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Let's get the news, so
We have a lot of important to to talk about, but I do think is worth mentioning that, right after we finish Monday's recording are
favorite salesmen announced that he's been using his own snake oil.
In the present United States tells us that, in order to prevent covered, nineteen he's been hitting the Hydroxyl clerk when pretty hard
a drug that the medical establishment says is ineffective at best and deadly at worst. So I guess my.
Question to you is: why
is the Trump campaign trying to make this election about which candidate is mentally fit for the presidency,
I have to say: I'm quite impress: did you write all of those jokes yourself? That's good
because I wrote you send around on a Wednesday night trying to prepare for the pod. There's not much remained out. That was great, and if I was a trap, if I was Travis, I'd be quite nervous by Travis doesn't right mind the other jobs generated gaily outline, make you
About Trump drinking is obliged
I never got far enough to make a jokes. I appreciate you doing all of us
green ahead of it
It actually like we're joking about it and relaxing, because that's better than crying but
Is it really that funny.
The nice summit
happened on Monday right as we write, is of course right after the popular now, unlike
I was reading it on Twitter in the office. I hear Emily like scream about it, because she was watching tv pictures both sitting there. Is this
serious right now like what I mean it
it is taking a drug against the recommendations of his own government to own the lips.
That's right. You say it's just that I was I almost robot, actually that he was. He was taken the drugs on the aim of the thing is we don't know if he's taking it, because we don't believe him and we know even believe his doctor, who sent a very vaguely worded out, and so it's like
kind of everything. It is a fair explanation of why were in a giant Massa mental this pandemic. That
the presents a wire, he thinks a sea.
Best thing to do the thing in its interests. The thank you decide to do at the moment is to tell people that he's taken and unproven drug for it.
Is he doesn't hear me
the reason it is not entirely funny at all is
like I don't give. A shit trump contain
everyone's aren't. There happens to him, but you know
while the first time you brought up Hydroxyl clerk when a bunch of people did.
I take it on their own? They asked their doctors for it that dangerous to the people who could possibly be taking it. It's also there's a lot of people with conditions who actually need Hydroxyl clerk when and there is a shortage of it, because a Donald Trump,
and it also just fits like you said, with his general demeanor for others, entire crisis,
that there is some magical elixir
some easy solution to get out of all this like he cannot comprehend that we might be going through. Something that requires share
national sacrifice that might take a long time there we're gonna have to get through together,
just searching every single day for the the magic potion
That's gonna end this right away,
in doing that. He does speak to a desire and all of us to like get the fuck out.
Our homes and like return to normal life right. So that's why it still dangerous, because if a lot of people who are like get, I do want this magic drought. I do want this to be over
but the danger is by
constantly, and he said here
I wasn't am I got on this like I've been receiving some very good news about this right, like throughout the course of this pandemic. He has listened to Fox news hosts and his own fucking guy,
over public health officials and experts and that's why
and there is a report in the New York Times last night. Thirty's
thousand lives could have been saved at the federal government, acted just one week earlier to impose social, distancing measures. Thirty six thousand lives, and we didn't because,
thought it was all going to go away and he was
worried about upsetting the stock market,
Let me don't: we have warehouses full of Hydroxyl clerk when, in this country
we spend a ton of effort trying to acquire.
All the worldwide doses of it, just in case it turned out to be right. You another offer trump. I guess
having greater from estimate like Scrooge me doc. You just gonna go diving into the vault of highly toxic clerk.
While these Jesse now has its guidance for what the graphic for the project like
all. I can tell you so far as they seem to be. Ok. Beverages quote about it.
Well, they ve taken me not believing in science thing really one step too far,.
Yeah, it's incredibly dangerous and it's in the end. It's it's even more so because we are not out of it like we're, going to be doing this for a very long time and you shudder to think how he's going to treat this crisis, particularly if there's a second wave in the fall and we're even deeper into the election. What the things that he's going to say it's, it's very scary
one more quickly to closed before we move on to the railways, and it is of course related to the greatest crime in history of crimes.
the twitter trawl, who trump install to run our intelligence agencies, declassified and email where form a national security adviser. Susan rice summarised an over.
Office meeting in January of twenty seventeen between herself Obama,
Joe Biden, Jim Commie and Sally Yates, where the former president
heard about Michael Flint Secret conversations with the russian ambassador to the Eu S Trump pundit.
Have long believed that raises email would prove Obama to be the criminal mastermind behind a coup attempt, get us against Donald Trump.
And sure enough Dan Rice was caught. Writing that Obama wanted to be sure that quote every ass
back to this issue, is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities by
They got a ban. Is
exactly right, if you're committing a crime that I mean,
people, might hear you say that laugh, but that is now the explanation by all of the Trump pundits that of
course, Susan Rice would write an email saying that Obama said to do it by the book, because Susan
new that year,
from now Rick Grenelle,
would declassify the email and she wanted to keep the keep their
the conspiracy going by letting everyone know that back and twenty seventeen,
she wanted to make everyone believe that brought about
we're doing things by the book.
And it's only accepts its also just worth noting that Barack Obama warned done.
Tromp to not higher microphone, which
would have been a really dumb idea if your plan was to entrap Donald Trump by
Taking him with a compromise and investigated demonstrated by a year
No one read Obama into Obama game: that is the problem area, one forgets
because you know trumpets likes screaming about
again. Another bullshit
two of the mat right after the election like it was a.
Fairly cordial meeting when Bravo
I was trying to be as helpful as possible and said by the way you ve got this guy MIKE Flynn. I had fired him, he's bad news.
Get yourself a better national security advisor.
Why would he say that,
Why would he say that if you wanted to screw trump over, I don't fucking understand, and everyone agrees with the account of that meeting. This is the problem with this. Is you fucking,
go down a rabbit, how it makes you go down a rabbit hall. There
and then you end up sounding crazy because you're talking about all these details of all these meetings, that most people in the country probably dont, know about and don't give a shit about. This is the problem. Is
sway in it like this
a larger conversation about.
The incentive structure with an republican power,
fixing the trump error, they would lead them down a path of focusing an enormous amount of energy on a fake crime which
solves a political problem. They dont have base excitement.
And creates one they dont need, which
he is in
seeing the much more popular president into
election when that present is much more progress with the very voters. Atrocities persuade in order to win
the how you get into that position.
Says so much about how
Conservatism is no longer sums.
Of political philosophy or political movement it other than before.
Of racism and general corporate greed?
essentially inattention economy right. Were you
where the more shameless you are the more willing you are to say that the,
ass, his blue in the sky is green. There
is seen as a your commitment to the cause right and
They took a PETE like they did their so dumb
They decided that they were
two titillate people with this Susan Rice, email that if only we could get a declassified, that would spark that would
went up the doors to Obama. Gate
So Susan Rice was, I call declassify my email. Do it do it right now there are leg. We got her
You must be both exorbitant, do it and they do it in it.
Says the exact opposite of what they think:
so one under a normal rational were people will look at it and say well
maybe we'll move on to another fight crime.
But instead they take a piece of clearly exculpatory evidence and
as evidence of the crime that didn't happen and like
they constantly get hoisted on their own petard, but they don't care because they have no shame. That's that
exactly right in it and again it's not just trump. It's not
like the craziest trump pundits, it's like the broader,
lookin Party, multiple senators or jumping on
Republican Centre saying oh, this proves somehow
because about wanting to do it by the book he's really a criminal. Here's! What TED crews tweeted quote? Why
Ongoing spying from an outgoing protests on the incoming protests, directed by Obama himself is unprecedented
in the two hundred and forty four years of our nations history.
Sudan. I will admit that in a moment of weakness, I replied to that tweet and I call TAT crusade, fucking fraud,
Tommy also replied calling him a pathetic liar and then TED crews.
It respond with quote Obama, browser all simultaneously attacking this tree using near identical language. The
Tor manages to avoid expletive, which is really the
this time. Someone is ever said that about Tommy
its curious running screaming away from the crime scene, doesn't typically convey com or innocence, and that is reading.
This is three about us. I was like this is:
why it's not worth it
This is why it is just not worth engaging with these people ever be.
Because it's not on the level
there's, no kind of exculpatory evidence or fax or anything to choose
their minds there. Never going back down there never going to be caught in a lie so like there's no point
Otherwise, there is now a hot moment you can't like is that they cannot be shamed and they actually are quite good.
Weapon icing, our outrage to four
there. There goes right leg.
sent is absurd. Tweet. He knew it was absurd, he's not
Stu bad was a thing
no that well, I always wonder like do these p,
I believe the bullshit that their spewing, because,
They are so trapped in their information bubble and they just they really do believe it and
crews is smarter than that, and so his tweets were proved to me.
Guy knows he's fucking line, he knows it and is doing it anyway. He just doesn't care
yeah, I think that's right about TED crews, just because he believes enough
right would ever on tat. Would
whatever the best thing for takers, and that moment is what he will do
and his entire career has been that from going from,
George Bush's campaign attorney
to a tea party for a tea party,
populist from Harvard LAW with a wife who worked Goldman Sachs to give it
a speech about voting your conscience at the convention too,
slovenly endorsing tromp like at any moment like you just go, he does goes right.
For where, whatever is better protection for take crews by.
I think, that your information pubble exactly right for the over
what may majority, not republican voters but republican leaders from Trump on down, and we often think about the about fox,
or of their affiliate facts juniors, as this one way propaganda machine right where it's like
and I think that's our Roger Elles, thought of it, which is, I know, what's true in. What's not, and I am going to use this to weapon eyes, the anger of republican voters, I'm gonna give them a steady diet of things. It's all part of my political strategy, but at some point,
the republican propaganda machine became self aware and now
they all live inside the matrix.
That is where they get all the information. They believe these things and they govern, but you don't really know where the propaganda ends in the palace.
Begins anymore or like be the
Oh conversation, we can have later on about Republicans deciding not to do a bunch of things to the economy that help them get. Reelected is base
entirely on the fact that they are listening to a bunch of fake economists on Fox
say it's going to be a vitiate recovery, because saying it's a vitiate recovery makes Donald Trump happy, which
gives them more ratings
If you say the things our trump makes out from here
baby you're, going to curry favour with his base in Europe. Just
this move on and on and on again, and they knew they look like the rolling already lost track with reality a long time ago. I think our takers it attorney. He knows that he male means
But he also knows that if it for
he does the year must wait? Then he
guess it out breach weight, and then you can find a liberal blue check mark in this.
Casey when Tommy and claim
victimization ends and be able and then a bunch of people say dictate
whose own the Obama rose, retweet, Hashtag, Maggie Hashtag no mask, but also how sad is that a? U S senator who ran
The president is expending his time. He shouldn't even know who mean Tommy are what is he doing we're in the middle of fucking pandemic? Like you know,
ninety plus thousand Americans have died, we ve got more
But almost forty million people unemployed and tankers sittin there, like Vittoria,
avoided expletive, like what are you fucking doing help the people of Texas do something man, you're fuckin, senator I mean that
that's how they see their job now! It's also.
You can tell the degrees was smart enough to know how crazy is first, we was. There is a follow up statement where that either
street was Obama directed spying on the incoming protests. Then
Follow up statement was well there.
Scandal is that Obama,
Wade not telling the new administration.
Certain counter intelligence info about flan, because they didn't trust that Flynn wasn't. You know haven't some kind of connections with
government that just sabotaged our election, which is completely under
and about and was borne out to be a correct judgment, how they got on their path because, like
three weeks later, Trump invited that same russian ambassador into the oval office and divulged a classified operation with the Israelis
Yeah. We feel that this is the problem with and in a road said this
their day. Berets like this is the other problem, with its mowers fault too. In a way
like Mahler deciding not to reach a conclusion, and yet still like Mahler lays out all these contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians and basic reasons
improve a conspiracy legally, but of course there.
All this collision and because
the bill BAR and Erin Donald Trump, anyone else Republican said no collusion. The whole thing Mahler thing was fake and therefore, if the whole mother thing is fake than any
that came out of it was also fake, and therefore
It was a hope it was a you know: it's a coup against Donald Trump, and it was a phoney investigation in the first place ran like each can spare.
He builds on the last and so in their minds. It makes sense to say what this was: all the Obama campaign setting them up anyway, even though the investigation was more than well deserved and bore a lot of fruit, and here we are,
so just have to say again that the
higher idea. Democrats trying to steal the election
was a situation in which they got.
FBI to investigate both Hillary Clinton, an tromp in full
The public before the election about the investigation, Hillary Clinton not tell them about,
which was a very poorly executed plan to steal an election.
And then again and then and then once they can still the election tried to stage the coup by the FAO,
we're president warning the new president, that is, national security adviser, could have russian ties and their very mad at Andrew, Mikhail, the F B, I Fischer who worked on this because he leads, but we now know that the leaky did was harmful to kill reclaimed.
Anyway, it's a fucking stupid. I can't wait to spend time on this, but
These are talking points for those of you who have to do zoom. Family reunions with you're nag, uncles right out
One of the people
he was why and he's probably I wanna do it fucking Joe Rogan, on his pocket.
Which gets millions and millions of people to listen was out there. The other day telling people Obama definitely spied on. Trumpet was a crime, blah blah blah blah blah and there's a lot of fun.
People who listen to that. We just are not gonna, know any better and now he's like off after Fuckin Spotify, so like these things, get filtered through very large channels and amplify
and we can laugh at all we want. But you know when I sat there
focus groups and
Why didn't you vote for Hillary Clinton and twenty sixteen and a bunch of people,
didn't say like it was her emails or it was. The answer was that, but they said oh, why I heard she had a kill list of people. Aren't you kill people?
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get our goal of Michigan that we conducted with change. Research
between May eleventh and seventeenth, they surveyed three thousand. Seventy likely voters big set
leading a particularly large number of persuadable swing, voters and found
after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton Michigan by forty seven point: five percent to forty seven point: three percent and twenty sixteen Joe Biden now holds a forty nine to forty six percent lead over Trump with five percent undecided on the plus side
half of buttons led comes from people who voted third party or not at all in twenty. Sixteen he's got this
order of eighty seven percent of Bernie Sanders voters which is higher than Hilary had
and white women without a college degree move
more towards bind than any other demographic group, that's on the plus side, but
It is also only getting thirty percent of people who voted for Trump in sixteen, and then
the democratic governor, Gretchen Whittemore in eighteen. Thirty percent of those people
I also found in the pull. The democratic senator Gary Peters leads Republican, John James, forty eight to forty three percent in what it is a competitive, zennor race that we don't
about nearly enough denials
up there. You are an outstanding memo based on this policy message vice for Democrats, which will get you in a second but war or some of the other was interesting. Take always for you from this pole sure I've been
may take away. Is that the only thing holding Donald Trump up in Miss
and I would assume mental and diagnoses chronic country is, he still is
performing reality on the economy on every
issue, but as a sour not have they do not like him personally, they think he is doing a bad job on krona virus if they don't trust him to handle
reopening the country just about any other issue. He voters very sceptical to him, but he has economic strength and we will talk about how to undermine that. I thought
like there are some very good news for binding in this one he's winning that's good.
And that that really matters, because.
Joe Biden has to win Michigan,
there is no path to two: seventy without any Michigan for trouble, no credible path.
You could put together sums it just harder mattress, an area where he loses Michigan bite. Winds was
hats and our loses Michigan and then went like North Carolina Georgia system Tivoli, not how these things were. So it's urgent
running their second. There are five percent undecided voters in this race and what is
very good news for Joe Biden there,
while they dont know a lot about Biden yet, and I have really those voters have made from opinions on em. They have
Es Donald Trump, and they do not like him. The humdrum
Favourably ratings by among the fibers,
undecided. Voters is twenty seven sixty three.
It? Is a business
and so you know,
we know that more resources to be dying to identify exactly who those voters are, but
You want you can assume from those numbers that there are some decent portion of our people who fit into that. Thirteen percent of Bernie voters who had not yet committed to Biden and
so like. That is very that's a very that's a great if you are winning any undecided. Voters favour you
opposition to ban the.
The second peace that I thought was a warning sign for Biden- is.
Voters, are there's a
Susie, as a challenge for Biden among Michigan
That is it. I don't need them a sense of like. Are they committed to voting or not? I mean that
guidance favourable ratings, which are thirty, nine.
We too, which is low, certainly and lower than trumps.
He has a forty three percent very unfavourable number, and
only twenty one percent very favourable, so
Republicans have decided to hate Biden before Democrats have decided to fall in love with them and he's gotta
our work to do there to define himself with those, whereas you have to get you do not want you're very there will have to be. Essentially
I see you're. You know what you're very unfair number to be essentially twice you very safe number,
the reaction. I got from a lot of people when I treated this pull this morning
privately and on Twitter, or just like. Oh, this is
closer than I thought it would be in Michigan like I am, was wonder if expectations, because some of these national poles there's a canopy. I pull out yesterday that has been in the
it by eleven, nationally safety, thirty nine, which seems crazy to me.
You know I mean.
Donald Trump, only one by what a couple of point five purse percentage points Michigan and twenty. Sixteen like three points
I don't know I mean I look
aggression Whittemore one by ten points in twenty eighteen, but then
I think there's no universe, that bind wins by Wittmus margin. Ten points: did you find three points?
like about right, maybe a little on the low side. I also that we should mention by the way you know trumps. Appropriating here is
higher than it is throughout the rest of the country? It was like forty eight fifty two, which is a little little too high. For me,
his job overrating is favourable. It is much worse than that that its forty three,
I thought Whittemore approval rating was lower and our pole than it has been in some of the other polls that we ve seen
although she's above water, you know she's much he's doing better than tromp, but it still like, I think, was fifty two or fifty three
So in general, this policy seemed a little bit closer than I think some people thought Michigan is right. Now did you,
think out or what was her well. As you know, by tend to dance on the dark
out of these things, and so I've always that's what exactly? That's so through three PETE three of Joe Biden, Winds, Michigan by three points than
That is a very strong result.
It saw an, I think,
it says you think, that's a result that is consistent with
him also winning Wisconsin's insulates. Since Hansen is usually closer than Michigan
with a very narrow victory in Wisconsin and we're in for all of these always the kaweah the last few months, as they were presuming some form of normal ish turn out well,
re. Normal ash voting out are traded in norm. Vote
opportunities right, we're we're not
we're looking at a situation where you have these,
the normal, be you have enough
owning access to people the chance, but you're not doing what they did in the council. We are putting five voting locations in Milwaukee. Right leg is mortal eyes Ebeneezer markets either day. If you have five Odin locations in Milwaukee you're, not when he was content,
And you get the stuff and so presuming that I think.
Three three point: one in Michigan seems something like a one point: when in Wisconsin Right
and I guess I've always been under the assumption that this
the order of the blue while states that, just based on demographics and partisan history is that
Pennsylvania will be the easiest wine for bind the flap.
Part because of his ties. There has been a whole life and philosophy media market
Michigan. Second, it was counted the hardest and that's just has to do with the percentage of the vote. That is non college white voters which has trumps base
we also tested a few different running, needs to see how much the potential candidates might affect the race between Trump and by.
That they didn't have a statistically significant effect, either way any of them
even then we tested Gretchen Whim or two, and you know she's governor there
what did you think that the repeated I.
It's not only get super surprising. You know that
Whittemore is, as governor fur me now
over a year now, so it's not like you say a
credibly well known figure with a long history in the state and
So it's not surprisingly. In their anxious generally, there has always been a huge homestead effect.
Taking folks. I think it
I think we have to do more. Research must be done on this report about a rough internationally. They get a sense is if there is a real political imperative behind one picture, the other.
Right now, it sort of seems like a tie. It wisdom
You get among all of them in it, Biden has some room to peck among the people to be presumed to be on a short list without tipping the race in the wrong direction.
So there are also a series of questions about the pandemic. Trumps corona virus,
frivolous lower than his job approval vote,
are slightly more worried about opening up too soon than waiting too long. Forty eight forty three four
One percent say we should take all possible precautions, regardless of what it means for the economy. Thirty, two
Then say we should go back to living normally in the people making too much of the virus, with twenty seven percent sort of in the middle saying we should stay,
closed for a while longer and then start opening up in voters are slightly opposed to the protests at the Michigan State Capital, but only slightly.
Before we get to the economic stuff. How much do you think covert has changed the political environment from this or not
Much to your credit, you said that at the beginning of this year, like part,
in polarization I dont know. Even if this is a disaster, how much is actually going to change things
I think it. Definitely there is a year. You talk,
other persuadable you'd, have very university talks about trumps numbers among the undecided.
Deadly made trumps task of what in this election harder. I think it has shifted if we
It proceeded on the normal course where we are still dealing with in a forest and unemployment no pandemic people could be our homes, I would
said: Tromp was a slight favour to win reelection right
the popular vote when real
A narrow by electoral college graduate. Doesn't sixteen as we
it here today. I would say that Biden is a stronger
here the popular vote and a slight slight favoured to win the prison,
despite what National Policy- and that is
in some measure, because
the tremendous attention it's been on track for the last sixty days where he has performed miserably right,
every element of the job he now, whether its taking
unregulated drugs? Do it focusing on absurdity, like Obama, K, interested
a terrible job at managing the pandemic. That has
hurt him, but it's on the margins. Everything is going to happen on the margins are like. I do not believe that trumps
Corona virus numbers can get much lower than air, no matter what happens
Yeah- and I noticed this noise two weeks in a lot of the other national poles- he is like you
back down and the low forties nationally, both his proliferating and his corona virus numbers, and we should set course this policy may eleven to the seventeenth, but I think there is even being more erosion since the seventeenth Humph from on trumps numbers
into the others be is now in the forty, a low forties which, as you know, he's been there before in his presidency. It's not like a new low, but I do think there's a big difference if we get into November with Trump and the low forties versus trump and amid forties, which he was at the beginning of the crisis. So you know we, you said that
at the beginning, but on just about every issue and attribute we tested voters in Michigan.
Trust Biden over Trump, except for two one was managing the economic recovery, where they trust Trump,
or and undecided. Voters trust him
More and helping small businesses recover
So what is your advice on how Democrats can change? These
and when the economic argument
will ultimately that's what it comes down to the only thing. Keeping trunk in this race is his economic prosperity.
Comes from a couple of things,
Wine is in
have to remind ourselves of this all the time which is trumps
history, as a business person from outside of politics, gives him an aura of economic credibility among a larger segment of voters than most democratic pundits. Ravages are willing to admit, which is why
it's, not just the maggots, not just the maggots people and hee hee,
they trust him after everything. He has done wrong to manage economic recovery better than by and that is concerned.
And they have not. Voters have not yet connected, although it can still happen, trumps. Failure to prepare for and respond to the pandemic with the economic devastation.
Are now feeling there are still being treated like demerit.
People blame someone other than the sort of the vote I would say is that the people there
persuadable group within the sector, which is a small group, might do
blames someone or something other than tromp for the economic mess that we are currently at and are likely to be in
And so it
the job number one. The most important thing that Democrats can do is take down trump on the economy and
there is a series of messages that we tested in this Paul about how to do that.
The first and most important wine, which I will read to you
Joe Biden says that Donald Trump responds to the pandemic is more focused on helping big corporations and wealthy investors in small businesses and american families,
The Ciampi ministration has given hundreds of millions of dollars and less a huge corporations. Professional sports teams, while thanks
a family on businesses, got shut up, you'll notice,
gonna Ellie wake her shot in there I could do is out of the question that Paul,
undecided voters agreed and a net of thirty two
set of undecided? What is agreed with that statement? Huge numbers and huge number
and the best of anything that anything we does it there, it is
tied with a transitional talk about the second by sermons.
That's message or by, and there is
opportunity to do that as well.
Check, protection programme loans are given out and you
a situation where
tens of thousands of small businesses have been shut out so far,
basically what I am arguing for in this isn't like we are not.
This under the category of unsolicited,
As for Joe Biden, which is an actual segment on the near attempts at that age right now, but
like it like. We did this pole for the purpose of providing guidance,
just to campaign
run a nationally or in Michigan or political,
groups doing advertised, but also
for all of our listeners activists who are talking to voters all the time right.
Either as producer of organizing program or just in there,
Data day, quarantine, wife were there talking to them.
Men are friends to get involved, trying to convince persuade there
uncles and answer parents about who to vote for
so this is thinking this is free
definitely unsolicited, but message guidance for everyone who is talking about politics, and so
economic message that focuses on how Donald Trump is putting corporations and wealthy people over the interests of middle and working class. People is an incredibly powerful message. We pursue their couple ways to make them
We tested the Mitch Mcconnell Donald Trump proposal to ensure that
corporations cannot be sued if their workers get sick or die from kroner virus. After return to work.
Only thirty, seven percent of our sport opposition had forty two percent strongly oppose it.
It is incredibly unpopular, and
crash should hammer Republicans every day. For that
and then we should not forget the most important and effective political weapon we have had, which is both Donald Trump Passing,
huge mass of tax got for corporations, have all
and paying for it by one and
care and keep people off their health insurance in Arizona thought about like what would like what is a manifestation of this, and I think it is important- and this is how things are going forward-
To tie this economically,
but to the current a virus? So we don't really miss you separate things, and so you can see a series
of ads. You know of mission for, in this case Michigan small business owners who were unable to get,
He p learns.
While all these corporations, who donate Republicans our friends from Scotland and so see
who has been helped. Who has been heard by the trumpet economic recovery
the huge strategic imperative for Democrats, because they cannot trumps. The economic approve already under way,
He will lose a selection, he will lose a big the.
The other two messages that sort of were as effective as the war
Biden as the one that you just read was Joe
fine says, the President Trump should stop blocking aid that would help citizens states protect the jobs of teachers, firefighters, cops and other essential workers. So this sort of federal aid that has become a political issue because Trump has made it one because it makes everything political
and Joe Biden says that, after a month in which we sacrifice by staying home and keeping businesses close,
wasted all that time by failing to provide enough testing and protective gear that would allow us to safely leave our homes and go back to work. That was
civically effective among undefined
voters, and it is
I added that statement in there because I was trying to think about her Democrats could be
on the side of reopening but reopening safely and pointed trumpet
say the reason that we're still second, our homes is because he hasn't figured out a fucking plan to get us out of our homes in a safe way. He just wants everyone till I go run free and let the virus from loose
and so I think it yeah you're right, though, that people we ve somehow get us tie the economic case against Trump to his failures on managing the pandemic. Since that sort of pushing on an open door
I think that the challenges- and I'm glad you say this- this isn't just advice for the bottom campaigns advice for all of us like from
There's something racist trumps, Us
things into phobic authoritarian. He talks about,
You know drinkin bleach, downing, Hydroxyl clerk. When you know it goes
everyone talks about it. It's easy to get reporters to care people on Twitter.
Reading about it. It get share of the cost
all of these sort of economic
arguments trump and Republicans proposing
all of these policies that help corporations at the expense of average people. It is so hard to get them covered to get people to care about it. To get people to share,
and like I'm gonna, just say this now, every fucking podcast that we do with it is so important that this gets through because
we'll all remember that after two thousand and sixteen we sat around being like, why did Hillary Clinton have a better economic argument? Why couldn't her economic argument breakthrough and we like playing the Clinton campaign and shirt,
Japan has some responsibility for that, but it's also it
all of our responsibility at this point to get that message out there. When we're talking to friends
talking to persuadable voters when we're doing phone banking when we're doing Digital, organizing, whatever we may do like we have to make the economic argument, we have to get it out there because, like you said that is the only
the only thing: that's keeping trumpets approval ratings up,
and by the way is we get deeper into the fall more people. I think you're gonna be focused on the economy.
Because the economic pains gonna continue and there's gonna be a lot of people out of work and people can it be wondering you know how do we improve the situation right now?
you know who is who is going to lead us out of this, and the answer has to be job. I
That's right, so you wanna talk about you about trumps, best message and sort of what to do. There sure
so the second in the mouth memory.
Where three strategic objectives, the first one is defining, who trumpets fighting
for new mines. However- and I will say one of the most alarming results in the pool was did Joe by
and Donald Trump are tied on the
should have. Who do you trust a fight for someone like you?
The person who wins that question almost always wins the election.
And Joe binds. History has policies since
that he should win on that question going away and
he is not doing that now. It is
way, and we should just stipulate you lay and others in the biased forget about this- is he has never campaigned in Michigan
didn't really want adds there he's this estate. It came out
Super Tuesday, and so it is
like. He is in inverse transition. I haven't you have spent any money or go there, and so that's always a good place to be.
So the second tragic imperatives we have to neutralize the China issue.
Best message is about how he
and is responsible for the virus. Trunk took the
got bold step banning
travel from China and the Joe Biden called him xenophobic for doing it.
And this is a subject of tens of millions of dollars of ads happening right now on your television on your screen. If you live in a battleground state,
Charles during the China thing not just to shirk blame not just out of reflexive racism, but because it is a message that works for him it
its powerful in this pole, as the party
the message that we just read from binding
What's up to neutralize and
tested two messages. There are successful in that way,
It is one that undermines trumps response to the krona virus,
China. By talking about all the times, he took China's word in praise them for their response. That message ass, it very
but we also tested a message that spoke to
The cosy financial relationships between Trump and the chinese government,
sizzler on the trademarks that the chinese government has
vodka trump, while she serving in the White House to with from what she is,
millions of dollars that
that also tested incredibly well and.
Some people may say, while isn't that waiting with your chin, because the term campaign and others have tried to make a real issue of Hunter binds ties to China. We also
said the Hunter Biden message. The trump has been putting for
that message, ass, it very poorly. So what
You can take away from that as of at least right now, before the trunk campaign is done to millions of dollars and binds head to defend him. Voters are
instinctively more willing to believe that Trump in his family are corrupt in it for themselves and they are binds and
if you can utilise the China issue, it is going to hurt tromp across a host of actors.
It's gonna get further undermine whatever remaining strength. He has on his krona virus response to
It undermines his America first message, which is at its core in
I message for some segment of hours at
and it helps neutralize the attack on buying that he is soft on, so that
that is a bigger to comparative Democrats, in that
There is for everyone, because in a presidential election year, perhaps at the top of a ticket flows down and then
third strategic imperative, as we found a very large and growing concern about the national debt
It was the issue that people were more concerned about, including working with the national debt and their own health
just wild in this Paul, as that that was the finding that I was most confused about and also a little nervous about. Well
I don't think so that one we deceit and other poles right will. I believe this is my holiday with what research, by their
intuitively it makes a little bit of since there has been too
of coverage of trains upon punch of dollars being spent over the last two months,
It is just like
the combination of the trojans from Congress, the torrents, the fat. It seemed like a lot of money is going
We also know that.
Concerns about national debt are not really about the balance in the budget.
States out the box or the long term government had omitted often about it flow
from this idea that that comes in tough economic times, where,
someone else's getting help, and I am not
and that someone else can be someone above you like banks being bailed out or can be,
It is often in a way that is organised, Republicans, others, immigrant,
people of color, the poor. All that you know in this is this: is a player
begins, have run for very long time. Is it.
Run Arabians, walk, braces welfare, green idea. It is Paul Ryan.
More subtle, but also raises makers, takers idea. All of this is the republican play now.
Democrats have to be wary of this because Republicans have a natural advantage on these deficit issues, even though history is very clear that Democrats bring that have set down a Republican exploited with tax cuts and on pay for what
so how to how to how she have navigate this one do not default to the language of austerity and start talking,
out curbing the spending of Medicare so scrutiny that that with that is a that is a political mistake and it is a fatal
a mistake, because if we were
we're gonna be heading into an economy where we need to spend money to help the american people get out of it grow the economy.
If we want ourselves in with austerity language, it would be a fatal are so
Get, let's have a big debate about who has a better plan to deal with the deficit of long term. Tromp has
possibly, and in repeatedly said he wants to cut medical and social security to do that. Why
refusing to raise taxes. One penny on the rich and corporations
democratic one. It protects austerity, Medicare and ass. The wealthy corporations to pay more in taxes right that is about
but we can when it is the battle that we want in two thousand and twelve, when
Mitt Romney made the incredibly foolish decision to put Mr Prodi
as Medicare on his ticket and then
The third thing is, we should also is opportune to go back and remind people, but the tax got because too
we of dollars were spent.
To give a huge tax cut to corporations and the wealthy,
We should remind people of that in the last thing is, is really important. Is policy
longs reporters. Try to think about
visits and spending separately. Deficits are these big things that come from this day of the economy, the
growth in Medicare, so security to happen of the long term in
Scratch canary spending the spending the Congress votes on is a tiny fraction of that price. But voters don't think that way
and when their care about the deficit, they also what they really care about, spending and so
tax on Trump for being an unwise steward of taxpayer. Dollars will have
we have more much more impact in the situation, so you can see it
so we just a previously which do quite well about around states at least prepay endemic. I know you,
taxpayer dollars going into trumps pocket through his hotels in resorts being even more powerful. Just
evocative examples of that.
Spending the one eyed thing as recently as the report that the? U S,
parliament is going to spend five hundred
million dollars to paint trumps wore black for Noah?
sensible purpose and so those that's the kind of stuff. It's just that that will not work
Are you able to get hold of making like any misuse of economically
every dollar is whether it is loans companies, you don't need people, you know chow.
That went to people who should have got them all of those things if you hold trope accountable for that. If we, that is our way to fight deficits
not to adopt vaguely sounding republican talking points
No, this is important also because I think a lot of progressives ends of
liberal, leaning media types, but
Leave that in
the Obama years. We you know focused on deficits
and budget deals because
you know some like NEO, liberal, think, tank and DC told us to or because we wanted, we thought we could get republican votes and we thought we could reach out to Republican the
and really at the core of this is anyone who sat in a focus group with voters or looked at poles knows that the can
turn about the government. Spending too much money comes up all the time. For the reasons that you pointed out, people say I'm living within my budget. Why can't the government live within its budget?
and that, as far as the understanding usually goes, people
it's been worried about hyperinflation, nor you know the debt to GDP
ratio no knows about any of that shit they just,
that the government spending money
it doesn't have in their minds. They know that
try to live within a budget, and they also know that nothing the government has done has made.
Any improvement on their own lives. At least the bacon perceive so there
why are my tax dollars getting spent on a bunch of shit that I dont end up? Seeing
and now we have this deficit, like that. I'm just saying that's their mindset and
like you said, the answer is not to say, ok. Well, then, I'm to talk about austerity. Like Republicans the answers to say these fuckers wanna give tax breaks to big company
he's an fuckin billionaires and run up the deficit and to pay,
or going to cut your health care, your Medicare Europe, Social Security, that other running up the deficit
and you're not get anything from that.
Winning message, was a winning message and twenty twelve against
you know Romney and Paul Ryan and in democratic half, do
Deliver that message now, because otherwise, you're gonna get Donald Trump sang Democrats just
Joe Biden, the Democrats are gonna want to spend more money on people who aren't you that's their plan like just
because I will spend my life trying to correct the record in the summer of two thousand and eleven the
I think we
Brok Obama office stipulated that there's only some things would have done differently. I think some of the language we used around somebody deficit issues, blot into
the premise there
We don't need to do so and we haven't even, but she does
very clear on one important, fucking point, which is dead.
I feel that we were trying to do with John Vainer Republicans
was not cutting deficits, were deficit sake, a marriage,
in families and workers were hurting, and we were true
and who trade short term
to families and workers
Archer spending peril
Skype, those sorts of things in exchange for long term deficit reduction. There thing
There were in various versions the deal that I that in hindsight, and I've been in there but ultimately brought about almost trying to do it.
He can to help workers in a sub optimal situation where a bunch of lunatic tea party members can
one half of one branch of Congress.
And by the way that the biggest portion of what we hope to achieve for deficit reduction long term was higher taxes on the wealthy
the new tax reform that raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, just so people now, ok, so
I think the most immediate example of how Democrats can start hammering the economic message we ve been talking about from this pole is the fight over.
The next economic relief package we have.
Over thirty million people out of work, climbed forty million business
closing all over the country
standard unemployment. Insurance is due to expire in July, the paycheck protection
M is due to run out around August chairman
FED Jerome Powell said:
unemployment could hit twenty five percent and that of Congress.
Doesn't do more. The economy could be quote permanently damaged,
but here's what Mitch Mcconnell said about Congress. Doing more quote. I don't think we have yet.
Felt the urgency of acting immediately and hears
house, minority leader, Kevin Mccarthy quote. I dont see the need right now for another stimulus package
and here's Whitehouse Economic adviser Kevin. Has it who said?
the Trump is going to quote, wait and see,
using that they know that their sabotaging the economy in a year where a republican
and is running for reelection like what are they doing here. I am
We have no idea
eggs zero sense
Nancy Policy in church humor,
who are trying to do the right thing for their constituents in the country they serve? Are offering Republicans a life
and they are like get your lifeline away from EU. You, socialists, liberals. I am going to go down with the ship
in this case. I think actually, because I mean day, but is it? Is it possible, though, that they sort of just our eye?
logical extremists, and they really believe that
Maybe they see those those debt numbers to you know people are worried about too much spending and they think about
thing for the economy is just more tax cuts and cutting regulation, and you know all of this
horrible government spending is gonna screw up the economy. Is it possible that they actually believe that now
I am sure they pretend to wake. They like
they definitely believe with all of their hearts, that helping poor people is bad.
But they don't believe so that that is true
they also believe that helping corporations is good,
that is the fundamental. Like that
everything in between that is pretty malleable,
I think you're couple things are mere one is, I do think
it's a little better negotiating tactic from Mcconnell
Where is he now?
applause. He made a move, which was,
past the Heroes act in she did that
In order to have that be the text,
started from so Mcconnell is trying to create some space between when that happened in when it goes so that he retains controls the pen the next time around doesn't get
but I do think that they are somewhat reflecting tromp who
So always icy convince himself. The things are better than they are. So
People tell tromp trouble
like? Seventy five different economic forecasts, you of a range of thing,
see beyond our be his
economic advisers. Is cable
They turned any see director Charles come up and he will always pick them
this most optimistic because that's just who he is, and so they reflect their rights.
They once again get their governing from
kind of reality that does not exist.
I think they're position could change mightily when the next job numbers come out
we once again today. Another two point: four million people fell for unemployment games. We know given how should Eddie you I system in this country that the number is much larger than so. We are at forty million Americans, essentially over the last six weeks.
Whenever it is who have lost their jobs, but is a massive numbers, have a massive impact on the economy.
Could they be shocked in action, maybe
I also think they are.
Basically hurting themselves to on the lips. I guess it. I guess this is the policy equivalent jerking hydroxyl queen, I mean
it gives an explosion, is sort of. How did the Democrats sort of use this to their political advantage and make the case that, with that, we start to talk about what
Michigan Paul. You know, in my view, I would run around saying like here's them.
Public and plan right now to fix the economy and put you back
Work number one give companies the freedom
forty back to work and then, if you get sick or customers get sick,
They are absolved of accountability because there's no liability protections so far.
People back to work, even if they get sick. That's number one number, two:
Let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre existing conditions, which will now include having the
a virus and number three mm.
Tax cuts for wealthy investors, because they want to capital gains tax cuts and that's it. That's their three pronged plan to fix the economy.
And they don't want to do anything else.
Lindsey, Graham the other day, said. The Donald Trump agrees with him that extending unemployment insurance to people who have lost jobs through no fault of their own is quote hurting,
The recovery is heard.
The recovery in Lindsey, Graham and Donald Trump estimation that we are
making sure that people who are stuck at home not working, are getting the salary that
had when they were working through no fault of their own business, somehow hurting the economic recovery. If we can't, if we can prosecute this message like fuckin, give it up,
Let me in some ways there trying to
re run. Their play of two thousand nine two thousand and ten
it is a Democrats of spending too much money running up deficits accused
of wanting to help people who are
Other? If you well, you know, sort quotes inequality in whatever crypto and less crypto racist way. You approach that
But here is the problem there,
fucking charge now
rights are in charge of the White House in the Senate, and I
think they are,
struggling to bit what there is. Ultimately,
The ruling party since Brachmans like it has been entirely in oppositional party and even gaining
local power? Do not change that fact. Right, there's still running against Obama. We know
three years after you left the office, and so they don't have,
like they're, not a governing party didn't have capacity for governing and that hurts them politically, because the solution to their political problem is a governing response.
Not a tweet, is not more facts.
The stories. It's not distraction, it is solving a problem and that's where they are absolutely fucking flummoxed. So
we talked about what Democrats do from a message standpoint. I wondering what you think,
policy and humor, and the Democrats in Congress should do
because there's one scenario like you said:
This is a negotiating tactic and we get to a place where you know
and you already seen reporters talk about the outlines of this potential compromise. Where Democrats get inside. The Democrats should get this like federal aid too.
AIDS and they get an extension of unemployment insurance in extreme
for some limited protections for companies. Vetture court unquote doing the right thing and making sure that their workplaces are safe
policy seemed to say that she was open to that, and so did he came Jeffreys and some
kind of limited number of of tax cuts due
Democrat should pursue a deal like this or make is, in my view, anything that takes liability, protection and tax cuts, sort of off the table as
sort of political message for the fall is a mistake, but at the same time we want,
responsible and went on
I'm an insurance runs out. We want to make sure that people who are struggling habit- and we want to make sure that states
get the money they need to protect a lot of jobs that otherwise we lose
mean ultimately Republicans are trying to once again exploit the inherent responsibility. Gina democratic leaders,
which is their Nancy policies presupposes perspective.
And frankly of remembers from a yo see to the most endanger
I have x number of people who lost their jobs, my district, and if I can get them extra money, I better fucking. Do that because that's what they left me to do, and even if I
Even after swallow a bitter political pills,
do that. I'm gonna do that, and when I can change that about Democrats like we should not
and, frankly, cannot devolve into cruel Mcconnell asked nihilism like that is not a tool that it will ever be in our toolbox, which is why we want this party and not that one, but I think tat,
we are obviously you should be willing to have conversations, but it better be good. Fucking deal right,
iraqi and they have won in, they do have average, they should use it.
And I think separate from that as part like they make an increase. Their leverage bide message on this and I think the way
this can work as we have now reached the point where
We need a unified sat
of an economic priorities for the recovery that job I
as for chuck regression.
There is a unified fright and in all the surrogates and everyone from Barack Obama was before and Bernie Sanders all out there talking about
It's like it sounds overly simple and I totally get that and I apologise by. We are trying to communicate a complicated set of public,
he's in a pandemic with an absolute
fuck, that media environment, so we're gonna have to oversimplified some complicated things.
But we have those five things. I think
the house should.
Vote on those through would have
remote or actual means they do on a regular basis and send them over it. And like Democrats, you gotta for the Senate and demand that, and we should just really focus
I think it's easier to say here are the five things that we want Republicans to do that the refusing to do than it is. Please pass the Heroes act.
Right right. The five things can be from the Hurons ACT,
and that we should sultry that as vinegar as the you, the first piece of the negotiating tax
from a message in perspective. We need five easily understood things that we can focus on. It can be part
birth earned media strategy ads on paid digital campaign answer. These are the fight these. If I think these can it, these were up again and comments are
refusing any- and if you want it's high that too, they won't do these five things because they want my boy protection for for corporations. You can do that, but dad you gotta know you gotta play outwards, can active it's gonna end with you. Accepting mobility protection.
Probably can't do it yet I mean to simplify it even more. Our message
just millions of people are out of work. Millions of people are struggling like why won't Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress do anything about it. Do something do something you are in charge
You know like you just you can see the graphic rate.
The binding democratic plan here are the five things
The report from our is nothing nothing.
The review. Is we
Forty million Africans have also job. We should do nothing else, zero,
I doubt that is a message that I think can can be.
Try and you can say that, because they already gave
nearly a trillion dollars and loans to companies and by the way. That is a message that
It's with everyone from Joe Biden to Joe mentioned air sea, and everyone in between.
They are also that, even if the Democrats, don't necessarily all agree on the policies that we
employment. If we were in charge, that's ok, too.
Right now, Donald Trump
the White House and is in the White House and Republicans, run the Senate, and we have to make the case that when the country faced its greatest economic crisis since the depression,
They decided that the answer is to do nothing, to wait and see to not act with urgency.
What they ve all set. We have all their quotes. You can put Mcdonald's quote and Mccarthy's quote:
it has its quote all in and add me can show
unemployment rate go up and all the people losing their jobs, and these people are saying: do nothing pretty easy. Ok, when we
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You have more things in your all than I do
the wind quarantine started. There were no things on this. While we we really, we live in fear. The remainder account in this house.
I want to start with you made a decision that I think was your own too late.
Within the Trump and Biden APP ecosystems works in a period of time.
Noticeably asking you why
quarantine going too well? Look at what will lead you to do this? Why?
I realise that so everything campaigns, dude is, is it some sense prefab and, unlike meant to advertise,
though you when I was going to rallies, I was getting it do what the campaigns
the presentation of what they wanted me to thank the Vote
who were there with the self selected, absolutely every election voters, often voters still. I was missing something as I was not interacting with anyone outside a phone calls, and I wondered how the campaigns were communicating to them to the faithful side to say.
Let me it wasn't like I consumed amused and people have done watch nothing but fox for a weaker, take your take you're every cell
I myself saw by out your website. This was just I subscribe to what would be a normal amount of
daily media and interruptions, which wasn't that much it was first, I use both abiden and trunk campaign, apps universe poked around without without actually pretending to be somebody else and bring.
Think of something just just as if I was a interested person who might support them enough to sign up, and then I watched their broadcasts and go
although the text messages and in every way, with the campaigns for just totally living up to the stereotypes, the truck campaign have a tonne,
a really in your face, aggressive advertising. At all times. The tax are all advertising a deal that you,
join at this moment or you're going to lose out on it at gold club presidential Club, the bad ones are kind of long lackadaisical pay chance. I'd love to see if you want to support this messages- and this is the vine app- is kind of directing you to go to the website to help the Trump app as a game. Basically, where you get more points by getting more people to sign up, and some people disagree on which of these on whether the Trump thing is as effective as it is busy before after
Actually kind of getting in the mindset in saying, ok, we'll find a backdrop found whereby that you'd only it more psyched up as it transcend consuming that stuff. It's it's deftly much more interesting than you after each hour, long broadcast of a drum. Thank you
Are you understand why everything is packaged as the media being unfair and why the dividing videos, I think, take place and basically then the
normal CNN and pr reality where things are think you're toughened
had been: has some ideas but they're, not everything as it is a gospel
the against your by, for example, have you
hot too, since your piece, the Biden campaign or
The other Democrats about whether there is another version of the by now come angers of some of these features, obviously not to Dixon
The trip has them, but there are some new features coming that what sort of ample
experience. Yet they.
They added more events and more features. I dont, if it were rolling,
version? The ep- I don't know yet if they, if all they do, is basically copy. What I think you did
twelve and the Miller campaigned in sixteen. That would not be seen as baldly innovative, but it would give you more of a one stop shop for campaign volunteering. I think that's how far up is that on the agenda, because people can actually go out not under his body
All you do is donate make phone calls so that my I have not heard whether ones coming but having gone through, both of them a lot of the stop being recommended with stuff. You can't even do until people problem to move around some. I normally again
So I take it that you probably think that these acts are probably even more important in sort of our current environment where so much politics is happening through screens and online.
That, obviously, but also its
as the app is the amount of, and that that the tone of the stuff you get by watching videos, archives of the trunk campaigner put out every week. I gotta tell reporters first, but if Europe's support or you get to learn to,
who is gonna be on their show every night of nightly show, given that they are more attention this this week,
we're living in right now because they rebranded it.
I will go in infrastructure was the right. You lessen the view that a visa for that you have been going over the town was very much the same
is there say we're here we're having a great time. Everything was going to come back to normal soon and aren't you guys sick of the media, pretending that Trump is doing a bad job
are you saying the media not covering this or that I'd scandal in the binding content is much more of a preview. I think of of what the Bible
the agency could be which is fairly credential. Familiar people holding government jobs in thinking about ways to improve things which is not as exciting
and if your cover some almost got of honest about what is necessary
irrelevant governing but exciting for campaigning, and it is not doing much. That is that hooky for campaign.
Have to be pretty motivated to pay full attention to the buyer and content.
You know it sort of interesting, like there's always been this talk that you know how
from a lawsuit doesn't sixteen. He was gonna start Trump TV and that the asked the future- and this is sort of what's happening with in the app
It seems on one level, it's like more from the perspective of Democrats,
sounds like a more republican propaganda, but they all
we already have fox, was no trumps unhappy with all the time by it's pretty good governance,
and away, and all these other networks
what is the purpose of the content on the outcome? Is it to keep people there so that you can make it monetize your presence there yet?
no totally, it mean if you're watching boxer, even o n you're, not being told in the same window you're watching watching that that you can help give money, and I think that people there is a limit you going give twenty hundred dollars, but
You can sign up for a monthly donation they're, just every way that the campaign balls you into being a supporter, and it they can tell you pretty directly how to help, although it's interesting, what they do and to focus on the other. There is not much from tv content, for example, in mentioning I'd, be a special action in California. Last week there was a lot of content, is gonna going through the
the various permutations of Obama Gate things like that, so Simon saying saying here is the best easily do right now to help relax the president, it's just kind of putting you in them
I said that made that makes you once Yvonne you you're from war, which I think has been pretty if it's pretty effective and if you go, if you're on the app you have a run down in various ways to help and its everything from Adam calls to how to become a mega. Bonn were for the campaign. I want an answer. Was they also? They have delivered.
Those then are the lip really deliver. Boobs bank, the daily beef read about this months ago, but the trunk campaign has done what
Obama do celery did what I was born did and what Biden has done, which is, if you don't need on this one particular fundraising drive. You have a chance to have dinner with that. The candidate in this case the president and Trump, has not actually fulfilled that part of the bargain David. The bees looked into this in their been events, were just there's, somebody from the campaign in some free food there, but.
Not the president bill, I'm really glad so you do get the sense from absorbing all this stuff that just you ve got and the pulling back it up a base for Trump. That is much more much more interested in so
warning him. Even even the things aren't going very well or even if you're not getting very narrow promise does the adjusted the power of being.
But beyond the winning team and the one that makes liberals crazy is really a good motivator in a way that this is not an equivalent for the Biden side, even when they ve had it.
Hence we need just doesn't embraced the same approach that you should be frustrated and, if you're at an angry at the time that even gonna jump on some some trade, for example, that the trunk people would jump on any kind of buying, gaffer and gasping
I doubt it I'm just being about to set to work on a virus and stopping in saying in a different way of preventing. He lost the vine ethnically over money quicker off that were there. The bombing campaign does the push for everything. That is a national story.
A day, but rob you know, Democrats do not have a fox
forget, or else you wanna say about,
msnbc the daytime is all hosted by the former republican members of Congress, who are targets of troops tweets and journalists like our tat, an intermodal
like a as you, you know you, but you ve talked to a lot of activists. You travel controller time. Do you think there could be an appetite for a progressive democratic version of the sort of programming that
the Trump app is doing, or is it
various manufacture, the called the personality of trouble,
Well, is it's a good question because there is that kind of programming, but not oriented towards Biden supporter. So if you
want to do so at sea? Msnbc doesn't do it for you, you can watch the young Turks. You can watch the ills rising, show watcher, jimmied
or you can watch secular talk there. There is actually a network of this stuff. It just so happens that it's all oriented nothing built. It was built quite a lot during Bernie Sanders to campaign for president and hope it's just it's not very morally reinforcing if Europe as you're, just in mainstream liberal Democratic voted for binding in the primary does not give you lots of reasons why you should be supporting him, and I think this is a.
This is a big psychological question. Frankly, what motivates one group of voters over the other? We ve seen, there's big differences in how was it stick to this and how the Democrats Republicans view the media even
even when the media fifteen twenty years ago, but
do you imagine MSNBC was was advocating for Iraq WAR, Liberal trusted the media didn't dip as low as republican Trust for the media is now does because it is not for publishing positive things about the president, so I dont think people seek out information in the same way. We are, I think, it's honestly facebook groups they dont have atomic content
but have just kind of positive reinforcement, chatrooms that are kind of walled off. I think that is the safest place for liberals at the moment I dont know know if a network that was just let's go team would would
be seen as very credible travellers or succeed it does
but on the left a bit- and this is not whereby no that's not whether that the party, as the main, the party is not all behind
the agenda, overturning the and be governed governance of the country, replacing it with something european style
may move more in that direction, but that's that's! There's too much dissent in the party worth is very
will the Centre party about content that is trumps, fixing everything there is like we, the progressive done, a pretty our very eyes.
Java, building up a media infrastructures is largely oppositional with its Inter party warfare not intervened in party worker,
You wrote last week about never trumpery wanting to have their own convention.
Why are they doing that? Is it just simply to go or is just to annoy tromp trick him into tweeting like? What's the thinking? Oh, I think you mention two other reasons at other really is that we all we dont, actually know what the world looks like in twenty twenty one. When in the premise of this convention is the down trumpet
lose, and so one thing that the economic balance nor crystals etc want to do is get in there.
Whom early to change the direction of a party if prompt loses, I think, there's a bit less coherent planning for if he wins and other term awe, and because there is an expectation by them that lets say he loses leave aside the chatter about what he really stepped out or not that sort of thing. What he's gonna be younger than trope heightened eligible,
President again have a big media network in a lot of supporters going to be even a lost, more votes after implanting republic in the country, and so I think what you're trying to do to is creative beachhead so that if he loses there's a there's, people arguing. Okay, we lost because greatest reason I mean in some ways doing what they would replace teeth due in twenty sixteen- and I think, you're aware of Paul ryan- was completely ready applause to give a speech denouncing what Trump stood for and breathe in a reworking the party either trying to do that for my position of political weakness with a bit more influence in the in the press and the other day I wrote about it. I think
it's like the convention itself. Its are unclear how it will unfold if the convention has to be forced a virtually, but there actually be in a better position. Does there's gonna be maybe a few hundred a few thousand people signing up for this thing and I ll come out with a message about the document principles they appall on whether they support one candidate that the people in advance women support by how many support tromp, which would be interesting-
How many innocent rowboat for third party there, given that there are some stuff to cover, but I think it's largely about intervening in winning.
The argument in nine months,
I'm very curious and somewhat sceptical that the people who put that convention together will be invited back in the room. Oh yeah
tromp forefront, figure that out
yeah, I mean do it's it
we ve seen what happens when people lose an argument and then the party then
and the party that they were part of winds and the answer is they never neuron buy back and when they lose and actually twenty seventeen was caught. A unique because
we Sanders loss, yard a primary and had a lot of raw lot of influence in what the parties did for after the election. It is, I can refer this all the time with my own political, I'm really gonna starts in the stuff I lived through starts in two thousand and three and four, but its very unusual. The Democrats losing election and dont say time due to the centre and move the right, and so they be- and I think not a comparable position, because looking a bill well got five.
Its presented about my the primary Bernie Sanders, forty seven percent- they wouldn't have the same role. I think they, but it was interesting about their politics, is that the plan is largely to get Trump out of office, but not become Democrats, not begin supporting the job.
Not begin supporting Democrats for Congress in saying at the time the goals that can allow their voices in this world will say this destroyed. They even David from ever. Applicants should be defeated until the Trump the trumps legacy is destroyed, but the assumption being at
legacies, destroying want something back any you're right, I'm not sure, even if it's a defeat bigger than the pole suggest at the second. That's your slogan, heavy republican president, who got ninety five percent support from his own party. I think they face a real choice, but
whether they should try to influence it again. Only keep everything I'm saying is a nurse in area were prompted, get beat pretty badly, whether they want to influence the majority Democrats or whether they tried it, but I think it's actually more of a question and then they presented as they might be, they might be completely homeless around the rubber can party in twenty twenty one,
would they then be you gonna, Pizarro, Neeoka Video games came out of the left and then became Republicans and Seventys? Will they be doing? The opposite will have become it? Would they be trying to shape the Democratic Party which even Joe Biden has moved to the lessons
examination will be trying to correct that. The last question for you Dave you-
probably have more frequent flyer miles there. Any political report are out there, you like you,
really specialise in being on the ground and talk and voters and activists burning situation were like were like the resolution.
Trapped in your house for a couple months now. How is that affected to reporting? And how are you thinking about this fall or even under the most optimistic scenarios? It's not going to be back to normal
here I am, I dont know I'm taking it taking it as it comes, I mean I've. I wrote in the last week about.
A basically the primaries coming up in house races, summon Senate races and in normal circumstances, I'd go to the states and right about that, I'm not quite sure what the situation will be down in the story. You can't force the
old story in the place of a new one in the story, now is basically about how the elections conducted, how the parties are just not so much people be counting the pavement eye to two years ago,
quite this month, maybe a couple weeks later I was with Alexander has for it has in New York ass. She was camp.
Ahead of their primary literally a party built into Barton Building, and I can't do that. Access is even she's not doing that so I've I've, a reason I brought I'd like many people have not felt great is it? Is it there's no clear and the point and then
But the point is not clear what what will replace this? So I'm not make any assumptions. Oh
it will come again when I'm getting back into my
in a car and driving the campaign, offices and tongue people in a cafe. I'm not sure that baby that happens and twenty twenty two main address this year
day? Thank you so much for joining us. I'm sure we will have you back on applicants,
other than your house, and ask him progresses and arduous. Well, thanks a lot of you
face today Waigel for joining us today, and thanks again to our friends at change research for conducting that pole in Michigan with us. Everyone have a great memorial day. We got
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