What do Republican lawmakers want the Republican party to look like in a post-Trump era? “There’s a great fear of one scenario which is that Donald Trump loses in a race that is extremely tight,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan tells Sarah and Steve on today’s show. “In that scenario, it would be much more difficult for elected Republicans to disown Trumpism and make the case that this was an aberrant cancer that needs to be excised.” Tune in for a discussion of Trump’s spending problem, the state of the polling industry, and what to expect from a Biden administration.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    EDIT: Not worth my pixels.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 7:40 PM PDT
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  2. rdowhower Inactive

    If a podcast appears here but no one listens to it, do is it really exist?

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    • October 31, 2020, at 9:34 AM PDT
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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    You know, when you’re saying that the President is a “cancer that needs to be excised,” you really have no grounds for complaining about anyone else’s rhetoric.

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    • October 31, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  4. Steven Iverson Member

    Swan apparently is unaware that if Biden wins and the democrats get 50 Senators, they plan on ending the filibuster and turning America into a one party leftist state like they did in California. Republicans will have no chance of coming back in 2022.

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    • November 1, 2020, at 12:36 AM PDT
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  5. Architectus Coolidge

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    You know, when you’re saying that the President is a “cancer that needs to be excised,” you really have no grounds for complaining about anyone else’s rhetoric.

    Consider the last almost 4 years of unmatched, actual conservative progress, at home and abroad, and then try to reconcile the Dispatch view that it is metaphorically a “cancer”. Makes you wonder about their “cure”…

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    • November 1, 2020, at 3:08 PM PST
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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Architectus (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    You know, when you’re saying that the President is a “cancer that needs to be excised,” you really have no grounds for complaining about anyone else’s rhetoric.

    Consider the last almost 4 years of unmatched, actual conservative progress, at home and abroad, and then try to reconcile the Dispatch view that it is metaphorically a “cancer”. Makes you wonder about their “cure”…

    It’s just evidence that these Dispatch dweebs are in no way, shape or form conservatives.

    My contempt for them is limitless.

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    • November 1, 2020, at 3:39 PM PST
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