1/4 Corey Robin: Against the Politics of Fear

January 4, 2017

President Obama tells Democrats not to rescue Republicans on healthcare.

Brooklyn College Professor and author Corey Robin explains the problem with the politics of fear and why the Left needs not to engage in fear based politics. The right position to fight Trump from. The Democrats confused response to Trump. How Trump and the Republicans are vulnerable. Why Hillary Clinton going to Trump’s inauguration is a failure of leadership and strategy. Is Trump more dangerous than mainstream Republicans. Is splitting Trump from Republicans dangerous? Is trade policy an opportunity for the Left under Trump? Is Donald Trump like Jimmy Carter? Trump’s conflict with the security establishment and Trump’s political vulnerabilities.

On The Fun Half: Megan Kelly’s parting shot at Fox News. Remembering the great Bob Beckel. Bill O’Reilly calls out something called “reverse McCarthyism”. Trump’s mob connected buddy Joey no socks Cinque and Jeffrey Lord has a great defense of Trump. Bernie Sanders celebrates Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to provide free college education in New York State and Cuomo is still a snake. What kind of Minority Leader will Chuck Schumer be? The Trump team is getting worried about getting rid of Obamacare. KellyAnne Conway sends mixed messages on healthcare on Morning Joe and your calls and IMs.

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