Had an interesting week while in New York spending time with my son and daughter-in-law. The purpose of the visit was to promote the October 16 release of our new book, "Boomers to Millennials: Moving America Forward." In the process of promoting our new book, Nathan was invited three times to appear on Fox News and Fox Business channels. Not one to miss an opportunity to witness first hand how Fox News actually operates, I tagged along with Nathan for his appearances on that network. What I found was to be expected. Most folks working at Fox on air and off the air, do not believe any of the rhetoric being spewed on air. It appears to me that many on-air personalities personally don't believe what they claim on television, as they are heavily scripted to read the "company line." The one guy that is a true journalist (let's just call him "S.S."), has been pushed further and further from the spotlight due to audiences preferring a "company talking head" versus anyone that actually has a journalism background. Sad to learn that Fox convinces their audiences of hyper-partisan divisive rhetoric while not believing very much themselves in the very messages they broadcast. Oh well, that's Fox for 'ya.
Also in New York, Nathan and I conducted a Live Stream on our book. It can be found at www.pscp.tv/w/1gqxvXjkvXeGB?t=12m38s. Over 17,600 folks have tuned in to watch. Then we were off to Bold TV to discuss our book. You can catch that interview at www.pscp.tv/w/1MYxNqwDyyZJw?t=19m16s. Our interview begins at the 19:15 mark in the broadcast. We have additional interviews being requested and will let you know when and where you will be able to catch us together again! Of course, the new book can be found at www.amazon.com/Boomers-Millennials-Moving-America-Forward/dp/1938842413/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540140773&sr=8-2&keywords=daniel+r+rubin and www.barnesandnoble.com/w/boomers-to-millennials-daniel-r-rubin/1129727459?ean=9781938842412.
One of things Conservative Media is doing is trying to guide the narratives heading into the election to favor the Right. One way is to attempt to confuse the electorate about the influx of refugees into America and to promote the talking points that Liberals want open borders and prefer "Mobs to jobs." These narratives were clearly presented while witnessing Fox News and their agenda. While constantly arguing the Democrats fail to present a close to election message and have "struck out" on their handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, they seem to ignore the negative impact of GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's admission that the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans will have to be paid for by cutting Social Security and Medicare - things the elderly and poor rely upon to exist. Seems the GOP thinks it is a winning message to admit they favor the wealthiest Americans and that it is proper to slash "entitlements" - another way of saying benefits all Americans have been paying into since they stated working. I started paying into the system when I was 14 years old and have been paying into it ever since. Ironically, Social Security and Medicare are not part of the budget process - they are rightfully considered "Non-discretionary" spending. In other words, they are not subject to budget tinkering - despite the fact the GOP has been stealing from Social Security for decades now - all in an effort to claim such spending adds to our budget deficits - but nothing adds to it more that the GOP's $1.2 Trillion budget busting tax "reform."
Former GOP presidents from Eisenhower to Nixon, to Reagan to H.W Bush have all called for Social Security to be protected. Now we have a GOP that no longer resembles its old self AND is so severely out of touch with what Americans truly need and expect from their government. So much for being the party of "Fiscal Responsibility." Come to think of it, I'm not sure what under Trump the GOP actually stands for - except divisive rhetoric designed to suppress opposition and freedom.
So buy our new book and vote to ensure our system of government is preserved over the hyper-partisan rhetoric of the Right. It's time for Country over Party - something Trump and the GOP seem to have never understood. As President Ronald Reagan once said, "Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit!" "It has nothing to do with raising or lowering the deficit!" (See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihUoRD4pYzI ). Have a great week and VOTE EARLY!