This week on BTL, we know it's hot and hard to focus on anything but popsicles and swimming pools, but we'd love some answers regarding what our actual election results were here! 1.5 million ballots still uncounted? Let's fix that! Then our two great loves, gun control and filibusters, collided last week for an epic democratic-led 15 hour gun control filibuster that warmed our hearts and lifted our spirits but possibly wont result in any actual change. And those are only two of the zillions of things we covered this week. We'd think of more to tease but it's too hot. Just listen. We promise it'll be fun.
This week on BTL...it's a polling bonanza! The first polls major numbers 2016 are filled with exciting plot twists! With Iowa and New Hampshire are mere weeks away, the pressure is mounting on establishment campaigns on both sides of the aisle and we can't help but love the fallout! Plus, Donald Trump releases his first video ad; maybe in the course of “figuring out what going on” he can learn to write better copy. And Ted Cruz birtherism is finally taking center stage in a fascinating GOP battle royale that promises to get better (read: more exciting) before it gets worse (read: solved). Also, Obama makes common sense gun control reforms that are now more necessary than ever since Americans basically purchased out all the guns that are currently for sale last month in an effort to stop shootings (what?). And guys, Dr. Zizmor retired so childhood is basically over and we've gotta start figuring our shit out. Blargh. Check us out right here or on iTunes/Stitcher!
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!