Feb 19, 2016|
Tommy talks to Scott Huffmon, a Prof. of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, and David Woodard, a Prof. of Political Science at Clemson, about upcoming GOP primary in the Palmetto State.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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At some point Ted Cruz put out a Photoshop in your Sampson and meeting look small and many really is and constantly pretty small but he's not that small sign on being Marco Rubio the guys had gotten that dirty again thanks Photoshop make you look little. She is. Get everything to do with dealing with the crisis in the economy and some things. That go well. Talk about that today I want yellow color adhered to 60 when he seventy because it's fried game well he'll do little. But you probably don't either so let's engage in any serious conversation Shelby about the very serious issues. That are facing South Carolina primary. Problem is tomorrow we you can start voting tomorrow right David early voting in Louisiana primary up. There are some local elections you can only vote. Is if you are registered Democrat you can only vote meant primary if you registered Republicans only in that one if you're an independent you're out of the picture on us. There's a local election going on. In your area Tommy Tucker purse perched as we all are on the precipice of a beautiful weekend that can slash WW beautiful weekend coming up just like it was yesterday immediately it'll be in warmer as we proceed to Sunday but you've got to get out. Enjoy that in units are an early voting tomorrow as well for the Louisiana primary joining is right now Scott half Mon. Sent it right. Scott tough. Adjourning preposterous right. Pop and a case Scott Hoffman professor of political science at the University of South Carolina first of law professor I got an email from the Pope. Talking about you. No lol I'm not not not a Christian groups will have affirmed. No he said he not a political scientists are broad so I don't know why night let's get serious here the site about the album. I guess a reaction. In South Carolina to these town hall meetings they accomplish anything at all. Well the Olympics really accomplices sort of excitement your buddies which is which could do last week for election anyway. You're not to go win the U independents most people may have the wind there they support what they haven't made up their minds whether another adult the adult and actually do vote. So you know detail all of these kind of cute or. Supporter. And to get excited about which he's in the last week anyway. They'll accomplish. That goal and not macho. You ought to be a teacher because when you said that the light bulb went off in my head because I wasn't making a connection. I figured pretty much did you know who you gonna vote floors so this is more of a a pep rally but it's not just a pep rally it's a pep rally in its intended to get you off review rear and go vote now that makes cents. Yet Turk you know it depicted the cliche but it's true you'll be grateful one on on turn out. Undecided. Near the end of Brazil to even in general elections the percentage of people who work you know dependent. Point 9% of their beliefs like we've it's a lot rally late this year these hands are or simply about exciting the base enough. More than your opponent. About Nikki haley's endorsement I know. I believe the cell stardom with. Donald and what did she say in Donald Trump didn't hear before I'm trying to remember wasn't. You didn't the year the Democrats. Right to Obama's stated union and a two you include the lines of well. You know as Republicans not listening to agree or is that according to clear slight Donald. And of course no wage is. And endorse whomever that he knew she changed her mind so she gets she endorses rubio. Big crowd mark rubio delighted mark via news. Yet more review plateau yet picked up or but he also go to guy. Who is. Conservative senator to outline in the first African Americans in there from doctor a lot of the Republican Party since reconstruction. Exactly reality mental effort to retreat Alan Doughty. Let the bad guys these hearings. You know that Hillary Clinton has to appear before the you're kind of strong conservative but it out which meant endorsements. And that more left flock to him to dispel the payment from cold water on Jeb Bush is an attempt to. The search for the reclaim that mantle of the establishment. Mom and professor when it comes to an endorsement in on I'm trying to think in my own self financed. An endorsement is ever meant anything to me and you know I'm wired up differently and everybody else anyway but I don't think it ever did what about among south Carolinians. No is endorsement really did not that it did it means a whole lot but one of exit in your element democratic side. Do mostly true. It'll at least have some voters who will now land in a year and convince people so for example we have several. African American state legislators the movement or Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders is not going to do well. Among black and South Carolina who could beat Clinton supporters but you know some of them right now listened to it was a message on the Republican side. You know what it does. Basically you lock it immediately endorsement I think we do we. Again the cold water and Jeb Bush is gonna lock give more to do. As kind of establishment candidate and keep things in place which for more rigorous now at third place. I'll save a break to get a couple more minutes and Allen and Steve Odom. The democratic primary which of course is the following. Two well known that next Saturday Saturdays and relatives on one he split it up like that. And in terms of George Bush. Could this be the death knell for him if he doesn't do well in South Carolina because when he's made me explain some at a minor medical procedure done yesterday. And I am operating on two hours of sleep here's something amassed more things that that I usually do. What do I say Jordan George Bush. Jeb Bush he seemed as though he had just the wind knocked out of him after the endorsement came out from governor Nikki Haley. And I don't see this continuing much after. Saturday he doesn't doable we'll see you but the professor things and we come back six when he two time now for Davida as well traffic. Tommy Tucker six when he six talking about the town meetings and South Carolina town hall meetings I guess hosted by CNN. The Republican caucus is this Saturday the Democratic Caucus is next Saturday in primary he. And on all night everybody thanks for comment. Doctor professor I swear I'm not normally has two feeds and it's minute short night. I'm so tell me about why they separated them it would seem as it would be a lot cheaper just to have both primaries and same thing. Absolutely it wouldn't and quite often they whore. They used to like separated. The complete media yeah it has to do with negotiations. With the national party. The order. The caucuses and primaries around the country or not the same for both court. They and the only way to to sort of get things in the order which all the states agreed upon ended up for our our sake. Be at different times and we're not the only ones who definitely do different companies is because we're the first in the cell. It it's nervous so it mostly has to do with him console or these negotiations. Early calendar. And it just ended up this way you for a interest in bank. About until well ten year ago at. The rule the loophole that nothing prevented you from voting in both primaries in South Carolina if they were on different days and put that would poll about a year ago. So had been hacked what did you would have been able to put participated. Disaster up with the Pope. And Donald Trump is that a non issue the they just the death of Justice Scalia re appointing. Just as it is that of any import to the South Carolina voters and of the candidates. Kind of seized on either of those issues or put a poll out in the field and found on an hourly tears let's stay away from. Well we developed the with the Pope is really not going to affect Donald Trump I mean competent candidate because he's channeling the anger of conservative voters. Who work you know met not only Obama but the room party establishment. And and yet they're behind it and people he's brought is them could. The poll who haven't participated before. They're not going to be man the that evangelicals. Support known. You know they're not Catholic. But they're not going to be all that angry that kind of people think life like this book does well I agree with bill once some of the social issues. They're now likely could be. Strong Republican so much what strong supporter. So it that ruling not going to be a matter collegiate. The stuff we've become a big talking point because now all the candidates were going to be important. Bill personally winnings but they didn't even believe Supreme Court justices you'll have a general national impact. You know once you put somebody on the court. There there were reports years and the unit that is the first time analogue hole where you they did. Republican appointed justice. Stepped down or but he Democrat in office. It's a big deal and it'll be so important in the general election. Army in terms of the race itself you know they had three people in the race that are senators Marco Rubio. Did Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz and well let come into play they what they do in the senate I would think it would what they can actively do right now as opposed to philosophically with appointing a new justice. Two world you took crews directly upon that I remember correctly over the Judiciary Committee. You know point and the current bind India appointment. Four big did you'll definitely use who will be. The talking point in his. Campaign. For anyone else. Appreciate your time professor really do announce a busy time for Ian hopefully we'll talk again. Thank you Acer and again keep in mind I'm not normally does goofy. Usually worse. Professor Scott Hoffman political science instructor at the University of South Carolina and keep the focus. On south Caroline Caroline in presidential politics were not ignoring everything else are ready Janet where opinion poll to what we reduce addressing. Should President Obama get to pick justice scalia's replacement or should they wait until the next president. And the Republicans messed it up. In that. Instead of saying Mitch McConnell saying we're not gonna prove anybody blah blah blah I think they should play the game up I Etsy and we sends out. Now cents a but he also now keep dragging their feet if that's what they wanted to accomplish and that's what you think they should do. Until the election 63129. Before a seven right now time for DeVon WL first news and for that. Who else but David like you know this started in my mind is a non issue is it started it was one of those things of really adds I get a worry about. Along those lines I told people is growing a beard let my hair grow long is middling years. Smaller rally and a woman and okay that's. Gonna help. And I was pretty street. Oh boy and a woman says that area that's you sound younger one a little 32 yard Alley absolutely. Mom so the president's not going to scalia's service tomorrow and I just you know what's wrong with that he he done what's wrong what I mean I'm you know what I think it's terribly disrespectful and I don't know if it's. I mean it's time to let some things go at one point if you don't like the ways Scalia ruled on the bench he's dead let it go out out of respect for Supreme Court justice in your the president I'm not heard any. Excuse from the White House's something else he had to do. Why do is go we you know and understand isn't in terms of philosophy. From there's an excellent article I think didn't find it on my web page about amazing friendship. Between. Justice Scalia. And justice Ginsburg and aren't as opposed. Ya. There were not around but they were good friends exactly so I don't know. Well I'm looking at the AP right now and is as thousands of mourners from the president. And members of congress to former justices and tourists. Will all pay their respects today is the casket rests in the court's great hall. Right he they'll present the First Lady your goal and Friday to pay their respects them alike windows servers IC its service are strong picture. And I guess nick in the scope of things it doesn't matter who goes to whose funeral I just think in terms of respect. Did that. Cooperation between the branches of government whenever I I just that bugs me it really does yeah. In that front row that was very impressive. Well because there is respectful you know got medals each year right and it's brought to the Stanley relieved and seized his native you know maybe they don't. We'll talk about as we go on will also revisit South Carolina in a moment. Talk about the primary why is that one so important. And what makes South Carolina so important and could the news we do what is it history when it comes to primary winners becoming ninety as the nominee for the next. President will discuss when we return Tommy Tucker W. 64614. Before seven Tommy Tucker with a on a Friday morning. And you know we all get excited on Friday but especially so I think this weekend right now it's 56 degrees clear as. I don't know wide and it is going to be just delightful all weekend long suit you don't have any outside plans that makes them. Dave Warner joins right now professor of political science it leans in and he. He is certainly got plans for this weekend because of the south Carolina Republican primary good morning professor. Well good to hear from you professor. Tell me about that the primary the feeling among the voters and delay handicap and forming not about times and football. What about the about the primary end and who's likely to finish in the top three. And who's likely to trail of field and maybe not even a B in a race any more. Well I think it could take the top three I just can't pay their order happily truck is still leading. But I believe the battle is for second and I believe it's between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Cruz has a real good ground gang Marco Rubio has a lot of endorsements. And then on down the road I think Jeb Bush may be fighting off John Kasich here will have to see who finishes fourth. So that's my overall preview like most football games I may be wrong but there's the betting line. Was nasty in terms of pick in the three in order yet again. Yeah get a lot more money back if you do pig Miller you know that. So it's only talk about. What happens after this how how high. Sure. Well I think hit. That they can still stay in until mid march. As I understand all of them including bin cars have enough money to keep going to man. I think the real question is momentum. And how you were able to spark up on the story of doing better than expected. I think that goes for whoever finishes second thank. I think it crews finishes second it's not much on this story Marco Rubio finishes second it's a huge story. And and I think it Jeb Bush is able to fend off. The Ohio governor and I think he probably stayed on for a little while longer but he did indeed it's really time for him to rethink things. Com that leads South Carolina historically it is for people it don't. Really understand why is that so important and and what is the track record when it comes to producing nominees are producing eventual presence. Well let's it's a real red state in it always has been for the past twenty years ever since Reagan. And between 1980. And 2008. The winner of the South Carolina GOP primary was the Republican nominee for president. But then four years ago we take Newt Gingrich one of only two states to do so it looks like it picked Ted courage in this time. Who I don't know whether or not your vehicle when an ominous action but it looks like we're sort of off the scene in terms of picking a nominee. Like we were for a number of years. Boy you said. Crew's identities that you thought trump would win it. I think I think probably win it but I think crews are there finishes second is able to contend with and the next right now. But I'm so I went very clear. Anarchists who I thought I misunderstood something. So if cruise. Who loses out to rubio as she said and rubio coming in second that being a big surprise. How does that change his strategy and how to see. Used finally I guess a lower expectations after it happens but what does he do going forward. Well I think that Republicans are off seeding from the from the same trough the difference being trump who has his own independent. Support out there and Ali seems to finish first but only with around 30% of the vote. I think is more falloff on the other side. That canned those group of candidates will get more have more support him begin to rise. And I think they're battling to try and beat the top of the second tier so they can get that support. Rubio got a lot endorsements stand here. We're getting phone calls from the governor from the senator. It looks like to me that if he's able to finish second you get a real boost out of south Carolina's. You know you talk about calls in the governor and the senator and and a robo calls are people south Carolina's pretty much ready for everybody to pack up and go and then maybe especially after next weekend when it's all over. I don't know if everybody else is that I am an. They did toppled tired I got five pieces of mail yesterday in the mailbox. And five phone call last night from recorded phone calls. Yet at its I don't think it's any worse. Us here when we elected the governor and into Gaza we like Jordan somebody else is on the ballot sector right team and a lot of people we have secretary of state as big election. Anyway professes thank you so much hope those calls and soon. Have a good day angry week and I professor Dave Woodard professor of political science at Clemson but is it like a guy like to sit down and some Barbie Hewitt. Maybe it beard to discuss politics X 52 now time for Devin WL draft today. Tommy Tucker 6573. Before Sammy got the code word coming up. In the nationwide 1000. Dollar power halt cash contest. And I give you that ending tax Edward to seven to 81 to national contest you minds is gauge your weekend started. With 1000. Dollars apparently have angered some people with my opinion which is all it is I think it's rooted the president not to go to scalia's. Funeral bomb. Some techs come in and maybe so maybe the family said it would be too much of a distraction so they would prefer that. The president and the First Lady not attend. And I get about Ford takes NI. If the president was white he wouldn't be saying this. It's always about race with a Britain now it's not always about race with the president he you're not immune from criticism when you work in that Oval Office worthy of black white Italian. I'm Irish what have you plus the man is half white. That drives me crazy are we still. Hung up on the fact that seven and a half years later if you criticize the president. You are a racist. Please I will be glad to see the man get on office. Bomb or see doctor Ben Carson win. So let if a Democrat criticizes MI it's AI you're racist you say that's why strictly because he's black half a tank. It's not it's just. It just looking.