What the hell is going on with impeachment? Is President Trump about to be removed from office? Or will this backfire on the Democrats? As the impeachment inquiry drags on, new questions about Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders, the Bidens’ involvement in Ukraine, and the future of American politics continue to emerge.

This week, Dany and Marc sat down with Karl Rove, “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, to figure out exactly what’s going on in Washington. The three discuss whether Trump broke the law, how average Americans view the impeachment process, and what all this means for the 2020 presidential race.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. He is a Fox News contributor, writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, and is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.”

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  1. LibertyDefender Member

    Such brilliant, thoughtful analysis by Danielle, @2:39 –

     “I don’t think there’s any doubt … maybe not in that conversation …”

    That conversation is THE conversation over which the Democrats want to impeach Trump, Danielle. Brilliant. Evidence, shmevidence.

    Marc throws in a gem too, @4:50 –

    “… what, [China] is going to investigate themselves?”

    No government would be that stupid, right Marc? No government would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate its executive – from within the executive branch of government, right Marc? I mean, that special prosecutor would have to be loyal to the chief executive, right Marc? Right? What government would be so stupid to do such a thing.

    I hope I’m never so stupid to listen to this podcast again. Sheesh.

     

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    • October 9, 2019, at 8:30 PM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Such brilliant, thoughtful analysis by Danielle, @2:39 –

    “I don’t think there’s any doubt … maybe not in that conversation …”

    That conversation is THE conversation over which the Democrats want to impeach Trump, Danielle. Brilliant. Evidence, shmevidence.

    Marc throws in a gem too, @4:50 –

    “… what, [China] is going to investigate themselves?”

    No government would be that stupid, right Marc? No government would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate its executive – from within the executive branch of government, right Marc? I mean, that special prosecutor would have to be loyal to the chief executive, right Marc? Right? What government would be so stupid to do such a thing.

    I hope I’m never so stupid to listen to this podcast again. Sheesh.

     

    The word, “bazinga”, comes to mind.

    Marc and especially Danielle’s views struck me, too, as (searching for tactful language) clichéd and superficial. 

    Who among us is so naïve as to imagine that Trump’s remarks addressed to China were actually addressed to China? Oh, yeah, Danielle and Marc! 

    To give them credit, at one point at least they actually admit they are outside their area of expertise. 

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    • October 10, 2019, at 9:34 AM PDT
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  3. milkchaser Member

    “Unseemly, unethical, inappropriate…” Too bad Trump is the first President to whom those adjectives apply. No wait…

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    • October 11, 2019, at 5:31 AM PDT
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  4. milkchaser Member

    The purpose of asking China to investigate Hunter Biden (and itself) is just to get the information out there – over the heads of an unwilling Press. A memo from the White House or DOJ would never have been read.

    So what can we call this? Unseemly? Perhaps. Effective communication? Yeah, much more effective than an unread memo.

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    • October 11, 2019, at 5:32 AM PDT
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  5. milkchaser Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):
    I hope I’m never so stupid to listen to this podcast again. Sheesh.

    While I share some of your frustration, I would ask you to consider just how valuable it is to hear from someone as informed as Karl Rove. Whether I agree or disagree with his points, I find that he makes them in an intelligent and effective manner. So I think we have to give credit to Danielle and Marc for nabbing such a great guest.

    And may I recommend that you read Karl Rove’s autobiography if you haven’t already. It is exceptionally well-written and forthcoming. I came to admire him and I feel glad that he is advocating for the conservative side.

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    • October 11, 2019, at 9:11 AM PDT
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  6. LibertyDefender Member

    milkchaser (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):
    I hope I’m never so stupid to listen to this podcast again. Sheesh.

    While I share some of your frustration, I would ask you to consider just how valuable it is to hear from someone as informed as Karl Rove.

    Is that the same Karl Rove who advised President Dubya to not respond to the lie that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

    I confess I didn’t listen to the Karl Rove portion of this podcast. I had reached toxic levels of clichéd and superficial analysis, and feared fatal overdose if I were to listen to one of the chief architects of early 21st Century Republican establishmentarianism.

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    • October 11, 2019, at 12:27 PM PDT
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