Mar 4, 2016|
Tommy talks to Karen Kedrowski, a Prof. of Political Science & Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University, about the GOP debate.
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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I don't know. Who would be. Lot why did it. Armed trouble is zero anyway. On time of the debate last all yeah did you hear. Can help with I don't know what. He had a weird dream last night when receive likened were countless of like remember when done at all. As the president Mr. President I guess you and a front row I'll what'd you tell us about the presidential PP. The running. You who like now we're back on the out again on the hands and stuff. Mean back on it. It is I would put out a way today. Wait what because it was a first started the press conference and let you consider that being away early days subnet and I I. At one time considered voted for voting for Donald Trump and I still may. Let me tell you what bodies and and it goes to his thought process he talks about what negotiator he has. How he's gonna back China down etc. aria but this to me goes to his thinking. David duke not exactly endorsing him but saying you know like if you don't vote for a new year treasonous went around and on paraphrasing it. Tom you committing treason or espionage whatever he says all Donald Trump had to say it was. Look this is America anybody can endorse whomever they want I don't want his endorsement if in fact it's when he didn't and that's behind this is it out just move on. Last night with Marco Rubio in the small and hands thing all he had to say it was. Market a year attacking me for my hands and I have no idea what you're talking about I don't I don't understand what they did. Joke is on and when you try as the ideal what is it I don't I don't get it. Turnaround a mark rubio then suddenly he looks like the school child make in the genitalia joke and you know it's idiotic mean can figure that out I just wonder if we've really wanna turn the keys of the country over to him. Conversely I can't vote for Hillary I won't vote for Hillary. So I never could before last night's figure out how people just stay home and not vote. I don't know meters aren't Alina worries arousal and gamma I you know I just don't know I went to bed last night. Sick to my stomach is those things that won a playoff game that's how bad I felt about what is on TV. Basics the only one and I would trust with the White House at this point but. You don't have a chance not just how to about it to truth and nobody wants a year that needs you Lou sounds like a boring policy guy but. Pretty much adds that speedily get things done so well taught. I guess the only answer is Republican National Convention last Republican debate last night. Your thoughts. 612 Tommy Tucker back in a flash evident. Definitely know it's hard on him around but as I would I. I added the app that brought breathe lion you can't breathe. Three I know it's hard I know it's hard but just. When they're the only yogurt and hands it is you cannot. I really hope that we don't you don't see other on this day where he's very flexible so we never now. Tommy Tucker Devin WL. Get mad at me I don't care. I have never in my life in his embarrassed to be Republicans I am right now. When I go to vote tomorrow and they ask me for the party affiliation embassy Ramone. Or what. Ramon. And so I mean Republican. Negro quick Q&A and W good morning. Frustrated zone you know he'd. You know. I agree with your honor and not. A point where he liked it turned out that it does not believe that. They're there ought to act like children and he said he had not everybody is displayed at that like that. What they want ear and I'm like you know what we talk about the issue that made the cut and what are you gonna help that. Give a rat's rear end Pete about from the university. Know how much time how much time did they spend on that last night. To. I'm an end that whole you know he. Hit a point where you buy you think they're a little. They maybe they should just relax day you know yeah when you're and that can't happen even going on open gonna. Oh yeah I. And Winthrop University good morning Karan the more I. Om have you ever not presume you've been following politics for awhile you Ph.D. See your doctor can brows ski and for political science correct it it so I have you ever heard a presidential debates start with a discussion over genitalia. Never yeah it's a new round. And and maybe in the direction that we really don't want that American politics standards and let me know about prime time. Not on the east terrorist it's certainly in central mountain and Pacific time and that's. The illusion are very carefully done and ensure that there would be some parents might have acted in the war or a life. I was horrified because it was so easy on. Well and I'll point. Add. And well and and at that and that today it it just struck me inadequate somewhere between a fraternity brawls. And you know boys on the playground. You know with my fill in the blank indeed appear so on the blank whether it's an issue or. You know Michael can be at your polls are even worse and that I'll like it intently appeared the Republican Party. That has banned since 1980 facing a huge gender gap in voters' rights and women are majority of the voters and they flocked to the Democratic Party. And this isn't going to help this kind of rhetoric is going to come back and client. But the nominees whoever he is on the Republican side. And and certainly not do any thing in terms of putting them republics it and placing the Republican Party and competitive position. In the general election it will probably hard. Now by some miracle the Republicans might still be able to win the general election but it will be in spite of that. I went in with your doctor with whom. Am the witness well and that is all so extraordinarily good question no one who is trying to write about heavy district senior patrician and I mean his outward the adult on this stage is in fact giant case. The case say has of course now won it single stated Donald Trump would be very quick to point out. And rubio and create have won relatively few compared to Donald Trump. So that that that they're really good question no matter who the nominee is is going to phase and really difficult. Mom I keep hoping doctors that and you know on the Tennessee tanning guy writes I keep hoping that somewhere. Somehow there is some master of the Republican Party that is creating all of this chaos for some desired effect. NN at the end of it all they're gonna send as the perfect candidate at a brokered convention what do you think. Well and I think that. Kind of how it was trying to position and saying that means you're at an extraordinary things that happened yesterday I from a debate and didn't involve the discussion genitalia. Wednesday. You know the the party's nominee who is arguably the most senior Republican in the country at the moment. Stating that the Republican Party needs to turn away from its RI. And and moved toward a brokered convention. Weird somebody well whether it's my afford gentleman on the stage or some other states here comes forward. I actually think a brokered convention would be extraordinarily damaging to the Republican Party. These in these debates certainly aren't going to help when every year party with this kind of deep division. It goes it's time. Most usually goes on to. To defeat in November. And I you have to do is look back at 68 in Chicago for the Democrats. The Kennedy challenge against Carter in 1976. That Reagan's challenge against Ford in seventy. 76 or rather the Kennedy challenged in Carter and AD it is you know. Beat the protests against jobs and which led him to not run for reelection in 64. When you have this kind of division within a party. It yet to translate. Doctor can draws you have to stop for traffic LB have a couple of minutes well went talking about something that. As it relates to David duke as a relates to Marco Rubio in the infamous. Anyway the hand thing last night I got to ask you a question because what would comes to my mind is. This tells me everything about Donald Trump's skills. Political skills negotiating skills etc. like doctor Karen could Rouse he Eric Gasper a professor of political science. Dean of the college of arts and sciences at Winthrop university and a questions 260187. He can text a new 87876. Tony three time now. The double WL traffic. This campaign I've talked about issues. I have never tried to go and get into these contests roms that we're seeing here on the stage and people say everywhere ago. You seemed to be the adult on the stage. Oh yeah why did he make a rugby reference. When he said scrum that's kinda idiocy we have resorted to that we have dug deep evolved into now with this election. 617 John casing there I think he has. The only guy would consider voting for after last night he really is an and I think he did himself. A favor by just staying above and it looked like Ted Cruz doctor Karen to drown skeet ride. But he just couldn't do it he tried to say about it but he just couldn't yes now what you think. Now I'm angry and you know it. One of the things that every public and eight the Republican leadership irony that term establishment both the Republican leadership that worry about it and candidacy has been trying to do is to figure out. You know how to. Howell to take you down and write you know what I can make it criticized him because they know that the Democrats are going to do it in the general election believe me. That Hillary Clinton's campaign charity working up there opposition research teams to be on the presumption that trump will be the nominee. And that you know the Republican field is really went fairly easy on trump. During most of the primary season because they thought that he would fizzle out as other. Outsider candidates have as other. There outsider candidates in this elections. To hit you know what it's senior Syrian and cart and they were not on the stage last night. And now what they're trying to do it to figure out what's going to stay and and trumpet. Has really become an attack on presidential candidate there's a lot of advocates wanted him and it appeared to try boaters. Just don't care. Doctor I got in Iraq Dugas and when to be out of time and I got to ask you these this question. When it comes to Donald Trump and his ability to quote think on his feet to negotiate. Attitude to be able to stand up to prudent or whomever. What did David Duke's thing on just a dumb radio guy Ali had to say is you know what does America he endorse whoever he endorse who every once. I don't want his endorsement but I can't stop him from saying it that's Orleans and its own last night with Marco Rubio instead of getting into the gutter I would of turned it on Marco Rubio keep in mind I'm a dumb radio guy. At a said Marco I don't. I don't understand what you're talking about with the hands I don't know what you were trying implying. I don't know why the hands of this size in my hands matter what we talk about something else I don't know what that means. That turns it on Marco does it not. Now when I'm just saying it is even if you wanna talk about it make him look like the child and I just dumb. I'm radio guy. Right now it back then and a much. And I think much. Better that aren't so I just them being able to get elected and turn it on onto another candidate completely ignore it because it was not worth it bring you right. I was I'm too real quick to speak to Donald Trump's judgment is. Is his campaign this portly Ron does he have advisors that don't know what the heck they're talking about or do they tell many just don't listen goes up freelance is does what he wants. Suspect it's the latter rather than the former I mean Donald tramp as an enormously successful business person and is used to being able to do worse they would every want split. And having success in the business world. I'll wait do we he would land however if he was running for opposite that you can't hire convicts. I can't look at that that you're not doing what I want to do so here tired independently elected. And it would be hard against it too you know a diplomat. And do the same thing right you know and and so there's and our full list that he that'd be required in the position that it's certainly not demonstrating on the campaign. Real quick and and a 32 answer and I hate to do is Floyd does trump the dumb one of my favorite movies is a campaign where. Zagat connected shoots a little ceremony say well that's that it must do it he's out of the out of the IRA's and and the girl exit the the news reporter looks at the things is now two point bump. Some just wondered after last night as does is hurt trump does he go up even more because people like this is the altar meant. Mom trump that we saw last night. I'm I think it certainly and it solidified the people who are supporting him and and you add to its credit is mobilizing a lot of people to turnout in Republican primaries. That that are new voters. Whether or not they would come in the general election is another. Question and what it means in terms of the general election electorate which are different and the primary electorate remains to be seen. Thank you doctor we talked to you again. Doctor caring to browse he professor of political science doctor and yet dean of the college of arts and sciences in Winthrop University. I'm still a little. I won't say sick to my stomach but all chewed up because. I really do feel after what I saw last night that the saints lost a playoff game. And the situation is hopeless tell me why I'm wrong please at 260187. I thought there was time market vote for Donald Trump. Non thing and not so much needed thing I'm wrong timing evening I'm right plumbing notes X 32 time now WL first news in hand that sick feeling you get where the saints lose a playoff game in and you'd just feel like the situation is hopeless beyond just you're not right why not also feel after Watson debate last night Mike and belt Jay's morning. A good morning. Yeah I know I applicable record or show lot. Arctic for our upper. You open on out like all got great talker that you look at the TV shipment. And it. Now like that the guy when he that the pay. You know I all feel. Bret everybody out like it's certainly outlook and it into it there. And so radio out there others oh while all shot. You know that you'd geography. An electorate has not paid birdcage security wasn't too well the heat shall review article well all right. Evangelicals. With Allard now there. Or the country where he's gonna get a good look at it collapsed a focus group afterwards. Any at all talking. As alt crop or oh bird though while you were. Kelly just killer then later he walked pay outrageous. DC one. All they are not great at all. Eager presidential. And to pick Hillary went in which you tell them that they focus so circuit. There are at least where the train grant. Let and we got to go to U Bloomington idea. I don't disagree with you from the beginning I saw John casing was the most qualified to be president how ever. When it comes to it to show business he's a policy wonk but you know what those are the people that get things done. He tells the truth and nobody wants to hear that. He talks about what you can't do they she got to do that difficult situation. You don't talk from bullet points he talks from experience he talks from how things actually. Can happen what you have to do to make those happen pounding in my once a year. There are a lot of Republicans will feel what they want they want trump. So you're tropical trial of the girl. Or are accurate and you know last night he'd used as pointed me like you wouldn't believe I don't. I don't think I'd give the keys in my house live on the White House this win again it wouldn't thank you Mike appreciate called yell gimme cult talk me off the ledge. If he if he saw the Republican debate last night and you don't think it was bad as I think it was a war hold hands with me and jump. Maybe if they get was that they had 260187. In on a lighter note. Do you talk politics in your house he had talked with you wife Mike mentioned just now is his wife walking past the TV saying who's that. Let's listen make up of your house sold is data republic get on the husband or whomever is one Democrat won a libertarian. And can you discuss it without getting angry likely candidates did last night 64317. Before seven. Back in a flash and other W. Look at those hands are they small. And he referred to my hands in this small something else must be small but I guarantee you there's no problem Mike Garrett. Is that presidential I don't know I know George Washington had wooden teeth. I hope he stopped there. Well before seven Tommy Tucker I get attacked the times electricity. When you text me. With nothing but vitriol and if you don't know that means it's nastiness all you're doing on his. Repeating basically what what these guys it on the stage last night with the exception of case. I wanna know if you're Republican or are you proud of that are you vote for drop you vote for Hillary on. They are not mutually exclusive at this point I would be open a third candidate. Mom is actually get the Democrats the White House I don't know. But I would ask you right now. After what you witnessed last night did you change your mind on Donald Trump. Or did it solidified the way you feel with C do and even from the sound bite your urges now. Was he being Donald Trump and his blood that you Wii isn't that what you want and I'll whitehouse. Some texts and and is owes you give the keys you know housing Hillary now. If anything I'd get into trouble for Hillary does I think it'll have been more honest a little more honest. This crap about trump university I was screaming. At the TV last night I get a text is same case it was on the board of Lehman Brothers and they are bailed out. If you're gonna find. If you think you're gonna find a politician at this level of the game. That has no baggage behind them. I'm sorry and I don't mean this disrespectfully. But you are as pollyannish as a kid take in his or civics class. Or her first civics class. That is not the way politics works especially at that level. You'll have to cut a deal after deal after deal case included Bernie Sanders included. To get to that levels so if you'll let imprisonment with no baggage. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you're gonna find and that's why they have broad research job Waco Jordan research. Where they. Opposition research ninety where they looked every skeleton and everybody's closet. So I honestly don't know that's on what you call in right now substantively not with. You would you. Drop woods could drop that I can do any good that's like. Last night. Do you think we learned anything from last night the only thing I learned last night is Casey. Is the only guy all of the four on that stage that I would want with the nuclear codes that I would want in the Oval Office that is a real list. However again when it comes to campaigning I don't think he has a shot you know wine. Because he's boring because he tells the truth because he knows how the system works and a system when you get right down to it is boring. If you Edwin Edwards had a quote in its not politically correct anymore the only thing that hurt him. Is if he would be caught with a dead girl or a live boy. And it's true because if you look at the clintons with Whitewater if you look at the other scandals. Not just on a democratic side on the Republican side. It if you're gonna screw somebody you know to do when you're in politics you make it's so complicated that it's like the movie inception. That you have to have a legal pad and draws circles here which led to that and a square than two lines Leno. The American public doesn't have the patience that. Where the time for that or even the will to do that. It wants out and sample set yet tactic I whether it girl that he should have boom days did disqualified if if a woman. Om is is caught. Naked pictures up one time posted on the Internet whom she's done. And I and I think that's part of the process and and I am sick to my stomach about everything SO last night if I am wrong please. Talk me down off the ledge it if you disagree you can call me and it of the year pro. Are probably a ready jaguar in April and I'm just trying to keep it real here I really am I'm sick to my flippant comical one iso last night. 650 tila taiba the poll when we come back on WW. He's not of the temperament. Of the kind of stable thoughtful person we need is a leader. His imagination must not be married to real power. If you would have run and even if he would of won. It would have been bad he doesn't have what it takes to be precedent that I can tell you he doesn't happen. Now I'm not wired up right. And anybody that really nosy person we'll tell you that. I would rather fight than make lump it is just the way I don't know why I don't know what went wrong when I was kid I don't know if it's the way I was born on and off pitched in attic but it's the way I am. Our body texting. 99.9. Percent of them are positive intelligent agreeing with me but every now and then one of them comes at it just really gets me. And missile and says so it wasn't until last night that trump disappointed use as a lot about you. I tell you this I have big ears and it wary medium golf glove when I play. So you my friend or is and I appreciate your listening and texting but to me. You are as bad as anybody on the stage last night and you are the reason you are partially responsible for what happened on the State's last night. Whether democratic goal Republicans. Because instead of sharing ideas. Instead of saying why. You resort to personal attacks like how big somebody's hands on how big somebody's years czar. And when trump said everything was okay down there may be he was talk about South America I don't know. Will be back with VW well.