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Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, is writing a book about leadership during the covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Cuomo, whose policies are responsible for killing thousands of senior citizens, writing a book on how to lead during the coronavirus, which I will read just after I finish. Harvey Weinstein's new book on relationships and Jeffrey Dahmer s book on nutrition does not make a whole lot of sense. American Crisis Leadership lessons from the covid-19 pandemic is hailed by its publisher as a remarkable portrait of leadership during crisis and a gritty story of gut wrenching choices that point the way to a safer future for us all.
Gut wrenching choices like, hey, should we kill all of those elderly people or not kill them? And he did. I disagreed with the choice that Cuomo made, but apparently that's just fine for the publishers. Cuomo was one of the headliners of the Democratic National Convention last night. Cuomo genuinely was one of the best that they've got. That does not bode very well for the Democrats in November. We will get into the best of the worst. I'm Michael Knowles's the Michael Lúcio.
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Michael, some restrictions may apply. Andrew Cuomo just staring reality in the face and then. Putting up that middle finger, that's what Andrew Cuomo is doing by publishing this book on leadership, and he did it throughout all of his speeches. And it wasn't just him, it was all of the Democrats. The key theme to the Democratic National Convention has been trying to seem like they don't hate America. Right. The Democrats have spent the last six months burning the American flag, burning America, burning the country to the ground, toppling statues of George Washington, talking about what a terrible country this is and always has been, publishing huge stories in The New York Times about how America is racist and terror.
We have to overthrow the founding. Then you get to November and they say, oh, gosh, maybe that's not not a great way to win an election by running against the American flag. So the theme of the convention is we the people, as if they gave two cares in the world about the Constitution.
And the the theme has been patriotism. So Andrew Cuomo gets up there and he talks about just how much he loves America.
Joe Biden is what I call America tough. Tough in the best way. Tough that is smart, united, disciplined and loving. Joe Biden can restore the soul of America, America, it's America tough, that's a good thing, and this country has got a good soul. Donald Trump, he's chased that soul away. But we've got to restore the soul of America, restore the soul of America.
Sounds in a way like make America great again, doesn't it? That's saying the same thing. America used to be great, used to have this wonderful quality. Now it's not there anymore, but we're going to bring it back.
That's a very different tune than Andrew Cuomo was singing year, year and a half ago when he said explicitly, accidentally what he actually thinks, which is that America was never that great.
We're not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness.
America was never that great, we have not reached greatness, we all knew that the Democratic elites felt this way, right.
The look at the 16 19 project, look at the curricula in schools and colleges for the last decades. Look at what they say when they're being honest on the campaign trail.
But even that crowd that was there for Andy Cuomo, they cheered when when he said America was never that great, they cheered. That's what they believe. That's what the party believes. And so that the problem for the DNC right now is their base hates the country, but they need to convince middle America, all those people in the center, the moderates, the suburban housewives, that that they don't hate America and it doesn't really work. So Cuomo pretends to love the country that we can play the old clips.
The Democrats cozied up to a radical woman. Her name is Linda Sarsour. She is an Islamist. She is a very opposed to to much of what we cherish in this country. They've embraced her. Even the women's march wouldn't embrace her. She's so radical. But the DNC did because they had to because Linda Sarsour explained the central tension of the DNC for the past couple of nights, namely, this party belongs to the far left.
The Democratic Party is not perfect, but it is absolutely our party in this moment. It's absolutely our party in this moment.
Something tells me, first of all, what who is who is Linda Sarsour referring to as we she's not referring to Democrats because she's making a distinction between her and the Democrats. She's not referring to Americans. If you have ever heard anything this woman has ever said, you realize she doesn't identify primarily as an American.
In the spirit of seventy six. She's referring to the far left. I'm not frankly, I'm not even saying she's referring to Islamists or any of that.
I think Linda Sarsour is essentially a far leftist. She once explained that she only put the hijab on because before she wore the hijab, she was just another white woman in New York. Which gets into a whole other discussion about identity politics and how Arabs and Middle Easterners used to be considered white, but then tried to create the separate identity group all all presuming that there's such a thing as white privilege, which raises the question, if there's such a thing as white privilege, why would you try to distinguish yourself from the white category?
In any case, that's a discussion for another time. I'm sure they'll be having it at the DNC all night tonight. She is right. The party belongs to the far left. So does a lot of the country belong to the far left at this point? OK, so the Democrats can't be that honest about it.
They've got to give these radicals a little bit of airtime here at the DNC because they know their base likes that and they are now beholden to the far left. So what do they do for the rest of America? They just outright lie and we've got our liar in chief over here right back to Andrew Cuomo.
The European virus infected the Northeast while the White House was still fixated on China. America can still rise to the occasion. We can put our differences aside and find commonality. Government can tell the truth and can build trust. We can judge by the content of character rather than color of skin. We can care for one another that Americans can work together and forge a community and a competent government. That, of course, we will wear masks because we are smart and because I care about you and because you care about me.
Of course we will. Social distance because staying away shows how close we actually are. Yes, we will set up testing and tracing and do whatever we need to do to mobilize to win this battle. Because we are America, we win wars and we are the greatest country on the globe. And for all the pain and all the tears, our way worked and it was beautiful.
So until we get to that bit at the end, America's the greatest country and all that, until we get to that that kind of boilerplate patriotism that Cuomo has been injecting all over the place, everything he said before that.
Is untrue. Every single thing he opens up calling it the European virus, talk about the left always hits the right for conspiracy theories, the Q people or whatever the. The Democratic Party broadcast in prime time that the virus that we know with one hundred percent certainty came from one, China actually came from Europe. Why is he saying that? Well, because what he's saying is that it's racist, the Democrats have all been saying this, that it's racist to refer to the virus as the China virus.
You shouldn't refer to it with a geographic location, but you can refer to it as European. Well, why is that? Because you can't be racist against white people, there's one thing that they would say, but then when it comes to affirmative action, they count Asians as white people. So it's very, very confusing. When you go down the road of identity politics, you don't know where you're going to end up. And it's certainly not going to make a lot of sense.
But this is Orwellian. I mean, just that line we're going to stay apart so that we can show how close we are. Being apart makes you very close. We're going to wear masks because we're smart and smart people. They always have to wear masks. Yeah, yeah. That's because of all that scientific evidence, you know. Yeah, that's what we're going to do.
I'm Andrew Cuomo. Great leader during coronavirus. I don't think so. None of it is true. The worst part of it, the worst part, sort of the saddest part of his whole operation is that he said we we believe in the content of your character. They don't. They obviously don't. He's harkening back to Martin Luther King, who says that one day he hopes that his black children can play with white kids and they'll they'll be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character right after he gets in this ridiculous jab about the China virus and the European virus.
So that makes it ridiculous. But even consider it on a broader level. John Morenae has made this point before. The phrase judge on the content of one's character doesn't have any meaning in a culture that doesn't have objective standards. In a culture that doesn't acknowledge objective virtue or the metaphysical soul or a moral standard or standards of behavior that we all have to follow in that in this kind of culture, that we have the democratic culture of do do what you want to do.
And if it feels good, do it. And a man can be a woman and nothing is objective and nothing is true. And we have to deconstruct everything and and overturn statues and that and that culture where everything is up for grabs. You can't judge someone on the content of one's character because that presumes a common understanding of virtue that does not exist, that we do not have. And we don't have it because the Democrats destroyed it.
They kept using the whole infomercial that's I'm referring to the DNC is just a very long infomercial. The whole infomercial was just one one hack lesson in cheap political rhetoric. We'll get into one specific trick that they use that the minute you hear it, you're never going to be able to listen to this again. The minute you hear it, you can't even hear it. We'll get to that one second. First, I've got to thank our friends over at Ring.
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There's this there's this trick, you hear it, I'm sure the Republicans do it, too, but the Democrats do it so much less convincingly. When politicians speak, they use a construction, which is this, not that so let's say like, you know, I like pancakes, not omelets. I like sunshine, not rain. I like chocolate, not vanilla. And the thing about it is when a politician is using this kind of construction, you always know the thing they say they're not doing is the thing they are doing.
So just give you an example. Just take a listen. DNC Chairman Tom Perez and then, of course, our liar in chief, Andrew Cuomo, with this precise construction. We will work to meet our extraordinary challenges because progress is made by the hopeful, not the cynical, and we will do that work together because movements are built by the many, not the few, a leader who appeals to the best within us, not the worst, a leader who can unify, not divide, a leader who can bring us up, not tear us down.
And of course, in all of these cases, the thing they're saying, they're not doing the things they say they are not or the things that they are and the things that they're doing, the the future the political movement belongs to the hopeful, not the cynical. It's like, is there ever been a more cynical person than Tom Perez?
This is built by the many, not the few. The DNC is one of the most famously oligarchic organizations in America. We need a leader who will bring us together, not divide us. Made me a more divisive politician than Andrew Cuomo. He just said America was never that great. Come on. Come on, folks. We need someone who is going to lift us up, not bring us down. Andrew Cuomo has got thousands and thousands of senior citizens dead because of his stupid policies.
So this is what they do. They're just lying to you. It's all a big lie. And I want to get into in a moment why they think they can lie to you. But just consider how far these lies go. The Democratic National Convention believes that it was a good idea to send a member, a representative to the Native American Caucus, the Native American Working Group, do you know which prominent Democrat they sent to the Native American Caucus to say, you know, I know that you know.
You know that. I know that, you know. Take a listen.
Hello to the DNC, Native American Caucus. It is such an honor to join you all today.
Hiawatha herself. There she is, Folke Hunter's chief, Spreading Bull. She this woman who had to drop out of the presidential race, who was crippled going into the presidential race in a way that she never recovered from because she lied about being Native American to get better jobs to advance in her career. She lied for decades. And then it turned out she's the whitest woman to ever walk the earth.
They center as if none of that happened. You remember at the time she took a DNA test, she said I might be one one thousand twenty fourth Native American.
She published this.
She sent this to The Boston Globe is though that exonerated her. That's how divorced from reality they are. That's how much they think they can hoodwink you.
And they're doing it again. Doesn't matter. Now, part of the reason they sent Liz Warren in the Democrats defense is who else are they going to get, namely a prominent Native American Democratic politician at the national level? Can you name me one? No, of course not. And frankly, the whole Democratic left wing argument on Native Americans is they're a separate country, it's their land. They shouldn't participate in colonial American politics. So they're setting themselves up from the beginning that Devinney prominent Native American politicians.
Also, when you divvy up the electorate and you make your entire base, your whole coalition, just about ever more narrow identity victim groups, well, then you have egg on your face when you don't have a representative for that victim group.
I mean, the victim groups divide and divide and there's no end to that.
So eventually they're going to run out of people to represent them. They seem already to have done that. That's why they had to send Liz Warren and then maybe, I don't know, maybe the most egregious lie, the most patently absurd one came from a little bit of a blast from the past. Bill Clinton, the first president that I remember going back to some of our childhoods. Came out to lecture President Trump, Bill Clinton, who just had photos released yesterday of him receiving a neck massage from one of Jeffrey Epstein sex slaves, Bill Clinton has a bit of a colorful history when it comes to his personal behavior.
Went out and lectured Donald Trump about how to comport himself in the Oval Office at a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center instead of a storm center.
There's only chaos. Just one thing never changes his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there.
And let me tell you something. If somebody knows about backing in the Oval Office, it's me, OK? I know a thing or two. I never wanted to stop working in the Oval. Right. That's enough. That's enough of that. We all know that Bill Clinton got up to no good in the Oval Office. This was kind of the news story of the nineteen nineties when I think of coming into watching the news for the first time following politics, Bill Clinton's personal behavior in the Oval Office.
It would probably be at the top of the list, but he can do it just like he did it in the 90s, remember, he came on TV in the 90s, did not have sexual relations with that woman.
And then like five minutes later, he has to go back on TV, stare at the same TV cameras. All right.
I might have had some sexual relations with that woman. Sorry. Woops, believe me. Now, the blaming. I feel your pain. That's what he always did. The Clintons probably the most famous shameless liars in the country. And they defined the Democratic Party for decades. But is it still their party, they've kept the lying, they've kept the dishonesty, they've kept the shame, shamelessness. But why did they put Bill Clinton up there? What were they thinking?
It does Bill Clinton really define the Democratic Party any more? Probably not. They may have wanted to have a voice of relative moderation. It's unbelievable when you think of Bill Clinton's personal behavior that he is a voice of moderation, but he is in today's Democratic Party, which has shifted so far to the left. It is certainly no longer the party of Bill Clinton. The DNC probably hasn't caught up with that. And they're trying to cobble together this coalition of people who all share a similar kind of ideology.
But they're in such disparate groups, the Democratic strategy being division, they do have a hard time holding their coalition together. The Democrats feel they can lie because no one holds them to account. That's why I'm not just throwing a party, a party, sure, the Republican Party is going to call them out, shows such as this one are going to call out the lies and and point out what they're saying. That just isn't true. But more broadly, in the culture, they're not going to get called out by Hollywood.
Hollywood rewrites their stories for them. Speaking of Bill Clinton ever the movie The American President by Aaron Sorkin, it it takes the story of Bill Clinton, a degenerate adulterer who doesn't believe a damn thing, who blows in the wind and all he wants is vanity and power. Bill Clinton turns him into the most wonderful man, caring, unfairly targeted by the right rewrites aspects of his bio. He doesn't cheat on anybody. He's a widower, all these kind of things to make him seem sympathetic.
Obviously, the press are behind him. Lower education, higher education, big tech, everybody. Big tech. Seemed like they were suppressing that photo of Bill Clinton yesterday until it got so ridiculous they had to let it come up on social media.
They lie because there is there is no. Institution in this country that holds them to account with any success. The one chance we have is occasionally Republicans win elections, very rarely that matters so they can do things in there. And sometimes a conservative commentator will get a word out before the censors come in. But that's it. And so they're going to lie to you and they're going to gaslight you. I mentioned earlier that the phrase content of your character doesn't have any meaning in in this culture.
Part of that is because we don't have an objective standard of virtue. Part of that is we don't have an objective standard of communication. We're not speaking the same language. We're not when you communicate with somebody that presumes that there is objective truth outside of the two of you and that you are using words and letters and symbols to refer to that objective truth. So even though you might have different perspectives, you're still at least talking about the same thing so you can have a conversation.
The Democrats aren't doing that at a philosophical level, they don't believe in that, they don't believe in objective truth. They believe in your truth and my truth.
They believe in in forcing your vision of America through tyranny of the will. They believe in intersectionality, where the only the only reality is my lived experience in my oppression. That's why you always hear them say you can't talk about that. That's my experience. You can't erase my lived experience. You can't describe the black experience in America if you're white. Now, for some reason, we, the Democrats can explain everyone's experience. But in that in that framework, there's no conversation to be had.
There's no good faith debate to be had. This is a brutal battle of interests. We talked yesterday about ways the left is trying to steal the election. That's what it's going to come down to. This is much less a fine debate in your garden or a gentlemanly election than it is a bare knuckle brawl. That's what the Democrats were signaling yesterday at the DNC. But it goes beyond the political arrangement. It goes into corporate America. We'll get to that in one second.
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Beyond the political realm, beyond the DNC, which I can't believe, I've got to watch for another night tonight, what I do for you people, what I do, the sacrifices I make. Look into corporate America. This leaked yesterday was a slide from a Goodyear Tires employee presentation. It described their zero tolerance policy, their zero tolerance policy on expression, things you can say, things you can wear. Here is what the slide lists as acceptable expression.
Black Lives Matter. Or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride. Those are the two things listed under acceptable, here's what's listed as unacceptable. Blue lives matter, all lives matter. Mega ataya or politically affiliated slogans or material. So far, left wing activism, good, acceptable. Anything even remotely patriotic? Or conservative unacceptable, that's corporate America. I mean, just these blue, you can't say that you support cops, you can't say you support law and order, that's no longer allowed because of Goodyear.
You can't say you support all lives. It has to be only black lives. Not all lives. Black lives. White lives are bad. Hispanic lives are bad. Asian lives, a very, very bad. No one cares about that. They don't matter only only black lives. According to Goodyear Magga, you can't support the president. You can't even support the expression make America great again. You got to make America worse. Or you got to say America was never that great, just like Andy Cuomo said when he was being slightly more honest.
And nothing political unless it's left wing. I think conservatives are finally waking up to something that they did not understand for decades. For decades, conservatives in the Republican Party carried water for corporate America. They shilled for giant transnational corporations with no loyalty to their own country, no sense of honor or virtue. They bought into this B.S. kind of. Silly Ayn Rand argument from the nineteen eighties that all that matters is money and we've got to worship money in any sense of solidarity.
Is our country any sense of respect for our founding ideals and our founding fathers and for the common good is somehow un-American. Go back and read the founding fathers, go back and read the writings of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, go back and George Washington, James Madison, I mean, we keep to list all the founders, go read Abraham Lincoln.
Do you know what they refer to all the time? The common good virtue, loyalty, patriotism, solidarity with our fellow citizens. When you go back and read The Founding Fathers, it doesn't read like an Iron Rand novel, doesn't read like some bad Russian novelist. OK, we've got to come back to a sense of what this country is. That doesn't mean we have to throw out capitalism. That doesn't mean we have to hate businesses all of a sudden.
But it does mean that we've got to get our priorities in order. We are Americans. We have to love our country. We have to we have a right, we, the people to assert ourselves in politics and. If you're not going to do that and you're a corporation, I don't want anything to do with you. OK, Goodyear, by the way, has not confirmed that this was them. They haven't denied it either. Seems to me like if this weren't their slide, they would have denied it right away.
On this point, I think there are some people there, there have been some kind of more libertarian Republicans who are afraid that the moment we start talking about patriotism or the common good or national borders or anything like that, that we're going to throw capitalism out the window. But actually, the opposite is true.
The thing that is most imperiled, capitalism, private property is our lack of patriotism, our lack of a sense of the common good, our lack of going back to our founding fathers, that is imperiling it. The Democrats are telling that to you, not just in private conversations. DNC panelists are explaining to the Youth Council of the Democratic National Committee that they want to throw away capitalism, ditching capitalism, ditching private property goes hand in hand with ditching a sense of our common good and our common tradition and our common political founding.
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Now, Ashley McCray insisted that, quote, The future we all want that we're trying to build involves the destruction of capitalism and a lot of other things.
We understand that this future that we all want, that we're all trying to build really is about the destruction of colonisation, white supremacy and capitalism. We must we must really move away from these systems and these frameworks if we really want to live in a future that does have a regenerative economy and does enable liberation and equity for our communities, this is definitely something that we all want to push forward. And so our hope and our our dream is that we do push forward Green New Deal, blah, blah, blah, and then they list all the other nonsense they want.
What does that mean? Well, first of all, it shows us that the Great New Deal really is about destroying capitalism, right? Because she just admitted that there again, AOC denied this when when we pointed it out when she first proposed the Green New Deal. Capitalism is the key here, it's the key to understanding what they mean because she says, we want to get rid of colonization and white supremacy and capitalism. Now, I think some people who aren't paying very close attention, they say, well, OK, I don't I don't particularly care for colonization.
Yeah, I certainly don't like white supremacy. So, yeah, let's let's get rid of those capitalism. Well, see, the capitalism is the key here. There is no American colonization, we are not colonizing places where are our colonies as colony we have is Puerto Rico. We don't even want that. We still don't want that. I'd be happy to give that back to Spain so the Democrats don't make it a state and steal the Senate.
There's no American colonization, what they mean by colonization is America itself. They refer to this as occupied land all the time, they say America stole the land, which isn't true. They say that America has no right to be on this land also not true. And we need to give the land back to who?
I don't know. Give it back to the Comanche or the Comanche, going to give it back to the Apache that they stole it from. I don't know.
I don't know. That's their line when they say we're anti colonization, what they mean is they're anti the American nation state. You hear Democrats sometimes say, make make America Mexico again, talking about the land that used to be Spanish that we then took. The land that maybe they used to be French that we then bought. Who knows? They're referring to the borders of our country, American sovereignty, when they say we don't want colonization, what they mean is we want open borders and no American right to rule and to totally overturn the idea that we, the people, have the right to rule ourselves in this country.
What about white supremacy? What do they mean by white supremacy? Well, according to the left, everything is white supremacist, according to what you've just seen, this come out from major left wing institutions. The idea that now Western art is white supremacist, the idea that Western literature is white supremacy is Shakespeare's white supremacist, you got a decolonize. The English departments, according to campaigns at major American universities. There's that word again, colonization. According to the left in recent days, critical thinking is white supremacist grammar is white supremacist, they've been releasing.
Flyers about this sort of thing. What they're referring to is our civilization, which is not exclusively white Western civilization, the only civilization in the world that hasn't defined itself primarily racially. I don't think that Eastern civilizations are particularly multicultural, but the the West has embraced multiculturalism in its kind of dessicated modern form for many decades now and in a in a truer form from the very beginning, because there is neither Jewish or Greek nor bond nor free, but all are one in Christ Jesus.
They want to get rid of that. That's what they're taught to them. That's what they mean by white supremacy. Shawn King of BLM activist said at the other day, said, yeah, we've got to smash statues of Jesus. Is it because it's white supremacy? So that's what they're talking about here. They want to destroy the American nation state. They want to destroy Christian Christendom, Western civilization, call it what you want. And they want to destroy capitalism.
By capitalism, they mean private property rights. That's always what that's what they're referring to. What is capitalism? Capitalism. The word is, frankly, a sort of Marxist creation. But what it's referring to in this broad sense, they're using it as is private property. They want to take your property away. Now, that's not a great pitch to the American people, is it? Probably not. You see this reflected in some of the poll numbers.
Incredibly, Joe Biden's poll numbers are going down even during a convention. The whole point of the convention is so your poll numbers go up.
So that's not good. But I've got a secret poll no see a secret data point that I haven't mentioned before on this show, but I got it from my publisher, you know that a few years ago, three years ago now, I did this blank book called Reasons to Vote for Democrats A Comprehensive God. This was initially blurbed by our own Ben Shapiro, who referred to it as thorough. It was then blurbed by the president of the United States who referred to it as a great book for your reading enjoyment.
I spent my whole life researching this book. It's got an extensive bibliography and then it's got completely blank pages. That's the thesis of the book. I sold a lot of copies when this thing came out a lot. A lot of copies and then it kind of tapers off. I still sell a lot of copies of that book because the Democrats keep doing crazy things. So I usually sell about one hundred two hundred copies a week. Do you know how many copies of this book sold last week?
Over thirty one hundred copies, which is a high number even for a brand new book that's selling well, two weeks before that. Over twenty two hundred. Over twenty three hundred.
The book is selling. We're not really promoting this thing, we're not running ads really or anything like that. Do you know who's selling this book for me, Andrew Cuomo and AOC and Elizabeth Warren and Tom Perez and the Democratic National Convention. That's what's selling this book and the Joe Biden campaign. That's what selling this book. Because you can order the book secretly, just order it on Amazon, it comes maybe you give it to a friend or something like that.
I'm very skeptical of the polls going into this election, because if you got a phone call right now from some stranger and said, hey, are you a white supremacist bigot Nazi who is voting for Orange Hitler and Mango Mussolini? Are you going to tell them yes or no? Some people are going to say, yeah, sure I am. I don't care. Any of the nonsense you're saying doesn't bother me. I'm voting for Trump. A lot of people are going to be cowed.
They're going be quiet about it. If at Goodyear, you are at risk of losing your job, if you wear anything even vaguely supportive of the president or say anything, even vaguely supportive of the president, you probably don't keep your mouth shut.
Right? But what about the only poll that counts in November, I think I mean, I use the book as a funny example of this, but I think there are hidden data points here that show you where the country is really, really moving. I don't think the Democrats are helping themselves at all during this DNC. And so in order to reach across the aisle, in order to try to grab some of those moderate some of those suburban housewives, they had a handful of squishy Republicans, some of whom most of whom no one even remembers, and they came out to endorse at the DNC, because you got to ask yourself, has Trump lost any votes?
Trump won in twenty sixteen. No one thought he was going to win. And a lot of people were skeptical of him then. He's done a great job since then. He's assuaged a lot of fears. The Never, Never Trump movement has completely collapsed. So. Who do you lose, what people are saying is it's the suburban housewives, so you want to appeal to these more middle of the road Republicans, did the Democrats succeed at that?
Let's take a listen. First up, Meg Whitman, former CEO of HP, who ran unsuccessfully for some political offices, a woman that basically nobody remembers at this point. Here is Meg Whitman's message to the convention.
I'm Meg Whitman. I'm a longtime Republican and a longtime CEO. And let me tell you, Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business, let alone an economy.
OK, if Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business or an economy, how come we've all heard of him? We all know him. He's the most powerful man in the world. And very few people remember you. If you last time I checked, the Trump Organization is doing better these days, is much more prominent in the public imagination than Hewlett-Packard. That the company you used to run, and I think she runs another one, I don't even know the name of this company that she currently runs.
She's a lifelong Republican. What are her positions? I just did a quick little Google search. She's a lifelong, staunch Republican who's in favor of open borders, who's against marriage and who's pro-abortion. That's it, they got us wow, principled conservatism. Oh, my God, Donald Trump, he's a fake conservative, not like the real conservatives, like open borders, anti marriage, pro-abortion. Meg Whitman right about the next one, another Whitman, coincidentally, Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey, a thousand years ago.
Here is Christine Todd Whitman, whose invective against President Trump.
I'm Governor Christine Todd Whitman. What am I doing here? I'm a lifelong Republican. My parents were introduced at a Republican National Convention by their parents. That's how far back it goes. But this isn't about Republican or Democrat. It's about a person, a person decent enough, stable enough, strong enough to get our economy back on track. A person who can work with everyone, Democrats and Republicans, to get things done. Donald Trump isn't that person.
Joe Biden is.
Joe Biden is principled conservative. I've been a Republican so long. My grandparents were Republicans and they introduced my my parents who were Republicans. And OK, let's take a look at her record. Oh, yeah.
Against marriage, pro-abortion and pro partial birth abortion. This monster this this woman supports. A policy that would allow you to partially give birth and then kill the infant. In nineteen ninety nine, Whitman, when she was when she was governor, vetoed a bill that outlawed partial birth abortion. That's that rock ribbed conservative. So if you're a Republican who's going to vote for Joe Biden, you're siding with those principled conservatives like the ones who support partial birth abortion.
And then then my favorite then. The best we had been waiting, we knew this moment was going to come. John Kasich, Juncos father, was a mailman. In case you had forgotten, John Kasich comes out. He was a somewhat prominent twenty sixteen contender for president. On the Republican side, he endorses Joe Biden because America is at a crossroads. Take a listen.
America is at a crossroads. Sometimes elections represent a real choice, a choice we make as individuals and as a nation about which path we want to take when we've come to challenging times. America is at that crossroads today. He's standing at a crossroads now. This is so lame, this is somehow even lamer than John Kasich. If you just took John Kasich by himself, that would be very lame. But John Kasich referring to Crossroads while standing at a crossroad.
That is like the lamest thing I've ever seen. I was waiting for him to say America has come to a fork in the road and then he lifts up a dining fork or he just got there and he just started he just started turning himself around, like spinning around America's at a turning point. You know, it's not not very convincing. And what is he talking about? You know, I'm not going to subject you to listening to the rest of his ridiculous oration, but.
None of these people ever get to issues. All it boils down to is Donald Trump was mean to me and Joe Biden was nice to me. And it's all about me, me, me, and it's all about personal behavior and it's all about the tweets because for these people.
Even Casey, Casey is the worst one because Casey actually had a pretty good record in his early political career, but somewhere along the way, you got to get to a fork in the road. And he took he took the wrong path. You know what happens at Crossroads, by the way? I don't know if any of your blues music aficionados, bad things happen across roads. You know, people meet that. People tend to meet the devil at cross roads, OK?
And that that would seem to be what's happening here. Because for these people, I mean, maybe John Casey used to be about something real, certainly hasn't been in quite a long time. Politics is not about. Changing anything politics is not about supporting our cherished institutions. Politics is not about rolling back this awful tide of leftism. It's not about pushing back against this anti constitutional administrative bureaucracy that's taking our political power away from we the people. It's just about.
Going along to get along, it's just about being the governor, being the congressman, being the president, it's not about doing anything.
There are some people who have the audacity to refer to themselves as principled conservatives who are siding with these hacks because they say Trump's not a real concern. Trump is the most conservative politician of my lifetime. Not in any traditional, you know, not not in any past 30, 40 years since not in his comportment, even in many ways, but in what he's doing in his political vision, much more conservative than any of these hacks. Very sad to see it go like this, I don't think they're going to convince anybody, though.
I don't think they're going to get get anybody to actually go over because Christine Todd Whitman told them to. So all they've got now are these lies. They drag these people in front, say I'm a lifelong rock ribbed Republican. Not true, they'll have Andrew Cuomo come out there and say, we love America, we support America. We did a great job during the crisis. They're going to push these allies on you just like they've been pushing a lot of lies, especially for the last five months.
The only question of this election is going to be, do we let them get away with it? I don't think this election is going to be about persuading people or convincing anybody, which is what elections should be about. I think this is going to be a bare knuckle brawl over tactics. One, can they hoodwink you because they own the mainstream media, because they own the apparatuses and the institutions? And then are they going to be able to steal it at the mailbox, which is which is the big political operation that's currently underway?
Are you going to let them do it or not? I hope that the RNC goes out, does a live convention or at least a partially live convention, might be too late for that, but they should. This infomercial DNC thing is such trash. It's so pathetic that if we went out there, showed a little life, I think that could rev up the base. But then on the operational front, you've got to make sure that you don't let what Drew Clavon would call the empire of lies.
You don't let this this dessicated, dishonest edifice that gaslights you at every turn get power again. Because if they're shameless now, when they're sort of out of power, imagine what it'll be if they take power back again in November. That's our show on Michael Knowles's The Michael Moore Show.
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