Charlie Hurt reacts to AOC calling Electoral College a racist ‘scam’

Charlie Hurt reacts to AOC calling Electoral College a racist ‘scam’

September 2, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


EVERYONE HAS A FAIR VOICE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY LIVE IN A BIG CITY OR OUT IN THE COUNTRY. IN JOINING ME NOW FOR REACTION, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK STILL WINNING, “WASHINGTON TIMES” OPINION EDITOR AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, CHARLIE HURT. ALONG WITH RELATABLE PODCAST HOST, ALLIE AND “WASHINGTON EXAMINER” SR. CAMPAIGN REPORTER KERRY PICKET. CHARLIE, I WILL GO TO YOU FIRST. WHAT I FIND COMICAL ABOUT THAT AOC LITTLE HOME-VIDEO SHE DID THERE IS SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHICH IS THE BRANCH OF THE CONGRESS ALLOCATED BY POPULATION. SHE SEEMS TO HAVE MISSED THAT WHOLE ENTIRE THING LIKE THE WHOLE FEDERALISM, ELECTORAL COLLEGE, REGIONAL REPRESENTATION THING, RIGHT OVER HER HEAD. RIGHT OVER HER HEAD COMPLETELY.>>YEAH, AND OF COURSE THE REASON THAT SUCH A PROBLEM FOR US IS THE FACT THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS OF COURSE THE CLOSEST REPRESENTATIVES AND REPRESENTATION TO THE PEOPLE. SO FOR HER TO BE IGNORANT ON THIS IS PRETTY DISTURBING BUT I SAY TO HER, WELCOME TO THE DISCUSSION 200 YEARS LATE AND OF COURSE, IF SHE WENT BACK TO A CIVICS CLASS LIKE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND LEARNED ABOUT THIS, SHE WOULD LEARN THAT THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS DEBATE AND THE WISDOM OF OUR FOUNDERS WAS TO CREATE A SYSTEM THAT GAVE STATES ENOUGH POWER TO BALANCE OUT, TO BE A COUNTERWEIGHT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND AT OUR COUNTRY TODAY AND YOU LOOK AT ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, THE PROBLEMS AREN’T IN STATE GOVERNMENTS USUALLY. THE PROBLEMS ARE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND IF ANYTHING, WHAT WE NEED MORE OF IS MORE POWER GIVEN TO THOSE GOVERNMENTS TO ACT AS A COUNTERWEIGHT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT ALL OF THAT GOES OVER HER HEAD APPARENTLY.>>Dan: SHE SEEMS TO HAVE MISSED THE CIVICS CLASS WITH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL CHECKS ON POWER AND HOW WITHIN VOTING FOR THE PRESIDENT WE DIDN’T BASE IT ON THE POPULAR VOTE, WE DIDN’T ELECT SOME REGIONAL INTEREST. THERE ARE FARMERS IN WISCONSIN AND AS I SAID LAST NIGHT, SUCH AS FARMERS IN FLORIDA WHO DON’T WANT TO BE VOTED OUT ON A STRICT POPULATION DIRECT DEMOCRACY VOTES AND SHE SEEMS TO HAVE MISSED THAT ENTIRELY AND YET SHE WAS ONE OF THE MORE PROMINENT MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS NOW AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST TWITTER FOLLOWERS.>>SHE SEEMED TO MISS A LOT OF CLASSES APPARENTLY. CIVICS, ECONOMICS, YOU COULD GO ON. BUT YOU’RE RIGHT THERE WHATEVER LOVE IS HOW TRANSPARENT THEY ARE. THEY TALKED ABOUT ABOLISHING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, GETTING RID OF THE SENATE BECAUSE THAT’S NOT FAIR, MAYBE EVEN MAKING THE CASE OF GETTING RID OF THE SUPREME COURT AND WE KNOW WHAT THE THEME IS IN ALL OF THAT. REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED THE SENATE RIGHT NOW IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE GOT ELECTED DONALD TRUMP AND THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES ON IT SO WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEIR MOTIVE IS. IT’S NOT BECAUSE IT’S RACIST. THAT’S ACTUALLY THE NARRATIVE THAT SHE WAS PUSHING ON HER INSTAGRAM STORY WHERE SHE HAD MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS AS WELL BUT IT IS ACTUALLY A RACIST SCAM BUT WE KNOW WHAT’S REALLY BEHIND NOW. IT’S BECAUSE THEY WANT CONTROL PAID SHE IS PERFECTLY FINE WITH PEOPLE IN L.A. AND SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK CITY RULING OVER THE REST OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE SAME IDEOLOGY THAT SHE DOES AND OF COURSE, AOC KNOWS THAT.>>Dan: WHAT I FIND MILDLY AMUSING ABOUT THIS, ALMOST IN KIND OF A TRAGIC WAY, THIS IS REALLY NOT GOOD FOR A DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT IS HAVING A TOUGH TIME RIGHT NOW ATTRACTING WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS. THEY ARE REALLY BECOMING A PARTY OF THE ELITES DEMOCRATS. I MEAN, YOU SEE YOU IN SAN FRANCISCO. IT’S A TOTALLY BIFURCATED CITY RIGHT NOW AND YET SHE GOES ON IN THE VIDEO POINTING OUT WHAT MAY BE — IT COULD BE ANY PUSH OF AMERICA THAT’S NOT DENSELY POPULATED WITH LIKE THE BRONX AND QUEENS AND SHE JUST SITS THERE AND TAKES A SHOT AT IT AS IF WE ARE NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH OR WE AREN’T BIG-TIME CITYDWELLERS LIKE HER. WHAT KIND OF SILLY POLITICAL STRATEGY IS THIS?>>OBSOLETE. THINK ABOUT THIS. YOU HAVE JOE BIDEN AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF OTHER PRIMARY DEMOCRATS WHO ARE TRYING TO PICK UP A NUMBER OF VOTERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND HERE YOU HAS AOC WHO IS IN HER CAR SAYING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, IT IS JUST NOT THAT FAIR. I MEAN, COME ON. WE HEAR ON THESE COASTAL STATES THAT WE SHOULD BE GETTING BETTER REPRESENTATION. KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS SORT OF THE CRY OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO LOST THE LAST ELECTION AND YOU KNOW, THIS ISN’T REALLY UNUSUAL. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON BELIEVE IT OR NOT SINCE 18 OH FOUR. NEARLY EVERY SINGLE CONGRESS HAS TRIED TO REFORM THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SINCE 1804. SO THIS IS HOW A LOSER CRIES ESSENTIALLY.>>Dan: IF SOMEONE LIKE BIDEN WHO IS AT LEAST PRETENDING TO BE A MODERATE WINS THE NOMINATION AFTER THAT NOMINATION PROCESS IS OVERCOME YOU KNOW HE’S GOING TO TRACK BACK TO THE MIDDLE BECAUSE THERE’S JUST NO VOTES TO WIN NATIONALLY FOR A 90% TAX RATE AND HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. WHAT DOES BIDEN DO WITH AOC AND THE SQUAD? I MEAN, HOW DOES HE HANDLE THAT? DOES HE DISTANCE HIMSELF? AND IF HE DOES, HOW DOES HE THEN GET THAT LEFTIST SPACE THAT’S ALL EXCITED ABOUT THEM TO SHOW UP AT THE POLLS?>>I THINK YOU PUT YOUR FINGER ON SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STRATEGY TODAY AND THAT IS THAT COMING, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT DEMOCRATS LIKE AOC ARE DOING A LOT TO DAMAGE THE PARTY IN THE EYES OF SORT OF A GENERAL ELECTION ELECTORATE BUT MY GOODNESS, I THINK THEY ARE DESTROYING THEIR OWN DEMOCRATIC BASE BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF RANKINGS WHILE REGULAR DEMOCRAT VOTERS OUT THERE AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE REGISTERED IN THE POLLS FAVORING JOE BIDEN WHO DON’T SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP AND THEY CAN GIVE YOU LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR NOT LIKING HIM. HENCE, THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA OR RACISM. THEY HAVE TO DO WITH OTHER POLICY POSITIONS AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY NOT REPRESENTED BY ANY OF THESE LOONS AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHO ARE RACING TOWARD THE LEFT WHO GIVE FREE OF COWS AND TO ILLEGAL ALIENS AND BILL de BLASIO WANTS TO GIVE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. THERE IS A LOT OF RANKING DEMOCRATS WHO LOOK AT THAT AND SAY THIS IS NOT FOR ME AND I THINK DONALD TRUMP PICKS UP A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE BECOME GENERAL ELECTION BUT BEFORE THAT IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, I THINK IT HURTS THE PARTY.>>Dan: WHAT I FOUND PUZZLING ABOUT THIS IS USUALLY THE DEMOCRATS ARE A LITTLE BIT SMARTER AT HIDING WHO THEY REALLY ARE HERE. THEY TRIED THIS BEFORE IN ELECTIONS. BUT WE TRY TO MONDALE, DUKAKIS, THIS HAS BEEN TRIED BEFORE AND THEY PROMPTLY GOT ANNIHILATED IN THESE NATIONAL ELECTIONS. IT’S NOT LIKE THERE IS NOT A BODY OF EVIDENCE OUT THERE SAYING HEY, LISTEN, IT’S KIND OF A CENTER IS COUNTRY FAIR THIS STUFF MIGHT BE A BAD IDEA AND YET THEY ARE WALKING RIGHT OFF THE CLIFF AGAIN.>>NO, THEY’RE PLAYING TO A VERY SECTOR MINORITY OF AMERICANS WHO WANT A SUBSECTION OF MILLENNIALS WHO THINK THAT ALL THIS STUFF IS ELITIST AND THE GREATEST. AND I THINK THEY’RE APPEALING TO THEM. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM MILLENNIALS DON’T NECESSARILY TURN OUT AS MUCH AS THEY WANT THEM TO BUT THERE ARE ACTUALLY A FEW DEMOCRATS IN THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID THAT HEY, LOOK, WE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN ON THIS PLATFORM. DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO WIN AND I THINK THEY ARE RIGHT BUT SADLY FOR THEM, THEY ARE NOT LISTENING TO THOSE VOICES. DO A QUICK EXIT QUESTION BE OR DO YOU THINK NANCY PELOSI AS THIS ELECTION GETS CLOSER AND THE PENALTY START TO BECOME VERY REAL FOR MISSTEPS, BRINGS AOC IN THE SQUAD AN END SAYS LISTEN, YOU NEED TO CHANCES OUT A LITTLE BIT, WE HAVE AN AUCTION TO ENCOURAGE AMONG>>SHE TRIED THAT ALREADY AND YOU KNOW, FRANKLY, I THINK THAT NO MATTER WHAT PELOSI SAYS TO THEM, AOC AND THE SQUAD ARE GOING TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND SHE’S ALREADY TOLD HER OWN CAUCUS, GUYS, NO IMPEACHMENT, NOT RIGHT NOW. SO I HAVE A FEELING THAT’S GOING TO BE A VERY TOUGH THING FOR HER TO DO.