The Dems Must Be Crazy

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for March 1, 2017, it’s the Dems Must Be Crazy edition of the show. This week, we are brought to you by Zip Recruiter. Find the right person for the job you have to offer with one click. We are also brought to you by Harry’s Shave. Try it. You will not go back. Promise. And we are brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. With over eight thousand video lectures re-discover the excitement of learning.

Our first topic this week is the psychological stability, or lack thereof, of the left. A report in the L.A. Times by Soumya Karlamangla described the problems that therapists of America are having in treating people with depression, anxiety and general craziness on account of the recent political turn of events (shhh…the election of Trump). Is the root of the problem that the left feels – the origin of the hysteria that Trump’s election has wrought – the lack of ability of leftists to cope with their own mortality? That’s my theory. Todd has his too.

And, we will discuss the choice of various Democratic Congressmen and Senators of guests to bring to last night’s Presidential Speech before Congress. They chose, in short, to bring sympathetic aliens who were inconvenienced by the President’s attempt to make us safer (the travel ban on seven charming countries). In addition, some of them chose to bring illegal aliens known as “Dreamers” to the show. How good an idea was this in contrast to Trump’s decision to invite the wives and father of innocents who were slaughtered at the hands of illegal aliens who should have been deported? Want more Trump? This is how you get more Trump.

We will talk a bit about the Oscars. Have America’s movie stars and glitterati actually learned their lesson? They were a bit more, er, demur at the awards show than I expected.

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  1. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche

    Love that title.  Reminds me of that ’80s comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy.

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  2. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    Love that title. Reminds me of that ’80s comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy.

    Credit to Todd on that – with the movie in mind.

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