Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss the weak response to Cuba’s communism, the Democrat Party’s support of authoritarian government, and the conspicuous inaccuracies of the Capitol Hill riots.
Leahy: In studio with us, the original all-star panelist, Crom Carmichael. Crom, you know, I saw a lead story at Breitbart. They had an exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
And basically, he said everything that the Biden administration is doing dealing with Cuba is wrong and weak. And of course, this is a constant theme that I have.
We have a Beta male serving as secretary of state. The former lead partner of the not so esteemed law firm Winken, Blinken, and Nod. Antony Blinken.
Their idea is, I think, let me subvert America’s interests. Let me bow down to every other tyrannical dictator in the world and just beg them to have mercy on us.
Carmichael: It’s really quite something. The latest story on Cuba is that the Biden administration has so far denied Cubans the Internet. And our security people said if we want to provide the Cuban people access to the Internet, we can do that quickly.
Leahy: Why haven’t they done it?
Carmichael: Because they support authoritarian governments and that is something that the Democrat Party wants to emulate.
Leahy: They want to emulate them. And of course, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has and all the Black Lives Matter leaders have been critical of the protesters in Cuba, from what I can tell.
Carmichael: Yes, because they’re in favor of the regime. But Cuba is not in isolation. You have the Biden administration who is determined to lift the sanctions from Iran to give them the funding back that they needed and used in the past to terrorize the Middle East. And I can’t explain that because there is no logical explanation for funding.
Leahy: I have a theory.
Carmichael: Ok, please.
Leahy: I think they are deliberately trying to destroy the United States of America. That’s my theory.
Carmichael: And Israel, while they are at it.
Leahy: But let me just stop for a moment because what’s the alternate? Are they just dumb and stupid or they’re just caught up in ideology? Is it deliberate, Crom?
Carmichael: I don’t know, but let me say this. That is a great question. I do not know the answer. But when you look at four, you have four countries.
The other two, in addition to Cuba, where they’re not doing anything to help the people who are calling for freedom in Iran, they’re backing the regime and not only backing the regime against their own people.
They want to give money even though they know that the last time they gave them a bunch of money there were terrorists all across the Middle East. Terrorist acts all across the Middle East funded by Iran.
Leahy: But you said even though they know. I think it might be because they know.
Carmichael: And then that would make it even worse. But for me, this kind of falls in the category of: do I want to get hit by a truck going 80 miles an hour or a train going 80 miles an hour.
Leahy: Either way, the outcome is the same.
Carmichael: So whether they know what they’re doing is terrible or whether they’re doing the same terrible things because they’re fools, the result is the same.
But they’re kowtowing to Russia and letting Russia build their pipelines while they are canceling pipelines here in the U.S. And so to claim that pipelines themselves are hurting global warming junk –
Leahy: That seems to be consistent with my theory that they’re deliberately doing this.
Carmichael: That they are trying to crush the West. And then the last country, of course, is China.
Leahy: Of course.
Carmichael: Where China has now been caught hacking Microsoft and probably many other hacks. They steal our intellectual property, and Biden is doing nothing. He just does nothing.
And this does not end well for the American people. The deeper question for me is, let’s assume the public wakes up. And let’s assume that the appropriate voter laws are in place so that the Democrats are unable to cheat.
Leahy: The way they did in 2020.
Carmichael: The way that I believe they did too.
Leahy: Lots of evidence out there.
Carmichael: A lot of evidence, but it’s not conclusive. But there are trials that end with the preponderance of the evidence.
And this is more – this is not a criminal trial. This is a civil trial in the way that we’re thinking about this. And that is because we’re not going to change the result of the election.
Leahy: Zero, zip, nada chance of that.
Carmichael: No. Biden is president. And if he cheated to get there, then they were clever in the way they did it.
Leahy: My phrasing, of course, is legal, but not legitimate.
Carmichael: But the deepness of the deep state, we were talking about Michigan, you couldn’t embed FBI agents. And we also now have word that there are a number of FBI agents embedded in the January sixth riots.
Leahy: More than two dozen according to Tucker Carlson and the documents that he’s received.
Carmichael: And then the footage. All of the video footage is still being held back.
Leahy: That we can’t see.
Carmichael: So why is the video footage being held back from the public? It’s because to me, the answer is because they don’t want anybody going through the video footage and identifying individuals who either A, might be members of the government and the FBI or B, might be members of some left-wing groups and that they are inciting other people to do things that they shouldn’t do. Then there’ll be video, lots of video of Capitol Hill Police literally holding the door open for people to walk in the door.
Leahy: Yes. Now, were there some people who broke windows and climbed through windows?
Leahy: Yes, there were. Who were they?
Carmichael: But were there many, many more people who walked through open doors being held open by the Capitol Hill Police? And the last thing – and then I want you to jump on this one –
The last thing is we do know that the head of the Capitol Hill Police made five telephone calls asking for additional support and was rejected each time by Nancy Pelosi’s aid.
Leahy: The Sergeant at Arms who reports directly to here. Who I’m sure called her and said Madam Speaker, should I help this guy out?
Carmichael: Should I authorize more support?
Leahy: And she told them, no. That would be my guess. Yeah, I don’t know that for sure.
Carmichael: Well, they won’t tell us. Michael, you and I are left in what we’re doing here. We’re left to form opinions based on the facts as we understand them.
Leahy: Yes. Which is very limited. Very limited at best.
Carmichael: But it’s on purpose.
Leahy: Yes, a lot of things are delivered these days from the deep state. We’ll be back after the news.
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Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio who pondered several unanswered questions surrounding the riots on Capitol Hill on January sixth and questioned why there were not any questions into why standard command and control protocols in place.
Leahy: We are joined as we almost always are at 6:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by our good friend, the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Good morning Crom.
Carmichael: Good morning Michael.
Leahy: Now just to your left…
Leahy: Is a beautiful, delicious birthday cake for The Tennessee Star made by our good friends at Puffy Muffin. It is a red velvet cake.
Leahy: With vanilla icing.
Leahy: And then also orange icing for The Tennessee Star for four years. Four years of The Tennessee Star as the only conservative news site in the state of Tennessee. And during this coming break, we are going to begin eating this cake.
Carmichael: Oh my well, it’s exciting.
Leahy: It’s very exciting.
Carmichael: I can hardly wait.
Leahy: I can hardly wait, but you have other things you want to talk about today. You follow a fine conservative journalist, Byron York. And he has a communication newsletter that goes out regularly. Tell me about what’s in it today.
Carmichael: Well this one he’s talking about the capitol riot and how it looks like the way the Democrats are approaching it is that they’re really comparing it to, falsely by the way, to 9/11 as to how serious it is. And what it means and blah blah blah. So my guess is that I can I’m going to predict right now that next January 6 there will be a time of silence and all these other things to commemorate the so-called invasion of the capitol.
But what he points out in this newsletter that he sends out in the mornings is that a whole bunch of questions has not yet been answered. In fact, there are almost no questions that have been answered. And so what he did was he sent a letter to the Capitol Police and he said here’s a list of questions. Can you provide the answers? And here they are. How many Capitol Hill police officers were injured in the riot? What were their injuries?
What is their condition now? Did Capitol Hill Police confiscate any firearms from rioters? If so, how many and what types? What is the status of the investigation into the killing of Officer Sicknick? Now, by the way, we know he died. We don’t know how and what Byron York is pointing out is we don’t know the circumstances and we don’t know who did it. With all of that video footage that’s on the capitol we still don’t know who did it.
Leahy: That’s a very good question.
Carmichael: Or exactly what happened. Is there an autopsy report on officer Sicknick? If so, will it be released to the public or will his key findings be released to the public? What is the status of the investigation into the shooting of Ashley Babbit? Has it’s been ruled a justifiable shooting?
Leahy: This is the 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot and killed.
Carmichael: And she was unarmed.
Carmichael: An unarmed woman killed in the capitol. And then it asks, who was the officer who shot Miss Babbit? Did any other officers discharge firearms during the rioting? If so, under what circumstances? Did any rioters discharge their firearms during the rioting? If so under what circumstances? Now each one of these is a legitimate question. Even Chris Hayes who I consider to be a…
Leahy: MSNBC hack. Left-wing hack.
Carmichael: He sends out a tweet. I guess he can still do that. (Leahy chuckles) It remains deeply bizarre that there still is never been any kind of official readout of exactly what happened. How many people were injured? How many were hospitalized? How many police fired their weapons? Etc. All the standard stuff. And that happened almost a month ago. In fact, it will have been more than a month ago before the so-called trial starts in the Senate.
Leahy: Impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump now a private citizen.
Carmichael: But their whole case is that he incited a riot but there are no details as to what exactly happened other than you can absolutely see a lot of people milling around. You can see that. You can see a few windows being broken.
Carmichael: And you can see milling around. And you can see a person with his feet up on Pelosi’s desk. These are things that you can see.
Leahy: And you can see a guy wearing a Viking hat.
Carmichael: You can see a guy wearing a Viking hat which if he was incited to do that he must have had plenty of time to go home and get dressed up is all I can think. But the amount of detail on the riot that the Congress and the Democrats, especially think is worth commemorating in comparing to 9/11, there are no details.
Leahy: And those questions are just but a few. Our good friend John Solomon at Just the News has asked another series of questions about the command and control process.
Carmichael: Exactly. And that’s another great line of questioning because Byron York’s questions take place after the so-called riot started. What John Solomon is talking about is all of the decisions that were made within the two or three days prior to it because we now know the FBI has released information that says it was pre-planned.
Leahy: Oh, yeah.
Carmichael: And so all of the players knew it was pre-planned and they essentially did nothing.
Carmichael: In fact, they might have even been proactively making sure that Capitol Hill was ill-prepared.
Leahy: That is how it looks to me, Crom.
Carmichael: Yes. And so if that’s the case in the commemoration over time, it will be very very interesting. In the book 1984, the main character in there has a job working for the state where he would take historical information and he would put it down the memory hole. He was one of the hundreds of people in this giant space that would take historical information and put it down the memory hole.
Leahy: So apparently there’s a lot of people in the Biden administration attempting to do just that.
Carmichael: And not just the Biden administration.
Leahy: Mainstream media and Big Tech.
Carmichael: And you’ve seen that for the last two years with the tearing down of statues. The changing of our education. Biden says that the 1776 Project will not be put in our schools but the 1619 Project will.
Leahy: Totally factually incorrect by the way.
Carmichael: Well, he who writes history sometimes gets to write the future. So what you have is right now is you have the Democrat Party and they’ve been doing this now for quite a while, doing everything in their power. And now they have a lot of it to essentially re-write. It doesn’t change history. It just rewrites it.
Leahy: Let me give you a little indication that perhaps that is backfiring. I’ll share this with you later. I just saw it last night. There’s a researcher we’ve talked about before George Barna who’s been a pollster researcher primarily focused on attitudes in the Christian world, but also crosses over into politics.
He just released a study from Arizona Christian University. And he’s a principal researcher on it. And what he found is that now today support for socialism in the country is at the lowest level actually has been for many years. It was 41 percent after the 2018 election. And now within a couple of weeks of Biden, it’s down to 32 percent.
Carmichael: Well, this is going to be what is interesting because the Democrats are moving so quickly and when we get into the second segment, I’m going to switch gears just a little bit on what they are trying to consolidate their power. And then the question is how do voters assuming that they get a chance to vote in two years, how will they react to that? And I’m not being facetious about that. It’s whether or not you may an election where one side is funded with billions and the other side is has been destroyed in terms of their ability to communicate or the ability to raise money.
Leahy: Or it could look like oh, I don’t know, an election in Russia where Putin always wins with 90 percent of the vote.
Carmichael: And all of his commissars.
Leahy: Or in Cuba, where 99 percent of the vote went for Fidel Castro.
Carmichael: Right. What I’m saying is we’ll see if they can because they are clearly attempting to. And I’m going to make that case after the commercial break. It’s a strong case. Let me just say this on the Capitol Hill deal. One thing that’s very important is that Biden did say that he would cease building the wall. He said he would stop doing that and that turned out not to be true.
Leahy: Because he’s building the wall?
Carmichael: He’s building the wall around the capitol.
Leahy: He’s got to protect us from citizens exercising their first amendment rights.
Carmichael: He has literally stopped building the wall pre-contract. So he stopped building the wall on the southern border, but he is allowing the building of the wall around the capitol where there is no apparent danger. But with the Mexican border, it’s obvious. And there’s a caravan on its way.
Leahy: They are going to let them all in without any coronavirus tests.
Carmichael: So let’s be clear. Biden does understand that walls do in fact do work. He’s just building it around the capitol.
Leahy: My little caveat would be those around Joe Biden may understand. We’re not entirely sure how much Joe Biden understands these days.
Carmichael: Fair enough.
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