It wouldn't be FTN without a thorough newscucking to upend a full 7 minutes of hot takes on the SOTU showdown. With Trump's late-night tweet stating his intent to wait on SOTU until after the shutdown, the usual 72 hour rule is now in effect. If the dynamic has not changed by the weekend, Trump's cave will in fact be an unceremonious self-own for which he will undoubtedly pay a political price. McFeels and Halberstram also discuss Miller's trojan horse troll, Shutdown as a proxy fight for 2020, Fox's chyron crisis, NRO tits up, Shahira Knight out as Hill liaison (big white pill), Hogan's Homos, and criminalizing white flight in the first half, followed by McFeels and Ethnarch on Venezuelan turmoil in the second. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!Get behind the paywall to access the show!
- 00:00:00 - Chyron Crisis
- 00:05:00 - NRO Tits Up
- 00:10:00 - Newscucked on the SOTU
- 00:17:00 - Shutdown Fight as a Proxy to 2020
- 00:24:00 - Miller's Trojan Horse Troll
- 00:36:00 - Knight Out
- 00:57:00 - Hogan's Homos
- 01:07:00 - Urbanite Fare Discrimination vs. Ruralite Toll Avoidance Criminalization
- 01:15:00 - Voortrekker Report
- 01:21:00 - Venezuelan Turmoil
- 01:28:00 - Rich in Resources, Poor in Genetics
- 01:38:00 - Russian Interplay
- 01:46:00 - Kabuki Theater?
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