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Do you think the extremes are destroying their positions or do you applaud them for their unrelenting positions?
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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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And welcome back to our show. We're talking about the similarities that I find a parallel that I find between the freedom caucus to group of conservative Republicans in the house. In Washington DC. And the strict motives of the taken down build a group that wants the statues removed. Both of these groups. I believe are so extreme. That they're gonna cause ultimately an erosion in support for their causes. You've got president trump already talking about working with Democrats. Writing off. The conservative Republicans who are part of the freedom caucus writing them off. Because he lost their votes so is gonna of trying to replace their votes with the votes of moderate Democrats. That doesn't help the conservative cause. So do you think the extremes are destroying their positions. Or do you applaud them for sticking to their principles. That's a pretty general opinion poll here's an update 89%. Say they are destroying their positions. A 100% say they applaud them for sticking to their principles give your opinion by going to our web site WW dot com. And it it would get right back to work to your calls so here and Paula just hang on we'll be right back to your calls. The director of office management and budget so I was on Meet the Press yesterday. Here's part of what Mike malls and on multi sent. Michael Clady had this to say about how broken Washington is. One thing we learned this week is that Washington was a lot more broken than president trump thought that it was what you have is the status quo wins. And of course for the folks back home loss you can you can you can blame on the frame caucus if you want to but there's also a lot of moderates Charlie Dent will be on your showing a little bit more also against the bill. I'm so it's sort of the powers that be in Washington that one. And he's right about that I mean there's no doubt it to Washington is it is broken by it again I just I find it interesting that. When you go to when extreme it's almost as if you YouTube cost support to be lost for your callers. And if taken down Nolan wants to. Somehow link taking down the monuments to going a step further and renaming Tulane University. Because. Gibson hall was built in honor of and named in honor of our Randall Lee Gibson a guy who was a plantation owner confederate general. And he was basically responsible for Tulane University what's interesting is that Gibson. Was born to a British man of African origin. Who married a white woman. So. Look you can argue such easy to come down you can make an argument. But if that argument is tied to changing street names and changing the name of something like Tulane University. Has it gone too far. Our numbers 2601870. Every coach 504260. When he Saturday text is a 77. A New Orleans Andre welcome to WWL. Hello hi this is under way they infield sector I'm at 79 year old native of new Long Island. And I can tell you that our friends. Very concerned about the heritage and history of our city of new violence being destroyed. This the fact that thirteen to 15%. Of the whole nation ought to laugh. At it. Obama. Is black white and Asian that's another fact it was in his book. The change he made streaks in schools. And the key day activities began with Dutch glory now. Say yeah. And his son and to India. Wanted. Do Rollins to outdo the Atlanta. As Americans most black city. So please strike since say that monument. And all of them. I know currently in true. And I saw her recently at a funeral. And greeted terror. And he's an ally in so upset with my son Mitch. So people might like to know likewise. You know well it would be interesting is that really happened you know like I guess you could always. You know again I don't I don't know who you are I don't know so obviously center or not song gonna have to at least. Call it what it is it's just odd is just hearsay from Biloxi body and every WL. Partner our. I actively. He look. Like there. Is now leading public health I don't know what it. I'd like your book all that. It that we'll. Actually actor director. Of public. But are accurate. Oh. Lead. We don't act like people over the air. There is news there. There they're the parent but it really the I can get out of that right now where we're giving it. He but that was an easy thing but. In. The the the blood and later. There. Are now. Being there and we pretty well but it. It deep it. Room a lot. Well coming back here. And the ball. Between my bill. Here it really. Built character at all. Aquatic bird. Whatever I got what. It. And that it will be. Pretty. You write about that Bob and I appreciate the call because because what what comes from division. I attention. A sense of power. There are people who would not. Get on television. If you were not that this controversy. And that's kind of sad because you hope that there. Their motive is is true and honorable. But it it perpetuates division and in again that the new C word is compromise. Perhaps to be some person some compromise and almost everything that involves. Human relations. I understand both sides to stop I'll I'm gonna be very honest with you since we have been having on the show. In in recent weeks of very honest conversation about race. I'm insulted. When somebody links meet a slave. I'm a white guy. My parents moved to the suburbs of New Orleans. I guess it weighs the fifties. They moved here affordable housing. And that's why grew up. Don't lead me to slavery because I'm white. And so that's. That's the other site if I understand that the the statues could be offensive to a lot of people. Where the offensive before the controversy over the only offensive after. People became even more cognizant of who these statues work. Because before this controversy if you ask somebody wears the statue of Jefferson Davis a lot of people be hard pressed to tell you where it is. But I understand that it's offensive. But if that is linked. To going so far as changing the name of Tulane University. And Gibson called the administration building at Tulane University. I mean again. He seems like we're getting to the point where we would have to recognize that every single one of us today. Has a link to slavery. If you're going to. If you Corey to condemn people for for having on some kind of association some kind of a lineage. With somebody in the past who was involved in slavery. A thankless a lot of African Americans as well. If you wanna join us with your comment. Our numbers 2601 and somebody. Harry coach 504260. Point 87. Text numbers they 77 Escude in the afternoon hang on we're coming right back I'll get right back to your calls. On WL. And there is so much miss understanding. In America today. We also talking about in addition to the the the extension. Doing something like changing the name of tooling university. A two removing the confederate or statues across a talking about the failure of the plan to replace obamacare and that the very fact that. The ultra conservatives the the freedom caucus in the House of Representatives. May actually be causing the president to move over and create a more moderate plan. Because he has to work with Democrats to replace the votes and he lost with the freedom caucus. And he was erupts into a fun mark meadows who was a Republican from North Carolina chairman of the the house committee he was he was on ABC's this week. And here's what he had to say yesterday about coming. I didn't. Number three. OK so we had communicated this. Our job in congress in meadows had this to say about Tom working together. I still believe that there is a good chance. If if moderates and conservatives can come together that we repeal and replace obamacare bring premiums down cover more people. But I think it's really talking about moderates and conservatives not moderates and the ultra conservatives who apart and also the freedom caucus again I find this to be. Fascinated us from Morgan Citi share a year and a BW a good afternoon. You don't through a good jury. First got my calling and calling it as a Bob Robert. You bought people like Robert. Our audited carrier okay your. A lot of people don't realize that. I'll trade agreement at least sixty more. In 1980 or Supreme Court. Perfect situation. At all so almost. Uninsured averaging. So that Perry here but this. Lady. Just tell you hundred acre property. Judy US government to your. Soldiers. He put on Pakistan but at least I look back at a country. Jerry I appreciate that impart on. You know there are. There are usually some good things about bad people. And they're usually some bad things about good people here's a text that says confederate statues and memorials are not necessary to teach history. They do nothing to allow some Americans to revel in it and others to fear it mr. Frazier. That's true. If the statues are gone. It doesn't change history. So you know don't make that argue it. That it was somehow we change that we don't change the statues or not they are it doesn't change history and I I've said many times in this debate is come up on our show. That if you argue that the presence of the statues should not matter to people who were offended by them. Then you can also argued that the absence of the statues should not be offensive to those people who support from Metairie James here on WWL. Like restrict regular password there concerning the money it's. By the way I have been talking about this myself for over three years. And Ike is even when you're on that video on another station locally in the state like stations I'm not. I didn't come by this because of the mayor's initiative which I think Utley is a correct one then there at least that is trying to correct a wrong. Something that never never never should have happened. And this is the opportunity to do it. And that is of course it's in the wake of that pillar and roof massacre of the of the black people in church and all the beat the enemy symbols said he hit the confederate battle flag when these guys. Shell that the league monument the enemy general the money that they they carried this confederate battle flag flag that was carried into battle to kill. To kill and wound I'm like oh OK okay it's our objective it's more than just the simple it's it's it's an evil flag now. This is an effort to just published except in the industry port legislator by the name. Thomas carmody. Who has filed a bill. Appears to be filed an appeal in the legislature. To preach that New Orleans for new removing these these monuments to honor the civil war. You. Figures these enemy generals. Now what that lead this great state legislator from archery port. It would businesses added him to tell New Orleans what memorial it should have been not and that they can't move them. Think it according to a legislative initiative that which is approved by the you know by a City Council I don't care which reports to us with which reports Monday it's Norton like it would have been Munro. Or Lafayette Lake Charles or or even Baton Rouge. You know I hope this effort fails as it did I think it was last year and I hope Larry puts it in the committee where it died. Just like I'm glad they opened the property lead in the the other is with god before they killed more US so. And James I appreciate the call me or I'll look I understand the history of oncologists. So let's you know let's let's advance the conversation to talk more about the extension of of of acting on righting a wrong I understand the writing for wrong. And as I said earlier and as I wrote in an op Ed blog on our our our website. But if you. If you think about history it cannot be re written but they are or counts of history that must speed weak wrist and it must be understood our. Our history books need to be more accurate. And not from just the perspective that they were written for and I use is a classic example the movie hidden figures. I sat there and in the movie theater and I was astounded. By several African American women played. In an American orbiting the earth for the first time. And that. Of mission. From history. Is part of the problem. You know we should all. We should all history to be accurate. We shouldn't want history to. Project a single decision superiority. History should be accurate and we should all allow our our merits our actions. To. Seek out our our position society here's a Texas is on seventeen year old high school senior. From Anna Taylor received by letter of acceptance from Tulane last year and my mom isn't alone if this PC move goes through to change the school name. Or buildings names I would not choose Tulane and Google out of state college this is a piece to this is PC run amok. An absolutely. Ridiculous. It's hard argument that. From New Orleans Ricky welcome to the show. That's cute. But would be careful bunkers. Even. Recruitment out there and teach in the book there's a guy and and at some point. History will repeat itself. Well we can't I mean I agree with that part of it but we can't maybe we can't talk about it. Not teaching about slavery because slavery was part of our history. Yet but actually going to talk about teaching. History after. Reconstruction. So. What could be. And people are talking and that's it that's that's that's a mistake can mean I think we you know I think we talk about we talk about history Ricky I appreciate your call. We talk about history. But we also talk about how how some things were unfair. And again I'm gonna repeat this and as I said the social before I remember what you train BC amusement park at the Lakefront. I was a kid and I asked my dad dad why why did they see what they have separate bathrooms for coloreds. I'm just didn't understand it just it makes sense to me. And I don't remember what his answer was but he still doesn't make sense to me and didn't make sense of even our CBS WW news coming up and we'll be right back.