On today’s show: Woman describes why she voted for McCaskill: her husband was poor in America and died because he didn’t have health insurance; Steve Doocy immediately moves onto MAGA chud.
Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to discuss the midterm election results. Turnout is up and Democrats out-performed their baselines. But Republicans did, too. Nancy Pelosi and bipartisanship: has she learned anything since 2010? Voter suppression in Florida. Trumpism proves resilient in Appalachia, which Democrats have largely abandoned. Where can Democrats win without running to the center? At least Scott Walker lost! How will Trump deal with it politically when the economy takes a dive? Vic Berger presents: “the Walk Away” rally.
On the fun half: Trump gets testy with media re: Russia indictment. Trump says he could stop Mueller investigation if he wanted to, but “I don’t like stopping it politically.” Beto O’Rourke says the f-word in concession speech. A caller says Democrats lost Appalachia by standing for nothing. Independent voters broke for Democrats because of healthcare, not immigration. Nancy Pelosi excited about protecting ACA, expresses it thusly: “Let’s hear it for pre-existing conditions!” A caller defends Gillum’s campaign strategy, blames racism and Trump’s popularity.
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