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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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S3E24: ABC 2020 Pre debate podcast continued

The ABC News 2020 Democratic debate is this Thursday and we at The World As I Like It To Be podcast will be focusing the next few episodes on the debate.

We continue our pre debate podcast and 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.

First up is New Jersey senator Cory Booker,  California senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.

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S3E23:ABC 2020 Pre Debate Podcast

The ABC News 2020 Democratic debate is this Thursday and we at The World As I Like It To Be podcast will be focusing the next few episode on the debate.

In our pre debate podcast 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.

First up is Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, then former housing secretary, Julián Castro and Former Representative of Texas Beto O’Rourke.

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S3E19a: Common cause v Lewis the verdict

In our previous blog we discussed Common Cause v Lewis, one of the most important cases for Democrats as 2020 approaches.   

As a brief recap, North Carolina’s Republican Party in 2017 drew district maps in order to ensure they held political power in every election no matter how many votes were casted for the opposing party.  

This episode of American Swap articulates the problem nicely:

The Democrats appealed to the federal courts sided with them, striking down the 2017 maps.   The Republicans appealed to the US Supreme Court.

This summer the Roberts court famously ruled 5-4 against all cases involving the federal courts and gerrymandering. The chief justice’s shocking ruling states, in part:

“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts…”

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S3E21:2020 Elec: dirty bomb and domestic terror

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 domestic terror.

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.

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S3E21:2020 elec: voters purged & IT’S the recession stupid

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.

And the president is having a down ballot effect as a self identified white nationalist and Trump supporter stated on Facebook he was going to challenge freshmen African American congresswoman Lucy McBath in Georgia.

Republicans in the district were successful in getting him to exit the race.

On today’s podcast, I highlight MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow at the top and Jason Johnson at the middle of the episode for some spot on remarks:

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S3E20:2020 ELEC: LIBERAL DEMS v dems on TODAY’S PODCAST

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.

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