The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be back. I hope you had a great weekend and we’ve got a lot to cover today. But this memo at the beginning, you might think I’m going to talk about the Ukraine. You might think I’m going to to talk about the US Supreme Court. No, although I do have a couple of points on both those topics I’ll get to today.
But I’m going to get to a very important kind of memo. I was telling a friend of mine who I very much respect, he’s got his finger on the pulse of things. I was telling him I was going to send him a memo on this subject. The memo could be entitled “What the Republicans Are Doing in Preparation for Power.” And I mean, that almost tongue in cheek because I’m not sure they’re doing the right things. But I’ll tell you what they’re doing, and we’ll get to that in a moment.
We’ve got some great interviews. Alex Newman, the great author, will be with us. He’s written books on education. He’s written books on liberty. He’s the founder of Liberty Sentinel, and we will talk to him. We will also get a chance to catch up with my old friend Jim Robbins, who is a USA Today columnist. And he wrote a column recently about Biden’s popularity. So please feel free to visit Proamericareport.com, Proamericareport.com. And when you go over there, you will be able to follow all these great interviews and listen to them again. Check them out and also sign up for the Daily WYNK.
What’s the Daily WYNK? Well, it’s an email that goes out once a day, Monday through Friday. And the email goes out to tell you exactly what is happening, that you may not know – what you need to know. And usually a couple of stories.
And let me say a couple of things about this. Number one, the Supreme Court. Do you realize the reason why there’s not been a Supreme Court nominee from the White House is not because they don’t know who they want to pick. It’s not because Biden is mulling them over. It’s because one US Senator, a Democrat from New Mexico, 49 year old Senator Luján, I forget his first name Now, he is in the hospital still. He had a stroke. He’s not functioning. And before they can force him out and replace him, they’re giving him a chance to get better. But they don’t have the votes to do anything in the Senate. And Mitch McConnell is just holding his fire, waiting to see what happens. But that’s why there’s been a delay. That’s why there’s been a delay. All right.
And onto the Ukraine situation. Here’s what I’ll say to you. I don’t believe anything I’m hearing from anybody. I think everybody… the fake news is lying. I think the administration is lying. I think the Ukrainians, the Russians, everybody’s lying. Everybody’s spinning. But here’s the one thing I would say: have we ever had a near-war experience of the modern era with as much full throated, full blown coverage? Meaning even a few years ago when Obama was sort of feckless or Syria, a few years ago when Trump was throwing some missiles in, there wasn’t this sort of build up or conversation. We know more about this situation. We hear more about the speakers and players.
But here’s the other thing. I don’t know what’s true. Do you? Even the news that President Putin has sort of formalized the breakaway territories that left the Ukraine that wanted to be with Russia, is that true? I haven’t seen any analysis to know whether it’s true. Does it matter? Does it matter if a couple of different provinces said we’d rather be Russian than Ukrainian? Are we in the market of keeping them, forcing them to stay in a place they don’t want to be? I don’t know, because we don’t know anything. We don’t have any idea if those people actually want to get… and maybe we can’t know.
But anyway, that’s enough on that. All right. Let’s get to what you need to know today. What’s happening in Washington, DC, and across the country is that Republicans believe that they are now going to win in 2022. They watched now-Governor Youngkin win along with his Lieutenant Governor, Winsome Sears and the Attorney General, Miyares. They all won. In New Jersey, a Democrat beat the most powerful… excuse me, a Republican beat the most powerful Democrat Senator. And the Republican candidate for governor almost beat the incumbent Democrat governor.
So the Republicans across the country believe they have the path to win. And the path, of course, is Joe Biden’s path. High inflation, high energy costs, high food costs, high everything. And just a messy looking country. The border’s wide open. Our schools are teaching dumb stuff. People are fired up, and they’re swinging against the party in power. That’s all true. There’s details you can see.
Over 30 members of the Democrat House Caucus have said they won’t run for reelection. They’re not, by the way, retiring because they’re afraid of losing. They know most of them can win. They have safe districts. Almost everybody in Congress is in a safe district. There’s like 25 or 30 districts that are really swing districts. And in election year like this, in a hot year like this, there will be some that are closer. But at most, 50 districts are really toss ups. The reason why they’re retiring is there’s no place more miserable than to be in the House of Representatives in the minority after you’ve been a senior member of the majority. If you were the chairman of a committee for the last two or four years and now you’re going in the minority, you have no power. None. It’s miserable. If you had all that power, it’s just better to go out on top.
That’s what’s going on. So Kevin McCarthy now is raising tons of money he’s raising $25 million in the last month. He’s absolutely… the NRCC bringing money. And what does that mean? Well, as I told you before, follow the money. What it means is lobbyists and professionals who know how this works are giving their money in the direction that they need to cover their tail and cover their interests. These are not exactly, the money that flows at that amount is not exactly like the hardcore, single-issue true believers like me.
The pro life groups don’t flip sides, but the business groups that need to influence insurance or litigation or national/international policies, they give money to both sides, but they give money to the side that’s got power and the money is flowing to the Republicans. That’s an indication that sophisticated men and women that know how things work believe it’s going to switch and it starts to become a self fulfilling prophecy, right? You get lots of money, then you have money to run races and all that. But that’s the one thing.
Here’s another thing: Republicans in the House who have no ability to pass any laws, no ability to do anything, are announcing that they’re going to, the filing, they’re filing bills for amnesty for illegals. Now you say, why would they do that? Isn’t that disaster? Yeah, of course it’s a disaster. And they’re doing it because. Why? Because the Chamber of Commerce likes it. Big business that likes cheap labor, likes it. Wall Street that likes cheap labor, likes it. And they think soccer moms like it. But you can tell they think they’re getting power because they’re doing that kind of stuff.
Here’s another one. Kevin McCarthy finally hit Liz Cheney and said he would support an opponent of hers in the primary. But Liz Cheney has had one whole year as a Republican member of the January 6 so-called select committee to go after people. And the time to have distanced yourself from her was when? Was a year ago. And the reason Kevin McCarthy didn’t do it a year ago is because he was playing the long game with all the powers that be, including Liz Cheney’s backers. But now he’s got to try to stay in good with the base that doesn’t want a Liz Cheney, and he knows she’s against him. She says it every other day. So he’s finally solidifying.
Remember, if you want to be Speaker of the House, you only care about what the 250 members of your caucus – if that’s the number you end up wit, 250 whatever McCarthy could end up with – what they think. Other than that, because that’s all that matters to you. And so you’re watching the shift, and here’s what you don’t see and here’s what I don’t think you will see. And this is why I think you’ll see the Republicans get power, do very little, contrast themselves in no great way, and they will be squashed by the bug. Squashed like a bug by the power of the state. Because if you were a Republican and you looked around, you said, “Holy cow, we might have control of the house.”
What should you do? You should investigate Pelosi, you should investigate Hunter Biden. You should investigate the Biden administration. You should have a select committee on all sorts of things and go after the real problem. But will Republicans do that? No. Republicans will be told “don’t look back, look forward. What’s your vision for the future?” And the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal… Washington Post will say, “what’s the agenda for the future? We need a future thinking set of leaders. If we have future thinking, people will want that.”
And again, the best news of all is that the Democrat party is in a sort of civil war amongst itself on the issues. The Republican party is not, we just have a problem of the old guard hasn’t left town yet. And so but you’re watching people who are taking control, planning to take control but don’t yet know how to lead. And that should be scary for Republicans. They should be worried about it.
All right, we got to take a break. When we come back, we will talk with Alex Newman. We’ll also visit, as I mentioned, with Jim Robbins. Go to proamericareport.com, sign up there for the daily WYNK and a lot more. We’ll take a quick break and be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.