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    MSNBC Asks John Fetterman About Huge Rule Change, Confusion Follows | Direct Message | Rubin Report

    enSeptember 20, 2023

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    • Apologies and Forgiveness, Even After Many YearsAdmitting past mistakes and apologizing can lead to forgiveness, as seen in Dave Rubin's story of stealing a toy from a friend and Chad's subsequent forgiveness. Power dynamics and decisions in the entertainment industry, such as Bill Maher's initial stance on the writers' strike, were also discussed.

      Admitting wrongdoings and apologizing can lead to forgiveness and resolution, even after many years. This was exemplified in Dave Rubin's story about stealing a toy from a childhood friend, Chad, and how Chad forgave him after the incident was brought up on Rubin's show. Additionally, the power dynamics in the entertainment industry were discussed, with Bill Maher initially deciding to bring his show back despite the writers' strike, only to later retract his statement. Lastly, the implications of YouTube's new demonetization policy, which targets content creators for off-platform behavior, were explored in relation to Russell Brand.

    • Tech Companies' Power to Censor and Senate's New Dress Code RulesTech companies' censorship and the Senate's new rules highlight the importance of having alternatives and maintaining personal autonomy. Be aware of potential consequences in both physical and digital spaces.

      Tech companies have the power to deplatform or demonetize users based on off-platform behavior, which can be dangerous and limit individual freedoms. This was discussed in relation to YouTube's potential censorship of Russell Brand and past experiences with Patreon. The senate's new dress code rules were also criticized for removing societal norms and standards, which could lead to a collapse of values and truth in media. A key takeaway is the importance of having alternatives to these platforms and maintaining personal autonomy. Additionally, the blurring of lines between online and offline behavior raises concerns about privacy and individual rights. Overall, these changes highlight the need for individuals to be aware of the potential consequences of their actions in both physical and digital spaces.

    • Reducing Knee Pain with Gravity Shoes vs Senate's Double StandardGravity shoes alleviate knee pain with clinical evidence, while the Senate's inconsistent dress code raises societal concerns.

      Gravity to Fire shoes have been clinically proven to significantly reduce knee pain, with study participants experiencing 85% less pain. Meanwhile, the Senate has reportedly dropped its dress code for senators but maintains one for visitors. This double standard raises questions about the normalcy and standards being broken down in society. The shoes, on the other hand, offer a tangible solution for those seeking pain relief. Try them risk-free with a 15% discount using the code "Reuben" at GravityDefier.com. While personal appearance may seem insignificant, maintaining certain standards can make us feel better about ourselves and present something positive to the world. The broader trend of disregarding norms raises concerns about the direction society is heading.

    • Senator Fetterman's disregard for the Senate dress codeIgnoring societal norms like dress codes can signal a decline in respect and competence, potentially impacting governance and our collective aspirations.

      The lack of adherence to societal standards, such as dress codes, is a concern for some, as it signals a potential decline in respect and etiquette for institutions. The discussion revolved around Senator John Fetterman's decision to not follow the Senate dress code and Marjorie Taylor Greene's criticism of this. The debate also touched upon the current political climate and the challenges of governance in the House of Representatives. Ultimately, the concern is that as we lower our standards, we risk entering a state of idiocy, where basic respect and competence are no longer valued. It's important to remember that the small things, like dress codes, can set the tone for larger issues and our collective aspirations.

    • House Leader Kevin McCarthy's Support for TrumpMcCarthy's endorsement of Trump, despite election claims and fiscal concerns, highlights a divide within the GOP, with DeSantis taking a different approach to fiscal management.

      While there are valid points made about the accomplishments of the Trump administration, it's concerning that the current House leader, Kevin McCarthy, openly supports Trump despite his continued claims that the 2020 election was stolen. McCarthy's endorsement of Trump, despite their past close working relationship and significant addition to the national debt, highlights a divide within the Republican party. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been mentioned as a potential rival to Trump, takes a different approach to fiscal management, focusing on running budget surpluses and paying down debt. The ongoing support for Trump, despite his contentious election claims, raises questions about the direction of the Republican party and its leadership.

    • Governor DeSantis's Promise to Drain the SwampGovernor DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, promises to continue draining the swamp in Washington D.C. by reducing government intervention, focusing on stopping bad policies, and delivering on tax cuts and school choice.

      Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, believes he is the best candidate to drain the swamp in Washington D.C. and change the status quo, despite not being favored by the DC establishment or former President Trump. DeSantis has delivered on tax cuts, school choice, and sustainable policies in Florida, and he believes the government should do less and be taxed less. He criticizes the expansion of the swamp and argues that the only reason Republicans gained the House majority in the 2022 midterm elections was due to Florida's red wave. DeSantis is backed by representatives like Thomas Massie and Chip Roy, and he has stated that he will continue to drain the swamp if elected to the presidency. DeSantis also believes that the public responds better to a leader who focuses on stopping bad policies and achieving addition rather than subtraction. Ultimately, DeSantis argues that the country cannot sustain another four years of Joe Biden's policies.

    • Focus on candidates' records and capabilitiesWhen evaluating political candidates, prioritize their ability to address issues effectively and learn from mistakes, rather than getting distracted by external factors or campaign rhetoric.

      When evaluating political candidates, it's essential to focus on their ability to deliver on issues and policies rather than getting swayed by external factors or bait. During a recent discussion, it was pointed out that Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, made a clear statement about this when he emphasized the importance of considering who can effectively address the issues at hand. Furthermore, the example of the COVID-19 response was used to highlight the differences between Trump and DeSantis, with the latter being commended for his actions in Florida. McCarthy's statement serves as a reminder for voters to look beyond the noise and focus on the candidates' records and capabilities. The discussion also touched upon the importance of acknowledging mistakes and adapting to new situations, which is another crucial factor in determining a candidate's effectiveness.

    • Navigating Sensitive Issues: Trump and DeSantisTrump's hesitation on biological differences and DeSantis' straightforward answer showcase the challenges of addressing sensitive issues and the potential impact on political careers.

      During a recent interview, former President Donald Trump seemed to struggle when asked about the biological differences between men and women, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had no issue addressing the same question. Some believe Trump's hesitation might be an attempt to appease potential voters, while others see it as a sign of weakness. In contrast, DeSantis' straightforward answer reflects a growing trend among pundits who are becoming bolder in calling out perceived cultural narratives. The interview also touched on the impact of transgender issues on women's opportunities and the importance of truth in society. Overall, the discussion highlights the complexity of navigating sensitive issues and the potential consequences for those who challenge established views.

    • Trump's Unclear Answer on Transgender Identity CriticizedPundits criticized Trump for giving an unclear answer on whether a man can become a woman, perceiving it as an attempt to appease or pander. They argued that a clear 'no' answer would have been more accurate and respectful.

      During a recent discussion, it was criticized that former President Donald Trump gave a weak and unclear answer when asked if a man can become a woman. Many pundits, including Meghan Kelly and Glenn Beck, expressed their disappointment with Trump's answer, which they perceived as an attempt to appease trans voters or a cynical move to pander to a wider audience. They argued that Trump's response was not only incorrect but also an embarrassment, comparing it to giving an ambiguous answer on basic scientific questions like the existence of gravity. The consensus among the pundits was that Trump should have given a clear and immediate "no" answer to the question, as it is a fact that a man cannot become a woman.

    • Trump's stance on abortion and complex issues criticizedCritics question Trump's conviction and authenticity in his recent comments on abortion and complex issues, which seem to deviate from his 2016 stance and values.

      Former President Donald Trump's handling of certain issues, such as abortion and complex questions, is seen as a departure from his 2016 stance and values by some critics. Trump's responses in recent interviews have been criticized for being muddled and not in line with his previous pro-life stance. His comments on heartbeat bills being "terrible" have raised eyebrows, particularly given his past accomplishments on the issue. Critics argue that Trump's approach lacks conviction and is a substitution of values for political gain. This perception, despite not being reflected in all polls, raises questions about the strength and authenticity of Trump's current position within the Republican Party.

    • Navigating the 'Truth War'In the era of deepfakes, AI, and edited sources, staying truthful and clear in communication is crucial. Hold onto facts and resist political manipulation and technological complexities.

      In the midst of constant political chaos and the manipulation of information through deepfakes, AI, and edited sources like Wikipedia, the best thing we can do is tell the truth as we know it. Whether you're a pundit, a friend, or an average person, honest communication is essential. However, as Elon Musk pointed out, the concept of "truth" is becoming increasingly complex with the rise of technology. History, once written by the victors, can now be constantly edited, making it challenging to discern fact from fiction. We are in the midst of a "truth war" on two fronts: those who lie for political gain and the machines and algorithms that spread those lies. The challenge is to hold onto the truth and communicate it as honestly and clearly as possible.

    • Discussion on Rubin Report's format change and Senator Vance's commitment to fighting for global libertyDespite commenting limitations, join post-show discussions at rubinreport.locals.com. Rubin Report's format changes with roundtables on Thursdays and Q&A sessions on Fridays. Senator Vance, a former Ukrainian soldier and combat medic, emphasizes his commitment to fighting for global liberty amid speculation about his role.

      Despite the limitation of commenting being only for supporters during the live show, everyone, regardless of platform, is invited to join the post-show discussion at rubinreport.locals.com. The Rubin Report's format is changing, with the roundtable taking place on Thursdays and the Q&A session on Fridays. Senator Vance, who served as a Ukrainian infantry soldier and combat medic, addressed the speculation surrounding his role and emphasized his commitment to fighting for global liberty. The focus on gender issues related to President Biden's transition is seen as a distraction from more pressing matters. Tune in to The Rubin Report every weekday at 11 AM EST and 8 AM Pacific on Rumble, locals, and YouTube, and join the post-show discussion at rubinreport.locals.com.

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