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Author: Josh Holmes, Comfortably Smug, Michael Duncan and John Ashbrook

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A variety progrum. Smug, Holmes, Duncan, and Ashbrook bring next generation conservative talk to the next level with RUTHLESS. There is no shelter for anyone as the fellas provide a lighter analysis of the news (and fake news) of the day.
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On this episode of Ruthless, the fellas delve into the most pressing issues of our time, offering sharp insights and robust discussions. Join the hosts as they dissect the latest developments in immigration, media bias, and political maneuvers shaping today's headlines. They start by examining President Biden's controversial amnesty plan, which has shielded over 550,000 immigrants from deportation. Amidst a backdrop of border crises and political tensions, the hosts critically analyze the implications and public reaction to this sweeping election year action. Moving forward, the discussion shifts to the intricate dynamics of media bias and its profound impact on public perception. From dissecting biased narratives to questioning journalistic integrity, they explore how media narratives shape public opinion and influence political discourse. Finally, Ralph Reed, from the faith and freedom coalition, joins the progrum to talk about their upcoming road to majority conference. Throughout the episode, the hosts bring their trademark insightful and sometimes irreverent perspectives to bear on these critical issues. Their candid conversations provide a unique blend of analysis and commentary, offering viewers a deeper understanding of the complexities at play.   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com The Freedom Foundation is back in Denver Colorado for the 2024 Teacher Freedom Summit, July 8th-10th! The cost of the conference, hotel, and great food is all covered thanks to Freedom Foundation’s wonderful supporters. You WON’T want to miss this opportunity – learn more and sign up today at FreedomFoundation.com/TFS2024
On this episode of Ruthless, the fellas dive into the latest gaffe from President Joe Biden. It seems he’s having trouble getting from point A to point B and forming coherent sentences. The Democrats had to bring in the big guns – former President Obama – to try to save the day. It’s not a great look when the previous president appears more alert than the current one. This clip sparked a lot of reactions, and the fellas break down why it’s such a significant moment. Next, the fellas discuss a critical shift in American politics. Will a high-turnout environment in the presidential election actually help Republicans over Democrats? Recent cycles suggest this might be the case. The hosts analyze the data and what it means for the upcoming elections. Plus, the fellas will touch on Chuck Schumer’s Twitter fiasco, where he got cyber-bullied into deleting a tweet about his poorly cooked hamburger on Father’s Day. It’s a funny story you won’t want to miss. The Progrum is excited to have a special guest on today’s show – Sam Brown, a US Senate candidate from Nevada. He has an incredible story that is both inspiring and compelling. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com Go to our sponsor ZBiotics.com/RUTHLESS to get 15% off your first order, or use code RUTHLESS at the checkout.
In this episode, the fellas dive into a serious issue: ISIS terrorists crossing the border. They'll give you the details the mainstream media won’t cover. This is a significant threat, and the fellas are here to provide the uncensored facts and analysis you need to stay informed. Hunter Biden’s legal troubles are escalating, and the hosts discuss what this means for the rule of law in the White House. With tax evasion and gun charges in the spotlight, you won’t want to miss the takes on this developing story. Make sure to stay tuned for an extra contentious King of the Hill, you won't believe who comes out on top. Lastly stick around for the variety segments, where the fellas try to answer the question, would you rather be electrocuted or eaten by a shark? And police are attacked by goblins?   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to QualiaLife.com/RUTHLESS for up to $100 off and use code RUTHLESS at checkout for an additional 15% off.
In this episode, the fellas kick things off with a more serious topic: the recent rescue of hostages from Hamas. The hosts celebrate this significant achievement and discuss the media’s controversial response. They provide a deep dive into the biased coverage of Israel and Gaza, shedding light on the role of “journalists” with ulterior motives and how their activism influences public perception. As the episode moves forward, the fellas tackle the topic of President Biden’s dismal approval ratings. They analyze the latest polls, explore what these numbers mean for his administration, and speculate on the potential impact on upcoming elections. It’s a comprehensive discussion that offers both context and predictions for the future. The show is thrilled to welcome back special guest Mary Katharine Ham, who brings her unique perspective to the show. Her insights and commentary add an extra layer of depth to our discussions, making this episode even more enriching. Stay tuned for all this and more in this jam-packed episode of the Ruthless Variety Progrum!   Take the next step to improving your health, go to Lumen.me and use code "ruthless" to get $100 off your Lumen. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com
Ben Shapiro Gets Ruthless

Ben Shapiro Gets Ruthless

2024-06-0601:14:05

Today, Ben Shapiro joins the progrum. Ben shares his thoughts on staying out of D.C. and his lack of enthusiasm for the town, comparing it to Joe Biden's electoral base. It's a low bar, and Ben doesn't hold back. The fellas dive into the Wall Street Journal's headline about Biden, discussing how it feels like breaking news despite being common knowledge—the media's portrayal of Biden and the absurdity of studies that state the obvious come under fire. Ben and the crew joke about the president's condition, drawing a sharp contrast between public perception and media reports. The conversation takes a serious turn as the hosts discuss the cognitive decline of Biden and the media's efforts to shield him. Ben highlights how the media has run interference for Biden, citing examples from various news outlets. The team dissects Biden's recent interviews and public appearances, showcasing moments of confusion and missteps that raise questions about his fitness for office. Ben shares his views on the critiques of Biden from both sides of the aisle, emphasizing the bipartisan agreement on his shortcomings. The discussion shifts to Hunter Biden's controversial texts and the portrayal of Jill Biden. The fellas delve into the Wall Street Journal's revelations about the White House's monitoring of interviews and the influence on Democrat members of Congress. The team discusses the parallels between Biden's staff and attending nurses at a care facility, painting a vivid picture of the administration's handling of the president. The foreign policy blunders under Biden come under scrutiny, with the fellas expressing astonishment at the drastic shifts and ongoing crises. He contrasts Biden's approach with Trump's, praising the unpredictability and fear Trump instilled in global politics. The conversation touches on the implications of Biden's policies on international relations, especially concerning China and Taiwan. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions and sharp insights with the Ruthless Variety progrum!   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com
In this episode, the fellas dive into a hilarious yet insightful discussion on the latest trending national news and Republican politics. The progrum starts with a disturbing reaction from President Joe Biden to a question about Donald Trump, leading to some laugh-out-loud commentary from the team. The conversation then shifts to the broader implications of recent political events, including the country's reaction to Trump's legal troubles and the apparent collusion in the DOJ. The fellas don't hold back in their analysis, providing a mix of sharp wit and serious critique on the state of the Biden administration and its impact on national politics. The fellas also cover the trending Trump indictment and conviction, discussing the legal and political ramifications. From the media's portrayal to the actual legal merits (or lack thereof) the hosts dissect the situation with their signature blend of humor and insight. They explore the broader narrative, including the weaponization of the legal system against political opponents and the double standards in campaign finance violations. Moreover, the hosts delve into the Republican Party's response and unity in the face of these challenges, drawing parallels to past events. The discussion is rich with perspectives on the media's role, voter sentiment, and the strategic moves within the GOP. Don't miss out on this engaging and thought-provoking episode.     Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com
Welcome back to Ruthless! This Thursday's episode is jam packed, featuring our full cast, including McDaniel, delivering some 🔥 legal analysis. This week, the spotlight is on law and order, and Ruthless has the inside scoop. Today, the show kick things off with a viral clip from a Biden campaign press conference that had everyone talking. Get the lowdown on Robert De Niro's surprising foray into politics and why it's causing a stir. From epic ad-lib fails to the pitfalls of celebrity endorsements, this episode dives deep into the drama. Stay tuned as the fellas unravel the latest developments in the Trump trial saga. From the courtroom drama to the Democrats' nail-biting anticipation, the hosts are dissecting every twist and turn. Find out why Democrats are sweating over Biden's prospects and how it's sending shockwaves through the political landscape.  Don't miss the guest segment with Tyrus, as he details his extraordinary career in wrestling and media. Join the conversation, hit that like button, and make sure you're subscribed for all the breaking news and analysis you won't find anywhere else!   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/RUTHLESS for up to $100 off and use code RUTHLESS at checkout for an additional 15% off.
In this episode of Ruthless, the fellas discuss the potential for protests and riots ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. With tensions running high and political stakes at their peak, what can we expect in the Windy City? Plus, what is the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement once Trump is inevitably off the scene? Ambassador Chris Landau joins the progrum! The fellas reflect on why Memorial Day is so important to the nation and to them personally.  Check out our great sponsor, The Torch Guys. They're offering Ruthless minons 15% off everything they sell when you use the code RUTHLESS at checkout! https://thetorchguys.com/pages/ruthless Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com
It Just Got Worse For Biden

It Just Got Worse For Biden

2024-05-2301:23:05

Welcome back to the Ruthless Variety Program! In this episode, the fellas discuss a tough week for Joe Biden, featuring some head-scratching moments and fumbles that left everyone stunned. From confusing timelines to introducing hostages who weren't there, they dissect the highlights (and lowlights) of Biden's recent speeches. The fellas share their candid reactions and fiery opinions on the administration's handling of various issues, including foreign policy blunders and misleading headlines. Plus, they explore the mind-boggling corrections needed for Biden's speeches, courtesy of the ever-busy "Bracket Man" at the White House. Don't miss the guest segment with Allison Esposito, a Congressional candidate from New York, as she discusses the critical race and her vision for the future. Tune in for King of the Hill, hilarious clips, and much more on this episode of the Ruthless Variety Progrum!   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: securebordersecureamerica.com
Welcome back to the Ruthless Variety Program! In this special episode, Michael Duncan, Comfortably Smug, and John Ashbrook take you behind the scenes at the Indy 500. They explore the vibrant atmosphere that makes this race more than just a sporting event – it's a celebration of community, patriotism, and American spirit. But it's not just about the race. The show has an exciting lineup of guests, including Congressman Jim Banks, who's running for Senate, and the legendary Al Unser Jr., a two-time Indy 500 winner. The episode delves into their experiences, insights, and what makes the Indianapolis 500 so special. Beyond the track, they tackle the latest news and pressing issues. From the intricate details of inflation and its impact on American households to the dramatic recent developments in Iran's political landscape, we cover it all. The fellas break down the critical news stories you need to know, providing thoughtful analysis and spirited discussion. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
Welcome back to the Ruthless Variety progrum! In this episode, dive headfirst into the latest political controversies, starting with the rampant racism from the Democratic Party. The Fellas dissect the outrageous comments from NYC Mayor Eric Adams and NY Governor Kathy Hochul, highlighting the media's double standards and lack of accountability. Prepare for a fiery discussion as the fellas critique these statements and their implications, questioning the absence of national backlash that would be inevitable if such comments came from a Republican. The Democrats' negligence towards minority communities is also explored, emphasizing how they take their votes for granted and the rising discontent among these groups. Next, shift gears to the breaking news of the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, scheduled for June 27th on CNN. The fellas analyze the strategic implications of this early showdown, Biden's desperation to prove his fitness for office, and the expectations for both candidates. What does this mean for the 2024 election? And why is the debate happening so soon? Ruthless has all the insights. Stay tuned as the progrum welcomes Senator Joni Ernst, fresh from her trip to Israel, to discuss her perspectives on the Democratic Party's domestic and foreign policy blunders. Plus, a fascinating segment on the latest whale news - it's been a while since we talked about blowholes! Join us for an action-packed episode filled with sharp analysis, unfiltered opinions, and a healthy dose of humor. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
In this episode, the fellas kick things off with a deep dive into a delicious treat for political enthusiasts: James Carville's latest commentary. Known as the architect of the Clinton '92 campaign, Carville's recent remarks are causing waves. He’s not holding back, claiming that what the Democrats are doing simply isn’t working. They break down Carville's blunt assessment and discuss its implications for the Democratic Party, highlighting the growing gap between traditional Democratic strategies and modern party dynamics. As the political landscape heats up earlier than usual, the fellas explore the shifting focus from legislative activities to intense political reporting and general election preparations. With elections looming, everything is under the microscope until November. They also bring you the latest election analysis, including the New York Times/Siena poll showing significant movement towards Trump in key swing states. What does this mean for the Democrats? The potential impact is discussed, and what strategies might be needed to change course. The featured guest today is Brody Mullins, a journalist who dives into the influence-peddling industry in his new book, "The Wolves of K Street." Hear about his journey and insights as he tackles the swamp, offering a fresh perspective on the inner workings of Washington. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com  Go to our sponsor ZBiotics.com/RUTHLESS to get 15% off your first order, or use code RUTHLESS at the checkout.
RFK Has Brain Worms!

RFK Has Brain Worms!

2024-05-0901:34:28

In this episode of the Ruthless Variety Program, the fellas dive into a bizarre yet fascinating tale. RFK has brain worms—yes, brain worms! This strange phenomenon allegedly caused severe memory loss and mental fogginess, sparking a series of surprising medical investigations. We dissect this wild story with the signature mix of deep analysis and humorous commentary, offering insights that are as informative as they are entertaining. Plus, don't miss an in-depth conversation with Larry O'Connor from WMAL and Town Hall. Ashbrook sits down with Larry to discuss his transition from Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood to becoming a well-known voice in conservative media. Larry shares valuable insights into the challenges and transformations within the media industry, reflecting on his experiences and the evolving dynamics of media and politics.  With thoughtful analysis, engaging stories, and witty dialogue, this episode provides essential insights for anyone interested in media, politics, or the strange intersections of health and public figures. Don't miss out on this compelling blend of entertainment and enlightenment. Tune in now and join the conversation!  Take the next step to improving your health, go to Lumen.me and use code "ruthless" to get $100 off your Lumen.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
On this episode of the Ruthless Variety Program, the full team is back for an engaging and diverse discussion. The progrum launches straight into the first segment, Biden Watch, where the latest gaffes and moments from President Biden are meticulously analyze. The episode heats up as the fellas dig into the Veepstakes amid the Trump era, examining the strategic and often dramatic selection process of vice-presidential candidates. Experience the tension and tactics of these decisions, which unfold with all the drama of a reality TV show, providing a unique perspective on the personalities and strategies at play. Don't miss the light-hearted and enlightening discussion on emotional support alligators as well as other unusual topics from around the globe, showcasing the lighter side of news and proving that variety really is the spice of life. All on today's episode of the progrum. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
Chaos On Campus!

Chaos On Campus!

2024-05-0255:44

In this episode of the Ruthless Variety Program, join Michael Duncan, Comfortably Smug, and John Ashbrook as they dissect a slew of current events with our signature mix of critical insight and irreverent humor. First, the fellas dive into the alarming trend of antisemitic campus protests, with seemingly no end in sight. Then, dive into discussions on the latest story at Dave & Buster's where betting meets arcade games, promising a revolution in entertainment and gambling. Finally, don't miss a compelling interview with Eric Hovde, a U.S. Senate candidate from Wisconsin, as he shares his views and visions in the heat of a pivotal election. This episode is packed with everything from critical political analysis to lighter, bizarre updates from the world of entertainment and politics. The fellas scrutinize the empty promises and cultural phenomena that define our times, all delivered with the Ruthless clarity you expect.   Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
On this special episode of the Progrum, the fellas get a little competitive. King of the Hill ends with a shocking twist. You won't want to miss this game of Hard Pivot. Finally, Dem or Journo, a long-time fan favorite, makes a triumphant return. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill. Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
The fellas discuss another week of Biden's embarrassing gaffes. Anti-Semitic protests on college campuses reach a fever pitch. Will RFK sink Trump's chances at the White House? Lastly, stay tuned for a special guest: Martha Zoller, who is coming all the way from Georgia, joins the Progrum. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
The fellas are breaking down some of President Biden’s most bizarre public statements, including claims about his uncle being eaten be cannibals that seem more like tall tales than historical facts. What’s the truth behind these stories? This episode dives into the anti-israeli demonstrations taking place on college campuses, once again proving the pro-Hamas constituency of the democratic party is alive and well. Hear directly from RNC Chair Michael Whatley, discussing the intricacies of election strategies, voter integrity, and much more. It's an insider look at the mechanics of winning elections that you won’t find anywhere else. Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
On this episode, the fellas dive deep into a range of topics, from WNBA to constitutional law analysis. Don't miss the exclusive interviews. This episode boasts a stellar lineup of guests featuring Tim Sheehy, who's campaigning for the Montana senate seat, and Fox News host Jesse Watters, offering perspectives that are as diverse as they are compelling. But it's not all about the guests; the fellas dive deep into pressing issues such as foreign aid and border security, providing unique insights and analysis that cut through the noise of mainstream discourse. From the intricacies of bipartisan support to the challenges of leadership in a divided House, no stone is left unturned.  Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com  This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/RUTHLESS and get on your way to being your best self.
In this episode, we dive into the recent escalation between Iran and Israel, sparked by Iran's unprecedented direct attack on Israel. The fellas discuss Iran's strategic calculations to Israel's response, we break down the complex dynamics at play. Plus, we examine the role of international actors and the Biden administration's handling of the crisis. Don't miss out on this in-depth discussion of one of the most pressing geopolitical issues of our time. Hit play now and stay informed.Plus, dive into a lively discussion about the evolving landscape of media and politics with this must-watch interview featuring Will Cain! The fellas sit down with Will Cain to explore his journey from sports media to political commentary, offering insights into the inner workings of the media industry and where it's headed next. In this engaging conversation, Will shares candid reflections on his career path, from his early ventures in newspaper entrepreneurship to his transition into television and radio. He provides intriguing anecdotes about his experiences at major media outlets like CNN and ESPN, shedding light on the intersection of sports, politics, and culture. The discussion delves into pressing issues such as media polarization, audience engagement, and the impact of social media on content creation. Will offers astute observations on the challenges and opportunities facing both traditional media giants and emerging digital platforms, highlighting the importance of authenticity and quality in a landscape saturated with clickbait and sensationalism. With thoughtful analysis and witty banter, this interview offers valuable insights for media enthusiasts, aspiring journalists, and anyone interested in the dynamic intersection of media and politics. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking dialogue with one of the most respected voices in the industry. Tune in now and join the conversation!   Visit ElectronicPaymentsCoalition.org and tell your Senators to oppose the Durbin-Marshall credit card bill.  Check out this great new site from our sponsor Americans for Prosperity: Bidenomics.com
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Comments (13)

Frank Mills

good riddance to a failure and opportunist. the mcconnell fan bois judge him on how he started and not at the steamin pile he has left for others to hopefully clean up. Thank God his border bill was seen for the betrayal that we come to expect from this Senate (non) Leader

Feb 29th
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Tom MacDonald

ALL specious arguments. MCARTHY AGREED TO VACATE MOTION. and you're pissed it was used on him!?!?! Mental duress.

Oct 8th
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Joe Capani

unfortunately, I have no idea why Meghan likes you guys. No new information, no comic relief. Just rehashing stuff we already know.

Aug 10th
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Leonard Rosenblatt

which episode this week had a listener. ommentvwith a good polish joke? was funny but my old brain cant remember it

Jun 15th
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Frank Mills

suggesting Desantis go after Disney in his first year after a narrow win is amazingly demonstrably intellectually dishonest. There was ZERO political capitol to do that. Back to the buffet bar chrissy

Apr 19th
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William Butler

Where's the interview?

Mar 2nd
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Ralph Faler

You boys are missing the bigger picture I think. We are letting terrorists and rapists in but fuck no let's not let eggs in.

Jan 29th
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Fred Radewagen

my only complaint is tatit's just twice a week.

Dec 15th
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Evan Wilson

Best political podcast in America

May 31st
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Stephen Barbian

Not for the mindless. Funny, educated, Republicans talking about today's issues. Really helps time fly at work. 5 stars

May 6th
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ADM ADM

boring

Apr 12th
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