Dem Super Tuesday REVOLT: Uncommitted, Adam Schiff Shouted Down

Breaking Points
6 Mar 202428:40

Summary

TLDRThis video discusses the surprising results of the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday, where Joe Biden faced significant opposition from the 'uncommitted' vote across several states. The hosts analyze the strong performance of the 'uncommitted' and protest votes against Biden's policies, particularly his stance on the Israel-Gaza conflict. They dissect the implications of this voter dissatisfaction, especially among young voters, and how it could impact Biden's reelection prospects. The video also touches on the changing political landscape, with shifts in voter demographics and the potential realignment of traditional party allegiances.

Takeaways

  • 😲 Unexpectedly strong protest votes against Joe Biden from Democrats in several state primaries, including nearly 30% in Minnesota going for 'uncommitted' or other candidates.
  • 😑 Young voters and those opposing Biden's stance on the Israel-Gaza conflict were a major driving force behind the protest votes.
  • πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Biden did not give a victory speech on Super Tuesday, possibly to avoid facing protesters or difficult questions.
  • πŸ—³οΈ Even in states like California where establishment candidates prevailed, there were vocal protests and disruptions during their events.
  • πŸ“‰ Concerning signs for Biden's re-election prospects, with declining support among key demographics like Hispanic, Black, and young voters.
  • 🌍 The protest votes were driven by widespread dissatisfaction with Biden's policies, particularly regarding the Israel-Gaza conflict.
  • πŸ—£οΈ Democrats are struggling to address this dissent, with rhetoric shifts but no substantial policy changes so far.
  • βš–οΈ A growing sentiment, even among Biden's 2020 voters, that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza.
  • πŸ” Establishment figures still downplaying or dismissing the concerns of protesters, risking further alienation.
  • 🚩 These results serve as major warning signs for Democrats about enthusiasm and turnout challenges in the general election.

Q & A

  • What were the key results from the Democratic primaries discussed in the script?

    -Some notable results discussed were Joe Biden losing American Samoa to a relatively unknown candidate Jason Palmer, a significant 'uncommitted' protest vote against Biden across several states like Minnesota (almost 30%), North Carolina (13.3%), Massachusetts (around 15%), Colorado (around 20%), and Oklahoma (around 19%), and Biden's poor performance among young and Hispanic voters in places like South Texas.

  • Why did the Minnesota governor attribute the strong 'uncommitted' vote to Biden's stance on the Israel-Gaza conflict?

    -The Minnesota governor stated that the 'uncommitted' voters were deeply concerned about the situation in Gaza and wanted to be heard on finding a lasting two-state solution and a ceasefire, indicating that Biden's policies on the Israel-Gaza conflict were a significant factor driving the protest vote.

  • How did the panelists interpret the 'uncommitted' protest vote against Biden?

    -The panelists viewed the strong 'uncommitted' vote as an extraordinary rebuke of Biden's policies, particularly on the Israel-Gaza conflict, from young voters and Democrats who had supported him in 2020. They saw it as a clear message that Biden's stance on Gaza was unacceptable to a significant portion of the Democratic base.

  • What impact did the panelists believe the protest vote could have on Biden's prospects?

    -The panelists suggested that the protest vote could affect Biden's turnout, margins, and potential for third-party challenges in the general election. They saw it as a warning sign that Biden's policies were alienating a crucial segment of young Democratic voters whose support he had relied on in 2020.

  • How did the panelists view Adam Schiff's performance in the California primary?

    -The panelists noted that despite being an establishment figure and Biden ally, Adam Schiff secured a sizable portion of the vote in California. However, they pointed out that the Israel-Gaza conflict did not seem to be a central issue in that particular primary race.

  • What did the panelists make of the trends among Hispanic voters in South Texas?

    -The panelists discussed how a significant protest vote emerged for Armando Perez Serat, a Democratic candidate critical of Biden, particularly among Hispanic voters in South Texas. They saw this as part of a broader shift in the region towards more Republican-leaning tendencies, driven partly by issues like immigration and inflation.

  • How did the panelists view the response from Biden's administration to the protest vote?

    -The panelists believed that while the Biden administration had adjusted its rhetoric in response to the protest vote, with officials like Kamala Harris using more forceful language, the underlying policies towards Israel and Gaza had not substantially changed. They saw the rhetorical shift as an attempt to gaslight voters rather than address their concerns.

  • What did the panelists suggest about the changing dynamics between Democrats and pro-Israel lobbying groups like AIPAC?

    -The panelists discussed how AIPAC's opposition to a relatively pro-Israel Democratic candidate in California suggested that the lobbying group was taking a more hardline stance, potentially moving away from bipartisanship towards aligning more closely with Republicans, similar to the trajectory of the NRA.

  • How did the panelists view the significance of the protest vote in the broader context of the Democratic Party's future prospects?

    -The panelists saw the protest vote as a clear indication that a significant portion of the Democratic base, particularly young voters, had become radicalized on the Israel-Gaza issue and viewed Biden's policies as complicit in genocide. They suggested that ignoring or dismissing these concerns could have severe consequences for the party's ability to mobilize crucial voting blocs in future elections.

  • What role did the panelists believe mainstream media played in shaping perceptions around the protest vote?

    -The panelists criticized mainstream media outlets like MSNBC for dismissing or mocking concerns about issues like immigration, which were driving the protest vote in certain regions. They saw this as indicative of a disconnect between establishment media narratives and the realities facing voters on the ground.

Outlines

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πŸ—³οΈ Biden's Underwhelming Performance in the Democratic Primary

The paragraph discusses Joe Biden's poor performance in the Democratic primary, particularly his loss in American Samoa to a relatively unknown candidate, Jason Palmer. It highlights Biden's lack of a victory speech and the embarrassment caused by voters opting for the 'uncommitted' option across several states, indicating widespread dissatisfaction with Biden and his handling of the war in Gaza. The results from Minnesota are analyzed, where nearly 30% of voters chose 'uncommitted' or Dean Phillips, signaling strong opposition to Biden's policies, especially among younger voters.

05:00

πŸ“Š Analyzing the Protest Votes Against Biden

This paragraph delves into the protest votes against Biden across various states, including North Carolina, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Oklahoma. It examines the significant percentages of voters who chose 'uncommitted' or supported candidates like Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson, interpreting these votes as a direct rebuke of Biden's policies. The results in California are also discussed, where establishment candidate Adam Schiff secured a substantial vote share, while Barbara Lee and Katie Porter underperformed, suggesting that the Middle East issue did not weigh heavily in this particular primary.

10:00

βš–οΈ The Shifting Landscape of Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

The paragraph focuses on the changing public opinion regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, particularly among Democratic voters. It highlights polls showing that a majority of Biden's 2020 voters believe Israel is committing genocide, indicating a significant shift in attitudes. The paragraph discusses the disconnect between Biden's long-standing pro-Israel stance and the views of his party's base, which is becoming increasingly critical of Israel's actions. It also mentions protests and disruptions faced by Democratic politicians like Adam Schiff, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, illustrating the intense backlash over their positions on the Israel-Palestine issue.

15:03

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Shifting Political Landscape in South Texas

This paragraph examines the results from South Texas, particularly Cameron County, where a significant protest vote was cast for Armando Perez Serat, a Democratic candidate critical of Biden's policies. It discusses the cultural and demographic shifts occurring in the region, with traditionally Democratic strongholds turning Republican. The paragraph suggests that issues like inflation, immigration, and cultural conservatism have contributed to this shift, challenging the traditional assumptions about voting patterns in the area. The analysis also touches on the concerns expressed by Republican voters in Virginia regarding immigration, highlighting the national significance of this issue.

20:05

πŸ’° AIPAC's Influence and the Dynamics of the Israel-Palestine Debate

The paragraph explores the influence of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in shaping the discourse on the Israel-Palestine conflict. It discusses the organization's significant financial resources and its efforts to target candidates who express even mild criticism of Israel, as seen in the case of David Min in California. The paragraph also touches on the potential shifts in AIPAC's strategy, drawing parallels with the NRA's transition from a bipartisan organization to a more partisan approach. Additionally, it mentions the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Washington, D.C., and the refusal of Republican Congressman Mike Johnson to meet with him, highlighting the complexities of the Israel-Palestine debate within the U.S. political landscape.

25:06

🌊 The Rising Tide of Youth Engagement and Dissent

The final paragraph emphasizes the growing engagement and dissent among young voters, particularly regarding issues like access to abortion and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. It highlights the surge in youth turnout that helped Democrats secure victories in special elections, underscoring the importance of addressing the concerns of this demographic. The paragraph warns against dismissing or underestimating the outrage among young people over issues like the Israel-Palestine conflict, suggesting that a mere rhetorical shift by the Biden administration may not be enough to appease them. It concludes by reiterating the significance of the results in Minnesota, which demonstrated the depth of opposition to Biden's policies among young voters.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Uncommitted Vote

The 'uncommitted vote' refers to voters who opted not to support any of the declared candidates on the ballot, instead choosing an 'uncommitted' option. In the context of this video, a significant portion of Democratic primary voters across various states, such as Minnesota and North Carolina, chose the uncommitted option, signaling widespread dissatisfaction with President Joe Biden's candidacy and policies, particularly regarding the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

πŸ’‘Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday refers to the day when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses, making it a crucial day in the presidential nominating process. In this video, the discussion centers around the results of the 2024 Democratic primaries on Super Tuesday, where President Biden faced significant opposition from the uncommitted vote and protest candidates across multiple states.

πŸ’‘Gaza Conflict

The video frequently references the ongoing conflict in Gaza, which is a major point of contention among Democratic voters, particularly younger ones. Many voters expressed dissatisfaction with President Biden's handling of the situation and his perceived support for Israel's actions in Gaza, leading to a surge in the uncommitted vote and support for protest candidates advocating for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid.

πŸ’‘Protest Vote

A 'protest vote' refers to voters casting their ballots not necessarily for a candidate they support, but as a means of expressing dissent or dissatisfaction with the established options. In this case, votes for lesser-known candidates like Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson, as well as the uncommitted option, are considered protest votes against President Biden's policies and actions.

πŸ’‘Generational Divide

The video highlights a significant generational divide in voting patterns, with younger voters being far more likely to cast protest votes or support the uncommitted option, reflecting their discontent with Biden's policies, particularly regarding Gaza. This divide is exemplified by instances such as one precinct in Minnesota where 80% of voters chose the uncommitted option, suggesting a stark contrast between the preferences of younger and older Democratic voters.

πŸ’‘AIPAC

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is a powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States. The video mentions AIPAC's influence and the significant funding it provides to politicians who support its agenda, suggesting that this has historically discouraged politicians from criticizing Israel's actions. However, the surge in protest votes and shifting public opinion, particularly among younger voters, challenge this dynamic.

πŸ’‘Ceasefire

A 'ceasefire' refers to a temporary cessation of hostilities or armed conflict. In the context of the video, many Democratic voters are calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict in Gaza, as they perceive President Biden's policies as enabling or supporting Israel's military actions in the region. The demand for a ceasefire is a central point of contention between Biden and a significant portion of his voter base.

πŸ’‘Genocide

The video mentions that a majority of Joe Biden's 2020 voters believe that Israel is committing a genocide in Gaza, highlighting a significant shift in public perception regarding the conflict. The use of the term 'genocide' is a powerful condemnation of Israel's actions and suggests that many Democratic voters view Biden's support for Israel as complicity in what they consider to be a grave human rights violation.

πŸ’‘College Campus

The video notes that President Biden has been avoiding campaigning on college campuses, likely due to the significant opposition he faces from younger voters regarding his policies on Gaza and other issues. The inability of a sitting Democratic president to campaign on college campuses is presented as a humiliating and concerning development, underscoring the depth of the generational divide and the potential impact it could have on Biden's electoral prospects.

πŸ’‘Hispanic Voters

The video highlights the potential shift in voting patterns among Hispanic voters, particularly in South Texas, where a significant protest vote was observed for a candidate critical of Biden's policies. This shift is contextualized within the broader trend of traditionally Democratic strongholds in the region becoming more Republican-leaning, potentially due to cultural factors and dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party's stances on issues such as immigration and the economy.

Highlights

Joe Biden lost American Samoa's primary to Jason Palmer, a virtually unknown candidate who ran a humorous campaign, winning the territory's delegates.

The 'uncommitted' vote against Biden performed strongly across several states, with nearly 30% in Minnesota rejecting Biden's candidacy over his handling of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The younger the precinct, the stronger the support for the 'uncommitted' vote, signaling a generational divide over Biden's Israel-Gaza policy.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz acknowledged voters' concerns over the 'intolerable' situation in Gaza and their demand for a ceasefire, stating the need to listen to these voters.

The high 'uncommitted' vote reflects widespread dissatisfaction with Biden's handling of the Israel-Gaza conflict, even among some Republicans according to polls.

A majority of Biden's 2020 voters now want the US to block weapons shipments to Israel, indicating a significant shift in the Democratic base's views on the issue.

Biden's stance on Israel seems outdated and disconnected from the changing dynamics within his party, where young voters are increasingly passionate about supporting Palestinian rights.

Democrats are struggling to campaign on college campuses due to protests over their stance on Gaza, a humiliating situation for the sitting president.

In California, establishment candidate Adam Schiff spent more money propping up a Republican opponent than his own campaign, fearing a head-to-head match against progressive Democrats.

The protests and voter dissatisfaction over Gaza are expected to be an ever-present problem for establishment Democratic politicians in the upcoming general election.

Biden's reluctance to change his policy on Israel, despite shifting public opinion within his party, suggests a disconnect that could impact voter turnout and his margins of victory.

The protest vote against Biden is not limited to Arab or Muslim Americans, but reflects a broader dissatisfaction among young Democratic voters, a crucial demographic for Biden's success.

In South Texas, a significant protest vote emerged for Armando Perez Serat, a Democrat critical of Biden's age and Israel policy, highlighting local concerns potentially changing Texas' electoral map.

The surge in young voter turnout, driven by outrage over issues like abortion rights, helped Democrats secure victories in recent special elections, suggesting dismissing their concerns could be costly.

AIPAC's heavy spending against a mildly critical Democratic candidate in California indicates a shift towards a more partisan Republican alliance, mirroring the NRA's trajectory.

Transcripts

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Ryan uh let's talk about what happened

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in the Democratic primary last night

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because some of these results were

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really interesting huge shout out to

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American

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Samoa yes American Joe Biden lost

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American s Samoa to a guy who's

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extraordinarily famous here in the

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mainland on the mainland uh but other

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otherwise he was embarrassed in a lot of

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States uh by the uncommitted vote

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basically across the country uh we do

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not have a speech to show you from Joe

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Biden because even though he is running

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for real election he did not give a

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super Tuesday victory speech instead he

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uh kind of stared blankly out at a at a

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crowd after mumbling that he would get

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in trouble if he took questions it's

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almost too painful a video to even

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subject you guys to so we're not even

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not even going to show it because it

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would we that would make us complicit in

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the elder abuse that is being uh dealt

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out to Joe Biden not that I have any

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sympathy for him given uh you know what

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he's doing in Gaza right now so you kind

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of kind of guess what he has coming to

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him yet it's still kind of painful and

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sad to watch that's for sure all right

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so let let let's get to what the voters

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are doing to them we can start in

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Minnesota is put this put this first one

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up here uh kind of a shocking to The

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Establishment result in Minnesota with

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close to 20% of the electorate uh uh

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voting uncommitted this is a campaign

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that had about a week to organize itself

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and that that's on top of 8% for Dean

01:23

Phillips yes by the way so almost

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30% just just between the two of those

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against Biden uh people were say so they

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spent about $5,000 over the course of a

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week something like that to organize

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this campaign organizers for that uh

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campaign were telling me over over the

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course of the week that they actually

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expected to outperform Michigan because

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the the phone banking that they were

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doing was just landing on voter after

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voter after voter who was telling them

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uh no we're already uncommitted like it

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basically it was an it was organic that

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it spread from New Hampshire over to

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Michigan and then in into Minnesota in

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Ilan Omar's District which is number

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five in Minnesota uh they'll win they'll

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win at least a delegate they may win

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three delegates at least across the

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state that means the party process in

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Minnesota is going to send at least

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three people to Minnesota who will be

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representing kind of a free Palestine

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ceasefire and the war in Gaza vote huge

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Somali Muslim population obviously

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outside Minneapolis but there was also

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this you know uh the correlation between

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age and support for uncommitted was

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basically one to one the younger a

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Precinct was the stronger the support

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was there was one Precinct that had

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something like 80% for uncommitted that

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must be a fun neighborhood so the the

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governor addressed this uh we have a

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clip of that let's let's roll Tim Waltz

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Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz about

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40,000 votes right now 20% of the vote

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going to uncommitted and we've seen that

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already in this Primary in um in

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Michigan what message are voters in your

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state trying to send to President Biden

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and what do you want to see President

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Biden do in

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response yeah look they're engaged we're

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really proud Minnesota civic

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responsibility we have some of the

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highest voter turnouts these are voters

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that are deeply concerned as we all are

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the situation in Gaza is is intolerable

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um and I think trying to find a solution

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a lasting two-state solution certainly

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the president's mooved towards

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humanitarian Aid and asking us to get to

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a ceasefire that's what they're asking

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to be heard and that's what they should

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be doing uh we've gone through this

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before and we know that now we make sure

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we've got 8 months we start bringing

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these uh folks back in we listen to what

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they're saying uh that's a healthy thing

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that's happening here but I would note

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that uh that the former president uh

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lost twice as many votes here in

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Minnesota to Nikki Haley and I've seen

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some of these exit polls out of North

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Carolina and others 80% of folks said

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they're not voting for him who voted for

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Nikki Haley we'll get these folks back I

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think it's take them seriously their

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message is clear that they think this is

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an intolerable situation and that we can

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do more and I think the president's

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hearing that all right let's bring back

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Crystal and Sager into the conversation

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uh Chrystal what do you make so not of

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the not not only in Minnesota North

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Carolina Colorado around the country

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Minnesota had the strongest performance

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for uncommitted but around the country

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it was clear uh that there is like

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widespread dissatisfaction uh with with

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Biden and with his war effort what what

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did you make of it yeah when you combine

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uncommitted and keep in mind that not

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all of these states had uncommitted on

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the ballot um which is why you should

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consider you know the votes for Maryann

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and the votes for Dean and the votes for

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uncommitted I think you should count all

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of those as basically Biden protest

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votes and also whatever other candidates

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Jen and the other like unknown

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candidates that popped up on some of

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these ballots so quite significant um

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the Minnesota performance is nothing

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short of astonishing and I heard this

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talking point over and over again on CNN

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like oh sure Biden lost a few votes but

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look at Nikki Haley eating into trump it

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is a very different deal to to vote for

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an actual candidate and also by the way

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for it to be a lot of Democrats and

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independents who are voting for that

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actual candidate then to have voters

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taking the time out of their day to show

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up to directly say screw you and your

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disgusting immoral policy Visa V Gaza I

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mean that is extraordinary with no money

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think of how much money Nikki Hy spent

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there was almost literally no money

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spent on this effort in Minnesota it

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popped up in a week's time and

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outperformed by percentage

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what was done in Michigan so I think it

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is absolutely extraordinary and I do

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think that you have seen a rhetorical

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shift from the Biden Administration

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directly because of this uncommitted

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protest vote so you saw you know kamla

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Harris with some more strenuous language

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backing basically the same policy but

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you also see all of the Dem flax out

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there instead of going back to oh well

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Israel has a right to defend itself now

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the line is well Biden is working day

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and night to you know try to secure this

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ceasefire and he hears them and he

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agrees with them so basically trying to

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Gaslight but you can see there has been

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an impact and that they are feeling

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pressure you couple that with the just

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abject horror of the flower Massacre and

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I think you do see that they are feeling

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some kind of pressure from this movement

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which will only continue and grow post

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super Tuesday and once again the results

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show this is not just a problem with

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Arab American this isn't just a problem

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with Muslim Americans or some other

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narrow demographic group if you are a

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Democrat and you want to win the

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presidency of the United States once

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again you need young people to show up

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for you and not to stay home and young

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people are sending you as loud and clear

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a message as they possibly can that this

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current posture viav Israel and Gaza is

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utterly unacceptable and Biden wouldn't

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have won without a pretty decent Surge

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from young voters in 2020 I mean his

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margins either yeah absolutely and one

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second Ryan can you break down the other

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states for everybody the

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uncommitted yes because I know that we

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have all the other states there do we do

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we have the element that that we can put

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up here all right so let yeah let's

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let's run through these uh quickly so uh

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there we've got North Carolina rocking

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in at at 133% which is you know pretty

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pretty strong performance at least as

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strong as uh Michigan uh move move to

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the next one we got

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Massachusetts coming in at almost 10%

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with another uh nearly 5% for Dean

07:35

Phillips uh move on to the Colorado

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primary uh what eight almost 9% uh plus

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then a handful you know so you're

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looking at almost 20% kind of protest

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votes with about 10% uh there and then

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the Oklahoma primary uh almost 10% of

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Oklahoma Democrats um saying uh un

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uncommitted like end end this war and if

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you know the if the Democratic party was

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but also nine and N for Dean Phillips

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and Marion Williamson yes right right

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which it's also a protest vote at this

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point yes and you know so if if the

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party was an actual like power seeking

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operation that ran rationally somebody

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like the guy you just saw the Minnesota

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Governor Tim Walls would he'd be the

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nominee you know probably Waltz uh you

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know to into into the white house

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instead dad joke yeah do you like that

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one no you loved it uh instead to

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Crystal's Point all we're getting is

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this kind of change in rhetoric and if

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you boil down what their change in

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rhetoric is it's we are not complicit in

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this evil we are just too weak and

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incompetent to stop it which is okay I

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guess that makes us feel better about it

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maybe but that's not much of a selling

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point at

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all well actually this is interesting

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because in California here's

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establishment darling Adam shiff uh if

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we put B6 up on the screen the primary

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this is a huge primary election in

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California people know the high-profile

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candidates uh Katie Porter Barbara Lee

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uh now Steve Garvey actually did better

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than Katie Porter and Barbara Lee's

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margins here or their percentages here

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put together uh so this goes to the

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Jungle Primary runoff type situation

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Adam Schiff secured 33% of the vote uh

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I'm just curious Ryan Crystal sger what

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your take is on uh you know with with

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the Middle East weighing so heavily on

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Democratic voters Minds Adam Schiff is a

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Biden establishment Ally also a

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conspiracy monger and weirdo but that

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aside um I mean that's a it did not

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weigh in here in this in this California

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primary it's very it's very interesting

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Barbara Lee you know uh fairing fairing

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terribly I was actually in California

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over over the

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weekend talking to a voter uh who is his

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his primary issue was uh anti-war and

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later in the conversation he said I hope

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Barbara Lee wins her re-election I was

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like actually you know she's running for

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Senate he's like what he's like no way

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that's awesome that's that's that's so

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cool it's like Barb Barbara Lee is so

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screwed like this is like this is like

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her base and he didn't even know uh that

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she was running which goes to the

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problem for anybody running in

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California that it's just so insanely

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expensive but Sager uh what do you make

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of that well California obviously

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basically a rigged you know electoral

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system so like let's all be honest

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around that uh especially with the

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Dynamics that you just uh highlighted

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also just to pick up on that we have a

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saw here some of the protesters who were

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interrupting Adam shiff and this goes to

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the question of how that will play out

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in the actual general election let's

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take a listen to

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[Applause]

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that to thank you so as everybody could

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see I mean this is going to be an

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everpresent problem I think for many of

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these establishment Democratic

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politicians we covered previously on our

10:56

show about how Joe Biden is going to

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like extensive lengths not to campaign

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um and college campuses pretty

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humiliating when the sitting Democratic

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president you can't go to a college

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campus Al honestly Ryan that may be why

11:09

he didn't do a victory speech last night

11:12

and they're just terrified as I

11:14

understand it they've been contracting

11:15

some thirdparty security service to try

11:18

and screen people before you go in I

11:20

mean once we've gotten to that point you

11:22

know thing things are not looking good

11:23

for you and it is humiliating because

11:25

you've not only got the votes in terms

11:26

of uncommitted but you've also got the

11:29

physical manifestation of that at every

11:31

public appearance that you make from

11:33

here on thus far so overall I mean I'm

11:36

just coming back to the same Trump issue

11:38

where crystal is Right many of those

11:40

people who voted in the primary are Dem

11:42

are just probably Democrats here though

11:44

you know we have a probably a bigger

11:46

problem just given the gap between like

11:49

the policy that would actually have to

11:50

happen to even get maybe half of these

11:52

people back in the door it's very likely

11:54

that he could if there is a fatal blow

11:57

in November there will be many many

11:59

reasons as to why that happened but it's

12:00

very likely we can trace a lot of it

12:02

back to here and to this right now yeah

12:05

a Democrat not being able to go to a

12:07

college campus is like a republican who

12:09

couldn't campaign in The Villages

12:11

Florida and and underscoring that point

12:13

if we could put up B3 and then Chris I

12:15

want to get your uh response to this

12:17

this the element B3 this polling that

12:19

shows that even among uh Republicans 30%

12:23

of Republicans want arms shipments

12:26

blocked uh to Israel but 6 62% of Voters

12:30

who supported Biden in 2020 want the US

12:34

to block weapons shipments to Israel uh

12:38

ceasefire and blocking weapons shipments

12:41

is not a divisive or controversial

12:44

position it is the overwhelming majority

12:47

position of democratic voters uh yet it

12:51

is in stark contrast to what the

12:53

president is actually doing

12:56

Crystal yeah that's exactly right and I

12:58

continue to bring this up but I am

13:01

struck by the poll that found that a

13:03

majority of Joe Biden 2020 voters say

13:06

Israel is committing a genocide I you

13:08

just

13:09

cannot possibly overstate the sea change

13:13

in American politics that has occurred

13:15

Visa the view of Israel and the view of

13:17

our relationship with regards to Israel

13:20

and so when you see you know the actions

13:22

of someone like Joe Biden who's been in

13:24

DC for 50 years and has this view of

13:28

Israel that d back you know hasn't

13:29

progressed since 1970 and whatever he

13:32

thought of it at the time the other

13:34

thing is that you know one of his

13:36

Ironclad Like rules of the road in

13:38

politics is you never lose by being too

13:41

pro Israel because you know there's much

13:44

more funding on that side I'm just not

13:45

trying to be an anti-semitic comment

13:47

it's just statement of reality given the

13:49

the funding behind APAC and how

13:50

influential that has been and how

13:52

comparatively I mean there's basically

13:54

no funding benefit to be gained on the

13:56

Palestinian side of the equation um and

13:59

also typically the people who vote on

14:02

that issue are the people who are most

14:05

vifer usly lock step for whatever it is

14:08

that Israel wants to do um that

14:12

particular Dynamic May well be changing

14:14

I think that's the piece that is

14:16

different that Biden and many other

14:19

Democratic politicians really haven't

14:21

accounted for that now you have this

14:24

very very impassioned and frankly

14:27

radicalized group of predominantly but

14:30

not exclusively young voters who are

14:32

voting directly on this issue and so I

14:36

think that's part of you know where the

14:38

disconnect and why they've been so slow

14:41

to even change the rhetoric with regards

14:43

to Israel and Palestine let alone they

14:45

still haven't changed the policy so this

14:48

is a massive issue that you know there

14:51

videos every day coming out of Kirsten

14:53

gillan's Town Hall you know so many

14:55

protesters there AOC getting chased out

14:57

of a movie theater because she won't

14:58

call it a genocide Adam shiff getting

15:00

shouted down at his own victory speech

15:03

every single Democrat is being held to

15:05

account for this monstrous abhorent

15:07

policy that again a majority of their

15:09

own party says makes them complicit in a

15:12

genocide so I think the political

15:14

landscape has completely flipped in a