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Author: Meidas Media Network, Leigh McGowan

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American Democracy is not promised to us and, with all the forces working against it, saving it will take a level of work most people aren’t ready for. The Politics Girl Podcast is here to give people a reason to care and a reason to fight. Our goal is to inspire. To instill in people a true understanding of what this country COULD be, if the right people were fighting for it, and what it WILL be if they don’t. It’s a political podcast yes, but more than that, it’s a podcast about America’s potential, where one passionate, and slightly mouthy, immigrant attempts to motivate the country to become what it promised to be but, so far, has yet to become. You’ll leave more knowledgeable, more engaged, and more sure that you, personally, can make a difference to the future of American democracy. Everyone’s got a little time for that right? Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday. We’re in a fight for our country. We sure as hell better know what we’re fighting for. xo

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Democracy is not doomed. We can fight for it. But the first step is to acknowledge we HAVE to fight for it. To recognize the reality of what CAN happen, and accept what WILL happen, if we don’t all work together to fix what’s broken. Democracy is under attack and it’s under attack, not from outside forces, but from one of the two major parties right here in the US. This is an unprecedented crisis that must be met with unified resistance. We are at the tipping point. We must make sure enough of us tip the direction in democracy’s favor. Thank you to today’s sponsors! Blinkist: http://www.blinkist.com/politicsgirl Sunbasket: https://sunbasket.com/politicsgirl Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/politicsgirl Please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue and inspire better change moving forward! Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. The PoliticsGirl Podcast is a Meidas Touch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment.   SOURCES: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/14/politics/larry-hogan-2020-election-trump-biden-cnntv/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/us/representative-paul-mitchell-leaves-republican-party-over-its-refusal-to-accept-trumps-loss.html https://www.axios.com/midnight-is-approaching-to-pass-voting-rights-protections-d3d8cb12-3b2c-4422-8eee-f60425265472.html https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-american-polity-is-cracked-and-might-collapse-canada-must-prepare/ https://www.pnas.org/content/118/50/e2102149118 https://www.pnas.org/content/118/50/e2102144118 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/opinion/jan-6-jimmy-carter.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytopinion https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/january-6-insurrection-trump-coup-2024-election/620843/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20211206&utm_term=The%20Atlantic%20Daily https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/?utm_medium=cr&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=december_cover_prospects_b&utm_content=B&utm_term=Prospects https://www.wondrium.com/is-western-democracy-threatening-suicide?tn=632_tray_Course_1_0_18579&lec=1 https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/quotes/the-worst-form-of-government/ https://www.republicanleader.senate.gov/about https://www.vox.com/22840615/us-defense-spending-increase-afghanistan-withdrawal https://www.britannica.com/topic/democracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy https://apnews.com/article/democrats-popular-vote-win-d6331f7e8b51d52582bb2d60e2a007ec https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/us/politics/trump-endorses-viktor-orban-hungary.html https://www.history.com/topics/france/alexis-de-tocqueville https://www.theatlantic.com/author/yascha-mounk/ https://www.theatlantic.com/author/kori-schake/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bernard-Henri-Levy https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/authors/AQp3hO-GQyI/clive-crook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Protect our Vote

Protect our Vote

2022-01-0453:091

The right to vote in America is under attack. The Republicans, and the dark moneyed powers who fund them, have made a calculated decision to rig the elections in their favor to regain and retain power. Between redistricting, partisan gerrymandering, voter suppression laws and criminal intimidation Republicans have decided to abandon the fundamental right to a free and fair election and if the Democrats don’t do something about it while they can, we could easily lose the country forever to this coup enabling, autocratic leaning, increasingly criminal group of self dealers, and our country deserves better.  Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, open the dialogue and inspire better change moving forward! Thank you to today’s sponsors! Blinkist: http://www.blinkist.com/politicsgirl Athletic Greens: http://www.athleticgreens.com/politicsgirl Follow me on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and watch my Rants on TIKTOK Social Links here! https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl The PoliticsGirl Podcast is a Meidas Touch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment.  Sources for today’s pod: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-republican-president-mail-in-voting-lindsey-graham-warns-2020-11 https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/john-lewis-voting-rights-advancement-act-introduced-senate-brennan-center https://apnews.com/article/legislature-voting-rights-ted-cruz-legislation-elections-6270306f67108ac16f4ee7b45a8afdb3 https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-october-2021 https://www.chron.com/politics/article/Texas-law-mail-in-voting-jail-time-16735808.php https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/podcasts/ezra-klein-podcast-adam-jentleson-transcript.html https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/stacey-abrams-voting-rights-isn-t-a-partisan-issue-it-s-about-patriotism-129750597781 https://www.augustachronicle.com/story/news/2021/12/21/lincoln-county-attempts-eliminate-six-polling-places/8970073002/ https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/11/republicans-are-erasing-decades-of-voting-rights-gains-before-our-eyes/ https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/democrats-just-introduced-a-new-voting-rights-bill-its-going-nowhere-if-they-dont-reform-the-filibuster/ https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/biden-filibuster-voting-rights-corruption-manchin-sinema-1224269/ https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-michigan-united-states-elections-electoral-college-6a24cc9771ec02b0fd6564f0833de7b9 https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/56364271-trumpocracy-the-corruption-of-the-american-republic https://www.democracydocket.com https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/08/voter-suppression-civil-rights-leaders-joe-biden-2022 https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/01/texas-voting-bill-greg-abbott/ https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/eight-years-ago-the-supreme-court-gutted-the-voting-rights-act-widespread-voter-suppression-resulted/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
American Coup

American Coup

2021-12-2148:576

Based on the recent powerpoint presentation, text messages and correspondence that Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, released to the January 6th Bipartisan Select Committee, we can now see, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the 45th President of the United States, in collusion with his team and current sitting members of Congress deliberately attempted to overthrow the Government of the United States and end American Democracy as we know it. The plot was premeditated, is ongoing, and includes active military personal, white house staff and prior executive branch members. This is the story of the frickin’ century and if we don’t fix what’s going on those who tried this once will, no doubt, try it again.  Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, open the dialogue and inspire better change moving forward! Thank you to today’s sponsors!  BetterHelp.com/PoliticsGirl athleticgreens.com/PoliticsGirl Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment. Sources for today’s Pod:  https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37971742 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/january-6-insurrection-trump-coup-2024-election/620843/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/?utm_medium=cr&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=december_cover_prospects_b&utm_content=B&utm_term=Prospects https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/jan-6-powerpoint-what-we-know-what-we-don-t-n1285910 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/14/meadows-texts-weird-powerpoint-take-jan-6-inside-white-house/ https://www.newsweek.com/peter-navarro-steve-bannon-hero-january-6-capitol-riots-1660421 https://www.npr.org/2021/11/01/1050291610/most-americans-trust-elections-are-fair-but-sharp-divides-exist-a-new-poll-finds https://madison.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/far-too-little-vote-fraud-to-tip-election-to-trump-ap-finds/article_dd28244a-4711-5618-b7ae-4a1400b68e1a.html https://www.axios.com/ted-cruz-electoral-college-arizona-49c57cad-3a94-4ff9-a018-740c4d5eaab7.html https://www.npr.org/sections/insurrection-at-the-capitol/2021/01/07/954380156/here-are-the-republicans-who-objected-to-the-electoral-college-count https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/dan-quayle-talked-mike-pence-rejecting-trump-what-story-n1279406 https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/feb/09/blog-posting/trump-did-not-win-two-thirds-election-lawsuits-whe/ https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954244836/pelosi-reconvenes-the-u-s-house-our-purpose-will-be-accomplished https://www.npr.org/2021/07/21/1018850848/pelosi-rejects-2-gop-nominees-for-the-jan-6-panel-citing-integrity-of-the-probe https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/politics/rep-jim-jordan-january-6-text/index.html https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-criminal-prosecution-charges-liz-cheney-january-6-obstruction-congress-2021-12 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/17/mitch-mcconnell-is-suddenly-legitimizing-jan-6-committee-why/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-defender-ohio-rep-jim-jordan-get-presidential-medal-freedom-n1253737 This Land Newsletter from Mother Jones & David Corn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Art of Obstruction

The Art of Obstruction

2021-12-1439:403

America needs to accept the Republican Party no longer plays for Team Democracy. The have chosen the Democrat’s failure over America’s success. They are willing to trade American lives, the economy and our place in world to get themselves back in power and, once there, they’ll consolidate that power to undermine our institutions until the America we know is no longer. There is a rise of autocracy in the world. The Republican Party is part of that rise.  Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, open the dialogue and inspire better change moving forward! Thank you to today’s sponsor! BetterHelp.com/PoliticsGirl Help the people of Kentucky by going here: teamwkyrelieffund.ky.gov  https://wck.org Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment. SOURCES: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/05/1059828993/data-vaccine-misinformation-trump-counties-covid-death-rate https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-covid-death-comparison-world-wars-vietnam-9-11-1575650 https://www.rollcall.com/2021/12/01/gop-block-on-ambassadors-takes-toll-on-foreign-relations-panel/ https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/republicans-again-block-senate-from-confirming-critical-state-department-usaid-nominees- https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/20/jim-risch-senator-not-going-to-defend-diplomat-holdup-523124 https://www.npr.org/2021/11/03/1052079452/major-embassies-are-without-ambassadors-as-republicans-block-bidens-picks https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benito-mussolini-declares-himself-dictator-of-italy https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/23/world/middleeast/turkey-election-erdogan-opposition.html https://www.cato.org/commentary/how-dictators-come-power-democracy https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas-trees https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/12/fox-news-christmas-tree-fire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Death of Roe

The Death of Roe

2021-12-0730:301

The court that Trump built seems poised to set women’s rights back a century with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We talk about the history of a woman’s right to choose, the fundamental dishonesty of the pro-life movement, the myth that the religious right has always been anti-abortion, and the threat this decision will have, not only on women’s rights, but on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself. SOURCES: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/3013/9611/5870/Abortion_Roe_History.pdf https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/30/opinion/abortion-texas-mississippi-rape.html https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/abortion-abortion-oral-argument-supreme-court/620874/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20211201&utm_term=The%20Atlantic%20Daily https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/01/fundamental-deception-behind-pro-life-movement/ https://www.ajmc.com/view/us-ranks-worst-in-maternal-care-mortality-compared-with-10-other-developed-nations https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Moral-Majority https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/health/abortion-history-in-united-states/index.html https://www.amazon.com/When-Abortion-Was-Crime-1867-1973/dp/0520216571 Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward! Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. The PoliticsGirl Podcast is a Meidas Touch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It is a frustrating time. Most of us are losing our minds with the lack of accountability for Trump & Co. We’re mad at the Democrats for not moving faster and doing more. We’re mad at the DOJ for seemingly doing nothing. We’re mad that it feels like we’re the only ones calling for justice and we want results like, yesterday. But, as Teri Kanefield says, “It’s important we don’t fight autocracy with autocracy” because “if we fight like them, we will end up like them” and then our democracy will be well and truly gone. People need to channel their anxiety into productive action. At the end of the day, there is no magic bullet. The only way to save democracy is with more democracy. If we want to live in a democratic, rule of law society we must uphold the values of that society even when abandoning them would be so much more efficient.  www.terikanefield.com Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, get more guests and inspire more change moving forward! Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Enough of the spin, the depressing headlines & the bad poll numbers. By almost every discernible metric, the Democrats are actually doing incredibly well.  We talk about the signed bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the biggest investment in our country in over 50 years; the Build Back Better Act, that could be the greatest social spending bill in decades; and, we talk in depth about the party that voted AGAINST all of that because they’ve chosen Democratic failure over American success. We question who the Republican Party has become as they’re no longer attempting to govern, but setting up to rule, and based on which voices they’re abandoning and which they’re elevating, it appears the future under the GOP will look a lot more like Hungary than America. If we’re going to be ready to fight for our democracy, we must stop falling for the drama. See the parties through their actions and not the media’s words.  Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, get more guests and inspire more change moving forward! Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Productions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Leigh gives you some background on where she comes from, why she’s doing this, and why she thinks you should care.  We talk about the danger of General Michael Flynn’s public call for one religion in America, churches increasing involvement in politics, and the danger our democracy faces right now. We touch on the Kyle Rittenhouse case and the current lack of accountability for a certain subset of the population and we get really honest about how serious the problems we face are, so we can get ourselves into the right headspace to fight. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of sitting on the sideline for one more day. 2022 will be a tipping point for America, and sometimes it just takes an outsider to come in and remind you what you should be fighting for. I’m glad you’re here. We need you. Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, get more guests and inspire more change moving forward! Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Productions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
American Democracy is not promised to us and, with all the forces working against it, saving it will take a level of work most people aren’t ready for. The PoliticsGirl Podcast is here to give people a reason to care and a reason to fight. Our goal is to inspire. To instill in people a true understanding of what this country COULD be, if the right people were fighting for it, and what it WILL be if they don’t. It’s a political podcast yes, but more than that, it’s a podcast about America’s potential, where one passionate, and slightly mouthy, immigrant attempts to motivate the country to become what it promised to be but, so far, has yet to become. You’ll leave more knowledgeable, more engaged, and more sure that you, personally, can make a difference to the future of American democracy. Everyone’s got a little time for that right? Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday. We’re in a fight for our country. We sure as hell better know what we’re fighting for. xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (5)

Renee Oliver

Thank you for the concise, informative podcast!👍

Dec 15th
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Corinne DeMeuse

Thank you so much for this!! I stumbled upon your Twitter announcement completely by chance and was hooked. I appreciate your style and candor. You articulate exactly what I've been feeling. I'm guilty of having avoided politics most of my life. I woke up when Trump won the primary. If there's any silver lining, it's that I started paying attention. When he was elected, my image of this country and who we were as a people wasn't just shattered, but obliterated. I was completely traumatized for the following 4 years. He was everywhere and you couldn't get away from him. I honestly don't know what I will do if that man gets elected again. There's still so much nonsense, I find myself in complete disbelief and disgust half the time. New subscriber!! Thank you again!!

Nov 16th
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Sko Hayes

Can't wait to hear you riff with some guests! subscribed!

Nov 16th
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Patty Plummer

So excited for your new venture! 🤸‍♀️

Nov 16th
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