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NY DAILY NEWS SUGGESTS GOP IS DEAD AND DONALD TRUMP KILLED IT; SOME REPUBLICANS BURN VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS AFTER TRUMP'S INDIANA WIN
Gina Loudon: I would ask the people that are burning their cards, were they declaring the GOP dead when McCain was the nominee, or Romney or Dole? I think we need to get things in perspective. But having said that, my background's in psychological and there are a couple of interesting psychological phenomenons taking place. One is stages of grief. Trump advocates need to be patient with the people, the Republicans especially, who are yet to come around.
Juan Williams: This is a fight among Republicans. It's a family fight. There are so many policy issues and specifically, since this is Cashin’ In, let's talk about trade, where Republicans have long been advocates of free trade. Donald Trump is not on that side of the fence. He is not about having America be a strong, military presence in the world. He wants to pull back from NATO, and from Asia in terms of nuclear protection.
Jonathan Hoenig: Trump’s a business man, but he doesn't support capitalism. He supports tariffs. That's why a lot of people, call them the establishment if you want, let’s just say voters, are wondering what is this guy about? Is he going to support capitalism? Is he going to support a mixed economy?
Morgan Ortagus: You know it's interesting. I almost think this Republican, Democrat conversation is passé. I think we have to look at a new paradigm. For the past few decades, Americans, in every single poll they’re asked, they're frustrated and sick of the two-party system. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have blown up the two-party system and may both make their parties weaker, but I think that's actually good. I think that's actually good for America.
ANGRY WOMAN CONFRONTS MAN AT WALMART FOR USING 'GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE' TO BUY FOOD
Jonathan Hoenig: This would infuriate me as well. I’m proud of this woman. She's absolutely right. You have every right to keep every cent of your money. It's not government's decision to redistribute as it sees fit, to pick winners and losers. I wish the Republicans; I wish Trump was consistent on this one. I hate having my wealth redistributed for special political favors.
Juan Williams: This guy is hard working. 50 to 60 hours a week, so I guess you guys want to raise the minimum wage so he can, in 50, 60 hours, earn enough money to support his family. Remember, we're not talking about food stamps here. We're talk about assistance for women and children and families. Now, if you think that's giving money to an undeserving soul, I disagree.
Morgan Ortagus: I'm from the south and I think I’m just old school, but the fact that the two of them were fighting and putting the f-bomb out there in front of a child. It really bothered me. I thought why in god's name would they sit there and argue with each other at a grocery store. Who behaves that way? I think they were both acting like children. You can have very strong beliefs on economic policies, but what happened to civil discourse in this country and being respectful and compassionate to each other? You shouldn't curse in front of children.
Gina Loudon: I thought that, the whole conversation could have had a lot more diplomacy and been more effective. Civil discourse has to be the name of the game these days and we've sort of lost that as a culture. But to this woman's point, I call this plantation politics because this is the kind of program that is outside the purview and scope that government was ever intended to be. This guy should be getting help from a church or charity or his family or his friends or his neighbors. Not from government.
DOJ PROGRAM NO LONGER USING 'CONVICT' OR 'FELON' WHEN REFERRING TO CRIMINALS
Morgan Ortagus: What’s next? Are we going to call rapists, people who committed raped? Are we going to call terrorists, humans who committed terrorist acts? Title 18 of the federal government, is the criminal and penal code. So there's a reason why, in our laws, we refer to people as criminals and felons. There’s no need to change that and I’m really worried. When does it stop?
Juan Williams: No, to me, this is not PC per se, because when you think about, for example, how we refer to people with disabilities or mental illness, you don't go around calling them names that in fact keep them in some kind of lower status in society. And we know about the ban the box movement because when people are labeled as convict, it impacts their ability to get work.
Jonathan Hoenig: I don't have a lot of respect for convicts. I don't think they're deserving of a lot of respect. The problem is that we make a lot of felons here. I think like 50 percent of people in federal prisons are there for nonviolent offense, mostly drug offenses. So let’s stop making so many criminals. But violent people, they're incarcerated because they act like animals. They’re locked up because they infringe on people’s rights and I don’t respect that one bit.
Gina Loudon: I have a problem with the word served, because people serve in the military. When you are doing your time, you're not serving anything. Secondly, the PC police need to get a hobby because this is not a cause and if anyone were to make these decisions and change this language, I think let's let the families and victims of the criminals make a decision.