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Fear & Loathing in Washington, DC

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Your DGB for today is to take a wee break from saving the world and have some fun. Do these three things to be entered into a drawing for a copy of Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

1. Head on over to Twitter and follow us @DailyGrabBack, if you don’t already. 2. Tweet @DailyGrabBack with your best guess as to the identity of the New York Times’ Deep Throat. 3. Retweet our tweet about today’s Grab to be entered into a drawing for a copy of Bob Woodward’s book.

Yesterday was a rough day for #45, and over here at DGB the schadenfreude was palpable. First, excerpts of two-time Pulitzer-winner Bob Woodward’s book were all over social and traditional media, and they do NOT paint a flattering picture of Dear Leader. Then, last evening, an anonymous op-ed in the NYT by a “senior official” in the White House described a team of babysitters that manage the Toddler-in-Chief behind the scenes (and behind his back) so he doesn’t blow up the world on a daily basis. Ouch! That’s gotta sting.

But who IS this masked man (or woman)? Dan Coates? Kellyanne Conway? Barron? Come on, all you Nancy Drews, get out your comically-oversized magnifying glass and start sleuthing. We’ll announce the winner on Saturday.

 

The Daily

Your DGB for today is to listen to the October 18th episode of The Daily  podcast.     Many DGB staffers start their morning with The Daily, a podcast from The New York Times, hosted by Michael Barbaro. There’s a good chance that Barbaro is the most empathetic man to ever host a podcast. His voice soothes us each morning, even when we are listening to absolutely terrible news like what’s going on with the Rohingya people in Myanmar, or the horrific details of what Harvey Weinstein has done. You can find the podcast for Apple devices here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily/id1200361736?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  and for Android devices here:  https://play.google.com/music/listen?t=The_Daily&pcampaignid=MKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16&u=0&view=/ps/Iehqox2qhdcfny46lfzjqdrcobq      Today, we want you to listen to a recent podcast about Shannon Mulcahy, a steel worker with a heart of gold, and how her factory closed and moved to Mexico, the compassion she had for those she had to train, and why she voted for Trump. We don’t want this to be another think piece on why we should sympathize with Trump voters. DGB often feels like these people deserve exactly what they get, which is shit, for believing in Trump. We are asking you to listen today so that we can understand exactly why some people, who aren’t #MAGA racists, voted for Trump and what we can do, as liberals, to earn their votes back.     After listening to this podcast, which is more than five minutes of daily action...we apologize, we suggest subscribing to The Daily, if you aren’t already subscribed. It’s a great way to start your day and always keep up with the latest stories and support some amazing journalism.        

Your DGB for today is to listen to the October 18th episode of The Daily  podcast.

Many DGB staffers start their morning with The Daily, a podcast from The New York Times, hosted by Michael Barbaro. There’s a good chance that Barbaro is the most empathetic man to ever host a podcast. His voice soothes us each morning, even when we are listening to absolutely terrible news like what’s going on with the Rohingya people in Myanmar, or the horrific details of what Harvey Weinstein has done. You can find the podcast for Apple devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily/id1200361736?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and for Android devices here: https://play.google.com/music/listen?t=The_Daily&pcampaignid=MKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16&u=0&view=/ps/Iehqox2qhdcfny46lfzjqdrcobq

Today, we want you to listen to a recent podcast about Shannon Mulcahy, a steel worker with a heart of gold, and how her factory closed and moved to Mexico, the compassion she had for those she had to train, and why she voted for Trump. We don’t want this to be another think piece on why we should sympathize with Trump voters. DGB often feels like these people deserve exactly what they get, which is shit, for believing in Trump. We are asking you to listen today so that we can understand exactly why some people, who aren’t #MAGA racists, voted for Trump and what we can do, as liberals, to earn their votes back.

After listening to this podcast, which is more than five minutes of daily action...we apologize, we suggest subscribing to The Daily, if you aren’t already subscribed. It’s a great way to start your day and always keep up with the latest stories and support some amazing journalism.