Fri, 14 May 2021
But first, listen in as David Waldman welcomes back Ian Reifowitz, still the author of The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump (If you still don’t have a copy you only have yourself to blame.) Larry Summers regrets not panicking the public more about inflation. Ian reminds us that inflation and the deficit aren’t worries for Republicans when presidents are Republican.
Republicans are usually cynical hypocrites. If you ever catch one being sincere, be afraid. MT Greene, serial stalker and bully, is Republican grievance theater brought to life. Other wingnut monsters, from Matt Gaetz to the Proud Boys, can attest to the drawbacks of this life.
The GQP removed Liz Cheney from her leadership position and replaced her with Elise Stefanik in hopes that for once they’d have a Conference Chair who’d finally make them a sandwich. The problem with putting a lady in charge however, is that they just don’t make decisions like a man. Challenger Chip “Sahoy” Roy did nonetheless take it like a man, and that’s the last time you’ll ever hear from him.