2702 - The Staying Power of Biden's Policy Agenda, Critical Race Theory With Voters In The Off-Year Elections And Beyond w/ Dave Weigel & Jason Myles
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Dave Weigel, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, as they walk through how the Democrats are approaching the midterms (and what the voters think). Dave, Emma, and Sam jump into how the infrastructure and reconciliation failures are being read by voters, discussing how candidates are bringing it up on the campaign trail, why the average voter sees legislative hold up as evidence of policy failure, and why, despite their inability to emphasize its importance, Democrats should see Republican critiques failing to stick as a success. They also cover Biden’s falling approval rating, and the perspective of people who’d really hoped he would bring back at least some sense of normalcy coming out of COVID. Next, they jump into the Republican culture war shifting the battlegrounds into the schools and the spotlight onto the children, with their aim taking on critical race theory, trans rights, and school-based vax and mask mandates, and look at the VA McAuliffe v. Youngkin race as a key example of how Dems can, or cannot, handle this fight. This brings them to discuss how Democrats are utilizing Trump in the run-up to 2022 midterms, the importance of fear in generating midterm turnout, how they’re capitalizing on 1/6, and they wrap up the interview with a summary of the different tactics Republicans and Democrats are taking into next year. Emma and Sam also discuss the state of reconciliation heading into next week and Biden’s performance on the CNN town hall last night with Anderson Cooper. And in the second half Sam and Emma are joined by Jason Myles, co-host of the This Is Revolution podcast, as they dissect his Medium article, “I Was a Teenage Anarchist," on the growth of the punk movement around the concepts of authenticity and deconstruction, how that hindered its growth and ability to alter the mainstream, instead, setting it up to be absorbed by the machine, and what that can teach us about the state of the online left today. They also touch on the marketing of anti-capitalism, from Parasite to the Joker, and what it means to be a “sellout.” Emma and Sam wrap up the fun half with Rachel Hamm’s claim to her prophetical witch hunt, Jim Jordan’s objection to protocol, plus, your IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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You thought Michael Flynn calling for a coup was the most exciting thing to happen at the QAnon conference in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend? Think again, Fever Dreams fans, for just before the wacko retired general longingly wished for a Myanmar-style crackdown here in the U.S. of A., our very own beloved host Will Sommer got kicked out of QCon to a standing ovation. Also on this episode of Fever Dreams, our hosts talk to The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel about the massive GOP push to crackdown on voting rights at the state and local levels, and they discuss how Trump’s associates are trying, and failing, to get the former president to care about encouraging his base to get vaccinated.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dave Weigel of the Washington Post joins us in the backyard to chat about crashing parties at CPAC, covering the "Stop the Steal" capitol siege and the greatest debate of all: Obama Girl vs Hillary Hottie.
Washington Post political report and most famous Delaware native Dave Weigel joins Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about the inauguration of Delaware's second-most famous native, the insurrection at the capitol, and what to expect from a Biden administration.Show Notes:The Trailer on the Capitol riotsRick Perlstein on the Nixon pardon
Welcome to Office Hours, where Controversy Creates Conversation. Today's installment had Burbank City Council member-elect Konstantine Anthony and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel weighing in on the issues of the day, plus a bevy of space puns in honor of the continued success of Moonbase 8 starring Tim Heidecker. Enjoy the show! Get tickets to DROP CONCERT: THE MOTION PICTURE at dropconcert.com. Get an extra half hour of the show, $3 off your Drop Concert movie tickets and much more at patreon.com/officehourslive. Check out our merch, subscribe to the podcast and find everything else at officialofficehours.com.
Election Aftermath Edition. Plus, The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel.
The Press Box
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on the aftermath of the 2020 election. They discuss major headlines that include Trump running for reelection in 2024 (2:30), review all the media stories that ran after Biden won the election (9:00), and then discuss who covered election week better: CNN or MSNBC? (32:00) Then, Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel joins to discuss covering the 2020 election (49:00). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 279: Electile Disfunction feat. Dave Weigel
Yeah, But Still
Veteran political reporter and YBS patron Dave Weigel joins us to talk elections, the current political climate and Hunter Biden's XL sized dong.If youre in LA come see Brandon do outdoor covid-safe comedy:https://jaminthevan.com/speakeasy-sessions/brandon-wardell-and-friends/Sign up for our patreon at www.patreon.com/yeahbutstill
Episode 102: Vote Q No Matter Who feat Dave Weigel
Politicians wrestle with QAnon and other conspiracy theories on the campaign trail as we head into election season. Who better to guide us through the morass than Dave Weigel, seasoned journalist in both electoral cycles and conspiracy theories spawning from Seth Rich's murder.↓↓↓↓ SUBSCRIBE FOR $5 A MONTH SO YOU DON'T MISS THE SECOND WEEKLY EPISODE ↓↓↓↓www.patreon.com/QAnonAnonymousFollow Dave Weigel: https://twitter.com/daveweigelMerch / Join the Discord Community / Find the Lost Episodes / Etc: http://qanonanonymous.comEpisode music by G-DOG (https://doomchakratapes.bandcamp.com/album/g-dog-presents-tracks-of-life-free-download), Kobermann (https://doomchakratapes.bandcamp.com/album/kobermann-xvii), ATM (https://doomchakratapes.bandcamp.com/album/atm-smile-dial)