Is it time for Republicans of good character to form a new party? One of the proponents of this idea join Thom to consider it. And Progressive leader and Congressman Ro Khanna takes the sometimes challenging questions of Thom's listeners.
Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken
Clay welcomes former Rep. David Jolly of Florida to discuss the unraveling of our political culture, the changes our Congress needs and whether The SAM Party can move us forward. Has the need for cold hard cash irreparably corrupted the two dominant parties in our country? Can centrism be the solution, or must we first make the changes that take power away from those that divide us?Guest:Rep. David JollyFormer Congressman David Jolly served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2014 – 2017. A student of the institution, Jolly has held virtually every position in Congress, from intern to Member, and has worked outside the Congress as an attorney and political consultant, as well as in specialty finance.Known for his fierce independent streak and bipartisan approach, Jolly was first elected in a special election in Florida, a Republican winning a Democratic leaning district. It was his first run for elective office and became one of the most expensive Congressional races in U.S. history at the time. It made Jolly a fierce campaign finance reform advocate and his resulting legislative effort to prohibit Members of Congress from directly soliciting campaign contributions was ultimately featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes.Today, Jolly can often be seen as a policy and politics analyst on MSNBC and CNN, including regular appearances on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Deadline White House with Nicolle Wallace, All In with Chris Hayes, and many others. Jolly has also appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and regularly on PoliticKing with Larry King. Jolly’s work has been published in Time, Roll Call, the Washington Post, CNN.com, NewsMax, the Washington Times, and the Tampa Bay Times. Jolly also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida and is currently authoring his first book.A Washington Post columnist wrote, “Jolly speaks the truth.” The Tampa Bay Times, “It’s refreshing to hear someone take on the system.” And upon leaving Congress, one columnist penned, “Farewell to the one Congressman willing to compromise.”Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1994, and his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from George Mason University in 2001. The son of a minister, Jolly is a fifth-generation Floridian and resides today with his wife Laura in Belleair Bluffs, Florida. Get more from Rep. David Jolly with: Twitter | Website | The SAM Party |Host: Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 almost unseating a popular Republican incumbent.Follow Clay Aiken further on: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Email your questions to email@example.com Follow @politicon and go to Politicon.com THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:APOSTROPHE GO TO WWW.APOSTROPHE.COM/HECK AND CLICK BEGIN VISIT, THEN USE THE CODE HECK AT SIGN UP AND YOU’LL GET FIFTEEN DOLLARS OFF YOUR DERMATOLOGY VISIT!
David Jolly and Will Saletan Dissect the First Debate
The Bulwark Podcast
On today's Post-Debate Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly and Will Saletan discuss the first presidential debate. Why Trump can't help himself? Is his ego his fatal flaw?Will there be more debates? Did Joe Biden alienate the left? Special Guests: David Jolly and Will Saletan.
Host David Jolly is joined by Philip Bump, National Correspondent for the Washington Post, to discuss the Democratic National Convention, Trump’s latest polling numbers, the strengths and weaknesses of the Biden-Harris ticket, and more.