McFeels and Halberstram look ahead to the SOTU showdown between Trump and Pelosi before pivoting to the anonymous op-ed penned by a senior Trump admin official in the Daily Caller, a quick recap of the third way we "discovered" Trump can use to build the wall without Congress (be sure to check out the FTN Focus: Third Way Wall Positionism for more details), Steve King under fire, Barr confirmation hearings, Viva Club Gitmo!, and AOC's dustup with Trump. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!Get behind the paywall to access the show!
- 00:00:00 - SOTU Showdown
- 00:11:00 - Bad SOTU Optics
- 00:20:00 - Lindsay's Sordid Secrets
- 00:26:00 - Daily Caller Op-Ed
- 00:40:00 - Third Way Wall Recap
- 01:01:00 - Albion Dispatches
- 01:05:00 - Barr Hearings
- 01:20:00 - Viva Club Gitmo!
- 01:33:00 - Earned Media
All Hands on Deck: The number one priority is to maintain pressure on the White House, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsay Graham.
Trump has repeatedly referenced the deluge of phone calls and emails in support of his shutdown stance. Hold the line.
Step 1: Call/email the White House and demand Trump not cave on wall funding. He must ride out the shutdown in order to inflict pain on govies and entitlement recipients in the coming weeks. Dems will eventually cave. Trump must have an iron resolve on this.
Step 2: Call Mitch McConnell's office in DC and Lexington and tell them that Mitch must not bring a bill to the Senate floor for a vote without wall funding. Tell them we are watching Mitch and that he must passionately support the president's agenda or say goodbye to Washington.
Additional phone numbers: https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations
Step 3: Call Graham and McCarthy and tell them voters will not accept any form of amnesty as a part of any deal.
DC: (202) 224-5972
Additional Phone Numbers: https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/office-locations
DC: (202) 225-2915
Additional phone numbers: https://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/contact/offices