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  1. George Townsend Inactive

    I never heard this Podcast before. While I really enjoyed it, I think Bethany tries to explain Donald Trump far too easily. She makes a good point about why he was elected. In part, it was because people were tired of being pushed around, and wanted someone who fights back. It is an inarguable point, I would posit. However, he is President now, and, being able to fight back, in the manner in which he does, is a liability, I believe. Instead of getting the right kind of legislation through, which will do what all conservatives want, far much time is taken up in explaining what Trump really meant. This is no good for the continued health of our great republic.

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    • March 5, 2018, at 7:07 AM PST
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  2. Lazy_Millennial Member

    @SethMandel Trump’s Charlottesville moment was close to the worst Presidential action in a century, but FDR’s internment camps still win that prize for me.

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    • March 5, 2018, at 1:01 PM PST
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  3. Texmoor Coolidge

    Great discussion! I really enjoyed the back and forth between Seth and Bethany over Trump being “our” bully and a coward when it comes to standing up for conservative principles.

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    • March 5, 2018, at 1:57 PM PST
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  4. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    This is the first time I have listened to this podcast. I heard Seth and Bethany interviewed on Ricochet podcast and was impressed. This is even better than that discussion. Both Bethany and Seth had some very good insights on Trump, the NRA, and particularly Ivana and Jared in their relationship to Trump’s stability. I am impressed, and I will be back.

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    • March 5, 2018, at 3:50 PM PST
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  5. Matt Y. Member

    Great discussion as usual. I am really enjoying your podcasts.

    I agree on Jared and Ivanka – I don’t want them to go away. I get that some critics of the administration are concerned about the appearance of nepotism and what it means as a precedent for the future to have the President’s relatives as White House advisors, but in the overall scheme of things that’s a minor complaint compared to other problems, and definitely outweighed by what I think is their positive influence. It’s ironic to see critics go after people who are the stabilizing influences on Trump; they should want the Kushners to stay around, it will be worse with them gone.

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    • March 6, 2018, at 7:21 AM PST
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  6. KingOfSwaziland Coolidge

    Talking into thin air apparently, but:

    Trump isn’t the guy who will never waver and refuse to be bullied, but he played that character on TV for years… that’s why he was elected.

    And Trump is terrible, but worst moment in the last 100 years? Anyone remember FDR’s concentration camps for Japanese Americans, or pretty much everything Woodrow Wilson did? I know history has whitewashed away everything terrible ever done if it was done by a democrat, but c’mon…

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    • March 13, 2018, at 5:53 PM PDT
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