News & Politics
Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - November 25, 2018 - HR 3
The Chastened Establishment. The NYT's David Brooks offers a forlorn plea to keep "chastened members of establishments" in power in America. Brooks helpfully points out that some Beltway think tanks have been acknowledging "past mistakes" and are even making amends by hosting conferences about the plight of the "working class." Therefore, says Brooks, people like Brooks himself deserve to be kept in power. But for our part, we respond with a big "No Thanks" to all that. Meanwhile, we listen to a high octane Joe diGenova go full scorched earth against incompetent Republicans who have botched their congressional oversight duties. Will the SpyGaters skate? Goodlatte and Gowdy are embarassments, says diGenova, who goes on to describe the importance of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. We outline the latest round of attacks on Whitaker, along with our hopes that he can withstand the inevitable Deep State storm. Plus, the unpopular John Kasich threatens to run in 2020. The best they've got? Seeking "peace of mind" in the ongoing human comedy. Coda: Dan Bongino talks about "suffering" in politics. With Listener Calls & Music via Boston and Sigrid. Sacred Song from the Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson.
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