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Pragmatism is Patriotism. The goal of Practically Political is to engage and motivate citizens who are fact- and issue-oriented, invite conversation, respect differences of opinion, believe in compromise and put sound policy before partisanship. Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, if your bottom line is to get our government working again to serve the best interests of all Americans, then please join us in making our voices heard. This is not the time to give into hopelessness, anger or despair; it’s a critical opportunity to redefine what democracy really means.

Practically Political Dave Spencer, Carrie Sheffield

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Pragmatism is Patriotism. The goal of Practically Political is to engage and motivate citizens who are fact- and issue-oriented, invite conversation, respect differences of opinion, believe in compromise and put sound policy before partisanship. Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, if your bottom line is to get our government working again to serve the best interests of all Americans, then please join us in making our voices heard. This is not the time to give into hopelessness, anger or despair; it’s a critical opportunity to redefine what democracy really means.

    Carla Sands Defends Trump's Legacy and Discusses the Future of the Republican Party

    Carla Sands Defends Trump's Legacy and Discusses the Future of the Republican Party

    In this special episode of Practically Political, host Carrie Sheffield and Dave Spencer welcome guest Carla Sands, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark and Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, for an engaging discussion on the future of the Republican Party. They look into the crucial role of early voting in securing Republican victories, the potential impact of Trump's legal battles on the party, and the contrasting records of the Trump and Biden administrations. Throughout the lively debate, Sands defends Trump's legacy and emphasizes the importance of election integrity, while the hosts offer diverse perspectives on the challenges and opportunities Republicans face heading into the 2024 election.

    • 26 min
    Assessing Trump's Foreign Policy & Debating the Supreme Court's Moral Standards

    Assessing Trump's Foreign Policy & Debating the Supreme Court's Moral Standards

    In this conversation, the hosts discuss various political topics, including the FDIC chairman's resignation, the Supreme Court's moral standards, and Nikki Haley's support for Donald Trump. They also pay tribute to their friend Alice Stewart, who recently passed away.

    • 29 min
    Former Rep. Dave Brat Debates Illegal Immigration, Election Integrity and the War in Ukraine

    Former Rep. Dave Brat Debates Illegal Immigration, Election Integrity and the War in Ukraine

    In this spirited episode, former Republican Congressman Dave Brat debates hosts Dave Spencer and Carrie Sheffield on hot-button issues like illegal immigration, the integrity of the 2020 election, and the war in Ukraine. While the discussions are passionate and the disagreements are sharp, the conversation remains friendly and highlights the importance of open and honest dialogue across political divides.

    • 34 min
    Trump's Trials, Biden's Challenges: Can Either Expand Their Voter Base?

    Trump's Trials, Biden's Challenges: Can Either Expand Their Voter Base?

    In this conversation, Dave Spencer and Carrie Sheffield discuss various topics including Nikki Haley's refusal to endorse Trump, Trump's outreach to voters, college demonstrations, spirituality and mental health, and the impact of the trial on Trump's candidacy. They also touch on the reputation of the Trump administration, the importance of logistics in elections, and the economic challenges faced by the Biden administration. Overall, they highlight the need for effective communication, community building, and a focus on policy and the economy in order to win over voters.

    • 25 min
    Inflation, Ukraine, and the 2024 Election Landscape with Charlie Sykes

    Inflation, Ukraine, and the 2024 Election Landscape with Charlie Sykes

    In this episode of Practically Political, special guest Charlie Sykes joins hosts Dave Spencer and Carrie Sheffield to discuss the current political climate and key issues heading into the 2024 election. The conversation covers the challenges Biden faces with inflation and border security, the recent developments in Republican support for Ukraine aid, the looming US debt crisis, and the potential impact of Donald Trump's legal troubles on the upcoming election. Sykes, a prominent conservative voice, shares his insights on these topics and the overall state of American politics as the nation looks ahead to what promises to be a contentious and unpredictable election cycle.

    • 32 min
    Navigating Media Bias, Immigration, and Transgender Visibility in a Polarized Political Landscape

    Navigating Media Bias, Immigration, and Transgender Visibility in a Polarized Political Landscape

    In this episode of Practically Political, hosts Carrie Sheffield and Dave Spencer engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the challenges faced in today's polarized political climate. They delve into the public's dwindling trust in media, examining potential biases in reporting and the impact on shaping public opinion. The conversation also touches upon the complex issues surrounding illegal immigration, its perceived impact on the civil rights of U.S. citizens, and the need for a more merit-based immigration system. Additionally, the hosts address the controversy surrounding the Transgender Day of Visibility coinciding with Easter and the broader implications for respecting religious holidays. Throughout the discussion, Sheffield and Spencer offer diverse perspectives, backed by data and examples, as they navigate these multifaceted topics. Join them as they aim to shed light on these pressing matters and encourage listeners to become more discerning consumers of media and political discourse.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Jujbird ,

The greatest

Well Done Dave

Elephonkey ,

GUTS

At least a few Republicans (like Dave Spencer) have the guts to say “Trump is terrible and our Grand Old Party has been hijacked by his movement.” Well done.

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