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Episode 57. From The Party of Lincoln to The Lincoln Project with Stuart Stevens

Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein

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Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein is a podcast showcasing the people who cut through the nails on a chalkboard din of the modern-day American political scene. We promote rigorous analysis and lively debate with individuals on both sides of the aisle and beyond. Our host, Adam Epstein, is a Tony Award-winning former Broadway powerhouse with a no-nonsense Ivy League Masters (Brown University Class of 2017 AM American Studies) who can go toe-to-toe with anyone on politics as he did on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX News every Thursday night in 2019 as the lone non-conservative panelist delivering his centrist perspective with grit, intellectual prowess, and undeniable charm. Past guests of the podcast like Author and Historian, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Author, John Pavlovitz, and Correspondent, Trish Regan, and former Republican Strategist, Stuart Stevens, all range in perspective by design, and no two conversations are alike, but the one vitally important thing all of our guests have in common is they fight like hell for Democracy. • Produced by Blurry Cowboy Media • Theme Song by @brettgarrisonepstein • Subscribe to Substack at www.dirtymoderate.com • Tweet the Show: @dirtymoderate
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Stuart Stevens, Senior Adviser to The Lincoln Project and the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, sits down with Adam to discuss his experience creating and then abandoning the modern Republican party that currently kneels before a morally bankrupt con man. Now, along with his Lincoln Party compatriots, and anyone else paying attention, Stuart wants nothing more than to see what it has become burn to the fucking ground. His latest book; IT WAS ALL A LIE: How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump, details how Trump is the natural outcome of five decades of hypocrisy and self-delusion, dating all the way back to the civil rights legislation of the early 1960’s and how racism has always lurked in the modern GOP's DNA sharing an insider's account of the rank hypocrisy of the party's claims to embody "family values," and how the party's vaunted commitment to fiscal responsibility has been a charade since the 1980s. When a party stands for nothing, he argues, it is only natural that it will be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices in the room. Don’t miss this one, folks!

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