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.
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.
"If that makes you a little scared, you should be,"
Oversight is a good thing, but, as Joe explains, what Congressional Republicans did this week is not "oversight" at all--it's authoritarian.
"As the Republican party shrinks, the Democratic Party can grow."
The Speaker's race has been decided and we're already entering into the 2024 election cycle. Joe highlights the juxtaposition of the Republican Party's utter chaos last week with the earnest attempt at bipartisanship by Biden-style Democrats. And, according to Joe, Republicans have handed Democrats a gift.
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How? By what measure did it get worse?
Seriously, I’m not being obstinate: how, and by what measure has the southern boarder “gotten worse”? Biden has been clear, the southern boarder is closed. Yes, he increased (by a small percentage) the number of asylum seekers, that could be allowed to legally apply for asylum. The number is still no where near where it was before trump decreased it to 16,000 during COVID. There have been more encounters at the boarder, but also more expulsions. Biden sent a proposal to congress to address immigration, including more funding for boarder control agents…the Republicans refused to participate. What, what, what exactly do you want him to do??!! Also, we, of course, need to secure our boarders, but seriously…not much is different from the problem it has been for decades. Honestly, I don’t see how, out of all of America’s problems…how is this in the top 5? I truly don’t see it. Please, please someone explain it to me. PLEASE???!!!
Thank you Joe for that year end message. Only hope enough on both sides listen.