Wed, 13 February 2019
David Waldman reminds us that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Drop what you’re doing and… No wait, CVS is open all night, you still have time to listen to the show:
Donald Trump loses again. He can pretend that he won, or he could lose some more, but actually “winning” is no longer an option. Greg Dworkin calls in to review Trump’s defeat, what he lost, and how he will keep on losing. Mitch McConnell was smart enough to keep from being made the biggest loser. Nancy Pelosi is smart enough to keep out of Mitch’s traps. Congress is poised to put Trump in a veto bind.
Democratic candidates can climb in the polls and all, but are they “likable” and “authentic”? (No one talks about gravitas anymore.) Of course, you can be unlikable and inauthentic and still become a candidate.
David deep-dives into the latest Russia news: The Grand Havana Room is the latest Mos Eisley in the Trump-Russia saga. The Senate Russia investigation is slowed when Republican investigator/suspect Richard Burr stands up and shouts there’s nothing to see here.