Daniel, Kit, James, and Jack unite for a third in their sporadic 'Trumpism' series, in which the hellish alternate reality we seem to be living in is the main point of discussion.
This is but Part One of a huge sprawling talkfest notionally focused on the recent mid-term elections. We hope you find it as cathartic as we did.
Show notes: Introductions. Recounts. Results. Democratic Establishment. Hope a difficult word. Generational divide. Speaker Pelosi? Middle ground. Existential threat. The utility of subpoena power. Pushing against norms. The Senate will kill us all. Popular votes. Electoral reform. Constantly counting votes in Florida. Voting rights for felons. Obstructionism. Daniel the Radical Centrist. Hating Hillary Clinton for the wrong reasons. Suburban voters. Voting and yelling. Queues as voter suppression. Ronald McDonald, ballot official. A podcast dedication. Tucker Carlson terror attack. Disappearing Caravan. Tucker Carlson drinking game. Hannity versus Carlson. Wernher Von Braun. Talking points as apologetics. Beto versus Raphael. Disorienting media. Beto's name. James O'Keefe or George Soros? Gish galloping the news. Difference and continuity. Tonnage in Afghanistan. Obama and deportation. Mollie Tibbets. Polling categories. A cliffhanger on the Jim Acosta "assault."