Episode 40: The Health of Hillary and the Health of the GOP (with Guest Jay Caruso)
Jay Caruso of RedState joins us in our ongoing conversation about the renewal of the Republican party.
But we start off with terrible opinions. Matthias feels that Ben Carson wasn’t suited for politics, but thinks he’s a nice guy and still really likes him. Jordan notes that the outrage mob on went way too far bashing the “women in headphones” piece. It was dumb, but they made an industry out of being angry at it. Zach asks that, if you’re going to make faces at a baby, you should make eye contact with the parents. Jay doesn’t think that Hillary’s coughing thing was a big deal (but her fainting may alter that position).
We talk with Jay about rebuilding the GOP, specifically about his piece in the National Review, in which he walks through how the GOP can reach out to minority and urban voters after a Hillary victory.
We also discuss the alt right and try to figure out how to balance the need to recognize them as a news story with how covering their every move gives them oxygen, energy, and the money they need to continue.
For predictions, Jay notes that, we’re going to see the elimination of the network TV model in the next five years.