Last weekend we went to Iowa to visit the nation's most famous state fair and as many campaign offices as we could get to in the home of 2020 first primary-mania! Here's our take on who's campaigns were a mess, who's poised to surprise us, which conspiracy theories we developed along the way.
This week on a special bi-coastal BTL, all hell breaks loose in the GOP primary in an ever-mounting flurry of desperate party maneuvers and bizarre Donald Trump quotes. Christ Christie has been kidnapped and cannot be saved so let's not worry about him anymore, but is anybody going to tell Rubio that his time might be up? Also, a rowdy Democratic Debate in Flint, MI, election results from all the "super" election days a person could ask for, CPAC, Ted Cruz's booger-eating, and so much more! How is it possible that every week tops the last? We're exhausted, you guys, but we do it all for you!
IOWA, IT'S TIME TO CAUCUS!! We have everything here need to know going into today's official start of the primary season, plus all the dirt on the Hillary and Bernie's newly agreed upon Democratic Debate schedule, last week's Trump-less but not very reassuring GOP Debate (were they all always so boring?), and Hillary's never-ending email dramas. All that plus we've reached maximum rage in the Flint water scandal/atrocity/fucking terribleness, and we have some important lessons for the GOP about when a group of liars should try to fool the judicial system and when they should just...stay home. Follow along all week as we report and dissect the Iowa results!
Never in our lives have we had so much to say about performance art, meta commentary, and...idiots. Lots of thoughts on idiots. Plus, panic on the right, left, and center about the rollercoaster of a primary and the gloves come off in the Clinton-verse! Oh, and it’s super duper hot these days and it will be forever and ever so...that’s cool.
This week on BTL...we begin 2016 with a look towards the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, which are just weeks away! Ted Cruz is in the lead in Iowa and Trump got a lock on NH, but the real race is for second, third, and fourth place (a.k.a. first place in the much more desperate establishment sub-primary.) All that, plus an exciting look at some other races to watch, the return of the Cliven Bundy's clan, some hopeful news regarding gun control (did we ever think we'd say that?) and so much more!
This week on the podcast, after 11 hours of Benghazi questioning, Hillary Clinton proves she has the stamina of a champion filibusterer. Too bad we didn't know this while she was in the Senate! And if this week wasn't already good enough week for her campaign, two Democratic contestants and one would-be contestant dropped out! Bye Linc! Plus, sorry Jeb!, it turns out that all the money in the world can’t buy you...money for your campaign. All this plus Ben Carson and the confusing logic of the Iowa electorate, Paul Ryan's forthcoming political suicide, and a walk down memory lane with family values and prostitute lover David Vitter!