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  1. Quake Voter Inactive

    Well that was a hot mess.

    Not so much a dog’s dinner as a three-year old buffet.

    Smart guys, but fire to smoke ratio is pretty low during this one.

    John forecasts confidently that Democrats will want a carnival barker/insult comedian in 2020 … or maybe Oprah, the negation of that.

    He also forecasts that post-Trump the Democrats will look for a president who is a narrow partisan willing to ignore half the country and use executive power with few checks to achieve aims for their base.

    After Trump???

    Sohrab, again, is able to put much of the Trump phenomena in a longer and broader cultural and political setting.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 1:18 PM PDT
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  2. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I haven’t listened yet, but I wanted to thank John for his glowing review of Mission Impossible a couple of weeks ago. It was a great film.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:25 PM PDT
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  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    color me skeptical that the anger at Trump would be within a few percentage points of Generic Republican, and if it were Pence, we’d still be living under Hitler and in the time of the Handmaid’s Tale etc and the press would be trying to rally the troops.

    Not that Trump is helping, but I’m not sure the wishcasting for a blue wave wouldn’t still be pushed. 

    The Left has simplified politics to a binary “we’re the good guys/Republicans are the bad guys” decision. It’s why a Colbert calls Jonah Goldberg a Trump flack, it’s why Republicans’ only use to them is bashing Republicans etc.

    Maybe it’s that I remember the Bush years, but I don’t see that much change in the tone on their side. 

    I just view the so-called “Crybaby Apocalypse” as the new standard operating procedure.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:49 PM PDT