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3/27/17 Scoot 1pm-- Are extremists going too far?

Mar 27, 2017|

The extremes represented by The Freedom Caucus in Washington, D.C. and Take ‘Em Down NOLA may be destroying their own positions.

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It is say Monday afternoon. Rather warm when I hope you had a greets weekend part of my weekend and most of yesterday going to the Louisiana crawfish festival. Dennis shell match and that was it was very interesting always always fight again a little on the warm side. A parking not an easy task but from place to park and the crawfish. Or outstanding particular from a place called Casio has. If you get a chance to tweet me that spiced I was was tasting and crawfish down in an inch on that. I was teaching spice to an east tasty. And crawfish or cramps or seafood. And I'd like to know what that's spices. Because it was it was interest it was a little bit different but the crawfish were excellent. So was the music and if you went I hope you had a great time. By the way I Jeff Sessions. Announced action against Sanctuary Cities and their said it's 63 cities in New Orleans is one of them. I could lose federal dollars and he says this is a reasonable and just so that's something we'll get to. Soon I don't know if we're gonna get to that this afternoon will be talking about that time maybe tomorrow afternoon. The final four is sad and I found myself the last couple of weeks really getting into the hole March Madness of by the NCAA. And I really got it to the elite eight. And a final fours down to North Carolina and my god North Carolina Kentucky what do gain that Wallace yesterday. Mean you could not have written a script for basketball team better than that. Came down to like. Point three seconds left. As for the final play. But duke Carolina bleak place origin what's interesting about this is Reagan was the first team to want to win the final four. At the first final four back in 1939 they haven't been accents or against pac does take on North Carolina and South Carolina has never been in a final four. And I knew I don't I don't believe in second has been to the final forty years so I'm South Carolina and prozac. Both teams making it for the first time. You know at this point I would think it's gonna come down to consent get in North Carolina to be honest with him pulling for and Zagat or again. And it's it's exactly is in in 9 eastern Washington State in Spokane. There's. Now a lot of geographical distance between origin and Hackensack. So I know the end I know the NCAA in the of the ratings to the television in the ratings people. Or are more interested in something like. A second North Carolina and Oregon South Carolina but I just thought there was some really really I'm great great pastor Paul. Over the weekend when I read about this social media frenzy. Involving a tweet. About a United Airlines gate agent refusing to allow a couple of girls to board a plane. One of intent. Because you're wearing leggings. I couldn't help think you know we're going to be talking about this Monday afternoon. And and I realize that united has a standard for in particular for employees and for those traveling on a pass. And this was out this was surpassed these girls are traveling in the past. That links them to eat there any employee or. Are dependent. On for a for United Airlines and so they had their own dress code that is stricter than the general public. But I think the question that that I think needs to be answered is are linking is inappropriate for airline travel. And when did leggings become something it was considered inappropriate especially with the notes or even have a ten year old girl watch. Mean a realistic united has a right to their policy but why is this considered. Inappropriate. I don't get it we'll talk about that a little bit later in the show. As we as we open up the show there were something that I noticed over the weekend. Abouts. The extreme right. I'm just getting I'm just getting a message here from John brick. In our the studio. That's. The raiders moved to Las Vegas has been approved. 3121. I might have been one person from Oakland. I'm assuming. But the raiders are going to Vegas and there are already plans for big stadium. In Vegas and I just I feel so badly for the reader states. I mean these are among the mall and do we can relate to this year and who dat nation. These are among the most. Loyal dedicated fans in the NFL. And because they don't have a new stadium because they are smaller market. The can looser team. And as much as we don't like that I guess that is just the workings of a free enterprise system I mean this is capitalism. At its best. Some suffer some gang. I mean you can just imagine what that stadium and take it is going to be like. Meets the from the plans and I've seen it it's it's spectacular but in everything in Vegas is very spectacular. You mentioned like when you when you go out to the concessionary able to be up. A video slot machines. When will there be somebody they are like you know dealing cards. I mean this could be crazy. So anyway it'll be really adjusting to to see pound everybody reacts to that but I mean it's a great move for Las Vegas but you know once again. To exchange as a result of our free market society. But what I noticed over the weekend wise. The extreme. The extreme right of the freedom caucus in the House of Representatives. And simultaneous with that. The taken down knoller group here in New Orleans. Are proving. That the art of compromise is an integral part of the workings of society. And I found something in common with taken down no law. And the freedom caucus in the House of Representatives in in DC. Last Friday president trust plan to replace obamacare was pulled before a vote could be taken in the house. And it was viewed as a major defeat for the new president. Well over the weekend president trump sent out a tweet blaming the freedom caucus. Here's part of what our rights prima so White House chief of staff had to say on a FOX News Sunday yesterday with Chris Wallace. We were to the marine defining Planned Parenthood. The fact that some of these members took that and decided not to move forward with it I think is is a real shame and I think the president is disappointed in a number of people. That he thought were loyal to him that warrant we were to the marine defining Planned Parenthood. The fact that some of these members took that and decided not to move forward with it I think is is are we were to the marine defining plan to hello. Muster weather keeps repeating their that we would get his point are represented Charlie Dent Republican from Pennsylvania was on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday. And he said the president has a right to blame the hard line conservatives. A lot of the concessions that the White House is making at the end of this process were to try to appease and placate the hard right on essential health benefits and other issues. All to placate people who are not gonna vote for the bill. Anyway and by doing that they ended up alienating. More people on the senate writer moderates. Are so when we come back now to draw this parallel between the freedom caucus a group of conservative Republicans in the house. And take them down no. A group that I would say would not be even close to being conservative. There's a parallel between two these two groups. And I think this is also a reminder of how important compromise is. To maintain. The validity of your agenda. If you do when I join us for the comment about anything we get into this afternoon our numbers 2601878. Arie cut 504260187. Tex ever say seventy ace every Skoda and will be back. What's going on right now in our country. Is. A further indication. That being a strong moderate populous centrist. Is the dominant. Position in this country. The extremes represented by the freedom caucus in Washington DC on one side. And taken down Knoll here in New Orleans on the other side. They may be destroying their own positions. And this is a pretty general opinion poll this hour which will make more sense as we continue our discussion. Do you think the extremes are destroying their positions. Or do you applaud them for sticking to their principles as a party general people give your opinion by going to our web site. Every if you don't dot com okay so the freedom caucus a group of conservative Republicans in the house. They insisted on a strictly conservative plan to replace obamacare. The group vowed to vote no on that plan or any plan that did not mean dear conservative state enters. So the plan would be defeated. By failing to be open to compromise. And by insisting on a plan reflecting. Your conservative ideology. The freedom caucus could ultimately forced president trump and more moderate Republicans in the house. Like the Tuesday group. To make a plan to replace obamacare. Less conservative and more moderate. In order to replace the votes lost by the conservative Republicans with votes from moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats. The could indeed their freedom caucus could open the door for fur trump to work harder with the Democrats. So the irony is that refusing to accept the compromise. And by demanding it here's to district's conservative ideology. The freedom caucus is actually pushing health care plan to become ultimately more moderate. When it's a candidate in the election. War. A proposed deal. The extreme rights demand to force strict conservative ideology. Will facilitate their influence to be rendered. Insignificant. Is it better to stick with the principles or is it better to win. Let there are people who believe I would rather stick with the principles I would rather somebody stick to their principles. Didn't win so I mean I get that and and there are a lot of people in this country who feel that way. The president crop is not talking about working to get the support of Democrats. And ignoring the votes lost by the freedom caucus. In New Orleans the group taken down Noah which supports the removal of the three contested confederate Arum monuments in the city. Is not pushing for the removal of street names. And demanding a change in the names of Tulane University intro hospital because of the name sakes linked to slave. While I think the initial Andrew stirred up this controversy to appease. His voting base in New Orleans by calling for the prominent monuments to be taken out in the first place the question is if they're taken down. Where do we stop. Andrew Jackson did go to the pinnacle. Stoic statue of Andrew Jackson and in Jackson square New Orleans. This is being brought into the debate. And now the names of Tulane University central hospital. Are targets for. Change or removal. Taken down all alike freedom caucus in Washington DC. I think could elusive support for their mission if there's a failure to compromise and draw a line somewhere. The new C worked. It seems to be compromise. And and and compromise is a function of all human relations. From couple's two opposing political groups. Compromise unfortunately though has been used as sharp political ammunition. Against those who compromise. And that should change you were ever going to unite ourselves as a country. Now this a lot of support for removing the statutes these confederate Arab monuments in New Orleans. But some of that support may be lost if for moving the monuments is directly tied to changing the name. A Tulane university for example. History. Cannot be rewritten. But deep counts of history. Must be briefer. And maybe that's a form of compromise. What are those representing the the the group that is trying to keep the monuments where they are. Said. Maybe there should be an additional plaque and it to all of them all of the confederate aero statues monuments. Maybe there should be up a plaque attached to that. Explaining. Their view of history now. Compared to the view of history when they aura. History cannot be rewritten. Back counts in history must be Great Britain. The movie hidden figures. Which is about the the critical role African American women African American women played a critical role in America and orbiting the earth. In a big race for space. That's a classic example of how inaccurately history has been written. And we all should. We all should have known that history but we didn't and it should not have taken a movie. To educate us as to the role of these African American women in the race for space. No American should be satisfied. With the slanted account of history. That puts them in a position of superiority. We should all want. An accurate account of history. And allow our character. And are merits. To define the position we ought to get a hold of society. So the freedom caucus and taken down no. Are driven by opposite ends of the political spectrum but both represent extremes. And the actions of these two groups. Are demonstrating that. Standing by your strict principles. Doesn't really work to serve your purpose. On the contrary the actions of these two groups. Accentuating. I think the vital role if that plays the compromise plays in our society. OK if we take down the monuments we have to draw the line somewhere. We have to. Remember the theory the six degrees. Of Kevin Bacon. And the theory wise that you and me and everybody. Is somehow related to Kevin take. That we're we're so we're so close to two each and beat somebody's no supplier is somebody in the family. Was part of so another words we're we're all we all have some connection to Kevin Bacon that's the theory of that. And so you know I mean do we now have to start talking about the six degrees of slavery. Think about everybody who's tied to slavery. Pick about the millions. And millions. Of African Americans. Tide are tied directly linked to the African Americans. Dead or in cahoots with whites. From Europe to sell slaves. Do do we discount those people as well. At some point we have to draw a line. And to me this is really all about compromise and I've heard an op Ed blog for our website. That is titled the new Siewert. Is compromise. And I just aren't something so interesting in that the freedom caucus. In the house in Washington. And taken down only in New Orleans. On and being unwilling to compromise to the point where they may actually rendered their positions. Moved. That they may actually force. Support. To leave them. And go in the other direction. If you wanna join us with your thoughts to your comments are numbers 2601. A separately. Every coach 5042601. A semi tech's a 7870 from Metairie Patrick got time for a quick comment welcome to the show. By a particular call on your aggregate goal. What amazes me when it on the monument is one out walk beat Jack and where. Or local. Everybody is there. Says hey look they're they're they're jacked right there with a great global war hero caught for the out you know levee. A lot of people being under and decades. Of border. Or even ordered the and I want to confront people thought walk by the collapse on her. Patrick I'm connecting it to a perhaps theaters CBS news ebbed. I don't know I like about PayPal mark O'Connor it amazes me people I don't know that he died decades before the double war started. And that brings me to the point out we're all. Tied in some way to slavery CBS WW others coming up and we'll be back.