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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

Kagro in the Morning David Waldman

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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

    Kagro in the Morning - December 3, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - December 3, 2021

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    Who knows where David Waldman will take us today? That’s why we tune in!
    Asparagus Zucchini, always in season, is back on KITM to discuss crypto assets, which are worth absolutely nothing unless you can find that mark who buys what you’re selling. At that very moment you are rich... Until it all melts away through your fingers. All of this makes crypto an ideal foundation for US infrastructure, especially for Joe Manchin.
    Donald Trump knew he had COVID, even as he flitted from one superspreader event to another like a honeybee spreading pollen... if honeybees were disgusting sociopaths and pollen killed a million Americans. At least this is according to Mark Meadows, just as disgusting in his many special ways, and equally untrustworthy. Mark’s beta, so when Donald said Meadow’s book was fake news, Mark had to agree. Donald wasn’t the only pestilent Trump at that debate, however. Trump had his whole toxic clan there to destroy the previously spotless reputation of the Cleveland Clinic.
    COVID wasn’t the only way Trump could kill you, of course. Two Georgia election workers were reminded of that daily, and are now suing. Twitter is tired of being used to punch Nazis, and Nazis are taking note of that.  
    Democrats can shut up a fascist SCOTUS by limiting what they hear. Of course, as long as there is a filibuster, that’s easier said than done.
    Jeffrey Clark says he can’t appear at any January 6th hearings if Liz Cheney isn’t a Republican. Expect plenty of stupid lawyering in 2022.

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    Kagro in the Morning - December 2, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - December 2, 2021

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    Sure, to listen to David Waldman and Greg Dworkin rehearse “Two of Us” dozens of times this morning is to behold genius, but pay attention to their banter and you’ll discover plenty about politics. It’s when David invites Armando to sit in on the second half where the band really shines!
    Other than fixing things for rich people, Republicans have had only one issue and that’s eliminating abortion rights. Now what will they do? Republicans are certainly anti-woman, but they haven’t managed to eradicate them quite yet, therefore women are sure to retaliate, right?
    The Supreme Court, and Susan Collins, would like you to know it wasn’t their fault. Except for Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. Those two are laying down a Trumpian stink that SCOTUS will never be able to get out.
    The economy is improving! Supply chains are disentangling! Joe Biden should tell someone! But really Americans are conditioned to believe they’ll never be rich enough, so the economy is never “fixed” is it? Meanwhile, the government is about to shut down again.
    Donald Trump keeps having bad days, but he might have already taken us with him. Conservative areas committing suicide to make Biden look bad is a weird flex, but maybe wiping compost all over themselves will help. Joe Biden offers rational solutions instead.

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    Kagro in the Morning - December 1, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - December 1, 2021

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    David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring us to the middle of the week and the beginning of the month simultaneously. Let’s multitask together:
    Breaking: Donald Trump, the liar responsible for hundreds of thousands of COVID deaths, lied about being safe from COVID days before sneaking into his televised debate with Joe Biden, and knowingly became directly responsible for COVID infections at superspreader events just prior... which he continues to lie about. Sounds pretty on brand, but the bearer of that news was Mark Meadows, and who’d trust what he has to say? (Brad Raffensperger is also talking, for what that’s worth) 
    Donald Trump might “run” for president in 2024, spurring Democrats to wonder if they should maybe just give up now. Perhaps Joe Biden should put some zingy Twitter insults out there…
    Twitter isn’t what it used to be and might soon be even less.
    Supply chain bottlenecks appear to be easing, thanks Joe! (As if voters cared about a problem once it is fixed.) Kids escaped from a school shooting and Republicans worry that some might have learned some history before they could break out the window.
    Meanwhile, the more unvaccinated there are, the less unvaccinated there’ll be, and that goes too for the new Omicron variant. Omicron is confirmed in 23 countries, so that cat is out of the bag, horse is out of the barn door, however viral epidemiologists put it.
    Chris Cuomo joins his brother Andrew Cuomo in retirement. Neither better skimp on this year’s Christmas presents.
    Small time insane grifter Sidney Powell will have the underside of the bus memorized before this is over.
    The news media is now issuing explainers for those who can’t believe Lauren Boebert et al. could be so 🦇 💩 🤡.  If you thought GQP infighting couldn’t get uglier, you haven’t met Marjorie Traitor Greene. Marj is now stalking Nancy Mace, like she stalks Ilan Ohmar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, David Hogg… Don’t worry, Kevin McCarthy will have the ladies calmed down by the weekend.

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    Kagro in the Morning - November 30, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - November 30, 2021

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    David Waldman and Joan McCarter, the Tuesday miracle that just keeps giving, for about two hours:
    Lauren Boebert, the Louie Gohmert of Steve Kings, was honing her standup over Thanksgiving and told the one about how Muslims are terrorists, with the punchline of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Lauren did read her room perfectly, but unfortunately wasn’t aware of how cellphones can record stuff. Boebert quickly called Omar to demand an apology. As expected, the GQP was totally fine with South Carolina’s Nancy Mace’s vaccine doubletalk endangering Americans, but the moment Nancy implied xenophobic racism might be better whispered rather than shouted there was hell to pay. Marjorie Traitor Greene pointed out that Mace was trash that should hang with her fellow Muslims.  In turn, Mace pointed out that Green was an illiterate possum-faced cross-burning hick, or some words to that effect... Hey now! Are all these harsh words between fellow conservatives beyond the pale? And why isn’t saying beyond the pale “beyond the pale”? After all, Russian Jews hesitated to go beyond the pale, lest they encounter a relative impaled on a pole by some zealous build-the-wall type...
    But I digress. We were talking about the civility of conservatives. Virginia Republicans slipped Glenn Youngkin into his seat by saying the quiet parts quietly, but then just couldn’t hold their pétarade back. Now, the Virginia PTA finds it needs to slap down the local PTAs.
    Remember Donald Trump? He was trying to overthrow the government then, and he’s trying to overthrow it now. Just ask Mark Meadows.
    Now Democrats, they have their act together. Especially Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. They might even have a few acts going on behind the scenes we don’t know about. Senate Democrats have a huge job and little time to do it. Mitch McConnell’s job is to use up that time. Broadband infrastructure will cost more and do less if the FCC needs to rely on providers for assistance.

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    Kagro in the Morning - November 29, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning - November 29, 2021

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    David Waldman and Greg Dworkin both remembered to clock into work at KITM World Headquarters today... Hey, how was your holiday weekend? No need to answer! Who promised Thanksgiving was going to be fun?  Anyhow, we’re already onto the holiday in which we celebrate exceeding fuel efficiency standards, while also attempting to surpass our own personal standards.
    The pandemic that pundits told us had ended, will need to end again. We have arrived at yet another COVID variant, skipping over Nu and Xi, and landing on Omicron. This Omicron might not be as lethal as the Persei 8 variant, but is definitely worth some intelligent precaution. Defense might require a little innovation, but could be as simple as getting a booster shot, which you were going to do anyhow, right?
    The unintelligent, however, rarely take precautions, which is how both pandemics and grifts are spread. Michael Flynn, spy, is also an old surfer, which is probably why he uses the old surfer term “Kook” to describe his fellow useful lunatics over at QAnon. Those paranoid conspiratorial morons are finally at each other’s throats.
    Republican voters in Virginia might become concerned that Winsome Sears isn’t one of the good ones that they hoped she was, now that she came out in praise of the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery case.
     A lie doesn’t need to be ”the opposite” of the truth, but Donald Trump likes to exceed our expectations. People who see Fox News as pinko want that in a president. Most people prefer their leaders to be more boring and competent. That’s not to say the President Joe Biden can’t surprise us now and then.

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    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - November 26, 2020, airing November 26, 2021

    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - November 26, 2020, airing November 26, 2021

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    Remember how exciting it was when we put on a live show last Thanksgiving? It was so amazing, we decided to do it again! By which we mean we decided to re-run that show.
    Welcome to our first, and apparently last, annual KITM Thanksgiving Special, with your hosts, David Waldman and Greg Dworkin, and their special guests, the Loudoun County Rockettes! Brought to you by… you. We sure couldn’t have done it without you. We’re still grateful for you, even if your name might possibly be mispronounced by us. (David’s got “Nevada”, “Latiñes” and “Latines” down pat, now if only he could say “adversary”…)
    There is a lot to be thankful for! 80,000,000 legal votes. 306 electoral votes. Over 30 transparently idiotic lawsuits, and counting. Several of the dumbest, craziest lawyers in the country. We should thank The Resistance, fighting from the last inauguration right up to this one. And, the few, proud, honest Republicans... Webcams on laptops, relaying LGBT bashers’ laptops to Zoom. And, John P. Flannery, the Robert Redford of Willy Wonkas, all out there, fighting the good fight. 
    It’s no time to get sick of winning. Trump started rigging this election when the last one ended. Trump hasn’t quit endangering the world and his corruption won’t stop until it is stopped.
    Yesterday, the Trump Supreme Court and their new superspreader Justice put a big boot heel on both state’s rights, and public health by blocking New York’s coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship, formally trading “latte drinking Prius drivers” with “wine drinking bicycle riders” in the Supreme Court lexicon.
    David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are bad people who you shouldn’t be trusting, but they sure are rich.
    Meanwhile, we die from a preventable disease. Idiocy remains popular in South Dakota. You can even lose your job if you aren’t one. West Virginia can’t keep up... in fact, they don’t really want to. Perhaps, if we only had more self-destructive door-knockers, we’d have more Democrats in Congress. 
    While Democrats remind themselves that their Latine and Black constituencies aren’t monolithic, it would also help to remember that Asia is a big place also. 
     

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126 Ratings

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Round up recap and review of current media stories. I still try to peruse WaPo and NYT but David saves me a lot of time.

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