Join Jim and Greg as they relish Democrats likely having such a tight majority in the House that it will be tough for many to accept jobs in the executive branch because the vacancies could make it tough for Democrats to get much legislation done. They also hammer musician John Legend for suggesting you’ll do more good donating to Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Georgia than giving to your local food bank. And they update the infighting among Democrats by discussing the latest salvos from Joe Manchin and AOC.
Join Jim and Greg for one of the craziest Three Martini Lunches we’ve ever had! First, they dissect the ludicrous push to defend and dismantle police departments and react to Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender suggesting crime victims who would normally call the cops need to understand their privilege by not having police come. They also hammer public health “experts” for declaring that the racial justice protests are more important than stopping the coronavirus, but other protests should not go forward, and stay-at-home protests are rooted in white nationalism. And they chronicle the New York Times fully surrendering to the woke mob.
2019 brought us many headlines, including the sad news of the deaths of many famous people. In this section, we will remember key figures in politics and business.
Our list includes a Supreme Court justice, the billionaire businessman who shook up politics in the 1990’s, many long-serving lawmakers, an auto industry titan and many more.
Listen to the full podcast to hear our tributes to prominent figures in these areas and do not miss our other podcasts remembering those we lost in media and sports and in entertainment.
Whether a member of the House or Senate, Jim DeMint was known as one of the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill. But what does it mean to be conservative? That’s what DeMint and colleague Rachel Bovard address in their new book “Conservative: What to Keep.”
In an interview with Greg Corombos, DeMint explains that conservative means keeping what works best for people.
“It’s keeping our covenants, keeping our faith. It’s keeping our differences, keeping our republic, which is the decentralized idea that our founders. (It also means) keeping our traditions and keeping our land of opportunities which is all about free market economics,” said DeMint.
Listen to the first part of the conversation in the this podcast as DeMint also discusses why progressives see religion as a threat to their political agenda, how politics is becoming a religion to many, and how to defend capitalism at a time when it is constantly labeled a system of greed and selfishness.
President Donald Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan are engaged in a war of words. Montie Montgomery has more.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is facing new pressure from special interest groups over her handing of state proposals to arm teachers. Montie Montgomery reports.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp bring you three crazy martinis today. Jim and Greg differ with Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders on the issue of reinstating the voting rights of people with felony records. They also raise some concerns with Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to make public colleges tuition free and forgive $50,000 in student loans for Americans in households earning less than $100,000 a year. Lastly, they discuss Herman Cain’s withdrawal from consideration for a seat at the Federal Reserve.
Almost everyone who will vote in 2020 has already made up their minds. The 2018 midterms showed a divided America and political scientist Larry Sabato says we’ll see the same thing in the next cycle as America gears up for a presidential race.
Sabato, who directs the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, says Americans are locked into their political views and are not budging. He says this is proven in President Trump’s unprecedented poll numbers, which hardly ever budge.
“Not much has changed, not much since the day he was elected in November 2016,” said Sabato. “He got 46 percent of the vote. I think if you filter the polls through likely voter status, you’ll find that he comes out about 46 percent. Nothing’s changed.”
Sabato says this is also evident in how the midterms played out, with some voters sharply rebuking him and others giving him a bigger majority in the Senate.
“The message in the House election was that people wanted a check and balance on President Trump. That’s the national election because you didn’t have a national election for Senate and for governors,” said Sabato.
“President Trump’s luck held because he was able to add two seats to the U.S. Senate. Given the fact that Republicans already had the majority, those two extra votes will come in very handy for him in the new year,” said Sabato.
As for the outgoing Congress, Sabato suspects longtime GOP lawmakers will see the past two years as a great success due to passing tax cuts and criminal justice reform while confirming a record number of judges. He suspects younger, more conservative members will feel like opportunities were missed on spending, repealing Obamacare and more.
Listen to the full podcast to hear Sabato’s assessment of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, how Democrats will act once they have the majority in the House, and why he thinks there may be more than 20 Democrats running for president in 2020.
2018 brought us many headlines, including the sad news of the deaths of many famous people. In this section, we will remember key figures in politics, media, sports and beyond.
Our list includes a renowned evangelist, a president and first lady, and a famous senator. We also look back at the lives of those we came to know on cable news and in newspapers and who thrilled us on the field and on the court.
Listen to the full podcast to hear our tributes to prominent figures all these areas and do not miss our other podcast remembering those we lost in music, television, film and beyond.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud columnist Ruth Margolis for blasting liberals who demand that parents must immerse kids of all ages in politics and the social justice movement. They also wince at the evidence Republicans may have lost congressional seats in states like California and New Jersey because they limited how much residents could use their state and local tax bill to reduce their federal tax payments. And they react to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint defeated Senate candidate Martha McSally to the state’s other Senate seat if Jon Kyl steps down before 2020.