Stuart Stevens expertly reveals the utter moral and governing collapse of his old party - a party that once stood against Soviet Tyranny and idolized the sacrifice and service of the Greatest Generation is today in service of despots who would destroy democracy and commit genocide.
Rick is joined by ABC's Chief WH Correspondent, Jonathan Karl to discuss his new book "Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party." They explore the chaotic final year of Trump's presidency and his continued influence on the Republican Party, highlighting a blend of internal discord and controversial decisions that defined the Trump White House. This conversation is a stark reminder of the chaos and peril of a Trump presidency.
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?
Rick is joined by author, historian, and autocracy expert Ruth Ben-Ghiat. They discuss how the modern GOP has shed any interest in democracy in favor of becoming a modern autocracy, even calling for an actual monarchy.
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?
Simon Rosenberg writes: "Joe Biden is a good President. The country is better off. The Democratic Party is strong and keeps winning elections across the US. And they have Trump, MAGA, Dobbs, corruption, insurrection and treason. In every way imaginable we would much rather be us than them as we head into 2024."