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In their first episode, John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff, and Steven Hayward are joined by Michael Barone to dissect the numbers behind the GOP’s historic election. Is President Barack Obama the gift that going to keep on giving to Republicans?

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  1. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Oh, ist das nicht wunderbar! I mean, Mensch, Meier! I mean…wow. Powerline is on Ricochet now. Cool. I will listen tomorrow.

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  2. hawk@haakondahl.com 🚫 Banned
    hawk@haakondahl.com
    @BallDiamondBall

    The Northern Alliance was one of my introductions to modern politics.

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  3. elprez Inactive
    elprez
    @elprez

    I’m enjoying the podcast. Will this podcast affect the status of the HWX?

    A couple of things I’m taking away from Tuesday…

    Several of the polls stunk. Not even close.

    I agree with what Mr. Barone said about Obama and the “I heard the two-thirds of the people who didn’t vote” comment. Obama sounded like a sore loser.

    I enjoy looking at the national map filled with red, but when the 2016 presidential election comes around, will some of these constantly-blue states be in play? I joke with a friend that the stock market could drop 50 percent, unemployment could be 10 percent, gas could be $5 a gallon, and the Democratic candidate would still win California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, etc.—a total to cover maybe 200 electoral votes without much of an effort. Will that change in two years?

    Aren’t a lot of these elections about the candidates? If the Republicans nominated a bunch of Todd Akins and the Democrats nominated a bunch of Martha Coakleys, neither side would do very well.

    It sounded like Mr. Barone was running a 5k, or at least working out on the treadmill.

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  4. user_75648 Thatcher
    user_75648
    @JohnHendrix

    Ricochet is producing another new line of podcast?  And this one will be done by the Powerline crew?

    Everything is coming up roses!

    Thank you, Ricochet!

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  5. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Scott: Making the Democrats suffer is the right thing. I am for leaving the filibuster as it is. They made the bed. Force them to lie in it for as long as it takes.

    Payback should be good and hard. Let them do the re-thinking, the self-criticism and move to the center this time. Oh, and every single Republican lawmaker who gets in front of a camera should adopt that line of thinking.
    “The Democrats need to temper their Left-wing extremism and listen to the American people. They must learn to compromise and reach across the aisle.” Remind them of the party-line vote on Obamacare, etc.

    And the outtro song should be an element of election ads in Democratic districts in 2016. Thanks for  the Podcast!

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  6. kmtanner Inactive
    kmtanner
    @kmtanner

    I hope HWE still goes on.

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  7. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    kmtanner:I hope HWE still goes on.

    This

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  8. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    Good Lord was someone playing ping-pong during this episode?  Noise discipline people!

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  9. Kim K. Inactive
    Kim K.
    @KimK

    1967mustangman:Good Lord was someone playing ping-pong during this episode? Noise discipline people!

    Haha – I thought it sounded like Barone was skipping rope! He was getting more and more breathless as he went on, too.

    Also, I really hope this doesn’t signal the end of HWX.

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  10. merumsal Member
    merumsal
    @merumsal

    There were definite stages in Michael Barone’s activity.  My guess is he

    1. Rearranged his office furniture during the first part of the interview, then
    2. He took his cat out for a walk.
    3. He returned home and went to his bedroom to change into a suit for dinner.

    I still enjoyed listening to his analysis.  I like him and the Power Line guys, too.

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  11. CuriousJohn Inactive
    CuriousJohn
    @CuriousJohn

    Just read about the podcast in the DailyShot.  Can’t wait to hear it today.

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  12. Z in MT Member
    Z in MT
    @ZinMT

    1967mustangman:Good Lord was someone playing ping-pong during this episode? Noise discipline people!

    There have been some amateurish podcasting in the history of Ricochet, but this is near the top.

    Micheal Barone – dishing out political facts and winning at ping-pong since 1965.

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  13. BuckeyeSam Inactive
    BuckeyeSam
    @BuckeyeSam

    Enjoyable podcast. Please make it a regular event.

    I like Barone a great deal, but was he working out on a treadmill or something? He sounded out of breath during his entire segment.

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  14. Suspira Member
    Suspira
    @Suspira

    Why can’t I get this on iTunes?

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  15. rick.tessner@gmail.com Member
    rick.tessner@gmail.com
    @RickTessner

    Hi,

    I’m assuming that this will be available via iTunes & Stitcher soon. Very much looking forward to adding this to my list!

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  16. user_493543 Inactive
    user_493543
    @DownUnder

    It’s not a podcast if I can’t download it to my phone and listen while I walk to work.What’s going on?

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  17. user_493543 Inactive
    user_493543
    @DownUnder

    Darrell Hooper:It’s not a podcast if I can’t download it to my phone and listen while I walk to work.What’s going on?

    Well, I can, but as an mp3 file, and that’s long and fiddly.

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  18. captainpower Inactive
    captainpower
    @captainpower

    Hartmann von Aue: Making the Democrats suffer is the right thing. I am for leaving the filibuster as it is.

    I am ambivalent.

    It’s hard to move the ball back to the starting point when one side is cheating.

    On the other hand, seems like it’s still their victory if we have to destroy American political tradition to undo their damage.

    Using their scorched earth tactics seems like a lose-lose situation.

    I don’t like it and will need to read and think some more on that topic.

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