That’s the one thing Republicans do better than Democrats. They play the long game. It’s been apparent for decades, and is evident in that oft-referenced quote from ALEC founder Paul Weyrich who, in 1980,  famously said,

How many of our Christians have what I call the Goo Goo Syndrome? Good Government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.

Thus their push for voter suppression laws that’ll keep as many of us from voting as possible. 

This weekend saw the big Jefferson Jackson fundraising dinner in Iowa with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley – the three Democratic 2016 hopefuls still standing – all joining in.

Bernie Sanders ditched his well-worn stump speech to delve into some of the issues a bit deeper. The media is bound and determined to paint Bernie as attacking Hillary, but I didn’t hear the attacks…


Hillary Clinton built on her very good last week


And, for good measure, so did Martin O’Malley


And, as if anyone noticed, Lincoln Chafee ended his presidential quest. 

On the Republican side, Donald Trump questioned Ben Carson’s religion, Ben Carson admitted to a creepy, violent past, Marco Rubio admitted he wants to be president cuz he hates his current job as US senator, and Jeb! completely lost his shit and whined that he  could be doing really cool shit if he didn’t have to run for president.

Hey, I don’t make this stuff up; I merely report it!

This morning, Joel Silberman joined me in hour one and Heather “Digby” Parton in hour two to talk about our political predicament. Read Digby’s latest for Salon here, and her amazing blog here

Tomorrow, GottaLaff returns, and we’ll deal with whatever else the day brings, radio or not…

While I remember, here’s today’s preshow music set list!