Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio.
During the third hour, Carmichael reflected upon the Democrat’s unsuccessful 50-year push for more government and pointed out its failures. He explained how more government is not the solution and pointed out how the government unions that protect bad apples among the good ones were an even larger problem.
Leahy: You were going to talk a little bit about the Governor, Tim Walz a Democrat from Minnesota and his sort of COVID-19 hypocrisy.
Carmichael: He is like all these other governors’. And they all happen to be Democrats. I don’t know exactly why they all kind of act almost exactly the same way. I don’t think they get their marching orders from anybody but perhaps they do. But here is the data in Minnesota.
The number of people who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the so-called pandemic. And I’m saying it’s so-called because 100,000 people dying of something in one year out of 330 million. I’m sorry, it’s unfortunate but it’s not terrible. In Minnesota, there have been 1,026 people who have died. 837 of the 1,026 were staying in long term care facilities.
Leahy: Nursing homes.
Carmichael: Either in assisted living or nursing homes.
Leahy: Either one. Yes.
Carmichael: These are elderly people who actually need help in their living status. So if you subtract that its less than 200 people from Minnesota who are not in that category.
Leahy: What’s the population there? Six million?
Carmichael: I don’t know.
Leahy: Five million maybe.
Carmichael: I think it’s about the same size as Tennessee. 200 people. 200 people who are not in long term care facilities. Now, if you want to protect the people who are most at risk, those are the people in the long term care facilities. You go to great lengths to protect them and then you let everybody else live their lives.
Leahy: That makes sense.
Carmichael: That absolute makes perfect sense. Then when you see these Democrats and De Blasio is just a, gosh, what a fool.
Leahy: And by the way, his daughter was arrested.
Carmichael: OK, well. What was she doing?
Carmichael: Was she looting?
Leahy: I don’t know.
Carmichael: Was she throwing Molotov cocktails at the police? You must have had been doing something pretty bad to get arrested by the police because there were hundreds of thousands of protesters across the country and there were 1,600 arrested.
Leahy: All I know is that she was arrested in New York City.
Carmichael: You look at these crowds and all of a sudden social distancing goes out the window. Goes absolutely out the window.
Carmichael: Well a lot lets say.
Leahy: A lot. I think generally you are articulating their views.
Carmichael: Generally is a better word.
Carmichael: Thank you. (Laughs)
Leahy: Where do we go from here as a country? We’re going to have an election in five months. What do you see happening?
Carmichael: If Trump is re-elected, one of the very first things he needs to do is he needs to sign an executive order. I don’t even know if this requires an executive order. This just requires him to hold a press conference and telling the attorney general that under the supreme court ruling that said that unions cannot withhold dues without the permission or against the will of the union members.
Trump could simply say that every government employee who pays union dues must sign a document where they check off, ‘I want money withheld from my paycheck’ or ‘I don’t want money withheld.’ Have two choices with their name signed at the bottom. And if they are coerced in any way then the people who coerced them should be indicted.
Leahy: Well that makes sense Crom.
Carmichael: Then that way government employees who oppose this socialization of our country and ultimately the demise of our standard of living.
Leahy: And our constitutional republic.
Carmichael: Yes. And by the way, their standard of living. Ultimately governments’ derive their revenue from the production of the private sector.
Leahy: How does this play out? The mess of coronavirus? The economic debacle of all the unemployment? All of these crazy riots? How does this play out?
Carmichael: I have no idea but we’re going to find out. I’m not going to sit here and pontificate and tell you I have a clue because I don’t. The American public though will speak in November. And it is my great hope that between now and November that we do have political rallies. That we do the things that we have been doing for 250 years to elect our elected representatives. And I will promise you that the Democrats will try to use the coronavirus to even keep Joe Biden off the debate stage.
Leahy: Yes. The other thing too is you’ve talked about the Manchurian media, the mainstream media. They are doing everything possible to promote the candidacy of Joe Biden. Particularly I saw the story yesterday, the headline was ABC News poll reports ABC News Washington Post poll owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon reported Joe Biden Leads Trump by 10 Percent, EXCEPT, you see the little asterisk there. Among registered voters. Among likely voters, it’s five percent. The margin of error, four percent.
Carmichael: I don’t care about polls right now at all.
Leahy: Right. Today.
Carmichael: I really don’t. But I do care about what the process will be. And I do think we need to have our normal politics because this is so important.
Leahy: Yes. I agree.
Carmichael: And the Democrats can tell the people in long term care facilities to please stay there while we have our political rallies.
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