Episode 29–Are the Outsiders Really Elites?

By | July 25, 2016

We break-down the strange myth that Donald Trump is an outsider or that 2016 is the Year of The Outsider with mega-wealthy candidates like Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Trump–who collects politicians Vito Corleone-style “like so many pennies in my pocket.” We recap the RNC, the running mate selections for both campaigns, wonder why the younger Mike Pence looks like Trump’s grandfather, cautiously hope Bernie’s endorsement is for real, explore the real motives for Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement, and make predictions for the DNC, including the media’s ghoulish hope for a race riot. Ultimately, we try to figure out why too many Americans seem to think Trump is “one of them” and Hillary isn’t, and trace the branding of Trump’s name to be a synonym for success throughout his decades as a con-man. It’s really an episode that explores the lotto-winner mentality that leads people to pick Trump while Hillary’s hard-work, lifetime approach to success isn’t quite as inviting…

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