It’s never easy to talk with people who don’t agree with you; and yet, problems cannot be solved without the search for common ground. Joe Walsh is a former U.S. Congressman, a former Presidential candidate, a radio host, and a man whose personal mission is to LISTEN. With WHITE FLAG with JOE WALSH, he surrenders the urge to fight and strives to find a path to unite, not divide. He talks with notable people that have vastly differing viewpoints from his own. These are passionate conversations with an aim to find compromise... and, in turn, a better America.
Conservative talker and former NYPD officer John Cardillo may not have much in common politically with Joe Walsh these days, but the two have always had a mutual respect and fondness for one another. In a warm and wide-ranging conversation, they discuss how they see each other's political journeys, whether there could be common ground on topics like Black Lives Matter, the highly politicized US Congress, how social media is not real, and much more.
"Don't write him off."
Joe Walsh knows better than anyone how to spot what's coming in the Republican Party that DC insiders and cable news talkers are missing. So he's not kidding around when he delivers a sobering message about where he thinks the presidential election cycle is headed--and why we must stay vigilant.
Qasim Rashid is an author, former candidate for Virginia State Senate, a radio personality and human rights lawyer. He's also an American Muslim, born in Pakistan. Joe and Qasim sit down and talk about Qasim's unique journey, whether he thinks collective American attitudes have improved around Islam in the last decade, what Joe sees as his own role in that particular milieu of cultural dialog, and more.
"We've made progress. We got a hell of a lot further to go."
Joe comes from the world of right-wing media, so he knows better than most how willing those with influence over the Republican base are to peddle the narrative that the fight for racial justice is "nothing to see hear." And he also knows a thing or two about how the well-intentioned rhetoric on the left plays right into those peddlers' hands.
Bob Cesca and Ben Cohen
Bob Cesca is a well-known political podcaster, liberal thinker and commentator. Ben Cohen is a writer, editor and founder of The Daily Banter, a successful Substack-based newsletter that aims to disrupt the corporate media status quo. Bob and Ben join Joe to hash out and debate the age-old question that looms perennially over liberals and conservatives alike: Is the media biased actually toward the left?
"Why am I no longer a Republican?"
Democrats and Republicans used to debate the size and scope of government. But, as Joe explains, in today's GOP, the causes of limited government and individual liberty have all but gone by the wayside.