S3E34: democratic debate: a review

On today’s podcast we finally talk about the democratic debate held Tuesday on CNN. All the pundits, pontificators and news people have had their say, and now it’s my turn.

Topics include impeachment, medicare for all, jobs and the wealth tax.

There are issues with:

  • Warren and her inability to counter attack. 
  • What appears to be a slowing down of Joe Biden.  
  • Sen. Klobuchar and Mayor Pete’s lame health care plans and finally
  • Tulsi Gabbard’s bizarre answers to questions.

Those who shone, were Julian Castro and Andrew Yang.  The latter seemed to finally wake up and realize you can cut people off and you can grab the mic for yourself.   I was happy to see that.

Everyone else, Harris, Booker, ORourke and new comer Steyer, were just background noise. 

Take a listen to part one here:

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S3E33:impeachment, syria and RIP Rep Cummings

On the podcast we discuss impeachment, Donald Trump, Syria, Shepard Smith leaving Fox and the death of Atatiana Johnson.

Our coverage of the debate will occur tomorrow, Friday Oct 18 and/or Saturday Oct 19.

As the democrats debated, the news quickly swung back to Donald Trump, yesterday (one could be forgiven if they forgot there was a debate). 

Nothing appears to be more damaging to the President and his base then his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

An attempt by speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to meet with Trump yesterday to discuss the plan going forward, devolved into what the speaker and minority leader Schumer called a “meltdown”.   

Meanwhile impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill has had more and more people come in and testify and things are looking worse and worse everyday.

What’s going on with Trump?  How bad is this for the Republicans?  Is the pressure is getting to the commander in chief?

Listen to our thoughts here:

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S3E32: 2020 Debate. All eyez on warren

On The World As I Like It To Be podcast we discuss what to expect for the debate this evening.  The debate will be on CNN 8pm EST.

For the first time we will have a single night with 12 candidates.  They are:

Biden,  Warren, Sander, Buttigieg, Harris, Yang, Booker, O’Rourke, Steyer (new comer), Klobuchar, Castro and Gabbard (returning).

Everyone is going to want see how Bernie holds up after having a stent put in after a heart attack.  Is the pace of the campaign getting to him?

Elizabeth Warren has risen in the polls.  According to the Hill she enters the debate with momentum.  Will she leave the same way?

Listen to our view on what to look for tonight, right here:

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S3E31:The Amber Guyger case and DaY One

On today’s podcast the World As I Like It to Be, we discuss the Amber Guyger case and the day one agenda.  

As for the Amber Guyger case, the former police officer’s case ended over the weekend with a guilty verdict and a sentence of 10 years for the killing of Botham Jean.

Jean, an African American man, was resting in his apartment when Amber Guyger entered, shot and killed him. 

As can be heard in the  911 recording, Guyger thought she was in her own apartment at the  time of the shooting and that Jean was an intruder.

Denise from California and I have some strong opinions about this heart breaking case.

And finally the day one agenda.  Listeners can hear the full episode of the Majority Report, and Sam Seder’s interview with David Dayen. Just look for episode 2184.

Is the day one agenda viable for a president Warren or Sanders?  What could possibly go wrong?  We are all democrats, aren’t we?

Listen to why I am skeptical here:

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S3E30: Impeachment and The President

On today’s show we tackle the all important questions of impeachment.  Will Donald Trump become the 4th president in American history  to face impeachment?

What does his base have to do with it and where are the polls?

And, importantly, where are the Republicans and the Democrats?

I have some surprising opinions about both parties when it comes to the two parties.

Take a listen:

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S3E28: joe biden: The white moderate democrat

In today’s episode of The World As I Like It To Be podcast, we discuss Joe Biden, the white moderate democrat and race.

Our post ABC News 2020 Democratic debate review is now complete.   Denise from California and I have watched the debate and extracted the most important moments and analyzed them from a political point of view.

Yesterday was the debate over guns, Trump tariffs and Afghanistan policy.  In this final debate episode we analyze the disturbing statements made by Joe Biden.

The former vice president was confronted with past statements he made on race. I want to remind listeners and readers of this blog that we have discussed racism here on a number of occasions as well as on the podcast.

We’ve been here before

You can go back as far as this post from last year where we discuss how the New York City Police Department, by accident, developed sensitivity training. 

Then we discussed the four P’s of racism where I provide links to the profound documentary “The Eye Of The Storm” here.   

But only a few months ago, we discussed racism in Brooklyn’s 66th precinct and the exploitation of women.   

And just a few days ago Saturday Night Live hired, then fired a comic for past racist jokes.  The storied comedy sketch show said they were unaware of his past offensive jokes.

How does all this tie into today’s podcast?  Take a listen:

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S3E27:ABC News post debate: Guns, tariffs and more

Our post ABC News 2020 Democratic debate review continues. 

We at The World As I Like It To Be podcast have watched the debate and extracted the most important moments and analyzed them from a political point of view.

With me is Denise from California.

Yesterday was healtcare. The debate over guns, Trump tariffs and Afghanistan policy is our topic for today. 

Bernie Sanders took swipes at Joe Biden, substantive changes from current policy were announced, but I saw two problems. 

One for Elizabeth Warren and one for the democrats in general during the debate.

Take a listen:

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S3E26: ABC News post debate: healthcare

This is our post ABC News 2020 Democratic debate review. 

We at The World As I Like It To Be podcast have watched the debate and extracted the most important stories, from a political point of view, from the broadcast last Thursday.

With me is Denise from California.

The debate got fiery and testy but was ultimately informative. It became clear early on where the two sides of this debate stand when it comes to health care. 

Biden came in swinging and Sanders swung more.

Listen:

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S3E25: ABC 2020 PRE DEBATE PODCAST finale

This is the last podcast for the pre ABC News 2020 Democratic debate.  The debate will air for three hours this Thursday and we at The World As I Like It To Be podcast will be watching from 8 to 11pm est. 

Expect to find the post debate podcast over the weekend (tbd).

In today’s extra long, jam packed episode we focus on the top issues each candidate is running on and if it is a winning or losing position.

With me is Denise from California.

The top three are the final three in our podcast review.  They are Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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