Archive for October 2015

GOP debate flash reactions

Well, they were just up the road in Boulder, and what a night it was. Circular logic, stunning mendacity, and incessant crying about the CNBC moderators. Everything the GOP base will love. We did have a bit to drink but held it together in general way better than after the Dem debate. Thanks Trump for insisting the spectacle be contained within 2 hours. 30 mins or so more of this and we would have needed much more than alcohol to keep our sanity. See what we endure do for you, listeners?

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Operation Smear Hillary = fail. What did you expect, assholes?

Well, WE expected a partisan clownshow, and that's exactly what we got. In fact, The House Select Committee cranked up the bullshit way past 11, to the 11 hour mark in fact, and the result is basically what we expected. An overall boost for HRC's presidential campaign, and some good fundraising fodder for the GOP grand inquisitors who made asses of themselves. What was the point of this again? I don't know. Buy some gold and send away for Huckabee's miracle diabetes cure, I guess, dad. (I'm sure he was fist pumping a lot yesterday).

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There's some stuff happening. And this time, Rach and I are (mostly) sober to discuss the latest movement in the polls since the Dem debate, update on GOP House madness, and Hillary preps to further humiliate the Benghazi "Committee." Also, Joe Biden is working some kind of angle apparently, and hell if we can make any sense of it. We also get into the big night for Liberals (ish) in Canada last night and the issues states are having with finding drugs to kill prisoners. 

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So ok, yea. some of us may have had a glass of wine or 2 (or 3) while enduring the entire debate, pre-game to after-show reactions included. But it was a way less torturous exercise than the GOP ones. All in all a pretty good night, with some cringe-worthy, angering, and inspiring moments along the way. Enjoy our takes, the only ones that really matter, obviously. 

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We saw Bernie! (Well, some of us)

Bernie came to Boulder and all I got was this lousy contact high and sunburn. No, he just gave his stump speech, but we'll tell you all about it anyway. We get a little local-intensive and talk about the marijuana economy and how old Reefer Madness™ crowd is making sure it doesn't take off so that new schools and such don't get built. Guzzle all the booze and pop all the Oxys you want though, that's still kosher. Also, we give a forecast for the upcoming debates and remind you that Climate Change is a thing we shouldn't ignore despite the wonder of Trump's hair and something-something Hillary email server. I know, our priorities are inexplicable. 

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Well, I wasn't expecting that. Neither was the rest of the House leadership, some of whom evidently actually burst into tears when McCarthy bowed out of the speakership race. Now what? Paul Ryan to rescue? How about another Gingrich reign? Ehh.. probably just means Boehner's nightmare comes true. (He's stuck) Oh joy, that should make everyone happy, no? Also, we talk about what the rest of the world is discovering about Ben Carson. (He's frigging nuts) We look ahead to the upcoming debates, and a sneak preview of what's at stake for future SCOTS nominations.  

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The more we hear about Carly, the more it seems she's destined to be a real contender for the Republican nomination. Why? She's super-rich, miserly, and is a poster child for income inequality and CEO cash-grab culture, regardless of the effect on the economy at large. These are not detriments in the eyes of the GOP voting base. Also, we discuss how Bernie has some explaining to do re: gun legislation, and Hillary increasingly seems to want to ride his policy coattails (gun law record aside), even if it means contradicting her husband and Obama's positions. This should be interesting..

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This one has less of the humor and joke sounds, etc. as we're still fairly sick about yet another massacre at the altar of the almighty 2d Amendment. Instead of the usual pontificating, we try to sort out the fact from fiction of what we know about yesterday's events. (so far very little)

Next Rachel explains how mansplaining and arrogantly cutting off Cecile Richards while spewing bullshit that had nothing to do with the alleged reason for the hearing in the 1st place might not have been the best look for Congressional Republicans as far as outreach to women, if that's still a thing any Republican pretends they still might be interested. (Spoiler: it isn't)
Finally, we examine the latest in the Kanye..errr..Pope n Kim saga. We're not so sure he even knew who she was, but he does now. Lucky him. 
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