At a panel discussion held today in Cornell, S.E. Cupp spoke briefly on the topic of tribalism. Piggybacking on her recent article in CNN, S.E. Cupp emphasized the importance of being connected locally in our own communities.
If you are inclined to read the complete article, do read it here. You won't regret it and it is time well spent.
S.E. Cupp answers a question from audience on whether there is an identity crisis in the GOP.
Republican party today is a party of Trump, says S.E., rejecting that there is an identity crisis. The crisis, she believes that the party has is existential crisis from where the party is going and who its biggest mouth piece will be.
Let us know what you think of this clip in comments section
Video Courtesy: C-SPAN
By its nature, Government should be slow and cumbersome with people debating all the time about big pieces of legislation says S.E. Cupp in her sit-down with Chelsea and Evan McMullin
She is right. Lawmaking processes are intended to be slow. Decision making on legislation that impacts lives of millions for generations has to be vetted thoroughly.
Let us know your feedback in comments section on whether you agree
In a sit-down at 92Y with Tim Miller and Peter Hamby, S.E. Cupp passionately talks about her work on reaching out to millennials.
Can the Republican party can win over millennials by making policy points as S.E. Cupp suggests? Let us know your thoughts in comments
In 92Y series "Can This Generation Revive the GOP", S.E. Cupp sits alongside Tim Miller and Peter Hamby to talk about Trump, politics, policies, and rhetorics
While acknowledging that the rhetoric on Trump is overfeed and there is a hysteria around everything he does, S.E., says "I worry about the policy, but I worry just as much about the rhetoric. Think it is corrosive. It’s toxic"
When she says that I see where she is coming from. It’s not much different than Romney’s opEd at Washington Post earlier this year about character of the president. Speaking out against things you don't agree with is healthy in a democracy. Remember Dr Martin Luther King's response to Stokely Carmichael's Black power speech at the Mississippi's March against fear? MLK regarded Carmichael's speech as unwise and rejected it as it hurt the cause and had potential to derail the Civil rights movement. What we need is more Dr.Kings within every organization, lobby group and political party including the GOP to reflect upon ourselves. S.E. Cupp is doing exactly that.
S.E. expected that post 2016 elections, Republican party would steer Trump to it’s agenda. Instead it is Trump who became the center of gravity he steered the party toward his impulses and urges. She rightfully says that she won’t call Trump's ideas an agenda. Aptly calls it impulses and urges. As a traditional conservative I can feel that it is a big deal for her
In a sit-down at 92Y along with Tim Miller and Peter Hamby, S.E. Cupp distinguishes Republican party from the conservative movement.
Even at its peak of success when the party held WH, Senate and House, she says "I distinguish the party from the conservative movement". Also adds that while the Republican party may have done well, the conservative movement is on coma. She doesn't feel that the movement is dead, but feels that it's dormant on life support.
As a fellow, old-school conservative, couldn't agree more. S.E. Cupp expressed her views 2-3 years ago at the peak of conservative victory. As usual her foresight is impeccable.
This is my favorite clip of S.E. Cupp standing up to bullying and shaming of the leftists in panel for defending conservatism and free-market principles. I loved the way she stood up to them. Meanwhile outside the panel, comments on this show hating S.E. Cupp (both on social media and on original video posted on HBO) are downright nasty. Most of them abused and objectified her. HBO even made a video where S.E. Cupp shrugged off those comments as Haters gonna hate
Her citing the economic arguments that raising the minimum wage will raise the cost of labor and will hurt the labor is not totally discredited as the other folks in the panel said. There are lot of studies with compelling evidences of its impact to employment. Again with five years since she made the statement with more data to speak for itself, S.E. Cupp is vindicated.
For those who are interested to read further, here are few links to articles below. Of-course, do watch this clip of S.E. Cupp as well
In this episode of HBO real-time with Bill Maher from five years ago S.E. Cupp comes out strongly against death penalty
Here SE says, "For me as a conservative if I support life, I should support kind of across the board"
Again these are the reasons why I am a fan of S.E.Cupp. She is principled, ethical and consistent conservative. Proud to be your fan S.E.
A Throwback video from 2016.
Colleges should prepare you for real life and should not have safe spaces says S.E. Cupp in her speech at an event in Texas Lutheran University.
A gem of a speech from S.E. Must watch.
Video Source: Texas Lutheran University
Her quotes from the video as below:
College should prepare you for life and life does not come with trigger warnings and safe spaces
College / Academia should be radically protective of free speech
Better way to prepare you for life is to hear as many ideas from as many different kinds of people as possible
As part of her millennial outreach project, S.E. Cupp does lot of work to educate young minds in college campuses to educate them on conservative values. This speech is one such effort
Source: Elon News Network
Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp visited Elon University Thursday, Feb. 27, to challenge students’ views of the United States’ “fractured political system.”
Cupp asked the audience, largely students, some adjectives that come to mind when picturing how conservatives view young people. The laundry list, which Cupp wrote down and displayed, included words like lazy, uniformed, selfish and irresponsible.
While some conservatives belittle the Millennial generation, Cupp said, some liberals “pander” to youth. She said both the Democrat and Republican parties need the youth vote, now 80 millions strong and projected to be two-thirds of the population eligible to vote by 2020.
“I’m so glad she came to Elon, and I think she’s different than a lot of the speakers we see her,” Cuzmenco said.
“I’m hoping that you can, over the course of you college careers and your later professional lives, maybe open your minds about some of the preconceived notions you have about the political movements within the two parties,” she said.
The Millennial generation, Cupp’s target audience, is unlike any other in history in its willingness to listen, to everyone from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to President Barack Obama.
But Cupp said she doesn’t blame young people for leaving both parties in droves and registering as independent in larger numbers than any preceding generation.
“I get that impulse,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to be associated with either party right now. Washington is terrible, and both parties have really tarnished their brands over the past few years.”
Senior Natalie Cuzmenco, president of the Elon chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty, a national libertarian organization, spearheaded the effort to bring Cupp to campus by securing funding from the SGA, her own organization, a political foundation and a private donor.
“I’m so glad she came to Elon, and I think she’s different than a lot of the speakers we see her,” Cuzmenco said. “I wanted to come out and show people that there’s more out there than preconceived liberal notions of what a college student should be. I wanted to open their minds some.”
“It’s really motivating, in a way, to see a speaker like her here at Elon,” he said. “It’s definitely not something you see everyday.” - A Elon Student on S.E. Cupp
Though Cupp openly identifies as an outspoken conservative, in what she still calls a “largely liberal” media landscape, she said she encourages political dissent and debate that is reasoned and tempered. Her political analysis show, CNN’s “Crossfire,” seeks to host debates with experts from all over.
Past guests have included everyone from Sally Kohn, a liberal political commentator, to Peter Sprigg, with the conservative-minded Family Research Council.
As she has expressed many times on the show, Cupp doesn’t have a whole lot of hope for her own Republican party, calling it “out of touch” and “ill-equipped” to reach women and minorities.
“I don’t have a ton of optimism that the GOP as it currently exists will be able to reach a lot of women and minorities,” she said. “After 2012, liberals hammered the death nail into conservatives when it comes to reaching young voters.”
Not all young voters have thrown in the towel, though, according to freshman Bryan Sullivan, a member of the Elon University chapter of the College Republicans, a national collegiate organization promoting Republican ideals.
“It’s really motivating, in a way, to see a speaker like her here at Elon,” he said. “It’s definitely not something you see everyday.”
Cupp also got more specific, keying in on voter ID laws, the Affordable Care Act and the role of technology in influencing the youth vote.
“This administration does not speak your language,” she said of the Affordable Care Act. “It would have been really easy to hire some teenagers from Silicon Valley to make this work better.”
Cupp is also firmly against the concept of a federal minimum wage, as she said it doesn’t reflect fiscal realities between states. The costs of living in Montana and in New York are two different realities, she said.
“If we are to focus on making minimum wage jobs a long-term employment option, that’s not a fair deal for the people who get stuck in the cycle of working them year after year,” she said. “They’re a great temporary option for college students and others who are willing to work hard and make money.”
To get to the root of issues, Cupp said, people have to become critical news consumers, not trusting what comes just from CNN or Fox News or MSNBC.
“I think we’d all do better, both as news consumers and producers, to challenge what we hear,” she said. “Don’t just sit back and watch. You have to craft the story from a culmination of different sources. You have to find the truth.”
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