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REP PELOSI: HILLARY CLINTON STRUGGLES WITH WHITE MALES BECAUSE OF 'GUNS, GAYS AND GOD'
Ric Grenell: I think it's because of comments like Nancy Pelosi. She is the representative from San Francisco, the place originally where diversity and tolerance was born. It's so sad how far we've fallen. Yesterday's champions of diversity have become today's intolerance. They look at just race and gender and don’t look at the ideological differences.
Mercedes Schlapp: I think it shows that Nancy Pelosi as many of the Democrats, they've been so focused this whole week about pushing for this identity politics. They kind of forgot about the white guy in the room. So it's interesting that they have talked about jobs but, guess what? It's all about the same old bag of tricks that we have seen. Pushing forward a tax plan that would basically reduce our jobs, reduce our wages, and slow down our GDP. It’s the same old bag of tricks.
David Mercer: I didn't see much at the Republican convention where they addressed that very concern that you're raising. And I will say this. As an African-American male, I think I would be in more trouble at times had we more of the Bush policies that we saw over his eight years than we do and the recovery of the economy under Obama.
Lisa Boothe: Republicans did address the concerns of African-American voters of Hispanic voters because what Donald Trump talked about was jobs and creating a better economy for all. An all-inclusive economy that's going to help every American get back to work. The only group of voters that has benefited under president Obama is the rich.
TRUMP: WOULD BE NICE TO 'KNOCK OUT' ISIS TOGETHER WITH RUSSIA
Lisa Boothe: We do need a stronger coalition because that's lacking. I'm not sure what the resolve of Russia is in defeating Isis considering the fact they have attacked U.S. Forces in Syria. That’s a concern there. But the problem is we have a president that has shown no resolve in fighting Isis. He himself has said he has no plan to defeat Isis.
Ric Grenell: It's really going to take a great negotiator and U.S. Leadership, which we don't have right now. Let me try to be very blunt about this. The U.S. has two equal goals, to get rid of Assad and to crush Isis. We've been very clear Assad should go. We haven't backed off that policy. We haven't done much there. We haven't done much in five years of bombing with 63 coalition members to defeat Isis.
Mercedes Schlapp: Keep your friends close and enemies closer. When you think about Russia, it's a tricky proposition, because the Russians do want to have closer cooperation with the U.S. In defeating ISIS. The U.S. has to be smart in being hesitant in how they move forward with Russian relations because you can't trust the Russians full force here. However, I do believe that Putin does respect strength in a leader.
David Mercer: That might work if Russia had the same goals in mind that we do. At full disclosure; I’ve worked with turkey for ten years. I can tell you that as was stated before, Turkey's main interest is to get rid of Assad. Russia's main interest is to keep Assad. So we're in the middle of that. Our main focus having retaken Fallujah, having removed 150 leaders off the battlefield on Isis. I think we need to stick with our allies before we start venturing into Russia territory.
REPORT: PRES OBAMA'S TRIP TO PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE COST TAX PAYERS NEARLY $4.2M
Mercedes Schlapp: Let's get this right. For Americans, the climate change topic is in the low, low priority. Economy, national security ranks as the top two issues most important. Here you have the president on his junket where they travel to conference alone burned 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide and yet they’re going forward making this case of, lets push forward this Paris climate agreement. Even climate activist themselves have said, is this agreement a false hope that really does nothing to help improve the climate?
Lisa Boothe: This is how woefully out of touch the administration is with the American people, how misplaced their priorities are. This administration has more concern about refrigerators than they were about Isis or declining middle class or the fact that we are facing a $19 trillion debt and growing.
David Mercer: This administration was elected twice to serve the people. Moving to the heart of the topic, I believe it's a seat at the table. If we're not at the conference or not engaged in these forums, we may pay a higher price later in not being present to serve our interests, to make sure we protect our competitive advantages. So I think it’s money well spent.
Ric Grenell: I have been involved in many of these. Let me tell you that they are suggestions. They are self-reporting countries. They self-report and self-police. The day after this agreement came into place, India said we have no interest in implementing these carbon rules. So this is not a mandate. It's all suggestions. We could have accomplished more by having the president give a speech and talk about what should be done, present goals. Flying over there is a waste of money.