January 23, 2022

It Positive Seems to be Like Mike Pence Saved Democracy in America

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Issues are much more irregular than common within the new episode of The New Irregular. Hosts Molly Jong Quick and Andy Levy attempt to wrap their heads round the concept that perhaps Mike Pence, of all folks, saved the nation.

β€œMike Penceβ€”who I discover in any other case totally loathsomeβ€”day by day we’re studying increasingly more that that nutjob Mike Pence could have truly saved the nation? And it’s wonderful to assume that, as a result of he’s utterly loathsome on each different factor,” says Levy. β€œGiven all these plans that had been floating round for precisely overturn a good election, it is probably not overstating it to say he saved democracy in America. And I really feel actually bizarre saying that, consider me. However I am coming round to that increasingly more as increasingly more data comes out. Am I loopy?”

β€œI hate this dialog and I need to die,” says Molly, β€œhowever I feel you are in all probability proper.”

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Then Rep. Ritchie Torres rejoins the pod to speak about his wild first 12 months in Washington:

β€œIf somebody had stated to me two years in the past that I might change into a member of Congress throughout an infectious illness outbreak and impeach an outgoing president and all of that might occur inside the first two weeks, I might’ve stated that seems like a film. After which if somebody would’ve stated to me, the Democratic Occasion would go not one, not two, however three multi-trillion greenback investments in the way forward for our nation, I might’ve stated: For those who consider that, I’ve a bridge to promote you. So I’ve been amazed by the sheer magnitude of the change that we’ve achieved in the USA.”

And Torres has some messaging recommendation for this celebration, and a warning about how simply it might probably lose its voters:

β€œFirst, we’ve to name Latinos Latino, not Latins. It’s necessary to handle a neighborhood by the phrases that it chooses,” says Torres. β€œ, the Puerto Ricans and Dominicans within the south Bronx are fairly totally different from the Cubans and Venezuelans in Florida. We’re fairly totally different from Mexicans in south Texas. And we’ve to watch out to not deal with the Latino vote as a monolith and to not take historic constituencies of the Democratic celebration as a right as a result of we will lose these constituents. And we’ve misplaced them. In New York Metropolis, a deep blue metropolis, the Democratic celebration misplaced the Asian vote due to points like public security and schooling. And we noticed that schooling grew to become a dropping subject for the Democrats in Virginia.”

He added: β€œIf schooling turns into a dropping subject for our celebration, we’re achieved.”

After which Greg Sargent, who writes the Washington Submit’s Plum Line weblog, considers the insanity of a Republican celebration the place, β€œA few of them are operating on an specific promise to be keen to overturn future election losses that they hate. What’s the rationale for David Perdue’s candidacy? What’s it about Brian Kemp that requires a major problem? It’s the truth that Brian Kemp wouldn’t assist Trump steal the election. And similar with the first challenger, Rep Jody Hice, who’s difficult (Georgia) Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Brad immediately rebuffed Trump’s strain on him to search out 11,000 votes to overturn a reliable election and Hice is operating on the grounds that, properly, in the event you make me secretary of state, I’ll overturn elections in a approach that Raffensperger wouldn’t. It’s specific.”

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