Episode #91: The RNC: A Trump-DeSantis Proxy War?

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Jacob and Eric begin the episode by reacting to Congressman Jim Banks’ entrance into the race for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, and how his victory in the primary would mark a true ideological win as he replaces the outgoing pro-BLM RINO Mike Braun. For the main topic, they recap the results of the RNC chair race, explain why Ronna McDaniel’s victory was the preferred outcome over a Harmeet Dhillon win, and discuss how this race may have officially kicked off the proxy war between President Trump and Ron DeSantis ahead of 2024.


00:00 Intro
03:55 Senate map 2024 not looking good for Democrats
07:33 Jim Banks for Senate (IN)
23:06 Main Topic – RNC race turns into Trump vs. DeSantis showdown
33:33 Why did Harmeet Dhillon get blown out?
45:13 Why did Florida Man make an eleventh-hour “endorsement?”


Conservative Congressman Jim Banks running for the U.S. Senate in Indiana: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/17/exclusive-jim-banks-on-indiana-senate-run-more-clear-to-me-than-ever-we-need-conservative-fighters/

That time outgoing Indiana Senator Mike Braun got roasted by Tucker Carlson for supporting Black Lives Matter and “defund the police” measures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pfa0WQFm9A

Daily Beast does a hit piece on Ron DeSantis, claiming that his supporters are building an online network of “far-right influencers” to support his candidacy: https://www.thedailybeast.com/ron-desantis-secret-twitter-army-of-far-right-influencers

Townhall summarizes the main reasons why Harmeet Dhillon ultimately lost: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/01/29/is-this-why-harmeet-dhillon-fell-short-in-rnc-chair-race-n2618867

Politico reports on top Harmeet Dhillon ally Caroline Wren randomly accusing conservatives of secretly supporting Ronna Romney McDaniel: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2023/01/28/lessons-from-ronna-mcdaniels-rnc-romp-00080038

Rasmussen poll shows that Mike Lindell was the base’s preferred candidate for RNC chair: https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/most_gop_voters_want_new_rnc_chair

An excellent Twitter thread on why Trump’s support for McCarthy, McDaniel, and other establishment figures is actually the smart move: https://twitter.com/magaoriginalist/status/1618750105921941505?s=46&t=CY_QwN-kcFj-uCPhvDdPOg

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