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In the Swamp Explained, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. His co-host is Rob Quartel, a business and public policy entrepreneur and a 45-year veteran of the political institutions and wars in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and was US Federal Maritime Commissioner under Bush 41. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate and a successful businessman and technologist. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital.
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In the Swamp Explained, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. His co-host is Rob Quartel, a business and public policy entrepreneur and a 45-year veteran of the political institutions and wars in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and was US Federal Maritime Commissioner under Bush 41. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate and a successful businessman and technologist. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital.
Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.

    Biden's Afghanistan Pullout

    Biden's Afghanistan Pullout

    Rob Quartel and Chris Spangle discuss the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan. 
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    • 50 min
    COVID and Vaccines, Is the Swamp Back? Rob Asks What We Did to Get Censored

    COVID and Vaccines, Is the Swamp Back? Rob Asks What We Did to Get Censored

    In the Swamp Explained," Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. Rob Quartel is a 45-year fly on the wall in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and has been confirmed by the Senate to the Us Federal Maritime Commission. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital.
    In this episode, we cover new developments in the Swamp now that Biden is President and the missed opportunities to change Washington by the Trump Administration. We cover the future of lockdowns, and Rob asks the new Bad Boy of Libertarianism what he did to get censored. 

    Did the Resistance Defeat Donald Trump? - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/opinion/trump-election-defeat.html


    The Trump-as-authoritarian debate, reconsidered - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/03/16/trump-as-authoritarian-debate-reconsidered/


    How to Fix 4 Years of Trump’s War Against Government - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/opinion/biden-trump-government.html


    The Swamp Returns to Washington - https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/washington-swamp/



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Future of the GOP and MAGA after the Events at the Capitol

    The Future of the GOP and MAGA after the Events at the Capitol

    In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the insurrection at the Capitol and Trump's role in it, the future of the GOP, impeachment, and Inauguration Day.
    Video - https://youtu.be/CMtgWYhQpUg
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Reaction to the Election, Is Trump a Victim of the Swamp? Biden's Transition

    Reaction to the Election, Is Trump a Victim of the Swamp? Biden's Transition

    In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's loss and his relationship with the swamp. Rob served on the 1980 transition and gives us some insight on how it works. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Election Preview, The American Civil Service Explained Through Miles Taylor | The Swamp Explained

    Election Preview, The American Civil Service Explained Through Miles Taylor | The Swamp Explained

    The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Miles Taylor's tell-all book of the White House inner workings and why it illustrates the Swamp well. Rob gives his predictions of what will happen in the coming week as well as the years to come. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    COVID-19 Comes for Trump, What Happens Now?

    COVID-19 Comes for Trump, What Happens Now?

    The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's illness and its effects on the race and Coney Barrett's nomination. We discuss the 25th amendment and succession protocol. We also cover the debate and his taxes. 
    Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ 
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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