I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we are glad to be back and today is our 150th episode!
We started the show with a discussion about the now contested presidential election. Jill Stein has been able to raise more money in the past two weeks than she did over her entire presidential campaign, over $6m. The cries over Hillary winning the popular vote have not subsided as the Clinton campaign joins in Stein’s recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Last Friday the brutal dictator from Cuba, Fidel Castro died at age 90. We discussed the left’s response to his death. President Obama and former President Jimmy Carter offered positive words for the dictator and his family. While the progressive world praised Castro, Cubans celebrated his death.
We went through a piece written by a freshman at New York University who did not vote, but said she supported Trump. This female student is the daughter of immigrants who has been berated by her roommate and others on campus because of her quiet support for Trump. Her roommate published a piece in the nY Times about her views and she has since been called a racist, bigot, homophobe. In her response, she discusses the importance of seeing individuals as people instead of grouping people by religion or political ideology. She goes on to say it isn’t about making American Great Again, but about making America home again.
We brought the discussion back to the state and our unresolved gubernatorial race. The N&O had a piece on the possibility of a recount. Several of NC larger counties have finished with their canvassing, but ballots are still being counted throughout the state. NC’s constitution states, the Lt. Governor will become governor in January if no winner has been declared by the State Board of Elections. But that will likely NOT be the case.
During the second hour, our good friend Drew Elliot from the North State Journal joined us. We discussed the importance of building an ideology on ideas and not people. People are flawed and capable of being corrupt, ideas and principles are not dependent on people.
We discussed the different reactions to the passing of Castro. Trump wanted to communicate truth, while President Obama was diplomatic. We also discussed the outstanding races in NC and what will happen with a recount. Few candidates have still not conceded, even those who have no chance of making up large margins in a recount.