Episode

10/14 The State of the Race & Expensive Statehouse Contests w/ Dave Weigel

October 14, 2020

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election, the downballot races, and the ongoing Covid relief negotiations.

On today’s show: Trump is simp, begs for the support of suburban women.

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election, the downballot races, and the ongoing Covid relief negotiations. The big jump in Biden’s favorability: did the GOP overplay their hand? Covid-19 and other reasons suburban moderates are peeling off for Biden. Trump’s negative effect on the GOP’s down ballot races. Pelosi and the Covid negotiations: what is she doing?

Fun half: John from San Antonio debates Sam on whether the Dems should have showed up to the ACB confirmation hearings. Sheldon Whitehouse lays out the papertrail of conservative coordination and dominance of judiciary (cites Janus and CFPB). Rachel Campos Duffy says Covid mitigation at colleges is preparing students for Chinese communism. Michelle Bachman says Obama allowed a terrorist attack a week during second term. Pelosi says Blitzer doesn’t know what he’s talking about, elected representatives deserve respect, admits things have gotten worse since House passed bill but blames Trump. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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