Jim and Greg comment briefly on the news that President Biden tested positive for COVID Thursday morning. Then they dive into the New York Times series on columnists admitting things they got wrong. They welcome the admission from Bret Stephens that he was very wrong about Trump voters and they had many, many good reasons to be thoroughly fed up with politicians who stiffed them culturally, economically, and otherwise for decades. They also slam Gail Collins for her self-serving column about writing too much about Mitt Romney’s dog during the 2012 campaign. And they hammer Paul Krugman for saying he was wrong about inflation but then spending the rest of the column trying to explain how he really wasn’t.

 

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  1. Bishop Wash Member
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    Haven’t listened yet, but I doubt Jim did any mea culpa. He was still peddling this garbage today.

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  2. Stephen Richter Member
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    in regard to noticing that Trump voters exist and have valid concerns, what about the republican establishment speaking up and denouncing the fact that leaders of the Jan 6 protest are still in prison??  As Gavin McInnes says, the proud boys did nothing wrong.  This holds for all of the Jan 6 protesters.   

    The people have a 1st amendment guaranteed right to protest. Being that the people have the right to protest, it is a given that protests might get unruly and out of hand.  So what?  That is the price of democracy.   Imposing drastic punishments, financially crippling legal fees, years of incarceration, lose of income – the republican working class are rightfully terrified of protesting ever again.  In effect, they have had their right to protest taken from them.   The republican establishment – journalists, opinion writers, party leaders, elected politicians – all awful.

     

     

     

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  3. Stephen Richter Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Haven’t listened yet, but I doubt Jim did any mea culpa. He was still peddling this garbage today.

    yeah, I do not follow the “Trump against the constitution” point.  Is he talking about the “insurrection”?  Or wanting Pence to delay certification of the election ?   ( I assume Trump simply wanted Pence to side with him and  republican working class voters who thought the election was stolen. )

    In general, I welcome Geraghty being hard on Trump.  He governed terribly.  Antagonizing so many who worked for him.  Never got the Russia collusion investigations behind him.

     

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  4. Bishop Wash Member
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    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Haven’t listened yet, but I doubt Jim did any mea culpa. He was still peddling this garbage today.

     

    yeah, I do not follow the “Trump against the constitution” point. Is he talking about the “insurrection”? Or wanting Pence to delay certification of the election ? ( I assume Trump simply wanted Pence to side with him and republican working class voters who thought the election was stolen. )

    In general, I welcome Geraghty being hard on Trump. He governed terribly. Antagonizing so many who worked for him. Never got the Russia collusion investigations behind him.

    It’s hyperbolic nonsense. When he says “never cared” I’m assuming his whole term, which is demonstrably false. Trump would push boundaries, but obeyed Supreme Court decisions. He left Kung Flu lockdown decisions to the states and didn’t do the overreaches Biden did.

    It would be nice for Geraghty to cut Trump some slack. I commented on the episode when Abe died that Jim didn’t mention the part of the koi feeding when Trump dumped the bowl that he was following customs. That was pointed out within 24 hours.

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    If Krugman is a Nobel laureate, doesn’t that mean he should have understood the complexities?

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  6. Taras Coolidge
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Haven’t listened yet, but I doubt Jim did any mea culpa. He was still peddling this garbage today.

    [See Tweet and response in #1.]

    Jim Geraghty, who is always wrong, was crushed by the response from one Rick Roth:

    Rick Roth @Killaroth […]

     Let’s say Trump gave zero f’s about the Constitution. Every single apparatus moved against him constantly anyways so it’s kind of a moot point even if it was true.

    9:56 AM · Jul 21, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

    It amazes me that Geraghty, allegedly a political reporter by profession, is unable to grasp the fact that a Republican President is surrounded by enemies in both the Federal bureaucracy and the media, so he can’t get away with anything, while a Democrat is surrounded by eager enablers.  Who will cover up anything he or she does wrong.

    Some libertarians, in love with the idea (or the pose) of being equidistant between the parties, also refuse to recognize this.  Because it means they should be supporting the Republican in almost every case.

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