Joaquin Into Disaster

(Yes, it’s a lousy pun. Sue me.) Jon and Stephen discuss Rep. Joaquin Castro’s doxxing of Trump donors and the media’s encouragement to harass Republicans at least through 2020. The intro/outro song and Stephen’s song of the week is “Margaritas at the Mall” by Purple Mountains. Jon’s song of the week is “Random Rules” by Silver Jews. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!

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There are 17 comments.

  1. filmklassik Member

    Haven’t heard this episode yet (I’m saving it for the gym tonight), but … IT’S A BRAND NEW CONSERVATARIANS!!! 

    And that’s always good news!

     

     

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    • August 9, 2019, at 3:11 PM PST
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  2. Basil Fawlty Member

    You should just joaqu away from lousy puns, Renee.

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    • August 9, 2019, at 3:13 PM PST
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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    White Supremacy is a “scourge”?

    Prove it.

     

    • #3
    • August 9, 2019, at 4:07 PM PST
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  4. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    Welcome to the fight.

    A lot of of though “Everything has changed” back in 2016.

    You are late to the party.

    Trump does not need to “Knock it off”.

    Trump says what needs to be said.

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    • August 9, 2019, at 4:18 PM PST
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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    They’ll do one of those “raise your hand” moment – “Who is in favor of banning assault rifles”

    What happens to Castro when businesses get fire-bombed? or someone gets killed? Should he be charged in conspiracy or incitement?

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    • August 9, 2019, at 7:44 PM PST
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  6. filmklassik Member

    For the next little while, I’ll be posting suggested titles for Stephen’s forthcoming book. Here’s the first one: THE ENABLERS

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    • August 10, 2019, at 1:53 AM PST
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  7. filmklassik Member

    And here’s another: LOVE AND A FORTY-FIVE: HOW THE MEDIA HELPED ELECT DONALD TRUMP

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    • August 10, 2019, at 1:57 AM PST
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  8. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Rob Long just mentioned The Conservatarians as a great podcast.

    It would be much better if Stephen Mueller could pronounce Mark Levin’s name correctly for once. If Mark Levin’s name is on his brain so much that he deliberately has to ridicule Mark and the name of Levin every time that he brings up Levin’s name in every third or fifth episode, I think he knows how to pronounce his name.

    Which of these Mark Levin book titles does Mr. Stephen Mueller hate the most?

    Unfreedom of the Press, 2019

    Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism, 2017

    Plunder and Deceit, 2015

    The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, 2013

    Liberty and Tyranny, 2009

    Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, 2006

    It seems to me that these two people should be natural allies?

    Edit: It looks like he can’t pronounce Dana Loesch’s name either.

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    • August 10, 2019, at 3:18 AM PST
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  9. Patrick McClure Member

    Hey Stephen, hard to admit DJT is correct isn’t it? Being dragged kicking and screaming to the realization that the left isn’t interested in cooperation hurts doesn’t it?

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    • August 10, 2019, at 6:58 AM PST
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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I wonder if all those communist dictator types are rolling in their graves in regret for all the journalists they needlessly killed?

    If they wanted to control the press all they had to do was follow the democrat playbook. Figure out how to throw a great cocktail party, and then threaten not to invite those ingrates who deviated from the party line – media control without firing squads. Much more humane.

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    • August 10, 2019, at 8:05 AM PST
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  11. filmklassik Member

    Stephen’s correct that the end game for the Progs re: gun control is outright confiscation.

    But I’m not sure I agree with Stephen that “they’re not gonna get it.”

    He is absolutely right in the near term. In the next dozen years or so, there will be no Australia-style gun confiscation in the U.S.

    But the most Progressive cohort of young people is coming of age right now, and these kids are basically European in their general outlook. What’s more — sorry, folks — recent polling shows that these kids are not renouncing their Progressivism as they enter their early and mid 30s.

    And despite the composition of the Supreme Court, the history of America is a history of the majority of its citizens getting whatever the hell it wants.

    One example (among dozens): A majority of U.S. citizens decides it wants Prohibition and Bam! There it is! A majority decides Prohibition was a dumb idea in the first place (“What the hell were we thinking?!”) and Bam! It’s gone.

    The Supreme Court — eventually — always bends to the will of the majority, and when that majority is composed of European-style Progressives who will legislate accordingly, the court will inevitably go along with them. As it always has.

    How can it be otherwise?

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    • August 10, 2019, at 12:49 PM PST
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  12. kylez Member

    But the most Progressive cohort of young people is coming of age right now, and these kids are basically European in their general outlook. What’s more — sorry, folks — recent polling shows that these kids are not renouncing their Progressivism as they enter their early and mid 30s.

    And they’re the kids who grew up in the school shooting/mass shooting era. Which was in its early stage when I graduated the year of Columbine.

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    • August 10, 2019, at 5:06 PM PST
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  13. Zed11 Lincoln

    Bringing the fuego, although will admit there’s a part of me that’s wondering the same, “What kept you?”

    Can’t wait for that book. About to dig into Malice’s The New Right.

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    • August 11, 2019, at 10:58 AM PST
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  14. RufusRJones Member

    Trish Reagan’s gun control comments had no detail at all from what I could see. What is the point? Why do they think that is intellectually honest?

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    • August 11, 2019, at 12:26 PM PST
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  15. kedavis Member

    kylez (View Comment):

    But the most Progressive cohort of young people is coming of age right now, and these kids are basically European in their general outlook. What’s more — sorry, folks — recent polling shows that these kids are not renouncing their Progressivism as they enter their early and mid 30s.

    And they’re the kids who grew up in the school shooting/mass shooting era. Which was in its early stage when I graduated the year of Columbine.

    I’ve posted elsewhere, the assumption has been that when those “kids” see how much they lose from their paychecks, they’ll turn conservative and demand lower taxes etc. But what is actually happening is they demand more freebies – including health care, not having to pay back their student loans, etc – to make up for lower net pay. They don’t realize it’s a death spiral. At least, not yet. And maybe not in time.

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    • August 11, 2019, at 3:39 PM PST
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  16. filmklassik Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    But the most Progressive cohort of young people is coming of age right now, and these kids are basically European in their general outlook. What’s more — sorry, folks — recent polling shows that these kids are not renouncing their Progressivism as they enter their early and mid 30s.

    And they’re the kids who grew up in the school shooting/mass shooting era. Which was in its early stage when I graduated the year of Columbine.

    I’ve posted elsewhere, the assumption has been that when those “kids” see how much they lose from their paychecks, they’ll turn conservative and demand lower taxes etc. But what is actually happening is they demand more freebies – including health care, not having to pay back their student loans, etc – to make up for lower net pay. They don’t realize it’s a death spiral. At least, not yet. And maybe not in time.

    Precisely so.

    And I am astonished by the number of Conservatives who still, despite all evidence to the contrary — polling, data, and — most importantly — the prima facie evidence that is Europe and Canada — despite all of this evidence, still cling to the idea that young American Progressives will collectively (and almost inevitably) turn Rightward as they get older.

    It is typically older Conservatives who still believe it, because of course that Left-to-Right tendency was largely true “back in the day.”

    No longer.

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    • August 11, 2019, at 4:26 PM PST
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  17. Miffed White Male Member

    Excellent, excellent rant by Stephan this week!

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    • August 12, 2019, at 4:05 PM PST
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