Episode #54: The Right Take Debates Ukraine

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Returning after a one-week hiatus, Jacob and Eric react to the absolutely abysmal fizzling out of the American trucker convoys that went to Washington D.C., only to fail to actually impose an effective blockade around the Swamp like their Canadian counterparts did. They recap the lowlights from Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address, summarize the results of the primary elections in Texas last week, and talk about the complete surrender of Utah’s ostensibly Republican governor, Spencer Cox, after he vowed to veto a bill that would ban “transgender” students from competing in women’s sports. For the main topic, they engage in an all-out debate over the Ukraine-Russia war: Jacob takes the stance that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is reacting appropriately to Western expansion into his sphere of influence through NATO, while Eric defends Ukraine’s sovereignty and its right to protect its own borders against the Russian invasion. They also look back at the long historical background that led to this crisis, and discern fact from fiction in the information overload from on the ground in Ukraine.

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Intro
04:28 Why the Convoluted Convoy was an epic fail
19:09 Biden’s State of the Union Lowlights
30:48 The GOP establishment holds in Texas
45:49 Utah Republican Governor kisses the ring of the trans lobby
54:12 Main Topic: “Go Putin!” or “Respect All Borders!”

SHOWNOTES

American trucker protests fizzle out: https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/were-mandating-freedom-american-freedom-convoy-of-truckers-makes-stop-at-virginia-motor-speedway-on/article_6489d4e2-0dae-5cf8-8b62-344948cca183.html  

One trucker convoy was protesting not vaccine mandates, but…Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: https://jalopnik.com/truckers-protest-in-support-of-ukraine-as-second-americ-1848601245  

Biden does not mention Build Back Better once in his SOTU: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/03/01/biden-ditches-build-back-better-state-union-address/  

Biden also fails to mention January 6th just one year later: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-state-of-the-union-capitol-riot_n_621ef019e4b018aad3c05379  

Republican congressman Van Taylor drops re-election bid after extramarital affair with “ISIS bride:” https://nationalfile.com/exclusive-van-taylor-accused-extramarital-affair-isis-bride-abuse-power-rim-job-text/   

President Trump’s endorsement record in Texas this year is 33-0: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/03/01/trump-endorsed-candidates-on-fire-in-texas-former-president-undefeated-in-primaries/  

Utah governor Spencer Cox vows to veto bill that would ban transgenders from competing in sports of the opposite gender: https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/03/06/utahs-republican-governor-vows-to-veto-trans-sports-ban/ 

One professor at a Christian university fired for speaking out against diversity: https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/07/christian-university-bans-professor-from-campus-for-critiquing-its-dive-into-equity-and-inclusion/  

Kamala Harris’s childish explanation of the Ukraine-Russia crisis: https://nypost.com/2022/03/01/kamala-harris-mocked-for-russia-ukraine-war-explanation/  

ForeignPolicy.com offers one explanation for how the crisis exploded, and how it could have been avoided: https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/19/ukraine-russia-nato-crisis-liberal-illusions/  

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