The hosts of Pod Save America — Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are not impressed with President Trump's Honduran migrant caravan demagoguery, they told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's Late Show. They were also skeptical about a "blue wave" in November. "I love the idea that Democrats are organizing voters in Honduras when we can't even organize voters in Pennsylvania," said Lovett.
The midterms are "gonna be tight," said Favreau. "It's gonna be a close race — it's been like that since, you know, right after Trump became president." "This has always been 50-50," Vietor said. "And the only way we win is if everyone gets off their couch and knocks on doors and makes phone calls and you get three friends to vote. It's the only way we win." Lovett yelled at people to stop reading polls and looking at early voting numbers.
Vietor said he is a little surprised at how "brazen" the Republican "voter suppression tactics" are this election, and all three had some ideas about GOP fear-mongering. Democrats use fear as a tactic, too, Colbert pointed out, citing health care. But really, Favreau said, "there is a caravan of Republicans heading to Washington to take away your health care."
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After the break, the Pod Save America crew switched from fear to hope, kind of, explaining what happens if Democrats win at least the House. "One, we stop a lot of really bad stuff," like repealing ObamaCare, Lovett said. "The second thing is, Democrats have a seat at the table, right? If you want something to pass the House, you're going to need Democrats," and the third thing is checks and balances. That's "very old fashioned, and not really, like, trendy right now," he deadpanned. "I think people are going to love it if we bring it back." They ended with a game of "Okay, Stop!" And you can watch below. Peter Weber
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