Episode

10/9 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Isabel Gillies & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

October 9, 2015

Political strategist and weekly MR guest Cliff Schecter explains the limited political appeal of Kevin McCarthy and what Right Wing donor helped stick the knife into McCarthy. Why did McCarthy get destroyed? What the House Freedom Caucus wants. The only reason Paul Ryan would want to become Speaker of the House. Why the Republicans aren’t a party anymore. What’s next for the GOP? Will the Republican Party break up? Hillary Clinton comes out agains TPP, the transforming nature of the Democratic Party and what will happen in the Democratic debate next week.

Isabel Gillies and Film Guy Matthew Weiss sing along with their theme songs. Remembering how creepy Kids was. Did Matthew send off Matt properly. The crew talks New York and nostalgia and Matthew says we should watch News From Home. And Isabel suggests that Matt watch Braveheart. Why did Isabel pick Braveheart?

On The Fun Half: Rupert Murdoch demands a “realer” black President. Republican hack brings back the “magical negro” meme about President Obama. Peter King is terrified of Don Young. Rand Paul’s brilliant solution to the mass shooting crisis (it involves stickers). Also your calls and IMs.

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