Episode

2/4 Is Joe Biden Naive Or Collaborating With The GOP? w/ Sen. Nina Turner, Ben Dixon and David Cross

February 4, 2022

Sam and Emma are joined by Sen. Nina Turner, candidate for Congress in Ohio’s 11th District to give an update from the campaign trail. Then, they are joined by Ben Dixon of The Benjamin Dixon Show to round up the week in news. Lastly, comedian David Cross joins the MR Crew ahead of his new comedy special I’m From The Future premiering on February 12th! Sam, Emma, and Sen. Turner begin by situating her upcoming race for Cleveland’s congressional seat following her loss in last year’s special election for the same seat, diving into her early lead in polling slowly being chopped away through a mass investment of dark money – from out-of-state capitalists to pro-Israel PACs – Democrats pushing to get out the vote for conservatives, and active campaigns to paint Turner, much like the Mayor of Cleveland, in explicitly racist stereotypes. Next, they dive into the divides between Rep. Shontel Brown and herself, particularly along the lines of fighting for and actively pushing a progressive agenda, rather than tailing along behind public opinion, before wrapping up by looking at the state of politics in Cleveland and Ohio at large as it undergoes a new gerrymandering process by Republicans, and exploring the similarities of the fight on local and federal levels. Then, Ben Dixon joins as they take on the state of the Democrats, exploring Sen. Wicker’s response to Biden’s proposal of a Black woman on the Supreme Court, the preparations for Pelosi’s replacement in leadership, and Biden’s proclamation of appreciation for Mitch McConnell and his role in the Senate. They also touch on the revealed footage behind another Minneapolis murder at the hands of Police, and how the hell we can get any material change through Democrats. Sam and Emma also touch on the various foreign policy disasters the US has been wading through, from murdering civilians in Syria to sanctions in Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, and Russia.

And in the Fun Half: David Cross joins as he, Sam, and Emma tackle his upcoming show “Guru Nation,” what a true season of TV means, the difficulties of Shakespearian pronunciation, and discuss his newest special “I’m From the Future,” before Sam finally gets his new, exclusive scoop out of David. Sam and Emma also dive into the continued ravaging of the US by Omicron, Ben Shapiro calling 2,632 deaths per day “a state of mind,” and Adam Carolla’s kindergarten sexism. They also touch on Russia’s amassing of their military on the Ukrainian border alongside reports of a possible false flag by Russia and the absurdity of how the State Department reported it, regardless of truth, plus, your IMs!

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