Calling all political junkies, number crunchers, and poll watchers: this new podcast is for YOU. Washington Post political columnist and Ethics and Public Policy senior fellow Henry Olsen discusses the likely political impact of impeachment with the American Enterprise Institute’s Karlyn Bowman, what it’s like to cover President Trump every day with the White House Correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Debra J. Saunders, and does a deep dive into demographic and political trends in 2020’s most important state, Wisconsin, with Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel political report and analyst Craig Gilbert. All that plus a review of the race for House control and what makes the Ad of the Week tick on the Horse Race with Henry Olsen.

 

 

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  1. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Schiff of fools? I was thinking more like lying sack of Schiff.

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    • January 23, 2020, at 12:05 PM PST
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  2. audreyadvocacyinkcom Coolidge

    The best podcast I’ve ever heard! Can you do daily updates?

    • #2
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:01 PM PST
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  3. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It’s a bit rich to hear the criticism that President Trump relies too much on sketchy people from New York he knew from the old days.

    The swamp creatures with all the fancy degrees and years of experience have cut him out and refused to serve in this administration.

    My initial reaction doesn’t meet the Code of Conduct, so let me say instead: “They should have tried flowers.”

    • #3
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:58 PM PST
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  4. Chris Member

    Very interesting podcast. I look forward to following it this year.

    • #4
    • January 24, 2020, at 4:47 AM PST
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  5. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I listened to this podcast based on the recommendations from @audreyadvocacyinkcom and @chris. I also enjoyed it except for, what I felt, was the over reliance on polls and looking at pollling data. For instance, I would have been interested to hear from Craig Gilbert about what he thinks about the impeachment and what the Democrats tried to do to conservatives/Republicans in Wisconsin. Were these similar or different attempts to override the vote of the people? I would only take a few moments, if that, to review polls. 

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    • January 24, 2020, at 9:00 AM PST
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  6. LibertyDefender Member

    So Debra Saunders, who has covered Trump for three years

    * speaks fluent DC insider “bi-lat” b.s.,

    * complains that Trump says bad things before she mentions any of his effective policies, and never mentions that the “bad things” Trump says are completely disconnected from the policies that Trump has implemented;

    Five or so minutes in, I’m wondering if Debra Saunders is auditioning for Jonah Kristol’s Bulspatch.

    She could stand to listen to Andrew Klavan’s podcast, since Klavan does a superb job of explaining Trump – something that I would have thought is Debra Saunders’ job – and making it clear that (1) Trump’s words are NEVER the “bad words” his critics claim they are, and (2) Trump’s policies are disconnected from his “bad words.”

    Others have posted that this podcast is great. I’m still skeptical at the 18 minute mark. But I’m still listening.

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    • January 24, 2020, at 4:09 PM PST
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  7. LibertyDefender Member

    Karlyn Bowman tells us that journalists reach their opinions based on accumulated facts.

    This is not a great podcast. This is bozo insider DC Bulspatch-leaning nonsense.

    Thus far.

    Keystone XL? Drilling in ANWR? Embassy to Jerusalem? Soleimani? Corporate tax rate cut? Record low unemployment? Pro life hero? 100% solid record on judges?

    Journalists reach their opinions based on accumulated facts.

    Riiiiiight.

    • #7
    • January 24, 2020, at 4:42 PM PST
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  8. Blue Yeti Admin

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    So Debra Saunders, who has covered Trump for three years

    * speaks fluent DC insider “bi-lat” b.s.,

    * complains that Trump says bad things before she mentions any of his effective policies, and never mentions that the “bad things” Trump says are completely disconnected from the policies that Trump has implemented;

    Five or so minutes in, I’m wondering if Debra Saunders is auditioning for Jonah Kristol’s Bulspatch.

    She could stand to listen to Andrew Klavan’s podcast, since Klavan does a superb job of explaining Trump – something that I would have thought is Debra Saunders’ job – and making it clear that (1) Trump’s words are NEVER the “bad words” his critics claim they are, and (2) Trump’s policies are disconnected from his “bad words.”

    Others have posted that this podcast is great. I’m still skeptical at the 18 minute mark. But I’m still listening.

    Let me clear this up for you: Deb is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review- Journal and as such, her (primary*) job is to report on Trump, not explain him. Andrew Klavan is a pundit and a commentator. His job is explain and comment on Trump not to report what he does every day. P.S. Trump does  say bad things. All the time. And they are disconnected from his stated policies. Like that time he tweeted that we were going to bomb Iran’s cultural sites when that’s explicitly against Federal law. Remember?

    *Deb also writes an occasional opinion column for the paper, that is decidedly Conservative in its point of view.

    P.S. You’ll be disappointed to learn that The Bi-lat abbreviation is used in Trump White House press releases all the time. I thought it was some sort of exercise to increase arm strength the first time I read it. That’s why they use it as short hand and that’s why they explained it.

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    • January 24, 2020, at 7:02 PM PST
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  9. LibertyDefender Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    So Debra Saunders, who has covered Trump for three years

    * speaks fluent DC insider “bi-lat” b.s.,

    * complains that Trump says bad things before she mentions any of his effective policies, and never mentions that the “bad things” Trump says are completely disconnected from the policies that Trump has implemented;

    . . .

    She could stand to listen to Andrew Klavan’s podcast, since Klavan does a superb job of explaining Trump – something that I would have thought is Debra Saunders’ job – and making it clear that (1) Trump’s words are NEVER the “bad words” his critics claim they are, and (2) Trump’s policies are disconnected from his “bad words.”

    Others have posted that this podcast is great. I’m still skeptical at the 18 minute mark. But I’m still listening.

    Let me clear this up for you: Deb is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review- Journal and as such, her (primary*) job is to report on Trump, not explain him. 

    Thanks Scott, for “clearing things up for me.” I get the impression you’re okay with Debra Saunders reporting on Trump – that he says “bad words” – even if that reporting is misleading. As a news consumer, it’s clear to me that those who focus on Trump’s “bad words” – which are NEVER as bad as such reporters report or imply – without also discussing the policies that Trump has implemented are clearly painting a misleading picture of Trump. That strikes me as poor reporting 

    So maybe you didn’t clear things up for me all that much.

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Let me clear this up for you:

    . . . Trump does say bad things. All the time. And they are disconnected from his stated policies.

    So we agree. Why did that need clearing up?

    P.S. You’ll be disappointed to learn that The Bi-lat abbreviation is used in Trump White House press releases all the time. I thought it was some sort of exercise to increase arm strength the first time I read it. That’s why they use it as short hand and that’s why they explained it.

    Who is “they?” Henry Olsen, whose job is not to report on Trump, interrupted the reporter and explained the DC insider speak that the Trump White House uses with White House reporters.

    I’m still skeptical on Deb Saunders’ and this podcast’s greatness.

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    • January 25, 2020, at 1:44 AM PST
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  10. HerrForce1 Coolidge
    HerrForce1 Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I enjoyed this podcast as I went about my weekend. I appreciate Olsen’s demeanor and range of guests. I hail from Wisconsin and know Craig Gilbert to be a decent reporter who I think leaves out nuances that I’d include (I’m a conservative but don’t see him as malign influence). For example, much of Trump’s underperformance in the remarkably red “WOW”* counties in the 2016 general likely resulted from his losing convincingly to Ted Cruz in those areas during the state primary. Add four years, a good national situation, the sky not having fallen, and I think you’ll see those counties rebound.

    For any readers who wish to get more granular Wisconsin data, listen to the weekly Wednesday segment where conservative host Jay Weber has straight up Wispolitics.com reporter J.R. Ross talk about these nuances. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-the-jay-weber-show-28167130?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=true

    *Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington

    • #10
    • January 25, 2020, at 10:58 AM PST
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  11. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Love the Biden commercial on Ricochet. Expect to see more of them as election season proceeds.

    • #11
    • January 25, 2020, at 8:28 PM PST
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  12. jerrykrause Lincoln

    @fake john/jane galt i am really wondering how can anyone put the name biden and trump in the same sentence?

     

    • #12
    • January 26, 2020, at 11:05 AM PST
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  13. Taras Coolidge

    @blueyeti — “Trump does  say bad things. … Like that time he tweeted that we were going to bomb Iran’s cultural sites when that’s explicitly against Federal law. Remember?”

    Just to be clear, you’re not asserting that merely tweeting that we’re going to bomb Iran’s “cultural sites” is “explicitly against Federal law”. Any more than saying you could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue violates statutes against homicide.

    Of course, if the Iranians are hiding terrorists or nuclear materials in “cultural sites” (whatever those might be), it’s likely that Federal law would smile upon blowing those sites to Hell, no matter how “cultural” they are!

    • #13
    • January 26, 2020, at 8:09 PM PST
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