Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the upcoming retirement of Anthony Fauci as they chronicle his soaring ego and willingness to lie when it suited his agenda. They also pop the popcorn as longtime Democrats in the House get ugly in their member vs. member primary in New York City. And they shake their heads as Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg tries to talk tough to airlines over their serious delay problems but it’s obvious he really has no solutions.
Jim & Greg welcome the return of in-person schooling to Chicago after a four-day hissy fit from the Chicago Teachers Union. They also sigh as President Biden reportedly makes no progress in trying to deter Russian military action in Ukraine. And the Biden administration gets caught flat-footed again as out supply chain problems grow.
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It’s Black Friday and Jim and Greg are in the giving spirit. So they’ve each chosen three gifts for different political figures. Jim reveals his choices for President Biden and two other administration figures while Greg has helpful items in mind for the president’s national security team, a surprisingly unemployed politician, and the staff of a key government office.
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Joe Biden scored a dominating win in Saturday’s South Carolina primary. Less than 48 hours later, three rivals have dropped out and the endorsements are flooding in.
So why are so many prominent Democrats coalescing around Biden after one win and three disappointing finishes? The immediate answer involves a huge number of delegates at stake tomorrow on Super Tuesday. But why Biden?
For answers, we turn to former Clinton administration official Larry Haas. We also ask whether Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on their own accord or were pushed out.
Haas and Radio America’s Greg Corombos also discuss President Obama refusing to join the parade of endorsements, Joe Biden’s regular verbal gaffes, and how Bernie is likely to respond to Democrats uniting against him.
The Democrats running for president disagree on quite a few things but all of them support Roe v. Wade and most seem to have little regard for pro-life members of their party.
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg have all indicated they are not interested in finding common ground with a group that makes up about 30 percent of the Democratic Party according to a recent Gallup survey. Amy Klobuchar says she welcomes them in the party but has not said where she would be willing to compromise.
Democrats for Life Executive Director Kristen Day says the party has lurched left on abortion over the past 20-30 years, shifting from wanting abortion to be safe, legal, and rare to advocating for abortions at any stage of pregnancy for any reason and wanting taxpayers to cover the bill.
Ms. Day gained notoriety for asking Buttigieg whether pro-life Democrats belonged in the party at an Iowa town hall earlier in the campaign season.
In this conversation with Greg Corombos, Day explains how she hopes to change hearts and minds among Democrats on abortion, what she thinks of Senate Democrats rejecting measures to ban most late term abortions or require care for babies who are born following an attempted abortion, and how she is approaching her vote in next week’s Virginia primary.
The Democrats debated in Las Vegas last night and they put on quite the show. Join Jim and Greg as they walk through the major dust-ups between Bloomberg and Warren, Bloomberg and Sanders, and Klobuchar and Buttigieg and try to figure out what the impact will be on the race for the nomination. They’re also thrilled to see a new poll from Gallup showing Americans with the highest satisfaction in the state of the U.S. since 2005 and lopsided numbers of citizens optimistic about the economy and where it is headed. And they go back to the debate to focus on NBC’s Chuck Todd asking Michael Bloomberg whether billionaires should exist.
Now that New Hampshire completed the amazing task of counting votes on the same day people voted, join Wednesday’s Three Martini Lunch for a full breakdown of the results. Today, Jim and Greg not only enjoy the distant fourth place finish for Elizabeth Warren in her own backyard but also appreciate that Warren refuses to drop out, meaning a crowded field will continue to produce muddled results for a few more weeks. Three Democrats did end their campaigns Tuesday night and while Jim and Greg don’t agree with Andrew Yang on much of anything, they explain why they’ll miss his presence on the debate stage and beyond. And they hammer Michael Bloomberg for claiming he worked hard to end the “stop and frisk” policy while mayor of New York City when he is on the record praising the approach years after leaving office.
Is it really that hard to find out who won? Grab a stool as Jim and Greg unload on the Iowa Democratic Party for insisting on a maddeningly convoluted process and failing to ensure that the technology used to transmit results was actually working. As a result, by midday Tuesday, no one knew who won or what the delegate totals look like. After hammering the Democrats for the lousy process and general incompetence, they explain how the Republican caucuses look clear and simple by comparison while noting that President Trump’s GOP challengers are barely even noticeable. Finally, with conspiracy theories already flying about how Democrats are out to deny Bernie or protect Biden or that the failed app may have artificially boosted Pete Buttigieg, Jim and Greg fear Iowa’s debacle will further erode confidence that election results can be taken at face value.
It’s finally Friday of a very busy week! Jim and Greg have plenty to say about a member of the House Democratic leadership admitting to CNN that the Democrats may never send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate unless Mitch McConnell agrees to the demands of Democrats for how the trial of President Trump ought to be structured. They also hammer Joe Biden, who admitted that he’s willing to kill thousands – possibly hundreds of thousands of jobs in the energy sector – because he’s supremely confident the green economy will offer just as many opportunities for great jobs. And they are the glad the holidays are right around the corner as Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate descends into discussions of wine caves and selfies.
Starting Monday, Jim and Greg will begin their six-episode Three Martini Lunch Awards for 2019. They each hand out 18 awards in categories ranging from overrated and underrated political figures to rising and fading political figures to the best and worst political ideas of the year, eventually working up to their choices for person of the year. Enjoy these special episodes and let us know what you think of our choices and share who you would choose!
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s surprising praise of conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. They debate the news of Wall Street donors backing Biden, Buttigieg, and Kamala in the Democratic primary. And they cover the growing controversy of the doctored presidential seal displayed behind President Trump at a recent event.