Giordano: 'Is Student Loan Debt The Democrats' Secret Weapon?'

Dom Giordano Program Recap | July 30, 2019

The Dom Giordano Program
July 30, 2019 - 1:48 pm

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Dom previews tonight’s debate, telling the new rules that CNN has enacted after some failings during the MSNBC debate. The new rules include no more one-word answers from candidates and also prohibit questions in which candidates are asked to raise their hands. This prompts an in-depth discussion with listeners on the credibility of Democratic policies including health care and student loan relief, and whether or not their radical proposals will help or hurt the Democrats in the coming election, especially with younger voters.

Dom reveals the father of a prominent Democrat who, as mayor of Baltimore, put up many confederate statues in the city. Then, the AP reported today that ‘many professional, suburban women – a critical voting block in the 2020 election – recoil at the abrasive, divisive rhetoric, exposing the president to a potential wave of opposition in key battlegrounds throughout the country.’ Dom asks listeners whether or not they agree with this, and hones in on the bias in the report. Although he recognizes the report may indeed be biased, he also recognizes how it may become an issue, especially in trying to win over moderate voters. Also, in relation to Trump’s comments about Baltimore, Dom talks about the unfortunate reality of cities under long-time rule of Democratic politicians.

Finally, Dom spent some time talking about the new war for New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, in which he’s now taking on beach umbrellas. Menendez stated in a press conference this week that beach umbrellas are dangerous in high winds, becoming a spear-like projectile. For one, Dom agrees with Menendez on an issue and thinks beach umbrellas are completely unnecessary, but aren’t there bigger issues to tackle than beach umbrellas?