Wall To Wall

We’re down two men this week (Rob Long is still making TV great again and Peter Robinson is on sick leave), but the show must go on with our extremely capable guests hosts Larry Kudlow and Jon Gabriel. We talk media freakout, trade wars, walls, and with our guest Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen, covering the Trump Administration, Tweeting Presidents, and his fantastic book, A Torch Kept Lit by William F. Buckley, JrAlso, we remember Mary Tyler Moore and Mike Connors.

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  1. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane Oyen
    @DuaneOyen

    Good grief, next week James Lileks will probably be on a cruise, and hosts will be Jon, Mr. Kudlow, and Fred Cole!

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  2. goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    @goldwaterwoman

    Thank you Ricochet for Larry Kudlow. I love him!

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  3. billy Inactive
    billy
    @billy

    Move over Rob Long and let Larry Kudlow show you how to really step all over a Lileks’ segue!

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  4. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    billy (View Comment):
    Move over Rob Long and let Larry Kudlow show you how to really step all over a Lileks’ segue!

    What I love is the sincerity of his interruption. There was no smugness, just excitement.

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  5. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    Great fun, and I got schooled by Larry at LEAST twice.

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  6. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane Oyen
    @DuaneOyen

    James Lileks (View Comment):
    Great fun, and I got schooled by Larry at LEAST twice.

    Er, do you have any imminent cruises planned that we should know about?  escape from Minneapolis January weather?  Sanity break from Becky Hodge before she makes all of Washington Avenue a bike lane?

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  7. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    On a more serious note. When Trump says, “Only I can fix it.” I interpret that as big-government stuff. Also, he blames bad government for much too much of the empty factories across the rust belt. Hopefully, those are all rhetorical flourishes.

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  8. EJHill Podcaster
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    Henry CastaigneWhen Trump says, “Only I can fix it.” I interpret that as big-government stuff.

    Not if you take the quote in context. What he said was this:

    I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.

    He’s said repeatedly that the politicians have rigged the game against people through regulation and as a businessman he’s had to run that gauntlet many times and that he had an advantage because he could grease the skids with donations. That doesn’t sound all that big government.

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  9. BR Member
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    I love Ricochet and listen regularly (except for the month or so before the election) to hear smart and provocative conversation. Thanks for joining, Larry Kudlow and helping to steer the conversation away from the dogpile on President  Trump on his sixth day as a politician. If we can patient and play the long game, we will be less insane and ultimately more successful.

    Keep up the good work!

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  10. Nick Baldock Member
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    I’m open to correction, but was there less electoral enthusiasm for Trump in the border states – ie those directly affected by immigration – than in the Rust Belt, very little affected?

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  11. Casey Inactive
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    @jameslileks Thanks for pointing out Hewitt’s book. I hadn’t heard of it but it’s the kind of thing I’m trying to get at when posting The Great Decoupling.  Adding to my To Read list.

    Kudlow’s focus on policy is the perfect articulation of Trump support.  The mistake conservatives like @peterrobinson make is to forget that these policies can come down from conservatives or from benevolent kings.  I wouldn’t accept kingship to get my favored conservative policies.  (Not suggesting Trump seeks kingship, just illustrating via the extremes.)

    I think James and I are of one mind here.  Also, I think @monacharen is of like mind but focused too much on Trump and not voters.

    Great podcast.  I hope Peter and Mona were listening.

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  12. Tedley Member
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    Loved the James Rosen impressions!

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  13. Kim K. Inactive
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    Rob and Peter should be worried….very worried!

    Great show.  Good mix of policy, politics, culture, humor, segues…

     

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  14. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    The fact is, Trump at least sounds like a statist and people want their own statist in power for a while. The government and the Fed are at the limit of “helping” us. They have overdone it.  Now we go backwards. See David Stockman.

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  15. Happy Wonderer Inactive
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    Clearly Mr. Kudlow never recognized the shout out to socialism in the MTM Show opening with the Che beret that she launches out into the world.

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  16. Miffed White Male Member
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    Nick Baldock (View Comment):
    I’m open to correction, but was there less electoral enthusiasm for Trump in the border states – ie those directly affected by immigration – than in the Rust Belt, very little affected?

    What makes you think non-border states are “very little affected”?

     

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