Our own Max Ledoux sits down with Dave Carter in this edition of Radio Deplorable. These two hit almost every topic imaginable, from the linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies of the French language (French Canadian and Cajun), Max’s residence (built by a Revolutionary War veteran) in New Hampshire, the ideological consequences of life in New York City, civility and backbone in the age of bare-knuckled politics, and a sneak peak at coming enhancements to the Ricochet. It’s a wide ranging discussion and one that we think you’ll find both entertaining and intriguing.

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There are 16 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

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    • June 25, 2018, at 8:20 PM PDT
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  2. Max Ledoux Admin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    • #2
    • June 25, 2018, at 8:39 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    Oh, come on, Max. Fight back. You’re supposed to say your part used all the greatest words, all the best stories. Fight, man, fight.

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    • June 25, 2018, at 8:46 PM PDT
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  4. Ansonia Member

    Good podcast.

    I want to say, though, that I disagree with why Trump’s remark about Ted Cruz’s father was so horrible. Trump implied that Cruz’s father, who once was standing with Oswald at some function, may have known what Oswald intended to do and may have been in on it. Implying such a thing about Cruz’s father isn’t horrible because it’s a lie. It may or may not be. It’s either pure speculation or Trump knows something we don’t know. Whichever is the case, Ted Cruz, who wasn’t even born yet, would have had no control over anything his father did or didn’t do. People have no control over who or what their parents are or aren’t.

    Trump was trying to intimidate Cruz by attacking a member of his family. You don’t do that.

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    • June 25, 2018, at 9:03 PM PDT
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  5. Richard Easton Member

    Candy Crowley prior to the second debate in 2012 made it clear that she would not abide by the agreement she signed. Romney should have nixed her at that point. Why Rs agree to biased moderators is hard to understand. I wrote a column in 2016 in American Thinker advocating abolishing them. I discussed various ways of handling the questions. A timer could ask them. Even Trump was not as strong as he should have been in 2016 about the biased moderators. Perhaps he felt that even a debate with biased moderators was a positive for him since it put him on a stage with HRC. The Ds and MSM had mocked the idea that he could become president; yet, here he was debating Hillary. It gave his candidacy much needed credibility.

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    • June 25, 2018, at 10:23 PM PDT
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  6. kylez Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    Oh, come on, Max. Fight back. You’re supposed to say your part used all the greatest words, all the best stories. Fight, man, fight.

    He has a very good brain.

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    • June 26, 2018, at 12:06 AM PDT
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  7. Dave Carter Contributor

    kylez (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    Oh, come on, Max. Fight back. You’re supposed to say your part used all the greatest words, all the best stories. Fight, man, fight.

    He has a very good brain.

    Max has a great brain. And a great ear for which podcasts to be a guest on. And great knack for keeping a conversation rolling with intriguing commentary. And the absolute best tastes in selecting a really cool residence. AND he left NYC,…ergo, Max is a great American. The End. 

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    • June 26, 2018, at 5:12 AM PDT
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  8. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member

    Saratoga, not sota.

    • #8
    • June 26, 2018, at 6:17 AM PDT
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  9. Percival Thatcher

    Dave Carter (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    Oh, come on, Max. Fight back. You’re supposed to say your part used all the greatest words, all the best stories. Fight, man, fight.

    He has a very good brain.

    Max has a great brain. And a great ear for which podcasts to be a guest on. And great knack for keeping a conversation rolling with intriguing commentary. And the absolute best tastes in selecting a really cool residence. AND he left NYC,…ergo, Max is a great American. The End.

    I particularly admire the way he says “Merry Chri

    • #9
    • June 26, 2018, at 6:35 AM PDT
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  10. Dave Carter Contributor

    Percival (View Comment):

    Dave Carter (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Good show…at least Dave’s half.

    True story.

    Oh, come on, Max. Fight back. You’re supposed to say your part used all the greatest words, all the best stories. Fight, man, fight.

    He has a very good brain.

    Max has a great brain. And a great ear for which podcasts to be a guest on. And great knack for keeping a conversation rolling with intriguing commentary. And the absolute best tastes in selecting a really cool residence. AND he left NYC,…ergo, Max is a great American. The End.

    I particularly admire the way he says “Merry Chri

    I expect I’ll get around to fixing that voice mail gizmo at some point because I don’t want people to get the impression that I’m anti-Chri

    • #10
    • June 26, 2018, at 6:45 AM PDT
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  11. George Townsend Member

    The talk between Max and Dave about Trump’s style of fighting illustrated quite nicely my problem with it. In their discussion about what Trump said about Cruz’s father, Dave pushed back – a little. But it had to do with Trump shooting himself in the foot. I can understand, and appreciate, Dave’s reluctance to humiliate a guest in any way. But at what point does morality enter into it? Max’s not understanding how Trump’s action may have hurt him reminded me of what that amoral Majority leader Harry Reid said when he was questioned about his treatment of Mitt Romney. In his case, the treatment seemed to work, because he lost. In Max’s case, it worked because Trump won. In both cases, winning seemed to be the only thing that mattered; to heck with the morality. 

    I can never speak for anybody but myself, but I suspect this is why we Trump Skeptics have never warmed to Trump – or will ever warm to him: The policies are good (except for Trade) but without a sense of decency to say why these policies are good and proper, there is just no reason to be proud of this person as our leader.

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    • June 26, 2018, at 9:05 AM PDT
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  12. Columbo Member

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Candy Crowley prior to the second debate in 2012 made it clear that she would not abide by the agreement she signed. Romney should have nixed her at that point. Why Rs agree to biased moderators is hard to understand. I wrote a column in 2016 in American Thinker advocating abolishing them. I discussed various ways of handling the questions. A timer could ask them. Even Trump was not as strong as he should have been in 2016 about the biased moderators. Perhaps he felt that even a debate with biased moderators was a positive for him since it put him on a stage with HRC. The Ds and MSM had mocked the idea that he could become president; yet, here he was debating Hillary. It gave his candidacy much needed credibility.

    Ooooo … Barack Hussein Obama … you’re so dreamy!!

    • #12
    • June 26, 2018, at 12:28 PM PDT
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  13. Annefy Member

    I think I understand Trump. And because of my own personal experiences, I never do the “yeah but …” type of criticism. 

    After my dad died, I became the funniest person my mom knew. And she relied on me greatly when company was in town or she had visitors to keep everyone entertained and the conversation going. And occasionally I over stepped – said something a little too crude or biting. 

    When she would criticize me, I would always tell her that I was a package deal, that I occasionally would overstep the line, price to be paid for being funny (which by definition means you’re dancing pretty close)

    If you don’t like Trump, then don’t like him. But people aren’t a la carte – you can’t take a pair of tweezers and remove one part of their personality and leave the rest intact. 

    If you like that he fights, a cheap shot or a wild blow is the price to be paid.

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    • June 26, 2018, at 12:55 PM PDT
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  14. Annefy Member

    Ansonia (View Comment):

    Good podcast.

    I want to say, though, that I disagree with why Trump’s remark about Ted Cruz’s father was so horrible. Trump implied that Cruz’s father, who once was standing with Oswald at some function, may have known what Oswald intended to do and may have been in on it. Implying such a thing about Cruz’s father isn’t horrible because it’s a lie. It may or may not be. It’s either pure speculation or Trump knows something we don’t know. Whichever is the case, Ted Cruz, who wasn’t even born yet, would have had no control over anything his father did or didn’t do. People have no control over who or what their parents are or aren’t.

    Trump was trying to intimidate Cruz by attacking a member of his family. You don’t do that.

    Apparently some do. I know, for instance, that Trump’s father had Alzheimer’s (learned that and have been reminded of it often right here on Ricochet) 

    Wasn’t Prescott Bush rumored to have some Nazi ties? 

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    • June 26, 2018, at 1:02 PM PDT
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  15. Max Ledoux Admin

    CB Toder aka Mama Toad (View Comment):

    Saratoga, not sota.

    😮🤦‍♂️

    • #15
    • June 26, 2018, at 2:19 PM PDT
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  16. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I had some problems with my account on Ricochet way back when. Max was terrific at getting them resolved very quickly. As a relatively new member at that time I felt really good that someone at Ricochet cared enough to do that. I had had far less positive experiences with several other subscription sites.

    On the issue of Trump’s crassness, I found his remarks about Cruz’s wife far more inappropriate and crude than what he said about Cruz’s father which was obviously absurd. It was something that rang of an adolescent locker room. I am glad he was elected. I like what he is accomplishing, but I still find him personally unattractive.

    Anyway, Great Podcast Dave!

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    • June 26, 2018, at 3:47 PM PDT
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