In the news for the past two or more weeks are stories of acts of gun violence the country is finally ready to call domestic terror. Domestic terror with guns is the focus of our podcast, and terror using a dirty bomb is the focus of this blog.
Candidates on the debate stage have focused primary on
issues like immigration and heath care, the news is forcing the focus on
Usually coupled with racism, as discussed in our
last episode, on this episode we are looking at gun violence cause by a variety
of other factors.
#theworldasilike is a liberal podcast, but the issues we address should not be. Liberal or conservative everything we discuss in this podcast and blog should concern all Americans.
Today’s podcast is all about the changes happening on the state level (not related to gerrymandering) and the effects of white supremacy. And in our blog we discuss the economy and the coming recession.
The behavior by the president shows his leaning toward white
nationalism. In just a tweet today, he
called on a long prison sentence for a black man in Philadelphia who wounded a number
of cops with an AR 15 riffle.
It was a surprising statement given the president has not been as harsh on the white 20 year old who actually killed people in El Paso, TX. Nor has he called made any more statements on gun control.
On today’s The World As I Like It To Be, we take on conservative and liberal in this podcast. And will be exploring the items to look for in the lead up to the election in 2020.
We focused on the differences between liberal Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on yesterday’s podcast. Just how far are progressive Democrats willing to go to address the issues that plague this nation?
In this episode we continue the conversation including other issues driving the democratic party, this time between moderates and liberals.
Then, we look at the other side of the fence and talk about the issues the Republicans have.
Issues, having less to do with Trump, but more about party loyalty and, what I believe is the main problem, disgust with the increase of spending.
Don’t forget to visit V-TIP.COM for more information on previous episodes.
So here’s a question: why is no one talking about Common Cause v Lewis? This case, already litigated in North Carolina case may be one of the most important since the Supreme Court punted on gerrymandering.
It could also be the map for how democrats win in 2020 and beyond.
We do a bit of a deep dive into the case in this blog, but in the podcast, we discuss some of the factors that could lead to a democratic defeat or win against Donald Trump.
I believe “other factors”, like those outlined by Allan Lichtman a professor at American University, can help predict who will win the next election.
We’ve discussed Mr. Lichtman and his book the 13 keys to the White House in a previous blog/podcast. Properly calculating these thirteen keys or statements,the professor has been able to predicted the outcome of every election since 1980 (he notes with Bush V Gore that the election was stolen).
So unlike what the liberal media or fivethirtyeight.com podcast would like you to believe, monitoring the polling is not what determines the outcome of an election.
Our podcast is not going to check off the 13 keys (we may do that some other time), but instead look at some of the outside factors I think could determine the election.
You can call it TWAILITB’s eight items to watch.
In this episode we begin with everything from infighting between the parties to a new organization trying to empower and get out the African American vote.
In addition, we debate the difference between Warren and Sanders (and how I have come to understand the dislike many democrats have with the senator from Vermont).
So in honor of the 13 keys, we have the 8 items. Let’s begin:
Toady’s show we had planned on talking about the 2020 candidates and night one of the second debate but then two crazy white dudes went to El Paso and Dayton and decided to kill people.
In El Paso, TX the mass murderer was captured after killing, what now appears to be, 22 people and injuring dozens. He left an online screed on a forum for racists that said the killings were to stop the Mexican invasion.
Thirteen hours later in Dayton, OH another sick individual decided to carry out his own shooting. This time he killed his sister and 9 others.
The only reason the body count wasn’t higher is that police were on the scene within minutes, if not less than a minute at the start of the shooting.
In this case, the mass murderer was killed. Note: I will not type the name or mention the name of the killers unless and until it is absolutely necessary if at all.
We will revisit these issues when we discuss the state of the race, but the focus on today’s show is the 2020 primary debate. What do the candidates say about gun violence? Listen below and as always check out previous episodes at V-TIP.COM.