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The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, The loss by Herschel Walker in Georgia, really came as no surprise, in fact I predicted it

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice— I am a man on a mission to make this nation better—and yes I am proud to say I believe in America First—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   ONE— There will soon be far less big cats in the world—specifically Tigers and Lions—and you can thank Joe Biden and the Humane Society among others—I'll explain—   TWO— The Federal Reserve and its policies have put a big pinch on the availability of cash—especially to smaller banks and credit unions—what does it mean for us all—we will dig into that—   THREE— The loss by Herschel Walker in Georgia—really came as no surprise—in fact I predicted it—I told you if Donald Trump jumped in the race for the 2024 GOP nomination for President before the run-off there was almost no chance Herschel Walker could win—   I am not happy about it—BUT I was right—and honestly there was no reason for Trump to jump in back in November—he could have waited until now—and maybe he could have done it with Senator Elect Herschel Walker on the side with him—   But when Trump announced his intentions just over 3 weeks ago—it sucked the oxygen out of the room—and whether you like it or not—it energized the people that truly don't like the former President in Georgia—   Trump has never done as well in the Peach State with popularity as he has in pretty much every other state around and it showed again on Tuesday—   And here is the thing—Walker lost to Raphael Warnock by less than one point—so its pretty easy to conceive if Trump had called for party unity—and asked big name GOP Governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Glenn Youngkin of Virginia to join him to rally for Walker—I believe that race could have turned out differently—its not a guarantee but it might have helped—   And lets be clear—Walker was not a great candidate—that brought plenty of baggage to the race—that also dragged him down with suburban women—the same ones that really do not like and will never like or vote for Trump—out to vote no on his hand picked candidate—   And look you can light up the message board—you can trash me and call me a RINO or a Never Trumper or say I'm not MAGA enough—go ahead—knock yourselves out—attack the messenger—try to rip me because I have the guts to tell you the truth—   And the truth right now—is that unless President Trump gets his act together—the chance of him winning the primary is getting smaller—muck less the chance of returning to the White House in 2 years—   And I am someone that has supported President Trumps policies every step of the way—I was worn out on occasion by some of his silly comments—BUT his policies for the most part were the best and most conservative of my lifetime—   He did more for America—and repelling the socialists and the bureaucrats and the enemies of The United States that live here more than anyone in my lifetime—   But right now—he is not on the right track and his support is waning in many places that he won by huge margins—AGAIN—you can lash out at me—BUT I am not here to be a fanboy or a cheerleader— I am here to tell you the truth about what is happening—and give a clear eyed assessment of what comes next—   I am actually surprised the Democrats are continuing to go after Trump at this point—I would think they'd drop all investigations and do everything they could to help him win the GOP nomination in 2024—I mean they all think they can beat him, no matter who runs—   Now, let me be clear, Donald Trump is not doing himself any favors right now in politics—and I am not sure he can right the ship after the inexcusable dinner guests he had recently—that was clearly a set-up—but he should never have been in that position—BUT again—let me be clear—NEVER bet against Donald Trump—and if he is the nominee in 2024—I will vote for him—I mean I will never vote for a socialist and I will support the guy who always fights for America—BUT unless things get on track and soon—I am not sure that is something I will need to worry about—   And you don't have to take it from me—how about hearing it from his biggest long-term supporters—  

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Raphael Warnock wins heated runoff against Herschel Walker

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 12:11


Incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock narrowly defeated Republican Herschel Walker Tuesday in a closely fought race for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat, giving Democrats a slim two-seat majority in the upper house in Washington. Warnock was leading Walker 51.1% to 48.8% as of 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night, with 98% of precincts reporting. The Warnock victory in the final contest of the 2022 election cycle gave Democrats 51 seats in the Senate to 49 for Republicans. As of midnight, Warnock had won 59% of the vote in Cobb County, according to unofficial results, with Republican challenger Herschel Walker receiving 41%. Though Warnock won around 38,000 more votes than Walker in the November general election, neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote required by Georgia law to prevent a runoff, pushing the nationally watched race to a December rematch. The lengthy campaign that finally concluded Tuesday night was the most expensive race of the 2022 cycle, with outside groups and the candidates' campaigns spending more than $401 million in the race, according to campaign-finance tracking group OpenSecrets   For a few seconds, the Allatoona flag football team thought it was on its way to the Class 7A state championship game at Center Parc Stadium. If not for a few extra steps, the Buccaneers would have been. With Monday's state semifinal tied 13-all with 5 seconds left to play, Allatoona quarterback Maci Strickland scrambled left, pulled up and threw deep down the middle. Receiver Aoife Flynn came down with the ball between two defenders and sprinted away for what looked to be the game-winning 65-yard touchdown. However, the celebration was short-lived as Strickland was called for being past the line of scrimmage when she let the pass go. The penalty sent the game to overtime, where the potential celebration turned to disappointment. In the second overtime, Milton found a way to finally get past Allatoona 19-13 at IBM Performance Field inside the Atlanta Falcons' training facility. Milton will face Blessed Trinity, which beat Marietta in the other semifinal, for the state championship Thursday at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta. For much of the season, Marietta's flag football team would often start slowly, rely on its defense and then pull away from opponents in the second half. It was a trend that concerned coach Nick Houstoulakis as the Blue Devils got deeper in the playoffs, and on Monday, his concerns were justified. Blessed Trinity scored two first-half touchdowns and added a third in the final minutes of the game to post a 19-0 victory over Marietta in the semifinals of the Class 7A state playoffs, also at the Falcons' IBM Performance Field. Marietta was stopped one game short of reaching back-to-back state championship games. For Blessed Trinity, it was a game of payback for the 26-0 loss the Blue Devils handed them in the same round a year ago. The City Council voted 4-2 to allocate an additional $500,000 for the building of a downtown park slated to open in spring 2023. Village Green Park will be located just south of the StillFire Brewing brewery being built in downtown Smyrna. The brewery and adjacent park are sandwiched between Atlanta Road and the Smyrna Community Center. In January, the council agreed to sell an acre of city-owned land to StillFire, which will build a two-story, 15,000-square-foot brewery there. The proceeds from that sale — $600,000 — were to fund Village Green Park. In April, the council allocated an additional $400,000 for the park from the city's federal COVID-19 relief funds, bringing the total cost to $1 million. The latest funding allocation was sourced from the city's general fund. With Monday night's vote, the cost for the park is now $1.5 million, an increase Mayor Derek Norton told the MDJ was necessary to overcome issues with grading on the property and to match finishes in other parks the city is upgrading. Council members Charles “Corkey” Welch and Susan Wilkinson voted against the measure. The two members also voted against the deal that saw the city sell land to StillFire Brewing, as well as the first set of additional funding for the park project. Welch's reason for opposing the newest infusion of funds held steady from his previous vote in April against additional funding, which is his belief the current park serves the community more as is than a brewery would.   The Battery Atlanta invites guests to welcome 2023 in style at its annual New Year's Eve Bash, presented by Xfinity, on December 31. The free annual festivities will be held in two parts, starting with Early Innings for families, followed by Late Innings for adult revelers. The Early Inning festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a traditional late-night show for families celebrating with children. Kids will be able to join in on the countdown before bedtime with an inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m. and live performance from GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts. Adults looking to ring in the New Year later in the night can enjoy Late Innings beginning at 9 p.m. with a performance from The 12 South Band at the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The evening will close with a midnight countdown that includes pyrotechnics and features a firework and confetti display to light the sky. For more information, visit batteryatl.com. A suspect in a deadly August shooting at a Vinings apartment complex has been taken into custody. Ambakisye Mizell, charged with the murder of Demetrius Dow, was booked into the Cobb County jail Sunday, where he is being held without bond, according to booking records. At around 4 a.m. on August 28, Cobb police responded to a call at the District at Vinings apartment complex at 2800 Paces Ferry Road reporting that someone had been shot, police said at the time. First responders treated the 40-year-old Dow for gunshot wounds, but he died at the scene. A warrant for Mizell's arrest was issued November 9. In the warrant, police allege Mizell shot Dow multiple times in the legs while robbing him. Mizell is from Albany, Georgia, according to booking records, and was transferred to Cobb from the Crisp County jail. The Cobb County Board of Education is set to review five district rule modifications at its work session Thursday afternoon. Two changes are to existing rules, concerning staff access to the district's new emergency system badges and employee transfers within the district. Three new policies deal with animals in schools, counseling programs and the Parents' Bill of Rights. The codification of the Parents' Bill of Rights in the district's administrative rules comes after Governor. Brian Kemp signed into law the bill known by the same name in April. Board Member Randy Scamihorn told the MDJ that the district is already in compliance with the state law, and will formalize it with the new policy. The rule allows parents to access their child's education records and learn more about instructional materials. It also gives parents the right to object to content “which the parent/legal guardian feels is divisive or harmful to minors” based on the district's Divisive Concepts Complaint Resolution Process, part of rules the district passed in June to fall in line with another law on divisive concepts signed by Kemp. The new rule also allows parents the right to withdraw their children from sex education courses and prohibit the district from taking photographs and making video or voice recordings of their children, so long as parents provide written notices. Revisions to the rule governing employee transfer could cause the most stir, according to Cobb County Association of Educators President Jeff Hubbard, who said the changes could make it harder for teachers to move around within the district. Hubbard noted that employees will now be required to be at their present location of employment for a two-year minimum at the time of a transfer. Other sections of the rule address “emotional support/comfort animals,” which “are not trained to perform a disability-specific task and are not Service Animals as defined by law or this rule,” and “classroom pets,” which the district says may be fish, parrots, reptiles, amphibians, hamsters and guinea pigs. The Cobb school board will meet for its work session Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at 514 Glover St. in Marietta, and its voting meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the same location.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: A rainy election day could turn the tide in Georgia

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 51:07


Tuesday on Political Rewind: It's a rainy runoff election day in Georgia. After building up a likely early lead, Sen. Raphael Warnock is warning his supporters not to skip voting today. A day-of Republican surge could push Herschel Walker above 50%. Our panel of political experts give their final insights.  The panel:  Chuck Williams, @chuckwilliams, reporter, WRBL-TV Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor-in-chief, The Current Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, professor, Georgia State University  Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 6:00 - It's runoff election day in Georgia. Rain and cold could hinder day-of turnout. 18:00 - The 2020 election led some to call Georgia a "blue state." The 2022 midterms told a different story. 22:00 - White evangelical Christians have campaigned for Herschel Walker through the race, strengthening a connection to Trump. 28:00 - Gov. Brian Kemp publicly supported Walker after his own election. 42:00 - Updates from Fulton County's election probe. 48:00 - New cases before the Supreme Court outline religious liberty. Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And you can keep up with the election results here: https://gpb.org/elections. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
What's at Stake in the Georgia Senate Runoff?

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 22:45


It's election day (again) in Georgia, as Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker rally voters for the final contest of the 2022 midterms. Although Democrats will hold the Senate regardless of what happens, there's a real difference between a chamber that's split 50-50 and one that's 51-49. Will GOP voters head to the polls at Gov. Brian Kemp's urging, and what role is Donald Trump playing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Weekly Reload Podcast
Georgia State University's Timothy Lytton on How Guns Will Impact the Senate Runoff

The Weekly Reload Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 54:51


The race that will decide the final balance of power in the Senate will be decided in a matter of days. The contest in Georgia between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Hershel Walker won't determine who controls the Senate since Democrats have already accomplished that, but it will determine how easily they can move forward with President Joe Biden's executive and judicial appointments. That will significantly impact gun policy for the next two years. So, we've got Georgia State University professor Timothy Lytton on the show to talk about where the race is headed. Professor Lytton gives expert on-the-ground insight into how gun politics are affecting the race. He argues that gun policy is continually a major issue in the increasingly-purple state. And he says that while guns are unlikely to be a top issue in the campaign, they may be a decisive one for turning out votes. That's why it makes sense that the NRA is dumping millions of dollars into the race. It's also why the relative absence of the major gun-control groups is so surprising. But Lytton says they may still be contributing in other ways that aren't captured by Federal Elections Committee filings. We also go over Governor Brian Kemp's (R.) win over Democrat Stacey Abrams. Lytton said gun policy featured even more heavily in that race due to Kemp's successful push for permitless gun-carry earlier this year. But he's not so sure another big push to loosen the state's gun laws will be coming in the wake of Kemp's win. Plus, Contributing Writer Jake Fogelman and I discuss new polling that shows the Supreme Court's latest Second Amendment decision is popular. Special Guest: Timothy Lytton.

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast
News Minute: German robotics company to locate in Canton

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 2:36


A German-based robotics company is building a new manufacturing facility to Canton, expected to create 137 new jobs in Cherokee County, Gov. Brian Kemp announced. Becker Robotic Equipment, a global cable and robotic machinery manufacturer specializing in individualized robotic equipment, will invest over $30 million in the facility, which will house its North American headquarters. #CherokeeCounty #Georgia #LocalNews           -          -          -          -          -          -          The Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast is local news for Woodstock, Canton, and all of Cherokee County. Register Here for your essential digital news.             This podcast was produced and published for the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger and TribuneLedgerNews.com by BG Ad Group     For more information be sure to visit https://www.bgpodcastnetwork.com/    https://cuofga.org/   https://www.drakerealty.com/   https://www.esogrepair.com/           See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Anderson Cooper 360
Biden: Herschel Walker "doesn't deserve to be in this race"

Anderson Cooper 360

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 80:08


Early voting has ended in Georgia as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker have been making their final pitches to voters. President Biden weighed in at a fundraiser for Warnock saying Walker “doesn't deserve to be in this race.” Martha Zoller is a conservative radio host in Georgia who worked on the campaigns for former Republican Sen. David Perdue and current Gov. Brian Kemp. She joins AC360 to discuss early voting turnout and says it's “going to be a close race.” Plus, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after he lost a bid in Texas to reduce the nearly $50 million damages award handed down by a jury earlier this year over his false claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Elizabeth Williamson has reported extensively on the tragedy, its aftermath and lawsuits and is also the author of “Sandy Hook.” She tells Anderson Cooper the filing will “surely be challenged” by the families.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Conservative Crusader
The Conservative Crusader — 12/2/2022 [E157]

The Conservative Crusader

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 39:01


The Conservative Crusader is 16-year-old GOP Josh's radio show. Josh's unfiltered, uncensored, and unapologetic view of Ohio & US politics makes his show the largest teenage-conservative radio show in all of Ohio. Listen Tuesday & Thursday at 8:00PM wherever you get your podcasts, or at GOPJosh.com. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Josh's Notes and Sourced Stories Freight rail strike averted, after frenzied negotiations - POLITICO Hakeem Jeffries elected House Democratic leader in historic first - CBS News House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS - CNN Politics Ron DeSantis book announcement a clear sign of presidential ambition - The Guardian South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issues executive order blocking TikTok from state devices - USA Today Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp launches federal PAC - Axios Between Segments Biden appears to declare himself the greatest president in US history - Fox News ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/gopjosh20 Join our Patreon! http://patreon.com/gopjosh Join our Discord for FREE! https://discord.gg/zde5y6saUn ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Call or Text the GOP Josh voicemail, just dial 57-GOPJOSH-7 (574-675-6747) ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconservativecrusader/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconservativecrusader/support

NBC Meet the Press
MTP NOW Dec. 2 — Trump's campaign issues; November jobs report; Georgia Senate runoff election

NBC Meet the Press

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 49:54


Matt Gorman, Doug Thornell and Anna Palmer join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss former President Trump's campaign troubles. November jobs report reveals that the economy added 263,000 jobs last month. NBC News Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard sits down with the newly re-elected Gov. Brian Kemp. China eased some of its Covid restrictions in an apparent response to nationwide protests against them. The White House is pushing for South Carolina as the “first in the nation” primary for 2024.  

The Will Anderson Show
Thursday's Three: The Georgia Runoff; Musk, Soros, & Free Speech; Cutting Taxes In Alabama

The Will Anderson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 30:09


Will opens by asserting that Herschel Walker should win the Georgia runoff election because Warnock's money doesn't come from Georgians, and Brian Kemp is campaigning hard for Herschel. Next, Will talks about Elon Musk's motive for buying Twitter: Is it a genuine quest for more free speech, or a personal vendetta against Washington? Finally, Will asks, should Alabama do away with the state income tax?

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Record shattering Early Voting; Kemp condemns Trump's dinner with Kanye, Fuentes

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 51:07


Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp criticized Donald Trump for hosting Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, both outspoken antisemites. Meanwhile, over 300,000 Georgians voted yesterday, setting a record for turnout. And the U.S. Senate looks to codify same-sex and interracial marriage into law. The panel: Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, professor of political science and director of pre-law, Morehouse College Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, University of Georgia Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Over 300,000 Georgians voted Monday, on the first statewide day of early voting. 12:00 - Gov. Brian Kemp joined some Republicans in criticizing Donald Trump for hosting Kanye West and Nick Fuentes. 32:00 - Walker receives criticism for saying Americans born after 1990 shouldn't vote. 44:00 - The dynamic between Kemp and Walker a week away from election day. 48:00 - The U.S. Senate moves to codify interracial and same-sex marriage. Please sign up for the GA Today Politics newsletter featured every Wednesday. https://www.gpb.org/newsletters And continue to like, share, listen and subscribe wherever podcasts are found.

Fox News Rundown Evening Edition
How The Georgia Runoff Could Shift Power On Capitol Hill

Fox News Rundown Evening Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 31:57


Georgia voters are again headed to the polls as Senator Raphael Warnock faces a runoff with former football star Herschell Walker. Warnock was first elected to the Senate nearly two years ago when he defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler, also in a runoff, held on January 5th, 2021. In Georgia, runoffs are triggered when no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote. With Warnock and Walker locked in a neck-and-neck race, former Senator Kelly Loeffler joins The FOX News Rundown Podcast to share her unique perspective on the state of the election in Georgia, drawing from her previous experiences in a runoff and serving Georgia on Capitol Hill. Loeffler sheds light on Republican efforts to get voters out to polls, as some Georgia voters have grown wary of another election and season of campaign ads, while some moderate Republicans remain up for grabs, as Governor Brian Kemp significantly outpaces Walker in November's election. The holiday season may be rough for many families as inflation still nears a 40-year high. However, even the groups and charities that many rely on are struggling to cope with rising prices and the subsequent increased demand. Last year, more than 53 million people sought help to put food on their table and the US Agriculture Department says 34 million people are considered food insecure. So, how are food pantries and other services answering the needs of so many? Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America Katie Fitzgerald discusses the challenge of operating food pantries across the country, how they have prepared for a spike in food insecurity around the holidays, and what donations they are most desperate for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Washington – FOX News Radio
How The Georgia Runoff Could Shift Power On Capitol Hill

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 31:57


Georgia voters are again headed to the polls as Senator Raphael Warnock faces a runoff with former football star Herschell Walker. Warnock was first elected to the Senate nearly two years ago when he defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler, also in a runoff, held on January 5th, 2021. In Georgia, runoffs are triggered when no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote. With Warnock and Walker locked in a neck-and-neck race, former Senator Kelly Loeffler joins The FOX News Rundown Podcast to share her unique perspective on the state of the election in Georgia, drawing from her previous experiences in a runoff and serving Georgia on Capitol Hill. Loeffler sheds light on Republican efforts to get voters out to polls, as some Georgia voters have grown wary of another election and season of campaign ads, while some moderate Republicans remain up for grabs, as Governor Brian Kemp significantly outpaces Walker in November's election. The holiday season may be rough for many families as inflation still nears a 40-year high. However, even the groups and charities that many rely on are struggling to cope with rising prices and the subsequent increased demand. Last year, more than 53 million people sought help to put food on their table and the US Agriculture Department says 34 million people are considered food insecure. So, how are food pantries and other services answering the needs of so many? Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America Katie Fitzgerald discusses the challenge of operating food pantries across the country, how they have prepared for a spike in food insecurity around the holidays, and what donations they are most desperate for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The FOX News Rundown
How The Georgia Runoff Could Shift Power On Capitol Hill

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 31:57


Georgia voters are again headed to the polls as Senator Raphael Warnock faces a runoff with former football star Herschell Walker. Warnock was first elected to the Senate nearly two years ago when he defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler, also in a runoff, held on January 5th, 2021. In Georgia, runoffs are triggered when no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote. With Warnock and Walker locked in a neck-and-neck race, former Senator Kelly Loeffler joins The FOX News Rundown Podcast to share her unique perspective on the state of the election in Georgia, drawing from her previous experiences in a runoff and serving Georgia on Capitol Hill. Loeffler sheds light on Republican efforts to get voters out to polls, as some Georgia voters have grown wary of another election and season of campaign ads, while some moderate Republicans remain up for grabs, as Governor Brian Kemp significantly outpaces Walker in November's election. The holiday season may be rough for many families as inflation still nears a 40-year high. However, even the groups and charities that many rely on are struggling to cope with rising prices and the subsequent increased demand. Last year, more than 53 million people sought help to put food on their table and the US Agriculture Department says 34 million people are considered food insecure. So, how are food pantries and other services answering the needs of so many? Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America Katie Fitzgerald discusses the challenge of operating food pantries across the country, how they have prepared for a spike in food insecurity around the holidays, and what donations they are most desperate for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: High turnout during Saturday voting; Walker retreats; Abortion ban now law again

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 51:06


Monday on Political Rewind: More than 180,000 Georgians have voted in the runoff for U.S. Senate. Sen. Raphael Warnock is campaigning on-air and in person, while Herschel Walker has stayed out of the spotlight.  The panel: Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia Kendra King Momon, professor of political science, Oglethorpe University Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rick Dent, political ad expert, vice president, Matrix Communications Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:00 - Nearly 200,000 Georgians have already voted. 70,000 voters took advantage of Saturday voting, which the Warnock campaign fought for. 17:00 - Warnock and Walker take different paths to the end of runoffs. 27:00 - Gov. Brian Kemp has stepped in to aid Walker's campaign. 40:00 - Walker ran last-minute ads focused on "culture war" topics like transgender athletes. 51:00 - The six-week abortion ban is under review in the state Supreme Court. Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

The Bakari Sellers Podcast
Maya King and Unpacking Georgia's Politics in 2022

The Bakari Sellers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 34:09


Bakari Sellers is joined by New York Times political reporter Maya King to react to the midterm and gubernatorial elections in Georgia (1:17), the support of Black men as a voting bloc in the state (13:34), and unpacking the role of race and sex in Stacey Abrams's loss to Brian Kemp (18:18). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Maya King Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Politically Georgia
A new alliance between Governor Brian Kemp and Herschel Walker

Politically Georgia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 27:04


In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Politically Georgia podcast, AJC political insiders Greg Bluestein and Patricia Murphy talk about the attempts the senatorial campaigns are making to woo independent voters to the polls for the runoff election in December. Governor Brian Kemp is now out campaigning with Herschel Walker as Senator Raphael Warnock invites Dave Matthews to headline a concert for an upcoming rally.   Plus, our insiders look at a new AARP poll which is the first major poll of this runoff cycle to see where Walker and Warnock stand in these final remaining weeks of the campaign.      Have a question for Greg and Patricia? Call the 24-hour Politically Georgia Podcast Hotline at (770)810-5297 and we'll play back your question and answer it during the Listener Mailbag segment on next Friday's episode.      Listen and subscribe to our podcast for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play Politically Georgia podcast.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Georgia Votes 2022
Questions we have for Herschel Walker if he were to talk to journalists

Georgia Votes 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 15:10


The Georgia U.S. Senate runoff race is in full swing, but Republican candidate Herschel Walker has not talked to journalists on the trail, so in this episode the crew contemplates the questions they would ask if they could. WABE's Susanna Capelouto, Sam Gringlas, Rahul Bali and Emma Hurt of Axios Atlanta also report on the stump speeches of Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker and look at the role of Governor Brian Kemp in the Walker campaign. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

VOTEHER Podcast with Jen Jordan and Mara Davis
Episode 65 "Don't Be A Turkey"

VOTEHER Podcast with Jen Jordan and Mara Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 51:36


This week in Georgia politics with reflection on the sudden death of Georgia House Speaker David Ralson.  Also we discuss Speaker Pelosi stepping down, the runoffs, early voting and a conversation with the AJC's Maya Prabhu on the overturning of HB481. Here is the video of Rep Holcomb and Speaker Ralson that we discussed on the episode:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5eILKG5oSE&t=1sSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WABE's Week In Review
Georgia's abortion law is blocked and Kemp is working with Walker on the runoff

WABE's Week In Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 16:19


A Fulton County judge blocked Georgia's restrictive ban, a move that will likely see it go to the Georgia Supreme Court and maybe back to lawmakers. Meantime, Governor Brian Kemp, fresh off his re-election, is using his machine to boost Republican Senate challenger Hershel Walker in the runoff against incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Abortion ban overturned; Trump announces 2024 run; Lawsuit over Saturday Voting

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 51:08


Wednesday on Political Rewind: Georgia's abortion ban has been ruled unconstitutional by a Fulton County judge. After announcing he'd be running for president in 2024, Donald Trump also sang Herschel Walker's praises publicly. Meanwhile, Democrats sue to restore Saturday early voting ahead of the runoff. The panel Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rick Dent, political ad expert and vice president, Matrix Communications Tia Mitchell, @ajconwashington, Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction 5:00 - Georgia's "heartbeat" abortion law was thrown out yesterday by a Fulton County judge. 16:00 - Donald Trump announced his 2024 campaign for president from Mar-a-Lago yesterday. 29:00 - Will Republicans support Herschel Walker ahead of the runoffs? 34:00 - Walker alleged that Raphael Warnock wasn't a present father; Warnock responds. 44:00 - Republicans vie for leadership roles in Congress. 47:00 - Democrats sue to restore Saturday early voting. 50:00 - Gov. Brian Kemp testified before Fulton County's investigation into 2020 election fraud. Please sign up for the GA Today Politics Newsletter coming out later today. https://www.gpb.org/newsletters

The Arise Podcast
Season 4, Episode 9: Alethea Lamberson & Danielle S. Castillejo on Tiffany Cross, Elections and Equity

The Arise Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 60:29


From Danielle: "Alethea is a skilled facilitator, and compassionate truth teller - and all around good people. Alethea teaches me, through her way of moving in the world, to continue to use my own voice. I know her to bring her awareness in difficult spaces for herself and others in moving towards healing. Alethea lives her life through the lens of love."I would be honored to co-host a podcast with her any time. She is also a DEI consultant, lives in Atlanta, GA, and loves being an auntie! Is...." A Black woman. Love being a black woman. Proud to be a black woman single, live in Atlanta, Georgia. Love it here. One of the homes of the civil rights movement. So it's been great to live here. And I love, one of the things I love about living here is I'm in the majority in a lot of places, which I was not used to prior to six years ago when I moved here. So it's part of, I feel like who I am and what I get to experience in my day to day, which is refreshing. I have served in the non-profit sector for the last 10 years specifically in a sports ministry context. But over time, that evolved to getting into doing work around training and development in the areas of race, power, privilege, ethnicity, culture in the gospel. And so really for my own journey, one understanding of how being a racialized person in a racialized society, what my experience has been. And I didn't have language for a lot of my experiences until I was probably 27 years old and realized that God cares about that. So that was just so new to me. So I feel like part of who I am is helping others understand themselves first and foremost of how they experience the world, how they show up in the world how they navigate the world. And then adding the faith perspective in as well and combining the two. And so that's very much a part of who I am is our history as followers of Jesus in this sense matters, but also who we are as people in whatever place we call home. For me it's here in the US in Atlanta, Georgia."   Danielle (00:40):Welcome To the ARise podcast, conversations on faith, race, justice, gender and healing. And just wanna welcome a colleague and a dear friend. She's located in the Atlanta area and she gives herself a robust introduction here and I love it because it is who she is. She about belonging, she is about being with others in their stories. She's about being authentic and true to what she believes. And I'm just so honored to have her with me today and it's election season. So we're gonna get into it and talk a little bit about that belonging Tiffany Cross from MSNBC whose contract wasn't renewed. And I encourage you to listen in and with curiosity and hold space for any kind of resistance you feel and just be curious about that and jump in with us. I mean, let's get into it. But Alicia, tell me a little bit about who you are, what you do. Yeah, jump in. Who are you?Alethea (01:52):, who am I? That's a great question. Are you? I am a black woman. Love being a black woman. Proud to be a black woman single, live in Atlanta, Georgia. Love it here. One of the homes of the civil rights movement. So it's been great to live here. And I love, one of the things I love about living here is I'm in the majority in a lot of places, which I was not used to prior to six years ago when I moved here. So it's part of, I feel like who I am and what I get to experience in my day to day, which is refreshing. I have served in the non-profit sector for the last 10 years specifically in a sports ministry context. But over time, that evolved to getting into doing work around training and development in the areas of race, power, privilege, ethnicity, culture in the gospel. And so really for my own journey, one understanding of how being a racialized person in a racialized society, what my experience has been. And I didn't have language for a lot of my experiences until I was probably 27 years old and realized that God cares about that. So that was just so new to me. So I feel like part of who I am is helping others understand themselves first and foremost of how they experience the world, how they show up in the world how they navigate the world. And then adding the faith perspective in as well and combining the two. And so that's very much a part of who I am is our history as followers of Jesus in this sense matters, but also who we are as people in whatever place we call home. For me it's here in the US in Atlanta, Georgia.So that's very much part of who I am. That's the type of work I do. And so now I've transitioned, I'm still in a nonprofit space but transitioned to a different space and continuing that work. So under the, what the other people call it, under the umbrella of dei, you know, everyone's like dei, what is that? I thought it was more common, I say it than people ask me, but diversity, equity, and inclusion. I've seen some people adding the B on there belonging, which is very intriguing to me. Brene Brown just has a two part podcast two part series on her podcast that she put out with two women of color. And I listened to part one about a week ago and was like, Oh, okay, this is some good stuff for me to think about. So anyway, so that's what the type of work I'm involved in.(But for me, it's not just a job, it's what I feel like to commit my life to right now. I feel very much a calling and a commitment to that type of work because it matters if we can see and how polarized just our country is not even thinking about the world cuz then we get into it. Even more matters there. But anyway, so that's part of who I am. I live in the context of community. Community is very important to me. So it hadn't been prior to 10 years ago I didn't understand the value of community but I knew I was longing for it. I knew something was missing. And so I feel like very part of much of who I am is being my connected to community. And I have an awesome community of people around me, both here in Atlanta and all over the country.I feel like when you hear people talk about me, one of the things that they will say is Alethia highly values her people. And I do. And so that, that's very significant to me, very much part of who I am. And I love being an auntie. I'm an auntie. It's my favorite title. I would probably say I love being a sister and a cousin, a friend, all that. But auntie is by far my favorite title of any title I've ever had. Lots of nieces and nephews part of my larger family, not just blood related but I love, love those kiddos and get to see one of my nephews next week, which I'm really excited about. But that's very much part of who I am. If you know me, I love being an auntie. So yeah, some of who I am,Danielle (05:55):I could see why you would want the word belonging in there. Cause I mean your story is about not only belonging to others but being belonged to.Alethea (06:04):Yes. And it's just been good for me to start reading some more about D E I B and just the significance of having belonging on the end of that. We belong to one another. One of the things some of my colleagues that we work together, we say we're better together and that's part of what we're trying to one live out but also help other people understand as well. And so I just love that. I don't feel like I can add it yet. I don't know, I feel like I'm just learning. So it feels weird to be like, yeah, I'm doing D E I D and it's like I'm still trying to figure out that part. But the more I read about it, the more I hear people talk about it in their work, the more I'm like, yeah, that actually is a significant part of it. Cuz if people don't understand that who we belong to and what belonging looks like and how to understand that, we're gonna miss out on some of those other elements that we're trying to reach people with.Danielle (07:00):Yeah, I mean as a Latina, as a Mexican, I'm like, yeah, if we don't belong then it just feels bad. , we see that playing out across society right now. So yeah,Right so we were talking, you and me were like, hey, I was like hey we should do a podcast together. And we were like, what should we talk about? And I gave you seven things, and at the end I was like, well what about if something comes up? And here we are on election day and you texted me last night and you texted me this story about Tiffany Cross and we'll jump into that. But I mean how can we even jump into that without saying where we are literally today? And I mean you're in Georgia and it feels to me out here in Seattle, Washington, we are very interested in what happens in Georgia.Alethea (07:48):A lot of people are, yes, it feels reminiscent of the 2020 election. Again, all eyes on Georgia, it was very funny, I was getting text as I was going to bed, I'm watching the polling numbers for Georgia from people that don't live here. I said, yeah, I gotta stop, I gotta go to bed. But yeah, it is all eyes I know on us among a few other states as well. But yeah, it's huge. Stacy Abrams running for governor again her race in 2018 was wild. And I still was talking to someone recently and they were like, I was kind of surprised she ran again and I actually read her post this morning, she posted cuz people have asked that question, why would you run again when you have such a public loss? And I love what she talked about, about who she is, where she comes from, her connection to her family when she lost what she did and why she's running again.She has so much purpose, which I love, it's very clear for her. But yeah, it was a wild, 2018 was wild cuz Brian Kemp was the Secretary of state. So he was overseeing the election he was running in which I still to this day am baffled how is that legal ? But it's apparently it's legal here in Georgia. So yeah, we have a significant number of major seats up for election actually. So governor, lieutenant governor, Secretary of State Attorney General, and then the Georgia State Superintendent. And so big things going on here in Georgia. So yeah, big day here and I hope Stacey Abrams wins. I voted for her, I had such a warm feeling and smile on my face and I got to vote for her when I went to vote on Friday. But yeah, it's gonna be ING to see and her social media, it will continue to be a buzz as all eyes are on us today and probably into tomorrow as well.So I know some of the votes actually in one of our counties have until November 14th to get them in because Georgia is one of the many states that passed a voter suppression bill last year and SB 2 0 2. And that bill is very problematic. And one of the things, the issues in that bill, which we saw in one of many ways come out just the other day, which the A C L U got involved was there are over a thousand people in one of the counties that never got their absentee ballots. And they were supposed to because of in the bill, it changed the amount of time that people have to request their absentee ballot and then to get it in. And people, I don't think people knew that. But then what happened was it backed everything up and there's not enough officials to process some of the things.And so in Cobb County they didn't get over a thousand ballots out and so they were supposed to mail them on Friday overnight they did it. So the A C L U got involved, sued Cobb County and won yesterday. And so the ballots went out, I think last night overnighted, but they have until November 14th to get them in. So as I was reading this morning on the so informed Instagram page, every vote matters because of how close on those races are. So I'm be interesting to see how much those votes, while we wait for those to come in, will affect some of the larger things in the stateDanielle (11:07):. Yeah, it's interesting. I think people from around the country get hyper focused on something is something that is happening in another state. And I was just talking to an elder in our community and we have things that matter in our county, in our state that we also need to be, We can't just assume because Seattle's a blue area or Washington's blue that it doesn't matter that we don't vote for instance, there was millions of dollars poured in from out of state to run television ads for a particular conservative candidate and the ad was literally the Democrats have opened the border and two, there's a picture of a two year old getting supposedly killed by Fentanyl and it's because of immigrants. And you're just like, I was telling my friend, I was like, that happened in Washington. And we're like, yeah, that that situation necessarily happened but that the political money pouring in actually happened. , which I think really highlights a lot of why you sent me this article, , because whose voice matters, whose voteWho gets equal air time , who is allowed to say what they think , who's allowed to push conspiracy theories, who's allowed to push voter suppression, and whose voice actually get eliminated from the . So I mean you sent me this article on Tiffany Cross and I'm just curious how you came across it.Alethea (12:40):Yeah, I mean all over social media. So I think it was on Friday Tiffany Cross, she hosted it was called the Cross Connection on msnbc. It was a weekend show and I just open up Instagram and my feed is just filled with people responding and reacting to Tiffany Cross not having being fired or something. And I'm like, wait, what? So look into it some more and find out her contract wasn't renewed but they, MSNBC sever ties with her immediately, which is not common . And so social media obviously is in an uproar. So that's actually how I found out about it. Just some different accounts I follow everyone was talking about it. Tiffany Cross is a black woman for those who don't know. And she held I think a significant spot especially in talking about politics and things of that nature. And so for her contract to not be renewed, but for four days before the midterms for her, immediately her show was just done.It was very problematic. So again, that's how I initially found out about it. I've just been reading quite a bit about it. And I think too, for me as a black woman there Friday was, it was like that happened and then an album dropped where Meg, the stallion was very inappropriately targeted in the album by Drake and 21 Savage. And so I think for me there was also this other layer of, First it was about Meg, the stallion, so that's my social medias and then we find out Tiffany cross' show, she's just done, It's like, hold on, what's happening to black women today? So I think it was also compounded in that nature too. But yeah, that's how I found out about it was the buzz on social media,It's been thinking quite a bit about this over the last few days and it's just such an interesting thing to navigate, I think being a black woman and seeing what happens to black women in media and in public and things of that nature. And so there's this double whammy of what's happening where we're in election season and so it's like black women save us every time. Black women save us. Like, oh my gosh, we gotta get Stacy Abrams in first, black female governor. Black women are, we gotta get 'em out and they're gotta get people voting and we need black women, black women to save us. That's what it's been for the last few years. So you have this happening again now in 2022. And at the same time, black women are being targeted for who they are as people, which is what happened to Meg, the stallion or because of how they show up in a space, which is what happened to Tiffany Cross. And so yeah, it's interesting to watch it. Very problematic to watch it unfold in that sense of, so you want us when it's convenient, but don't do too much . Hey Tiffany, don't be that candid. Don't use that type of language. Be careful of how you say certain things. But we want you to for so you can reach an audience that our network is not reaching. So I looked it up msn nbc, part of the reason they brought on Tiffany Cross she is said, I wrote an article that her audience was 55% female, 35% African American. She was targeting a specific audience. That's part of the reason why MSNBC brought her on. So it was almost like, hey, we know people listen to you and people watch you and so it's going to help us and that's really what we care about, but we don't wanna deal with the heat that comes with that. So we can only handle it for so long. So after a couple years, we'll see you . And I feel like the thing that's very common with black women, it's like, hey, we know people listen to you. We know people follow you. We know that you hold a significant place in society, but we only want part of you. And when we're done with that part we'll throw it out. Move on. And so I feel like again, that's really what happened. I feel like what happened with Tiffany is another example of that which is not uncommon. I feel like for the black experience in particular being a black woman in this country.Danielle (16:50):I mean I read a couple articles and they called her far left. I was like, Oh what Oh, Far left about. And I wondered if they needed to mirror the fact that they're now calling these extreme conservatives. Far . When I started reading what was far left, it really wasn't her views, it was more the way she communicated. Weren't comfortable with her candid observations,She wasn't actually purporting certain ideologies, it was more like observations. So I found that very curious. Did you pick up on that? Yeah.Alethea (17:30):I mean I feel like that again happens all the time. So I think we live in such a polarized society right now that it's the easiest thing to do is to pinpoint people. They're either far right or far left, no in between. It feels like you're, you say one thing that has a tinge of what we deem progressive liberal so far outreaching because it's so counter to what people on the very far side of conservatism would say. You're just deemed you're far left. And I don't think that's a helpful thing to do. And essentially, cuz really look at what you did was, well what's her ideologies? What is it that she is portraying or talking about that would put her in this quote category that people are putting her in their Audi is, well that's not true, but it takes some work. You had to read some things to say, Is that really true?Cuz I don't really know, so let me find out. But we don't know how to do that. We just do a couple clicks. And someone else told me she's far left, so I just gotta believe that she's just as far left person because she had to come back to Tucker Carlson and Megan Kelly and they're far, so she's gotta be far left. And I think that's just pretty sadly very common in our society right now is it's easy to categorize people. And so really no, let's get underneath that. What was she actually doing that you didn't like? didn't like how candid she was? You didn't like that She held a spot on a weekend show, the most watched weekend show, and it was on MSNBC and she's the second most watched weekend cable news show in America. In America on the weekends. People got time on the weekends, they're watching tv.It was the second most watch in all of America in the us. And so what you didn't like was she held a significant place in cable news and you didn't like how she very honestly talked about situations and people. Now was she kind of bra with her some of her wording? Yes, she was. I read some of the stuff that she said like I don't know if I would say that on cable news, but hey, we're different people. But again, it's like, well then where does the standard lie? Because Tucker Carlson can be that brash and be that racist and that sexist, that misogynistic and it's fine because that's just who he is. So it's okay. But if Tiffany does it now, it's a problem. Now we're not gonna renew your contract.Danielle (19:54):Yeah. I just have even a hard time. I'm not, I just feel like Tucker Carlson actually won a lawsuit saying he actually doesn't tell the truth. That's how he won the lawsuit. Right? He's like, Actually you can't be deceived by me cuz I don't tell the truth. So he gets to stay online. It's interesting. It's not interesting. It's not a surprise that he targeted her. And it's also not a surprise that he actually carries that much power. And MSNBC is supposedly more liberal,Alethea (20:29):Supposedly that part. Right? Supposedly there's supposed a close up part, right? Yeah. Yeah. And I think I just had this thought too, when you're making that comment of he win the lawsuit by saying, Hey, I don't sell the truth, but the power that comes with that. So I was reflecting on, as I was prepping to vote, actually last week, I was going back through and actually reading the bill SB 2 0 2 of what the voting laws used to be and what they turned into because of this bill. And then I went through and I was looking at as much research as one can do, right? I'm looking at all the different candidates for all the different things we're voting for here in Georgia. And I found it interesting that several of the Republican candidates voted for SB 2 0 2 and I was like, Help me understand something.If you are certain there was no voter fraud in the state of Georgia in 2020, why do we need to pass a bill to secure voting ? I don't understand that. I'm trying to understand if you are say, I mean people are saying there was no fraud here. Brad. Brad, he was like, I will not overturn the election. I will not find you 11,000 votes cuz it's not true. Our elections are safe and secure. What he said in 2020, why do you need to pass a bill then to tighten up, to tighten up voting rights if there's no fraud? Because even though they were saying we, there's no fraud in Georgia, you still believe the lie that there was fraud in the election. And so part of what you did, Brian Kemp, and the power that he has held as governor is, yeah, he doesn't like me anymore. 45. Okay, that's fine, but I'm gonna pass a bill because I have the power to do that because I wanna make sure I get reelected. Even though I've said, even though I've said there was no fraud, Rod Rothenberger Secretary of State said there was no fraud in our election, but I'm gonna vote for that bill.And so it's again, it's that point that you made of the power that comes with stuff like that and the ability to cling to a lie or just blatantly lie and still win or still have progress forward or still be able to hold your seat . And again, that's very common in our country. I think it's embedded in the very foundation of this nation. And so again, it's not surprising, but again, I think that's the part of the historic part that people wanna overlook is it's still playing out today. You can say, I don't believe a lie, but actually believe a lie by that your actions that you take.Danielle (22:58):And I would even go so far as to say I don't actually think they don't know the truth. I think that's letting people off hook. And I think they know it's a lie and they're like, But the lie feels good to me.So the lie feels so good. And also I actually know my ass is on the line. If we do this legal, I may not get reelected. So I have to find a quote legal way, Votes for me, and to eliminate certain populations from the likelihood that they can vote. Of the things I think Tiffany Cross could highlight, would highlight around this season. And people did not want the spotlight on Georgia, on Seattle, on places where there's inequities. Arizona, I've already theories coming from my own family, I'm like, Lord, have mercy have to mute you. I think they don't wanna hear that. So now you just have sson, right?Alethea (24:04):Yep, yep. I mean that's what, at the end of the day, people, it sounds good initially, but the reality is when you keep talking about it and you keep doing it, it's like, Oh, you actually meant what you said in 2020 that actually mattered two years later, you're still talking about it. Oh, we thought that would pass. So it was a convenience. It makes us look good as a network. It makes us look good to hire someone like Tiffany Cross to bring on a joy read or Simone Sanders. I think about these black women who have been brought on in particular to talk about one, to talk about the reality in part of black people in our country, among other people people of color among other marginalized groups. So they're not just highlighting black people. We're gonna highlight the marginalized communities in our nation because not enough people, Tucker Carlson's not talking about that me.Kelly's not talking about that. They're not talking about that stuff on Fox News. They're not talking about some of those things even on a CNN or something. So because it will increase your viewership, it's a smart move from a business standpoint. It's a smart move. And we have to check our box and say, Look, we're more diverse. We're trying to diversify what we have on cable news. But then you keep talking about it and you keep talking about it and you're like, Wait a second, I don't know where we actually weren't ready for that . And we can't take the heat that comes with that. Because part of what Tiffany was doing in her candidness and her brashness was msnbc, from what I've read, was taking heat because of things that she was saying on air. And they didn't want her to do that. And so at the end of the day, you get to a point where you're like, Well, we don't either like that, or we can't handle the heat that's coming with that.So yeah, we'll let Fox News do whatever they wanna do, but here we're just not gonna do that. We can't handle it. So instead of continuing to work with her and navigate some of that even, I would say let her be who she is as a journalist, as an reporter, whatever spot she's filling and letting her be that and being able to sit in the tension of the heat that's coming with that. Because the reality is, that's part of what is, I feel like as a person of color in this nation is there's going to highlight being a part of a marginalized community. We're gonna highlight the things that people don't wanna see, that people don't wanna talk about, that people don't wanna hear about. Because one, especially, and I can say too in a marginalized group, but part of there's privilege. I also hold, it's uncomfortable , so it's uncomfortable for people.I wonder how uncomfortable it is. People are like, Oh, well there's a black woman that's president at msnbc, you guys are missing the point. It's not just about that , right? It's so much deeper than that. It's so much greater than that. But there's a part of it, it's like it makes me uncomfortable, so I don't wanna deal with my discomfort, so I just remove it. I ignore it. Right? I minimize it. And that's part of, I think what happened with Tiffany too is because of the things that she would talk about. I don't believe it's just in the way that she said it. I don't believe that at all. , right? That that's an excuse to defend a decision. But I think it's because of what she highlighted and what she represented in that space that people outside of MSNBC didn't like it. So then it required MSNBC to do something and they had a choice. We can keep her and deal with it and deal with the tension that comes with that, but we really care about who she's targeting. We want people to engage, We need to talk about this. Or we can do what other people do, other companies, other organizations, other businesses and say, Hey, it was cool for a year or two, but you gotta go. Right,Danielle (27:33):Right. And what's your sense there? She was gaining power. If she didn't have power, that would be no threat, let's say.There's complaints because there's power in her voice. And I think that experience likely, I know that experience, when you begin to use your voice and it carries some weight, then people are like, Oh, I actually didn't want that. Would say something and people will listen.Alethea (28:01):. Yeah. I don't think people realize that that's what comes with giving someone access to a space . And your motive isn't genuine or, and you have deceived yourself to thinking that it is right, or it was genuine, but you did not understand the layers of that or what would come with that. And then it got flipped really quick because you actually weren't ready for that. And so I don't think people realize when you have someone like a Tiffany Cross who's existing in a space where there's not a lot of black women existing, and the Billy for her to use her voice in the way that she does, people are gonna listen to her people. I didn't watch her show, I just don't watch cable news like that. But I've watched clips and things of that nature on social media and I'm like, Man, she got some fireShe got some fire. And as a black woman who I feel like it can engage similarly, I might not be as brash, but I'm candid. I feel like I'm pretty candid. I hold back at times depending on the context, but I feel like I've come more into myself over the last few years. People start listening to you and then the people who are in the power positions above you are like, Wait a second, what's happening?People actually like this. Oh, people are actually supporting her. So now, because you weren't ready for that, because you didn't think about that, and because Tiffany did start getting some power in that space because people were listening to her and people appreciated how she engaged with space, what she talked about, what she sent, what she made central. You have other journalists and reporters bringing heat on msnbc, and it's gonna be hot for a little while. Tiffany's not gonna go away. Someone else will pick her up and she's out. I saw this morning on Instagram, she's out doing her thing, helping people with voting, making sure people are getting out to vote. But when you've got a Latasha Brown founder of Black Widows Matter, a Jemele Hill, a Simone Sanders, a Joy Reed jumping in quick to say stuff, you're gonna feel that. And that's what comes with it.(30:13):When you wanna take that away because you weren't prepared for what that person would represent and what would come with that, that's the consequence of it. But to your point, she was gaining power. I think that cuz people listen to her , it makes sense though. She was reaching a group that wasn't being reached, at least on msnbc. So it makes sense. But if your viewership is up, that means people are engaging for a reason. , you don't just become the second most watch show and all of America if people don't actually care to hear what you have to say.Danielle (30:44):And I think that's the thing, people don't want that powerful group in America to have a voice . And so it's led folks like us or Tiffany to find alternative ways to communicateAnd to go around mainstream media. I mean, you know, think about this liberal organization, and I often think of Seattle when I think of that. It's very similar on the outside. It's like shiny. It's blue. It's like, we got you. And then my friend, this elder in the community was telling me when the clan split in Oregon, the guy that came up to Seattle said, Well now I can just take my hood off and put a suit on. And I was like, that's true, right? Because we have this area, and even in our county where the indigenous lands were taken a close friend of mine had a Japanese family here and their land was taken and they were deported to a camp. And then that land is worth millions of dollars on the water . So whose voices do we remove? What history has been removed? And Tiffany embodies that, right? Yep. You said as a platform. And she embodies so much of that. And she's one particular race from one particular world, majority people's group. And that is scary The truth that she can tell about Florida. I mean, I read it, I won't repeat it here, but I was like, I don't disagree.Alethea (32:16):Hey, the truth doesn't feel good sometimes, but truth is truth. So ,Danielle (32:20):Right? And sometimes I think I felt, when I read that, I was like, man, I wish I would've heard her say it. And I, I'll go back and find the clip just because I think it feels refreshing to hear someone on the other side be candid about all the BS that we have to invest . And I can understand why she was the most watched or second most watched.Alethea (32:42):So , yeah, she said things in a way that maybe validated people, but it was refreshing in a sense of that it was just different. And I think that's been part of it too. I think about some other, a joy read for example, different some differences in how she would communicate compared to Tiffany. But again, people tune in to Joy Reed, Simone Sanders got her own show. So you see again this the diversity of even the black women that represent those spaces. So I think in multiple contexts, it's very refreshing to hear people who are not prioritized, who are not heard from often, who look different and sound different. To hear them talk in a way where you're like, Dang, you said that on cable news.You're actually gonna call it what it is. You're not gonna shy away. I mean, Trevor Noah, I think about him, for example, on a daily show, there's a reason people enjoy watching Trevor Noah is because again, he's gonna talk about things and be honest and be candid about some of those things and say, I mean, this is true. This is what it is. So again, it's not a popular voice from certain people,Danielle (33:56):But let's be clear, she said some of these comments on a separate podcast, and then she was that part Tucker Carlson's out here spewing garbage every single day on the platform.Alethea (34:09):Yeah, I heard that from what I read, the story around MSNBC is that, yeah, that was, I guess the cherry on top that got her contract not renewed was what she's done a podcast separate. Again, people would say, Well, she's representing the network. I hear that. But what I really think it was, was that she did not shy away from saying stuff in response to people like Tucker Carlson and Megan Kelly who would publicly bash her on their shows publicly. They took Tiffany's name and drug it through the mud every single time they could. And so what I think was my opinion is MSNBC didn't like, while Tiffany would engage in that. And part of me is again, hey, people that are being beat down the most in society, we see it happening. But please don't ruffle feathers. Don't say nothing. I understand. I've navigated spaces being in a predo, predominantly white context where I've been told to minimize parts of who I am and not show up fully as I am because the people in the room can't handle it.They don't know what to do with it. You're gonna be viewed a certain way if you X, Y, Z. And so I've minimized parts of who I am to try to be in those spaces without being able to fully be myself. But it's okay for in the predominantly white spaces for the white folks to say and do as they please . And I just gotta take it. Someone's touching my hair, I, I'm just supposed to take it is what I'm told, what I've been told. Well, I'm not gonna do that anymore and I'm not gonna deal with their discomfort. Don't touch my hair. That's part of my body. You didn't ask me something as minor yet. Very significant as an example again. And so I think it was because Tiffany wasn't willing to be used in that way and to be talked about in the ways that she was being talked about.So in her humanity as a human to say, I will not let you talk about me like that. So I am gonna respond to you and you're gonna keep talking about me and I'm gonna keep responding to you. And I know that you think you can just get away with it and do whatever you want. But I'm gonna keep saying it because I am here and I can say it. And I think that's part of MSNBC couldn't handle what was coming back from that because of how she was attacking or responding to other news anchors who were coming for her neck every chance they could get. Which is wild to me. Wild to me, defending her from my understanding, doing nothing, saying nothing, saying, Hey Tucker, chill homie. Stop saying that about Tiffany saying none of that. So you guys expected her to get on the second most watch show in America and not say anything in response to the stuff that's being said about her. Make it make sense.Danielle (36:50):Yeah. I always, I struggle so much with this idea on the small level and on the big level of the bully can do whatever, and you're never supposed to respond. That just for me, it's always a struggle. It's a struggle with how to teach my kids how to deal with it, especially when there's no one to go to that can help them out. It's a struggle with clients I see in a system that's gonna continue to bully them. And I see it here. I know some people are like, Well, you know, just gotta take it like you said. And then at what point are you like, Yo, this is abuse.This is not just like, oh, you know, suck. This is repeated bullying, repeated hard behavior towards someone that's abusive and slandering. And you're right. Where was msnbc? That's their job.Alethea (37:43):. If you don't want her to respond to that, then it's your responsibility to protect your employees . So, because for me, it's like Tiffany is a human before she is any, she's a news anchor before she's a journalist. Yeah. She embodies all of those things. But she is a human first and foremost. And so I'm not saying you get on a cable news show and you just be cussing people out. I'm not saying do that. Okay, lemme be clear about what I'm saying here is she should be able to respond to the vitriol that's being thrown her way, the racism and the misogyny that's being thrown her way, especially as a black woman in a space of journalism and reporting and a news anchor that that's not common. There's not a lot of women of color women, but then women of color in particular and then black women. And so you have to understand the dynamics that are at play there. And to expect her to show up every weekend and not say anything and you not do anything to protect her or have her back. I think they did her dirty. And at the same time I'm like, Tiffany, go somewhere else. Right?Cause you will get picked up. Go somewhere else where you will be supported, where you won't have to show up every weekend and defend yourself because the people that hired you and supposed to have your back. So go somewhere else, girl. Cause you won't get picked up. Go somewhere else.Danielle (39:14):Right? I mean, I don't wanna linger too long on this, but just to even bring up the point of the tack on Paul Pelosi, the kind of rhetoric from Tucker and these other pundits, it's actually violent. Yes. This is not just a racial slur, just anything. This is actually inspiring these nationalists to go and take physical action against other people. I mean, we're talking about mental distress and I'm not invalidating that. But this is physically dangerous for people. And so his attacks are actually inciting violence towards her body, not just that emotional, mentalBut there's the potential, and I'm sure the very real physical threat to her and to people like you and me who walk about and tell the truth. And so I do think that we have to stand for one another and it's important. Yes. Cause the threat is not just, I don't wanna say just, but it is mental emotional, but it also physical threat.Alethea (40:14):Absolutely. Absolutely. I'm so glad you named that too because again, the way of our society is right now, it doesn't take much. You have someone who literally said, You can't say that because I'm telling you, I don't tell the truth. And people are like, And we like watching you and we believe that you, and you just told us you lie. You have to do some crazy mental gymnastics to get to a point of believing someone who literally said, I don't tell the truth. That's wild to me. But because of the way our society is right now, where you're getting stuff, you're hearing so much from we have access to everything, all the sound bites, all the things. And so you're getting this constant leap fed in. And so yeah, Tiffany's having to navigate showing up at work every weekend and saying, Okay, here's what they said about me.Here's what I gotta respond to. Here's what I prep for. While I'm also trying to highlight what people of color in other marginalized communities are navigating in our political season. I gotta hold both. It's already distressing. Now I gotta hold both of these every weekend. And then because of the things that are being said, and we see the attack on Paul Pelosi knowing they were coming for Nancy Pelosi, what happened? They were going to kidnap the governor of Michigan. What? Gretchen Whitmer is that her name. Because of things that were said about her people said, Oh, we're gonna kidnap her. So now her physical body is in danger, right? Because people don't like, cuz she's liberal or progressive and so we need to take some physical action, not just demean her. Cuz it's not enough to do that. It's not enough to get on social media and say some really crazy things about people. We're actually gonna respond in a physical way. And we're seeing that all over when you tell a lie that there's voter fraud and people have believed this lie and internalized it like Georgia and Arizona and some of these other states, people cheated the election. The election was wrong. The results were wrong two years ago, . So you know what? We're actually gonna show up and threaten people at the polls. It happened in Arizona last week. Yep. I'm actually nervous about what it's been like in certain places of Georgia today because of the fear that is stoked by people like a Tucker Carlson and Megan Kelly and others.There's so many other of them. But it turns into not just seeing your point, not just some emotional and mental distress, but it's a physical, I'm now feeling that in my body and I have to leave my job. I'm going to go vote in person because in Georgia it's really hard to vote with your mail in because of the rotor suppression bill. So now, now I really need to go in person. Cause I don't know if you actually get my vote if I mail it in. So now there's more potential harm to me as a black and brown person in the state to show up at the polls. Cause I have no idea what I'm gonna encounter. Because a bunch of people believe there was a lie from two years ago and they wanna incite violence to scare people. It's a whole nother layer. That's why we are, I love the work that you do.And what some of I've been learning over the last year or so is the body work. It's to be connected to our bodies. And I can only imagine what it's been like for Tiffany over the last year with what she's had to endure in a very public way. , you're the second most watched show on the weekend. It's a very public thing. And then you add in social media and all of those things. , I can only imagine what it's been like for her to leave MSNBC every day that she had to go there and just go about her day. Cuz people recognize her. People know her face, they know her voice. They know her name. So there's an added distress to that. We hold in our bodies as women, as people of color in this very crazy, violent society that we live inDanielle (43:58):That breath. I mean honestly. Right? I mean, think over the next weeks we're all gonna be holding our breath And for good reason. I mean, I think what's so telling about Tiffany is just that it could be any of us and it has been any of us in different systems in different places. And actually know that the truth is you don't actually have to be crass You don't have to be radical or far left. You can actually just say, Hey, I think Kitsap County has a racism problem. And people, No. Right. Just what you're talking about with voter suppression in Georgia, you can actually say something small people agree on For dominant culture. And then that can get you canceled or get you in or get you taken away from a position or power or you're an extremist or et cetera.Alethea (45:12):. Yep. That's actually why I wore my stay woke shirt today. Oh yeah, . Cause I, I knew we were gonna be recording, so I had to, even with that, I saw someone on Instagram, Jasmine Holmes the other day talked about how she gets labeled being so woke in her comment section or something when she's highlighting history. She's a history teacher, researcher. That's what she does. And she recite her sources all the things. But she's woke because she said, Hey, don't just listen to this black voice. Let me highlight all these other black voices that talked about slavery. But now I'm woke because I just gave you some history. So we joke there, some of the comments joking about how we take it as a compliment. Now. That's part of, I think what we do too, I think as people of color is we take the things and we have to turn it into some kind of joke or something like that. So we don't take the intensity of that with everything. Cause there's just so much of it. But yeah, it doesn't say, Man, that was racist. Gosh, you're so woke. I hope so. .Danielle (46:32):My night or whatever. So you feel like, what are your takeaways then around this time of year? Or what are the things you hold onto?Alethea (46:44):Good question. I think to answer what do I hold onto? I think for me it's part of it is my faith. My faith is what grounds me. My faith is also what puts me into action. And so when I think about the scriptures, when I think about Jesus embodied, right, walking this earth what did Jesus care about? The poor scriptures saw about the orphan, the poor, the widow, the oppress, the immigrant, the foreigner, the least of these, the poor, All of that's highlighted. And so for me, when I think about election season for me it's helpful as I'm thinking through who, who's running, More and more people are being educated around voting. So I think the more that people are being educated about policy, about what matters in your local and your state and federal, that more people are gonna start wanting to get engaged in policy politics for the good and for the bad.So mindful of that but because we're learning more and understanding more, for me, my faith should move me to action in a way that I am able to hold the complexity of a politician and to know that no one politician stands for. I feel like everything I have conviction around or what I may believe in. So if I hold that view, that means I'm not gonna vote, right? Because I'm gonna be conflicted about every person. And so for me, as I even just went to vote on Friday last day of really voting here in Georgia. I did my research and for me, man, I wanna vote in a way, am I voting in a way that's going to center those who do not hold privilege like I do. When I think about the people here in Georgia, myself included. And so am I voting in a way where I can say that person, I don't agree with Stacy Abrams on every matter.I don't cosign everything just cuz she's a black woman. We don't land in the same place in every way. But for me, with the things that she is going after and wanting to do as governor and the power that holds and who she's working for and her vision, I'm voting for her over Brian Kim . Cause I don't believe Brian Kim has the interest of those who are marginalized in our community. The second, there are two trauma centers in Atlanta. Atlanta Medical Center closed last, I think last week was last day. There's only one trauma center in Atlanta now Kim. And that one had been there forever. And this happened under Brian Kim, where the Atlanta Medical Center is in the old fourth ward. While it is gentrifying, because what city is not being gentrified right now, it's still that population. It was, it's an underserved, it's a lower income, predominantly black area.And that close, that served a significant population of people. Grady is downtown. So now people have to travel a bit further. And so I think about things like that. So Stacey is not perfect. I don't agree with her on every policy and position she holds. But Stacey, to me, I can say as I think about my faith in expressing that there are things that she is going after that I can get behind. And there are things that I can say, I don't agree with her and I can try to hold what does accountability look like? So I feel like for me, reminded that there's a long game here that I can't put all my faith or X one basket type of deal with who wins the election, who does it What does that mean for me? No matter who's elected, there's a responsive for me as a citizen, as a neighbor, as a friend as a follower of Jesus, what do I do tomorrow?What do I do on Thursday? What do I do on Friday? What do I do next week? What do I do in the next four years? Those things matter. So for me, I think for me, what do I hold onto to answer your question is did I do my homework, ? Did I do what I needed to do within my conscious and from where my faith grounding me? Did I act in a way that I can with clarity, say I feel really good about this decision and I can be really clear on don't, I'm not putting any of my value or worth in any political party because I really don't fit in either. And so that's been helpful for me the last few years to understand that. And so how do I live in a way where I vote and yet to say, and also say I don't agree with everything, but there's more here that I can align to than in other spaces.So again, I think for me, my faith is not in a politician or a party. And so I can have clarity around that and some freedom there. And then to know there's a responsibility for me after November 8th and make sure I do that. And I continue to live in that way. So for me is what I feel like I've learned over the last few years in election seasons. There's been so many. I feel like 20 18, 20 20 and 2022. It's like this two year cycle of intense 16, 16, 18, 20 22. This intensity of elections every two years. So I feel like I've learned quite a bit over. I'm a different, I feel like I engage it differently six years later than I did in 2016. Cause there was just so much I didn't know six years ago. And what I put my hope in, what I put my faith in, I feel like it has shifted immensely.And so I engage my civic duty. I posted this morning, I got to meet Mr. George Sally, he's 93 years old. I got to meet him in Selma Montgomery where we were together after our trip in August. And I posted about that this morning on my Instagram. And I said, on election day, I'm reminded of courageous people like George Sally who survived bloody Sunday and March 50 plus miles so that I could live out my right as a citizen and my engage, my civic duty and the privilege I have to vote. I recognize that. And so for me, that's also what I hold onto is as a black woman, I carry a responsibility that my ancestors so many did not get to do when they should have. They had every right as a citizen to vote. And they were not allowed to do that. And while that same is under attack, I still have more access and ability to vote that they did not have that George Sally didn't have in the sixties that he was fighting for.And so for me, I also carry that with me, is to say it matters today, but it matters cuz of who those came before me. And I wanna honor, I honor that. I wanna honor Mr. George Sally, I wanna honor John Lewis from Atlanta. I wanna honor Afeni Lou Hamer. I wanna honor Shirley Chisholm. I wanna honor the black women and black men that are not named that I will never know, but who died trying to exercise their right to vote even in this very state. And so I hold onto that as well. That matters to me immensely. To not minimize that or overlook that in this time. And to know what they were fighting for granted me a right that I should have had. So I need to carry that legacy and say, what is it that I'm gonna continue to fight for so that when I look back, people look back at whatever amount of years, whether my name or not, I'm a part of that continued legacy of fighting for rights that we should have as citizens and just as people. Mm-hmm. ,Danielle (54:13):As I listen, I'm just aware of the way you have a gift of seeing people and their stories and the gift that you have to step in with truth and with honor for your ancestors and the work you're called to do now. And so I'm guessing that that's part of what you're doing with D Ei B . Like I wonder if you can own the B And I feel that in your communication, maybe you don't have the research of the technical term of it, but it is something I experience of you as a person and even in this conversation How do people find you? How do they find your work? How do they know what you're up to? I know you have your own podcast. I've listened to it.Alethea (55:00):. Yeah. Well first Danielle, thanks for Yeah, yeah, thanks. What you just said, that's very meaningful to me and I hold that and I appreciate that a lot. I think it's really important to name things for people that we may not see in ourselves or that I tend to overlook. So I appreciate you. Yeah, just naming that. So thank you. Yeah. I on You can find me on Instagram. I am not on Twitter for good reason now, but I haven't been on Twitter. I haven't been active on Twitter in a year. I took a break when I was on sabbatical last summer, and then when I tiptoed back in I was like, Oh, I don't wanna be here. And so I just deactivated my account though with the new Elon Musk take over and the crap show I'll say. But that has been so, I was like, I don't even want anything represented.So I am no longer on Twitter. I love Twitter, but Twitter is too crazy right now. And I value my piece. So I'm on Instagram Leaf 14 l E A t h 14. That's my IG handle. You can find me on there. That's really where I occupy on social media. I have a TikTok, but I don't post anything public. It's all private. And then I share it from there, . So yeah, you can find me there. And then, yeah Danielle, you just said I cohost a podcast. It's called The Roll Down. It is on, I think, so many different, It's on Apple, Spotify. I didn't even know this, but it's on Google Podcast too. Not many people listen on there, but you can. Yeah, Apple and Spotify, it's there. Season one, we had 18 episodes. I co-host out with Matthew Melindres, one of my dear friends.The roll down we say is a space where people of color to be known and seen and guidance for those in the pursuit of justice. And we are finally, after a long delay we are getting going with recording for season two. So be on the lookout for that. Subscribe, download, all the things. We really appreciate it. The podcast has been such a gift for Matthew and I in ways that we did not anticipate and super encouraging. So we, we've gotten the texts or dms. When are y'all coming back? When are y'all coming back? When can we expect season two? So it's coming, coming finally. I actually have things on my calendar this week to record. So yeah, the roll down podcast, you can find me there too. But yeah, feel free to dme. I like engaging with people. So yeah, y'all can hit me up, but that's where I'm atDanielle (57:28):This person list. I'm like, I want Alicia in my space working with my community, my business. You're doing DEI work. So is that possible through Instagram or is there an email that people should reach out to you for?Alethea (57:41):Yeah, I would say right now just DME on Instagram. That way I can yeah, connect that way. Yeah, because of where I left, I have more freedom to engage in the work that I feel called to do. And so I can doke some contract work, things of that nature. Consulting is something I feel like I'm really gifted at and I love helping people see things that they don't see and move forward in a better way. And to really understand how do you understand yourself as a person and then as a leader. So if you're an individual wanting some stuff or if you're a team, you lead a team and you're just trying like, how do I love my team better? How do I engage these conversations in a way that's meaningful? A lot of DEI work. There's actually a book that just came out today d e I deconstructed that I'm really excited to get to read.I saw her on LinkedIn. Lily Zang I think is, I might be, I probably mispronouncing her last name. Z H E N G I believe. But she is a DEI consultant. She talks about how a lot of DEI work, people don't realize it, significance of it, and they're actually not ready for a lot of what they say they want. And so stuff falls through or they aim for something. And so for me as a consultant, I wanna say, what's, what are you trying to achieve and how do we get there? And then actually follow up and coach people along the way. I love coaching people too. So yes, hire me. I love this type of work. Got some credentials and I'm getting some more and just continue. I think I feel equipped in what I'm doing too. So yeah, hit me up on Instagram and yeah, we can go from there.

The Hartmann Report
WHY DID ONE MILLION MAIL-IN BALLOTS DISAPPEAR IN GEORGIA?

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 58:15


Why was the total number of mail-in votes down so much in Georgia between 2018 and 2022? How can this be explained? How will Brian Kemp's grand jury testimony affect the fate of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate for 2024? Investigative reporter Greg Palast explains. Grace Adcox, polling analyst from Data for Progress reviews the polling revelations from the midterms. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Kemp testifies in Fulton probe; Trump-backed Kari Lake loses AZ; Saturday voting

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 51:05


Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp testifies this morning in the Fulton County probe. Plus, a Trump-backed candidate, Kari Lake, lost her bid to become Arizona's governor. And as the runoff continues, Warnock and allies are challenging a law that disallows Saturday voting after a holiday. The panel: Adam Van Brimmer, @adamvanbrimmer, editor-In-chief of the opinion page, Savannah Morning News Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV's Lawmakers Meg Kinnard, @MegKinnardAP, political and legal affairs reporter, Associated Press Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 4:00 - Gov. Kemp is testifying in the Fulton County probe this morning. 16:00 - Trump-endorsed Kari Lake lost her bid for Arizona governor. What does that mean for the power of Trump's endorsement? 30:00 - The future for 2020's election deniers. 36:00 - Breaking down the runoff for U.S. Senate. 41:00 - The secretary of state's office is closing Saturday voting around a holiday formerly celebrating Robert E. Lee's birthday. 50:00 - The Atlanta Press Club has one final debate scheduled between Walker and Warnock. Please sign up for The GA Today Politics newsletter coming out later this week. https://www.gpb.org/newsletters

Comedy Hype News
Why Stacy Abrams Keeps Losing In Georgia - CH News Show

Comedy Hype News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 26:21


https://www.comedyhype.com - Yesterday the results would come in for the mid-term elections, with Stacy Abrams losing in Georgia to current Governor Brian Kemp. For a new episode of The Comedy Hype News Show, we invite comedian Ian Lara to call-in to promote his new special 'Romantic Comedy' and react to the news with Pierre, Yamaneika Saunders, and Symphony Thompson. Instagram: @ComedyHype & Twitter: @ComedyHype_

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 11th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:40


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, November 11th, 2022. Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have some great weekend plans lined up for you and yours, and does that include getting a club membership on CrossPolitic? Well it should! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoff-walker-hauls-3-million-first-day-new-campaign Georgia Senate runoff: Walker hauls in $3.3 million on first day of new campaign Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker hauled in $3.3 million in fundraising on the first day of his Senate runoff campaign with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Walker’s advisers shared first with Fox News on Thursday. And on Thursday, the campaign raised an additional $1 million before noon. Walker, who finished roughly 35,000 votes behind Warnock out of nearly 4 million votes cast in the Senate election in the battleground state of Georgia, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday, teaming up with conservative Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Canton, a small city about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Walker’s campaign tells Fox News that it plans to be back up on television with an ad later this week. The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%. Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6. Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority. A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of former President Donald Trump, "soft Republicans" and independents to vote in the runoff contest. The source said that it would make sense for Trump and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also extremely popular with conservatives nationwide, to stump with Walker in Georgia in the weeks ahead and added that the campaign is looking into the possibility of making that happen. The source added that GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp may join Walker on the campaign trail as early as next week. Kemp, who comfortably won re-election on Tuesday with an eight-point victory over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 nail-biter, said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," "I feel very good about getting Herschel across the finish line." The rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced Thursday a new $7 million field organizing investment in the Georgia runoff, which the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm says will fund direct voter contact programs, beefing up Warnock’s already "robust" field organizing efforts. Warnock, in a fundraising email to supporters, noted that "Donald Trump, [longtime Senate GOP leader] Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican establishment have spent millions to prop up my opponent, Herschel Walker, and defeat me. And they're about to spend a whole lot more to definitively turn Georgia red." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-arizona-election-results-delayed-until-after-weekend-maricopa-officials-say?utm_campaign=64487 Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races. Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat. Ali Bradley reports, "AZ: Spokesperson for #MaricopaCounty elections tells me the majority of ballots won’t be done being counted until after the weekend. They initially anticipated 95-99% of ballots to be completed by Friday. An historic 290k ballots were dropped off #ElectionDay causing the delay." Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County's tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected. Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process. On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day. According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day. Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-la-drops-charges-against-konnech-ceo-over-storing-data-on-chinese-servers?utm_campaign=64487 LA drops charges against Konnech CEO over storing data on Chinese servers On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech. Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County. In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the "pace of the investigation" and the "potential bias in the presentation" of evidence in the case. "Mr. Yu is an innocent man," said Gary Lincenberg, Yu’s lawyer, adding that "conspiracy theorists" were using the arrest to "further their political agenda." According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities. "The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software," the New York Times reported. Yu and Konnech had been at the center of a lawsuit against True the Vote, alongside leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. The organization said at a conference over the summer that its team had located and downloaded Konnech’s poll worker data from the Chinese servers, and said that it had delivered the data to the FBI. Konnech accused True the Vote of hacking and defamation. The dropping of charges comes just days after Engelbrecht and Phillips were released from jail after refusing to release the name of a confidential informant to judges in the case. According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence. The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the "immense volume of digital data" it has collected in the case. Gascon has faced a recall effort since taking office, with those against Gascon accusing him of being soft on crime. In July, the recall effort had received enough votes to proceed, though in August, it was revealed that they did not in fact have enough signatures, with nearly 90,000 signatures of the 566,857 signatures being from not registered voters and roughly 45,000 were duplicates, according to Los Angeles Magazine. A hearing has been moved up regarding the recall effort and their signatures to December 6, with the group being granted an expedited review of the signatures. After assuming office in December of 2020, Gascon immediately began sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system in the city. Such reforms include ending sentence enhancements, doing away with cash bail, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being tried as an adult, and refusing to work with immigration enforcement officials. Dime Payments Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Now it’s time for my favorite topic, sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/SHOCKER-biological-males-dominate-non-binary-division-in-new-york-city-marathon?utm_campaign=64487 SHOCKER: Biological males dominate 'non-binary' division in New York City Marathon For the second year running, biological males have dominated the non-binary category of the New York City Marathon, and this year, their physical sporting advantage was awarded a cash prize, meaning equal prize money for men and women competing in the event is now a thing of the past. The NYC Marathon made the decision to include a non-binary category for the first time in 2021 but didn’t offer any prize money for the winners. This year, however, the non-profit organization New York Road Runners paid out $9,000 to Jacob Caswell who finished in first place. In response, Mara Yamauchi, a two-time Olympic marathoner, and Robert Johnson, co-founder of LetsRun.com, published an article arguing that gender identity has no place in sport, and that the decision to pay out prize money to the winner of the non-binary category was a mistake and amounts to discrimination against female athletes. “A non-binary category …introduces something which is irrelevant in sport - belief - as a sports category,” they explain in the article. “Other beliefs, such as religion or political affiliation, are as irrelevant as the belief that one is non-binary.” “A non-binary category discriminates against females because males run, on average, about ten percent faster than females…So females in the non-binary category are not competing on a level playing field,” the article continues. The two athletes went on to question what the prize money was rewarding, stating that it clearly wasn’t athletic excellence given that the winner of the non-binary category would have finished in 147th place if competing in the men’s category. The NYRR had intended to pay out $15,000 in prize money but only two non-binary runners managed to finish within the 3:10 cutoff. The article was shared on LetsRun.com and received a significant amount of feedback, with many agreeing that gender identity has no place in sports, while others felt being inclusive was more important than fairness. Johnson posted a statement in the website’s chat forum defending the points made in the article. In response to numerous people asking why he cared, Johnson responded that the truth matters and there “needs to be a respect for objective scientific facts for society to function.”

The Georgia Politics Podcast
Recapping the 2022 Midterm Elections

The Georgia Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 76:39


Welcome to this special episode of The Georgia Politics Podcast where the panel goes over the results of Tuesday night's Midterm Elections. In Georgia, the big takeaways are that incumbent Governor Brian has defeated Stacey Abrams in their 2018 rematch and that incumbent US Senator Raphael Warnock is headed to a December 6th runoff with challenger Herschel Walker. It also looks like Republicans will net +1 in US Congressional seats. In other statewide races, Republicans swept the board, and successfully held their positions of power for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and more. For the state legislature, Democrats net +1 in the State Senate and +3 in the State House. On the show the panel also talk about the influx of money into this year's races, notably for Marcus Flowers, who raised over $20 million in his attempt to unseat Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who ultimately won by over 30 points. Is this further proof that money has a diminishing influence in politics, or something else? Election day turnout was also not what many pundits expected in Georgia, and frankly, across the country, given record breaking early vote totals. What gives? And is Stacey Abrams playbook for turning out low propensity voters officially debunked, or is it still too soon to make a verdict on the strategy? Please Go Away!, Play-Along-At-Home and more on today's special episode! Connect with The Georgia Politics Podcast on Twitter @gapoliticspod Megan Gordon @meganlaneg Preston Thompson @pston3 Hans Appen @hansappen Proud member of the Appen Podcast Network. #gapol

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 11th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:40


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, November 11th, 2022. Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have some great weekend plans lined up for you and yours, and does that include getting a club membership on CrossPolitic? Well it should! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoff-walker-hauls-3-million-first-day-new-campaign Georgia Senate runoff: Walker hauls in $3.3 million on first day of new campaign Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker hauled in $3.3 million in fundraising on the first day of his Senate runoff campaign with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Walker’s advisers shared first with Fox News on Thursday. And on Thursday, the campaign raised an additional $1 million before noon. Walker, who finished roughly 35,000 votes behind Warnock out of nearly 4 million votes cast in the Senate election in the battleground state of Georgia, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday, teaming up with conservative Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Canton, a small city about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Walker’s campaign tells Fox News that it plans to be back up on television with an ad later this week. The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%. Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6. Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority. A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of former President Donald Trump, "soft Republicans" and independents to vote in the runoff contest. The source said that it would make sense for Trump and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also extremely popular with conservatives nationwide, to stump with Walker in Georgia in the weeks ahead and added that the campaign is looking into the possibility of making that happen. The source added that GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp may join Walker on the campaign trail as early as next week. Kemp, who comfortably won re-election on Tuesday with an eight-point victory over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 nail-biter, said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," "I feel very good about getting Herschel across the finish line." The rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced Thursday a new $7 million field organizing investment in the Georgia runoff, which the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm says will fund direct voter contact programs, beefing up Warnock’s already "robust" field organizing efforts. Warnock, in a fundraising email to supporters, noted that "Donald Trump, [longtime Senate GOP leader] Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican establishment have spent millions to prop up my opponent, Herschel Walker, and defeat me. And they're about to spend a whole lot more to definitively turn Georgia red." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-arizona-election-results-delayed-until-after-weekend-maricopa-officials-say?utm_campaign=64487 Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races. Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat. Ali Bradley reports, "AZ: Spokesperson for #MaricopaCounty elections tells me the majority of ballots won’t be done being counted until after the weekend. They initially anticipated 95-99% of ballots to be completed by Friday. An historic 290k ballots were dropped off #ElectionDay causing the delay." Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County's tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected. Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process. On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day. According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day. Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-la-drops-charges-against-konnech-ceo-over-storing-data-on-chinese-servers?utm_campaign=64487 LA drops charges against Konnech CEO over storing data on Chinese servers On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech. Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County. In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the "pace of the investigation" and the "potential bias in the presentation" of evidence in the case. "Mr. Yu is an innocent man," said Gary Lincenberg, Yu’s lawyer, adding that "conspiracy theorists" were using the arrest to "further their political agenda." According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities. "The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software," the New York Times reported. Yu and Konnech had been at the center of a lawsuit against True the Vote, alongside leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. The organization said at a conference over the summer that its team had located and downloaded Konnech’s poll worker data from the Chinese servers, and said that it had delivered the data to the FBI. Konnech accused True the Vote of hacking and defamation. The dropping of charges comes just days after Engelbrecht and Phillips were released from jail after refusing to release the name of a confidential informant to judges in the case. According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence. The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the "immense volume of digital data" it has collected in the case. Gascon has faced a recall effort since taking office, with those against Gascon accusing him of being soft on crime. In July, the recall effort had received enough votes to proceed, though in August, it was revealed that they did not in fact have enough signatures, with nearly 90,000 signatures of the 566,857 signatures being from not registered voters and roughly 45,000 were duplicates, according to Los Angeles Magazine. A hearing has been moved up regarding the recall effort and their signatures to December 6, with the group being granted an expedited review of the signatures. After assuming office in December of 2020, Gascon immediately began sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system in the city. Such reforms include ending sentence enhancements, doing away with cash bail, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being tried as an adult, and refusing to work with immigration enforcement officials. Dime Payments Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Now it’s time for my favorite topic, sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/SHOCKER-biological-males-dominate-non-binary-division-in-new-york-city-marathon?utm_campaign=64487 SHOCKER: Biological males dominate 'non-binary' division in New York City Marathon For the second year running, biological males have dominated the non-binary category of the New York City Marathon, and this year, their physical sporting advantage was awarded a cash prize, meaning equal prize money for men and women competing in the event is now a thing of the past. The NYC Marathon made the decision to include a non-binary category for the first time in 2021 but didn’t offer any prize money for the winners. This year, however, the non-profit organization New York Road Runners paid out $9,000 to Jacob Caswell who finished in first place. In response, Mara Yamauchi, a two-time Olympic marathoner, and Robert Johnson, co-founder of LetsRun.com, published an article arguing that gender identity has no place in sport, and that the decision to pay out prize money to the winner of the non-binary category was a mistake and amounts to discrimination against female athletes. “A non-binary category …introduces something which is irrelevant in sport - belief - as a sports category,” they explain in the article. “Other beliefs, such as religion or political affiliation, are as irrelevant as the belief that one is non-binary.” “A non-binary category discriminates against females because males run, on average, about ten percent faster than females…So females in the non-binary category are not competing on a level playing field,” the article continues. The two athletes went on to question what the prize money was rewarding, stating that it clearly wasn’t athletic excellence given that the winner of the non-binary category would have finished in 147th place if competing in the men’s category. The NYRR had intended to pay out $15,000 in prize money but only two non-binary runners managed to finish within the 3:10 cutoff. The article was shared on LetsRun.com and received a significant amount of feedback, with many agreeing that gender identity has no place in sports, while others felt being inclusive was more important than fairness. Johnson posted a statement in the website’s chat forum defending the points made in the article. In response to numerous people asking why he cared, Johnson responded that the truth matters and there “needs to be a respect for objective scientific facts for society to function.”

The Adult in the Room
VOTOPSY 2022: The Midterms and the Next Steps with Special Guests Chris Queen & J. Christian Adams

The Adult in the Room

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 53:56


Chris Queen & J. Christian Adams join Victoria for a special look at the aftermath of the 2022 midterms, in which the anticipated "red tsunami" failed to materialize. But not all is lost for Republicans, as the midterms also served as the coming-out party for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whose obliteration of former Governor Charlie Crist and the dominance of his endorsed candidates have drawn both excitement from conservative voters and the ire of former President Donald Trump. Plus, discussion about the much smoother election count -- except for Maricopa County, Arizona -- and Brian Kemp's success in Georgia even as football legend Herschel Walker struggles ahead of a December runoff. ***** TOP STORIES Big Layoffs at Facebook Expected as Big Tech's Big Pucker Continues, Thanks to Democrats This Guy Was on the Ballot in Tuesday's Election. He Lost. ***** MORE INFO VictoriaTaft.com Victoria Taft @ PJ Media --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/victoria-taft/support

Cadillac Jack - My Second Act
The 2022 CMA Awards with the Jacks

Cadillac Jack - My Second Act

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 38:42


On today's special episode of The Cadillac Jack – My Second Act podcast, Caddy and Donna sit down to discuss last night's CMA Awards. The 2022 CMA Awards night was hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning and was full of highlights, funny moments and recognitions of artists we lost this year. Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood opened up the night by paying homage to Loretta Lynn. There were definitely some snubs, but for the most part, we think the right folks walked away with the hardware. Listen to Caddy and Donna's takes on their favorite moments! And the winners are… ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Luke Combs SINGLE OF THE YEAR “‘Til You Can't” – Cody Johnson ALBUM OF THE YEAR  “Growin' Up” – Luke Combs SONG OF THE YEAR “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   Lainey Wilson MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Chris Stapleton VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Old Dominion VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brothers Osborne MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR   “‘Til You Can't” – Cody Johnson NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR   Lainey Wilson What was YOUR favorite moment from the awards show? Call or text 770-464-6024 and let us know!

The Pete Kaliner Show
Is Trump 'damaged goods'? (11-10-2022--Hour1)

The Pete Kaliner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 31:50


In a piece at POLITICO, David Siders says former President Donald Trump is damaged goods. Trump is still the dominant figure in the Republican Party, and he'll be the favorite to win the GOP nomination for president if, as expected, he runs again. But Trump's place in the party is far weaker after Tuesday. Truth is, if not for the former president's interventions, the night could have been a lot better for the GOP. Just look at how the most Trump-y candidates fared in states where more traditionalist Republicans were on the same ballot. In Georgia, Herschel Walker was locked in a neck-and-neck contest with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Gov. Brian Kemp, whose resistance to overturning the 2020 results infuriated Trump, easily defeated his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams. In New Hampshire, Republican Don Bolduc lost to Sen. Maggie Hassan in a race that didn't even look close, while Gov. Chris Sununu, who once referred to Trump as “fucking crazy,” cruised to reelection. Trump's preferred candidate in Ohio, J.D. Vance, did better, beating Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan by a comfortable margin in that state's U.S. Senate race. But he came nowhere close to the margin that incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine, a more traditionalist Republican, put up. In Arizona, it was still early, with only about half of the expected vote in. But Kari Lake was running behind Katie Hobbs. Even if she comes back to win, it will be a closer race than political professionals of both parties had predicted had a more traditionalist Republican, Karrin Taylor Robson, made it through. Do you agree that Trump is damaged goods, and is weaker now than he was on Monday?      Get exclusive content here!: https://thepetekalinershow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Into America
These Polls Ain't Loyal

Into America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 31:35


The morning after Election Day, results were still being counted and analyzed from the 2022 midterms. It seemed likely that Republicans would control the House, but without the “red wave” many analysts were predicting. Into America host Trymaine Lee spent Election Day, Tuesday November 8th, in Atlanta, Georgia. He spoke to people who waited in line vote, hoping to make their mark, after Republicans passed new voting restrictions. In that state, voters ultimately decided that incumbent Republican Brian Kemp would stay on as Georgia's governor. Democrat Stacey Abrams conceded late Tuesday night. And the next morning, the Senate race between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Hershel Walker was to too close to call, and headed for run-off. On Wednesday morning, Trymaine Lee sat down with analysts Jason Johnson and Cornell Belcher. They talked about what we know so far, what it all means for Black people, and what the early polls got right (and wrong) about the Black vote. For a transcript, please visit msnbc.com/intoamerica. Follow and share the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, using the handle @intoamericapod.Thoughts? Feedback? Story ideas? Write to us at intoamerica@nbcuni.com.For More:The Ghosts of Midterms PastThe Power of the Black Vote: Creating a New South

Countdown with Keith Olbermann
MURDOCH THROWS "TOXIC TRUMP" UNDER THE BUS AS MILLIONS CHEER 11.10.22

Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 49:09


Episode 74: Countdown With Keith Olbermann A-Block (1:45) Let me tell you what is to come: Trump and DeSantis will both run for the '24 Republican Nomination. When DeSantis wins, Trump will run anyway as an independent, cinching the White House for Biden (or any Democrat) (2:05) The Republican establishment has, overnight, turned on Trump and burned the bridges to him. The front page of Murdoch's New York Post has an illustration of Trump as an egg, atop a wall, and in big block letters: "TRUMPTY DUMPTY" and a column inside nicknames him "Toxic Trump." (7:00) Let's review your doubts: Do you doubt DeSantis will run? You think he made that two-minute miniature Bible Epic movie just to run up the score in Florida? Do you doubt the GOP has bailed? Peter King has just said Trump "should no longer be the face of the Republican Party." (12:10) Now Kevin McCarthy gets to lead an impotent, fractured Republican party in the House with not enough power to crush the crazies but not enough power to impeach Biden, either (11:50) And Trump got them a runoff in Georgia where the 203,000 Georgians who voted for Brian Kemp but did not vote for Herschel Walker are really expected to vote for Walker in the runoff?  B-Block (17:00) EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Spaghetti in Staten Island (18:22) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Glenn Youngkin apologizes to the Pelosis but only after the election is over, and competes with Chris Cillizza and Elon Musk screwing twitter into the ground and threatening to turn your non-blue-checked tweets into junk mail, for the honors. ( 23:14) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: The story of the anniversary of my late beloved puppy Mishu. C-Block (37:02) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL, CONTINUED: The passing of Mishu. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Gallagher Podcast
Midterm Election Results Were Not A Red Tsunami, But Never Give Up On America!

Mike Gallagher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 64:13


Mike breaks down the results so far of the midterm elections. The GOP will likely take control of the House of Representatives and that will stop Joe Biden from pushing through his radical agenda. Biden will be a lame duck President. Despite the midterms not being the red wave we all hoped for, there is still much to celebrate. Stacey Abrams conceded to Brian Kemp who won re-election in Georgia's gubernatorial race. Gov. DeSantis won re-election in Florida. Also, Mike talks to a caller who shares why he thinks the issue of abortion played a major role in why the red tsunami didn't happen. However, we must never give up on fighting for America's future!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 18:28


Good morning ladies and gentleman, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 9th, 2022. The midterm elections are still in full swing in some states, as results are still trickling in… let’s get to the news: As things stand now according to the Associated Press: The GOP leads the democrats with 47-46 seats taken. 51 is needed for majority. In the house, the GOP leads with 199 seats to the democrats 174 seats. 218 seats are needed for majority. In Arizona, currently democrat Katie Hobbs holds a slim lead over Republican Kari Lake, with 66% of the vote reporting. In Oregon, Tina Kotek the democrat, has a slim lead over Republican Christine Drazen, with 67% of the vote reporting… and Drazen for those of you who remembered even had the support of one of the Nike founders. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/11/09/who-will-republicans-hold-accountable-for-tuesday-night-n2615702 Republican Voters Deserve Answers and Accountability There's no way to sugarcoat it — Republicans got bamboozled in the midterms. All the polls that we reported showing Republican candidates surging in the final weeks of their campaigns, the race ratings from the Cook Political Report, and the overconfident statements from GOP leaders were all significantly overly optimistic about what we all watched play out on Tuesday night. There were GOP victories — Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio in Florida, J.D. Vance in Ohio, Ted Budd in North Carolina, Brian Kemp in Georgia, Jen Kiggans in Virginia, to name a few — but conservatives were sold a false bill of goods from the leaders tasked with delivering GOP majorities. Those promising great success in order to consolidate power, in a drapes-measuring move, hoping to land a leadership position in a new Republican majority may be the worst offenders who owe the Republican electorate the most answers. Among them are the leadership of the Republican National Committee, including Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, the chairs of the National Republican Congressional Committee — Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) — and National Republican Senatorial Committee — Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), and the House Republican Leader — Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). In an election year that favored Republicans purely for its timing as the first midterm of the Biden administration, an advantage that should have been helped by a president with chronically underwater approval, inflation above eight percent, surging crime and drug overdose crises, a wide open border, and so many more reasons, there's no reason Republican candidates should have performed as poorly as they did. https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/11/09/breaking-pennsylvania-senate-race-called-n655867 Pennsylvania Senate Race Called for Fetterman Democrat John Fetterman has won the Pennsylvania US senate election against Republican Mehmet Oz. The race ended up close, but Fetterman’s overperformance with blue-collar voters pushed him over the finish line. He will now head to Washington, DC, in January as part of what will almost certainly remain a Democrat-controlled Senate. What else can you say? The Republican Party lost to a man who is not cognitively all there. As Matt Walsh put it: The Republican Party outside of Florida has no message. No discipline. No leadership. No courage to confront the important issues head on. That’s why they’re losing to literally brain damaged candidates. We need a total overhaul. But I think I like Jeff Durbin’s take better: “Our nation won't see meaningful and lasting change apart from Christ through any election. Transformation comes through regeneration and repentance. Hope is in the King and not the legislature. Red without His blood is meaningless. Conservative without Christ is futile.” https://www.axios.com/2022/11/09/nevada-senate-election-results?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_source=twitter Results in Nevada Senate race delayed due to paper ballots Nevada's midterm election results have been delayed, according to local election officials, leaving the state's high-stakes Senate race outcome in the balance as of early Wednesday. Driving the news: Two counties where the vast majority of Nevada voters reside aren't expected to start counting some mail-in ballots until Wednesday, The Nevada Independent reported. In Clark County, a shortage of election workers was causing the delay, while Washoe County received large volumes of mail and drop-off ballots, per the Independent, which spoke to county officials. Nevada state law also allows mail-in ballots to arrive days after Election Day so long as they are postmarked by Nov. 8, per Forbes. Nevada's race is one of four key Senate battlegrounds that remained uncalled early Wednesday. Georgia, Wisconsin and Arizona are also unresolved. What they're saying: "Clark is not counting drop boxes tonight, but, to be clear, we said all along that we would only have some of the results on election night," Jennifer Russell, a spokesperson for the Nevada secretary of state, told NBC News Tuesday. "By law, Nevada counties have until Nov. 12 to receive mail ballots." "We're all used to elections where it was as simple as plugging in USB sticks and running the results," Bethany Drysdale, a spokesperson for Washoe County, told the Reno Gazette Journal. "We can't do that now because there are so many paper ballots. It's going to take longer. This is the new normal for election night." https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/2022-midterm-elections-voting-results-predictions-candidates-updates Key races across the country still being called, House, Senate majorities still up for grabs Georgia Senate results: Warnock, Walker tell supporters to hang tight with race too close to call The United States Senate race in Georgia does not have a clear winner as neither incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock nor his Republican challenger Herschel Walker have claimed an outright majority of the vote so far. As of Wednesday morning, the race is too close to call, according to the Fox News Decision Desk, with more than 3.8 million ballots cast and Warnock leading Walker by approximately 35,000 votes. Warnock holds 49.42% of the vote, with 1,935,464 votes in his favor, and Walker has 48.52% with 1,900,168 votes. Third-party candidate Chase Oliver has 80,895 votes with 97.94% of precincts reporting. Georgia law requires a candidate to surpass 50% of the vote to win an election, and a runoff between the top two vote-getters will be held on Dec. 6 if no candidate meets that requirement. Stacey Abrams, after election loss, vows 'I won’t stop running for a better Georgia' Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams lost to Gov. Brian Kemp for the second time on Tuesday, but indicated that she does not plan on exiting the political arena. Abrams gave a concession speech on Election Night after results showed that she had lost to Kemp in a race that was not particularly close. Abrams famously declined to formally concede to Kemp in 2018 after a narrow defeat, claiming at the time that the election was rigged by voter suppression. This time around, she made no such claim and only looked to the future. Alabama election results: Republican Katie Britt becomes state's first female elected senator Republican Katie Britt has made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama. The self-described 40-year-old "mama on a mission" is projected by Fox News’ Decision Desk to defeat Democrat Will Boyd after, so far, capturing around two thirds of the vote. Republican George Santos flips Democratic House seat in New York Republican George Santos flipped New York’s 3rd Congressional district Wednesday and secured another House seat for the GOP. Santos defeated Democrat Robert Zimmerman, who was vying to fill the Long Island seat after Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi announced he would be retiring to take a stab at New York governor. Suozzi came in a distant third in the Democratic primaries in the governor’s race, but Santos secured his place in Congress by running on cutting taxes, boosting border security and rallying against cashless bail. The Associated Press called the race shortly after 1:30 a.m. once the Republican held a lead of 54.2% of the vote over Zimmerman’s 45.8%, with 90% of the votes already counted. It’s worth noting that Santos is a homosexual… so we need to be praying for his repentance on that front. ‘Squad’ rolls to easy victories in House races Perhaps the worst news of the day… The progressive House members collectively known as the “Squad” easily won reelection in their respective elections on Tuesday. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., were all projected by The Associated Press as winning by wide margins. Bowman, who represents New York's 16th Congressional District comprising parts of the Bronx and Westchester County, had the slimmest margin of victory and yet still was leading 65%-34% against Republican challenger Miriam Flisser, with more than 91% of results reporting. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib were the founding members of the "Squad," who gained notoriety as freshman lawmakers after the 2018 election for pushing the Democratic House conference to the left. Bush and Bowman joined the informal group after winning election in 2020. Westminster Effects: Have a guitarist in your life? Consider giving the gift of musical dominion this Christmas with Westminster Effects. Westminster Effects exists for the glory of God and the tone of his people and features guitar pedals such as the 2716 , the signature pedal of Seth Morrison of Skillet, the Geneva Amp Sim, the Spurgeon Reverb, and the O$teen Di$tortion. Use coupon code FLF all month long for 10 percent off all pedals at westminstereffects.com. Kentucky voters reject constitutional amendment declaring no right to abortion Voters in Republican-leaning Kentucky have rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have denied any right to abortion. The result of Tuesday’s election comes months after the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion in a decision that has led to near-total bans in a dozen states, including in Kentucky. The ballot question had asked Kentuckians if they wanted to amend the constitution to say: "To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion." The outcome highlights a gap between voters and the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature, which added the proposed amendment to the 2022 general election slate a year ago in a move some thought would drive more conservative voters to the polls. While seen as an important win for abortion-rights advocates, the amendment's defeat will have no practical impact on the right to an abortion if a sweeping ban on the procedure approved by lawmakers survives a legal challenge presently before the state Supreme Court. Michigan voters pass measure protecting abortion rights, other pregnancy-related decisions The people of the state of Michigan voted in favor of a new measure that protects abortion and other decisions related to reproduction and pregnancy. Proposal 3 amends the state constitution by adding rights to abortion and contraception. It states that everyone has a "fundamental right to reproductive freedom," defining this as including -- but not being limited to -- "prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care." The measure also allows the state to regulate abortion after the time a fetus becomes viable. The approval of the proposal came months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which gave states the power to protect or ban abortion. The decision in June lead to near-total bans in a dozen states and was a hot topic leading up to the midterms. The passing of the proposal puts a definitive end to a 1931 ban on abortion that had been blocked in court, but could have been reviewed. Opponents to the measure said protecting abortion rights could have far-reaching effects on other laws in the state, such as one requiring parental notification of an abortion for someone under age 18. Legal experts said changes to other laws would only happen if someone sued and won, a process that could take years and has no certainty of success, The Associated Press reported. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute: Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute offers a gap year training program to strengthen the faith and character of young Christian men and women. Their students participate in core worldview classes to learn to think God's thoughts after him and workshops in business and vocational preparation while developing godly habits. Students will grow in understanding and maturity with the aim for them to go out and take dominion over the tasks the Lord calls them. To strengthen churches. To build households. To start businesses. To cultivate excellence. To seek first the kingdom. To be confident in their faith and competent in their labor. Enrollment opens January 2023. Visit them online at cornerstonework.org for more information. Now it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/brooklyn-nets-reportedly-have-6-demands-including-sensitivity-training-that-kyrie-irving-must-meet-in-order-to-be-reinstated/ Brooklyn Nets Reportedly Have 6 Demands Including Sensitivity Training That Kyrie Irving Must Meet In Order To Be Reinstated A new report claims the Brooklyn Nets have at least six demands Kyrie Irving must meet in order for him to be reinstated for the team after they suspended him for sharing a movie link to his Twitter account. Irving was indefinitely suspended after he shared an Amazon link to the film Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America The Movie to his Twitter account. Following the suspension announcement, Irving apologized for sharing the movie link. Now a new report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania claims the Nets have six demands Irving must meet in order to return to the team. Charania wrote on Twitter, “Sources: Nets have delivered Kyrie Irving six items he must complete to return to team: – Apologize/condemn movie – $500K donation to anti-hate causes – Sensitivity training – Antisemitic training – Meet with ADL, Jewish leaders – Meet with Joe Tsai to demonstrate understanding.” It’s unclear how legitimate these demands are given Irving had previously announced in a joint statement with the NBA and the Anti-Defamation League that he would donate $500,000 to the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL rejected Irving’s donation with the organization’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt responding to Irving’s apology. YouTuber Ryan Kinel of Sports Wars reacted to this list of demands and the actions the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA have taken against Irving. WARNING: A few spots of language: Nets Have LIST OF DEMANDS For CANCELLED Kyrie Irving To Return To Team | This Is Crazy-Play 0:00-1:58 That about sums it up…

The Dan Bongino Show
The Most Important Election Night Lessons (Ep 1891)

The Dan Bongino Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 53:06


In this episode, I address the most important Election Day takeaways.  News Picks: Ron DeSantis absolutely destroys Charlie Crist.  Brian Kemp soundly defeats Stacey Abrams. JD Vance steamrolls Tim Ryan. Stacey Abrams and Beto burned millions on massive Election Day losses.  A Virginia Democrat who ran on the January 6th message, looks like she's going to lose. A big win for a southern border district for Monica De la Cruz. Sarah Huckabee Sanders pulls off a big win.  Michigan is called for Whitmer. How the Democrats lost America. Copyright Bongino Inc All Rights Reserved Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Takeaway
Midterm 2022 Recap

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 13:29


All the votes have been cast in Midterms 2022, and many of the results are in.  Florida Republicans are celebrating statewide victories in the elections for Governor and Senate. But outside of the Sunshine state, it's hard to find evidence of a significant "red wave" that many Republicans had hoped for. For the most part, Republican candidates won in Republican districts, and Democrats carried Democratic districts.  The statewide races didn't bring many surprises: Republican JD Vance took Ohio. Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams conceded to Republican governor Brian Kemp. Democrat John Fetterman secured Pennsylvania. And as of Wednesday morning, many of the toss up state-wide races like Wisconsin and Nevada were still up in the air.  We get election takeaways from Joel Payne, Democratic strategist, and CBS News political contributor and Brendan Buck, a partner with the political communications firm, Seven Letter. Brendan was the press secretary for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and former House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan.