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May 3, 2021 32 min
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 Republican's 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 ---------------------- Learn More: Politics: https://www.curtco.com/meetmeinthemiddle Follow Us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/politicsMMITM Hosted by: Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht Edited and Sound Engineering by: Joey Salvia Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production https://www.curtco.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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