Episode #173: Burying Trump … While Unburying Polk

Carl Cannon of RealClearPolitics helps navigate us through all the tornadoes swirling around the Trump White House, including the secret January meeting in Seychelles between a Trump emissary and a Putin ally, the workload of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and the much-criticized response to Assad using poisonous gas against his own people in Syria, which President Trump used to once again criticize Barack Obama for his failure to keep Assad in check.

With the Senate days away from confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — and aggravating the relationship between the two parties following the decision to employ the “nuclear option” to get Gorsuch confirmed — the vote itself may be a key issue in next year’s elections.  We look at two Democratic senators up in 2018 who are running in red states: Brian Howey looks at the chances of Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, who says he will vote for Gorsuch’s confirmation, while Mike Dennison analyzes the battle in Montana for Jon Tester, who said he will vote no.

Finally, with the Tennessee legislature ready to vote on exhuming the bodies of President James K. Polk and his wife Sarah — in order to rebury them somewhere else — Polk biographer Robert Merry explains why he thinks the 11th president may be the most successful one-termer in the nation’s history.

Photo via PresidentsUSA.net

Music used in this podcast:

Save Yourself by Stabbing Westward 

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

Meet Me In Montana by Dan Seals with Marie Osmond

Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who

Bury Me Deep by Ivan & Alyosha

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1 thought on “Episode #173: Burying Trump … While Unburying Polk”

  1. Love the podcast. Carl Cannon made some good points and Ken asked the two most important questions. I don’t know why Carl thought the Republicans would negotiate over the next supreme court nominee, especially after waiting almost a year over the current spot. The Democrats would be naive to expect to have more say next opening, might as well try to be principled. One last thing, I wish the democrats would get their messaging right, it’s not about Gorsuch, it’s about a stolen seat on the supreme court and how cheating and bending rules will destroy what’s left the of government.

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