Interview with Andrew Ferguson

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My guest is Andrew Ferguson, a former national correspondent for “The Weekly Standard” magazine which, as you might have heard in the news, has been closed. David Brooks called Andy “the greatest political writer of my generation.” Andy was a White House speechwriter for President George HW Bush and he’s written three books: “Fools Names, Fools Faces,” “Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America,” and my personal favorite, “Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course on Getting His Kid into College.” In today’s show, we discuss: • President Trump’s speech to the nation from the Oval Office • Schumer and Pelosi’s response to the speech • Why the Democrat’s aims fall short • What he would recommend to President Trump concerning the Wall • The use of tragic events as political fodder from both Democrats and Republicans • Liberals and conservatives approach things differently: Left – emotions/passions, Right – reason/logic • Why conservatives/Republicans are much better at understanding/explaining what Liberals/Democrats believe in than vice-versa • Tracing the Tea Party/Trump movement back to the “Read My Lips—No New Taxes” breaking of a campaign promise • Sen. Simpson’s unpersuasive defense of why President Bush raised taxes • Why people have forgotten how Bush successfully rescued the Savings & Loan industry • His thoughts on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to raise taxes 70% • Why he thinks she is getting so much attention and is it a good thing or bad? • Why she a wonderful representation of a slice of the Democratic Party and why that slice will absolutely sink that Party • His thoughts on the New Green Deal and the future of health care reform • What he thinks the direction of the Supreme Court will be • What the Kavanaugh hearings highlighted about Democrats views about the Supreme Court • His predictions for the 2020 presidential elections • What grade would he give President Trump so far? MORE: WEBSITE: http://www.andrewfergusonbooks.com/ - - - - Gayle Totter's Website: https://gayletrotter.com/ Twitter: @gayletrotter Support Gayle's RIGHT IN DC Podcasts: patreon.com/gayletrotter

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