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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill suddenly claiming she’s not like those “crazy Democrats” as she tried to convince a red state to give her six more years in office. After years of blasting Barack Obama for trying to change immigration […]

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It’s a special day at the Three Martini Lunch, as Jim and Greg celebrate eight years of the podcast by remembering some of their favorite moments. But first, they get welcome the news that Hillary Clinton is back in the public eye because she may be considering another White House run in 2020, which could […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 196!!! for October 17, 2018 – it is the Snow Me State Podcast with your abominable snowmen hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. This week we feature two starlets of the Democrat Party who are making a name for themselves and their […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America sip three good martinis for conservatives today. They begin by highlighting Cherokee Nation’s slamming of Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test as being any sort confirmation that she belongs in its ranks. They also discuss Project Veritas exposing the McCaskill campaign in Missouri for taking great […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are excited after a new poll shows Republican Josh Hawley leading incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race. They also think Beto O’Rourke and the Democratic Party are wasting money on the Texas U.S. Senate race, as incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Deplorables’ Revenge and The Trump-State Twelve

 

Six years ago Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill trolled just enough Republicans to nominate Todd Akin as her opponent. Akin became the face of the face of the Deplorables; proof that Republicans really were stupid, backwards and evil.

In the short term the McCaskill Maneuver was a massive success. Democrats everywhere ran against Akin. Many of them won.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see red state Democrats push back against Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that she lost those states because of racism and misogyny but also get a kick out watching the Democrats squirm. They also discuss the rough confirmation road ahead for Trump CIA nominee Gina […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a new poll showing Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill losing to her likely Republican opponent. They also shake their heads as more than 30 House Republicans, including several committee chairmen, are retiring and leaving it much tougher for the GOP to hold the […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Politico and McCaskill Pull Back the Curtain

 

We all remember what a complete and utter disaster Todd Akin was. What we — or at least I — didn’t know is that his win in Missouri’s 2012 Republican senate primary was largely engineered by none other than Claire McCaskill, who would go on to beat him in the general election. So says Senator McCaskill herself in a smug and shameless article in Politico:

Using the guidance of my campaign staff and consultants, [my campaign team and I] came up with the idea for a “dog whistle” ad, a message that was pitched in such a way that it would be heard only by a certain group of people. I told my team we needed to put Akin’s uber-conservative bona fides in an ad—and then, using reverse psychology, tell voters not to vote for him. And we needed to run the hell out of that ad.

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The Machiaveli Party has arrived, and it’s causing a stir in the heartland. Greg Orman wants to be in the Senate majority. Either Democrat or Republican, whatever, he’s over labels, don’t you know? Orman is a Claire McCaskill stealth-supported, Harry Reid donating, and Obama voting “independent”. He’s perilously close to ousting Republican Pat Roberts from […]

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