Sgt Ricochets RINO Club Band

This week, Troy Senik sits in for Peter Robinson. and we’re joined by the WaPo’s epic political reporter Bob Costa (follow him on Twitter here). We chase down all the rumors on who’s running, who’s not, who’s shouldn’t be and who is. Also, some more chatter about Europe and the search for the perfect candidate.

Music from this week’s episode:

Tears of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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  1. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    Okay, it’s high time EJ becomes a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Photoshopper.

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  2. SteveSc Member
    SteveSc
    @SteveSc

    Getting an error in Dogcatcher rss:

    org.apache.harmony.xml.EpatParser$ParseException: at line 48, column 2:mismatched tag.

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  3. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Anybody want to fill in the blanks?
    Band Key

    (Obligatory Rumor Monger: How many Pauls are in this picture and are any of them really dead?!?)

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  4. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    SteveSc:Getting an error in Dogcatcher rss:

    org.apache.harmony.xml.EpatParser$ParseException: at line 48, column 2:mismatched tag.

    Make sure you are subscribed to this feed: http://ricochet.com/series/ricochet-podcast/feed/

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  5. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    EJHill:Anybody want to fill in the blanks?

    (Obligatory Rumor Monger: How many Pauls are in this picture and are any of them really dead?!?)

    To me, only 15 is not Obvious To The Casual Observer. What I can’t tell is which of the four guys in the front of the picture is or is not stoned.

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  6. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Oooo. I think

    I suck a be.

    Seems I left out

    the Huckabee.

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  7. thebeekeeperkissedme Member
    thebeekeeperkissedme
    @thebeekeeperkissedme

    That has to be the first time a guest stomped on James’ ad, twice!

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  8. Nick Stuart Member
    Nick Stuart
    @NickStuart

    With Mitt in the ring, I’m reminded of a remark made by Peter Robinson 4 years ago appropos Romney’s campaign back then which I’ll try to summarize from memory:

    The dogfood has been market-tested by experts. It has the best packaging. The premium placement. The most extensive advertising. And the dog still won’t eat it.

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  9. user_1152 Member
    user_1152
    @DonTillman

    Yeti,

    I’m not seeing this episode in the Super Feed.  (Either on iTunes, or on the Podcasts iPhone app.)

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  10. profdlp Member
    profdlp
    @profdlp

    For some reason the “Follow” button isn’t working here.  So you get this instead.

    Cat-Skinning 102

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  11. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    @don I see the show in both feeds. Make you are subscribed to these feeds:

    http://ricochet.com/superfeed

    http://ricochet.com/series/ricochet-podcast/feed/

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  12. Animositas Member
    Animositas
    @Animositas

    Just so the Yeti doesn’t feel bad I’d like to say that I never have trouble downloading the podcast. If only that luck worked with the lottery.

    Am I the only one who is both shocked and horrified that it’s going to take one billion dollars to elect someone to the Presidency? If the founding fathers could’ve looked into the future and seen what we’ve become I think they might just have decided to go back to their farms and not bother.

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  13. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Animositas – As George Will likes to point out, the American people spend $2.5 billion every year on Halloween candy and another $2 billion six months later on Easter candy. If we can spend that much money each and every year to rot away our teeth why are afraid to spend a fraction of that every four years to find a president?

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  14. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
    Rightfromthestart
    @Rightfromthestart

    LOL , ‘Tears of a Clown’. Love it.

    • #14
  15. awksedperl Member
    awksedperl
    @ArchieCampbell

    Hey, James, did Costa even know you were going to do an ad during his segment? If not, bad form for capping on him. I mean sure, Rob deserves it, and maybe Troy, but Robert? He really seemed to just want to tell his Biden story.

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  16. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    Archie: oh, it’s all part of the joke.  And if I recall, Bob elbowed in on what I was saying, and to quote Jasper from the Simpsons, that’s a paddlin’.

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  17. user_473455 Member
    user_473455
    @BenjaminGlaser

    Troy and Rob made a great point about Buchanan and Santorum’s real appeal in the GOP. The folks that run the RNC better take into account some of their ideas and apply them to the platform.

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  18. Troy Senik, Ed. Contributor
    Troy Senik, Ed.
    @TroySenik

    Benjamin Glaser:Troy and Rob made a great point about Buchanan and Santorum’s real appeal in the GOP. The folks that run the RNC better take into account some of their ideas and apply them to the platform.

    Here’s the rub — and I don’t know if Rob has the same concerns on this as I do: How do you cater to those concerns without giving up on some core principles? Buchanan endorses protectionism, which is a non-starter for me. Santorum wanted special tax treatment for manufacturers, which is less repulsive by miles, but still not terribly appealing to those of us who think the tax code should have as few carve-outs as possible.

    I don’t know the answer. Would be curious to hear what others think.

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  19. thebeekeeperkissedme Member
    thebeekeeperkissedme
    @thebeekeeperkissedme

    James Lileks:Archie: oh, it’s all part of the joke. And if I recall, Bob elbowed in on what I was saying, and to quote Jasper from the Simpsons, that’s a paddlin’.

    I think Rob is instigating this, James, watch the trend in 2015. Stand firm, it’s now a game of chess, and great sport. Keep up the good work.

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  20. Petty Boozswha Member
    Petty Boozswha
    @PettyBoozswha

    I know Jim Webb would never win a Democrat nomination, but he might be Hillary’s Pat Buchanan, with enough impact to dream third party dreams. How would an independent Webb/Corker ticket fare against Hillary and Jeb?

    Also considering how much the media environment has changed over the last decade – Bill Cosby’s transgressions being a good example – do you still think Hillary will get a free ride on cattle futures, billing records materializing as soon as the statute of limitations has expired, etc.? I remember a book on Chappaquiddick was a best seller in the 90’s because a whole generation needed to relearn what everyone was referring to when discussing Ted Kennedy. Maybe Hillary’s path won’t be anointed.

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  21. Ricochet Thatcher
    Ricochet
    @ToryWarWriter

    Rob Long, check out Rick Perry.  He seems to be the candidate that is most fitting your populist ideal.  That whole Texas model and making more jobs than anyone else.  But also he seems to be trying to come up with a line similar to a shining city on the hill with his recent speeches.

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  22. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    Yeti, a little note. I don’t know if any code has been addressed, but this is the very first time that I have listened to a podcast on the site in one tab, went to other tabs during the podcast, and not have the podcast freeze, usually multiple times. It played straight through.

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  23. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    Fie on thee, Lileks! You had me thinking the Winter Winston had been reintroduced. But no, the “sold out” I saw weeks ago obviously remains. Keep current on your ad copy, Buster!

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  24. awksedperl Member
    awksedperl
    @ArchieCampbell

    James Lileks:Archie: oh, it’s all part of the joke. And if I recall, Bob elbowed in on what I was saying, and to quote Jasper from the Simpsons, that’s a paddlin’.

    Well, if Costa knew what was up, then he deserves the wrath with the smiting and the blood rain and they hey hey hey it hurts me.

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  25. user_668525 Member
    user_668525
    @NerinaBellinger

    I have the same trouble as Don.  I don’t see any of the recently released podcasts on the Super Feed.  I had to go and subscribe to each individual podcast to get the most recent ones.

    • #25
  26. Z in MT Member
    Z in MT
    @ZinMT

    Eeyore:

    EJHill:Anybody want to fill in the blanks?

    (Obligatory Rumor Monger: How many Pauls are in this picture and are any of them really dead?!?)

    To me, only 15 is not Obvious To The Casual Observer. What I can’t tell is which of the four guys in the front of the picture is or is not stoned.

    I am stumped on 15 also.

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  27. Butters Member
    Butters
    @CommodoreBTC

    ToryWarWriter:Rob Long, check out Rick Perry. He seems to be the candidate that is most fitting your populist ideal. That whole Texas model and making more jobs than anyone else. But also he seems to be trying to come up with a line similar to a shining city on the hill with his recent speeches.

    Perry hiring Steve Schmidt and Henry Barbour is a big red flag for me.

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  28. user_477123 Member
    user_477123
    @Wolverine

    Troy,

    In terms of appealing to working class voters Republicans could take a stronger stance against affirmative action and immigration, though I know the latter issue might split the party.

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  29. user_473455 Member
    user_473455
    @BenjaminGlaser

    Troy Senik, Ed.:

    Benjamin Glaser:Troy and Rob made a great point about Buchanan and Santorum’s real appeal in the GOP. The folks that run the RNC better take into account some of their ideas and apply them to the platform.

    Here’s the rub — and I don’t know if Rob has the same concerns on this as I do: How do you cater to those concerns without giving up on some core principles? Buchanan endorses protectionism, which is a non-starter for me. Santorum wanted special tax treatment for manufacturers, which is less repulsive by miles, but still not terribly appealing to those of us who think the tax code should have as few carve-outs as possible.

    I don’t know the answer. Would be curious to hear what others think.

    I agree on policy, but both men tap into a vein of thought that could bring the “Reagan Democrats” permanently into the Red column. As one of the panelists said (it has been three days since I listened to the podcast) not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. A lot of us just want a steady job, a decent living, and a picket fence with three kids and a wife. Romneynomics doesn’t speak to those folks.

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  30. user_477123 Member
    user_477123
    @Wolverine

    I think part of the problem is that Republicans don’t do identity politics really well. Republicans want to appeal to all people as Americans and on the strength of their ideas which they believe work for all people. However, the truth is that they must get a huge percentage of the white vote to be viable, and they can’t make a naked appeal to them for fear of violating their principles or being accused of being racist. Quite the conundrum.

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