The Swamp Explained with Rob Quartel
The Swamp Explained with Rob Quartel
We Are Libertarians
In the Swamp Explained, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. His co-host is Rob Quartel, a business and public policy entrepreneur and a 45-year veteran of the political institutions and wars in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and was US Federal Maritime Commissioner under Bush 41. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate and a successful businessman and technologist. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital. Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.
Ukraine, Biden's Performance, SCOTUS Leaks, Desantis 2024? - Swamp Explained
Rob Quartel joins me again to continue our Swamp Explained series! We cover a lot since we haven't spoken in a while including the assassination of Japan's Abe, Abortion, the Gun Lobby, the Supreme Court leak, Biden's job performance, will it be Trump or Desantis in 2024, and the resignation of Boris Johnson.  In the Swamp Explained," Rob Quartel and I go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. Rob Quartel is a 45-year fly on the wall in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, and government agencies like the EPA, and has been confirmed by the Senate to the Us Federal Maritime Commission. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 9, 2022
1 hr 4 min
Biden's Afghanistan Pullout
Rob Quartel and Chris Spangle discuss the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2021
50 min
COVID and Vaccines, Is the Swamp Back? Rob Asks What We Did to Get Censored
In the Swamp Explained," Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. Rob Quartel is a 45-year fly on the wall in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and has been confirmed by the Senate to the Us Federal Maritime Commission. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital. In this episode, we cover new developments in the Swamp now that Biden is President and the missed opportunities to change Washington by the Trump Administration. We cover the future of lockdowns, and Rob asks the new Bad Boy of Libertarianism what he did to get censored.  Did the Resistance Defeat Donald Trump? - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/opinion/trump-election-defeat.html The Trump-as-authoritarian debate, reconsidered - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/03/16/trump-as-authoritarian-debate-reconsidered/ How to Fix 4 Years of Trump’s War Against Government - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/opinion/biden-trump-government.html The Swamp Returns to Washington - https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/washington-swamp/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
1 hr 5 min
The Future of the GOP and MAGA after the Events at the Capitol
In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the insurrection at the Capitol and Trump's role in it, the future of the GOP, impeachment, and Inauguration Day. Video - https://youtu.be/CMtgWYhQpUg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
1 hr 1 min
Reaction to the Election, Is Trump a Victim of the Swamp? Biden's Transition
In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's loss and his relationship with the swamp. Rob served on the 1980 transition and gives us some insight on how it works.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
1 hr 4 min
Election Preview, The American Civil Service Explained Through Miles Taylor | The Swamp Explained
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Miles Taylor's tell-all book of the White House inner workings and why it illustrates the Swamp well. Rob gives his predictions of what will happen in the coming week as well as the years to come.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 1, 2020
1 hr 4 min
COVID-19 Comes for Trump, What Happens Now?
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's illness and its effects on the race and Coney Barrett's nomination. We discuss the 25th amendment and succession protocol. We also cover the debate and his taxes.  Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 3, 2020
1 hr 3 min
Ruth Bader-Ginsburg's Death, AG Barr, Woodward, and Princeton
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and the nomination of a new justice's effect on the race. We also discuss the controversies of Attorney General William Barr, the fallout of the Woodward book, and the Department of Education suing Princeton University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
1 hr 7 min
Education During COVID-19, Portland, and 2020 Polling
In The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss students returning in the fall, the problem with Portland, the resurgence of COVID-19, and the bad numbers for the President in recent polling. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
1 hr 3 min
John Bolton's Book, Analysis of the 2020 Campaign, Trump Rally
In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the new John Bolton book, the Trump Rally, and give thoughts on the 2020 campaign. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
51 min
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