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Everyone knows that the Republicans are the party of the rich, right? Matt Continetti, editor of the Washington Free Beacon, joins Jay and Mona to debunk this with gusto. He details Hillary Clinton’s cozy relationships with big donors, and provides the details about the lavish lifestyles of the rich and Democratic (the Podestas, to be exact). Nothing wrong with wealth of course, except when you’ve waxed prosperous entirely at the taxpayers’ expense.
Mona and Jay then offer a tour of useful idiots, starting with the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stopping by to wave at Edward Snowden, and finishing up with Jay Carney, who apparently thinks it’s cute to hang Soviet propaganda posters in his kitchen. Does he see himself as a propagandist perhaps?
Are there cracks in the Democratic Party’s coalition? Mona tries to argue that there are – however spidery at the moment. Jay indulges her. They close with reflections on populism, over-amplified music, and pop songs “borrowed” from the masters.
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