The blueprint is simple: Expose Mr. Biden for his litany of failures since January 2021 — drive the point home, again and again. Why? Because Mr. Biden is the worst American president in decades.
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by retired Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey, who serves as the Chairman of the Committee to Defeat the President (StopJoe.com):
"Work in politics long enough, and you start overthinking it. Who’s the target audience? What’s the key talking point? How do you persuade him or her to support you?
In 2022, Republicans cannot fall into the trap of second-guessing themselves and overcomplicating the talking points. The path forward is simple. All signs point to a “red wave.” Every indicator shows President Biden floundering. His approval rating is stuck in the 30s. Just this week, an ABC News/Ipsos poll revealed only 28% of Americans support Mr. Biden’s handling of inflation.
Republicans are running against Mr. Biden — end of story. That is the answer to all questions. The blueprint is simple: Expose Mr. Biden for his litany of failures since January 2021 — drive the point home, again and again.
Why? Because Mr. Biden is the worst American president in decades."
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Brian Nichols 0:03
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Ted Harvey 1:23
Thank you for having me on. I appreciate it.
Brian Nichols 1:25
Absolutely. Ted looking forward to this conversation. Because yeah, Joe Biden, his presidency hasn't really been going off or too well over the past few years. And that to your point, it's official. Yeah, he officially is the worst president in the United States. You just wrote a great article over at The Washington Times. And I'll go ahead and quickly read it work in politics long enough. And you'll start overthinking who's your target audience. Sound familiar here? Who's your what's your key talking points? How do you persuade persuade him or her to support you in 2022 Republicans cannot fall into the trap of second guessing themselves or overcomplicating the talking points. The path forward is simple. All signs point to a red wave. Every indicator shows President Biden floundering his approval rating is stuck in the 30%. That's tough. And just this past week, ABC News revealed that only 28% of Americans approve of Joe Biden's handling of inflation. Republicans are running against Mr. Biden and the story that is the answer to all questions. The Blueprint is simple. Expose Mr. Biden for his litany of failures since January 2021. And drive home, the drive home that point home again and again. Why? Because Mr. Biden is the worst American president in decades, Ted, the floor is yours.
Ted Harvey 2:39
Well, thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. And, you know, I've never seen a president or an administration that is, you know, you have to question are they doing it on purpose to try to destroy the Democrat Party, because they're pushing such a radical policies that nobody in the mainstream of America supports these radical policies, whether it is doing away with the oil and gas industry and increasing gas prices to sick five and a half up to $7 a gallon, and say that they're doing it on purpose to force everybody to go into renewable energy and electric cars. I mean, that is just ridiculous. When we don't have the ability to have electric cars, for the majority of the American people. We don't have electric semis, we don't have electric planes. We don't have electric chain trains, yet we are our economy is run on all of those things. And that is resulting in the cost of goods to go shooting through the roof. And this administration could care less, and it's going into election cycle, and they are losing people left and right. Not only did those polls show that, you know, 20 something percent of Americans don't believe in his handling of the economy. But those same poll show that only 24% of Hispanics support the president. So you're seeing the largest, one of the largest blocks of the Democrat party for the last 20 years, running away from them in droves. And that's why you see in southern Texas, you're seeing the Republicans in Hispanic communities winning city council races taking over the majority of city council races winning majority of the mayor's down there and we just had a significant congressional race last week where the Republicans took that seat. So I think you're going to see a watershed year this election cycle come November, and the Democrats are going to be thrown out in mass because of how radically left this administration is. And yes, I say he's the worst president ever. But I everything that he's doing. He told us he was going to do it when he was running for office and now he's doing it and It's gonna destroy the Democrat Party. Yep. Well,
Brian Nichols 5:03
I don't know if you heard this TED, but our new press secretary was just on today. And she said, quote right now we're not in a recession. Right now we're in a transition where we're going to go into a place of steady and stable. Just you can't help but love steady and stable growth here. Let's go ahead. And we're gonna listen to our new press secretary, as she outlines the Biden view right now of our economy. Take a listen.
Unknown Speaker 5:33
The President said last week that there's no inevitability around a recession, that there is a greater deal of marketing concern about exactly that. And I know that inflation is your number one concern, but can you talk a little bit about if you're doing anything at all to prevent a recession or a rise in unemployment?
Unknown Speaker 5:51
So the way that we see this, and you've heard us talk about this, that we're in a moment of transition, we have we have seen, we are in a unique situation with our with the historical gains with our economy, the way that we see it, as unemployment rate has held steady at 3.6, which is also near historic lows of business investment remains strong, a household balance sheets remain strong. There was an analysis that came out recently that showed middle class Americans had an additional $10,000 in savings. Then before the pandemic, another analysis found that all income groups had higher checking account balances at the end of March and they had pre pandemic. So we see that the strengths that we are economic strength that we have seen from this past year from the action that the President has taken with the American rescue plan, with what we have seen with the historical gains, that is going to help us deal with a recession right now. We don't see a recession right now. That is not we're not in a recession right now. Right now we're in a transition where we will we are going to go into a place of stable and steady growth. And that's going to be that's that's going to be our focus,
Brian Nichols 7:06
stable and steady growth. Ted, you heard her say it from her own words. And I mean, I don't know if it's gaslighting or to your point. It's just they they believe, actually believe this stuff. But historical gains in the economy, just go talk to your average person say, How's the economy going? They're like, have you seen gas? Which, I mean, is gas really the best way to to show how an economy is going? No, but it is one of the easiest ways for somebody just look and say like, yeah, things aren't going to high gas is $7. Again, on my grocery cart is a third as full as it used to be. But I'm still spending just as much as I was, if not more. So your average person is feeling the pain right now. But we're hearing nothing's wrong. Everything's great, Ted, where's the miscommunication coming in? I guess back to my question. Is it truly a matter of them being tone, deaf and gaslighting? Or do they actually believe this stuff?
Ted Harvey 8:01
Well, I think it's all of the above. They are desperately trying to kind of find some kind of narrative to give to the American people going into the election. And for the last year, literally it was this inflation is transitory, it's gonna go down by the time we get into the middle of 2022. And you don't have to worry about it. Now they're saying this is just we're in transition, what's the difference between transitory and in transition, the inflation has not gone away, it has actually increased to 45 year highs, the consumer costs are shooting through the roof. So it's impacting low income people that are having to pay for gas to go to work. And it's been more expensive for them, in many cases, to pay for the gas to get to work than they are getting paid at their jobs. Their grocery prices are through the roof, whether it's for chicken or for beef, or for vegetables, because of the fuel costs to produce all of that. But the American people are not stupid. So the administration can try to gaslight them through the through the election cycle. But the American people are not going to fall for it. They're not following for falling for it. And that's why you see the president's approval ratings at the at the lowest of any president in the history of polling, because the American people are not falling for it. And I don't think we're just in a recession right now. I think we are moving towards a depression. And you look at what's going on with the stock market. All of the gains that have happened over the last 16 months in the stock market have been washed away in the last two weeks. And so the administration was hoping to tout their success with the stock market and all time highs and everything like that going into the election. Well, now that's been washed away. You look at the bond market. You look at every market that's out there. The the administration is floundering and the economy is floundering, and this is only going to get worse between now and November
Brian Nichols 10:02
while there that things are looking great folks. Well, Ted, let's give people some sense of optimism, right? Because here we've scared them straight. They hear things aren't looking too good. So obviously, there are some plans of action and some recourse that we can take. You mentioned what's happening likely in 2022. And that is a massive, massive red wave coming here very, very soon, I think not just across the federal landscape, but also it's going to impact a lot of down ballot races as well. And let's talk about long term vision. You're the head the chair of stop joe.com, which is the committee to not defend the president, which it used to be but now the committee to defeat the president. So what is the main focus beyond I guess, defeating Joe Biden, what Reese's resources are you bringing to the table to help me hopefully, hold back that the tide of the looming Recession and Depression without having some alternative forms of thought? They're in the marketplace of ideas?
Ted Harvey 10:56
Well, you mentioned that if the trickle down all the way down the ballot, I think it's actually going to be just the opposite. I think what you saw last year at the at the ballot box in Virginia, and at school board races all across the country, was you saw upset moms and dads going to the polling booth and throwing out school boards, radical leftist, out of touch school boards all across the country. And these moms and dads that have never involved in politics before, didn't just stop right there. They are, they are focusing on the state legislative races. They're so focused on let's congressional races. And this is going to be a bottom up revolution all across the country. I call it the second American Revolution. Because that's where we fight our revolutions. It's it's not with guns and bullets on the battlefields in the United States anymore. It is at the polling box. And that's where this revolution is going to be won or lost. And it people out there want to take back their country, they want to take back their country for their kids and their grandkids. And they're sick and tired of the elitist out of touch. Republican establishment Democrat establishment that have been doing nothing but accumulating power to their benefit and not to the benefit of the American people. And so you're seeing people rise up that have never been involved in politics before. And they are taking back their country. This is way bigger than what we saw in the Tea Party movement. This is way bigger than what we saw in the Contract with America with with Newt Gingrich. That was the that was still the Republican Party. Controlling everything. This is no longer that this is a grassroots ever effort of American patriots that are saying enough is enough with both parties, and they're taking back their country.
Brian Nichols 12:54
Yeah, I just had the American freedom tour here on the program. And we were talking about that the fact that millions of people are running around the country or the US. They're saying no, I'm not. I'm not doing this anymore. And that is something we've been talking about here in the program. You know, you mentioned in your your article, tongue in cheek, you know, who's our target market, we have that conversation here on the show, because I think sometimes especially in the more pro Liberty crowd, we sometimes don't know who we're speaking to, and how to speak to people. And to your point of the article, sometimes you just don't need to overthink it. There's in you mentioned this one stat and it blew me away. 80% of American voters think that we're on the wrong track right now. 80%, that's a big number. So if we look at that 80% as some folks were looking at whatever's going on in the world right now, and specifically in America and seeing objectively, things aren't good. And something's on the wrong track right now. And things need to go a different direction. That's a great place to start right there is the people who are actively acknowledging that things aren't good. And now they're making the process of starting to look for alternatives. So what is the alternative? What is the I guess, in this case? The the grassroots, as you mentioned, what's that? You know, is it gonna be more a populist approach? Are you seeing it's gonna go back more to the real, the foundational principles of America, the liberty, the justice for all? Going back to the roots, right, of what it meant to be an American? What are your thoughts there?
Ted Harvey 14:21
You bet. I mean, you look at all of these candidates that are running all across the country that President Trump is endorsing. And what they are espousing is Make America first right, put in put first and foremost the American people, the American consumer, the American worker, and the American Constitution. And if you are not a candidate that is going to be defending the fundamental principles by which this country was founded upon, and it's all just for power and prestige for you individually. The American people are saying no, we're not going to do that. And this is, this is across all spectrums. This is across All races. This is all economic lines, you're seeing the African American population saying this CRT stuff that they're pushing in schools is ridiculous with it, we cannot tell our children that just because you are one race, you have something better than other races. And just because you are another race that you cannot succeed in this country, this is America, you have every opportunity in this country, if you put your nose to the grindstone to become anything that you want to become because America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. And I don't care what nationality you are, people have been coming to this country for generations to achieve the American dream, red, yellow, black or white. And they know that what the Democrats are pushing right now to to try to divide this country based on race is just a bunch of hogwash. And they're pushing back against that. And that's I think that's why you're seeing Donald Trump and other conservatives across the country being so well received by minorities of all stripes out there they are. They're saying we want what the Republican Party is providing right now, in these make America great. America first candidates. And it's interesting because you see the Democrats with the January 6, fiasco kangaroo court that's going on right now. They're desperately trying to make Donald Trump out to be the villain. Yet every Republican that's running for office right now is desperately wanting to have Donald Trump endorsed them and support them and their elections, while at the same time there's not one Democrat candidate in this country that wants to be seen standing next to Joe Biden. So I think that speaks volumes of where the American people are right now. They have they want nothing to do with the radical leftists that are running the Democrat Party. And they want everything to do with true constitutionalist conservatives that are gonna fight for the American consumer, the American worker, and the principles that our country was founded upon. They're sick of all of this LGBT junk that's being pushed down the throats of our kids in the school system. They're sick of CRT, they're sick of mask mandates in the public schools, they're sick of their schools being shut down. And they're ready to get back to work and to save our country.
Brian Nichols 17:29
And I think a lot of Democrats would dare say that having the attachment of Joe Biden, and just the abysmal successes, it was we'll call them successes of his administration, because he has been getting a lot of his policies pushed through via executive order, or he uses right now the legislature that he has control of so a lot of this, and I hate the folks out there who who make the claim that well, this is all Trump's economy. This is you know, this, this wasn't Joe Biden's fault. I mean, let's be real that you Trump had the COVID pandemic start off now that the Fed and Trump did push that spending of, you know, trillions of dollars back into the economy back at the very beginning, that COVID pandemic, but Biden took that and he hit the pedal to the metal, and then you look to where we are right now. He's trying to continue these policies, and it's only exacerbating right now the inflation that we're having, and we're getting to a point where we're going to likely to your point hit stagflation while going into a recession, slash depression. So things aren't looking good people are feeling the pain and if people are feeling pain elsewhere in their maybe aches and pains, will they need to go ahead and get today's sponsor that is eagles, eagles, I use their freeze gel because it is absolutely incredible. With regards to all my aches and pains. This one I think is around 500 milligrams. Yeah, somewhere in there. So you go to the Brian Nichols show.com. And it's all health No, no high CBD from eagles, you can get your free gel at Brian Nichols show.com forward slash evals. Use code DNS at checkout and get 15% off your order. I cannot recommend evals enough, they'd been one of our top sponsors here on the program since the very beginning. So one more time get your evals using code TBS at checkout for 15% off at Brian Nichols show.com forward slash evals. All right, Ted, I think we want to use the last bit of the the focus of the episode here. I'm curious for 2024 You're obviously close to President Trump. And I think we're seeing right now, it's likely going to be him versus Ron DeSantis in some way, shape, or form for 2024. What are your thoughts in terms of where that's heading? And what would be the outcome? If it was Trump or a DeSantis? Do you see there being a possible, you know, difference in who the nominee is in terms of the outcome? And what would the outcome in terms of the actual electoral consequences be going forward?
Ted Harvey 19:43
Well, first off, I'm not close with Trump as a pack, I'm not allowed to coordinate in any way with the campaigns. So I want to make sure we're all legal here. Having said that, I believe if if Trump's endorsed candidates this November, when overwhelmingly, which I believe they will, I think he's about 103 victories in the primaries to about four losses. And I think if those candidates that he supported, get across the finish line, and when that's going to set him up, said America, set Congress up to be a much more conservative Congress, and we will take back the House, and we will take back the Senate with a much more conservative Congress. And I think that sets trump up to be able to do whatever he wants. And if he wants to run for president, which I think he will, I think that everybody will step aside. There's no way DeSantis will run if Trump decides to run. And I think that if he does decide to run, not only will he run away with the primary, but he will win the general election as well, because who are they going to put up there? Joe Biden, I don't know if he makes it even till 2024. You're certainly not going to have Kamala Harris be competitive. You're not going to have Pete budaj Jack be competitive. Andrew Cuomo, McAuliffe out of Virginia. I don't think so. So who did the Democrats have on their bench that's ready to step up and run against Donald Trump? They don't have anybody. So I think Donald Trump would run away with it in 2024, if he wants to? I think he does. But if he doesn't, then it's a free for all. And I think you're going to have a number of good candidates that would run and DeSantis would be at the top of that list. But I think there's a lot of other good candidates that would step up as well. And, and to all of them, the Democrats don't have a bench. So I think whoever the Republicans nominate, we're going to be in a very good shape going into 2024 elections.
Brian Nichols 21:52
All right, Ted, unfortunately, we are already at the tail end of the episode. So we will make sure folks get the call to action. So obviously, stop joe.com is the website and the committee to defeat the President not to offend any more defeat the president. So Ted, with that being said, social media plugs fire away. And if people want to continue the conversation, we're gonna go ahead and
Ted Harvey 22:12
do that. You bet. Thank you very much. And thanks for the opportunity to be on the show. And yeah, go to go to our website, stop joe.com, you want to help us out? We are getting very, very actively involved in all of these US Senate races across the country, we've got to take back the US Senate, we're going to be focusing on Georgia and New Hampshire and Arizona and Nevada, important races that we've got to win. And if you want to follow us on social media, follow us on Twitter at defeat underscore, Joe, you can do that on Facebook, you can do that on Twitter, you can do that on Twitter, you can do that on truth, we are on all of those social media platforms, we'd love to have you follow us. But all of this is not free. So if you can go to our website, istockphoto.com hit that donation page and help us we'd appreciate it.
Brian Nichols 22:56
10 Harvey, thank you for joining us on the program. And folks, yes, I'll make it easy for you. I'll include all those links in the show notes. If you're an audio listener here for the program, we'll just click the artwork in your podcast catcher. It'll bring you right to Brian Nichols. show.com. And today's episode we can find Yes, the entire transcript of today's episode plus you can find the video version of today's program which by the way, if you're an audio version listener, well did you know we have a YouTube version here the program, make sure you head to YouTube, hit the subscribe button and little notification bell. And if you're here on YouTube, I'll do you a solid two. I'll include the link to yesterday's episode right here below. I'll see you over there. But that being said, Folks, thank you for joining us on today's episode. With that being said, it's Brian Nichols signing off here for Senator Ted Harvey.
Unknown Speaker 23:41
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Retired Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey has always had a passion for protecting the Constitution and the unborn, while promoting the free-market principle which have resulted in America’s unmatched exceptionalism. At the age of 22, Ted received a political appointment to serve in the White House of President Ronald Reagan, which ignited his passion for traditional conservatism.
After returning home, Ted quickly became involved in Colorado politics, working as a staffer in the Colorado State House and then as the Program Director of the Independence Institute, a Denver-based think tank. Ted also served as the District Office Manager for Representative Joel Hefley (R-CO).
In December 2001, through a vacancy election, Ted was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives and became a conservative champion inside the State House. He was re-elected in both 2002 and 2004, and then elected to the Colorado State Senate in 2006 and 2010.
Ted’s patriotic work continues today. He was a founding member and Chairman of the Stop Hillary PAC, re-named the Committee to Defend the President following the election of President Trump in 2016. It was one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs in the country: Under Ted’s leadership, the Committee spent more than $20 million in Independent Expenditures to support Republican causes, while contributing over $509,000 directly to Republican candidates and incumbents.
Ted has been elected as a Colorado delegate to four of the last five Republican National Conventions including 2016 and 2020.
Ted will continue leading the charge, now as the opposition to Biden-Harris’ reckless liberal policies under the re-branded name, the Committee to Defeat the President.