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Chad Benson of Radio America joins Jim Geraghty of National Review for another Three Martini Lunch. First up, cheers to good polling numbers for Amy Coney Barrett. Speaking of polling, for round two Jim argues that if Trump loses, it will be because he lost the suburbs, and it will be largely because of personality, temperament, and how he treats people, not necessarily because of his policies. Finally, a discussion about a recent headline from the Brennan Center.
Chad Benson of Radio America joins Jim Geraghty of National Review for a Three Martini Lunch. First up: cheers to hopeful news on the vaccine and treatment front; experts say it is realistic to believe the pandemic will be over by the middle of next year. For round two, Chad and Jim discuss the prospects of court packing. And finally, for last call, Chad and Jim reflect on Biden being Biden.
Chad Benson and Jim Geraghty begin their liquid lunch with a discussion of the latest, yet unsurprising developments in the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. For round two they analyze the possible reasons why polls are showing falling confidence rates in a COVID-19 vaccine. With their last round of the day they return to Portland for a “Day of Rage,” otherwise known in Portland as, “Sunday.”
Join Jim and Greg as they close the week with three very crazy martinis! They begin with the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Whitmer immediately blaming it all on President Trump. They also hammer Nancy Pelosi for trying to give Congress the power to declare a president medically unfit to stay in office. And they get a kick out of Democrat Cal Cunningham trying to blame his sex scandals on North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis.
Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Mike Pence for a solid debate and putting Kamala Harris on defense over court packing, the economy, the Green New Deal, fracking and more. They also discuss how Harris once again showed she is overrated as a debater and how the media tried to change the discussion after the debate to how Harris was somehow at a disadvantage because she’s a woman. And they serve up a double shot of crazy as the Commission on Presidential Debates announces next week’s debate will be virtual and President Trump immediately rejects the idea.
Join Jim and Greg as they watch staffers of disgraced former California Rep. Katie Hill accuse her of abusing and mistreating her staff just as Hill’s victim narrative is about to become a movie. They also cheer new polling showing a significant jump in support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in just one week. And they have fun as the Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Kansas has no idea what the Patriot Act is.
Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle the media meltdown over President Trump’s return to the White House and the genuinely concerning commentary from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. They also discuss the revelations of another extramarital scandal involving Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. And they dissect Joe Biden’s latest cringe-inducing racial statement and explain how it’s not really a gaffe as much as it is a window into the very different ways Democrats and Republicans look at minorities and the poor.
Join Jim and Greg as they’re encouraged to see and hear strong indications that President Trump is doing much better in his fight against COVID-19 and may be back at the White House soon. They also wish that the White House had been more forthcoming with details of the president’s medical condition and that media didn’t hyperventilate with every piece of new information about the president’s treatment and other details. And they get a kick out of Sen. Chuck Schumer demanding that confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett be postponed while senators are fighting COVID.
Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Join Jim and Greg as they react to the news and wish the Trumps a speedy recovery.
They also discuss how this news will impact the remaining debates and the rest of the campaign.
Join Jim and Greg as they welcome steadily improving unemployment numbers as they prepare for Friday’s final jobs report before Election Day. They also unload on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for flat out lying about forcing nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients into their facilities, a policy that resulted in several thousand deaths. And they discuss news that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering rules changes, including cutting off microphones if candidates don’t follow the rules.
Join Jim and Greg as they dig into what we witnessed in the first presidential debate on Tuesday. They discuss the constant crosstalk and why Trump would have been smarter to let Biden tangle himself in his own incomprehensible rhetoric. They also detail how both candidates handled the urban violence issue and Biden’s insistence on refusing to have an opinion on adding justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Join Jim and Greg as they mix serious and lighthearted analysis of Tuesday’s first presidential debate. They also hammer election officials around the country for consistently making easily avoidable mistakes with absentee ballots that will only fuel mistrust in the process. And they slam Kamala Harris for dodging whether she and Biden would embrace court packing, and her response is even more pathetic than Biden’s.
Join Jim and Greg as they cheer President Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also dig into the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes and discuss what might be damaging and what’s just noise. And they discuss the spectrum of attacks Democrats and their media allies are aiming at Judge Barrett – from Obamacare scares to bashing her for being a working mom to why adopting kids from Haiti is somehow troubling.
Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy the fun ad for GOP congressional hopefuls in Texas, an ad starring Rep. Dan Crenshaw and includes skydiving and multiple movie references. They also fume over the latest revelations proving the FBI knew the Steele dossier was based on a likely Russian spy and still sought FISA warrants without ever revealing the source to the FISA court. And they get a kick out Democrats suddenly wanting Supreme Court term limits since we may soon have an actual conservative majority.
Join Jim and Greg as they expose yet another day of Joe Biden not being able to appear in public the day after holding events, strongly suggesting he’s not up to the rigors of the campaign trail or the presidency. They also blast the violence perpetrated in Louisville and other cities in the wake of no police officers being charged for murder in the Breonna Taylor case. They also find it unacceptable that there is no bodycam evidence of the entry into the apartment or of the shooting. And they react to the case of arson at the Minnesota home of a Trump supporter and the graffiti left behind noting support for Biden, BLM, and more.
Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Sen. Dianne Feinstein – the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee – saying she opposes ending the legislative filibuster. Without killing the filibuster, Democrats would be unable to add seats to the Supreme Court, but is Feinstein sincere or is she just worried about touting court packing before the election? They also brace for a violent day or more in Louisville as officials announce whether police officers will face charges for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March. And they unload on media outlets for not only beginning to attack possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett but for getting the story spectacularly wrong.
Join Jim and Greg as they react to 51 Senate Republicans announcing they will support the process of confirming a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day. They also hammer Dems from the Obama and Clinton teams for insisting that Democrats adding seats to the high court is the only response to the supposed constitutional crisis spawned by a vacancy near an election. And they crush Joe Biden for refusing to say whether he supports court packing.
Join Jim and Greg as they reflect on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as President Trump’s reaction to the news. They also wade into the battle over whether Trump and Senate Republicans ought to press forward with a confirmation process before Election Day and counter Democrats’ insistence that doing so would somehow be unconstitutional. And they respond to the absurd overreactions of people like Barack Obama and Reza Aslan to the prospect of a new justice this year.