Lucretia and I decided to pour triple shots and host an open bar episode of our regular whisky-drenched dialogue with two special guests, Power Line co-founder John Hinderaker, and Charles Lipson, frequent contributor to The Spectator and other publications. Partly this is because Steve wanted some company in the weekly “getting-thrashed-by-Lucretia” moments. And also because we taped this episode with a live virtual Zoom audience of Power Line VIP members, which kind of made it an open mic edition.

Naturally there was only one topic: how to think about this disastrous week in Washington, and where do we go from here? Steve and Charles are critical of Trump, while John and Lucretia urge us not to look beyond the massive hypocrisy and bad faith of Democrats and the media (but we repeat ourselves). What messages and strategies ought conservatives—and the reeling Republican Party—adopt going forward? What does the political landscape look like now that the Democrats control the Senate? Do we really want to repose our fate into the hands of Joe Manchin?

Settle in with your favorite drink (Steve had a peaty Japanese whisky, because it seemed to pair best with the temptation to commit hari-kari), and give a listen.

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  1. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Lucretia is drunk again.

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  2. Steven Hayward Podcaster
    Steven Hayward
    @StevenHayward

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Lucretia is drunk again.

    Sod off, swampy!

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  3. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Lucretia is drunk again.

    Sod off, swampy!

    Already gone sir.

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  4. Albert Arthur Coolidge
    Albert Arthur
    @AlbertArthur

    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Lucretia is drunk again.

    Sod off, swampy!

    Shod off, shtom. Pie.

    • #4
  5. StevenWilliams Listener
    StevenWilliams
    @StevenWilliams

    A stimulating and enjoyable discussion. Good back and forth of disparate viewpoints. I enjoy Lucretia’s boldness in stating her positions, and the depth of experience from which she draws her conclusions.

    The discussion of the vote challenges and integrity was enlightening. When I compare John’s lifetime experience in court to other law school graduates (that shall not be named) I find I place more value in his interpretation of the issue.

    • #5
  6. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    That was excellent. I hope it gets heard far and wide.

    • #6
  7. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    I think it is entirely feasible for people to be so angry at Trump that they vote for Biden at 80+ million people. Trump inspires an insane amount of hatred. 

    • #7