Nigel Farage of Brexit fame joins Donald Trump on stage in Mississippi. We listen to Farage speak to a 'rock concert' crowd of 15,000 as he inspires American voters to action and declares: "Decent people can beat the Establishment!" We consider the patterns of "psychological abuse" heaped upon "decent" citizens by their Establishment overlords in the media. Plus, we sample an impressive "unofficial" Trump campaign advertisement set to club music as we further contemplate the high stakes of 2016. Turning point for America? Also, we examine Trump's prospects in Iowa, which look promising in a state with a GOP Establishment fully unified behind the GOP nominee. Should Trump fall short in other states with lesser party unity -- such as Colorado -- might recalcitrant "Never Trump" saboteurs be to blame? With Listener Calls and Music via Journey, Jethro Tull, the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Is Donald Trump "softening" on immigration? Or is the media using this potential as a means to sow division within the GOP? A conversation with Tom Tancredo on his latest Breitbart column. Is the fate of the Supreme Court the most critical issue of 2016? What to make of Hillary Clinton's divisive speech on race relations in America? What is this so-called "Alt-Right" anyways? Plus, we listen to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks offer hints to Fox & Friends as to what revelations he may have in store for the Clinton Campaign, and we make note of Chris Christie's strong critique of Hillary's "Amnesty Plan." Also, Paul Wolfowitz, a chief architect of the Iraq War, has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Should she disavow? With Listener Calls and Music via Dwight Yoakam, Guns & Roses and Cheap Trick.
A lot of smoke, but no fire? Hillary Clinton uses this unfortunate phrasing to defend the Clinton Foundation, even as it appears to be flaming out. By now no fewer than eleven left-wing media outlets have called upon the Clintons to "shut it down." Meanwhile, we are asking: Who is Gilbert Chagoury? Why is this big foreign donor to the Clintons on the "no-fly list" in America? Why has Hillary avoided a proper press conference for the past 267 days? Why did Hillary use extreme "BleachBit" technology to delete thousands of emails? And what might Julian Assange of WikiLeaks now have up his sleeve? We ponder these questions as we review Hillary's bad week, by way of contrast with Trump's good week. Plus, we discuss Hillary's Health -- Pickle Strong? Also, we remember the great "Barrel Man" of the Denver Broncos. With Listener Calls and Music via Green Day, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sanford & Townsend, Bongos Ikwue and Mayssa Karaa.
Hillary Clinton throws Colin Powell under the bus as she dodges responsibility for mishandling classified information. Former Secretary of State Powell openly responds to Clinton's provocations, in a distinctly unimpressed manner. We marvel over chronic "Clintonian" patterns of blame shifting. They've gotten away with it all for decades -- but will they in 2016? Also, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post describes "American journalism collapsing before our eyes" in the context of overwhelming biases against Trump, and we listen to crowds at Trump rallies implore a malicious CNN to "Do Your Job" and "Tell The Truth." Any chance of that happening anytime soon? Plus, we listen to a Trump "apologia" of sorts, we further explore the political implications of Louisiana's tragic floods, and we suggest a "sleepy" theme song for the ultra-low-energy Hillary Campaign. Pillow Time? With Listener Calls and Music via Patti Page, Alan Walker, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash & Rev. Billy Graham.
A conversation with Colorado Trump Campaign officials Robert Blaha and Jeff Eggemeyer. The latest local news from within the Trump organization plus concrete details about how listeners can get involved with Team Trump between now and November. Also, we listen to a new national media spot from the Trump Campaign describing "Hillary Clinton's America." With Listener Calls and Music via the Shins, the Smithereens, the Wreckers, R.E.M. and Snoop Dogg.
Double Standards in Louisiana. A "presidential" Donald Trump visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, unloads relief supplies and comforts the displaced. Meanwhile, many miles away on Martha's Vineyard, Hillary Clinton attends a lavish birthday party and President Obama plays yet another round of golf. Unbelievably Bad Optics for Democrats. We measure contrasting media-manufactured "narratives" vis-a-vis Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the current natural disaster in Baton Rouge. We sample 2007 audio clips wherein both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama assail former President George W. Bush for his high-altitude handling of Katrina. In light of Hillary & Obama's present absenteeism, we contemplate the depths of their hypocrisy. For historical perspective we survey Douglas Brinkley's scholarly chronicle of Katrina: The Great Deluge. Meanwhile, Trump pulls ahead nationally in the latest LAT/USC polls and Hillary unleashes an absurd "Colin Powell Defense" of her email improprieties. With Listener Calls and Bayou Music via the Kershaw Brothers, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and BR5-49.
A conversation with political philosopher Thomas Krannawitter. The state of the conservative movement vis-a-vis borders, trade and foreign policy. Are "think tank" conservatives overlooking concepts of national sovereignty? Trump v. Hillary and the "politics of envy." With notes on Edmund Burke, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Che Guevara, Napoleon and the French Revolution.
Is ruling class panic driving the "rigged media" bias against Donald Trump? A review of techniques in "propaganda" employed by the power centers of the West as they reckon with populist disruptions. Why all the name-calling? Are elites detaching themselves from their own countrymen? Should it be more important to be a "global" citizen -- or an American citizen? Is the Establishment losing its grip on the American political system? Plus, an appreciation of the "work ethic" of Donald Trump, and expressions of amazement as Hillary Clinton throws Colin Powell under the bus to camouflage her own unethical activities.
Donald Trump visits flood-ravaged communities near Baton Rouge. While President Obama visits a golf course in Martha's Vineyard -- and while Hillary Clinton phones in her concerns for the citizens of Louisiana. But Where Is Hillary? Bad Optics for Democrats? As Trump shows steady gains in the polls and delivers a series of consequential speeches, we sense a "turning point" in the race to November.
An astoundingly hostile CNN takes heat from Trump supporters, as its ratings plunge. Deservedly so? Is Trump's energy misdirected when he criticizes the media -- or might he be promoting "talking head" accountability to the American people? We review Trump's current media strategies and take an increasingly unforgiving look at lingering Never-Trumpers. Callers suggest Republicans should never be voting for Anti-Trump Republicans down ticket -- i.e. House & Senate -- thereby mirroring the venomous logic of "Never Trump." Could it happen in 2016? Meanwhile, we listen to disgraced pundit Bill Kristol call Trump a "bully" even as Kristol personally bullies Kayleigh McEnany, a young Trump supporter, right there on CNN. Has Kristol gone over the edge? Also, should Christians fight to repeal "Johnson Amendment" restrictions on free speech? With Listener Calls and Music via Natalie Imbruglia, Iris DeMent, Kelly Willis and the Beatles. Plus, an extended appreciation of Puccini's Nessun Dorma, as rendered by Luciano Pavarotti, as interpreted by "Father Hugh." Tramontate stelle, Vincero!