Jun 28, 2016|
Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners about continued efforts to stop Donald Trump from being the GOP nominee.
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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Thank you Chris couple of of deaths in the sports world legacy shooting knowledge Buddy Ryan. According to. Associated Press I guess. Route dead and 82 he was a father Robin racks and I think the most winning NCAA division one coach ever. Has passed away and I was pat summit in off the women's basketball coach legendary Tennessee choose only sixty force so. Which is wanted today acknowledged that well a conversation continues about. This created delegate movement delegate movement. Basically would Regina Thompson. Whom we spoke to earlier and other members of this organization and other organizations wanted to do. It's our right all of people had voted for the delegates. They were pledged to the different candidates you know what that was just some rough indicators are gonna throw all of that out the window. And we're gonna presume that the delegates. At the Republican Convention. No more than they do and we're gonna pick a nominee that's best for us and if you don't know how to delegate process works. Alitalia. In a minute right now that to become a delegate to the convention and she is as a matter of fact and a member of the GOP 1000000000 a car to morning on DeVon WL. Roach those are all Asian nation ever Jew I want. Does it State Street at ten billion dollar mark. Primary election. People. Spend it doing about it at all. Adding note people talk. In the and in oh. Or delicate. You know I mean I'll call back on. That. Particular. A real. If all. Goes a little. And we'll call it. Yeah. Got I think about the southern yacht club just to be fair but I guess but they get you appointing any other thing. A column brought up and I think this is everything Willis your private organization. And you can make your own decisions. Well then why did you allow Donald Trump to run in the first place and if you can. Then. Whatever the result of the primaries is if you can throw that out. And let the delegates caucus and NB a delegate you really have to be a party insider. And you can become a member of the party I guess if you hang around long enough. It would. Mean. Are on. All well. And I'll. And I have no I have no idea thank you Billy I appreciate called real quick you think political insiders to hear about you and what you want or resist. Mom and kinda like. Completely out of our hands where there are small group of people relatively small the population of the country. That are really controlling everything goes on. Outlook. Call him right there and everything. The GDP goes on from. Because it's been about. All the normal brought death so what comic book. Gotcha thank you Billy we got to go but I would like to ask you and meant talking about. Even specific candidates meant to hear an answer I'm thinking you know what this might be all and a lot of men and women died begin this is right to vote. But I am on the in the wonder if it in this day and age even means anything and certainly no disrespect him them. But it's a small group of people are beach parties can decide independently. And in and keep in mind is not everybody at the party this small group that supposed to be represented him. I mean did you vote really matter if if the person you vote for has no chance that he begin on a ballot. Tommy Tucker will be back to the W. Welcome to think that it. Hitter we've we saw that last week some very. Careful accurate analysis that. Up to twelve million Democrats actually voted in Republican open primaries and pocket to its cash and consider that about 60% of the people who voted. Did not vote for Donald Trump so we've got. You know what would got a computer though those things all style. Now that is Regina Thompson co-founder of free the delegates and I'm spending some time on this because. I've cited extremely disturbing that we get up wheat we take time from what we're doing and we over the polling place. And we cast their vote in the presidential primary because by the time it's. You know the general election rolls around it's a little eight did did try to get involved in the political process and an. Evidently we always wind up saying this the best we can do. And right now I'm in the bunch a text from people Zain really Hillary Clinton Donald Trump of everybody in this country that's the best weakened due. But at at what point. Does the will of the people factor in business it's seems to me what she's saying is you know what you don't know what you want. We're gonna tell you what you want. And it is private organization I get that at a I'd let me I registered I'm not. At any dues or go to any meetings or get paddled or anything like that so. And just troubled by this because. If you can go vote in the primary. And and Republicans and GOP. I guess conventions. Committee whatever you call it the rules committee can change the rules. It might be nice vote buddy I even goal. And do you think this whole thing is ringed. And I hate to say that but but sometimes they think when he comes to politics. That it's like wrestling if you've ever seen a movie the wrestler with Mickey Rourke where they. They sit in the back in the in the dressing room any talk about what routines they're gonna. Run and and who's gonna win and who's gonna lose. And I think sometimes that the powers that be would the Democrats and Republicans kinda get together on net when it comes a controversial. Issues is to only gone outlook will be pro the issue being tied. Either way it will keep getting reelected whether you're Republican or Democrat. And we'll continue to run the country. And I know that sounds like crazy talk that sounds like some kind of wacky conspiracy theory. Bowling you have a movement within the party. To deny that the delegation which by the way we all with the nomination rather we all knew I think pretty well. That Bob Dole didn't have a chance we all knew that John McCain for all intents and purposes. Didn't really have a chance but that. They had waited long enough for their turn. And they won in the primaries. So why I was there are no move to free the delegates at that point. And she said his organization's been around along time it is the first time they've ever become active. Now and also like to ask you as a if you Ari registered Republicans. Will would your reaction be to the convention. Three in the delegates and then nominating Ted cruiser whomever on the first vote. What would you go vote would you out of spite vote for the Democrat would you go and ignore the presidential race and vote for the representatives. And third of the senate that's up for election. And what about the Supreme Court nominee do you think the Republicans are tanking this may been on purpose maybe not. And they're screwing this thing up and you're gonna wind up with a very liberal Supreme Court. They're saying a hundred years I don't know. I guess if you look at the average age of the justice may be in and one leave and or not it. Nobody they are Republicans bottom line energy is screwing this up as much as they possibly ten. I do eight when he won. Tommy Tucker coming back with your calls and text to 601878. 8787. If you wanted to text right now he's traffic on DeVon W. We had a lot of stuff planned by adapter and from Regina Thompson co-founder of three of the delegates. That is a movement to try to. It seems they take the nomination away from Donald Trump although he hasn't really. And yet he's the presumptive nominee. They wanna allow all 2472. Delegates to vote for whomever they choose. In setting casting their ballots according to the results of this state primaries and caucuses. And trump of course won the most votes and field of seventeen I think it was. And Elena Wallace good morning and Devin WL thank you for calling. Hi good morning count me love you. And that it. Shame that they would try to get it out because he hit a lot more people in it could already been on again. Add. It's a shame. How. You didn't get that all color and Betty pocket. And I think it is great. You'd think using an aunt and I don't mean to him. Make it sound like conspiracy here anything and lacy things about the building bird group in new world order and it. There's one other one woman who knows that. It's just in my opinion and and who knows who's right now you may well be. I think it's more. Here's some of the leaders are people that are active in the party. You know when he tees pre score up but isn't this as salute outgrow our. I can play called comic here. I really hope that they don't pull it off. And I still hope that he nominee and I really do believe. He is the pot. Checking it out and Utley but got it. Right now. Atlanta. And thank you known lady called and it is clear this up. I am not. Hank campaigning for Donald Trump I am a registered Republican my problem here that was with the process. And I think that there is no way. And on demand a media here implement a process keep in mind I'm a registered Republican. The Republicans are screw and it's not like you couldn't believe. So you say it is not only are you not endorsing. Your presumptive nominee. You do everything you can to change the rules. This group the people who got out and voted for him. And say you know what says nice things are common now or to do whatever we want Stephanie new loans higher and WL. Anthony you. I mean it's. Like you're the guy and I just not that way. But the part that that money to support it. About as much as a democracy I think they call. All right but it helped me out to reach people. Alec RT yeah that's is analogous to thank. Where it's a select few. Kinda decide what's best for everybody knows they'll theoretically. That our government is set up them anywhere in the House of Representatives. And those who represent. The interests of the people and that's why they are up through reelection every two years and and maybe respond in a knee injured men are strictly represented the district or their state. But the senate the reason they're up through reelection every six years as they're supposed to be looking out for the best interests. Of the country not necessarily. Their state. But now I think. Dvd out regard he is happening because it deciding who it is that they put on the ballot and you have very limited choices and I think it's handing on both sides. I. It. Oh or a there republic either way I think to thank him lady called Stephanie. Have a good day to 60187. You're gonna continue this conversation which your first reaction the freed their delegates movement. Is that a good idea basically what that means it is. Every delegate that people voted for that was pledged to Donald Trump you don't want to get yet again about. Go to the convention vote for whomever you want. You hear that what is your reaction of that and that's what the lady told this will continue to play excerpts from our phone call. And she was Regina Thompson co-founder of free the delegates. I I did to say the least disturbing. And disingenuous. And it kinda does make me think well why even vote why. What went differences that make you feel your nose and vote for a candidate. And it always happens this way gets distilled down and we say this the best we can do uneven opens us. Somebody else throw people in a string semi what you think. Right now more calls rather when we come back at T six 1878. And you're taxed at 87870. Right now though it is time for double WL offers news. And that we get a Chris Miller thank you Chris been having a spirited discussion about. The free the delegates movement and we talked to Regina Thompson about that and basically what that would do is. Free every delegate that there. From following what it was that the people that voted in the primaries said they wanted. And she said he within their private member organization and they can set the rules and I think do what they light. And if their private organization and why they didn't know tell Donald Trump to begin with that he couldn't be a candidate. Lloyd in new wall and says he is a member of a state committee and a lawyer I'm so glad you called him. Tell me. Mom but don't tell me about the whole process Tommy who tell me about how you came to be a state delegate. Andy your feelings on the free the delicate movement. Both. I guess procedural procedurally legally may be and morally. Part delegate to the convention. I'm a member of the state central committee that elected for that about this the part why he stayed at their own rules without which is their delegates. And that's what causes some of the problems. Is that sums that allow non Republicans. To be in the primary to vote for the Republican standard there. That people you know it's like a Baptist Church wants ever bought it and. But only members of the Baptist Church that you connect pastor. You know it makes sense that have non members. Deciding who your next leaders going to be part of problem related stage. It lets take it step by step Lloyd so in that instance. Republicans are free to go and vote for Bernie Sanders if they wanted where they not. Well that's only if and that state the Democrats allowed. Non Democrats to a lot to vote in the primary. Each state has different. Well now be. It in a way the first thing that the three the delegates organization. Should look at as I have in the state committee like. The ones that you remember of doing a lobby and do whatever it takes to make sure that they can't happen right. I agree and you know that that's an issue that India we have closed primaries bill. Democrat vote for Democrats and Republicans Republicans. But it honesty it's different. Earlier on about what would happen if they'd get treated delicate and you know alt and him broke lose a Cleveland. I think it would end up with Donald Trump as our nominee. Really. Get up for practical reasons let it opens up the bill. And we ended up with someone other than Donald try to think what happened in my opinion. And I happened it Donald would not my first second or third choice for a nominee. We would end up with they'd better. And we guarantee President Bill Clinton. Because the fact supporters who are strong support Donald Trump would never vote for whatever alternate candidate would be presented. And it would guarantee ya Hillary president. Not an admirable it intuitively I think it would be so angry that they would go and vote. For Hillary justice and I watched this may be camera. Yeah I'd. Probably not that. But did you know you'd end up with independent trump candidacy whether he wanted to or not and it would vote Republican vote in guarantees Hillary Clinton as president. And so delegates. Even if given naturally would look at that happening dynamic and say. I'm still going to vote for Donald Trump to be the nominee. Even though summon that might be out there because the best chance we have right now unifying the party and beat Hillary Clinton is try. So we have been in fact in maybe had to understand what you said before if in fact. They do. Three of the delegates and come up with another nominee be it Ted Cruz John days ago he remembered the order that they dropped out now. Do you think that would ensure. That the Democrats who get the White House. And I can agree with the thank you lord no real quick how do you go about being a member of the state committee talent dummy your rise to that. Well. We have the primaries. Last fall and the elections in the spring. Each person in a region the Republicans do it right and districts. And so I'm a member of senate districts three and there to people that may intrigue you know entry date anybody who's. Republican in our area can choose Iran has delegate to. He has not had to be number. Committee. And so I'd like papers and what elected not my region. Did you say you had a beamer in the state central committee. I gotcha I don't. Understand. I will thank you Lloyd I'm glad you called and we you and I agree on some things disagreements and things and it's fine and is America. What's the deal like Elena beat you better be able to speak you mind and I think you votes that are county 44 Tommy Tucker back with you in a flash. A double to be well. Tommy tiger delighted to be back with you Andy elated to be back in this country. And money and new ones matter fact great trip to Italy with some of VW listeners was sent me back to work. We all agree time we really didn't mention names I mean one thing he says. As on is interesting is while we were waiting in the Atlanta airport weary on next. Accessible for me it's gonna be worse but they're talking about next year nominal Spain seem to be the the leader in the voting and at a pay attention to that because they voted. Not so much we've created delegates and Regina tubs and we talked to earlier who. Seemingly wants to come trio of the delegates at the convention and in essence a and the results of the primary that no matter. Kevin good morning inevitably well thank you for calling. Moderate job ought. They were in great. That you can read the anchor of the American people vote critic can't primary. I think lauded right you know beat it beat it do what. She's sane and David is very spot that he could. If you're going to play. I think you're right. You know on ahead. The problem and about education. People and country. Feeling that we ought to. Hit the more. And you know work on July we. Do not children from eagle oh well. Every angle. On the rhetoric might have been sold in America. Under it. It. Tom Dick you know what I what I think does Mamie think about. This morning Kevin and everything we discussed is. I'll just gotten completely out of our hands. Where where it's kinda like you know you you use starred. I can't even think of an analogy right now but you start with something that's a good idea and when you mentioned education. Where we thought it was one way and then those who could manipulate the system did. And now those of us synergy is. Not Dylan had been busy gonna work in reason family's everything else realize they wait a minute as a runaway train we gave him get on it right now. I agree that. I think that's our problem. By. In me and we've got out grind it out a lot and I. Don't think it would be it a lot. Country. And she. Got all all all all the top locked up. Gadget candidate to catch up and we got to go to traffic gates 53 Devin WL. 858 signing Tommy Tucker talking about today. A move to free the delegates and in essence invalidated in my opinion every vote that. Anybody can ask for Donald properly any other delegate unless it happens to be the delegate that the Republican committee your convention decides on. Text comes in and I signed is introducing as well. A mom fourth of July 4 of July can we not say Independence Day falling on the fourth of July. I you know I don't know to say anymore about anything I really don't know if it's you know weeds and you can't say for the July and hang it's eighth. Independence Day falling in the fourth of July everything. Anybody says old friends somebody. And can attack and that is well no that wasn't the case and Italy. Because I didn't speak the language. I didn't offend any of them and eight and offend any of me at least that we knew love because. You know I'm sure they were calling me. Stupid American and and I was saying some of the things that no they're very polite people in Italy take a break coming back. Talking about the Supreme Court striking down a Texas abortion law you saw it yesterday on the news. I am I can hit a people a problem with the people just celebrating and being so enemy. About this very serious procedure will be back seven W.