Mona and Jay welcome Kristen Soltis Anderson, a top pollster and analyst with a beautiful name. She talks about Trump’s standing, the GOP’s standing, and related important issues. Then Mona and Jay discuss tweeting, Amazon, Kevin Williamson, abortion, etc. They are takin’ care of business, and so is America, and so is the song the podcast goes out on.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. George Townsend Inactive

    Wonderful podcast.

    Mrs. Anderson is always so interesting and thoughtful. We do have to think of a way to attract young people to the Republican Party. We should have nominated Marco Rubio in 2016. He could have won. And I believe that he would put forward most of the sound policies that Trump has – and we would not have had the baggage.

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    • April 6, 2018, at 10:35 AM PDT
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  2. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    The left reacts badly when you shine a light on something that they think is “choice” and “women’s health” and whatever other euphemism they apply. They really can’t handle the truth. They can only shun the truth that abortion is the barbaric killing of children. One day I believe we will look back at abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy with shame.

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    • April 6, 2018, at 11:13 AM PDT
  3. Icarus213 Thatcher

    I appreciate Kristen’s commentary, but I would offer one counter-point to the idea that Millennials are pretty much going Democrat en masse from here on out: it was always economics that drove people Rightward as they got older. Getting married, having a family, building your career, etc were the things that made you like conservative policies more, because your economic profile changed.

    Now, however, I would argue that it might be the Culture War that drives a lot of Millennials (specifically, white Millennials and male Millennials) away from the Left as they get older. The Left is assuming a place in our cultural space that was once inhabited by social conservatives: the people telling you that you are not living morally correctly, or that the latest movie has Problematic Language, were always social conservatives. They were the No Fun crowd that was the antithesis of what it meant to be Young, and the Left was the Fun crowd. Now those roles seem to be reversing, and the people you don’t want to say the wrong things around are your left-wing friends, not your right-wing friends. I have a left-wing female friend that I constantly have to monitor what I say around, because she will jump on me if I use a Problematic word. That wasn’t true 20 years ago: it was always your religious friends you had to censure yourself around.

    I see a lot of people younger than me who are getting to be targets of the Social Correctness mob in small ways in their personal lives, and it turns them off towards the Left. I think if that side doesn’t get a handle of this, it may be their undoing going forward.

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    • April 7, 2018, at 9:38 AM PDT
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