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    What a Mess! # 1011 (Ep 1011)

    During Obama's tenure, American identities were frequently unmasked from intel reports, bypassing constitutional protections, driven by belief Clinton would win, and now under Trump's scrutiny.

    enJune 27, 2019

    About this Episode

    In this episode I break down the top takeaways from the Democrat debate. I also address troubling new revelations about this key Obama administration official’s role in Spygate. Finally, I address another big tech company suppressing conservative content. News Picks:Another bombshell Spygate piece from John Solomon. A landmine was laid for Elizabeth Warren last night. Winners and losers from last night’s Dem debate. Trump hilariously mocks NBC for their technical meltdown during the debate. Now Reddit is censoring Trump supporters. Nice job liberals, you even ruined the World Cup. Copyright Dan Bongino All Rights Reserved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • The debate featured free giveaways and entertainment, but also revealed big tech's influence on the election and important Supreme Court decisions. Warren's vulnerabilities were highlighted, while poor sleep quality and Omax Sleep and Stress Remedy with CBD were discussed as well.
    • During debates, seemingly innocuous moments could be used against a candidate in the general election, potentially causing significant damage to their campaign.
    • The ruling prevents Democrats from manipulating district lines to favor their party, while Delaney made a strong impression in the debate and Warren's call to cancel private insurance could hurt her in the general election.
    • Politician suggests combining Medicare for All and private insurance, acknowledges potential issues with Medicare for All, and emphasizes importance of respecting political differences in healthcare reform discussions
    • Media framing shapes public perception on debate outcomes, with disagreements on who won or lost, and Beto O'Rourke being the most consistent loser
    • Technical difficulties and Beto O'Rourke's unexpected Spanish speech during the Democratic debate caused confusion and criticism among viewers, overshadowing the substance of the discussion.
    • Despite stricter gun laws, a large number of guns remain. Media industry faced criticism for broadcasting off-air conversations. Democrats' inconsistent positions on immigration were discussed. Julian Castro suggested making illegal border crossings legal. A product endorsement for the Diana Trap indoor fly light was featured.
    • Politicians' positions can change based on political winds, while conservatives maintain consistent beliefs in economic freedom, low taxes, school choice, patient control in healthcare, and border security.
    • Gerrymandering is a part of the political process, but voting for different politicians is the solution. Reddit is a powerful platform for reaching a broad audience, but recent actions like quarantining and suppressing certain forums limit the reach of diverse viewpoints.
    • An Internet Bill of Rights is needed to establish clear rules for online platforms, requiring explicit reasons and arbitration periods for content removals or bans. The speaker also criticizes recent Supreme Court rulings and calls out hypocrisy in advocating for open borders and census manipulation.
    • ITarget Pro offers a cost-effective, convenient, and safe solution for firearm training at home, while some billionaires' calls for tax hikes are criticized for their inconsistency
    • Billionaires accused of shirking responsibility, former official's email misuse raises accountability concerns
    • During Obama's tenure, American identities were frequently unmasked from intel reports, bypassing constitutional protections, driven by belief Clinton would win, and now under Trump's scrutiny.
    • Public figures should focus on their duties and avoid politicizing events, encouraging unity and respect for the country.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Presidential Debate: Free Giveaways, Big Tech Influence, and Supreme Court Decisions

    The recent presidential debate was a spectacle with free giveaways and entertainment value, but it also revealed some concerning attempts by big tech companies, like Reddit, to influence the 2020 election. Another significant takeaway is the impact of poor sleep quality on daily life and the potential solution with Omax Sleep and Stress Remedy with CBD. Furthermore, the Supreme Court made important decisions on the census citizenship question and gerrymandering. However, the debate brought attention to Elizabeth Warren's potential vulnerabilities, as even a left-leaning outlet like Politico pointed out. Stay tuned for more details on these topics and more on the Dan Bonjino Show.

    What seems harmless during the primary season can come back to haunt a candidate during the general election.

    During the debate, Warren raised her hand when asked if she would abolish her private insurance plan. This moment, which may seem insignificant during the primary season, could potentially explode during the general election if Warren becomes the nominee or a vice presidential candidate. The example given is the Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush election, where a seemingly innocuous issue during the primary season, Dukakis' weekend furlough program, was used against him in the general election with the infamous Willie Horton ad. The point is that what seems harmless during the primary season can come back to haunt a candidate during the general election. This moment from the debate will likely be played over and over if Warren becomes a serious contender, and it could potentially be a major issue for her campaign.

    Supreme Court ruling benefits GOP in gerrymandering cases

    The Supreme Court ruling on partisan gerrymandering is good news for the Republican party, as it will prevent Democrats from re-carving up states to take away Republican seats. Another takeaway is that John Delaney, a Democrat who ran against one of the hosts in a congressional race and had minimal name recognition, managed to make a strong impression during the presidential debate by appearing rational compared to some of his more extreme rivals. Additionally, Elizabeth Warren's call to cancel private health insurance is putting her in trouble in the general election.

    Politician proposes healthcare reform approach with Medicare for All and private insurance

    During a recent discussion, a politician expressed his stance on healthcare reform, suggesting a combination of Medicare for All and the option for private insurance. He argued that this approach keeps what's working and fixes what's broken. However, he also pointed out potential issues with Medicare for All, including the financial strain it would cause for hospitals and the potential closure of many facilities. He shared a personal story about a past election loss, emphasizing the importance of respecting political differences and acknowledging the toughness of opponents. Despite his attempt to claim the middle ground, the speaker noted that there is little room for moderation within the Democratic party at present. Overall, the conversation highlighted the complexity of healthcare reform and the need for careful consideration of potential consequences.

    Media's interpretation of debate winners and losers varies

    The media's interpretation of who won or lost during the Democratic debates can vary greatly, as seen with Tulsi Gabbard's performance. While some, like Drudge Report and Twitter users, considered her a winner due to her exchange with Tim Ryan over foreign intervention, The Washington Post labeled her a loser. Similarly, Elizabeth Warren was seen as a loser by some, including Joe, due to her comments on canceling insurance, but The Washington Post named her a winner. The consensus on who the biggest loser was, however, was unanimous: Beto O'Rourke, who attempted to pander to Spanish-speaking audiences but came off as insincere and received backlash for his poor Spanish. This highlights the importance of media coverage and framing in shaping public perception after debates.

    Beto O'Rourke's Spanish Speech During Democratic Debate Sparks Confusion and Criticism

    During the Democratic debate, Beto O'Rourke faced criticism for speaking Spanish during the debate, which came across as insincere and confusing to some English-speaking audience members. His opponent, Cory Booker, was also planning to speak Spanish but was outdone by Beto. The incident became a viral meme, with many commenting on the confusion and awkwardness of the moment. Another major issue during the debate was NBC's technical difficulties, which resulted in the microphones for the moderators not being turned off properly, causing background noise and confusion during the questioning. Both issues were significant distractions and negatively impacted the perception of the debate for many viewers.

    Media industry under scrutiny for hot mics, gun laws, and immigration policies

    Even with stricter gun laws, there will still be a significant number of guns in circulation. The media industry was in the spotlight recently due to a technical error that resulted in hot mics broadcasting off-air conversations. The discussion also touched on the inconsistencies in Democrats' positions, particularly regarding immigration policies. A fascinating figure, Julian Castro, was mentioned, who proposed making illegal border crossings legal. The show also featured a product endorsement for the Diana Trap indoor fly light, which effectively eliminates unwanted insects and flies indoors.

    Julian Castro's Changing Stance on Border Control

    During the Democratic debate, Julian Castro advocated for decriminalizing the border crossing issue, effectively advocating for open borders. However, this position contrasts with his previous stance in 2013 when he testified for securing borders. This inconsistency highlights the fluidity of some politicians' positions based on political winds. In contrast, conservatives hold steadfast beliefs, such as economic freedom, low taxes, school choice, patient control in healthcare, and border security. The Supreme Court has reportedly reached a decision on the citizenship question, and further details will be shared when available. Despite the media hype, Liz Warren did not win the debate, as asserted by the speaker.

    Politics and Platforms: Gerrymandering and Reddit

    The political process, including gerrymandering and the role of forums like Reddit, is a significant topic in the current political climate. Regarding gerrymandering, it's essential to let the system work as designed, and if one is unhappy with the outcome, they should vote for different politicians. As for Reddit, it served as a powerful platform for reaching a broad audience, particularly for shows like ours. However, the platform's recent actions, such as quarantining and suppressing certain forums like "The Donald," have negatively impacted the reach and visibility of content, making it more challenging for alternative voices to be heard. This is a concerning development, as it may limit the ability of diverse viewpoints to reach and engage with a larger audience.

    Internet Bill of Rights: Clear Rules for Online Platforms

    There is a need for clear rules and regulations when it comes to internet censorship and platform policies. The speaker emphasizes the importance of an Internet Bill of Rights, which would establish common sense rules for online platforms, including a requirement for explicit reasons and arbitration periods for content removals or bans. The speaker also criticizes recent Supreme Court rulings, such as the one against the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census, and expresses concern over the role of the courts in making legislative decisions. Additionally, the speaker calls out the hypocrisy of liberals who advocate for open borders and increasing representation in liberal states through various means, including voter fraud and census manipulation. Overall, the speaker argues for the importance of clear rules and accountability in both online and offline spheres.

    Firearm Training with iTarget Pro vs. Liberal Billionaires and Taxes

    ITarget Pro offers a convenient and safe solution for firearm training with its laser round system. Unlike traditional range training, which can be expensive, inconvenient, and require additional equipment, iTarget Pro's system allows users to train at home with their existing firearms. The laser round emits a laser beam onto a target, helping users improve their accuracy and proficiency. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal published an article mocking liberal billionaires who signed an open letter urging the government to raise their taxes. The speaker criticized these billionaires for their hypocrisy, as they could simply write a check to the government instead. Overall, the discussion highlights the benefits of iTarget Pro for firearm training and the inconsistencies of liberal billionaires regarding taxes.

    Billionaires and Former Officials Under Scrutiny for Misuse of Power

    Those in positions of power and wealth, like billionaires, are being called out for not taking responsibility and leading by example, particularly in addressing public pension debts and avoiding taxes. Another significant takeaway is the revelation that Samantha Power, a former Obama administration official, used her government email account for political activities, including expressing anti-Trump bias and being involved in unmasking US citizens. This misuse of government resources and potential violation of protocols highlights the importance of accountability and transparency in public office.

    Obama Administration's Unmasking of American Citizens

    During the Obama administration, there was a significant increase in unmasking American citizens' identities from intelligence reports, effectively bypassing their constitutional protections against search and seizure. This was done under the guise of legitimate surveillance on foreigners, but the implications for privacy and constitutional rights were severe. The motivation behind this mass unmasking is believed to be rooted in the belief that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency and they would face no consequences for their actions. People like Samantha Power, a diplomat, reportedly signed off on these requests, creating a paper trail that would later come back to haunt them. The attitude towards privacy and accountability seemed to be that they would get a "free pass," but with the unexpected election of Donald Trump, these actions are now under scrutiny.

    Keep politics out of sports and public events

    Public figures, particularly those representing their country in international competitions, should focus on their duties and avoid politicizing events. During a recent show, Dan Bongino expressed his disappointment towards a female soccer player who refused to sing the national anthem or put her hand over her heart during the World Cup. He urged liberals to have dignity and respect the flag, emphasizing that they are representing the United States as a whole, not just their political beliefs. Bongino encouraged advocacy for causes outside of public events and encouraged everyone to respect each other's differences. He also mentioned the importance of respecting the platform given to public figures and not using it for political purposes. Overall, the message was to keep politics out of sports and other public events and focus on unity and respect for the country.

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