Episode #51: Keeping Voters in Their Lane

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In this episode, Jacob and Eric first discuss the newly-declared congressional candidacy of Brandon Michon, the Loudoun County father whose viral rant back in January 2021 arguably started the anti-school board protest movement, and whether or not his bid for Virginia’s 10th district is a wise move or a vanity run. They then shift to Tennessee, praising the successful gerrymandering efforts by Republicans there to gut the political power of deep-blue Nashville, before addressing the MAGA backlash against President Trump for endorsing Morgan Ortagus, a former State Department official and professional bureaucrat, for Tennessee’s new 5th district, despite more widespread grassroots support in favor of Republican candidate Robby Starbuck. After reacting to an encouraging Harvard/Harris poll that seems to indicate a seismic shift of suburban voters back to Trump and the GOP after just one year of Biden, they turn back to Ukraine for the main topic; namely, reviewing some of the most egregious examples of Republican lawmakers scolding Tucker Carlson for his non-interventionist stance, which represents the general view of most Americans.

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Intro
03:40 Brandon Goes to Washington
12:00 Republicans shamelessly gerrymandering, but could Trump’s primary endorsements miss opportunities?
37:13 Main Topic: Republican senators to Tucker Carlson and his millions of viewers: “Shut up and stay in your lane.”

SHOWNOTES

Man who started anti-school board protest movement, Brandon Michon, running for Congress: https://www.dailywire.com/news/lets-go-brandon-loudoun-county-figure-it-out-dad-running-for-congress

Multiple Trump supporters criticize Trump’s pre-emptive endorsement in Tennessee’s 5th district: https://www.newsweek.com/trump-endorse-robby-starbuck-tennessee-congress-1673121

A “MAGA revolt” over Trump’s snubbing of Robby Starbuck?: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/27/trump-maga-revolt-endorsement-00003050

Harvard/Harris poll shows massive swing back to GOP and Trump with suburban voters: https://www.newsweek.com/suburban-voters-key-demographic-democrats-2020-showing-strong-swing-gop-1672718

GOP lawmakers criticize Tucker Carlson for his stance on Ukraine: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/01/gop-tucker-carlson-ukraine-00004370

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