The Fusion GPS Trump Dossier: "One of the Dirtiest Political Tricks in U.S. History." So argues Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal -- and she would be right. We discuss the Dossier, the Virginia election, and the fate of Judge Roy Moore with guest Jennifer Kerns on board a train in the Acela Corridor. Dirty tricks aside, why are Democrats observing a dramatic plunge in their generic approval ratings? Meanwhile, Steve Bannon responds to the coordinated attacks on Roy Moore by blasting "Republican scumbags" like Paul Singer and Sen. Mitch McConnell and promising "we are not backing down one inch." The season of war within the Republican Party continues, and exacerbates. With Listener Calls & Music via Olivia Newton-John, The Kingsmen and Saint Etienne.
Opening Monologue. The Establishment orchestrates a "political hit" on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Media feeding frenzy ensues. Should voters accept the Washington Post account of unwholesome events from decades ago? Are there solid grounds for skepticism? We sample Moore's responses to the allegations leveled against him. Callers weigh in. Plus, a review of the new movie Thor: Ragnarock. With Music from AC/DC, George Strait, Led Zeppelin and Dwight Yoakam.
Making America Home Again. A look at the expanding Trump Economy and increasing optimism towards pursuing the American Dream. President Trump goes on offense against Sen. Chuck Schumer's "Diversity Visa Lottery" in the aftermath of ISIS truck terror in New York City. A hypocritical Schumer, playing last-ditch defense, decries Trump's "politicizing" of immigration issues. Meanwhile, we make note of the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution and explore "Communism's Bloody Century." We ponder why so many American millenials seem favorably disposed towards Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin. Are they unaware that communism has claimed at least 65 million lives since 1917? What systemic failures in America's education system have allowed for such historical illiteracy? Could some Friedrich Hayek help? Meanwhile, we survey the upcoming election for Governor in Virginia, where the stakes are high for nervous Democrats. If they lose, could they be facing their own civil war? Will Democrats be able to recover from their infamous 'racist black pickup' backfire? With Listener Calls & Music via the Smithereens, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison. Sacred Song from Reba McEntire.
A visit with Jennifer Kerns on Donna Brazile, Fusion GPS, the Trump Dossier, the Virginia Governor's Race, prospects for Tax Reform and the amazing series of Democratic backfires. Also, an extended discourse on the enduring ineptitude of the Bush Dynasty. The former Presidents Bush claim, in a new book, that President Trump is "blowing up" the Republican Party. And so we ask: How do they still not realize that Trump has been saving the GOP from the disatrous presidency of George W. Bush? We conclude it is time for the Bushes to be ushered off the stage. Meanwhile, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner suffers a dramatic plunge in popularity, Rep. Mike Coffman gains a primary opponent, and Tom Tancredo enters the race for Colorado Governor. Plus, leftist journalists "body shame" White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the disgraced Anthony Weiner finally goes to jail. Also, Papa John's CEO John Schnatter blasts the NFL for declining pizza sales and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully says he "will never watch another NFL game." With Listener Calls & Music via R.E.M., the Wreckers and Oasis.
Opening Monologue. Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile turns against her own party, creating a nightmare scenario for Democrats in their attempts to hold the fragile "Obama Coalition" together. The African-American Brazile describes being treated like a "slave" by the Hillary Clinton campaign, outlines how Hillary's "wobbly on her feet" health problems affected the campaign, and accuses her fellow Democrats of rigging their 2016 primary against Bernie Sanders. For good measure, Brazile tells her current critics to "go to hell." Stunned establishmentarian David Brooks manages to pile on by saying "our elites really do stink." Meanwhile, Special Counsel Robert Mueller coughs up a dud, the Bush family attacks President Trump, and we speculate on Jeff Sessions' status as Attorney General. Also, we sketch preliminary news reports of the mass-shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. With Listener Calls & Music via Social Distortion, Jamey Johnson, George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow.