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machine that you're familiar with. and you know, i need to put that on my bill to be me as power. so i would refuse i use every 10 years following the federal census, all local, state and federal election district boundaries must be redrawn all to accommodate population growth and shifting. now this means potentially 435 congressional districts and 7383 count them. state legislative states across 99 chambers have the potential to be changed. and depending on who is empowered, the time depends on whether or not those lines will be favorable to the person currently representing the area. and if they get to keep their job and wait a minute, you think those in power actually draw the lines based just on the numbers alone.
one perfect world, that's how it would work. but no one has ever said politics is perfect. so in today's special edition of news use hughes, we're going to look at the new lines being drawn, the expected controversies and why the, by the ministration and the department of justice. the deciding to get involved. plus, president biden has announced a diplomatic boycott to the 2022 winter olympics. now the chinese response was half mocking, but more about showing their lack of concern for the relationship with america. at least on the surface, our panel will discuss the options moving forward. so the 2 countries, and if the latest poll showing americans believe china is their biggest enemy, is actually justified. now he is near watching r t america. let's get started. ah, thank you so much. i on yes, you know,
this week the rising tension between china and the united states entered the athletic arena with united states saying they will diplomatically boycott the 2022 winter olympics in beijing. meaning, athletes can still compete. there will be no diplomatic delegations, and attendance. now the response from the chinese came from the ministry spokesman u, as politicians, it keep hyping a diplomatic boy scouts without even being invited to the games. this wishful thinking and pure grandstanding is aimed at political manipulation in tough words. their summer public is actually are promoting a full boycott like arkansas center. tom cotton, american businesses should not financially support the chinese communist party and we must not expose team usa to the dangers of repugnant authoritarian regime that disappears. its own athletes now but basing was awarded the winter olympics in 2015 . and none of the accusations regarding human rights abuses our newest founded,
which makes me ask, is there something more behind the u. s. boycott? well, i know just to, to ask, and you will give me some answers. joining me today on our panel is steve gil, who's a former u. s. t. r official, under bush and clinton, and our very own holland cook, host of the big picture right here. and as to the news on our to america fair project, thanks for joining me. there yeah, i know i to 2 big issues that we're dealing with here, steve, you're new on a says you kind of get picked on 1st. i apologize. i'm sorry you, it's president biden doing this just for the sake of fighting human rights violations. no, it's all about show he's trying to act like he's worried about human rights violations. because as you pointed out, the human rights violations have been tearing for a long time. and even during previous administrations, he's trying to look tough because he hasn't been tough and, and this kind of pho boycott isn't going to have any real impact on improving relations with china or improving our stature in defending relations with taiwan. with the other asian nations that we're trying to do business with, it's all for show what's obviously you're talking about talking about we're talking
military, there's lots of issues right on this at home. and i'm going to throw this to you right here is this really tough though. i mazel then that isn't, isn't gonna snowball australia says us to canada, u. k. they're taking a closer look at them. so they actually, they're, they're black and they said they're joining in the diplomatic boycott. all right, new news, their end. and now china says, wait a minute, your diplomats weren't invited anyway. so you know, what does this mean? suddenly slender might pompeo? a joe biden suggested, you know, this is a big deal. well, and that's the key to this, you know, baron, on this side of it though, why would the olympics actually be there in the 1st place as this is nothing new? as far as you know, with the olympics being there, you know, and the kind of what's going on. i think it's important. we got to look back at history. you know, if you look back in 1980 you had jimmy carter that boycotted the olympics in moscow . the following year you had russia who brought in 17 other countries boycotting
the 1084 olympics. and ha, and 8 years around. we've got another olympics in elaine, so it'll be interesting to see what happens from this. stay tuned, but one of the things that's actually really funny about all the scottie is that even if the diplomats were going to go and you know, let you know, in this case, maybe forfeit their front row seats. beijing is not letting anybody go into the stadium except the chinese spectators who need specific hold requirements. so it's one of these things like i can invite you to, to dinner and say, hey, you guys have your cobra requirements, steve, you don't, but i never even invited you. so why do you complain the last time you had to be in the host country to go? so what this comes down to is it's a tv show. and according to bloomberg, 10 of the top 12 olympic sponsors, including toyota, intel, coca cola, procter and gamble, they generate $110.00, b $1000000000.00 in revenue in china. so they got a lot at stake. nbc slash peacock has staked 7700000000 on
the rights for the wimpy ads from 22 to 30. so it's a big tv show and how big the sponsors want to go, remains to be seen at home are still going to be watching. so they're getting their value from it, and by the way, you're invitations to me are always exactly like ordering. so you're in good hands when you bring that up because it is b, c is in charge of the broadcast for the world wide broadcast usually comes off of nbc would've been more effective. why wouldn't by just say, you know what, we're just going to pull nbc out of in, put the pressure. i mean, it's not like they don't talk perversely, it may stir up more interest in the game. so it could be good for ratings. but let me tell you where this is all going to go. we've been hearing that term when we talk about supply chain snap foods, reassuring bringing stuff back home that we depend on other countries to make all the antibiotics. we take her maiden china, and there's
a lot of other stuff made there to your iphone, stuff like that. this is going to tee off and exacerbate this conversation about bringing manufacturing back home. do you remember the start of the pandemic? we didn't have masked here, folks. right, we didn't make a giant a, made them everything came from china and that you make the raise a very good point on. we can start the conversation here, but it can have any effect in china. i mean china already their response was we hope you're still alive in 2028. when we boycott the limbic, i think i think president g has been watching president trump in order to learn how to troll people 1st when he called bite and his friend, after the binding ministration, had denied it for 2 days. and that's a pure trump tweet, if ever there was one. i think the problem with china is that they have killed the golden goose, which is hong kong, and they're already seeing the impact internally of the lack of flow of economic revenue. and internally, china is really a 3rd world country and they're starting to feel the effects internally. that's dangerous for the world because that's how war start. well,
and that's what he is in there. that's the issue right now. what i want on the side of it, obviously there's a lot of different issues more. busy than just the olympics, which me back the original question. is this going to help on some very serious. so i get it. the athletes have worked hard for this, but holland is this can actually ratchet things that we're trying to find you guys . so would it be a part of us, we're just going to keep on pursuing our path. they need our business. okay, that's what it comes down to. all that stuff. we depend on them for. they need us to buy it. is it going to change just because we did send the vice president over there? well, you know, it's funny because yesterday, john, saki said that, you know, by not sending our diplomats, i wasn't going to be business. as usual. i still see a lot of companies move in all their manufacturing over there for cheap jobs, cheaper labor and selling it to us to make a profit. so it's one of those things that i don't think it's really going to change anything, especially when you look at the business. like you said, china needs us. we need china to, we're going to play to be fair to the athletes. you know, they train for this over the course of a lifetime, so yeah. so unlike 1980,
which was, you know, $65.00 countries 50 olympics then ted turner, last hundreds of millions of dollars on the goodwill games. and he shrugged he was clad. he wanted world peace and he was glad unicef made a pile of money on that too. but our athletes didn't get olympic metals that year. and if we, when we get them this year, but is it more than just the metal that's thing 90? he mentioned there was movies made about that moment, that right there was more than just a hockey game. it was a diplomatic statement from the united states. and yes, i'm sorry, no russian tv. but i did leave on that point, is this not also said a better message? ted cruz came back and said, no, go over there. actually i want to go golden every single level. is that a better take that a better approach, right there? absolutely. could. jesse owens winning gold medals in front of adolf hitler. go take the gold and these athletes is hollan was saying they have
a narrow window of opportunity and their athletic career a 2 year for year span of not competing in the that's your last olympics for many of these athletes. they do need our stuff. they need our money to buy their stuff. i'm still not sure why. we've got empty store sales for kellogg's cornflakes because we're not getting those from. so there's other things going on in that process, but we've got to keep the heat on trying to economically and it is having an impact on them internally. it just doesn't get any media play here in the us. well, it does a little bit on this station, you know, everybody needs a villain. and right now it's gone from russia to china, but they're still that the litigation of russia were china is actually the one that could be the real threat to this country. when you look at the goods that are coming out of china right now, and you talk about sports on that, you still have the sponsorships of nike. you still have all of this. why is the president decided to go after the olympic sports when every day different sports or play that have ties to china? and he's been mom on the, you know, it's so interesting because i, you know, i was a former and be a dancer,
a lot like dropping right there. you answer that and you know, it's one of the things that you think of the n b a with, with, you know, everything that was going on there. you had john scene where they had a movie come out and he accidentally referred to taiwan and has to make this whole apology video. so it is kind of interesting that they're going to really kind of take this approach with the olympics. but when it comes to the n, b a, and i understand that the n b a is their own private entity. but i mean, it's kind of like the pot calling the kettle black and that signs, at least the way that i what would be some real muscles to show china? what would really get china's reaction? cuz right now we're not seeing making, trying to put the weaker in nike. it would be a good start to do to help there. i think you, i think the whole world, by the way, is going to be cheering that common harris isn't going over there. so we don't get to hear her french version of a chinese fake accent because mockery around the world. i think the key is we've got to be tougher in reality and not just in talked, keeping politicians out of china for the olympics. it's going to do much good. most of the world, most counties in tennessee will say, frankly,
if that's all we have to do to keep politicians, our communities do a boy out on us. we have to take positive actions in the asia civic to show that the taiwan to show that japan and korea and australia are under an umbrella protection from the u. s. in reality, not just in talk, does china really want to work with united states? helen? well, it all comes down to the doe, re me, you know, that's what's going to settle it. so it's all about the money. in the meantime, everybody's going to be watching the opening ceremony. everybody's going to be watching the closing ceremony. we pick our favorite sports. so this may not be as big a deal to the consumer as it is to the paul's and saying that you did that. what my biggest share at all this is, this is saying, look, i took action like everything else. i've seen the passwords. i did stand up to them, but it was like only a name only. there was no action to back it up and unless he continues to put something on it, once again, you point out other countries are starting to join in. but that's also what scares the, are they sheep, are they doing this? just a pandered abiding, or do they legitimately care about china?
and if they did, why did they do it beforehand on their own? probably more of the former than the latter. but again, the big see the cove, it, you know, a lot of people might not have gone any way. right. the deputy prime minister of new zealand says that's why we're not sending our people, but we, we disapprove of these giant asian over interesting view and still so that they fully support china and everything they're doing it. and obviously the olympics are very happy and don't want to hold the athletes accountable for political discourse because they're not in a world government. but looking at a lot of these other countries, though, they really need to start looking and seeing what joe biden is saying, you know, you look back at world war one, i love history, look like a world we're one. the reason that we all happen was, is there was so much miss messaging going on. you have one week, joe biden saying that we are one where we, we are, we receive china is one party, then he's inviting taiwan to a democracy event. and it's like, well, what are you, are you one china, are you taiwan? i don't even think he knows he does is he know the play, the rice can we had last night. who knows?
but it's one of these things where it's like, he's got to get tougher on what he thinks and his message and historically look how many wars cause been cause to resulted from oil. we just had the atheist anniversary of pearl harbor. one of the reasons that that war came from japan is they were wanting oil, we were short changing them on oil. and here we are. we've lost our energy independence. oil is still a key factor and it's in china as best interested in japan. everybody needs it. and were cut off and we're excited about this. there were imposing sanctions on russia based on actions on ukraine. yet we don't hear continued sanctions against the china, which like you said, is someone that we made. and that's the net positive scrutiny on china. the world is watching and they are watching and they're going to continue watching here because after the break, the justice department has filed a lawsuit against texas, accusing it of gerrymandering and voting lines to restrict or deny minority voters, but is about protecting voting rights or just making sure certain, favorable to the administration, members of congress to keep their job well,
i will discuss after the break with oh, he came out of the test bed for medical and then later recreational marijuana and it started with something so innocent. i was wanting to socialize, everybody does it so i cannot. and then it just keeps going and going and going. i'm just going to do it one. yeah. and then it's, i'm just going to try this. one said, never do it again because a one wife, 1 in the morning, i'm right on inside. okay. and you surround yourself with people who are encouraging you to do it not to stop or it's all like my life was over, jumped office about the balcony and died.
she knew you just couldn't join me every thursday on the alex simon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess what the world politics sport business. i'm sure business. i'll see you then. oh okay, so we want to welcome back our panel, our team very own hard core coach to the big picture. has the news on our to america for a project in steve gail, who is if the former ustr official under bush and quinn, i have 3 host on this stage. i'm a little bit intimidated. i could probably just sit back and be quiet, but i'm not. now let's begin department of justice filing
a suit against texas over new re districting maps. now here is there reason take a lesson the complaint we filed today, alleges the texas has violated section 2 by creating redistricting plans that deny or bridge the rights of latino and black voters. okay, how much are you, steve? mainly because in your former life, you are an attorney constitutional lawyer. so is this strange to have the dia, j actually get involved with something at the state level while they're picking and choosing winners? i mean, they're going after texas, and yet you've got new york that is in the process of eradicating about 5 republican congressional seats. you've got illinois and others. they're doing the same thing. they're only concerned about re districting when it's not serving the purposes of the political department of justice. and let's put aside the idea that the d o j is acting in a non partisan way. they're putting their thumb on the scales intentionally if they're concerned about fair elections, fair re districting them, must be concerned in new york, illinois, and other states as well as in texas holland. do you agree with that fine way?
finally, something worth arguing. and steve were talking about talk radio just before the show, and if your cruise cable news channel served, or if you turn on talk radio, all we do is argue about super human things. climate change now incontrovertible evidence cove. it a novel corona virus like nothing. we've ever seen before. it is learning us slightly faster than we're learning it. and yet, mere humans, the hubris of mere humans. we want to argue about superhuman things. this is a man made situation. this is worth arguing about, and i think it's just bad luck and bad timing, that this is based on a census taken during the pandemic, which also broken weight beat to the benefit because people were home when they were knocking on. there were people or whom people had nothing else to do. they registered more. i mean, you're seeing those numbers that fair and to your point,
this is happening in every, this happens every decade, every time. so why are we having still controversy the bad? i mean, we know what's going to happen in very red states, they're gonna draw the line from fairville blue state, split it. why is this even a cod 1st that the d j would get involved? you know, it's interesting because i was a local news reporter and anchor for a long time before i came here. and there is nothing stronger than your local government. that's where you do see the most change, you know, being an illinois resident before i moved here to dc. it's like you mentioned, steve is redistricting every 5 minutes. somebody's moving out of illinois because of all the problems specifically chicago. they're moving the states because they're all coming to nash. i know they're going to texas, they're going to national, they're going to these red state. so it's interesting because illinois is also redistricting. that's why you have representative atom tenzing or who's not re running because his district is going to go hard blue, which is shocking, gives the republicans would think you'd actually be loved by the, the democrats,
him on that range. all right, but here is just you have them where she's in illinois also interesting too because chicago really runs the rest of the state just because of all the pull that it has . but when you think of texas, i've lived in texas, you've got a number of big cities. you got dallas, you got austin, you got houston san antonio el paso, while those cities might be big blue hubs. you do have a lot of people move into those suburbs. one thing that's great about texas, you don't have to pay state tax. a lot of people start to like that and they're like, oh, why kind of like the side now? and is it why if you're going to your point, why is it that that may be the deal jays into this? maybe they don't want more republicans in the senate in the house or the one oil. you don't see a lawsuit. their big question. the question is, as you point out, we were in a pandemic holland on this. and we know the impact of the southern border. we know the immigrants immigration issue this going over is that why texas are decided to battle this further than any other red state. because texas might have a few more people in it. well, both sides do this. it depends on whose turn it is with these parental shape
district chicken drive through texas picked up 2 seats. as a result of this census, both of them are white voting majorities, no redrawn district in texas is majority black or hispanic. so the p o j's got some numbers they can throw at this, but everybody does this. it's just whose turn is that one party we don't have to name names. one party wants to make voting easier. one party wants to make voting harder. this is where the rubber meets the road. i just want to make it harder for dead people. when you look at the day when you look at the difference that are drawn by racial lines, it's irony to me that in utah, one of the, one of the widest districts in the country has a black congressman, memphis, one of the drawn districts for an african american majority has steve cohen, a white liberal so, so people don't always vote race like that, like the electoral folks want us to believe. and one of the great ironies of this whole thing is that new york avoided losing or lost one of their seats and would
have avoided it with about 86 more citizens, the number of people who died in nursing homes. thank to the cuomo, last new york, an electoral scott seat and a congressional c, cuz it was about an 86 person majority. that was the difference in them losing a seat or not to have candidate will travel. marjorie taylor, green resident of georgia 6 represent georgia 14, which is perfectly culture. according to the constitution, you need only live in the state. it's a different situation than robert f. kennedy, or hillary clinton suddenly becoming new yorkers. right? but where's the action? when that is again dr. odds running for pennsylvania and he's just rented a place they qualify him for it, but steve is parents point the republicans are getting out of the blue states. the blue state people are staying, is that not making these to the united? basically permanently putting these colors in
a state that the republicans are displaying blue states and not even gonna try to fight for them. i think we're seeing the same thing all across the line, particularly in the house of representatives, all of the just or drawn to be either more republican or more democrat. you've only got about 40 or 50 of the 435 house seats that are really marginally up for grabs. so it makes both parties only have to adhere to their partisans in primaries, which is why you see the squad having so much impact with the democrats. there are no moderate democrats, because all the democrats are afraid of a primary opponent, like we've seen, happen in some of the cases where they've lost the same thing with republicans unless you're catering to the far right to win a primary. you're not going to win. so it's pushed both parties to the more extreme and really left a vacant, moderate, middle for, for people to feel that can thing or might have been worried about a trumpeter primary. him. but this stuff didn't begin in the trump era. christine o'donnell, who shot the political world, beating mike castle and delaware by
a couple 1000 votes of primaries were the actual gems. but when you think about it, though, let me ask you something. what did joe biden run on? my mom, my point, my point, donald trump, i want to lower your taxes. i want to build the wall, whether you agree with it or not. the one thing that the right does have is they have good messages. you saw that just alone in this last virginia governor's race. what did he, what did. 7 you know that he ran on you know, schools he ran on taxes, the democrat terry mcauliffe. it was just like like i like with the big guys, i'm with everybody else and i was like, we don't know what you stand for. and i think that's one of the reasons why you are seeing such a shift over to the right, because at least there is a message. if democrats, like you said, you have seen a lot of them where they're taking all the messaging, it's because they actually have a message where these, these establishment, democrats, it's just paid both for us. and if you didn't both for us, and it's your fault because he didn't come out and vote for us, it's like, well, we don't know what you're standing for. you know,
one of the keys for glen young can, if he was able to get the nomination without going through a real bitter right wing dominated. and i say this is a right wing conservative. he didn't have to face a challenge in a primary that he would have lost, he was able to become the nominee. and then when the general election, and by the way, i drove past the mexican and embassy earlier today, they have a fence around it just to make sure they're younger and got a real assist from a call. it's one killer sound bite me about what they teach in schools. nothing trumps of parents concern. but the truth of that it wasn't a federal issue. the state tissue, which brings me back to what is this going to have a bigger impact on? we talk about it from congress or federal level because we're here in d. c. but actually this actually is more of an impact on the state legislature, which is more than ever the daily life of individuals. so steve, are states panicking right now with these changes of district? i think the congressional races are getting a lot of attention, but keep in mind, in most of these states, you've also seen internal movement,
demographically and population wise, state house and state senate races are also being dictated by the new lines they are sub around major cities are becoming more populated, urban areas are becoming less populated, that makes you move the lines as well. so state legislatures around the country could see could see a change in the, in the right versus left republican versus democrat numbers as well. and you're also saying that, you know, i was a news anchor for nbc and el paso, texas is very, very blue city. you had during the trump years, you had the mayoral election has gone blue every single year for the past. i want to say 56 years. demarco wins the nomination for el paso mirror because he kind of ran on trump policies. for the 1st time he had a republican as a mare again because of that messaging. and again, it's that local government that's going to have the most change. now he's been since voted out and the new and the former democratic mirror is back in cuz they liked his policies. but it's just that is where you're going to see the most change . and i think again, people focus on the messaging, you know,
we're going to talk about the lack of kinetic overnighted or radio talk host local media to uncover those races like that. but we will try to can, to cover the in and we will continue to have this conversation on twitter at scottie and he's, he's the hash tag team and b and for the show in more detail on the portal that to be at your app or android device, thank you for watching and let's continue the conversation with join me every posting on the alex simon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess in the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. good
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