Today’s podcast begins in all seriousness with a discussion of the horror in Syria and what it might cost Donald Trump and then descends into ludicrous comedy as we discuss the Democratic party’s insistence on making it as easy as possible for Trump to be reelected—with a particular focus on Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she was fired for being pregnant once upon a time. We now dub her “Pregnahontas.” Give a listen.

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  1. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Is Noah hoping for impeachment, because every charge, he twists himself into making it the offense to take out the President.

    There is no good answer for the Kurds: Turkey’s a NATO ally, is never going to allow for an independent state in its borders, and was threatening to attack while Americans were still embedded. We could just turn the region into a parking lot, but people are uncomfortable with casualties. We could stay and continually ask why we’re the world’s police force and wait for the inevitable blow up.

    Trump does go from a position of weakness because his brand was he’s not a warmonger (like the other guys) and he’s deathly afraid of being called a hypocrite. It’s one of the few positions that doesn’t have an expiration date. Fire and fury was seen for being false bravado and a “negotiating ploy” and now, like Obama, people are going to test him

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    • October 15, 2019, at 8:34 AM PST
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  2. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Is Noah hoping for impeachment, because every charge, he twists himself into making it the offense to take out the President.

    There is no good answer for the Kurds: Turkey’s a NATO ally, is never going to allow for an independent state in its borders, and was threatening to attack while Americans were still embedded. We could just turn the region into a parking lot, but people are uncomfortable with casualties. We could stay and continually ask why we’re the world’s police force and wait for the inevitable blow up.

    Trump does go from a position of weakness because his brand was he’s not a warmonger (like the other guys) and he’s deathly afraid of being called a hypocrite. It’s one of the few positions that doesn’t have an expiration date. Fire and fury was seen for being false bravado and a “negotiating ploy” and now, like Obama, people are going to test him

    Trump, deliberately or not, using the Nixon-Kissinger ‘Madman Theory’ served him well for 2 1/2 years, because thanks to the hyperbolic national media, any foreign leader reading or watching stories about Trump would think he was crazy enough to nuke the planet. Now that he’s been in office for a while and some of the less-desirable foreign government can view his actions, instead of what the media claimed the dangerous nut-job might do, he’s in danger of being tested for weakness, and the less he responds, the more the hostile nations are going to test him.

    If he wants to keep the image of someone to be feared because he might do anything, sometime in the near future he’s going to have to do something, or what’s been a relatively quiet 2 1/2 years of foreign affairs isn’t going to be that much longer.

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    • October 15, 2019, at 10:48 PM PST
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Ricochet Audio Network: We now dub her “Pregnahontas.”

    I love it!

    How about “Chief Sitting Bulge”?

    I still like “Woke-ahontas” . . .

    • #3
    • October 23, 2019, at 7:20 AM PST
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