Feb 13, 2021 • 1HR 0M

Going Full Columbo

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In this weekend’s Ruminant, Jonah figures that it is his duty to do what he can to clean the gigantic metaphorical Augean Stable that is Washington D.C. as recompense for missing a G-File. Thus, this is an episode filled with only the rankest of punditry: Grifters abound, both within Congress and in the fundraising and activism apparatchiks of both the right and the left. Not only is it the case that the grift was getting more intense on its own, but impeachment has just made it all the more self-aggrandizing. Listen as Jonah takes aim at the nepotistic relationship between conservative boosters and lobbyists, The Lincoln Project, and Congress itself for consistently living down to Americans’ expectations.

Show Notes:

-Frigid Austin

-The inklings of an Ivanka Trump campaign in Florida against Rubio

-Demosclerosis by Jonathan Rauch

-Lincoln Project awfulness

-The online Roget’s Thesaurus… just in case you are curious

-Matt Schlapp and pardon foolishness