reviewed: Pod Save America
I’m ashamed that I was a fan of this
I discovered Pod Save America back around 2016/2017 when I was going through a bunch of personal issues. Back then, I was young and naïve and, even though I was a proud Bernie supporter, I still had faith in the mainstream Democratic Party. In the year since, I’ve become so frustrated and disillusioned with the establishment Dems—the ones these elitist white bros cater to. As an underpaid/underfunded performing artist crushed by student loan and medical debt without any generational wealth, I’m frustrated—I’m frustrated that I have to “hustle” and work 20 hours per day just to pay rent; that I still can’t afford to cover my loans and medical bills; that every doctor’s visit rips another whole in my thin wallet; that I can never have kids, since I can’t afford them; that I’ll never own a home, nor have enough time for a social life/relationship. These individuals not only epitomize privilege, but are happily mouthpieces for corporate Democrats who continually put their own interests above those of their constituents. They are perfect for those already in the MSNBC-bubble, where ideas go unchallenged, and the status quo is upheld—donors are left happy. I haven’t been able to listen to them lately, as I can’t tolerate it, but have they called out Biden about not forgiving student loan debt, nor raising the federal minimum wage to $15, nor introducing a public option, nor pass and infrastructure bill, etc.? Have they called out Kamala Harris on her hypocritical comments about the border and that awful interview with Lester Holt? Have they admitted that—based on policy—Biden the farthest thing from FDR... Or are they still just bashing Trump still? We can all agree the latter’s a narcissistic buffoon—let’s move on! Go listen to Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on their new podcast, Breaking Points, or any of the other podcasts they work on if you’d like to jettison the corporate spin and endless pandering and softball questions. I donated my Pod Save America shirt (the one I got seeing Lovett or Leave It live years ago at Radio City Music Hall).
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