Trump Rocked the Debate

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for September 27, 2016! It’s the Trump Rocked It, But the Media Won’t Say It! edition, brought to you by SimpliSafe!

The morning after the Thrilla in Hampstead, nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg tell you who won the debate and how. Then we’ll share our prerecorded predictions (just to make ourselves look dumber than usual), followed by our shower thoughts and our Hidden Gem from the band XTC.

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  1. Anamcara Member
    Anamcara
    @Anamcara

    If you are living in hell, you rejoice when someone straightforwardly recognizes it. It is not a criticism. It meets the pain straight on with understanding. For example, I can’t think of anything more hellish than having to send your kids to a rotten school everyday, or to fear for their safety everyday. The person who recognizes it as hell will be the one who will help. The people are invisible if their plight is glossed over with “positive” spin.

    I don’t think that Trump is arrogant. He does not protect his ego from assault by rushing to a “safe space” behind the fig leaf. To risk ego assault is humble, not arrogant. It’s the exalted self-image that must run for cover.

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  2. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Anamcara:If you are living in hell, you rejoice when someone straightforwardly recognizes it. It is not a criticism. It meets the pain straight on with understanding. For example, I can’t think of anything more hellish than having to send your kids to a rotten school everyday, or to fear for their safety everyday. The person who recognizes it as hell will be the one who will help. The people are invisible if their plight is glossed over with “positive” spin.

    I don’t think that Trump is arrogant. He does not protect his ego from assault by rushing to a “safe space” behind the fig leaf. To risk ego assault is humble, not arrogant. It’s the exalted self-image that must run for cover.

    I agree and I think the media is trying hard to spin the criticism of Democrat-controlled cities and the education and lack of safety that the inhabitants get as some kind of moral failing – and that to point out their plight is derisive.

    My partner Todd does think that somewhat. But I think it is also a matter of tone to him – just don’t call it “hell” but use softer words.

    But absolutely agree that at least some people are going to see this kind of direct talk as a possible source of someone coming to fix it…or planning to anyway.

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  3. Jeff Smith Inactive
    Jeff Smith
    @JeffSmith

    This podcast is a breath of fresh air (not the NPR kind, Thank God).  I listened to the last episode and was not too impressed, but today I enjoyed every minute; especially compared to the latest GLOP – Trump hate fest (can’t those guys get over themselves?).

    Keep up the good work!

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