Live from Music Row Tuesday 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 all-star panelist, official guest host, and the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s State of Tennessee Director Aaron Gulbransen in-studio to comment on the notion that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is running America.
Leahy: In-studio right now, official guest host of The Tennessee Star Report and the executive director of the State of Tennessee for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Aaron Gulbransen. Aaron, you wrote a book about politics a while back about what happens in the smoke-filled rooms.
Gulbransen: Yes – I always say, the stories are real, but the names were changed so I wouldn’t get sued.
Leahy: But here’s the deal. This hour, we’re just going to be in that back smoke-filled room. It’s not smoke-filled. Because this is a non-smoking environment. I am a nonsmoker. But I believe you, sir, are a cigar aficionado.
Gulbransen: My identifier in politics is I am the cigar man.
Leahy: The cigar man. So just you and me talking here, right? And we’re going to have the straight talk, when you talk real politics. So, first one, are you ready for this?
Gulbransen: All right.
Leahy: Who really is running the United States of America? Because it certainly isn’t Joe “Grifter” Biden.
Gulbransen: I think it’s Susan Rice on behalf of Barack Obama, who gets consulted probably once a week, as well as Michelle Obama. And then, I would say this – 15 years ago, I would have hated this term, but COVID and all these other things and the globalist elites that they represent. It was such a cliche years ago, but it’s turned out to be true.
Leahy: Susan Rice is, among other things, an accomplished liar. She’s the one that they trotted out in Benghazi to say that this was all a reaction to a videotape.
Gulbransen: And that was in response to also, the Republicans that ding her on the five or so times she appeared on television and lied about Benghazi by making sure she did not wind up to be secretary of state.
She did serve as United States National Security Adviser for four years. And she’s now, whatever the exact title is, she is the chief policy adviser to the domestic policy…
Leahy: She’s running the country, I believe. And look, she comes by it naturally. She grew up in Washington, D.C. She was neighbors with Madeline Albright. She went to the elite National Cathedral School.
Gulbransen: She was in the Oval Office when they were discussing the Russia collusion stuff when Obama had his team of people, she was in the room with Obama on a number of those topics without Biden being there.
Leahy: There’s a story written in 2012 at The Washington Post talking about – actually, it’s earlier than that– but it’s talking about Rice, who at the time was 33. So this must have been about 20 years ago. (reading from article)
“Susan Rice, 33, can seem something of a Wonder Woman. Make that alpha woman. The high school valedictorian, Rhodes Scholar, and Oxford PhD has always had a knack for coming in first – and, some grumble, a need for complete control.” (Gulbransen chuckles) You think?
Gulbransen: Yes. That was a 1998 article in The Washington Post. So this is a little bit of an insider’s nod since we’re talking about these things.
The commentators, in an effort to give cover because of her national security experience, which, of course, I disagree with her positions, is well known. I think she was ambassador to the U.N. at one point,
Leahy: I believe so.
Gulbransen: It was commented on in the media. Why do you pick a foreign-policy wonk to run the Domestic Policy Council? Well, that’s where all the real policy happens. And she already would have her influence on foreign policy as well.
Leahy: She went to Stanford and then got the Rhodes Scholarship. I can tell you, having hung out with this crowd, right, and having sort of been part of this crowd for a period – the elite Ivy League, Stanford, Rhodes Scholar gang – they think they are superior to you and me and the American people.
And because of their intellectual superiority, they believe they have the right to go ahead and tell you what to do. We see that all the time with Susan Rice and the Biden maladministration.
Gulbransen: I agree.
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