One of Jay’s favorite politicians, and favorite Republicans, and favorite Americans, is Robert Ehrlich, the former governor of Maryland. Governor Ehrlich is the author of a new book, Turning Point: Picking Up the Pieces After Eight Years of Failed Progressive Policies. He BobEhrlich_Govand Jay talk about “where we are now”: with Obama, Trump, Hillary, and America. Jay thinks we are at a really lousy pass, as his readers and listeners know: but Bob Ehrlich always cheers him up. Ehrlich is clear-eyed and can-do.


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  1. Freesmith Inactive

    Ehrlich sounds like a pundit, listing charges and indictments and proclaiming that we must do something – which appears to be reform the tax code. Wasn’t he a governor, for Christ’s sake?

    When he was governor what did he do about the rampant left-wing bias at the STATE-FUNDED university system? What did he do about anti-white affirmative action hiring practices in state agencies? What did he do to drive illegal aliens out of his state and to restrict voting to actual American citizens?

    I’ll keep listening to hear his true conservative bona fides.

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    • May 22, 2016, at 8:04 AM PDT
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  2. Freesmith Inactive

    After the break Ehrlich addressed immigration. Guess what? He’s a Rubio-Schumer man, another Republican who looks to Jeb Bush for direction on this issue. At the same time he acknowledges that the Democrats are for open borders. So Ehrlich starts at the 50 yard line while the Dems are at the one yard line and expects compromise – meeting them halfway – to give traditional Americans who believe in the rule of law satisfaction.

    Why doesn’t he start at zero immigration, the mirror image of the Democrats’ position? That would be a strong conservative starting position. Instead, like so many weak conservatives, he tries to be nice and wanders away from a highly defensible redoubt directly into the guns of a ruthless political foe…all in the name of “principle” and “pragmatism.”

    Oh, and he loves Jack Kemp. How typical! A Republican open borders free trading supply-side fanatic who sought the approval of the inner cities while his own upstate New York deteriorated economically and culturally. A “good” conservative – just ask Al Gore.

    Well, at least he’s not NeverTrump, unlike Jay Nordlinger.

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    • May 22, 2016, at 1:53 PM PDT
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