Episode

4/5 Howard Schultz’s Pablum & Mitch McConnell’s Long, Destructive Career w/ Alex Pareene & David Feldman

April 5, 2019

Alex Pareene (@pareene) joins us in studio(!) and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins us by phone.

On today’s show: Howard Schultz’s bs immigration plan: Check your ego at the door, Congress. Howard Schultz pablum: “We need to live our values.” Schultz, Beto, and Buttigieg’s lack of ideology. Pareene breaks down the career of Mitch McConnell, from his beginnings as a Rockefeller Republican to his eventual pivot to Reagan conservative. McConnell’s goals of keeping money in politics and destroying the regulatory state. The conventional wisdom that Republicans are scared of their base, while Democrats hate theirs. McConnell stumbles; Meghan McCain defends him from our cruelty.

Comedian David Feldman joins us for a far-ranging discussion of the Democratic Party’s “big tent” and Michael’s budding romance with Bari Weiss. Also: Bill O’Reilly complains about millennials dancing at a Fleetwood Mac concert.

On the fun half: Fox’s Charles Payne says minimum wage destroys work ethic. Schultz wants to “reform” the VA; Pete Hegseth says vets are asking for too many handouts. A DACA recipient tells us why he’s leaving the US. The crew’s thoughts on the effects of international aid from non-profits. Will raising taxes in the US cause capital flight, and if so, how to deal with it? Plus, your calls and IMs!

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