Episode

8/16 Democrats Can Abandon the Center Because the Center Doesn’t Exist ft. Eric Levitz

August 16, 2017

Who to shame in the Trump Administration and why.

New York Magazine’s Eric Levitz, explains why the center does not exist. Why voters are not rational. Why human beings are social and tribal and how that effects voting behavior. Why many Americans support extreme Left and Right views. Why there are no “moderate” or “centrist” voters. Why most Americans are to the Left on economics. Why obsessing with the “center” undermines organizing. Big money and the centrist myth. White racial resentment and big money work together. Why Obama’s 2012 campaign was more effective than Clinton’s 2016 campaign and why Democrats need to create enemies to build political power.

On The Fun Half: Nazis chant “Jews will not replace us” and condemn Trump for giving away Ivanka to Jews. Donald Trump’s pro racist rant makes John Kelly flinch. Trump places blame on the “Alt Left”. And your calls and IMs.

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