Episode

9/2 Why the Republican Party Was Always a Lie w/ Stuart Stevens

September 2, 2020

Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump.

On today’s show: Ed Markey talks justice in victory speech. Kennedy v. Markey: What’s the thing your wife likes least about you? Kennedy dithers about his feet, Markey talks about sports in Massachusetts.

Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump. While the Republican Party once stood for principles like “limited government” and “personal responsibility,” Stevens believes its worst tendencies have long since taken over and enabled the rise of Trump. Sam takes Stevens to task for some of these assumptions, prompting a lively exchange of ideas.

On the fun half: Greg Gutfeld doesn’t see why we need thousands of teachers teaching the same lessons to kids, suggests Peloton for education. Asked to explain thug plane plot, Trump says he’ll put reporter in touch with guy who told him the story…turns out it came from the Facebook page of Russ Thor Wade of Patriot Prayer. Asked about the importance of 2020 turnout and winning popular vote, Trump says he won popular vote in 2016. Trump wants a performance enhancing drug test for him and Biden before debate. Kilmeade says there are protestors with earpieces and weapons all over the country, says it’s organized. Steve Doocy is just asking the questions if BLM is organized and being funded by dark money. Kilmeade asks why government can’t break Antifa like al Qaeda or Hezbollah. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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