Sowell: Politicians using race as their ticket to whatever racket they’re running


>>Laura: HILLARY CLINTON SEEMS TO THINK SHE’S NOT RUNNING IN 2020 BUT SHE IS RUNNING WITH THE RACE CARD.>>I WAS THE FIRST PERSON WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT WITHOUT THE PROTECTIONS OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT AND I WILL TELL YOU IT MAKES A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE. IT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN WISCONSIN WHERE THE BEST STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE SAID SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 40 AND 80,000 PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THP PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THL PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THS PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THB PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THC PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THU PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THO PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THF PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THT PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THC PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THL PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THR OF THEIR SKIN.>>Laura: GUESS WHAT. “THE WASHINGTON POST” GAVE HER FOUR PINOCCHIOS FOR THAT BLATANT LIE. 80,000 PEOPLE TURNED AWAY FROM POLLS? JOINING ME NOW, RENOWNED ECONOMIST, OLD FRIEND TOM SOWELL, SENIOR FELLOW AT THE HOOVER INSTITUTION, AUTHOR OF THE PHENOMENAL BOOK “DISCRIMINATION IN DISPARITIES,” NOW OUT IN A REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION, TOM, THANKS FOR BEING HERE. WHY IS HILLARY SAYING THAT? I THINK SHE KNOWS IT’S NOT TRUE. SO WHY?>>BECAUSE SHE THINKS IT WILL GET HER SOME VOTES. THAT’S THE REASON POLITICIANS SAY A LOT OF THINGS AND ARE NOT TRUE.>>Laura: HILLARY CLINTON, SO MANY OTHERS ARE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT REPARATIONS. TRUMP IS A RACIST. IT’S RACE, RACE, RACE, IMMIGRATION POLICY IS RACIST. THE RACE WORD IS A CONSTANT. IT’S LIKE ABORTION AND RACE IN TODAY’S DEMOCRAT PARTY.>>IT IS, AND I HAVE A FEELING THAT MANY AMERICANS WOULD JUST AS SOON NOT HEAR ANY MORE ABOUT RACE. THERE ARE PEOPLE FOR WHOM THIS IS THEIR TICKET TO WHATEVER RACKET THEY ARE RUNNING, INCLUDING THE POLITICAL RACKET. IT’S TRAGIC. WHAT’S TRAGIC IS THERE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SIMPLY RESPOND TO WORDS RATHER THAN ASK THEMSELVES, IS WHAT THIS PERSON SAYS TRUE? HOW CAN I CHECK IT AND SO ON.>>Laura: DO YOU THINK THAT WITH THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE IN CHICAGO AND NOW WE HAVE THIS R. KELLY GUY WHO WAS ACCUSED OF — R. KELLY IS NOT FOCUSING ON RACE BUT THE SMOLLETT CASE BECAME ONE ABOUT RACE. IT WAS NOVELS LIKE THERE WERE CERTAIN PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WERE DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE THIS THING WITH A BIG HOAX. THEY WANTED THIS TO BE A RACIAL INCIDENT, RACIAL HATE CRIME REINFORCING THE STEREOTYPES THAT THIS IS WHAT’S WRONG WITH SOCIETY TODAY. THE OVERRIDING PROBLEM IN SOCIETY TODAY IS ONE OF RACE. TOM.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, IT’S LIKE IN FOOTBALL. THEY ARE TO RUN THAT PLAY UNTIL SOMEONE FINDS A WAY TO STOP IT. AS LONG AS IT PAYS OFF, THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP DOING IT. WHAT’S PAINFUL TO ME IS HOW FEW PEOPLE THERE ARE TODAY WHO BOTHER TO CHECK OUT THE FACTS. IN MANY CASES, JUST THE SMALLEST EFFORT OF CHECKING OUT THE FACTS WOULD COST SO MANY OF THESE THINGS TO FALL APART. WE HAVE A WHOLE HISTORY OF THIS, GOING BACK TO A WOMAN IN THE 19-SOMETHING AND THEN ANOTHER CASE. ANY NUMBER OF THESE THINGS. AS LONG AS THEY KEEP SUCCEEDING POLITICALLY, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO RUN THAT PLAY.>>Laura: DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD DO WELL TO MAKE, LIKE MONTHLY TRIPS TO UNDERSERVED, MORE UNDERPRIVILEGED AREAS OR TO TRADITIONALLY BLACK COLLEGES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, WHERE HE CAN JUST TALK ABOUT WISE POLICIES ARE WORKING ON WHY THE ECONOMY IS GROWING OPPORTUNITIES, JOBS, GREATER EMPLOYMENT ET CETERA. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THAT HE DO THAT?>>I DON’T THINK THE VENUE MATTERS THAT MUCH. THERE HAS TO BE SOME THOUGHTFUL NOTIONS ABOUT HOW FREE MARKETS AND OTHER KINDS OF ACTIVITIES THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ARE NORMALLY HEARD, HOW THOSE THINGS IMPACT. I DON’T SEE ANY SIGN OF THAT OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE UNFORTUNATELY FROM THE REPUBLICANS. I NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED AT HOW MANY OPPORTUNITIES THEY LET GO BY. RIGHT NOW FOR EXAMPLE, DEMOCRATS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE LIGHTING UP TO STOP CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM EXPANDING, TRYING TO CUT BACK ON THEM. MANY OF THEM ARE THE VERY SCHOOLS THAT ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL, THEY ARE THE ONES THEY ARE ZEROING IN ON, PLACES LIKE SUCCESS ACADEMY OR CHIP SCHOOLS. THE DEMOCRATS, AND UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE BEHOLDEN TO THE TEACHERS UNIONS. BUT WHY THE REPUBLICANS DON’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT, THAT’S WHAT BAFFLES ME.>>Laura: TRULY PRO-CHOICE INITIATIVES THAT ACTUALLY HELP INDIVIDUALS AND SO I’M JUST FOCUSING ON BLOCKS OF INDIVIDUALS. DR. SOWELL, AOC, ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, SHE HAS SPOKEN A LOT ABOUT SOCIALISM AND BEING A DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST. SHE IS A YOUNG PERSON, 28 YEARS OLD. SHE IS REPRESENTING A DECENT CHUNK OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TODAY. I WANT TO PLAY SOMETHING FOR YOU AND HAVE YOU REACT. LET’S WATCH.>>WHEN MILLENNIALS TALK ABOUT CONCEPTS LIKE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THESE KIND OF RED SCARE BOGEYMAN. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TUITION FREE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LIVING WAGE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT GUARANTEED BASIC LEVELS OF DIGNITY.>>Laura: IT SOUNDS GOOD TO A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THE FOCUS GROUP FROM CNN WE JUST ALLUDED TO, THEY SEEM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THESE CONCEPTS. WHAT ARE REPUBLICANS NOT DOING?>>THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT SAYING ANYTHING THAT I’VE HEARD. OF COURSE ALL THESE THINGS SOUND WONDERFUL. IT’S JUST THAT WE NOW HAVE MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF KNOWLEDG KNOWLEDGE, A TRACK RECORD OF THESE KINDS OF IDEAS BEING PUT INTO PRACTICE IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD AND FAILING TIME AND TIME AGAIN. NOT MERELY FAILING BUT MAKING THINGS WORSE THAN THEY WERE BEFORE. VENEZUELA IS THE CLASSIC CASE, AND YET DURING THE WHOLE PERIOD WHEN PEOPLE ARE STARVING IN VENEZUELA UNDER SOCIALISM, THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE, RIGHT OUT OF OUR COLLEGES, ARE FLOCKING TO BERNIE SANDERS BECAUSE THEY ARE JUDGING BY HIS WORDS AND HOW WONDERFUL IT SOUNDS AND NOT BY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT THOSE NOTIONS INTO PRACTICE. AS HAS BEEN TRIED AGAIN, COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA.>>Laura: FAILED EVERYWHERE. [LAUGHS] THE WORST REPEAT FAILED EXPERIMENT WE’VE EVER SEEN. DR. TOM SOWELL, IT IS SO GREAT TO SEE YOU TONIGHT.




Comments
  1. Is true, the republican party makes little effort to reach out to minorities, even though their policies are better

  2. I just watched part of Bearnies speech today:

    UBI, free education, no cash bail required for criminals, no use of any fossil fuels, legalize all drugs, wide open borders.

    Socialism will work, but only for a little while and many young people focused on the here and now and what they can get with providing nothing.

  3. I lean right but if you have that Ash Wednesday thing on your forehead one day out of the year, youre probably an idiot.

  4. I wonder if this will be brought up on CNN ? Sooner or later the white race will wake up and then I hope it is not too late. Why do we cater to this failed race of ungrateful hindrances called Congolites ? They will lead us to ruin. As so many other Empires have done in the past !

  5. You saw and heard it yourself folks. HRC told that BOLD FACE LIE without a bat of an eye, just like the other 1/2 million lies she has told in the past. I am black and I would not vote for that old bag if she was the only person running(which is what the crooked dem party tried to arrange in 2016).

  6. Huge fan of Tom Sowell. Basic Economics is a must read. Too bad guys like him are not leading this country.

  7. I am a millennial, not all of us are "fans" of Alexandria Cortez. She is crazy, and her ideas are incredibly dangerous.

    Signed,
    -A Registered Republican Millennial.

  8. I really want someone like Mr. Sowell to run for office. He's so straight forward and strongly rooted on many issues our country needs to deal with. Have always respected his views, if not agreed with them, because he can present an intelligible argument in a time of when most base their argument on feeling not fact.

  9. I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
    Booker T. Washington, My Larger Education

  10. It grosses me out when politicians speak to a largely black audience and then their delivery style suddenly transforms. Is this rhetorical black face?

  11. Looks at voting demographic turnout by race
    Single most determinate factor in a person’s voting habit is their race
    60% of political opinion is determined by ones genes
    If they keep “running the play” and the “play keeps working” maybe you’re just a coach who doesn’t know the game of football

  12. Politicians lie for a living, is that really an edgy concept realistically ? I don't think it is. They lie a bit differently depending on what environment they're in. The democrat lies aren't working anymore, they'll have to change their 'gameplan' to use Sowell's analogy. Societies, especially Western "democratic" societies, are very dynamic, the dems need to keep up.

  13. Thank you Mr. Sowell for calling this race baiting out amongst the politicians. It's sickening and isn't helping anyone.

  14. The millennials have had such a great opportunity of not having to experience the things they gawk about being so horrible. They truly don't know what they don't know. Their parents are failing them by not teaching them reality, before turning them loose on the world. The education system has failed them in not teaching them history, government, economics, logic and more that is needed to be able to assess and discern what is going on around them.
    Now there's people advocating to lower the voting age to 16. I don't think so.

  15. I love Thomas Sowell. He should be an adviser to whatever president gets in. He has done more research on these issues than I think anyone.

  16. Racism as a rhetorical tool was created by Jewish Bolsheviks (Communist) in order to manipulate via emotional appeal, often used specifically to silence criticism.

  17. Mr. Sowell the Republican dont say anything because they constantly beat back. We have to common civility and respect. so when they come and they attack we cannot attack back. many of us can not afford to be injured and that's the fact, unfortunately. I mentioned that some of the more popular YouTube black conservatives perhaps organize something at each of these places to try to educate why the left doesn't want the charter schools. We need the parents of the children going to these schools to stand to clearly state exactly how these schools help their children and their communities. We need children who graduated that are now successful adults that have succeeded; they are the ones that should come and champion these schools For the future generation. The problem is MSM doesn't cover these Stories. And I social media it's all about the choir think preach to brain washed don't wanna listen. It is truly astonishing how easily led they are

  18. Thomas Sowell is one of those few people I regard as knowing what they talk about. And I am not from the US. lol

  19. Sanders' practices have been successful in Australia, the UK, Canada, Germany…

    Venezuela? Really? You're smarter than that Sowell, I'm a fan, your talks are stimulating, but Venezuela is a cheap, Fox News soundbite.

  20. I love Professor Sowell, I have all of his books and have studied each one. He is at such a high level of intellect that if you are a boring interviewer (like Laura is) with boring questions then you are going to make him like bad. Professor Sowell has to dumb down his responses to her dumb and rhetorical questions.

    This was a complete waste of his brilliance being on this show. I understand why she asked him to come on the show…to boost her credibility. But it made him look boring and plain. She should have had a low level individual like Brandon Tatum or Candace Owens on the show.

  21. I'm for imprisoning these politicians Republican or Democrat. I'm disgusted at this tribalistic approach to governing u.s citizens. The shadow government will continue it's evil rule on the United States until we unite against the barbaric government destroying our freedoms.
    Jesus bless

  22. Did Hillary just say she ran "without Protection"?

    Does she honestly think anyone Else could admit to committing crimes PUBLICLY, during a Campaign Speech, and Not Only Still run, but have the FULL SUPPORT of the Media, the Entertainment Industry, Most Government workers and her Own Party? (So Much so that she LITERALLY STOLE THE NOMINATION FROM BERNIE SANDERS!)

    NO.

  23. Yes this is true, its seems talking about Racism Issues and Transgender Issues is their ticket to the Government. why wont the elected officials focus on the economy and having more jobs in the US.
    Politicians riding along Race Issues and Transgender Issues makes me sick.

  24. I think the 80,000 went to Georgia or Florida where they found extra votes. You are right Mr. Sowell we are tired of hearing about race. He is my hero!!!

  25. OK love Tom Sowell and he hits to the heart here, doesn't get a chance to go too much into depth which is where he excels but….

    SERIOUSLY WHAT IS ON HER FOREHEAD

  26. Tom Sowell is great. Question: i thought that, according to conservatives, all MSM are biased?! Why would WaPo discredit Hillary then? Hmmm. Maybe conservatives oughta quit playing the victims.

  27. Democrats rather vote by race, religion, ethnicity, background, sexual orientation, etc. etc. than the main reason why people should vote: ideas and knowledge.

  28. The main goal for politicians is creating confusion, this is how to control ill minded and spread the agenda to keep their seats in congress. Because once they are out from congress, they will become irrelevant.

  29. Cortez's ideas of "free stuff" is here in the UK already. It strips dignity and divides people. Forced charity will end in disaster. And it's written in law – our government will need to print to pay. Wipe welfare. Wipe Cortez. She's an idiot!

  30. I love how short, and to-the-point his answers are, and the awkward silence that always follows (because nobody is prepared for such a clear, concise reply).
    Sowell is 100% substance.

  31. Don't forget the antisemitism angle too. All the poor unfortunate are suffering from multiple personality disorder apparently.

  32. I've gotten a bruise like that when I fell asleep on an airplane, there was turbulence, and my head slammed against the back of the seat in front of me.

  33. Trump make monthly trips? Come on, Laura. This is collective conservative cause. The Trump presidency is a reprieve for Conservatives and Christians to get their act together. Trump has more than enough on his plate & the movement must survive him. Can't survive him if he does all the heavy lifting.

  34. if they're going to talk about our voting rights do away with the electoral vote so that my vote counts I don't have to vote and they vote for the Republican before I even get to polls and the news lady you've got a black mark on your forehead

  35. Having this talking head interview Dr. Sowell is a disservice to the wealth of knowledge he has amassed.

  36. Its clear that she will say anything possible to get whatever it is she wants! I think she lies thinking that she will gain more minority votes rather then loosing votes from people that can think…

  37. Dang. I didn't know Golem from Lord of the Rings ran in 2016. Bilbo needs to get his deformed hobbitisss back.

  38. Great intellectual he should be a paradigm for the black community not these so called musicians(rappers of all types)and democrats who have kept the people they are supposed to be helping down with the proverbial boot on their throats.

  39. The legendary Dr. Thomas Sowell. A brilliant intellectual and a beautiful soul indeed. He is amazing. Love to hear him speak. Love his body of work. He is a national treasure.

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