Tag: McMullin

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin saying he will not vote to end the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. They also unload on AOC, Jennifer Rubin, Evan McMullin, and other lefties who want to see anyone supporting President Trump’s legal challenges added to lists of people who should be shunned from government, academia, and polite society. And they shudder as the Obamacare architect who thinks people are no longer useful after age 75 is named to Joe Biden’s COVID task force.

Welcome to this special edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast – because, well, because, …, because, because, because, because, becaaaauuuuse – because we wanted to do more to fill the world with silly podcasts.

In this special edition we talk about three topics. First, what happened in Virginia? Was it the repudiation of Trumpism? Was it rather the repudiation of NeverTrumpism? Is there any meaningful justification for the continued existence in the pundit sphere of Evan McMullin, Bill Kristol, Jennifer Rubin, Bret Stephens, etc, etc, etc??? Mike tries his hardest to advance the “dignity in the White House”/”the (Grand Old) Party is better off out of power than being trodden upon by Trump” arguments of the McMullin holdouts amongst our listeners. We know you are out there. I won’t go as far as to say that we feel your pain.

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First, to get it out of the way: yes, McMullin has the potential to play spoiler for Trump. It’s absolutely possible he will cost Trump the plurality in an otherwise solidly red state, leading to some own-goal electoral votes going to Clinton and handing her the election. I really don’t care that much if this […]

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So as an intellectual exercise I decided to come up with my conservative/classically liberal case for voting for each of the major candidates next week. This isn’t to be confused with “the” conservative case for voting for these people. This is me coming up with the best case I can for each option. I actually […]

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