Ana Drops The Mic with Powerful Line at Politicon Debate with Tomi Lahren

Ana Drops The Mic with Powerful Line at Politicon Debate with Tomi Lahren


>>Over the weekend, I was at Politicon, and
I engaged in a debate with Tomi Lahren. So look, I will highly recommend everyone
watch the full debate. It’s really difficult to do highlights. It’s not really gonna give you the full taste
of how it all went down. But nonetheless, there were some favorite
moments of mine that I wanted to share with you, including this.>>They are friends backstage. And that we all should be as well. So, if you wanna speak to that both of you,
we’re out of time now. But I’ll let you both have the last word.>>Just one line, and it’s a line from Bernie
Sanders’ campaign. I’m willing to fight for someone I don’t know.>>Yeah, no, I think.>>Yeah, I don’t know why it ended there. But nonetheless, I mentioned that line, because
the whole point was kind of to end on a more conciliatory note. And I think that Bernie Sanders does do a
really good job in saying, look, this is not left versus right. The policies that I’m fighting for are policies
that I want to benefit all Americans, regardless of political ideology. I didn’t expect the type of reaction from
the audience that I got. But there were people there who, I mean it
was a pretty even split from my read. There were a lot of Tomi Lahren supporters
there, a lot of people who are supporters of mine. But I felt like the majority of people in
the room really cheered for that message.>>Yeah, well, it makes sense. It’s a message of empathy, and looking out
for one another. Now, a lot of conservatives, think that they
believe in that. But when they say it they mean, people of
my family, my friends, my community, my church. And if you’re a conservative watching, a lot
of you might be like, yeah, yeah, what do you mean? Well, progressives mean it in a broader circle. We mean, yes, all those things plus maybe
people who are outside of your community. Maybe even people outside of your country,
because they’re still human. See, that’s where we get the difference between
conservatives and progressives. But as a message when you say it at first,
people love it, of course they love it.>>Yeah.>>And that’s why Bernie Sanders is popular
overall, despite the fact that he gets non stop horrible press coverage. Because the people in power don’t like that
message. They’re like, look out for yourself. Don’t look out for anybody else. And so, I wanna say if you wanna watch the
whole debate, it’s on YouTube.com/TYT. Almost all the videos we do, well all the
videos we do are on TYT.com, including the membership videos. But all of our individual videos from our
show every day, our live stream, and then when we do special events like the Politicon
debate, are on youtube.com/tyt. It’s on many other platforms as well, but
that’s a convenient place to get it.>>All right, so now let’s get to some of
the arguments. And I’m not going in any type of chronological
order here, I’m jumping around. But this was an exchange that I thought was
fascinating. Take a look.>>What do you think the biggest threat for
young people in this country is, right now?>>Socialism, yeah, I do.>>Do you feel like socialism, define that
for me, though.>>That socialism is taking hold, yes, I absolutely-
>>No, no, define what you mean by socialism taking, I mean, define socialism. Because I think we hear it thrown around a
lot. But I think, maybe I’m wrong, but I think
there are differing opinions on exactly what people are talking about. Socialism in Venezuela, is different than
socialism in Bolivia, is different than what some people might call socialism in Norway
and Sweden. They all have aspects of it. Canada even does too, but what is the socialism
that you’re most afraid of?>>So, when you hear Bernie Sanders, which
I know many of you are a fan of. But when you hear him on stage saying, the
government’s gonna give you a job, the government’s gonna give you free health care, the government’s
gonna give you free college. You work for the government, you live by the
government. You are-
>>Do you not think that’s a little hyperbole, though? I mean.>>No, no-
>>Has he said, the government’s gonna give you a job?>>No, several job programs, he absolutely
did.>>Yeah.>>But.>>I’m gonna give you a job.>>Absolutely.>>Kinda like the new deal, you know?>>Why am I not entitled to a college education
for free? What makes that socialism, but free high school
education is not socialism?>>Who made that decision in this country
that, that was we were going up until high school. And if you wanna talk about college-
>>But could we not make the decision that we’re going through college?>>Who’s going to pay for it?>>College used to be free in America.>>The people who pay for high school.>>Public colleges used to be free in America. They were. They were properly funded and they were free. I’m talking about public colleges. They used to be free in America. All the things that Bernie Sanders is campaigning
on, are things that Americans used to have. But they were taken away from us just to give
the top 1%, the giant tax cuts that they’re enjoying today. So.>>Yeah, well.>>This is now your opportunity to jump in
and share your thoughts.>>So finally, yes, okay.>>You may speak.>>Okay, thank you, I appreciate it. First of all, I want to give a shout out to
Clay Aiken who did a good job of moderating there. Those are really good follow up questions
that you don’t often get from a moderator. And then when you jumped in, you give historical
facts that are well undeniable. And so, they always make it seem like Venezuela,
and so Clay Aiken saying, well, maybe Venezuela maybe Norway is a good point. And then you saying, maybe America, that’s
what America used to be. And that’s when America had the highest economic
growth, that any country has ever seen on the planet. Is when we had free public colleges, when
we took care of our own, when we looked out for someone who wasn’t us. And that’s when, of course, the highest marginal
tax rate was 91%.>>Yeah, so I mentioned that at some point
in the debate as well. Again, it’s really hard to show highlights,
because a lot of the exchanges were lengthy.>>Yeah, of course.>>Depending on what the question was, which
is why I really do want you guys to check out the full video. But one thing I will say is, people ask me
immediately afterwards, did you crush it? How did it go? And I felt like there were so many moments
where I wanted to say things. And I realized something about right wing
people like Ben Shapiro and Tomi Lahren, you know how they speak very quickly. And I always thought, it’s a trick, right? It’s a trick to sound smart. You speak quickly, and confidently, and you
trick people into thinking you know what you’re saying, and there’s some facts behind it. But I realized in re-watching my debate with
her to pick these clips, and then watching Carl Kalinsky’s debate with Charlie Kirk,
they all had the same talking points.>>100%, that’s exactly what I was gonna say.>>And they’re rehearsed. And so when they’re rehearsed, you can speak
very quickly. Look, I spoke slowly, because I wanted the
audience to really grasp what I was saying. I wanted them to absorb the statistics I was
sharing, the research. And then when I was waiting for rebuttals,
it’s just a talking point. It’s the same talking point over and over
again. In fact, I wanna move on to the immigration
portion of the debate. Go ahead.>>Hold on, before you do that. I just wanted to say, the talking points I
heard from Tomi, were the same talking points I heard from Charlie Kirk last year. And so, that’s why they just study those. And they then train their audience to say
afterwards or their supporters, real or otherwise, to do their own talking points, eviscerated,
destroyed, blah, blah, blah. It’s always the same, there’s never any nuance,
there’s never any discussion of facts. So for example, here’s another fact. Did you know that millennials, 70% of them
say that they are either somewhat or extremely likely to vote for a socialist candidate. 70% of millennials. So when she’s like, everybody wants socialism
in this country, obviously like Venezuela. I’ve heard that talking point for three straight
years. When, well number one, socialism isn’t just
Venezuela. And number two, it’s not true that no one
wants it, not remotely true. Now on the other hand, when you talk to boomers,
they are in a completely different world. So let me be accurate here. How about voting for a socialist candidate? For the older generations like baby boomers
and the silent generation, that’s only a 33%. So think about the different worlds we live
in. So, for the older generation, a third of them
go, okay, I could vote for a socialist candidate. Two thirds are like, no, socialism, boo, Stalin,
Castro, Venezuela. And that’s why, by the way, not just where
Republican politicians live, but it’s also where the media lives. A lot of the producers and management are
very old at these companies. And it’s also where Democratic leadership
lives. They live in that world. They’re all incredibly old. And so they think, well, nobody wants socialism,
because they’re in that older generation. In our generations, well, I should say yours.>>Yes, you should.>>I’m Generation X, I’m somewhere in the
middle. Socialism is not just viewed as acceptable
or tolerable, but it’s actually a really great thing, democratic socialism.>>Yeah, yeah, because look, we understand. I mean look, like in response to the Venezuela
fear mongering, I mean people on the left can do the exact same thing. What about Chile, what about Chile, what about
Chile?>>Yeah.>>Right, I could do the same thing.>>Yeah.>>With the wealth and income inequality that’s
happening in Chile right now. Which is why you have mass protests, right? But we don’t play that game. There’s nuance, and there’s research, and
there’s statistics in our arguments. And that was the thing that was frustrating
because, I was waiting for rebuttals based on the substance of what I had to say. And I felt like over and over again, if I
made a really good point and it was irrefutable, she would say, I agree with you on that, but
what about, and then proceed to the next talking point.>>Cue the next talking point. In fact, you’re forcing to say one last thing,
then we’ll go to immigration. That’s why Jesse Lee Peterson, now he’s an
extreme example, but when you make a good point on his show, he’ll just go, amazing,
and move on.>>Totally.>>Because they don’t have an answer. And that’s why Sarah Palin in getting ready
for her VP debate against Joe Biden, all the way back in the day, she was so nervous. And then realized, my god, I don’t actually
have to answer the questions, nor do I have to debate him. So she memorized talking points, based on
topics. And all she did, cuz she used to be a television
anchor, She just read her talking points. And the entire Republican Party has become
Sarah Palin.>>So let’s go to this next clip, and this
is about immigration. We’re finally move on to the immigration portion
of the debate. Which actually took up a lengthy portion of
the debate overall, but just pay close attention to the word anecdotal.>>When you say that our president is closing
port of entry, I went to San Diego into that San Isidro port->>I know, but your anecdotal evidence means
nothing.>>I wanna talk about San Isidro, cuz what
I’m saying is not anecdotal evidence. That port was closed for five hours, because
migrants during the invasion rushed it, and they had to close it, because it was a national
security risk.>>That was the reaction after it was closed. Trump closed it and that’s how they reacted.>>Five hours, border patrol had to close
it. I’ve been there, I stood there where these
wonderful people were throwing rocks at our border patrol agents, and then they were all
physically ramming the fence to knock it down.>>So is it possible that your experience
in San Isidro at that one port of entry on that one day-
>>The biggest one on Earth!>>Might not be an example of how all ports
of entry are, on all days.>>I’m talking about when it had to be closed,
because she was referencing a specific time.>>I understand what you’re talking about,
I did. What you’re saying is not inaccurate. It’s true, it did. But is it fair to say that, that is an example
of what is happening at all ports of entry all of the time? Or did it happen on the day that you were
there?>>It happened during the caravan.>>The day that you were there.>>It happen during-
>>It happen when you were there.>>But she was referring to that incident.>>So that would be anecdotal, because that’s
an example of exactly something that happened while you were there, right?>>So look, I’m sure she’ll complain that
the moderator also has facts. That’s true. So on this show, we often, I’ll tell you these
anecdotes that I have, when I run into Trump voters. I do it a lot in the post game for our members. TYT.com/join to become a member, and you’ll
get all those anecdotes. But I clearly lay out, those are anecdotes. That guy doesn’t represent every Trump voter. And then I’ll go to polling. And I’ll say so, here’s a general trend, here’s
where it’s heading. And then here’s an anecdote to back that up,
as opposed to, I saw something once, so it must be true.>>Yeah, exactly. And look, I think it takes courage to agree
to do these types of events, where you’re obviously dealing with someone you disagree
with. Obviously, she and I do not agree on politics
almost at all. And so, on one hand, you have cold feet Crowder
who refuses to debates, and needs his daddy to step in and protect him. On the other hand, you have Tomi Lahren, who
agreed to do this, so I give her a lot of credit for doing that. And look, people have blind spots, people
might have maybe a little ignorance when it comes to what counts is evidence and what
doesn’t. But nonetheless, I do appreciate that she
was willing to have this conversation. And with that said, just one final video that
I want to show you, and it has to do with my family values.>>I think the wall is a solution. Don’t think that’s the only solution. We need to change our asylum laws. So that people that are actually seeking asylum
are able to see those judges in a timely manner. And they’re not right now, because anybody’s
coming across the border. Which by the way, you’re not claiming asylum
if you come into this country illegally, and then raise your hands, and say I’m claiming
asylum. You claim asylum at a port of entry. That is not the case with a lot of->>So what do we do when border patrol agents
are literally blocking ports of entry, to prevent them from coming in legally.>>Because they’re-
>>What do we do?>>Let me-
>>Because that’s the thing.>>Do I get to talk.>>Trump has gone out of his way to do away
with legal means to claim asylum.>>Can I-
>>And so, look I don’t know what your family values are, but my family values are if my
family’s in jeopardy, if their lives are at risk, I will do anything and everything to
get them to safety. I love using their language against them.>>Yeah, now that was wonderfully done. But guys, these are cheap talking points as
well. When you have immigration or migration because
of emergencies, whether they are emergencies in terms of violence that’s happening in Central
America, or whether civil wars, or climate change that’s happening in the Middle East
that’s driving huge migration patterns. And people’s’ families are in danger. A lot of them shockingly are amazing, that
they do find ports of entry, and enter in the quote unquote legal way. Others just crossed the border because they’re
running. They’re running for their lives or for their
kid’s lives. So for example, when the ship pulled in during
World War II into Florida, filled with Jews who had escaped Nazi Germany, I don’t know
if they docked in a port of entry or not. I think I’m okay with them docking anywhere
they like, and we should have given them asylum, and we should have protected them. Instead, we sent them back. So that is not family values either. Not every case is not the Jewish ship coming
in during World War II, but some are. And so if you use a technical reason to say,
well technically, now the Jews came into the wrong place. So we should have set to back the Germans
in during Nazi era. Okay, congratulations on your technicality,
but that’s not how values work.

100 thoughts on “Ana Drops The Mic with Powerful Line at Politicon Debate with Tomi Lahren

  1. Oh Tomi. You're just not able to cut the mustard as they say. Ana is smarter than you are. It's like watching Mike Tyson vs an infant.

  2. A fun thought popped up.
    Baby Boomers: Socialism = Soviet Russia!
    Millennials: Socialism = Norway/Canada?
    I know it's not true, but it's a fun thought.. :3

  3. Lmao, watch the full debate. Ana continuously interrupted and overall didn't make very many strong arguments… And the moderator wasn't a moderator, he was also in many circumstances, debating Tomi. The whole debate was a joke from the get go. Wasn't productive whatsoever.

  4. Of course mellennials would vote socialism, they don't have anything to lose and want somone else to pay their bills… ask them in 10 years when they are paying taxes if they want to give more of their money to a bloated government

  5. it was two liberals against 1 conservative. anna had soooo much help from the moderator. Thats not a mic drop. I was literally watching this debate thinking, Anna and TYT are just gonna try and make a video after this debate trying to twist this to Anna's behalf. Every time there was a TYT person (Kyle & Anna) on stage and they were discussing 'why cant we just get along' I kept thinking 'because TYT is gonna make a 'got ya' video after this debate in which anna will go on her usual 'Im better then you' arrogant speech salads.

  6. Ana is a goddamn idiot, just like everyone else who participates in political garbage. You’re not better than anyone, not even the homeless crackhead.

  7. What I absolutely despise is that what your defining as socialism is more government investment in people because you’re not expecting people to just take money and lay around eating bon bons, you are empowering people to maximize their productivity so that they can contribute back into the society.

  8. Conservatives: I'm willing to fight for those I dont know….. but only those who dont actually exist yet.
    Yayy moral values 🙄

  9. Why in the Hell do these So called conservatives Talk Fast??? It's classic Con Man tricks…talk fast and people think I'm smart.

  10. Absolutely loved Clay as a moderator! Damn fine job asking legit and meaningful follow up questions and not letting untruthful talking points to be given without recourse.

  11. TYT team is hitting it out of the park with all political and it’s this country, this government is based from the people and we are to show why it’s way better, and the people that ask that is the republicans and they stand there waiting for you to give them the plain then it’s oh oh no no where your paying for this.
    Well the biggest group of people that are being hit the most of the trump plain it’s his pocket or the people that stand up for his lying, it’s not tv for this country to see how myself being 62 years old has seen the republicans be this way from the time of sorry we can’t ask the Americans to pay for that or this, but when it comes to war and the housing for people is not my problem well I am one that need apartment that is not 3/4 percent of my SSA that’s what I live on, oh I think that of all the homeless in this country in all it’s more old and service of this country in war and as the rich have gone over the top of what they own well own this country wasn’t this way 60 years ago it was for only ??? Same as today the rich that cry about losing it all, here we have a president that is the most of his pocket nation, is that here in these fifty states of America.
    The oath that anyone who becomes a severe of this country is the most American an American that was in school education of the USA in any state and born here take this oath of country, not of my pocket so be it over everyone who came here 100 years ago or even the Congress and governor of each state and every man woman stepping into this country’s arm services.
    Oh if those of you Americans that have never taken that oath this country service ask anyone that just became a service member to say for you and if your not proud of this country and the liberty and freedom which we Americans stand for, not my pocket or my election, get it hehehehe

  12. Anna hit it on the head. Tomi Lahren IS RECITING talking points and catchphrases. Anna's replies are thought out and considerate. When Anna got her off her script, she had very little original thought to add.

  13. To keep your citizens healthy and educated pays for itself. Goes without saying to every thinking brain. Even most third world countries realize this. America is sliding down to where these countries used to be.

  14. I really tried watching from the start. I did. Tammy is just so nauseating with her disrespectful entitled need to spew her ridiculous & disingenuous alt-right talking points that are not substantive to the question. It's spitballing with their buzzwords & it's all they know. They have no supporting studies or proof of any of their claims & it's impossible to unpack & address the argument because it's nonresponsive to the question.

  15. What about Haiti, what about Congo, what about Sierra Leone… all of those are “every man for their own” extremely capitalist and corrupted countries.

  16. Miss ana I barely started following T.Y.T.,maybe 8 months. Respect to you !!!! If emojis had a chest pound respect that would be me towards my total respect for you. Con puro amor mija!!!

  17. What about Chile? What about Argentina? What about USA 2007?

    Have you ever heard the argument when we say Norway, Denmark, Sweden and they reply “small country, not same size population” but dont see the contradiction mentioning Venezuela, Cuba..

  18. Anna did not kick tomis ass, sad to say for tomi even it was about the most bland outcome of all of them .. trying to make socialism, the worst, most evil and genocidal policy in history, a new trend is disheartening. Kids need to study the subject now more than ever.

  19. i work with people that drive up from Mexico every day. They say its not a great place to make money (so they come here) but in no way are they running for their lives. They say it's a great place to take vacation.

  20. There is an element of social dynamics that expands on what Ana was saying from 6:20.
    Speaking quickly can imply a comprehensive understanding of the subject. It's used in sales and retail when speaking to a customer to give them less time to generate a considered response. If you aren't able to think quickly enough against this you can come across as lacking in understanding. You internalise a response. This results in feeling awkward and points not being challenged properly. It's a bit like forcing a Dunning-Kruger on someone. Ana's delivery on the debate showed she was considering that her responses were not just for Tori to hear, but for the audience to hear and make assessment on. Being able to balance a debate whilst being aware you are presenting to an audience is challenging at best.

  21. I agree with family values.. my Dad was a Nazi refugee. He was escaping something though not just looking for a better way of life. We have closed borders and deportation in Australia and it's disgusting as these people actually need the help.. as far as I can tell you need a border wall to secure your country and the family values that currently exist

  22. Socialism is everywhere in the USA. Including being the basis of the funding of NASCAR, INDYCAR and the NFL. It's about giving everybody a bite of the pie. To justify giving the "1%" a 90% share you have to squash the idea of everybody getting a fair slice of the pie.

  23. Human Capitalism
    Democracy Dollars
    Freedom Dividend

    All policy’s I’m fighting for that will help someone I don’t know.

    Andrew Yang 2020!

  24. So predictable .demo-liberals are always afraid of going all the way down and destroy their opponents . and conservatives all are the same , colorless and dogmatic , americans

  25. Climate Change won't be a threat for Tomi Lahren until her house is under water. When the oceans rise, most of our seaports now will be under water.

  26. IT'S CALLED THE AMERICAN DREAM BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BE ASLEEP TO OBTAIN IT – GEORGE CARLIN – I realize that I may have gotten the exact wording wrong, just look it up he said something very close!
    AND YES LOVE ANA & PROGRESSIVE NEED TO TURN THIS ASS BACKWARD COUNTRY AROUND, THE GREEN NEW DEAL & MEDICARE 4 ALL WILL HELP WE THE PEOPLE!!

    Babes & Bros 4 Bernie!! Bern The Swamp!!

  27. The difference is that most conservatives are under the false impression that greed and fear somehow equal strength.
    I also find it disturbing on one hand, but expected and somewhat hilarious on the other hand that so many white people in America don't realize that they are all obviously immigrants themselves. But then you can't support a regressive party with the truth.

  28. Let me just say that you look SO much more intelligent and can connect the dots but Tomi just throws out the soundbites from Fox News without being able to back anything up like you do. Kudos to you.

  29. My dream Politicon 2020 lineup:

    Steven Crowder vs Sam Seder (If Crowder's daddy lets him debate Sam)

    Kyle Kulinski vs Ben Shapiro (If Little Ben is brave enough to go against Kyle's long legs)

    Ana Kasparian vs Candace Owens (Hopefully the dumb Oreo doesn't have another lame excuse that she's still not ready to debate)

    Expose these hacks!

  30. I feel bad for american I'm Canadian and I know a lot of people who went to live in the U.S who had education in Canada in stem field. This is Unfair to you Education is almost free I get more money from the student loan then me student fee cost me and the interest rate is equal to inflation (around 2%) which mean i must pay it the slowest I can since Investing it is more productive. This Unfair competition.

  31. I used to think I could do Ana’s job lol but she is far more brilliant than I. Really impressed with her engagement and insight.

  32. I’m 49 and a total beneficiary of US socialism. I attended a well funded rural public school. My house protected by fire service. I served in the military and receive benefits still. Then I joined a labor union and enjoy the efforts of many strong workers before me. So yes, I’ll vote for a Democratic Socialist and you should to.

  33. The talking points are nothing more than a triggered reaction to a key word that is heard. So anything that was said after that word doesn't get heard cuz the rebuttal only go as far as the trigger word.

  34. I watched the whole debate and Tomi comes across as very ignorant, surface level only, and generally uninformed and incapable of deeper nuanced discussion. But for anyone interested in canned talking points that don't really address underlying issues, than I guess Tomi is your girl.

  35. I watched it because of you Ana. Tomi I realized dies not know how yo argue without regurgitating the same bs over and over again. She had to blame Democrats for everything and complain about how people should just stop CV omplsoming and SHE HAS A RIGHT to a gun???. Okay??? Anything else. I love when Anna said. " you are from SOUTH Dakota, and made a CHOICE, to move to Los Angeles California. Do you not feel safe"?. That was soooo beautifully said. You won just by KNOWING what you were talking about lol.

  36. It is obvious Ana Kasparian dominated Tomi Lahren. Why? 1. Ana Kasparian has facts, common sense and logic on her side. Tomi Lahren on the other hand has nothing but talking points from Fox News and other right wing outlets. 2. Ana Kasparian has many more years of experience in journalism than Tomi Lahren does. 3. Ana Kasparian has been carefully researching the issues and challenging her own views on the issues over the years. She knows her stuff. Tomi Lahren on the other hand does not do her homework and challenge her own views and this debate shows Tomi's ignorance. Bottom line, the debate was not a contest. Even if you are someone who supports Tomi Lahren or a right winger, deep down you know Ana Kasparian kicked Tomi Lahren's ass. Way to go Ana for exposing the fraud Tomi Lahren is.

  37. Dont let this fool you the Debate was a Total Loss for Everyone Especially all those poor Strawman Ana Sacrificed in her endeavor to topple this Bitch FB hasn't cared about since 2016 lmao.

  38. Cenk really can’t help himself. He almost went a whole segment with saying something completely wrong and then he spoke

  39. Cenk and Anas only rebuttal to the talking points is saying their talking points and that the irony that is killing TYT viewership. Waiting for the 2020 meltdown

  40. Meh, her point is only half true, as some colleges did provide subsidized tuition, to the point that the education was basically free, but it occurred more so on a local/state basis and was done away with overall due to increasing costs, from increased attendance and expected standards, at colleges. Basically, Ana is right about the existence of such a thing, but it is still not a great example for justifying nationalization of college education costs.

  41. My favorite part of the debate is when Ana stated since a wall can’t prevent immigrants from flying over, are we gonna build a dome? Nice clap back. I that flew over many people’s heads lol. (Pun intended).

  42. From the clips I saw I will give credit to Lahren for interrupting less than Ana did. It's good debate etiquette.
    However, I was listening for what Ana interrupted her on and it was usually when she was making an absolutely ridiculous claim such as her claim about the incident at the immigration courts.

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