On Wednesday night–at our WGN studio–we drew together two members of our “A-Team” and a major “Democratic Strategist.” They are: old friend and regular Chris Robling (see and hear our last podcast, “The Consciousness of a Conservative;”) the Chicago Tribune’s great editorial cartoonist, Scott Stantis: and joining us for the first time, Kevin Lampe who really is and has long been an election manager and consultant for Democratic party candidates.
One pleasure of podcasting as opposed to terrestrial broadcasting is that you don’t have to stop the action for commercial breaks. Thus, in rapid order, our friendly combatants, zero in on a number of expected and unexpected issues and questions.
Among them are:
Obama’s personality as a factor in the great humiliation of his party
32 million green cards for illegals and Republican responsibility for encouraging border-jumping
As campaigners, all new Republican Senators called for full repeal of Obamacare
How the life of one of the discussants may have been saved by Obamacare
The banning of the pipeline and the planned death of coal
Hillary as failed campaigner
The continuing war within the Republican Party
Obama’s penchant for “executive actions” and what the new majority (and the Supreme Court?) might do about it
Racism, sexism, homophobia and the minimum wage as worn-out Democratic ploys
And, oh yes, our problems elsewhere, including Iraq, ISIS, Putin and Ukraine, the Chinese challenge
As we closed the discussion I remembered but resisted mentioning the time in 1995 when that young lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School came to promote his first book on our radio program
Listeners and downloaders: Please join in and give us your reactions to the discussion and the questions posed and left less-than-fully resolved.