Democracy Is For Stupid Jerks

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By Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal, Katie Herzog, and Jesse Singal. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In a very special episode, Katie and Jesse discuss a long, stupid week in which democracy had its way with the American people, vigorously and repeatedly. What should we make of the fact that, while Joe Biden is on the brink of victory, the election was closer than many expected and the Democrats were denied their "blue wave"? Is it because of the patriarchy? White supremacy? Wokeness? Minorities who cling annoyingly to 'agency' and "interpreting the world through their own values, rather than the media's?" Also: Jesse dissects Donald Trump's incredibly lazy, half-assed meltdown, and the hosts debate whether "Voter fraud stole the election for Biden!" is the new "The Russians stole the election for Trump!"

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Show notes/Links:

Katie's new newsletter: http://moosenuggets.substack.com

The Week: The left just got crushed - https://theweek.com/articles/947824/left-just-got-crushed

Chaos and recriminations on a Democratic caucus conference call: https://twitter.com/ericawerner/status/1324439295847968768

The New York Times: Exit Polls Point to the Power of White Patriarchy - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/opinion/election-2020-exit-polls.html

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