Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 9, 2017, it’s the Profiles in Leftism edition of the show brought to you by ZipRecruiter and SimpliSafe. This week the GOP is celebrating the passage, through one house of Congress, a repeal, only not really a repeal of the People’s Healthcare bill, AKA: ACA, AKA Obamacare. (Just an aside, but why is the conservative press trying to run away from the rumor that our Representatives drank beer after the victory? Isn’t that a good thing? Beer?).
Anyway, every liberal in America with a megaphone is screaming bloody murder. And even some conservatives are screaming that socialized medicine is now cast in concrete. I mean, lighten up folks. We take issue, however, with one Poli. Sci. Professor from Duke who somehow got the august editors of The Hill to publish one of the most shallow (and at the same time pompous) diatribes on any subject I have ever read in my life. I really do recommend you read it and comment on it on Ricochet (if you *are* haha, a *member*).
Next, we will discuss the Magnificent One’s most recent trinket being added to his collection, namely, the Profiles in Courage award from the J.F. Kennedy Presidential Library. It was a sickening lovefest but, thinks I, it is good to see the old Barackster back in the spotlight. It will be fun tracking the progress of that smug demeanor as his legacy turns to dust. Add to that, no one can suck the air out of the room like the O-man. No one can suck the air out of a political party like the Prez. So I say: let him suck.
We will, of course, have our shower thoughts and our hidden gem for this week is from the inimitable U. Utah Phillips – self-described as a rumor in his own time – with his classic The Telling Takes Me Home.
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