Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to Elizabeth Warren criticizing former Pres. Obama for leaving millions of Americans feeling like they’ve been “kicked in the teeth” in the current economy.  They also groan at reports that up to 50 House Republicans really don’t want to repeal Obamacare and many of those are even wobbly on giving states more flexibility.  And they discuss the ouster of Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation and address speculation that Steve Bannon might replace him.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    @blueyeti, something seems to not be working here. I press the button, but no play.

     

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  2. NigelT Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    @blueyeti, something seems to not be working here. I press the button, but no play.

    SAME-SIES! Yes, I have a young daughter. ;)

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  3. Sola Fide Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    @blueyeti, something seems to not be working here. I press the button, but no play.

    The same goes for the podcast feed on my phone. It says that the episode is “not available.”

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  4. Jim W Inactive
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    I got desperate and went to the source on blogtalkradio.

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  5. Greg Corombos Podcaster
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    My fault, folks.  Should be working now.  Thanks for your patience. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for listening!

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  6. Mark Wilson Member
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    Hey @gregcorombos, as long as you’re here, maybe you can answer a question some of us have had for a long time.  Are we supposed to hear local AM radio ads before and after this podcast?

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  7. Greg Corombos Podcaster
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    Yes.

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  8. Aaron Miller Member
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    I just started listening to your podcasts and enjoy them. Smart commentary.

    But you give Democrats too much credit. Elizabeth Warren isn’t “admitting” anything. She is following the polls. Progressive Democrats haven’t exhibited an interest in honesty or truth for years.

    Likewise, the decision to lump everything together in Obamacare was not a strategic error. The heart of Obamacare is the expansion of the government’s role and the establishment of bureaucracies which (as we now see) are hell to undo. The explosion of the ACA’s already gluttonous scope at the time of its passage to the piles of regulatory explication shortly thereafter was deliberate. Democrats didn’t misunderstand healthcare. They understood politics.

    If Republicans don’t significantly alter Obamacare, after blatantly refusing to repeal it as advertised, no other action is sufficient to spare the party from defeats in the next elections.

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  9. Greg Corombos Podcaster
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    Valid and well-stated arguments, Aaron.  I largely agree.  It’s definitely put up or shut up time for the GOP.   Thanks for the kind words and for listening.

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