The show notes for Episode 22 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-22-living-in-america-under-the-new-rules-of-trumps-scandal-playbook-wsg-ronald-klain.html
Chris Savage at Eclectablog: What Trump’s “good”, “strong”, and “protective” regulations mean for our nation’s fresh water supply is #SAD
STAT OF THE WEEK: 12%. That’s the percentage of Americans who want to see Medicaid cut. Yet the GOP plan will cut Medicaid so that eliminate tens of millions including millions and millions who were eligible BEFORE the ACA.
Adam Jentleson in the Washington Post: Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it.
Detroit Free Press: Paid sick leave for all workers is aim of new bill
Baltimore Sun: Democrats’ paid sick leave bill advances in Maryland House
The Charlotte Observer: NC Democrats file bill to raise minimum wage, require paid sick leave
Deirdre Shesgreen at USA Today: Is Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown’s economic plan a blueprint for Democrats?
Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The Conspiratorial Game of Telephone in Bannon’s Rag that Made Left, Right, and POTUS Go Crazy
Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: How Trump’s Tantrum May Lead Trump Transition Official Devin Nunes to Delegitimize the Investigation
The president making baseless accusations of criminal behavior by his opponents and then demanding they be investigated is abuse of power.
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) March 5, 2017
Michah Zenko at ForeignPolicy.com: A Day in the Life of a Disgraceful Commander in Chief
Ronald Klain in Politico: 5 New Rules From the Trump Scandal Playbook:
Old Rule: Never explain
New Rule: Always arm allies with an explanation
Old Rule: Apologize and move on
New Rule: Never apologize and double down
Old Rule: Get your facts straight before you comment
New Rule: Go with your gut, quickly
Old Rule: Don’t feud with people who buy ink by the barrel
New Rule: You can score points by going to war with the media
Old Rule: Drive a consistent message, consistently
New Rule: Adapt constantly, disorient your opponents and the media
Detroit Free Press: Civil rights panel: Flint water crisis linked to ‘systemic racism’
Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook.
The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.