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GEORGE CONWAY, BETO O’ROURKE, DEVIN NUNES COW AND WIT

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George Conway

George Conway, Beto O’Rourke, Devin Nunes and a Cow, and Wit with the author of WIT’S END, WHAT WIT IS, HOW IT WORKS, AND WHY WE NEED IT, James Geary and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, March 20, 2019 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions needing answers. Beto, Bernie, Harris, Warren can any of the announced Democratic Party candidates for POTUS beat the man waiting in the wings, Joe Biden? What are we to make of Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway’s battle royale with Donald Trump? Why is Devin Nunes having a cow? We love palace intrigue on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

George Conway

In our second half-hour because we all need a laugh, from New York Times best-selling author James Geary comes WIT’S END: WHAT WIT IS, HOW IT WORKS, AND WHY WE NEED IT, a whimsical book that explores every facet of wittiness—from its role in innovation, to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. According to Geary, wit is much more than just having a knack for snappy comebacks. It is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. Whether we’re talking verbal repartee, jokes, jive, through neuroscience, psychology, folk tales, spirituality, visual art, and literary history, Geary demonstrates that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

George Conway’s war with Trump. Beto O’Rourke enters the presidential race. Devin Nunes has a cow and WIT in the age of Donald Trump…these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks with author James Geary on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 20, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCING, CLIMATE CHANGE, IMPEACHMENT…

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PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCE

Paul Manafort sentencing, dangling pardons, Nancy Pelosi puts the kibosh on impeachment talk, anti-Semitism and the Democratic Party, Donald Trump signing Bibles and GRAND CANYON FOR SALE: PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE author Stephen Nash and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, March 13, 2019 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Seventy-percent of Americans believe in climate change, but not Donald Trump.Why? Donald Trump’s poll numbers are tanking in Florida. Why? Can the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, become the next president of the United States? Why is Ann Coulter crying the blues?

paul manafort sentencing

In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with the author of GRAND CANYON FOR SALE, PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Stephen Nash. February 26, 2019 marked the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park by President Woodrow Wilson and an eager-and-willing U.S. Congress. Never has the future of the Grand Canyon National Park been in such peril thanks to decades of twisted incentives, rotten politics, and feckless regulators endangering some 28 percent of the national soil. Topped off with climate change and President Trump, “we’re on the precipice, both politically and biologically,” Nash asserts, and that’s just part of the problem.

Paul Manafort sentencing, the Democratic Party takes a trip to Milwaukee, Trump and Boeing, Trump’s Emergency Declaration, the Roger Stone saga…these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks Climate Change and our National Park land on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 13, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, CREATE A CRISIS EDITION

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When All Else Fails

When all else fails, create a crisis might be the the definition of Donald Trump’s presidency. In this the When All Else Fails, Create a Crisis Edition of the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Halli, along with Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper address the Trump Government Shutdown, the Buzzfeed Story, Rudy Giuliani, the Mueller investigation and so much more and that’s just the first half-hour of the show. Also joining Halli at her table is  former CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider the author of STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE. The podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. This week we begin with Trump’s government shutdown, now the longest in history, explore the Buzzfeed story about Trump possibly suborning perjury, take a look at all the Democratic women who have announced their run for the presidency, and to throw in a little humor, we bring Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into the conversation. And that’s just where we begin.

When All Else Fails

In the second half-hour, Halli is joined by veteran CNN political Analyst, Bill Schneider whose book STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE takes a look at how in the last fifty years, American politics has gone from Camelot to Game of Thrones. It’s not a pretty picture, and Schneider pulls no punches. From Schneider’s perspective of covering American politics since 1964 we get a bird’s eye view of what went wrong — and right — and even some ideas on how the American people can be the arbiters of change, if their politicians won’t be. Hint: When all else fails, create a crisis.

When all else fails, create a crisis, the Buzzfeed Report, the Mueller Investigation, the Trump Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Trump MAGA hats, Democratic Party women running for president, these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and former CNN Senior Political Analyst and author of STANDOFF, Bill Schneider talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

TRUMP TRADES MONEY FOR MURDER

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Trump Trades Money for Murder

Trump trades money for murder in the death of American resident, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the first daughter has an email problem and proves herself a titanic chip off the old block, the Trump virus spreads throughout the GOP,  many who should be quarantined, including Sen. Marco Rubio are just some of the topics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper offer their fresh take on the week’s news, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps, Wednesday, November 21, 3 pm ET and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. The President of the United States stood up for Saudi Arabian values; the Dems took more seats in the House, officially making the Midterm elections  2018 a tsunami against Trump; The New York Times broke a huge story: ‘President Trump Wanted to Order Justice Department to Prosecute Comey and Clinton’ — if carried out an act that would have been a blatant abuse of power, as well might be Trump’s mere intent; in a surprise move Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) endorsed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker in the next Congress abandoning the idea of challenging her; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s staunchest allies, warned the president on Tuesday that ignoring Saudi Arabia’s bad behavior would risk America’s moral leadership on the world stage; and, finally, and we really mean finally, Trump sent in his answers to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Trump trades money for murder, the Democrats penchant for shooting themselves in the foot, First daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump has an email problem, Nancy Pelosi again fighting off insurgents in the Democratic Party — join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 21, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

“THAT’S POLITICS” IS NOT AN ANSWER

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What does the expression bandied about so often these days, “That’s Politics” mean?

The phrase is tossed around like a kite in a vicious wind. When stated by politicos,  it is said with a shrug and infers that politics is a dirty business, politicians will be politicians and, well, that’s just politics…wink, wink.

And so said the besieged Hilary Rosen on yesterday’s Meet the Press when host David Gregory taunted Ms. Rosen on her first visit to MTM, following Rosen’s controversial remarks on Ann Romney that last week had caused such a stir. ” Ann Romney never worked a day in her life,” Rosen had said, although clearly what she meant to say is that the privileged Mrs. Romney was hardly the poster-girl for most American working women.  Rosen’s ill-chosen words – not her spot-on point- quickly became fodder for the Republicans to disguise their assault on women.

There is much I can say about Hilary Rosen and her pathetic retreat in response to the Republican assault, including saying:  that’s politics.  And there is even more that I can say — and have said — about Hilary Rosen;  the privileged Ann Romney; the misogynistic bent of the Republican Party; the Republican women who are allowing themselves to be used by the GOP’s right-wing coalition and more.

But today I am stuck on Ms. Rosen’s response to David Gregory when he justifiably pointed out that the Democratic Party, to which Ms. Rosen aligns herself, bailed on her at the first sign of trouble. “Everyone in the Democratic Party wasted no time running immediately in the other direction [in the face of Rosen’s remark on Ann Romney] including the president who called Ms. Rosen’s remark an “ill-advised” statement by someone on TV,” David Gregory said.

Ms. Rosen’s response: “That’s politics,” followed by a sigh, a shrug of  her shoulders, a smirk-filled smile.

I share Ms. Rosen’s sigh, feel my shoulders shrug, but you are not going to get a smirk-filled smile from me.  What you will get from me is disgust. Disgust because our politicians have become so immoral in their quest for power that to coin a phrase, they’d sell their own mother under the bus to get where they want to go.  And that goes for Ms. Rosen as well, who gave ground because, ugh, that’s politics. Was she told by the Party to relent because this was not  a battle to be picked? Was she protecting her position within the Party hierarchy?  Any way you look at,  Rosen’s retreat served the Republicans, who on this one came out ahead.  And while that’s politics might be a mantra that soothed the bruised flesh of  Ms. Rosen who willingly accepted the machinations of today’s politics, it did no such thing for me, and frankly, I hope  not for you, either.

Politicians were once our revered citizens, our noble brethren, our altruistic, our compassionate, those who served our nation. I imagine some still are. But narcissism has replaced selflessness and patriotism has been usurped by disloyalty. What’s good for the Party trumps what’s good for the people, the new rule the norm rather than the exception.

Catch phrases have become part of our lexicon. Think of the many and varied repeated ad nauseum. We use them and they fill a niche in our political discourse such as  damage control,  attack ads,  swift boat. But here’s one we should not use, a phrase we should  delete from all political conversation: That’s Politics. Because that’s politics isn’t a phrase at all but rather a sad commentary on the state of our nation’s
politics today.

 

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