The Left's Post-Modern "Reality" Problem. We observe how the manufactured narratives from the Left move quite swimmingly through the media, for long periods of time -- right up until an actual election takes place, or up until actual "evidence" is required to back up their claims. At which point, a more tangible "reality" intrudes and disrupts all the fun. How long will the Democratic masses keep tolerating the bogus narratives they're being served? How long can the party of "science" keep falling for such contrived nonsense? We listen to Professor Camille Paglia harangue the unhinged Democratic Party for its devolution into "nothing but words, and fantasy, and hallucination and Hollywood." It's "absolutely grotesque," she says, the way the Left is destroying journalism in America. Meanwhile, we look into partisan Democrat connections to the anti-Trump Russian "dossier" and ask why the FBI is no longer cooperating with Congressional investigators. Mr. Andrew McCabe, we presume? Also, we share an Obama 2016 flashback around his calls for candidate Trump to "stop whining" about potential election fraud. Those were the days. With Listener Calls & Music via Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Louane, En Vogue and The Beatles.
Fun With Chuck. Stricken Democrat Chuck Schumer fumbles an interview with ABC's George Stephanopolous. Under fire, Schumer promises a "bold" economic plan to be unveiled by Democrats in the near future. No baby steps! Any day now! Schumer says he's been working on the plan "for months" and has even talked to "a trucker" about it. Meanwhile, Dan Balz at the Washington Post laments the lack of "compelling message" from the Democrats, and suggests their open borders fanaticism has backfired electorally. Also, Megyn Kelly's new NBC show appears to be tanking bigly, and we discuss the "Depp State" after Hollywood actor Johnny Depp talks about assassinating President Trump. He has since apologized. Plus, our interview with Paterfamilias John Andrews on his visit to the Claremont Institute's "Publius Fellows" program. What should Congressional Republicans do now? Our notes on the future of American Greatness. With Listener Calls & Music via Alan Jackson, the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Robyn and Royksopp.
President Trump Skunks the Democrats. Despair creeps into the soul of the Left, as they lose their fourth consecutive Special Election of the Trump Era. Another "soul-sucking disappointment" says Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. They are "stuck in loser gear." Democrat Tim Ryan of Ohio lashes out at the "toxic" Nancy Pelosi and bemoans the badness of the "Democratic brand," which has alienated the American Working Classes. How long can the Democratic leadership survive this current round of soul-searching? President Trump tweets wry hopes that Pelosi and Schumer stay on, for the betterment of the Republican Party. Meanwhile, Trump holds a packed, high-energy, victory-lap rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We listen to the crowd offer full-throttle "boos" for CNN and the Hostile Mainstream Media. With Listener Calls & Music via Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, the Pretenders, Toby Keith and twenty one pilots.
Matt Dunn hosts the Dan Caplis Show. In spite of it all, President Trump appears to be winning, slowly overcoming the embedded national political power structure. Fighting onward against the Uniparty Establishment, Trump's approval ratings have risen to 50 percent levels as the economy brightens and the credibility of the Hostile Media continues to erode. Meanwhile, former NBA star Dennis Rodman travels to North Korea to ease international tensions. His mission might be succeeding, with Kim Jong Un's sudden release of political prisoner Otto Warmbier. Could Rodman be a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize? Also, Oliver Stone discusses the Deep State and we review the ongoing uselessness of Establishment Republicans. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, good friend of James Comey, hires a raft of Democratic prosecutors and may already be leaking to the Washington Post. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein responds. Plus, notes on the undemocratic, unaccountable leftist "Resistance" strategies. With Listener Calls & Music via John Lennon, Hall & Oates, Zac Brown and Coldplay.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Bad Blood in the Beltway. Left-Wing, Republican-Hating activist James Hodgkinson opens fire on GOP Congressmen at a baseball practice field. Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip, is critically wounded. In the grim aftermath, we survey the alarming epidemic of violent Leftist art and rhetoric in today's discourse. Time for progressives to rein in their rage machine? Astonishingly, the Corporate Mainstream Media responds to the acts of this Democrat, Trump-Hating wannabe assassin by blamng President Trump himself. Lamentable Establishment Republicans Jeff Flake and Mark Sanford pile on, and the disgraceful New York Times blood libels Sarah Palin. Meanwhile, President Trump visits Rep. Scalise in the hospital and calls for unity in a message delivered before the tragically significant Congressional Baseball Game. With Listener Calls & Music via Neil Sedaka and Walk The Moon.
Brexit Mastermind Nigel Farage visits Colorado. We study the historic enterprise of Mr. Farage and revisit his stirring speech from a 2016 Trump Rally in Mississippi, calling upon ordinary "decent people" to stand up to the Establishment -- and to win, while they're at it. Meanwhile, in dramatic fashion, President Trump overturns Obama's liberalized policies towards Cuba. We listen to his Friday pronouncements, and puzzle over the enduring Leftist love for Cuba even as they claim to now so despise Russia. What consistency herein? Also, we consider the possibility that both political parties in America might be going by the wayside. Unraveling. Have they all lost touch with the American people? Plus, Newt Gingrich describes the "increasing intensity of hostility on the Left." With Listener Calls & Music via George Strait, Courtney Barnett, Jamey Johnson and Ruben Gonzalez.
The Kumbaya Moment in American Politics. Or Maybe Not. While shooting victim Rep. Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition, Joy Reid of MSNBC attacks his political resume. The New York Times blood libels Sarah Palin, and former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson piles on. We scrutinize the propagandistic efforts of NBC's Chuck Todd, CBS's Scott Pelley and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. Also, we consider a series of unfortunate remarks from the GOP's Jeff Flake and Mark Sanford. How has the Republican Establishment devolved into such a state of uselessness? Aiding and abetting the Hostile Media? With Listener Calls & Music via Roger Miller, Louane, Alan Jackson and Peter, Paul & Mary.
The Racket Media goes after President Trump in the aftermath of the Rep. Steve Scalise shooting. We marvel at the Media's twisted response to the barbarity of James Hodgkinson -- a registered Democrat, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, and a wannabe assassin of House Republicans. Why is MSNBC's Joy Reid choosing this moment to cast aspersions upon Scalise's political background? Meanwhile, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post describes his lack of concern about the lack of evidence on Russian collusion, and Matt Drudge blasts the useless Republican Establishment. Also, activists disrupt the ongoing anti-Trump rendering of Julius Ceasar in New York City's "Shakespeare In the Park." Plus, our vignettes on Fatherhood in America. With Listener Calls & Music via Sade, Neil Sedaka, Dwight Yoakam and Melanie Safka.
The Trump Economy Moves Upward. A new coal mine opens near Pittsburgh, hinting at a long-overdue revival in the energy sector. We take a tour through coal country and remark on the brightening prospects of the formerly neglected American Working Class. Senator Chuck Schumer turns a blind eye, but smarter Democrats sense they're losing support in Middle America. Meanwhile, Never Trumpers Bret Stephens and Jennifer Rubin abandon their 'principles' on Climate Change with awe-inspiring gusto. Also, the pathological CNN continues to wage unsuccessful "war" on President Trump. After firing Kathy Griffin last week, CNN has dismissed the scatological Reza Aslan this week. Who's next? How many more Frankensteins has CNN created with its own propaganda? Vulgarity reigns in the media culture. We compare CNN's wrathful pursuit of President Trump with Captain Ahab of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Will they ever catch their great white whale? Call Me Ishmael. With Listener Calls & Music via Johnny Cash, Little Big Town, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Elvis Presley.
James Comey the Leaker. President Trump responds boldly to Comey's testimony: "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker." Former CIA Director James Woolsey piles on to say it's "stunning" and "amazing" that Comey would "leak" private conversations with the President to the media. Meanwhile, leftist Chris Matthews says the Russian 'collusion' meme finally "came apart" during the Comey testimony. We study the shady 'CrowdStrike' tech services company which launched the Russian meme in the first place. Comey uncritically describes this organization as a "high class entity." But did it ever catch a rabbit? Maybe Democrats don't actually want to dig too deeply hereabouts? We consider the precious "norms" and "protocols" of executive deportment -- as described by sundry swamp dwellers -- and further review the cognitive bewilderment of John McCain. Praising the "American leadership" of Barack Obama? Plus, our remarks on the longstanding friendship between Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Compromised counsel? With Listener Calls & Music via Eric Church, AC/DC, Elvis Presley and Fleetwood Mac.