOVES THEM ENOUGH. NOBODY LOVES THEM ENOUGH. I FIND THAT AMAZING FOR PEOPLE I FIND THAT AMAZING FOR PEOPLE THAT CONTROL ALL THE BRANCHES OF THAT CONTROL ALL THE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS APPARENTLY>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS APPARENTLY USING OPPOSITION TO SEPARATING USING OPPOSITION TO SEPARATING MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM THEIR MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER PARENTS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER TO ATTACK THE DEMOCRATS. TO ATTACK THE DEMOCRATS. AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY ON SATURDAY AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN KANSAS, THE PRESIDENT NIGHT IN KANSAS, THE PRESIDENT REPEATED SEVERAL OF HIS USUAL REPEATED SEVERAL OF HIS USUAL FALSEHOODS AND EXAGGERATIONS FALSEHOODS AND EXAGGERATIONS ALONG WITH ADDING THIS. ALONG WITH ADDING THIS.>>EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT IN THE>>EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT IN THE U.S. SENATE HAS SIGNED UP FOR U.S. SENATE HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE OPEN BORDERS AND IT’S A THE OPEN BORDERS AND IT’S A BILL. BILL. IT’S CALLED THE OPEN BORDERS IT’S CALLED THE OPEN BORDERS BILL. BILL. WHAT’S GOING ON? WHAT’S GOING ON? AND IT’S WRITTEN BY, GUESS WHO, AND IT’S WRITTEN BY, GUESS WHO, DIANE FEINSTEIN. DIANE FEINSTEIN.>>THERE’S NO BILL BY THAT NAME.>>THERE’S NO BILL BY THAT NAME.>>IT DOESN’T EXIST.>>IT DOESN’T EXIST.>>THERE’S NO BILL BY THAT NAME.>>THERE’S NO BILL BY THAT NAME. HE’S JUST MAKING THAT UP. HE’S JUST MAKING THAT UP. IF YOU’RE IN THE AUDIENCE, YOU IF YOU’RE IN THE AUDIENCE, YOU HAVE TO BE ASKING YOURSELF WHY HAVE TO BE ASKING YOURSELF WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP THINK I AM SO DOES DONALD TRUMP THINK I AM SO STUPID? STUPID? WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP PLAY ME WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP PLAY ME FOR A FOOL? FOR A FOOL? WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP THINK I’M WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP THINK I’M SUCH AN IDIOT? SUCH AN IDIOT? I KNOW THAT SO MANY OF THOSE I KNOW THAT SO MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THAT KANSAS AUDIENCE PEOPLE IN THAT KANSAS AUDIENCE HAVE TO BE ANGRY AT DONALD TRUMP HAVE TO BE ANGRY AT DONALD TRUMP FOR HIM THINKING THEY ARE SO FOR HIM THINKING THEY ARE SO STUPID, THAT THEY ARE SUCH STUPID, THAT THEY ARE SUCH BUMPKINS, THAT THEY ARE SUCH BUMPKINS, THAT THEY ARE SUCH FOOLS THAT THEY CAN’T JUST GO ON FOOLS THAT THEY CAN’T JUST GO ON GOOGLE. GOOGLE. I KNOW THIS MORNING THEY HAVE TO I KNOW THIS MORNING THEY HAVE TO BE DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED THAT BE DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED THAT THEIR PRESIDENT WOULD LIE THEIR PRESIDENT WOULD LIE THROUGH HIS TEETH TO THEM AND THROUGH HIS TEETH TO THEM AND USE THEM AS A PUNCH LINE. USE THEM AS A PUNCH LINE.>>THEY DIDN’T SOUND ALL THAT>>THEY DIDN’T SOUND ALL THAT DISAPPOINTED. DISAPPOINTED. EVERY TIME YOU THINK WE’VE EVERY TIME YOU THINK WE’VE REACHED A NEW LOW, PRESIDENT REACHED A NEW LOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP GOES A LITTLE FURTHER. TRUMP GOES A LITTLE FURTHER. BUT THIS WAS JUST AN BUT THIS WAS JUST AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF BLATANT EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF BLATANT DISHONESTY IN THE SERVICE OF DISHONESTY IN THE SERVICE OF NATIVIST UGLINESS. NATIVIST UGLINESS. SO THE COMBINATION OF THOSE TWO SO THE COMBINATION OF THOSE TWO THREADS IS SUCH AN ILLUSTRATION THREADS IS SUCH AN ILLUSTRATION OF WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GONE. HAS GONE. I’M NOT A MEMBER OF EITHER I’M NOT A MEMBER OF EITHER PARTY, HAVEN’T BEEN FOR A LONG PARTY, HAVEN’T BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. TIME. BUT YOU HAVE TO — I HEAR THE BUT YOU HAVE TO — I HEAR THE ANGUISH IN THE VOICES OF ALL OF ANGUISH IN THE VOICES OF ALL OF MY REPUBLICAN AND FORMER MY REPUBLICAN AND FORMER REPUBLICAN FRIENDS WHO REMAIN REPUBLICAN FRIENDS WHO REMAIN CONSERVATIVES AND BELIEVE THAT CONSERVATIVES AND BELIEVE THAT CONSERVING IS LIMITED GOVERNMENT CONSERVING IS LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND CHANGING SLOWLY AND OPENNESS AND CHANGING SLOWLY AND OPENNESS TO SUNNY REAGANIST VISION OF TO SUNNY REAGANIST VISION OF AMERICA. AMERICA. AND THEN TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT AND THEN TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT PULL STUNTS LIKE THIS IS JUST PULL STUNTS LIKE THIS IS JUST SICKENING. SICKENING.>>MIKA, THE LYING.>>MIKA, THE LYING. AND YOU EVEN SEE IT ALL OVER THE AND YOU EVEN SEE IT ALL OVER THE PLACE FROM PEOPLE THAT I’VE PLACE FROM PEOPLE THAT I’VE KNOWN AND HAVE KNOWN ME FOR A KNOWN AND HAVE KNOWN ME FOR A LONG TIME AND KNOW THAT I’VE LONG TIME AND KNOW THAT I’VE WRITTEN THREE BOOKS. WRITTEN THREE BOOKS. THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING. THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING. THEY’RE ALL ATTACKS ON BIG THEY’RE ALL ATTACKS ON BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICANISM, 2004, GOVERNMENT REPUBLICANISM, 2004, 2009, 2013. 2009, 2013. WHEN IT COMES TO BLOATED WHEN IT COMES TO BLOATED BUDGETS, I’M A ONE TRICK PONY. BUDGETS, I’M A ONE TRICK PONY. THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE THAT STILL, BUT THEY SEEM LIKE THAT STILL, BUT THEY SEEM TO BE FADING BY THE DAY. TO BE FADING BY THE DAY.>>TOM NICHOLS, THANK YOU SO>>TOM NICHOLS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON THE SHOW THIS MUCH FOR BEING ON THE SHOW THIS MORNING. MORNING.>>THANK YOU, TOM.>>THANK YOU, TOM. GREAT HAVING YOU ON GREAT HAVING YOU ON YOU, TOM. GREAT HAVING YOU ON YOU, TOM. GREAT HAVING YOU O>>>UP NEXT, 17 YEARS AFTER THE>>>UP NEXT, 17 YEARS AFTER THE U.S. INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN, A U.S. INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN, A NEW POLL SHOWS AMERICANS,

The Golden Globes Were All About Politics | Splash News TV


Forget the dresses, forget the smiles, and
actually just go on and forget the performances altogether. This year’s Golden Globes was all about
politics. When Jimmy Fallon took the stage in his opening
monologue, he threw a subtle dig at Donald Trump, saying the Globes is one of the few
places where America still honors the popular vote. And when Hugh Laurie stepped up to the mic
after winning his Best Performance trophy for The Night Manager, he quipped that this
might ‘the last ever Golden Globes’ because its sponsors have ‘Hollywood, foreign, and
press in their name’. Bryon Howard, co-director of Zootopia used
his stage time to say his film was about embracing diversity even when there are people who want
to divide us using fear. Of course, it was Meryl Streep who used her
acceptance speech to slam Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter. She asked the public to condemn hateful acts,
saying disrespect invites disrespect and violence incites violence. Donald Trump tried to take her to task using
his Twitter, calling her one of Hollywood’s most over rated actresses out there. Guess we should come to expect these things
at award shows. And we think it’s going to get worse before
it ever gets better.