#1332 Old Wounds, New Wounds (Democratic Primary)

Air Date: 1–29-2020

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Today we take a look at the flurry of controversy around the Democratic Primary race, once again exposing multiple rifts within the party along both ideological and gender lines.

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Ch. 1: Debates and the Candidates Position on War - Democracy Now - Air Date 1-15-20

The Democratic Debates got a lot whiter, and they share jabs about how much they support war.

Ch. 2: The Big White Wave - In The Thick - Air Date 1-14-20

Discussing the impact of voters of color on the primaries and how money in politics reinforces the dominance of white politicians

Ch. 3: Warren, Sanders and the Question of Sexism - On the Media - Air Date 1-17-20

Rebecca Traister is a writer at The Cut where she wrote an article responding to the incident called “The Third Rail of Calling ‘Sexism’.” Here, she speaks with Brooke about the trickiness of talking about sexism without falling victim to it.

Ch. 4: Can a Woman be President? - Call Your Girlfriend - Air Date 1-24-20

A nuanced discussion of how to talk about sexism within Democratic circles while understanding some of the contextual forces at play.

Ch. 5: Hillary Clinton Is Not Going Away - The Young Turks - Air Date 1-21-20

Ana and Cenk discuss Hillary Clinton's documentary where she drags Bernie and Progressives.

Ch. 6: Refresher on Bernie Sander's dedication to party unity - Rumble with Michael Moore - Air Date 1-15-20

Michael Moore reviews the facts about Bernie Sanders' support of Hilary Clinton as the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in 2016


Ch. 7: We're the bully in the playground - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 8: Two-faced politicians - Naomi from Canada


Ch. 9: Final comments on how tomorrow’s leaders are made

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Line Etching - Marble Run
  • Glass Runner - Marble Run
  • Around Plastic Card Tables - Desert Orchard
  • Rafter - Speakeasy
  • Chrome and Wax - Ray Catcher
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2020-01-31 07:13:14 -0500
    Hi Scott, I discussed my ideas on this in a fair amount of detail in the final comments toward the end of the previous episode. Have a listen to that and let me know if you still have questions. https://www.bestoftheleft.com/_1331_a_look_into_our_frightening_fiery_future_australia_bushfires
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2020-01-29 17:15:36 -0500
    I have a couple of questions for Jay! and all of the Best of the Lefters:
    If your candidate of choice doesn’t win the nomination, what are you going to do? Will you work to get whoever the candidate is elected? Will you vote third party? Will you stay home? What will your reaction be if you’re backing Sanders or Yang or Biden and the nominee is Warren, Buttigieg or Klobuchar? I’m just curious.
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