Electing a rich guy from New York with no obvious qualifications to be president is going so swimmingly, why not try it again? That’s the apparent logic behind native Upper East Sider, retired hedge funder, and anti-Trump commercial-maker Tom Steyer’s campaign for president.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio is among the most distinctive members of the forgettable generic white people club for two reasons:
He’s tall. Too tall. If you noticed a giant lumberjack (beanpole?) of a man shouting from the fringes of the stage at the first two Democratic debates, you probably were noticing Bill de Blasio.
He’s, politically speaking, far to the left of the other generic white people. That means that when you noticed him shouting from off-camera, it was probably about how some other godforsaken corner-person was telling us what we can’t do and can’t have and shouldn’t stand for and why to stop dreaming IMMEDIATELY.
Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter what Joe Sestak says or does because he hasn’t qualified for a single debate and his platform is indistinguishable from every other generic white person on the trail anyway. See: Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, and John Delaney. Or actually see none of them because even finding out about Joe Sestak second-hand isn’t worth it. But fine, if you insist…
This week on the pod - good news, guys! We didn’t need a border wall anyway! Plus, there is just so much about Roger Stone you didn’t know, like how much he and his favorite back tattoo have in common! And we’ve got the 2020 updates you didn’t hear about because, well, if a tree falls… P.S. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump. It’s a place that needs our help. All this plus tons more on this weeks BTL!
This week on BTL, Brent is back! We dive into the week in Nixonian shenanigans starting with Yates ending with the Comey firing and circling back to why on earth Trump is mentioning "tapes" and other RED FLAGS on Twitter. Plus we've got the latest on the many many (many) celebrities who now, thanks to Trump, think the presidency is within reach. All this and much more! Stay tuned and welcome back Brent!