Radio Derb Is On The Air: de Blasio; Christie; Cuccinelli; etc.
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As a podcast on iTunes, listenable/downloadable onscreen at Taki’s Magazine, or as a transcript here.

In this week’s broadcast I survey three of the off-off-year election results. In the New York City mayoral election, Bill de Blasio won by a landslide. I describe the victor thus:

De Blasio is so flawlessly and spotlessly a Cultural Marxist that if Cultural Marxist was a dog breed, he’d win prizes at Crufts.

Über-RINO Chris Christie won a second term in the governorship of New Jersey by almost as sensational a margin. I deprecate Christie in customary terms, but add:

I’ll say this for the guy, though: He has a personality. And no, I don’t mean that as a synonym for being fat. That abrasive quality, that firmness in sticking to his positions, that smash-mouth response to public-sector whiners, is bracing. Not many of our coached, blow-dried, focus-group-tested, consultant-approved politicians have discernible or distinctive personality. I still have trouble telling the difference between Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor . . . or is it Paul Cantor and Eric Ryan? Whatever.

Christie has a personality for sure. Even discounting for the blubber, you wouldn't mistake him for anyone else. I just wish that candor and that firmness could be employed in the service of constitutional fidelity and patriotic concern for citizens over foreigners.

The full Radio Derb playbill:

  • Welcome to New York City, twinned with Havana. (That’s the de Blasio segment.)
  • A politician with a personality! (I.e. Christie.)
  • Decline of the RINOcracy. (Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in Virginia.)
  • Things to look at when traveling. (Some modern billboards.)
  • Driverless cars approaching…. maybe. (A rare RD foray into technology.)
  • Chinese citizens hate their government. (Because it’s so corrupt.)
  • Kill the golliwog! (I.e. Zwarte Piet.)

It’s all there at Taki’s Magazine.


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