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That Trippi Show

Legendary Democratic campaign manager Joe Trippi skips the hot takes, outrage of the day, and viral tweets and breaks down how presidential and national politics work in 30 minutes or less. From Howard Dean's that reimagined modern presidential campaigns to the historic Senate victory of Doug Jones Senate over Roy Moore, Joe hasn't just seen it all - he's been in the thick of it. That Trippi Show answers the question that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward and save American democracy?
So Much Winning! (Unless You're Glenn Youngkin)
Joe and Alex recap a big week for Democrats - and for Joe Biden. Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky all make it clear: when voters see MAGA coming for their rights... it doesn't turn out very well for MAGA. Pour one out for Glenn Youngkin's presidential aspirations. Why Joe sees big things for Andy Beshear. Plus: Yeah, they do talk about *that* poll. And the latest debate -- and second place in Iowa is going to matter even more now.
November 10, 2023
"The hijacker is never really popular on the plane," with Stuart Stevens.
Friend and Resolute Square colleague Stuart Stevens joins the pod to talk about his new book: "The Conspiracy to End America." There are five elements at work when democracy slides into autocracy - and Stuart takes an eye-opening look at how all five are working in concert with today's MAGA GOP. What do he and Joe think their endgame is? This is a conversation you don't want to miss. Plus - with Iowa less than 75 days away - where do things stand in the GOP primary?
November 3, 2023
"Great, you got the brass ring, buddy, have fun with it"
Speaker watch 2023 (part infinity) is over. Why Joe thinks it might not be over... and how MAGA handed Democrats a huge gift with their Speaker pick. Trump and No Labels are happy with it - which is all you need to know. Why Dean Phillips is biting off more than he can chew. And new data that we all should be concerned about. 1/3 of GOP voters think violence is legitimate... why Joe is not surprised.
October 27, 2023
Trump's Legal Defense (And Jim Jordan's Speaker Bid)
Breaking news out of Georgia while Joe and Alex record this week's episode - Sidney Powell pled guilty in Fulton County. Why her plea is a big deal. And why Jim Jordan's masochism may not be over anytime soon. The latest in the ridiculous Speaker fight and whats going on with polling?
October 20, 2023
"Your Problem Is That You're Looking At This Rationally, Not As A Cult Member.'
The GOP is completely derelict in their duty to America, to democracy, and our allies like Israel. Joe gets into the clear contrast between Joe Biden's clear moral leadership and the dysfunction and chaos in the MAGA GOP. Why Joe isn't surprised at Trump's reaction to Israel - but also why he doesn't think it's going to matter with his base. What's going on with the race for Speaker of the House? Why Joe thinks we aren't going to see a resolution anytime soon. And what the coverage of House dysfunction is missing -- why this very much isn't the same on both sides.
October 13, 2023
That Trippi Show
"GOP surprised the face-eating leopards ate their faces"
Ding-dong! McCarthy's out! Joe and Alex take a break from laughing to point out just how unsurprising it is. The headlines should all talk about face-eating leopards... What's the fallout going to be short-term and going into 2024? Also, Joe makes a couple of bold predictions about the Trump civil trial - how does that all tie in with the House chaos? And new maps in Alabama are a great sign for equal representation in Congress and another potential seat pickup for Democrats. Plus, your usual check-in on the No Labels fallacy.
October 6, 2023
"Messy?" That's Very Generous...
We talk about this week's GOP debate as quickly as we can - and why we really don't need to talk about it. Joe wonders about how a campaign team could let their candidates walk into a mess like that - and what they're supposed to be doing about it. Joe's also not happy about the polls - but not about the numbers they show. What numbers do actually matter? And why voters break away from President Biden when given the No Labels option - and what we have to do about it.
September 29, 2023
That Trippi Show
A House Of Crazies And Muttering About Jumpsuits
Trump's telling the MAGA House to shut down the government to avoid his prosecution - and we hear that behind the scenes, he's picking out his prison wardrobe... And we don't really see a way out for the 18 Republicans in Biden-held seats. Is this the most dysfunctional GOP ever? And what is Joe seeing behind the scenes in New Hampshire that might help a Trump primary challenger? How far might the fight go?
September 22, 2023
That Trippi Show
"Sometimes, You Just Gotta Call Out Their BS"
They just can't help themselves. Why impeachment (not to mention another shutdown attempt) will backfire on MAGA in the places they need help the most. 18 House Republicans in Biden-won districts will not like where this is going... and why John Fetterman's exactly right to call 'em out.
September 15, 2023
That Trippi Show
One Poll 14 Months Out Or 40 Years Of Presidential Results
We really need to stop handwringing about these polls! Joe gets into why 40 years of presidential elections show just how meaningless any poll 14 months out is. And how do Democrats handle the age question? Turns out, Joe Biden's already answering it. Hint: 170,000+ jobs created from the Inflation Reduction Act is just the start of the contrast.
September 8, 2023
That Trippi Show
You Don't Have To Outrun The Bear, You Just Have To Outrun The Rest of The Field
How do you win Iowa and New Hampshire? What candidates can learn from Gary Hart? Plus - does foreign policy really matter at this stage? And a few more questions answered in Joe's "lightning round."
September 1, 2023
That Trippi Show
Two Completely Different Worlds.
Who won the first GOP debate? You wouldn't know based on watching the coverage. Joe thinks he knows - but why won't he tell us who it is? What could change in Iowa? Plus, why we saw so many hopefuls tanking with general election voters in real time.
August 25, 2023
That Trippi Show
"It's Not A Political Party; It's An Authoritarian Movement"
Joe is joined by Reed Galen, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, to talk all things Trump indictments and what to expect. Hint: We've still gotta beat him at the ballot box. And if you didn't think it was a vast criminal conspiracy before... of course there's video.
August 18, 2023

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