RINGSIDE POLITICS – MARCH 8, 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on March 8, 2021
Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) Two more women have come forward to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
A former press aide, Karen Hinton, told the Post that Cuomo invited her to his dimly lit hotel room after a work event in Los Angeles in 2000, embraced her as she tried to leave and then pulled her back toward him as she pulled away.
Ana Liss, another ex-aide to Cuomo, said the governor in 2014 hugged and kissed her on both cheeks and grabbed her waist, the Journal reported.
2) President Biden on Sunday signed an executive order aimed at promoting voting rights amid a push by Republican-led state legislatures to roll back voting access in the wake of former president Donald Trump’s 2020 loss and his baseless effort to cast doubt on the integrity of U.S. elections.
The order comes on the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day that state troopers violently beat hundreds of marchers, including John Lewis, the late civil rights icon who served as a Democratic congressman from Georgia, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
3) President Joe Biden joined the “cancel culture” this week by dropping Dr. Seuss from “Read Across America Day” after left-wing critics complained about the author’s early caricatures and race-neutral beliefs. But Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who leads the Democratic Party in the Senate, is among the many members of his party who have used Dr. Seuss to make political points. In 2013, for example, Schumer used Dr. Seuss to argue for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Schumer cited the popular Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham, which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had read aloud on the Senate floor as he attempted to block the implementation of Obamacare. Schumer argued that like the central character in Green Eggs and Ham, who resisted the dish until he actually tried it, Americans would enjoy Obamacare once they were forced to enroll in it:
“I was also surprised that he used the book Green Eggs and Ham as he read to his daughters. Because anyone who knows that book knows that the moral of that book I: try something before you condemn it. You might actually like it! The main character in Green Eggs and Ham resisted eating green eggs and ham. Maybe if he were a Senator he’d speak on the floor for 21 hours. But then, when he tasted green eggs and ham, he actually liked them. Maybe, Senator Cruz, as the president’s health care bill goes into effect, you may actually find that you, and your constituents, actually like it.”
4) Prince Charles is allegedly “in a state of despair” after his youngest son Prince Harry gave a bombshell interview to Oprah Winfrey with Meghan Markle on Sunday night.
The televised sit-down is scheduled to air in the U.K. Monday evening.
Royal author and Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl made the claim to the outlet on Monday.
“As Vanity Fair reported on Sunday, Harry was emailing his father to justify why he and Meghan had done the interview,” Nicholl wrote. “Charles was said to be ‘in a state of despair’ according to a friend.”
1) Ted Harvey; Chairman of Committee to Defeat the President – videos into the first hour to discuss the latest in the Biden administration.
2) Chad Rogers, Publisher of TheDeadPelican.com; Ringside All-Star – joins the show to take callers and share his unique, pessimistic outlook on the future.
3) Doug Schexnayder, Conservative Crawgator – calls in to discuss the latest events surrounding Washington and takes calls from guests.