Episode 57. From The Party of Lincoln to The Lincoln Project with Stuart Stevens
Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein
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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