11/9 Casual Friday w/ Benjamin Dixon & Judy Gold

November 9, 2018

Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) join us for Casual Friday.

On today’s show: Trump “regrets” his “tone” over the past two years. Trump blasts “disgrace” Jim Acosta, “loser” April Ryan, suggests more reporters could lose credentials. Trump tells black CNN reporter Abby Phillips she “asks a lot of stupid questions.”

Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) joins us to discuss midterm election results and more. The need for structural reforms in campaign finance, gerrymandering and how elections are run. How do we get Democrats who will fight? Are there reasons to be hopeful? Signs of progressive shifts in deep red states. The history of black radicalism and the need for progressives who can speak to the black community and grassroots movements that can move the Democrats to the left. The importance of Florida. Check out Ben’s new project The North Star

Trump says Mueller didn’t go through Senate process and Whitaker did, so he’s better. Seb Gorka: “direct line” between Jim Acosta’s behavior and Tucker Carlson protest. Did antifa use the wrong tactics with Tucker Carlson?

Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) joins us for one of her semi-regular, profanity-laden rants. Trump says he didn’t know Matt Whitaker and he’s strong and respected by law enforcement. Judy’s special wishes for Trump, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, and more.

Super-producer Matt Lech’s Twitter war with Boris Epshteyn.

On the fun half: John from San Antonio on the Democrats’ electoral strategy. Whitaker says Russian interference is a lie. Whitaker says Sessions’ recusal was because of outrage from the left. Whitaker says only Christians should be judges in 2014. How likely are the Democrats to introduce a house of commons to better represent the working class? (Not very.) AOC can’t afford an apartment in DC and Fox News assholes think that’s hilarious. Conservatives’ extremely racist protest of the recount in Florida. Mindy wants Democrats to be less timid.

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