The Matt McNeil Show – August 12, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. We start the show with Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-33B). They discuss the past year’s legislative session, how most legislative members have other jobs since serving is technically a part time job, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen turning towards anti-vax mentality and more.

Hour 1 segment 2: Mike Lindell’s cyber symposium has been a disaster and even drawn the ire of Steve Bannon among other right wingers. But Scott Jensen is still a fan of Lindell though.

Hour 1 segment 3: Tomorrow is the big day when Trump is reinstated (at least according to right wing extremists). Are you ready?

Hour 1 segment 4: How would have 2020 gone in Minnesota if Scott Jensen was governor instead of Tim Walz. The dire situation several red states are facing among the Delta surge including running out of ICU beds.

Hour 2 segment 1: Texas Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Carol Alvarado ends a 15 hour filibuster against Texas’s voter restrictions bill.

Hour 2 segment 2: Will Donald Trump eventually turn on Ron DeSantis? Also how voting for Republicans is basically like voting for democracy to fail.

Hour 2 segment 3: Kentucky Democratic governor Andy Beshear institutes a mask mandate in his state. New census data was released today that will be used to redraw legislative and congressional districts. Conservatives could be fearful that census data shows white pople make up their smallest share of the population ever.

Hour 2 segment 4: We recap the right wing -plan to reinstall Trump as president. Also what could we change if we got rid of money in politics?