A Time For Vengeance. The Mandate for Deep State Scalps per the Biggest Political Scandal in American History. President Trump is now questioning the origins of SpyGate, wondering how the "phony and fraudulent investigation" actually began. We sense the implicit determination herein, and are expecting important lessons to be learned for "future generations." Reporter John Solomon is ready to go to the top, asking "what did Barack Obama know" about his administration's seditious conspiracy scheme against Trump. Judge Jeanine Pirro wants answers, and wants to see people behind bars. We review the supremely devious "frame" tactics of the Six Ways From Sunday crowd. But let's not overlook their paper trails -- and let's remember how incompetent these people are. We're getting perilously close to CIA John Brennan, who now says he's received "bad information" in the Mueller Denouement. Might Devin Nunes have a criminal referral ready to go on Brennan? Meanwhile, British Spy Christopher Steele literally runs away from reporters this week in the UK. Hey, we've got a runner! Plus, we sample President Trump's statements about closing the border and cutting off aid to Central America. Also, Lucy Flores, a young Democrat politician from Nevada, offers a vivid narrative on the incredible creepiness of Joe Biden. Woah -- can Biden survive this one? Coda: Quite possibly Earth's finest composition. Brandy. With Listener Calls & Music via Looking Glass, Todd Rundgren, the Alexandrov Ensemble and The Beatles. Sacred Song from the Stanley Brothers. Precious Memories.
Our Conversation with Michael Anton, former advisor to President Trump and author of the excellent new book After The Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose. Anton discusses his tenure in the Trump White House and outlines the high stakes for 2020. Noting the "fraud" of the two-year Mueller Investigation and the Team Obama "frame operation on Donald Trump," Anton urges ardent pursuit of accountability for felonious government operatives. If they get away with it, we've "crossed a dangerous threshold" from which there's no return. Is the conservative movement ready to go on offense? [Anton Interview ranges from 15:00 to 41:00 in this hour's Podcast.] Meanwhile, Host Dunn carries on with a monologue on the increasingly impressive "character" of President Trump. How remarkable that Trump has had the fortitude to withstand the ferocity of the Beltway Establishment, and even find a way to thrive against the odds. Disciplined Trump has waited out the unjust Mueller provocations, the whole Deep State scam attacking his own children. And now that AG Barr has showed up -- it is Trump's Turn. Get Ready. We describe Team Mueller's failed strategy to convert their nothing-burger into an actual something, and how the savvy Trump never took their bait. Also, we outline our predictions for spinnable "negative kernels" in the full Mueller Report, and the empty MSM bonanza that will ensue. Plus, amusing audio from Robert Smith's encounter with a giddy reporter upon his band The Cure's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Host relays his personal encounter with Robert Smith from some years ago. With Listener Calls & Music via Echo & The Bunnymen, Nicki French and The Cure. Just Like Heaven.
Opening Monologues. The Mueller Aftermath. MSM Deniers doubling down, still not apologizing for their epic whiff on Russian Collusion. We marvel over a week of obdurate commentary from CNN, after two solid years of Rick-Rolling their viewers. Total incoherence from Tapper, Cuomo, Stelter and Cupp -- bitter clingers all? Never Gonna Give You Up. But will their audience go along for the ride? We predict CNN boss Jeff Zucker unlikely to survive the Mueller Goose Egg, as we commend the sweet condescension offered by OMB Mick Mulvaney to their defensive charade. Meanwhile, President Trump is advised by an earnest Establishment to move on and let go of the Mueller vindication. Should he? No way, we say it's time for some serious SpyGate accountability. All the way, in fact, as Devin Nunes readies his criminal referrals. Plus, we sketch the travails of Creepy Joe Biden in the already brutal Democratic Primary, and we review Trump's plans to "close the border" with Mexico. Also, the Rolling Stones postpone their tour due to Mick Jagger health concerns. Bummer. Coda: The pouncing, seizing, gloating, flouting & spiking the ball playbook. Hot Pants! With Listener Calls & Music via Rick Astley, James Brown, Buck Owens and the Rolling Stones.
SPECIAL EDITION. Backbone Radio host Matt Dunn joins 710KNUS colleague Craig Silverman to review the Mueller Denouement. Time now for Trump to move on? Or maybe time for Trump to clean house first? Good fun and sharp banter on this Hour Two of The Craig Silverman Show.
Trump Vindication Day. The Mueller Investigation goes out with a whimper. The Deep State Coup is Over. And now it's Trump's Turn. Let The Reckoning Begin. Declassification and IG Horowitz Report Soon. We sample President Trump's airport declaration of "complete and total exoneration" and description of "an illegal takedown that failed." Preparing for the slingshot north in the polls. The heroic Devin Nunes reviews "the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in American history." Why Rod Rosenstein stuck around, backing up AG Barr. We outline the utter humiliation of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, and flashback to laughable accusations of "treason" emanating from FBI McCabe, DNI Clapper and CIA Brennan. Clapper admits the White House is now spiking the ball in the end zone "with some justification," while Brennan seems to have gone mute. Comey's Lawfare crowd hides behind their "complexity" shield. We compare Russiagate with Iraq's WMD's. Some of the same people, same networks and same geographies involved in both hoaxes. McCain and Frum -- London, Rome and Prague. Leftist Matt Taibbi sketches "the death blow" to the reputation of the American media, who just handed Trump "the mother of campaign issues headed into 2020." Joe diGenova & Victoria Toensing review where we go from here. Time now for the RINO's to fight. On Top of the World. Wipe Out. Bringing It Home. With Listener Calls & Music via The Surfaris, Muse, Shonen Knife, the Alexandrov Ensemble, The Smiths and Jim Reeves. Sacred Song from George Jones.
Our Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson, author of the great new book The Case for Trump. Explaining the Trump Phenomenon through the eyes of a classical scholar and military historian. The Two Americas. The Greeks and the Romans from Ajax, Alcibiades and Achilles to Cincinnatus. The Agrarian Perspective. Thucydides and the "Funeral Oration" of Pericles. Professor Hanson weighs in with preliminary reactions to breaking news on the Mueller Report. Major setback for the Deep State. Another Waterloo for the Never Trumpers. With Listener Calls & Music via Jethro Tull, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Social Distortion.
Opening Monologues. The Mueller Report Goose Egg. No Collusion, No Obstruction, No Treason, No Nothing. Ding Dong the Witch Hunt Is Dead. A total vindication for President Trump, and if we may say, for Backbone Radio. An historic collapse of two full years of phony fraudulent MSM narrative. The Drudge Report banner headline says "Trump Wins." Joe diGenova describes a "grand slam home run for the President." Time now for The Reckoning. Looking forward to the grand "Declassification" and to real accountability for the stricken, afflicted Deep State. Can MSNBC's Rachel Maddow survive the loss of her Russian Collusion obsession? We marvel at the funereal phsyiognamy of our favorite MSM personalities. Depressed FBI Comey tweets cliffside De Profundis. Commie CIA Brennan fails to apologize. The levee has broken, and President Trump will only grow stronger from here. MAGA 2020. A great day for America. With Listener Calls & Music via Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Katy Perry and the Wizard of Oz Munchkins.
Justice Is Coming. President Trump, en route to vindication, describes "the biggest scandal in the history of our country" as engineered by Democrats after their failure to "steal" the 2016 election. As new SpyGate revelations continue to drip into the discourse, the "moment of reckoning" can't be far away. We learn this week that Nellie Ohr spent at least six years working for the CIA, which brings us ever-closer to John O. Brennan, communist director of the CIA under Obama. Mastermind of the whole diabolical plot? And hey why no tweets from Brennan lately? Rome and London and The Five Eyes. Meanwhile, we ponder the consequences of collapsed trust between MSM connoisseurs and their failed network tour guides. What happens when viewers suddenly realize CNN and MSNBC cannot deliver on their promises of Russian Collusion? The tourism of no return. Might not be pretty. Plus, amusing montages of the clueless AOC's most favorite words and the MSM's most consistently pedestrian cliches. The Wheels Are Like Coming Off. Also, our humor at the expense of Hollywood Leftists arrested this week for bribing college officials to get their low-functioning children into top schools. Typical Ruling Class behavior. Meritocracy indeed. Who Put the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder? Danny Boy and St. Patrick's Day. Tributes to the Irish. With Listener Calls & Music via Bing Crosby, Rush, Tourist and the Avett Brothers. Sacred Songs from Dwight Yoakam and Bill Monroe.
The Dirty Dozen. Establishment Republican Senators vote against President Trump's emergency declaration at the Southern Border. We describe the slick dishonesty of these "America Last" senatorial puppets, as we commend Colorado Senator Cory Gardner for bucking his peers and sticking with Trump. Indeed, somewhat to our surprise, Gardner did the right thing. We sample Attorney General William Barr's forthright defense of Trump's declaration, which he says is "clearly authorized under the law." Meanwhile, host debates a liberal caller on borders, trade, wages and the future of the working class. Until recently, America's Elites had been stuffing their wallets by abusing the sovereignty of our nation, at the direct expense of our own people. From their porous borders to their disastrous trade deals to their woefully ruinous foreign policy -- all of it. America was long overdue for a course correction, and now we've already seen the turnaround in our growing MAGA economy. With that in mind, we review a phenomenal Candidate Trump speech from 2016 outlining the stakes for national survival. Replacing the failed Washington Establishment. Reclaiming control of the government for the American People. The Speech That Got Trump Elected. Plus, vignettes on De Tocqueville and the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX airplanes. The perils of technology. For Whom The Bell Tolls. Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan on St. Patrick's Day. With Listener Calls & Music via Bing Crosby, Train, Supertramp and Metallica.
Opening Monologues. Dominoes Are Falling. Is SpyGate about to break wide open? There's a new sheriff in town, and we're liking the shift in tone brought on by Attorney General William Barr. President Trump hits 93% approvals within the GOP, which pollster Frank Luntz describes as the highest intra-party numbers "since the invention of polling." Speaker Pelosi announces she's dropping her plans for impeachment, the "pitbull" Andrew Weissman drops out of Team Mueller, and we find proof of John McCain's fingerprints on the Steele Dossier. Rep. Doug Collins releases a steady stream of congressional transcripts, all extremely incriminating to our recurring cast of Deep State perpetrators. But as the MSM watches its fraudulent narratives evaporate in real-time, instead of contrition we see the Left redoubling its efforts to silence political opposition. Judge Jeanine Pirro faces a two-week suspension from Fox News, and Media Matters pushes hard to knock Tucker Carlson off the air. Apparently the Left realizes they cannot win on the level playing field of ideas -- and thus prefer their battlefields of censorship. We review Michael Anton's essay in American Greatness outlining the critical importance of conservatives standing up to such Ruling Class predations. Gotta fight back together. The Elites are bleeding Middle America dry, and they know it. Plus, vignettes on this week's Cyclone Blizzard Bomb in Colorado along with our best St. Patrick's Day Parade. With Listener Calls & Music via Bing Crosby, Creed, Chumbawumba and Van Morrison.