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rights of minority populations were protected. when it first started, it was not looking at racial minorities but ethnic minorities and religious minorities which is something the founders had in mind. course of that for centuries we have had our nation, we have seen the court step in and check the government from infringing on the rights of minorities in most instances. there has been brown versus board of education and many other places where the court steps in and be the ultimate arbitrator. it's aptly critical we have a full-court and it is ready to rule on the day and we have some important cases coming up that impact civil rights. i think that is critical and we believe it's important to do this but not for some reasons. supposed to be listened. it supposed to be independent of the government. it supposed to be an independent judiciary looking at the constitution and the laws being
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passed and protecting the rights of the minority populations against the majority. you mentioned some of the supreme court cases that could affect immigrants in this country and one of them is united states versus texas. here's a summary of the case -- do you have a concern about how the death of justice scalia might in fact the future of the
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executive order an immigration? guest: we are concerned about the case but even with justi the corner,tting in i believe the court would rule in our favor of it presidents do have the authority to determine which immigrants to pursue in terms of setting priorities in life are spent. it's not just her with obama but dissidents all the way from reagan forward. this is not something that has been in doubt with the judicial history. -- justiceohn of scalia there, we expect to have the majority of those in court ruling in our favor. there,t that he is not it will bring you just one more vote in our favor. host: you say the organization is not a sin. latino voters have supported democratic candidates. what are some of the issues that
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you see as being most important this electorate in this election? guest: latinos are looking for the same opportunities all americans are the they want great education, chance at a great job, they want to help the economy so incomes are rising and they want to see good health care. it's the same things that other americans have it the unique circumstances they face are the immigrant situation. not an emigrant yourself, you may have a relative who is. us is theocus for same bread-and-butter issues that all americans have to face. want to make sure we increase opportunity because this is a very aspirational community that wants to live the american dream. they are willing to work hard they are willing to pursue all the opportunities but it's been for the opportunities to be thee that when they look at
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different presidential candidates and platforms, they are looking for a candidate that talks about opportunity and what they will do to make sure those opportunities are there in host: let's get our viewers to weigh in. on a republican, democrat, republican line and a special line for latino voters. marie is from minnesota on the democratic line. caller: hello? host: you're on the air. caller: thank you. i would like to ask you a very important question. stand ontly is your illegals coming to this country and they cross the border illegally. i am a mexican. i'm an american born mexican. my father and mother came from
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, and guest butre come i ended up being an orphan. i want your stand exactly. why is it we have to have illegals take to dent over illegal immigrants? -- take accident over illegal - dent over illegal aliens? why is it we cannot come together as a nation with mexico improving the mexican economy. come on, please. . want my culture back i want to know how the mexican people in mexico. i could care less about how the united states has handled it. i want my culture back. all, what's of is toant to emphasize illegal immigration to the
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united states but we want to ensure our legal immigration system works properly. that's an important concern. days, we allowed as many immigrants to come to the shores as possible. they would be citizens immediately. environment, there is drastic restrictions on the amount of legal immigrants allowed. if you are a mexican american today in you don't have a family relative or sponsor you, it's impossible to come to the united states legally. many americans don't understand that someone want to create a legal process to come here to meet the needs of our economy and make folks don't have to come in on documented. there are some -- there are only so many folks we can absorb the we have not come close to those limits. have fear of immigrants are studying these arbitrary limits that are so low that it does not help our economy and we end up in a situation where we are today
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where we have 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. and payingrking hard taxes but they cannot receive the benefits. they should not have had to come illegally in the first place a let's fix our broken immigration system and make sure have a legal process. we have to make sure we have limits. we're not begun to the needs of the economy are the this is a big country with plenty of room. when you make sure -- we need to make sure that there is a and there do this must be a limit to the number of folks who can come here. when most people came to the country, there were no limits and now there are hard limits, more than there have ever been and is typical for folks to come here legally in the first place.
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if you want to follow the law, you have to pay legal path for them to come here. there are desperate and have no other option. next as the republican line, go ahead with your question. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] i was raised in california with spanish mexicans and they were independent, strong families. they were not any problem to society. they came to work on the crop the men went back home and they were in control of the border and were in control of going in and out of the country. now, it seems there is no control and mexico lets them come from south america retro their country through our borders.
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leaders haveour let it go and not taking care of the problem. marco rubio went out there and has tried. now is running for president and it looks like he's got the right plan and will fix the border and take care of the situation and then do with the people that are here. that makes common sense. liberals that just want to borders and that kind of thing, they are not thinking about the rest of the country. they are thinking about their philosophy and that kind of has got this young man more smarts than any of them that are running. we don't need donald trump. we need this young man. he's got his eye to the future. let him have a chance. andg people get behind him will get this cut straight and
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out. liberal pay, it ate never going to be straightened out. you can i keep giving to: expect them to get a hold of their lives in the strong, independent people that work for all of us. right, how has the candidacy of marco rubio and ted cruz as well resonated with latino voters? it's encouraging to see latinos competing very well at the national stage. it's something we have talked or 40 years into the arms of the first latino president take office. we are closer to that day than we have ever been. there are some concerns especially with mr. cruz as far as the positions he has on immigration amongst the latino population.
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they will not just focus on ethnicity. they will look at where the candidates stand on the issues and how can i make sure those issues line up with their interests. the candidates have to be more than just the latino can they've got to respond to the issues the community is concerned about. i would agree with the caller that donald trump is a negative force. regardless of where you stand on the issues, he is something that is of huge concern to the latino communities because he goes after them specifically. he has alcohol they hope into people very derogatory names, rapists, murderers, drug dealers and criminals. it's not just the people do that but he said the entire mexican american community is like that. that is a serious problem for anyone running for office. we see him as an incredible threat.
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there are a lot of good all potatoes. i hope not just latinos to away from that type of rhetoric but the entire country realizes that for what it is. is donald trump or the anti-donald trump sentiment a galvanizing force among latinos in terms of getting the population to out and vote? guest: it absolutely is. latinos tend to vote democratic they don't necessarily do that because they want to be democratic but people like donald trump them away from the republican party. for someonevote like that when he calls your community the derogatory names. he lines up in a very negative way. as long as the republican party has people like that, they will be driving latino voters away and driving toward driving them toward the democratic candidates. the republican party has to get
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control of people like donald trump and make sure they are not driving latinos away from the party. latino voters would move back toward the republican party because they are hard-working. republican issues of people to latino voters and they have a better shot of more latino voters. host: this chart from the research center shows that democratic affiliation among hispanics has leveled off in recent years from a high of 70% to now just about 60% in 2014. thewhile, affiliates of republican party, while lower than that, the affiliation is gaining ground from 20% in 2010 or so to 27% in 2014. affiliation with republican party is rising even as the
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democratic party is leveling off in there is room for republicans to gain traction in that community. the independent line is next. good morning to you. caller: good morning. i have to agree with maria. i would like my culture back. i'm not latino. i would like to go into the gross store and government a shopping center and walked down the street and not hear spanish. we are in american english country could unfortunately, the latinos in particular refuse, absolutely 100% refuse to speak english. if you are italian, polish, whenever country, you proud to speak the english language. you might speak your foreign
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language in your home with your parents to keep culture but when you walked out on the street, you spoke english. host: all right, your response? guest: this is a canard that's get after the latino community. they are learning english faster than any other immigrant ofulation in the history this country did it usually takes two generations bee. the other at the miss the generations. of englishtion rate has speeded up and we teach english classes at our technology centers across the country. we've got overflow capacity with people trying to get into classes and we cannot that them all. they have to wait six month to take a class in english. the community is trying to learn english of that has not been the issue. speak tortant to
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languages. it's a global economy and we are dealing with countries all over the world and a second language in as that. it's important for all americans. we are dealing with europe and the far east and rush family's different nations that we have to be able to click a with them as well. is last thing you want to do encourage americans to be stupid and learn one language and not try to learn a second one. unfortunately, there are people advocating for that. i think it's a shame. the rest of the world understands this. they are all learning multiple languages. in the united states, we to -- we try to dumb ourselves down and i think that's a shame. up is the democratic line, washington, d.c. you are on the air. to doug fromon battle creek, michigan, on the republican line. hi, how are you doing,
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great to be on your show. i have been in politics before i was able to vote. one of the first presidents of the hand of was richard milhouse next and. nixon. - that my dad was going to vote for him and i said i think my dad is a democrat. he gave me a sour look but i still like the guy. family, we have spent, indian, american indian, and we have filipino all mixed together so we were never raised in any sort of -- with any sort of racial views toward other people. to detroitoduced us
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which was a melting pot. you have the jewish culture there you have to know a few .ebrew words to say shalom and the type of thing he grew up with and to us was to be sympathetic, understanding, and open-minded and what is going on around you. was that no one is right just because of their race. i consider myself a republican. i was told i am an eisenhower republican a long time ago. then i was told i was a moderate republican and then i've been told i was a liberal the i don't know where i stand. my understanding of the issues
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varies greatly on each subject to i don't fit into anyone pretty but i still consider myself a republican because are the -- those are the most issues i feel strongly about. we've got a problem with puerto rico, thousands of people from they are coming here and that's u.s. territory. they are all u.s. citizens. they are not crossing the border illegally you our government used to take care of that. they were taken advantage of by wall street. now, you are losing their out of their check and it's going straight in the pit of wall street of these debts to the government -- that the government owes. something needs to be done there. let's grab one more caller.
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that will be from san antonio, texas on the democratic line. the woman that called that said that will need to learn english. my mother was first-generation and i am second-generation and i would bet i speak better english than her and i would bet my mother does, too. , thising about the border myth about the forest border, -- is notous border, this true. more people are leaving the united states than coming here. that includes mexicans. i don't understand why this continues. nobody challenges this. i have cousins that live in lrio and they are among the safest cities in the u.s. and i continue to hear help order towns are dangerous.
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they say this mexican immigrants flowing over illegally. this continues to be traded and nobody challenges it host: all right. guest: on the issue of puerto rico, it's a serious problem. is an example of me to come together as a country and do something about it. the puerto rico debt crisis cannot be solved by itself which is clear to everyone. the house has promised to hold hearings and do something about it but they have not done anything about it. the longer we wait, the worse it gets. is right that missions are being rated and other problems are happening and pandora leaving the country. it's often the folks who have the most opportunity in terms of .he highest level --y are leaving draco leaving the rico can it's him and to step in and solve the
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problem and i'm sure there could be some austerity measures put in place or some type of control board for the island. the important thing is to do some thing about it and this should be a partisan issue -- a nonpartisan issue. on the issue of the mexican border having migration, it's not true good there is met zero migration. more people are leaving them coming. of where themple rhetoric does not match reality. orders and donald trump filmed a paper in india anywhere near the united states in order to show people streaming across the border. it was not even here where it's not happening. we have increased border enforcement. we have quadrupled the spending on border enforcement. we've got drones and all kinds of enforcement. that migration to the united states is less than zero. that story occur because we do not have orders.
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elsemarco rubio and anyone says have to take control the borders, that's done, so let's talk about immigration. rico,going back to puerto you say you see an increase of reagan's living within the u.s.. do you expect that to have any impact on the elections? any impact on senate elections on the presidential race? absolutely, when you look at the greek and community, they are citizens and to register to vote. there is an effort to register voters in florida. that is a very growing the increase in latino voters can have a huge in florida and i think that
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something to watch the upcoming election. from fitchburg, massachusetts, independent line, go ahead. i watch andy time immigration debate on c-span, it's all spanish people talking. nobody else is talking. they have the spanish chamber of commerce and we have this guy here. he says we should let people come in this country could use to let people come into the country when they are giving away land a man at doing that anymore. can puerto rico, people come from there and come into this country. they just need an id. they have 50 million in this country on work visas to they say there is no jobs or uneducated people in the system is corrupt. right on to give us your
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background. i believe you've been at the league of united latin american citizens since 1988? guest: yes, i graduated from dartmouth and claim -- and came to work for them. i am not latino. people oftant for non-latino heritage to start caring about the issues that are impacting latino communities. the latino population is the fastest-growing in this country. tieduture as a nation is to the latino population's success. if we don't worry of doubt it has non-latinos, that's to our detriment. our future nation will be hobbled in the success we will have in the future being held back. it's important for all americans, to worry about the concerns of the latino community. if help this community do well
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and be successful in live that american dream, our future as a nation is secure. try tontionally hold it back and take away benefits because they happen to be immigrants or latino, we are cutting off her nose to spite our face. that's the important lesson here. we all lose when you potentially hurt a significant population this country especially one that is as fast-growing as the latino population. we also exceeded we hope that population do well. let's increase opportunity for everyone and help those who have the most obstacles before them. please, don't intentionally roadblocks by sabotaging public schools were trying to say people cannot get legal visas there are here working hard anyway it will need to help the community rather than hold them back. host: next call is from the republican line from nebraska. all, you keepof
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putting the number 11 million. that number is probably triple what has come across under this administration. you know that, everyone else does. least 30 got to be at million people here illegally. if only built on wall and i do support a wall, and implemented all the laws we have on the 40% over stays on honesty, ahich, in person here is on a visa that is educational, i was most certainly start penalizing the universities and find them you find the university foreign
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overstay and you would not have that 40% of immigrants overstaying their educational visas. i spent the years and during core. i served with mexicans that were not legal. or maybe they were not american. that's a shame. the politicians could not get it right. that is not right. by them self, i would not kick out young kids brought here by their parents because of our politicians. or youyou got a felony have a time against you, you have to go. i appreciate c-span. all, he says he is a republican and you need to remember what republican stand
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for. for us up to stand individual liberty and less government. yet, when we talk about immigrants, he wants more, he wants walls and immigration of enforcement and try to limit the ability of folks to have their personal freedom. i think that runs contrary to the republican message. their message should be that we and do maximize freedom things to limit that freedom when it makes sense to you our economy really needs workers. both come in, they contribute a lot of things. 40% of our food is by immigrant workers a lot of our housing is built by immigrant workers in or your go to daycare family does not want to take the state provides for you.
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immigrant workers are the ones often they give you the things to really need we have recognize that they contribute to the economy entered the hard work. let's give them the same opportunity that is a magicians had before. reallywhat maximum print means. it's important to be consistent when you say you believe in freedom and applying that all people, not just like yourself. host: the latino population in the united states is typically young. there is an art -- a large number of millennials. youthrnout amongst latino is particularly low compared to other groups. another chart shows that among what -- among millennial's, 37.8% are those who say they have voted compared to more than white millennial's.
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why is this group not as politically engaged as others. what are you doing to try to change that. there is active efforts to that use of latino voters by such as ids that are difficult to get for to make itd they try harder for groups like ours to register voters and getting different walls. you have to be trained in every county in texas in order to register voters there. in florida, you have to turn in the voter registration cards within 20 four hours. there are efforts to make it more difficult to vote but other reason is that often times, young latinos don't look at the american political system. they believe in response to their interests and relevant to them. if you have been following some of the debates, like the one in
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south carolina, you can easily see how that would be the case where they tune that out of don't feel that a something they want to be part of. it's relevance as well. latinoed about rico that -- is a vision is 85-90%. when they come to the united states, it dropped down so the question is, why? three cano, you get politicians engaging the kinsey and the united states don't have --t many latino population officeholders. you have to be engaged. the more important it is to get involved if you want to change things. we are working in 28 different states across the country going torture door and doing mailing campaigns and getting phone calls.
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shopping centers and community fairs and festivals registering voters because we think this is critical to explain to our community how important it is. we don't care who they vote for but we hope they are involved and engaged. host: we will try to get in a few more callers. carlos, in columbia, maryland, go ahead. caller: good evening. i am a latino and came here was 13 years old. my plans brought me here. citizen.a i have a work permit that was given to me. currently, i am a student at the i'mersity of maryland in working toward an associates degree in engineering. country has made it very
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difficult for me to go to school. i have been in school since middle school. i just feel very offended by the way the law treats us and is not giving us the respect we deserve . this is not really our fault. can say is i'm sorry for being an immigrant, it's not my fault, i happen to be caught up in this situation it in makes it difficult for a family. host: thank you. andt: thanks for calling in i think it's important to understand that here's a person that despite the obstacles put in his way a still pursuing his education opportunities. he will be an engineer with need. it's the most in demand occupation in this country.
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he is frustrated because all these obstacles are being in his way to hold them back. that is the real problem we have. urging carlos on and helping him in making sure he has the good education and gets a great job in tribute to our economy. if he succeeds in macro for benefit from the results. useead, we kind of mean-spiritedness and spiteful mess. racial or ethnic prejudice against people like .im to we should be working to try to help carlos. there are millions of them that are out there that need the kind of support we can provide and and securee enhance
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the future of our country if hinchcliffe people like carl is our successful. host: >> coming up in just under 25 minutes, donald trump holds a news conference where -- in south carolina, where he is shown to have a 17 point lead. also coming up shortly, susan rice and the deputy national security advisor at today's white house briefing. we will have that life when it starts at about 3:30 eastern here on c-span. more row to the white house coverage live at 6 p.m. -- we will have a rally with jeb bush who will be joined by his mother, former president george on c-span.e until the start of the news conference, a portion of today's "washington journal" on the changing republican party.
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our guest now is matt lewis, the author of two them to fail. b to fail. he is the cohost of the dmv show. he is also a cnn political commentator. thank you for joining us this money. this is the book "too dumb to -- thank you for joining us this morning. guest: somebody says something dumb or crazy or controversial in the republic and primary, they go up in the polls. that is what too dumb to fail is. it harkens to the too big to book appeared in both cases, you have these perverse incentives. you had financial institutions who took risks that we the people ended up picking up the bill for. we have a similar phenomenon taking place in politics right now where you have politicians and pundits who do or say things
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that have perverse incentives. it helps them individually, they go up in the polls, they sell more books, to get more buzz. collectively, it hurts the republican party and conservative movement. speak.laying out as we right now, there is a big debate in washington over whether or not the senate should move forward and confirming and giving a hearing to whoever president obama nominates to fill the vacant supreme court seat. what do you think should happen? what do you think is going to happen? where this is a case i am a be playing against -- my book is against the current conservative movement and a publican party. i think what we are engaged in now is incredibly important. conservative movement and republican party.
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tend to nominate justices who are more conservative. i don't think it is anything flippant about being careful about who the next justice is. this is a lifetime appointment. republicans have a legitimate case to make when they say we have a lame-duck president, it is a lifetime appointment and the senate does -- is part of this process. would it have been better had they feigned an interest in cooperation? would it have been or if they said we don't know who president obama -- maybe he will nominate orrin hatch. we will have to wait and see. that might have been a better political move. the problem is the conservative base doesn't trust the republican leadership enough to give them enough rope to feign
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interest and cooperation and play the game. mitch mcconnell had to immediately come out and telegraph the fact that they were going to reflexively oppose any nominee. host: i want to read a little bit from your book now. here is a quote from "too dumb to fail." somewhere between reagan's 30 minute speech in 1964 and the most recent government shutdown, the conservative movement became no longer conservative or a movement. -- nor a movement. guest: this is definitely true. one of the things i argue in my book, conservatism began as a serious and thoughtful philosophy. going back to aristotle. reagan, whom i
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greatly admire. i think america is better when conservatism is strong. conservatism is the best philosophy for human forcing. happinesse can have and prosperity with the conservative philosophy, but there is no doubt that in recent years, we've seen the dumbing down of conservatism. the timing of my book could not have been better. the week my book dropped, you had sarah palin endorsing donald trump, given that speech where she talked about rock 'n roll or send holy rollers and that sums up the whole point of the book. host: what does palinized mean? was a goodh palin governor of alaska. she had an 88% approval rating. of the best speeches i've ever heard at the convention in minneapolis. somewhere along the way, she
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went rogue and became radicalized. some of it was a response to unfair media attacks that she experienced. sir palin has changed. she has become dumbed down and louder and more angry and less electoral. she is maybe a microcosm of what we've seen in the republican party. -- sarah palin has changed. down andecome dumbed louder and more angry and less intellectual. bobby jindal is a rhodes scholar. -- there's a lot of talent and smart republicans. coverageump dominated and overshadowed them and because of the political move view, even smart republicans are forced to play dumb. host: 202-748-8001 for
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republicans. democrats, 202-748-8000. independents, 202-748-8002. you can also send us a message on twitter. the first caller comes from piedmont, south carolina. kenny on the republican line. caller: i was trying to figure said- when reagan consensus doesn't matter, how can he be a conservative when that is your belief? republicans are fine with that. i don't understand how you can be a conservative and run in a deficit. guest: i will have to google that one. ronald reagan -- nobody is perfect. ronald reagan had a democrat controlled house and senate. the congress holds the purse
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string. solely blameo president reagan for the spending then went up during his era when congress has a large role in appropriate expending. -- appropriating spending. he won the cold war. when you have a nexus sent a threat like the soviet union -- it is easy for us to sit here today and forget what it was like to have nuclear bombs pointed at us. there were drills for little kids to get under their desks. the guy won the cold war and restored optimism and they believe in america. -- a belief in america. host: you mentioned in the excerpt we just showed them his 30 minute speech in 1964 as a defining moment for the conservative movement. take us back in history. guest: barry goldwater is
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running for president in 1964. some a prominent republican named holmes california -- they drafted ronald reagan to deliver a live speech advocating for barry goldwater. peoplef the goldwater really did not like this idea because they were afraid that reagan would overshadow goldwater. of course, he did. speech which is officially entitled a time for choosing really was important. a very intellectual -- reagan gave a great speech. an incredible amount of substance. cited numerous statistics and facts. this was the speech that began -- even though goldwater was going to lose in a landslide lyndon johnson come of this begins ronald reagan's political
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career. he becomes a two-term governor incalifornia, runs in 1976 the 1980 becomes president. -- and then 1980 becomes president. if you juxtapose reagan the happensn 1964 with what today, donald trump, the thing s he says, it is a stark contrast. host: what is the crux of the problem that you discover in your book or that you analyzing your book? what turned the republican party? guest: it is a complex thing that required an entire book. is,amentally what happens there is a stereotype now that republicans are a stupid party and democrats are the evil party. there is some truth to that.
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some of it has to do with -- whenever you have a political philosophy that is a small movement, it is easy to be intellectual and philosophical intellectualyour honesty. once you try to build a coalition large enough to win elections and to govern, all of a sudden you have to get 50% plus one of the vote and you start making compromises and you start trying to win elections. that is to sum it up. conservatism has to win elections. you have southerners and evangelicals joining the election. there is baggage and ist trains thatal lis came with evangelicals joining the election. it is aided by an intellectual dumbing down of republican politicians.
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eisenhower who planned the d-day invasion, a brilliant military strategist played this bumbling conferences to avoid answering questions. ronald reagan who was in credibly smart and well read feign and every man attitude. reagan's press secretary wanted to release a list of books that reagan was devouring but he would not let him. even george w. bush who was a lot smarter -- he wanted to be mis-underestimated. in order for people to appeal to
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they advance this negative stereotype about republicans being the stupid party. indiana up next on the independent line. go ahead. caller: good morning. how are you doing? i have a comment about the supreme court. i think we would be better off letting obama pick the supreme court now because if the next president is a democrat, they will take back the senate if the next president is a democrat. they will get who they want. guest: this is a game of chess. if inght will be 2020 fact hillary clinton becomes the president, republicans might wish they had cut a deal
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with president obama going for a moderate liberal justice nominee. high, the are so country is so evenly divided and ,he court is so evenly divided this is a lifetime appointment. this could change -- if barack obama gets three, this will be his third nominee, he could change the face of the court and make it a liberal court for the generation. like they havel to play this -- this is a move they have to play. it is unfortunate that we are having to confront this -- this is already a high-stakes election. there was already so much divisiveness and chaos in this race and the stakes were high as
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it was, this just ratcheted up to another level. we always a say it is the most important. whoever the next president is could get a couple of picks as well. maybe as many as three. that could change things for my grandkids. host: conrad from new jersey. democratic line. good morning to you. caller: hello. ller -- visitors started out by saying under conservatism, property goes down. people end up doing better. ther fdr, you had the nra, works progress administration, a lot of people in dire poverty up finding work. contrast that with what happened
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when george w. bush came into office. he gave tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. after that, the stock market crashed. if it wasn't for barack obama's policies that really got this country back from the brink under his stimulus package, things would have gotten much worse. property goesat down under conservatism and goes up under liberal administrations does not hold water. the president has the constitutional right to name a nominee to the supreme court. whether that person is moderate or liberal. barack obama won both of his elections in a landslide. he should be able to choose people who reflect his ideological philosophy to the spring court. -- to the spring court. when really him request -- william rehnquist died on the bench, george w. bush gave chief ip to john
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roberts. behalf of your liberals. we will win in november. guest: republicans in the senate have the right to block that nomination. --re may be consequences this will now be a big part of the 2016 presidential election. it is unclear who would is going to help. there may be some voters who hold that against republicans. the democrats will try to make it an issue. president bush got two appointments. president obama has gotten two appointments. this is a lifetime appointment. republicans will make the argument that a lame-duck president with less than a year left to serve should not get
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this third pick. the voters will decide whether or not that is a good idea or bad idea. host: think we showed the chart in a previous segment. it takes less than a year to confirm a supreme court justice. it has never taken 300 days. the longest time it has taken was 119 days. there is still plenty of time for the president to be president and nominate someone and for the senate to confirm that person. host: it is not a matter of time or logistics. the question is whether or not the president who has already had two picks who is on his way out should make a lifetime appointment that dramatically alters the course for a generation. that thens will argue
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spec an issue -- if hillary clinton wins, she makes that pic -- republicans meru the day that pick and republicans may rue the day they blocked obama. caller: the dumbing down of the republican party is not so. donald trump is exposing what corporate politicians, corporate lobbyists and corporate elite are doing to our government system. call ats to me is what i demonic creation because of gay rights and everything that follows, taking away and maintenance of rights and doing aay with the constitution is living and breathing document instead of talking about how the founding fathers wanted to be constructed. donald trump is exposing what is
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going on. that is why most republicans fear him because he is awakening the republican party of the masses. black, white, latino, everyone is awakened to what government is under these establishment corporation al type of politici. donald trump is bringing them up to the knowledge that if we keep electing the same old career politicians over and over, the same corporate elite, the same corporate lobbyists, if we keep letting them in our government, we will not have a country. he's the only one talking about the border on the only one talking about bringing trade back to america so we can flourish. he's the only one talking about building our infrastructure and our tax code and common core and getting rid of it. this man is a businessman first and entertainer second.
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to say that donald trump does not know what he is talking about is false. to say he is dumbing down america is false. we need to awaken to what is going on. just as he did during the debate saying george w. bush was responsible for 9/11 and the iraq war. 9/11 hav happened on his watch. the planes flew over radar systems that did not detect -- the iraq war was a farce. add one point. this story in the national appeal donald trump's transcends demographic boundaries. new hampshire, trump one double-digit pluralities among
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, ruralingle age group residents, citydwellers and suburbanites and every income group. won.ump how do you explain this bro ad support for donald trump? guest: when i started writing the book, trump was not even running. five years ago, candidates like identityere playing politics. things i don't believe are conservative. it's what got me thinking about this. sensed the populist movement out there. i did not think -- i did not predict donald trump. i did not think you would be the vessel for that. -- he would be the vessel for that.
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everything came to fruition with trump doing so well. in some ways, this is cyclical. whoe always had populists rise up when people are angry and frustrated and dissolution. whether it is andrew jackson or william jennings bryan or george wallace, pat buchanan, you can name it, we've seen the populist before. into a trump is tapping real fear and anger out there amongst a lot of mostly working-class white americans who feel the american dream is left -- has left them by. to be able to graduate high school and make $15 an hour working in a factory. they are frustrated. is on the left and right. we are seeing a bit of it with bernie sanders. you can take it out on capitalism or blame it on globalism or blame immigration.
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you can blame automation. convergingactors are and america is changing and donald trump is tapping into this anger. . see him as exploiting it he is not a conservative. he is a populist. the fact that he is doing so well has to do with many factors. he is a great politician, great public relations, entertainment master. master of pr. has thatry frustration. this cultural and technological trend. would donald trump have been able to do this before any 24/7even -- before hour news? i also think it has something to do with our rhetoric and
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cultural degradation. americans would have tolerated some of the things that i will trump has had about all sorts of people in things he has said -- the fact is an example of where our culture is. host: flemington, new jersey where david is calling on the democratic line. caller: thank you. i believe i'm hearing from some commentators that there is a certainty that several more justices will retire in the next few years based on age. know if there is something the public does not -- ageout the health does not mean all heck of a lot. we have plenty of people living to be 90 and 100.
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guest: i don't have any inside information. justice scalia was 79. he looked like he was 55. he had tons of energy. just loved life. and he dies. that happens. there's been talk about ruth bader ginsburg retiring. some on the left have encouraged her to retire while barack obama can make the nomination. there is a west wing theory that says president obama should try to convince her to retire now, replace her with a young liberal and replace scalia with an old conservative and cut a deal. season five of west wing. truth imitates fiction. if you look at the ages of some of the justices and do the math, it is likely the next president will get to work three nominees.
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,ith nine people on the court that is a significant change. if you elect a republican, you get to work three lifetime appointments in one direction and if you elect a liberal -- the supreme court picks you could argue are the longest legacy any president leaves behind. host: littleton, colorado. tim is calling on the independent line. good morning to you. caller: i've seen you a couple times on c-span. i intend on buying your book and reading it. i love to read. i have a question about the evolution of the party. guy on thea young board of directors for young republicans -- we supported
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reagan. the last time i voted republican was for george h.w. bush. i think he is a vastly underrated president. we will recognize that come only after he dies. partyan evolution of the that is almost a direct line from roger ailes to newt gingrich to the tea party. had the tea party been in place when the economy collapsed in 2008, we might not even have an auto industry because the idealists reject everything. that concerns me greatly. i don't see myself voting republican anytime in the near future. with your knowledge, would you share your view of the evolution of the party? guest: thank you. go get that book. do not delay. it is a huge topic in the book of what has happened to the party. reagan -- a lot of the
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books that are critical -- that examine what is up with the republican party and the mistakes and problems are written by liberals. back toe to go eisenhower to find a republican they like. because i'm a conservative, i live have to go back to ronald reagan -- i only have to go back to ronald reagan. to me, reagan was the perfect marriage of somebody who was serious and thoughtful and conservative and also had a populist appeal. and also had the cosmopolitan instrument side of him -- entertainment side of him that some people are looking for in donald trump.
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i'm not necessarily a subscriber to the great man theory of politics. important, leadership matters and it is fair to say that after reagan, there has been a vacuum on the right. newt gingrich is somebody who certainly had -- was brilliant, was not without his flaws, but oft might be the one moment where republicans and conservatives had the wind at their back intellectually. i'm somewhat optimistic. talk about a time for choosing, we are at that time for choosing. if the republican party nominates donald trump come i think that is one direction they can go. that is the direction that doubles down on european-style white identity politics.
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on the other hand, there is another possibility -- you could have marco rubio and paul ryan. that is a much more optimistic solutions oriented conservatism that i think could have broad appeal to 21st century americans who don't know their conservatives yet. why haven't those candidates taken fire, caught fire the same way donald trump has? is the feeling that the candidates themselves are retail politicians or is it a problem with the republican electorate? guest: both. marco rubio coming out of iowa was in third place and had a lot of momentum and could have gone into new hampshire and finished second and he could have gone to south carolina and maybe won. he had a horrible debate.
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be hard to overestimate the damage he did to himself and possibly cause himself -- cost and help nomination. host: sunday night, trump was getting booed. do you see that as the turning point? >> not in the business of counting donald trump out. it would be inappropriate to assume that the audience is representative of the electorate. there is a base problem. republican politicians should never be in the business of criticizing the voters or the base. i'm not a republican politician, so i will do it. i think donald trump is tapping -- we haveitgeist seven years of barack obama's disastrous presidency. ourhave a perception that
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best days are behind us. negativityspirit of and frustration amongst many americans. specifically acute among working-class white americans who really believe their best days are behind them, the american dream that they grew up believing in his gone. when that is the case, it is hard to appeal to people's better angels. it is easier to sell donald that taps into the anger and promises to magically make america great again. then it is a more optimistic reagan message, which is the best long-term for conservatives , could appeal to the most americans, but trump is taking the path of least resistance. host: joe from sun city center, fort appeared good morning to. -- florida. good morning to you.
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caller: reagan was feared around trump.ld, as was w bush was feared around the .orld let' i think paul ryan was a big mistake. i heard him speak three years ago. waitst said he could not two-putt entitlements on the table and that is pretty dangerous for elderly folks. put entitlements on the table. that includes social security. i have a whole copy page of your quotes and stuff like that. i will let you respond.
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i will ramble. guest: this is a prime example of why donald trump is pandering to voters and telling them what they want to hear. rather than taking the courageous, bold chance of telling them what they need to hear. entitlements need to be reformed. -- someous conservative people on the right want to get rid of all entitlements and go back to pre-fdr. conservatives believe entitlements need to be reformed if for no other reason than to save them. some will go bankrupt if we don't reform them. seenroposal i've ever about reforming social security would affect people 50 years and younger who might have to wait in a year or two before they collect their social security. in order to preserve it. it is very easy to demagogue
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scare monger this issue. that is why donald trump is taking a liberal populist argument. when people like paul ryan want to save social security so what is there when i'm ready for it. the path we are on now, it's not going to be there. the easier argument is donald trump's argument. host: john is calling on the democratic line from illinois. caller: hi. host: good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment -- the title of your book, "too dumb to fail," ever since ronald reagan, the people at the top and the people like ronald reagan helped create the situation you are bemoaning. 's.y supported rush limbaugh it is the tone you object to.
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the turned a blind eye to kinds of things rush limbaugh was doing and created the environment that exists now. i will give you one example. take a look online at the kinds of rhetoric come responses you get from the right, conservatives about bernie sanders's proposal to make public college tuition free. most of them are not arguments is it affordable, can it be paid for, doesn't make sense and are comparing it to communism and say that is radical. k through 16 is not that different than k12. it is just as ridiculous as k12 is ridiculous. k12 is less than 100 years old.
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it was put in place at a time when we were not competing globally. to competea had against ohio. now, we are in a global economy where we have to compete against other countries, many of which have tuition paid for for those who can make the grade. all over europe and some places l in south america and asia. how do we expect to compete when everyone there who wants to become an engineer can do so and not come out of $150,000 in debt? how are people here supposed to be entrepreneurial if you cannot get a loan? to start aget a loan business if you have a $700 a month payment. we are competing against that. how is he paying for it? look online and see what the conservative electorate says and they make it sound like it is
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some kind of communist proposal. guest: i will resist getting into the education argument and talk about what the caller said early on about rush limbaugh. that is more in keeping with my book. i listened to rush limbaugh around 1988 when he went national. my dad turned me onto his radio show. rush has done a lot of good. i would not be sitting here if it was not for rush limbaugh's show. they called him the majority maker. over time, rush has changed and there has been a dumbing down of rush limbaugh's show. it is interesting because i'm theenough to remember mainstream media filter. you had three tv channels before the fairness doctrine was
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lifted. before cable news, you did not have fox news. , you did not have places like where i work. this proliferation of alternative media is good, more options, more alternatives. if it was not for the drudge weport come i don't know if would have known about the monica lewinsky scandal. i think there is also a downside. the republicans and conservatives better off today? it is a debatable question. whohave people in the base literally come if they want to come all day long, could filter out any information that might challenge their worldview. you could watch fox news all day long and read nothing but the red state, listen to nothing but
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n coulter and you would have your views confirmed. you would never be challenged. that is the echo chamber issue. technological thing has been a double edged sword. republicans and democrats have more ways to get their views out but there are unintended consequences. my book harkens to the too big to fail perverse incentives problem. take rush limbaugh. when he says something on chivalrous about sandra fluke, that helps him. he will get more ratings, more attention. fighting offnds up a war on women in narrative which is bogus.
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some of the conservative pundits , con taters and provocateurs -- commentators and provocateurs benefit from things that hurt conservatism. host: lewis from maryland. independent . go ahead. -- independent line. go ahead. just as the presidents who intended to be good old boys and cowboys and all that to project an image and run that way, the chaos we have now in the government is there are people elected to destroy the government. they don't like big government, so they make it dysfunctional. everything becomes negative. beublicans could really thetive if they would have council on domestic relations instead of foreign relations. image.em a positive
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high-rise with and massive, well developed cities with all sorts of transportation systems. we want to go back to the old days. >> and we will leave this washington journal segment to go live to donald trump. >> nobody is leaving. we have to have you here. donald trump needs no introduction. we are delighted he's here and he is all yours. esther trump. -- mr. trump. hello, everybody. any questions? >> why is there so much bad blood between you and the bush family? has to do it only
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with me. very fair question. there is no bad blood. what has happened is jeb bush has spent about $20 billion on negative ads that in many cases are false. he has a lot of special-interest money. his campaign in my opinion is going absolutely nowhere but he has spent $20 million on negative ads on me. ifhink you would do better he went positive. the only reason i bring it up is that we have to respond to those negative ads. no bad blood. bush?t about george w. mr. trump: one c enters the fray, like bill clinton enters the fray -- if you look at it, that is when she started going down and that race started getting competitive.
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just take a look, you study the numbers and study the dates. and i attacked her and that's when she went down and that race got competitive. only one political reporter about that one. >> [inaudible] ted cruz is desperate. i think he's a very unstable guy. --hink we put out a release i think he's a very unstable guy. extentay only to a minor in comparison to other politicians, i have not then doing this long, i've been doing this since june 16 and i've never met a person who lies more than ted cruz. i've never seen anything like it. he did it with ben carson, he did it with the voter violation
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fraud. his -- what you guys did not take up was interesting. he picked up the ben carson thing where he told people ben carson left the race and now they have calls that are much more severe than anything you had a time, that ben carson {, come vote for ted cruz. it probably would have been a victory for trump but the thing you didn't pick up on was the voter violation fraud he committed. it was a fraud he committed. take a look. i have never seen anybody that lied as much. you are really going to have to study that. he is an unstable person. i watch him and i see him. he's a good debater, but he can't talk. i don't even think he's a good debater -- i heard he's a good debater but i don't personally see he is a good debater.
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he is a very unstable person. that is just my opinion. >> president has gone silent for several years. [inaudible] mr. trump: when somebody attacks me like jeb, and i was very nice to him -- he talked about the tremendous thing -- they world trade center came down during the reign of george bush. it came down. during the library debate, he mentioned about how we were safe. we were not safe. that was the greatest attack in history of the united states. it wasn't pearl harbor -- the greatest single attack. i'm standing up there saying do i want to embarrass him -- but
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because i'm a nice person, i didn't say it. but when he said it another time, i had to say i'm sorry, the world trade center came down which was the greatest attack in history on this country. you had that -- i think few people would say the war in iraq is positive. you had him on the aircraft carrier saying how the war was essentially over, guess what? not over. the war with iraq is a disaster. , theyre taking the oil are taking everything. i was against the war in iraq. you should get some points for vision. i was totally against the war in iraq. i said when they are getting out, take the oil. he did not take the oil. now iran has the oil and isis has the oil. now isis has so much money.
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>> you have repeatedly said you are a uniter -- mr. trump: it is a political campaign. i can attack. they are attacking me all the time. ?id i attack marco for being a joke artist? when did i attack him? ?or being a joke artist we can't have that as a president, can we? >> [inaudible] mr. trump: he has printed lies. -- what he didd with ben carson was terrible. 10was a total lie and minutes after the election was over, the caucus, he said i'm
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sorry, and ben did not accept that apology the way i look at it. to be in a position where it's saturday evening and i get a call -- i'm sorry, my staff did something. against about me being the second amendment. i'm the strongest person running in favor of the second amendment. my sons have been long-term members of the nra and they are extraordinary shots. the whole thing is incredible. he says i want to appoint liberal judges -- you just saw it. donald trump is going to appoint liberal judges. i named to judges during the debate -- i'm the only one who named to judges. else, bute someone those judges are highly respected conservative judges. they would be great judges to appoint. just the opposite.
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but the only way i can fight it is all the press here. he is a liar. he will go up and absolutely lie. henry, who is lieutenant governor, would say i can't believe the things he's saying. boomst comes out and whom, , boom and absolutely lies. i want the apology before. in my opinion, based on what i have learned from very top lawyers, he doesn't have the right to serve as president or even run as president. i will bring that lawsuit if he does not apologize. i do quick. can -- we have another one coming. it will be quick.
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my sister was appointed by ronald reagan. elevated in the clinton administration. >> [inaudible] my sister have nothing to do with me. she's a federal judge at a high level, the court of appeals. she was appointed by ronald woman, highly brilliant known as a brilliant judge. i don't know what her views are and i don't think she would want to tell me. of your cohorts wanted to do a great story and i said they're going to do a great story and she says i don't want any stories. she's very much like me in that respect. sh


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