2/6 The Debacle in Iowa & The Democrats’ Barry Goldwater w/ Connor Kilpatrick

February 6, 2020

Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks hosts Connor Kilpatrick from the Jacobin to discuss “Mayor Pete Was the Kinda Kid Who Unplugged the Sega If He Was Losing” and the state of play in the Democratic primary and what will happen to the Pete Buttigieg campaign. Just as the interview with Connor began, Tom Perez tweeted that there would be a “recanvass” in Iowa, where the Iowa Democratic Party will double-check existing records, further delaying the final results in Iowa. The news all comes on the heels of reports that Bernie Sanders nearly closed the state delegate equivalent between himself and Pete Buttigieg. The IDP and DNC’s seemingly endless failures on display this week has further illustrated the party’s incompetence and the shortcomings of our current meritocratic system. Shifting gears, Michael and Connor explore Buttigieg’s career history, his connections to different sources of institutional power, and why establishment Democrats have put their hopes into a college town mayor from Indiana for 2020. The two close out their conversation considering Sanders fundraising haul for January. 

And in the Fun Half: Briahna Joy Gray on the Sanders campaign organizing satellite campaign, the DNC recanvassing catastrophe, support for Omar Fateh in Minneapolis, reframing democratic socialism for 21st century Americans, Jason Johnson takes the mantle of the online billionaire-defender, the significance of Mitt Romney’s vote to convict Trump on the abuse of power impeachment article, Lindsey Graham is mad, Sebastian Gorka calls Romney a millennial, we revisit Gorka’s war college dissertation, inheriting the white supremacy and the “Bernie Bro” moniker, how we warp sociopolitical language and diminish its value, plus your calls and IMs! 

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com

And subscribe to the AM Quickie here.

Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too!

You can now watch the livestream on Twitch

Check out today’s sponsors:

Hunt a Killer thrusts you and your friends or family into an ongoing murder mystery investigation. Right now, just for our listeners, you can go to HuntaKiller.com/MAJORITY and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box.

Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM

Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes.

Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel

Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:






Past Episodes

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with John Ganz, writer of the Unpopular Front newsletter on SubStack, to discuss his recent book When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s. Check out John's book ...
It's Casual Friday! Emma and the MR Crew break down the biggest headlines of the day. Then, they're joined by comedian Matt Lieb, co-host of the Bad Hasbara podcast! First, Emma runs through updates on the Supreme Court’s upholding of the right to seize arms from domestic abusers, the continued ...
It’s an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Joanna Wuest, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College and author of the book Born This Way: Science, Citizenship, and Inequality in the American LGBTQ+ Movement, to discuss her recent piece in Jacobin entitled "The Best Way to ...