In this episode, Eric and Jacob discuss the recent impeachment trial in the Senate, including the performance of the Democrats and Trump's lawyers, the Republicans who voted to convict, and how this affects the GOP going forward.
For the featured topic, they discuss the ideology behind the America First Movement that Trump led since running for election. They compare that to the Reagan-Bush Republican Party and show how it also differs greatly from the Tea Party a decade ago. They also discuss some internal and external disadvantages to the MAGA coalition and ways that the America First Movement can overcome these disadvantages and continue to take over the Republican Party even with Trump out of office.
00:25 He may not be in office anymore, but he's still winning.
03:20 Trump's loser lawyers
15:20 McConnell sees an opening to take back the GOP from Trump.
Featured Topic: The Future of the MAGA Movement
20:07 What is the MAGA Movement and how is it different from the trad GOP?
21:02 The Tea Party vs MAGA
27:40 Trump's ideology
29:48 Reagan-Bush vs MAGA
47:12 Internal disadvantages in the MAGA coalition
54:00 External disadvantages in the MAGA coalition
54:57 How to fight back against and overcome these disadvantages
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