Welcome to Dirty Moderate Nation!
Hello Dirty Moderates,
As the inaugural year of Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein, the podcast, comes to a close, we wanted to stop for a moment to thank you for your support and camaraderie as we relentlessly fight like hell doing our part to save democracy.
The past 12 months have been spent building the solid foundation of a home for the politically homeless. We hope so far you have found it to be welcoming and inspiring in all the best ways!
We welcomed phenomenal guests from both sides of the aisle, highlighted important and varied topics from coal in West Virginia, to 2 polar opposite takes on the trans community, hung out with the author of one of the best books we’ve read in a very long time, and sat down with the most successful Republican political operative of his generation and more, more, more!
We covered the January 6th hearings with verve, secured our place in the American politiverse, and continued to lead the charge to normalize the idea that sometimes in life, and in politics, things you strongly identified with may no longer be a good fit for you; and THAT’S OK.
We get that the current political climate demands a lot of you. It demands you take a long hard look at yourself and your belief system. It demands you consider stepping out of your comfort zone and look a little deeper. To examine candidates and races and policies with a bit more nuance than perhaps you are accustomed to. Maybe your politics are a generational thing that is deeply ingrained in your family, lifestyle, community, church, heart and mind. Maybe they are a reactionary thing that you are experiencing for the first time and it feels a little unsettling to not have a clear party affiliation. Maybe you drive around your neighborhood and see signs on lawns and just don’t know what to think anymore. Why can’t my wife control her uterus exactly? Why are the parents of trans kids being investigated by child services? Why is everyone so angry and at each other? Who are the “good guys”? Are there any anymore? Why did a mob attack the capital? Did an ex-president actually have a bunch of insanely sensitive material shoved in drawers at his country club? Did Putin just take control of a bunch of nuclear facilities in Ukraine? Wait, how much is gas? It’s all such a mess. What the hell is happening? Midterms? I’m exhausted. Nothing helps. Why vote?
We’ll tell you why.
For the next 8 weeks we will be saturating Substack, social media, and some new outlets with our WHY VOTE? Midterms 2022 campaign. We will share our analysis of key races, give you fact-based and informative content for your consideration, and supply you with endless inspiration to engage in the most precious part of being an American citizen, your power at the ballot box. Regardless of what you think, believe or choose, that is your right, and you should absolutely fucking exercise it!
We personally hope you vote for country over party and align with what we have come to believe, but if you don’t, that’s your choice. Freedom means freedom for everyone. We don’t have to agree, but we will still fight for your right to vote and have your say.
On that note, we invite you to Substack, which will be the home base of the newly formed Dirty Moderate Nation, where all are welcome to roam! Substack will house all things Dirty and Moderate, not the least of which will be the new Dirty Moderate Nation Newsletter, where Adam will wax poetically and with abandon about all things politics, giving you expanded access to the tapestry of ideas and viewpoints which inform and animate much of his thinking. Lots more to come on Substack so don’t miss a moment! Subscribe here.
And while we are keeping you in the loop, click here to subscribe to the podcast and while you are there, please leave us a rating and review! It matters and we’d really appreciate it!
Again, your support means the world to us, and it no doubt has given us the ballast we have needed to soar. Thank you from the bottom of the ballot box for joining us in our relentless fight to save democracy, one episode at a time.
Health and happiness to you from your Dirty Moderates,
Adam, Jeremy and D