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Episode 63 - Trump: The Cash Cow

and the Battle for Political Control with Bill Kristol (Part Two)

Political commentator Bill Kristol continues his discussion on Trump, the Republican Party, and modern politics. 


It's the second half of Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht's conversation with Bill Kristol, and they cover just about everything under the political sun. Jane and Bill ask about the Republicans' inability to think for themselves when it comes to outlandish conspiracy theories, getting rid of the filibuster, and dissecting Biden's infrastructure plan... all while the verdict comes down on the murder of George Floyd. Plus, we also have a riveting "Lighting Round" with our guest!


William Kristol is editor-at-large of The Bulwark. He was a founder of The Weekly Standard and is a regular guest on leading political commentary shows. Prior to his work at The Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, an organization that helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. From 1985 to 1993, Kristol served as chief of staff to Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan Administration and as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the George H. W. Bush administration. Before coming to Washington, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Episode Timestamps

1:09 Republicans, The Big Lie, believing in absurd reports, and not forgiving any wrongdoings 
3:30 Fake News and the media
5:10 Do Republicans really believe what they’re saying and the ultimate con
6:52 Trump, The Cash Cow
8:24 Voting your Tax-Rate
9:18 The Bill Kristol Ball and 2022 Elections
10:05 Kristol gives political advice to both Democrats and Republicans

13:26 BREAK

13:29 Getting rid of the filibuster
14:53 A Potential Third Party
16:14 Can the Democrats maintain control 
17:03 On the “real-time” guilty verdict, George Floyd, police reform, and gun control
18:45 Will the democrats have the courage to lose the filibuster
21:15 The Biden Infrastructure Plan
26:19 BREAK
26:22 The Lighting Round: 
26:29 Iran Nuke Deal
26:51 The Vaccine Issue
27:07 Pulling Out of Afghanistan
27:40 Gun Laws
27:50 Racism in the Republican Party
28:13 Little Marco and Lying Ted
29:06 MTG
29:19 Mitch
29:31 Tea Party


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Hosted by: Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht

Produced by: Joey Salvia

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick

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