Episode

2/7 The Irrelevant ‘Party Unity’ Narrative & Patronage Daisy Chain w/ David Feldman & Alex Pareene

February 7, 2020

Comedian David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) and The New Republic’s Alex Pareene (@pareene) join us for Casual Friday. And check out Alex’s new podcast at the New Republic The Politics of Everything.

On today’s show: 2017: Mayor Pete extols Bernie’s ability to work across the aisle and the Senator’s consistency. 2o2o: Pete says his issue with Bernie is his “my way or the highway” approach. The Iowa disaster, self-dealing, and the circle jerk of patronage that led to the Shadow/Acronym app situation. MSNBC analyst says it’s disingenuous of Bernie to say he won Iowa. Jimmy Dore says Iowa is the reason we don’t have serious policy discussion.

David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins us to talk the Democratic primaries, party unity, and being a lefty from way back.

On the fun half: Trump exoneration speech: calls FBI scum. Trump says deep state was trying to overthrow him. Larry King interrupts Dave Rubin State of the Union live stream to talk about baseball. Jason Johnson says Bernie has raised more money, but Warren has more donors. “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?” Racist white dad interrupts Mexican dad at diversity and inclusion meeting at Michigan school.

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