For this episode, Jacob and Eric recap the numerous crucial results of primaries in Florida and New York, including a surprisingly strong primary challenge by Laura Loomer, a series of massive school board victories in Florida, and an embarrassing loss for the GOP in an easily-winnable special election for Congress. They then react to Mark Zuckerberg’s stunning admission on Joe Rogan’s podcast that Facebook only censored the Hunter Biden laptop story because the FBI told them to do so. For the main topic, they discuss the huge political implications of Biden’s $300 billion student loan forgiveness handout, explain how Republicans are already reacting with the wrong takes, and what The Right Take really is on the student loan crisis.
03:30 Primaries in America’s Constantinople
19:05 GOP’s Miserables in New York
27:31 Republican candidate blows an easy layup; preview of November?
40:40 Mark Zuckerberg reveals FBI’s election war on American voters
50:00 Main Topic: Did Biden Just Buy the Midterms?
Conservative group successfully flips control of five major school boards in Florida, including Miami: https://www.newsweek.com/anti-crt-group-crows-about-flipping-school-boards-conservative-1736323
CNN claims that abortion is the reason the NY-19 special election was lost: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/24/opinions/new-york-19-election-ryan-molinaro-abortion-filipovic/index.html
Our previous episode predicting failures such as the one in NY-19: https://righttakepodcast.com/2022/08/02/episode-72-how-republicans-could-blow-the-midterms/
Eric’s commentary piece with American Greatness in response to this loss: https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/25/yes-republicans-are-blowing-the-midterms/
Jeffrey Anderson’s article at American Greatness that preceded Eric’s: https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/23/are-republicans-blowing-the-midterms/
Key student loan debt stats: https://educationdata.org/student-loan-debt-statistics
Brief history of student loan debt in the US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#History
Details of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/
The Department of Education’s estimates regarding the age groups of most student loan debt holders in the U.S.: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/