Yesterday, two of our obsessions, gun control and real-life, non-silent, non-procedural filibusters collided as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT, Newly Minted Hero) held the senate floor for 14+ hours to demand a vote on two of the most minor and widely supported gun control measures on the planet.
We encourage anybody in a state voting tomorrow to show up to the polls and vote for whoever you damn well please even if you've been told nothing matters anybody and your time would be better spent staring a 24 hour news coverage and eating ice cream. Don't allow your vote to not matter by not casting it.
Dispatches from way out in Sandersland: Hillary Clinton's been rolling like a political behemoth and inevitable winner for years, but she’s having trouble convincing young voters to buy into that narrative. For the sake of larger party unity, we've compiled this list of our best, possibly condescending but absolutely imperative advice to Clinton's camp. Millennials will become the largest voting bloc in America in the next few cycles - any party or candidate that wants to be elected or relevant in the future needs to start earning their loyalty ASAP, and Clinton will need these energetic young voters to join her camp if she does in fact become the nominee.
This week on the podcast, Carla Nordstrom joins us for our coverage of the Nevada Caucus results, the fully bonkers South Carolina GOP primary results, a finally tally of what money can't buy you care of a now exclamation point-less Jeb, and Donald Trump's latest sparring partner, Pope Francis. Naturally we didn't forget to bring you this week's crazy Scalia conspiracy theories and make sure to listen to Carla's editorial on young voters and the Democratic Party! Yet another can't-miss week and more are on the way!
Join us this week on BTL as we discuss where our medium tolerance of the idea of maybe voting for Hillary Clinton in the general met it's natural end. Misrepresenting corporate ties was one (bad) thing, but misrepresenting single-payer healthcare and Bernie Sander's (superior) health platform is where we draw the line. We're legit not having her in any way shape or form! Come for the rage, stay for our rundowns of the rest of this action-packed week: Tuesday's State of the Union, Thursday's GOP Debate, Sunday's Dem Debate, and the latest on Iran followed by our coverage of the infuriating/criminal Flint, MI water situation. The episode is long but worth it!
This week on BTL...at what point do we get to start calling the NRA a terrorist organization? Is it now? Do we have to wait until we hit 400 mass shootings a year? Luckily for us, the GOP proposed all sorts of strategies to deal with this week’s mass shootings including...outright denial, misplaced blame, and voting no on common sense gun legislation. You be you, America! Actually though, don't. Other genius GOP ideas's this week: asking their GOP Senate candidates to wear cooler clothes and dig up tree roots, repealing Obamacare in new and exciting ways, and getting rid of that terrible foreign scourge: hummus. All this and lots more!