Wed, 7 December 2016
David Waldman takes on the tough job of helping us over another Wednesday hump. It’s even tougher after Trump steals your patented over the shoulder look. Donald Trump wears the greatest horns, though. Donald knows you love him, but he still has some complaints. Trump is a pretty sensitive guy, as Boeing stockholders and employees are finding out.
The U.S. Secret Service is the hot, new “amenity” at Trump Tower.
Greg Dworkin had news and punditry all rounded up, but was unable to call in. Hillary Clinton did not ignore the working class. Policy and experience didn’t matter. The press failed the voters. Still, after all that, it looks like we got a pretty typical presidential election outcome. At least we know the Bathroom Bill cost Pat McCrory his job.
Joan McCarter calls in to discuss the nitty-gritty of American politics, including what hopefully history will recall as the Waldman Gambit. While we are all looking at the big clown show in the center ring, Ohio slips a “heartbeat” abortion bill to Gov. John Kasich to sign. In Washington they aren’t so handy, in fact they aren’t agreeing on how to repeal Obamacare, let alone replace it.
Actually, half of the votes for advancing to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen came from outside the Freedom Caucus.
A 70-year-old federal law forbids anyone who has served on active duty in the armed forces in the last seven years from holding a senior defense post. The Republicans don’t need rules where they’re going, so they are eliminating any when they get in their way.
It’s the Moral vs. Faithless electors vs. Donald Trump and for the Unknown Republican in the Electoral College.